ABET Fellow Award
About the Award
Every ABET Expert promotes confidence in technical education. But those who truly embrace the power of our work and have a clear impact are named ABET Fellows.
The distinction of ABET Fellow is an honor that recognizes individuals that surpass normal expectation by dedicating notable time and effort to achieving our endeavors.
For outstanding sustained leadership and service to ABET, its experts, and accredited programs to advance the quality of engineering education both domestically and globally, especially in South East Asia.
Scott Danielson, Ph.D., F.ASME, is a faculty member in the engineering programs within the Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). Before returning to the faculty, Danielson was an Associate Dean for four years and a department chair for over 13 years. At ABET, he has served in all officer positions within the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) and is currently the past chair of ETAC. Since 2003, Danielson has conducted 12 evaluations as a program evaluator (PEV) and 17 as a team chair through several societies, primarily for ETAC but also with the Engineering Accreditation Commission. Within ABET governance, he served on the Board of Directors for two short periods, the latest serving as the Engineering Technology Area Delegation Director. He has extensive experience in SE Asia, particularly Vietnam, doing USAID-supported engineering educational capacity building.
For significant contributions to ANSAC’s transformation to applied and natural science accreditation, chairing the first natural science program visit and working to develop ANSAC’s Data Science program criteria.
Alice Greife is a board-certified industrial hygienist and occupational toxicologist with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry, an M.S. in Industrial Hygiene and a Ph.D. in Occupational Toxicology. She is Dean Emerita of the College of Health, Science and Technology at University of Central Missouri, where she taught graduate courses in toxicology and epidemiology.
An ABET expert since 2004, Greife served as a program observer and program evaluator (PEV) for the Applied and Natural Science Commission (ANSAC) before becoming a commissioner in 2012. Greife served on the executive committee and as a commission chair and led the ANSAC Criteria Committee through major revisions.
Outside of ABET, Greife is a Fellow and Society Liaison of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. She has been director of the Division of Standards Development and Technology Transfer as well as the Education and Information Division, Cincinnati Field Laboratories, NIOSH.
Kathleen A. Kramer
For significant leadership in revision of engineering accreditation criteria, including the integration of diversity, equity and inclusion, development of criteria for mechatronics and robotics, and revisions to MS/Graduate Level Criteria.
Kathleen Kramer is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of San Diego. She received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering magna cum laude with a second major in physics from Loyola Marymount University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. She is past chair of electrical engineering, and served as Director of Engineering (2004-2013), providing academic leadership for all of the university’s engineering programs. Based in academia, she has also been a Member of Technical Staff at companies including ViaSat, HP and Bell Communications Research.
She has been a leader in engineering accreditation criteria activities for both IEEE and ABET, first as an IEEE program evaluator. Since joining the Engineering Accreditation Commission in 2015, Kramer has contributed to several significant advancements in the criteria, including ones to address diversity and inclusion, and new program criteria in mechatronics and cyber security.
Rajendra K. Raj
For substantial contributions in advancing computing accreditation and improving relevance to industry needs, including leading efforts to establish accreditation criteria for new computing disciplines and new degree levels.
Rajendra K. Raj is a professor of computer science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). His disciplinary research is in the application of data science and cybersecurity to critical infrastructure protection. Raj focuses on program development and quality across all of computing, especially the preparation of graduates for successful professional practice. In addition to volunteering with CSAB and ABET in different leadership roles, he co-chairs the international task force of the ACM/IEEE-Computer Society/AAAI that is developing the 2020s revision of the computer science curricular guidelines.
Raj was previously a vice president at a multinational financial services company, where he led several software development projects, including high-performance private-cloud infrastructures for global financial applications. He has a bachelor’s in electrical engineering (electronics) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; a master’s in computer science from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and a doctorate in computer science from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Fellow award winners will be recognized at the 2020 ABET Awards program in the fall of 2021. Fellows will also be featured on our website and social media pages, as well as recognized in a press release.
The Nomination Kit
The ABET Fellow Award, like all other ABET Awards, is given to a nominee selected by his or her peers. To learn more about the process and criteria involved, or to nominate one of your peers, please review our nomination kit. The deadline for nominations is April 20, and only complete nominations with references will be accepted.
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