ASEE Women in Engineering

Dear WIED Member:

We have an excellent slate of candidates for our 2017 elections. Below is the list of candidates and their statements. After that are the instructions on how to cast your ballot. Deadline is May 30, 2017!

Summary of the WIED Board positions for 2017:

Treasurer: Dr. Brian Kirkmeyer (Miami University)

Director of Awards: Dr. Lily Gossage (Cal Poly Pomona)

Director of Positions: Dr. Jenahvive K. Morgan (Michigan State University)

Director At Large: Dr. Jodi Prosise (St. Ambrose University)


Treasurer: maintains the financial records of the organization. As such, s/he is responsible for creating and presenting financial reports for the Executive Board throughout the year, and to the general membership at the Annual Business Meeting. The treasurer is responsible for keeping track of all income and expenses for WIED. This position is a 2-year term.

CANDIDATE 1: Dr. Brian Kirkmeyer - I am the Karen Buchwald Wright Senior Assistant Dean for Student Success and Instructor in the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. My primary responsibilities are undergraduate student recruitment, retention and advising with the ultimate goal of student success. I was recently selected as the winner of the Academic Advising Excellence Award for 2017 at Miami. I teach a liberal education course on engineering design and global culture within the heavy metal music scene. I serve as faculty advisor for our National Society of Black Engineers student chapter and am past faculty advisor for Engineers Without Borders. Within ASEE, I served on the Women in Engineering Division executive committee from 2010-2017 in the roles of Secretary, Director: At Large, and Director: Positions. I have served on a WIED session panel twice at the ASEE National Conference. I am also the Miami University Campus Representative to ASEE. I strongly advocate for opportunity and equity for all of our students and faculty in engineering and computing, and believe that serving in this position will help bring awareness to others to engage more fully in these efforts of all of us.

CANDIDATE 2: Write-in candidate

Director of Awards: is the Chair of the WIED Awards Committee. As such, s/he is responsible for (1) constituting the awards committee composed of at least 4 WIED members, (2) coordinating the process for selection of the Best Paper Award based on information provided by the Program Chair and providing this information to the Program Chair. This position has a 2-year term.

CANDIDATE 1: Dr. Lily Gossage - Lily Gossage, Director of Maximizing Engineering Potential: Center for Gender, Diversity & Student Excellence, provides management-level oversight for development, strategic planning, recruitment/retention of women/minority students. She serves as advisor for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES). As Co-Principal Investigator of a $2.5M Title V Department of Education project (MENTORES: Mentoring, Educating, Networking, and Thematic Opportunities for Research in Engineering and Science), her work also involves increasing the number of low-income women/minorities in graduate studies. With over 15 years of experience developing K-12 women-in-engineering outreach programs, such as "My Daughter is an Engineer" (3-day summer residential experience for 5th-grade girls/parents) and “Engineering Girls–It Takes a Village” (a week-long residential program for homeless girls/mothers) are at the heart of her advocacy. She served on the Board of Directors for the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) PSW section as the Treasurer and for the Women in Engineering Division as Director-at-Large. As a Returned Peace Corps volunteer, Gossage attributes her leadership and creative problem-solving skills to social-cultural experiences gained during life in the village; such experiences have given her invaluable insight into working with diverse communities of people.

CANDIDATE 2: Write-in candidate

Director of Positions: forms a Nominating Committee whose responsibility is to: (1) solicit nominations for the open Officer and Director positions from the WIED membership, (2) prepare a ballot to be distributed to WIED members. The Director: Positions conducts the election and notifies the Divi-sion Chair and all of the candidates of the results. This position has a 2-year term.

CANDIDATE 1: Dr. Jenahvive K. Morgan - Dr. Jenahvive Morgan currently teaches EGR 100 - Introduction to Engineering Design at Michigan State University. Previously, she taught both freshman and sophomore interdisciplinary engineering courses at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. Dr. Morgan has a PhD and MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University. Her teaching experience includes work as a graduate student facilitator and engineering teaching consultant. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is an ASCE ExCEEd (Excellence in Civil Engineering Education) Fellow, 2014.

CANDIDATE 2: Write-in candidate

Director At Large: Those elected to this position are assigned duties by the Division Chair, usually work on standing or ad hoc committees of the WIED. This position has a 2-year term.

CANDIDATE 1: Dr. Jodi Prosise - Jodi Prosise is Chair and Associate Professor at St. Ambrose University in the Department of Engineering and Physicals. She earned her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at University of Minnesota and her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. She teaches courses in both Industrial and Mechanical Engineering at SAU, focusing in Graphics, Manufacturing, the Engineering Sciences, and Design. She is the PI of an NSF S-STEM grant and has directed the undergraduate research program at SAU and promote engineering as a career option for rural students in Iowa and Illinois. She leads a study-abroad service trip for engineering students to Ilheus, Bahia, Brazil every-other-year. Dr. Prosise’s passion is helping others, whether that is through designing assistive technologies for those with disabilities, encouraging young ladies to become engineers, or by supporting and developing undergraduate students into becoming socially conscious engineers.

CANDIDATE 2: Write-in candidate


Instructions on how to vote:

You may cast your ballot here.

Voting will close on May 30th, 2017. WIED members will need to enter their new ASEE member number. If you don't know your number, log into ASEE using your email and password and you will find your Member ID on the landing page. Click here for where to locate on page.

Thank you for your support of the WIED!

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