Adjunct Accreditation Director for Engineering, ABET
Dr. M. Dayne Aldridge received the bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from West Virginia University and doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia. Aldridge was a member of the electrical engineering faculty at West Virginia University from 1968 until 1984. While at West Virginia University, he founded the WVU Energy Research Center in 1978 and was director until 1984. Aldridge was at Auburn University from 1984 to 1999. While at Auburn he was professor of electrical engineering. He served as associate dean for research of the College of Engineering prior to 1989. In 1989, he became founding Director of the Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management and was appointed as the Thomas Walter Eminent Scholar in Technology Management in 1994. He served in both capacities until 1999. In 1999 Aldridge became Dean of the School of Engineering at Mercer University. He served as Dean and Kaolin Chair of Engineering until his retirement in 2008. Aldridge is a Life Fellow of IEEE and ASEE and a registered professional engineer (retired). He is a Fellow of ABET and received the ABET Linton E. Grinter Distinguished Service Award in 2016. He was co-principal investigator of the ABET Regional Faculty Workshops that were funded by the National Science Foundation, industry and ABET. He is a past president of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, received the IEEE Educational Activities Board Meritorious Achievement Award in Accreditation Activities in November 2002 and the IEEE Industry Applications Society Distinguished Service Award in October 2004. Aldridge has served the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET in several capacities including chair and presently serves as an Adjunct Accreditation Director for Engineering.
Intended for faculty and program administrators planning for an ABET accreditation review, the focus will be on the evaluation of a program relative to Criterion 4, Continuous Improvement. Expectations of Program Evaluators (PEVs) for demonstrating compliance with various aspects of Criterion 4 will be discussed. You are encouraged to participate in the discussion and ask […]