Keith Sheppard (ksheppar)

Keith Sheppard

Emeritus Professor

Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Chemical Engineering and Material Science

Education

  • PhD (1980) Birmingham University (Metallurgy)

General Information

Professor Sheppard is Emeritus Professor having retired in May 2022 from his position as Professor of Materials Science in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science. He served as Interim Dean of the School of Engineering & Science during the 18 months prior to the appointment of Dean Jean Zu in May 2017. Prior to that Sheppard served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academics in the School over an extended period. In that role he was responsible for the School's undergraduate education enterprise, with particular emphasis on the core curricula in the engineering and sciences undergraduate programs.

Experience

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
1997-2009 Associate Dean of Engineering, Charles V. Schaefer, Jr., School of Engineering
2009-2015 Associate Dean of Engineering & Science, Charles V. Schaefer, Jr., School of Engineering and Science
2015-2017 Interim Dean of Engineering & Science, Charles V. Schaefer, Jr., School of Engineering and Science
2017-2020 Senior Adviser to The Dean

Institutional Service

  • 150th Anniversary Committee Member
  • ABET Working Group Chair
  • Ad-hoc group to choose new assessment software Member
  • Ad-hoc task Force on General Education Member
  • Materials Graduate Program Chair
  • Workday Student Ambassador Member
  • 150th Anniversary Committee Member
  • Improving the Evaluation of Teaching Working Group Member
  • Materials Graduate Program Chair
  • SES Curriculum Review Committee Chair
  • SES Graduate Committee Member
  • SES Honors & Awards Committee Chair
  • Sustainability Committee Member
  • Workday Student Ambassador Member
  • Ad-hoc task Force on General Education Member
  • Board of Trustees Member
  • Improving the Evaluation of Teaching Working Group Member
  • SES Curriculum Review Task Force Chair
  • 150th Anniversary Committee Member
  • Materials Program in CEMS Chair
  • SES Honors & Awards Committee Chair
  • WorkDay Student Ad-Hoc Working Group Member

Professional Service

  • Association of American Universities Invited member of AAU Workshop on Institutional Transformation in STEM Education

Honors and Awards

Henry Morton Distinguished Teaching Professor award, 2009
Honorary Master of Engineering degree - Stevens Institute of Technology, 1997

Professional Societies

  • ASEE – American Society for Engineering Education Member
  • ASEE – American Society for Engineering Education Member

Selected Publications

Conference Proceeding

  1. Baxter, G.; Sheppard, K.; Lowes, S. (2021). FOUNDATIONS – Integrating Evidence-based Teaching and Learning Practices into the Core Engineering Curriculum: Retrospective on the Progress of Teaching-Track Faculty Participants (vol. 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference ). ASEE.
    https://peer.asee.org/37203.
  2. Baxter, G.; Sheppard, K.; Fisher, F.; Holahan, P.; Lowes, S.; Metz, S. (2020). FOUNDATIONS – Integrating Evidence-based Teaching and Learning Practices into the Core Engineering Curriculum: Student Perceptions of the Instructional Practices. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings. ASEE.
  3. Sheppard, K.; Baxter, G.; Fisher, F.; Holahan, P.; Lowes, S.; Metz, S. (2019). FOUNDATIONS – Integrating Evidence-based Teaching and Learning Practices into the Core Engineering Curriculum: Experience with the First Faculty Cohort. 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings (vol. 2019). American Society for Engineering Education.
  4. Baxter, G. P.; Fisher, F.; Holahan, P.; Sheppard, K.; Lowes, S.; Metz, S. S. (2019). FOUNDATIONS - Integrating evidence-based teaching and learning practices into the core engineering curriculum. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.
  5. Clavijo, S. F.; Brunell, L.; Sheppard, K.; Pochiraju, K. (2018). Teaching entrepreneurial thinking through a companion course for all types of capstone senior design projects. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (vol. 2018).
  6. Fisher, F.; Besser, R.; Sheppard, K.; Choi, C.; Yang, E. (2014). An Approach for Introducing Concepts of Nanotechnology within the Undergraduate Curriculum. ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Fall 2014 Conference.
  7. Sheppard, K.; Blicharz, E.; Dominick, P. (2009). Peer and self assessment in developing team skills in a core design sequence. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.
  8. Sheppard, K.; Dominick, P.; Blicharz, E. (2008). Developing team-work skills through a core design thread. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.
  9. Nastasi, J.; Sheppard, K.; Chassapis, C. (2006). Revision of freshman engineering graphics to support an evolving core design sequence. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.
  10. Hadim, H.; Pochiraju, K.; Chassapis, C.; Vaccari, D.; Sheppard, K.; Korfiatis, G. (2005). Mechanical engineering program assessment in the Schaefer school of engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (pp. 10199-10215).
  11. Sheppard, K.; Korfiatis, G.; Manoochehri, S.; Nastasi, J.; Pochiraju, K.; McGrath, E.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z. (2004). Preparing engineering students for the international virtual workplace. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2004 (pp. 365-370).
  12. Sheppard, K.; Korfiatis, G.; Manoochehri, S.; Pochiraju, K.; McGrath, E.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z. (2004). The role of virtual student design teams in engineering education for the "new workplace". ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 12341-12357).
  13. Hadim, H.; Donskoy, D.; Sheppard, K.; Gallois, B.; Nazalewicz, J. (2000). Teaching mechanics to freshmen by linking the lecture course to a design course. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 5645-5653).

Journal Article

  1. Jeong, C.; Lee, J.; Sheppard, K.; Choi, C. (2015). Air-impregnated nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide layers for enhancing the corrosion resistance of aluminum. Langmuir (40 ed., vol. 31, pp. 11040--11050). American Chemical Society.
  2. Sheppard, K.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z. (2004). Preparing engineering students for the new business paradigm of international teamwork and global orientation. International Journal of Engineering Education (3 ed., vol. 20, pp. 475 – 483).

Courses

E 101 Engineering Experiences
MT 581 Materials & Sustainable Development