James Warnock, Ph.D.
James Warnock, Ph.D., received his bachelor’s in biological sciences from the University of Wolverhampton, UK, and his master’s in biochemical engineering and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK.
During his doctoral studies, he spent two months as a research fellow in the Department of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at Kobe University, Japan. James relocated to Atlanta, GA, in 2003 and spent two years as a post-doctoral research fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology with a joint appointment between the School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering.
James is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University and a Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He is responsible for coordinating the assessment activities of 11 engineering/computer science programs within eight departments. Actively involved in engineering education research, particularly the direct assessment of the development of students’ professional skills, he was the first person in the biological engineering program to use problem-based learning in his classes. He has since conducted research on how this pedagogy can help in the formation of professional skills. In 2011, He was invited to present work at the Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium, hosted by the National Academy of Engineering. The results of that research were recently published in the European Journal of Engineering Education.
In July 2011, he was invited to become the first Adjunct Director for Professional Development at ABET. He has consequently been involved in the planning, preparation and facilitation of numerous ABET workshops, including the one-day Program Assessment Workshops and IDEAL. He is an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar.
Jennifer “Jenny” Amos, Ph.D.
Jennifer “Jenny” Amos, Ph.D., is a faculty member, chief academic advisor, and director of undergraduate programs for the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Amos received her bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Texas Tech University and her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina College in chemical engineering with a focus in developmental biology and cell imaging through the University of South Caroline School of Medicine. She was also an NSF GK-12 Fellow during her graduate work and earned a certificate in the Preparing Future Faculty Program while pursuing her Ph.D.
Amos is now dedicated to undergraduate education through developing innovative courses and hands-on teaching labs, such as tissue engineering, cellular energetics, and the bioreactor Lab. She also develops modules and coordinates K-12 summer camps involving bioengineering, and conducts engineering education research involving capstone experiences for undergraduates. She is a program evaluator for BMES and an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar.