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August 8, 1997

Teaching Center gets interim director

by Anne Dolan

Loren Zachary, professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, has been named interim director of the Center for Teaching Excellence through Dec. 31. He succeeds Steve Richardson, who left to become to become vice provost for undergraduate affairs and dean of undergraduate education at Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

Zachary received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering mechanics from Iowa State and has been on the faculty since 1976. He previously was employed as an engineer for Martin Marietta.

In addition to numerous technical publications, Zachary is co-author of a textbook, Introduction to Mechanics of Materials.

He has received several teaching awards in engineering science and aerospace engineering, as well as the Engineering College Superior Teaching Award and the Anna Pate Mentoring Award. He has been actively involved in Project LEA/RN in the College of Engineering and organized a workshop earlier this year on active and cooperative learning.

A search for a permanent teaching center director has begun and faculty with tenured appointments may apply. The teaching center appointment will begin on or before Jan. 1, 1998. Applications are due by Sept. 15 to Charles Glatz, chair, CTE Search Committee, 204 Lab of Mechanics. More information about the position is available online on the teaching center page.

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