THERESA A. SWIFT

Associate Teaching Professor
217 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4540
Fax:  573-341-6671
thswift@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Smart sensor systems
  • Engineering education and pre-college education

Bio

Theresa M. Swift is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR).  Her technical interests are smart structures, sensing systems, and engineering education.  She is currently a faculty advisor for the electrical engineering honor society Eta Kappa Nu and participates as an instructor in opening week workshops for incoming freshmen at Missouri University of Science and Technology.  She teaches introductory circuit analysis courses for both electrical engineering majors and as a service course for other departments.


Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, August 2009;Emphasis Area:  Optical Engineering and Electromagnetics Dissertation Title:  “Autonomous Triggering System and Measurement Protocols for Sensor Measurements on a Bridge.”  Advisor:  Steve E. Watkins
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, August 2003;Emphasis Area:  Optical Engineering and Electromagnetics Thesis Title:  “Engineering Education on the Playground:  K-4 Science Resources.”  Advisor:  Steve E. Watkins
  • M.S. in Applied Mathematics, University of Missouri-Rolla, December 1992; Advisor:  Michael Hilgers
  • B.S. in Mathematics, Southeast Missouri State University, December 1990

 

Books

  • Contributor for eBook version of Electrical Engineering Principles and Applications by Allan Hambley, Pearson Publishing, 2016.

 

 Selected Publications

  • S. E. Watkins, A. Kaur, T. M. Swift, “Work-in-Progress:  Statistics Components in a Circuits Laboratory for ECE Sophomores,” ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Proceedings, 2015, Seattle, WA (Abstract Accepted).
  • T.M. Swift, B. Wilkins, “A Partial Flip, A Whole Transformation:  Redesigning Sophomore Circuits,” ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Proceedings, 2014, Indianapolis, IN.
  • T.M. Swift, B. Wilkins, “A Partial Flip, a Whole Transformation:  Redesigning Sophomore Circuits,” TLT, Teaching and Learning Technology Conference, March 13-14, 2014, Missouri University of Science and Technology.

 

 Selected Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2014-2015
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2013-2014
  • Outstanding Educator Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 5, 2013
  • Faculty Achievement Award, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2013
  • Outstanding Educator Award Recipient, Saint Louis Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2011    
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2011-2012
  • eFellows Grant recipient, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2011 and 2014

 

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