Associate Professor, Tennessee Technological University
J.W. Bruce, Ph.D., a member of the faculty of electrical and computer engineering at Tennessee Tech, teaches courses in all areas of computer engineering and is an active researcher in embedded systems, including sensor networks, cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things. He is also active in engineering education research topics of design education, formation and identity of engineers and the efficacy of student-centered learning.
Dr. Bruce has served domestically and internationally as a Program Evaluator of electrical engineering and computer engineering programs for 14 years. He has led numerous workshops and advised programs on assessment, evaluation and continuous improvement processes.
The ABET commissions have each fashioned their own criteria specific to their member societies. Still, all ABET commissions have the same fundamental goal: define a framework around which programs can be assessed, evaluated and continuously improved. Many institutions have programs under more than one commission, and these programs often struggle to interact and share knowledge […]