First-Year Faculty

Eleven professors specialize in teaching first year engineering courses to help new students meet the challenges of the first year.


Richard Whalen
Director & Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program

Engineering Education, Evidence-Based Teaching, Pedagogy, Assessment, Thermo-fluids Engineering, Microscale Heat Transfer, Numerical Modeling of Laser Welding of Plastics, Thermal Effects in Nonlinear Optical Material


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Kathryn Schulte Grahame
Teaching Professor and Associate Director,  First Year Engineering Program
Affiliated Faculty,  Civil and Environmental Engineering

Service-learning in engineering, sustainable urban design; alternative energy sources; green roof technology; soil-liquid infiltration physics


Duncan Davis
Associate Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program


Susan Freeman
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education,  Office of the Dean
Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program


Andrew Gillen
Andrew Gillen
Assistant Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program
Affiliated Faculty,  Civil and Environmental Engineering


Joshua Hertz
Associate Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program


Angelina Jay
Angelina Jay
Assistant Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program


Leila Keyvani Someh
Associate Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program
Affiliated Faculty,  Civil & Environmental Engineering

Resilience Engineering, Engineering Education, Evidence-Based Teaching, Pedagogy, Progressive Collapse


Julia LeBlanc
Program Coordinator,  First Year Engineering Program


Jennifer Love
Associate Academic Specialist,  First Year Engineering Program


Bala Maheswaran
Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program and Electrical and Computer Engineering
617.373.5905
mahes@coe.neu.edu

Current Research: Experiential Engineering Education via Innovation and Invention. Focus on the Technical Design, Energy System, and Medical Engineering (MedEng) Design Innovations via Prototyping and Proof of Concept. Past Research: High-Temperature Superconductors, Two-Dimensional Electron Gas, and Engineering Physics Education.


Constantine Mukasa
Assistant Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program


Brian O'Connell
Associate Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program


John Sangster
Assistant Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program
Affiliated Faculty,  Civil and Environmental Engineering

Engineering education with a focus on differentiated curricula. Transportation engineering with a focus on alternative intersection designs.


Dan Nagle
Dan Nagle
Operations & Tech Manager,  First Year Engineering Program