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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


Matthew Burns
Academic Assistant,  First Year Engineering Program


Duncan Davis
Assistant Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program


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


Donald Goldthwaite
Operation & Tech Manager,  First Year Engineering Program


Joshua Hertz
Associate Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program


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

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


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
Assistant 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.