faculty profile

Kathryn Abel, PhD

INDUSTRY PROFESSOR; UNDERGRADUATE DIRECTOR, ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
Building: Babbio Center
Room: 534
Phone: 201.216.8647
Fax: 201.216.5541
Email: kabel@stevens.edu
Education
  • Ph.D. (2001) Stevens Institute of Technology (Applied Psychology and Technology Management)
  • M.S. (1993) Stevens Institute of Technology (Technology Management)
  • B.E. (1991) Stevens Institute of Technology (Mechanical Engineering)
Research
Knowledge Engineering
General Information

Kathryn Abel is the Director of the Undergraduate Engineering Management Program at the School of Systems and Enterprises.  She has held several professional service positions including President (2007) and Vice President (2005) of Engineering Management Honor Society (Epsilon Mu Eta); and Engineering Management Division President (2006) and Program Chair (2005) of the American Society for Engineering Education. Abel has been published several times including chapters in the books Eshbach's Handbook of Engineering Fundamentals and Engineering Economic Analysis; in journals such as the Engineering Management Journal and the Journal of Engineering Education; and several conference proceedings. She is a member of several professional societies including ASEE, ASEM, ASME, and EMH. Abel holds several degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology including a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology and Technology Management, a M.S. in Technology Management, and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering.

Professional Service

2007 - Epsilon Mu Eta - Engineering Management Honor Society President

2006 - American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Management Division President

2005 - American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Management Division Program Chair

2005 - Epsilon Mu Eta - Engineering Management Honor Society Vice President

 

Honors & Awards

2007 - Best Paper Award - American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Management Division

2006 - Merl Baker Award recipient- second highest award from the Engineering Management Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and annually honors those who have given exemplary service.

Professional Societies
  • ASEE - American Society for Engineering Education
  • ASEM - American Society for Engineering Management
  • ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • EMH - Epsilon Mu Eta - Engineering Management Honor Society
Selected Publications
Book Chapters
  1. Merino, Donald and Abel, Kate D. (2009). "Raster Blaster, Case 25", Cases in Engineering Economy, William R. Peterson and Ted G. Eschenbach, Oxford University Press.
  2. Abel, Kate D. (2009). "Engineering Economy", Eshbach's Handbook of Engineering Fundamentals, Kutz, Myer, Fifth Edition, John Wiley and Sons.
  3. Abel, Kate D.. (2009). "Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Chapter 1 Vignette - Making Economic Decisions", Engineering Economic Analysis, Newnan, Donald G., Eschenbach, Ted G., Lavelle, Jerome P., Tenth Edition, Oxford University Press.
Conference Proceedings
  1. Abel, Kate D. and Ganguly, Anirban. (Jun 20-23, 2010). "A Comparitive Inventory of Core Courses in Select Engineering Management Graduate Programs", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings, Louisville, Kentucky, Refereed Paper.
  2. Abel, Kate D. (Jun 14-17, 2009). "Preparing an ABET Self Study: Continuous Improvement in the Second Time Around", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings, Austin, Texas, Refereed Paper.
  3. Abel, Kate D.. (Jun 22-25, 2008). "Growing an Engineering Management Program: Concentration Areas for the Future", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Refereed Paper.
  4. Abel, Kate D.. (Jun 24, 2007). "Finding Appropriate Data for ABET B2 and B3 for Engineering Programís", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings. Honolulu, Hawaii, Refereed Paper.
  5. Abel, Kate D. (Jun 18, 2006). "Modernizing Teaching Methods In The Classroom - Does It Impact Student Performance?", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings. Chicago, Illinois, Refereed Paper.
  6. Abel, Kate D. (Oct 22, 2005). "Starting and Managing an Engineering Management Honor Society (EMH) Chapter", American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) Conference Proceedings. Virginia Beach, Virginia, Refereed Paper.
  7. Abel, Kate D. and Merino, Donald N.. (Jun 20-23, 2004). "Web-Based Project Based Learning (PBL) Activities- A Technogenesis Example using a Senior Design Lab", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings . Salt Lake City, Utah, Refereed Paper.
  8. Merino, Donald N. and Abel, Kate D.. (Jun 22-25, 2003). "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Using Computer Tutorials to Teach Basic Accounting", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings. Nashville, Tennessee, Refereed Paper.
  9. Abel, Kate D. and Merino, Donald N.. (Oct 2-5, 2002). "A Student Section Perspective: Key Elements To Developing A Successful Student Section", American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) Annual Conference Proceedings. Tampa, Florida, Refereed Paper.
  10. Merino, Donald N. and Abel, Kate D.. (Jun 16-19, 2002). "Teaching Basic Accounting to Engineering Economy Students: Are Computer Tutorials More Effective than Traditional Classroom Lectures?", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings . Montreal, Canada, Refereed Paper.
Journals
  1. Abel, Kate D.. (Mar 2008). Engineering Management Journal, Special Issue Editor - Knowledge and Information Management. 20 (1).
  2. Abel, Kate D. and Fernandez, Abel A. (Mar 1, 2005). "ABET Accreditation of Undergraduate Engineering Management Programs: Established versus New Programs Ė The Similarities and Differences", Engineering Management Journal, 17 (1), 3-8.
  3. Merino, Donald, N. and Abel, Kate D.. (Apr 1, 2003). "Computer Tutorials vs. Traditional Lecturing: Which is a More Effective Learning Environment?", Journal of Engineering Education, 92 (2), 189.
Courses
  • ME 560 Total Quality Control
  • EM 600 Engineering Economics and Cost Analysis
  • EM 270 Management of Engineering and Technology
  • EM 365 Statistics for Engineering Managers
  • EM 423 Engineering Design VII
  • EM 424 Engineering Design VIII
  • E 355 Engineering Economics
  • EM 750 Total Quality Management
  • E 421 Entrepreneurial Analysis of Engineering Design
  • MGT 656 Quality and Process Management