Dr. Kathleen Ossman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Education. Dr. Ossman earned a BSEE and MSEE from Georgia Tech in 1982 and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1986. She received the "Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni" award from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996. Dr. Ossman joined U.C. in 2000 as an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Technology at the College of Applied Science. Her focus at CAS was on curriculum development and innovation, assessment of student learning, and teaching excellence. Dr. Ossman designed labs and wrote lab manuals for several courses including digital electronics, feedback control, and digital signal processing. She presented several papers on innovation in the classroom and laboratory at American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conferences. In 2006 she received the College of Applied Science Distinguished Faculty Member Award from the Tau Alpha Pi Gamma Chapter and was included in the 11th edition of "Who's Who Among American Teachers and Educators" in July 2007. Dr. Ossman is a member of IEEE and ASEE.
Dr. Ossman's interests in the Department of Engineering Education include the development of introduction to engineering and software courses for the freshman engineering students, and development and assessment of effective strategies for teaching problem solving, fostering teamwork, and emphasizing technical communication skills