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Addiction treatment and recovery (illegal drugs, nicotine, video games, gambling)
Aeronautics and Aerospace
Anglo-Saxon literature (King Arthur legend cycles)
Applications for carbon-fiber reinforced polymers
Architectural practice (standard of care)
Assessment of adolescent risk behavior and behavioral prevention strategies
Assessment of student learning
Automotive active safety systems
Automotive industry and technology
Automotive onboard data communications
AWD system design
Bridge and highway construction
Building codes and regulations
Business in Taiwan and China
Business strategy and planning
College and university campus planning
Conventional and autonomous vehicle dynamics optimization and control
Cross-cultural interaction (international students in university settings, literacy and health, clinicians and patients)
Detroit-area Middle Eastern and Jewish populations
Digital Asset Management
Digital electronics 1
Digital electronics 2
Energy and architecture
Energy (including heat flow) and Energy Management
Ethics & Integrity
Experimental psychology including ethics and statistics
Fluid flow applications
Frank Lloyd Wright
Globalization (factors, trends, impacts)
Higher Education Accreditation
History and theory of architecture
Illiteracy among native-born and emigré adults
Information Technology / Information Systems
Innovation materials for constructionInstructional technology
International students (Saudi Arabia, China, Japan, India)
Issues in university classrooms (i.e., psychology of non-traditional students)
K-12 summer engineering programs
Lawrence Technological University heritage and history, 1932-present
Leadership (global challenges, requirements)
Learning /math anxiety among returning adult enrollees
Low-impact development (“green site development”)
Mechanical property management
Mechatronic systems for traction and stability control; limited slip and other differentials
Myers, Elijah E. (1832-1909), architect, Michigan State Capitol and many other 19th century public buildings
Noise and vibration measurements
Online / Distance Learning
Power generation (traditional and emerging/alternative)
Psychopharmacology and drug effects in humans and animals
Public facilitation/community processes
Service learning in architecture and urban design
Sustainability in design
Sustainable urban design
Teaching at the university level
Traumatic brain injury and developmental disabilities including autism
Twentieth Century architecture
Urban planning/economic development
Urban Stream restoration
Vibration and analysis for soil-structure interaction under rotating and impact loads
Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)
Ph.D., Computer engineering, Wayne State University, 1991
Anneberg teaches circuits, digital electronics, computer networking and lighting.
Recent publications include “Robotics Contests and Computer Science and Engineering Education,” Frontiers In Education, 2003, with CJ Chung.
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M.A., public relations and advertising, Michigan State University.
Annett is the author of “Asylum: Pontiac’s Grand Monument From the Gilded Age,” 2002. He is working on “The Future in the Making: Lawrence Technological University at 75.” He has been a director of the Oakland County Historical Society for 30 years and has given many presentations on preserving local history.
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Ph.D., civil engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2001
Carpenter teaches hydraulic engineering, hydrology, river engineering and restoration, urban hydraulics, and ethics. He is co-leader of the Exploring Ethical Decision-Making in Engineering (E3) research team (http://www.engin.umich.edu/research/e3/index.html), which has established itself as an authority in engineering ethics and academic integrity. He is faculty advisor for the Lawrence Tech student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering Students. He has written about urban stream restoration.
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M.A., Literature, Oakland University, 1993
Charbeneau is a Lawrence Tech graduate whose father graduated from LIT in 1956. She advises the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
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Ph.D., Cognitive and social psychology across the lifespan, Wayne State University, 2008
M.A., biopsychology, Wayne State University, 2002
M.S., clinical behavioral psychology, Eastern Michigan University, 1999
Cole teaches several management and psychology courses at Lawrence Tech, focusing on biostatistics, research methods, and psychopharmacology. He remains involved with multiple research projects at Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Pediatric Prevention Center including investigations of the Focus on Kids HIV/STD prevention program for high-risk youth in the United States, the Bahamas, and Vietnam. His research on adolescent risk behaviors and risk-reduction strategies has been published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, and Preventive Medicine. He is also involved in research on pediatric obesity, teamwork and strategic thinking using the SOAR framework.
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Ph.D., mechanical engineering, University of New Mexico
Gerhart teaches courses on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, thermal-fluid sciences, energy management, and advanced topics in fluid flow (e.g., turbulence, viscous flow, aerodynamics). He studied fluid dynamics for four years at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. He has experience developing engineering curriculum and has run summer programs for middle school and high school students.
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Ph.D., civil engineering, University of Windsor, 1986
Grace teaches courses on concrete, steel and composite design; structural analysis; testing; and the mechanics of materials. He has won more than 20 research grants and contracts totaling more than $19 million. He has a patent for hybrid ductile fabric and patents pending for composite armor structure for military tanks and an innovative corrosion-free bridge system. He is a professional engineer who worked in the private sector before coming to Lawrence Tech in 1988.
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Ph.D., University of Virginia, Architectural History.
Gyure teaches courses in architectural history and theory, including courses specifically on Detroit, 20th Century architecture and domestic architecture.
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Ph.D., solid mechanics, Brown University, 1972
Hsu teaches graduate-level courses on strategic management and technology development. Previously he was executive director of GM Global Technology Management, the GM R&D Center and the GM Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.
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Ph.D., environment and behavior, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2001.
Joint MSArch-MCP degrees in architecture and urban planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
Kim, a registered architect, teaches urban design, community design, environmental psychology, architectural design and research methods in architecture. He leads the Detroit Studio, an off-campus studio facility located in the New Center area of Detroit, which provides students with an enriched educational experience through community-based architectural, urban design and community development projects. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Certified Planners.
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Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1976
Master of City Planning, University of Pennsylvania, 1976
Master of Architecture, Tulane University, 2004
LeRoy teaches architecture and urban design. He was a founding principal of Gould Evans Associates, an urban planning and design group in Kansas City, from 1990 to 2006. He is a fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Certified Planners
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Ph.D., instructional technology, Wayne State University, 2001
M.A., mathematics, Eastern Michigan University, 1974
Lowry teaches courses on distance learning through technology, applied instructional technology, computers in education, multimedia development, calculus and mathematics. She has assisted on the AT&T grant for the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation girls summer camp at Lawrence Tech. She was the co-designer of a self-paced technical calculus book for Focus:HOPE and Lawrence Tech.
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Ph.D., economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Marx teaches courses on globalization and the new economy, leadership and management, strategic planning, economics and institutions. He worked for General Motors for 28 years in economics, government relations, corporate strategic planning and public policy. He has written a book and more than 70 articles in refereed journals and delivered more than 100 presentations to business, government and social organizations.
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Ph.D. and M.Ed., instructional technology, Wayne State University
McCord teaches courses on management information systems, innovation management, and virtual work environments. He has done research in video archiving and digital asset management. He has researched and written about online learning, plagiarism, virtual work technologies, information systems governance, and information systems outsourcing.
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PhD, mechanical engineering (biomechanics), Michigan State University. Post-doctoral training at the Centre for Bioengineering at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Meyer teaches Introduction to Biomechanics and Tissue Mechanics. He established the Experimental Biomechanics Laboratory to provide practical training to students and advance knowledge in the field through translational research. He has published 26 peer-reviewed journal articles and has done research on lower extremity biomechanics during sports injury, cartilage tissue engineering, and mechanobiology.
Master’s degree in architecture, University of Michigan, 1991
Orlowski teaches architectural design and sustainable architecture. He is a LEED-accredited professional
Master of Architecture, University of British Columbia,
Plowright teaches architectural design studios, architectural theory and current issues in architecture. He is the faculty lead for Team ALOeTERRA, Lawrence Tech’s entry in the 2007 Solar Decathlon competition.
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B.S., architecture, Lawrence Technological University, 1978
Tiseo teaches courses on building systems, and building codes and regulations. He has been an adjunct instructor at Lawrence Tech since 1980. He has been qualified by the courts as an expert in the practice of architecture and construction. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects.
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B.S., architecture, Lawrence Technological University, 1976
Veryser teaches construction management and strategic planning for relocation management. His experience in the private sector includes 10 years in architecture office practice, 25 years as a corporate architect in the telecommunications industry and five years of owner representation in program management with a major architecture/engineering firm. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Veryser@ltu.edu; (248) 204-2818