Wilson College of Textiles Professor Honored for Engineering Education Work
Professor Jerome Lavelle is receiving national recognition for his teaching accomplishments and talent.
The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) awarded Lavelle with its National Engineering Economy Teaching Excellence Award during the organization’s annual meeting. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated classroom teaching excellence and teaching scholarship in engineering economy; it is presented every other year.
“In the Wilson College of Textiles we value classroom instruction and a focus on our students, and I am honored to accept this award in the spirit of our college and all of my great colleagues, students and staff,” Lavelle says.
Lavelle first joined the Wilson College of Textiles faculty in 2015. In that time, he has taught courses such as TE 533, Lean Six Sigma, and TT 380 Textiles Operations Management. He also served as interim associate dean of academic programs for the 2019-2020 academic year.
He also serves as the associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Engineering. During the 14 years he has served in this position, undergraduate enrollment has grown in size and retention and graduation rates are at all-time high levels. His leadership has led to the development of the First Year Engineering and Transfer Engineering programs among other initiatives. His academic career spans 30 years as a faculty member and academic administrator.
He has 40 archived citations in topics in the field and is a past awardee of the ASEE Wellington Award for lifetime contributions to engineering economy.