Faculty Profile

Keith Sheppard

PROFESSOR & ASSOCIATE DEAN OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE.
Building: Edwin A. Stevens Hall
Room: 216
Phone: 201.216.5260
Fax: 201.216.8372
Email: Keith.Sheppard@stevens.edu
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Program:  Materials Science
Research Center:  Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
Education
  • B.Sc. (Metallurgy), Leeds University, England 1971
  • Diploma in Industrial Administration, Aston University, England, 1972
  • Ph.D. (Metallurgy), Birmingham University, England, 1980
Research
Professor Sheppard's research interests have focused on electrochemical aspects of materials, primarily electrodeposition and corrosion.
General Information

As Associate Dean, Professor Sheppard is responsible for enhancing the School's undergraduate education environment, with particular emphasis on the core curricula in the engineering and sciences undergraduate programs. In addition, Dean Sheppard is responsible for educational assessment; the development and implementation of programs to improve teaching effectiveness; and initiatives in undergraduate research opportunities and international experiences. He has helped develop and coordinate the innovative eight-semester design course sequence known as the Design Spine.

Experience

Consulting

  • Professor Sheppard has consulted for over 30 years in the fields of corrosion, electrodeposition, failure analysis and materials testing
  • He serves as a Senior Village Engineer for the Engineering Village web service of Elsevier Engineering Information, Inc.

 Professional Experience

  • 1972-73 Coordinating Executive, Stats (MR) Ltd.. Birmingham, England
  • 1973-75 Experimental Officer, Metals and Alloys Ltd., Birmingham, England
  • 1979-80 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • 1980-81 Research Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • l981-86 Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • l986-92 Associate Professor, Stevens institute of Technology
  • 1992-  Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
  • 1997-  Associate Dean of Engineering, Charles V. Schaefer, Jr., School of Engineering
  • 2009-  Associate Dean of Engineering & Science, Charles V. Schaefer, Jr., School of Engineering and Science
Honors & Awards
  • Henry Morton Distinguished Teaching Professor award, 2009
  • Honorary Master of Engineering degree - Stevens Institute of Technology, 1997
Appointments
Affiliate Faculty Member of the Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education May 2012 - present.
Professional Societies
  • The Electrochemical Society
    • National Member of the Society Board of Directors, 1991-93 Chair - Electrodeposition Division, 1991-93
    • Local - New York Metropolitan Section Section Chair 1985-86
  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers
    • Member of Metropolitan New York Section
  • American Society for Engineering Education
    • Program Chair - Design in Engineering Division 2000-2002 Division Chair - Design in Engineering Division 2002-2004
Selected Publications
Conference Proceedings
  1. K. Sheppard, J. Nastasi, E. Hole. (Jun 2012). "A Pilot for Multidisciplinary Capstone Design Incorporating a Systems Engineering Framework", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings, San Antonio, Texas.
  2. K. Sheppard, J. Nastasi, E. Hole and P. Russell. (Jun 2011). "SE Capstone: Implementing a Systems Engineering Framework for Multidisciplinary Capstone Design", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  3. K. Sheppard, P. Dominick and E. Blicharz. (Jun 2009). "Peer and Self Assessment in Developing Team Skills in a Core Design Sequence", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings.
  4. K. Sheppard, P. Dominick and E. Blicharz. (Jun 2008). "Developing Team-work Skills through a Core Design Thread", Pittsburgh, PA. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings.
  5. R. Jain, K. Sheppard, E. McGrath and B. Gallois. (Mar 2008). "Promoting Systems Thinking in Engineering and Pre-Engineering Students", Conference Proceedings, West Point, N.Y.. American Society for Engineering Education Zone 1 .
  6. K. Sheppard, P. Dominick and E. Blicharz. (Jun 2008). "Developing Team-work Skills through a Core Design Thread", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings, Pittsburgh, PA.
  7. R. Jain, K. Sheppard, E. McGrath and B. Gallois. (Mar 2008). "Promoting Systems Thinking in Engineering and Pre-Engineering Students", American Society for Engineering Education Zone 1 Conference Proceedings, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. .
  8. E. McGrath and K. Sheppard. (Sep 3-7, 2007). "Growing a Culture of Intellectual Inquiry in Engineering Education and Research", Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE2007), Coimbra, Portugal.
  9. K. Sheppard, E. Blicharz, B. Gallois, R. Jain and I. Denholm. (Jun 2007). "Sensors and Systems in a Freshman Design Course", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings, Honolulu, HI.
  10. J. Nastasi, K. Sheppard and C. Chassapis. (Jun 2006). "Revision of Engineering Graphics to Support an Evolving Core Design Sequence", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings, Chicago, IL.
  11. K.Sheppard, B. Gallois, R. Jain, J. Nastasi and E. Blicharz. (Jul 2006). "Evolution of The Freshman Year Engineering Core", Proceedings of the ICEE2006 Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  12. J. Nastasi, L. Brunell and K. Sheppard. (Jul 2005). "Information Technology as a Bridge between Engineering Analysis, Visual Design and Informal Education", Proceedings of ITHET 2005 Conference, Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic.
Books
  1. E. McGrath and K. Sheppard. (2008). "Growing a Culture of Intellectual Inquiry in Engineering Education & Research", INNOVATIONS 2008, World Innovations in Engineering Education and Research, 497-510.
Journals
  1. K. Sheppard, A. Zagrai and D. Donskoy. (2007). "Non-Linear Acoustic Vibro-Modulation Technique for Detection and Monitoring of Contact-Type Defects, Including Those Due to Corrosion", Corrosion Reviews, 25 (1-2), 81-96.
  2. K. Sheppard, P. Dominic and Z. Aronson. (2004). "Preparing Engineering Students for the New Business Paradigm of International Teamwork and Global Orientation - Creating Effective Virtual Teams", International Journal of Engineering Education, 20 (3).
Courses
  • MT 533 Environmental Degradation of Materials
  • E 101 Engineering Experiences I
  • E 102 Engineering Experiences II
  • E 321 Engineering Design V
  • H 186 Research Seminar IV