Jeffrey E. Froyd
Director of Academic Development in the Dwight Look College of Engineering, Project Director for the NSF Foundation Coalition
Texas A & M University
Jeff Froyd is a Research Professor and Director of Faculty and Organizational Development in the Office of the Dean of Faculties at Texas A&M University. He served as Project Director for the Foundation Coalition (FC, http://www.foundationcoalition.org), one of six Engineering Education Coalitions that were supported by NSF. The FC was a partnership of six institutions that systematically renewed their undergraduate engineering curricula, assessed their renewed curricula, institutionalized many of their innovations, and extensively shared their results with the engineering education community. He co-created the Integrated, First-Year Curriculum in Science, Engineering and Mathematics at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology where he taught for eighteen years before moving to Texas A&M University. IFYCSEM was recognized with a Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence in 1997. He also served as Project Director for “Changing Faculty through Learning Communities,” (http://equity.tamu.edu), which was intended to create compelling learning experiences for faculty members on gender equity. It was sponsored by the Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Program of NSF. He has served for seven years as an ABET Program Evaluator for electrical and computer engineering, and authored or co-authored over 40 papers on curriculum innovation, curriculum integration, assessment of curricular innovations, and the process of curricular change, Dr. Froyd is an Associate Editor for the Journal on Engineering Education and has served as a program co-chair for the 2003 and 2004 Frontiers in Education Conferences.