SUMMARY VITA – Cecelia M. Wigal, Ph. D., P.E.
Ohio Northern University Electrical Engineering B.S., 1985
Illinois Institute of Technology Electrical Engineering M.S., 1991
Northwestern University Industrial Engr. & Management Sciences Ph.D., 1998
Visiting Assistant Professor (Spring 1999)—Northern Illinois University, Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
Adjunct Professor (Fall 1998), Teaching Assistant (Spring 1998), Instructor (Fall 1996)—Northwestern University, The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences (Fall 1998)
Project and Senior Project Engineer (1985-1993, summer 1994)—Hamilton-Sundstrand Corporation, Aerospace Electrical Power Systems Division
FedEx Freight Systems (Spring 2006 and Continuing)—Simulation Analysis and Improvement: ProModel Application
Precision Machining Services Inc. and the
Storm Copper Components, Co and the UTC Center for Industrial Services (Winter 2000-2001)—Created high level management plan for the facility to meet ISO 9000 standards by fall of 2001.
Tew WM, T. Baylis, B. Ervin, T. Currey, C. Wigal, and J. Rudd, “Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy and Lateral Release Effects on Patellofemoral Mechanics,” Oral presentation at the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio TX, April 19 – 23, 2006.
Wigal, Cecelia M., “Project-Based Learning in Engineering Design and Graphical Communication,” Proceedings of the Southeastern Section Of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Meeting, Apr. 2 - 4, 2006.
Alp, Neslihan, Ed McMahon, Cecelia Wigal, Norman Desbiens, Roger Jones, Mukta Panda, Asma Khan, Sonya Reid, “Residents Actively Identifying Systems Improvements for Patient Safety,” Proceedings of the IIE Society of Health Systems Conference, Feb. 10 - 12, 2006.
Wigal, Cecelia M., “Managing and Aligning Assessment Knowledge,” Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference, Oct. 19 - 22, 2005.
Wigal, Cecelia M., “Systems and Creative Thinking and Student Experience of Design,” Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference, Oct. 20 - 23, 2004.
Tipton, Darrell and Cecelia M. Wigal, “Development of Systems and Process Models—Private Landfills Application,” Proceedings of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) World Conference, Apr. 30 – May 3, 2004.
Wigal, Cecelia M., Neslihan Alp, Claire McCullough, Stephanie Smullen, and Kathy Winters, “ACES: Introducing Girls to and Building Interest in Engineering and Computer Science Careers,” Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference, November 6-9, 2002, Copyright 2002, IEEE.
Grant and Fellowship Awards and Research Projects
Tennessee Department of Education (July 2006—June 2007) – Grant $35,000
Principle Investigator: Technology
Designed to Benefit Project—Team with
Principle Investigator: Ergonomics Laboratory Equipment—initial equipment for laboratory emphasizing occupational ergonomics research
Tennessee Department of Education (July 2005—July 2006) – Grant $32,500
Principle Investigator: Technology
Designed to Benefit Project—Team with
UT Medical Patient Safety Project (Fall 2004—present)
Applying systems analysis and initiatives to create, implement, and measure resident education for enhancing a systems view and application of patient safety.
UTC Teaching, Learning and Technology Faculty Fellow (2004-2005)
Topic of Study: Building a Knowledge-Based Tool to Manage and Share Course and Curriculum Information
National Science Foundation (Fall 2003) - Grant $336,812
Principal Investigator: Scholars Program—4 year project to provide scholarships to 33 academically talented, low-income students: 14 making the transition from high school to UTC’s Engineering and Computer Science Programs, 7 UTC sophomores, and 12 making the transition from community colleges to UTC’s Engineering and Computer Science programs. Co-Principle Investigators: Dr. Joe Owino.
National Science Foundation (Fall 2001) – Grant $270,000
Principle Investigator: CSEMS Bridge Project—2 year project to provide scholarships to 40 academically talented, low-income students making the transition from a 2-year institution to UTC’s Engineering, Computer Science, and Math programs.
National Science Foundation (Fall 2001) - Grant $162,250
Principal Investigator: Scholars Program—2 year project to provide scholarships to 36 academically talented, low-income students: 20 making the transition from a 2-year institution to UTC’s Engineering and Computer Science Programs, 10 present CSES juniors, and 6 present CSES graduate students.
National Science Foundation (Fall 2000) – Grant $99,893
Co-Principle Investigator: “Adventures in Computers, Engineering and Space" (ACES)—a summer and academic year program that encourages 7th and 8th grade girls to consider careers in computers, engineering and space, as well as to continue their education in science and mathematics.
Principle Investigator: Dr.
Claire McCullough; Co-Principle Investigators: Dr. Neslihan Alp, Dr. Stephanie
Smullen, Ms. Kathy Winters; Collaborator: Girl’s Incorporated of
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), American Association of University Women (AAUW), Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
ASEE Southeast Section Tony Tilllman Award for Outstanding Service to the Section (Spring 2006)
UTC Teaching, Learning and Technology Faculty Fellow (2005 – 2006)
UTC Faculty Exceptional Merit (2005, 2004)
Engineering Research Award (UTC
Walter P. Murphy Fellowship (Northwestern University, 1993 - 1994)
Certificate of Outstanding Performance from the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group - Renton Electrical Systems (1993)
Member: Phi Kappa Phi, Mortar Board, Tau Beta Pi, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honoraries
Dankook University (Seoul, Korea), Ohio Northern University Friendship - Scholarship Award for academic excellence and community spirit (1985)
Ohio Northern University Smull College of Engineering Senior Honors (1985)
Outstanding Woman Scholar – American Association of University Women, Ada Branch (1985)
Recipient of Society of American Business Women, Civitan, Morrison, and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operation (INPO) Scholarships
Institutional Service in the Last Five Years (committee assignments, etc.)
UTC General Education Committee (03-04); Chair (04-06)
UTC Faculty Council Departmental Honors Committee (00-03)
UTC Athletic Board (00-present)
UTC Engineering Graduate Committee (99-01)
UTC Engineering Assessment Committee (01-present)
UTC ABET EC2000 Accreditation Industrial Engineering Subcommittee (01-present)
UTC Graduate Council Mission Statement Subcommittee (00-01)
UTC NCAA Self Study Academic Integrity Subcommittee (02-03)
Professional Service in the Last Five Years
ASEE Southeast Section: President-Elect (06-07), Vice President Programs (05-06), Vice Chair Programs Division (04-05), Chair Instructional Division (03-04)
ASEE Southeast Section Conference Program Chair (05)
UTC SWE Student Chapter Faculty Advisor (06 - present)
Paper review director for the Southeastern Section of the ASEE Annual Meeting: Industrial Division (02), Instructional Unit (03)
Reviewer for papers for the Southeastern Section of the ASEE Annual Meeting (00-03), the National Frontiers in Education Conference (00), the National ASEE Conference (03)
Member of the
Judge in the 2000 Chattanooga Regional Science and Engineering Fair (00)
Evaluator of student interview skills: Job Fair for local middle school students (02-06)
Professional Development Activities in the Last Five Years
ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Meetings
Frontiers in Education National Conferences
Production and Operations Management (POMS) National and International Conferences
ASEE National Conferences
ASEM Annual Conference
Project Lead the Way Affiliate Teacher Training – Introduction to Engineering Design, April 2006
Project Lead the Way Training – Introduction to Engineering Design, August 2005
UTC Lupton Globalization Retreat and Seminars. October 2003, Spring 2004.
Workshop “How to Engineer
ABET 2000 Workshop in
Workshop “Bringing Theory and Practice Together in Engineering Classrooms” sponsored by the Laboratory for Innovative Technology and Engineering Education (LITEE) of Auburn University, Auburn University, and the National Science Foundation. May 11-13, 2000.
Workshop “Focusing Effective
Used of Maintenance Resources Using Reliability Centered Maintenance” and