Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Besterfield-Sacre, Mary Elizabe
Industrial Engineering
Besterfield-Sacre, Mary Elizabe
Fulton C. Noss Faculty Fellow and Director, Engineering Education Research Center
Faculty
Associate Professor
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PhD in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1996

MS in Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 1988

BS in Engineering Management, University of Missouri - Rolla, 1986

engineering education

product innovation and entrepreneurship

(2014) Nominated for Professor of the Year Award, April 2014.

(2012) ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Wormen in Engineering Education.

(2012) Winner of the Best Paper Award by the American Society for Engineering Education, Entrepreneurship Division.

(2011) Fellow American Society for Engineering Education.

(2009) National Academy of Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering Education, Selected Attendee.

(2009) Winner of the Best Paper Award by the American Society for Engineering Education, Biomedical Engineering Division.

(2009) Academy of Engineering Management, Missouri University of Science and Technology.

(2008) Graduate Faculty, Purdue University.

(2008) Carnegie Science Center's Awards for Excellence, Innovation in Post Secondary Education.

(2007) Winner of the Best Paper Award be the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007 Industrial Engineering Research Conference Education Track.

(2006) Fulton C. Noss Faculty Fellowship.

(2004) Fulton C. Noss Faculty Fellowship.

(2004) Winner of the Best Paper Award by the American Society for Engineering Education Industrial Engineering Division.

(2004) Carnegie Science Center's Awards for Excellence, Innovation in Post Secondary Education, Honorable Mention.

(2004) Beitle-Weltri Teaching Award from the University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering.

(2002) William Kepler Whiteford Faculty Fellowship.

(2001) Outstanding IE Faculty, awarded by the students at the annual ESC banquet.

(2000) Top Ten Paper, Frontiers in Education Conference.

(1995) ASEE Educational Research Methods Apprentice Faculty Grant.

(1991) U.S. Army Performance Award.

(1989) U.S. Army Performance Award.

(1988) Order of the Engineer, Purdue University.

(1988) Magoon Award of Excellence as a Teaching Assistant, selected by upper-class engineering students, Purdue University.

Bodnar, C.A., Clark, R.M., and Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2014, "Development and Assessment of an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Sophomore Engineering Students," To appear in Journal of Entrepreneurship in Engineering.

Clark, R.M., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Parker, B., Slaughter, W., Clark, W., Budny, D., Bursic, K., Norman, B., and Patzer, J., 2014, "A Mixed Methods Evaluation of Flipped Classroom Pedagogy: An Analysis Across Six Core Engineering Courses (under review)," To appear in Advances in Engineering Education.

Ozaltin, N.O., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Clark, R., 2014, "An Engineering Educator's Decision Support Tool for Improving Innovation in Student Design Projects (under review)," Advances in Engineering Education, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Ozaltin, N.O., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Kremer, O., and Shuman, L.J., 2014, "An Investigation on the Implications of Design Process Phases on Artifact Novelty," To appear in Journal of Mechanical Design.

Ozaltin, N.O., Clark, R., and Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2014, "A Mixed Methods Analysis of Engineering Design Team Processes that Contribute to Innovative Outcomes (under review)," Journal of Engineering Education, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Shuman, L.J., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Olds, B.M., In press, "Ethics Assessment Rubrics," in Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: An International Resource, 2nd Edition, J.B. Holbrook, and C. Mitcham, eds., Macmilliam.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shartrand, A., and Zappe, S., 2013, "Faculty and Student Perceptions of the Content of Entrepreneurship Courses in Engineering Education," Advances in Engineering Education, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Robinson, A., Özaltin, N.O., Shuman, L.J., Shartrand, A.M., and Weilerstein, P., 2012, "Factors Related To Entrepreneurial Knowledge in the Engineering Curriculum," Journal of Entrepreneurship in Engineering, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Matherly, C., Ragusa, G., Shuman, L., Streiner, S., Cunningham, S., Levonisova, S., and Huang, S., "Development of an Operational Model for Global Preparedness in Engineering Education (in preparation)," Journal of Engineering Education, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Ragusa, G., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Matherly, C., Shuman, L., Streiner, S., Cunningham, S., Levonisova, S., and Huang, S., "Global Competency Models: a Comparison Study (in preparation)," Journal of Studies in International Education, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2014, "Flipping - A "New" Approach for Increasing Active Learning in the Classroom," Workshop at the 2014 ABET Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Bodnar, C., Clark, R.M., and Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2014, "Development and Assessment of an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Sophomore Engineering Students," NCIIA Open 2014, San Jose, CA.

Clark, R.M., Norman, B., and Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2014, ""Flipping" an Undergraduate Facility Layout and Material Handling Course," 2014 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Huang, S., LEvonisova, S., Streiner, S., Cunningham, S., Ragusa, G., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L., Matherly, C., and Kotys-Schwartz, D., 2014, "Exploring Engineering Education in Broader Context: A Framework of Engineering Global Preparedness," 2014 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.

Nicholls, G., Wolfe, H., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Shuman, L.J., 2014, "Defining the Majors that Comprise "STEM": "STEM": An Analytical Method for Looking Beyond the Classical Acronym," International Journal of Engineering Education, vol.30, pp. 1-18.

Streiner, S., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., and Bursic, K., 2014, "An Approach to Evaluate Engineering Global Preparedness in Industrial Engineering Curricula," 2014 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), Montreal, Canada.

Streiner, S., Cunningham, S., Levonisova, S., Huang, S., Matherly, C., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Ragusa, G., Shuman, L., and Kotys-Schwartz, D., 2014, "Moving Toward a Research Informed Conceptual Model of Engineering Global Preparedness," 2014 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.

Vidic, N., Ozaltin, N.O., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Shuman, L.J., 2014, "Model Eliciting Activities Motivated Problem Solving Process: A Solution Path Analysis," 2014 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2013, "Renewed Frontiers of Engineering Education."

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Matherly, C., Ragusa, G., Howard, L., and Shuman, L.J., 2013, "Assessing the Spectrum of International Undergraduate Engineering Education Experiences," 2013 ASEE International Forum, Atlanta, GA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Robinson, A., Özaltin, N.O., Shuman, L.J., Shartrand, A.M., and Weilerstein, P., 2013, "Factors Related To Entrepreneurial Knowledge in the Engineering Curriculum," Journal of Entrepreneurship in Engineering, vol.4, pp. 31-38.

Rudnicka, E.M., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Shuman, L.J., 2013, "Development and Evaluation of a Model to Assess Engineering Ethical Reasoning and Decision Making," International Journal of Engineering Education, vol.29, no.4, pp. 1-19.

Shuman, L., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Litzinger, T., 2013, "AEE and JEE: Where are the boundaries? Should there be Boundaries? Do we need Boundaries?," Journal of Engineering Education, vol.102, no.2.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2012, "Stretching Our Comfort Zone in the Scholarship of Teaching."

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Robinson, A., Ozaltin, N.O., Shuman, L.J., Shartrand, A.M., and Weilerstein, P., 2012, "Essential Factors Related To Entrepreneurial Knowledge in the Engineering Curriculum," 2012 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Self, B.P., Shuman, L.J., Christ, J.A., Miller, R.L., and Moore, T.J., 2012, "Models and Modeling in Upper Division Classrooms: Impacting Conceptual Understanding and the Professional Skills," 2012 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

Olds, B.M., Borrego, M., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Cox, M., 2012, "Continuing the dialog: Possibilities for Community Action Research in Engineering Education," Journal of Engineering Education, vol.101, no.3, pp. 407-411.

Self, B.P., Shuman, L., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Diefes-Dux, H., Moore, T., Christ, J., Miller, R.L., and Hamilton, E., 2012, "Model eliciting activities: lessons learned from a five-year, seven institution collaboration," International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain.

Shuman, L.J., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Bursic, K., Vidic, N., and Siewiorek, N., 2012, "CCLI: Model Eliciting Activities," 2012 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

Siewiorek, N., Shuman, L.J., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Vidic, N., Bursic, K., Streiner, S., and Coull, J., 2012, "Students' Confidence Levels in Technical Concept Knowledge with Model Eliciting Activities," 2012 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Bursic, K.M., and Shuman, L.J., 2011, "Improving Student Attainment of ABET Outcomes Using Model-Eliciting Activities (MEAs)," 2011 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Ozaltin, N., Shuman, L., Shartrand, A., and Weilerstein, P., 2011, "Understanding the Technical Entrepreneurship Landscape," 118th Annual American Society of Engineering Education Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Ozaltin, N.O., and Shuman, L., 2011, "An Empirical Analysis to Characterize Innovative and Non-innovative Teams," 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, Nevada.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Ozaltin, N.O., Shartrand, A., Shuman, L.J., and Weilerstein, P., 2011, "Understanding the Technical Entrepreneurship Landscape in Engineering Education," 2011 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L., Deibler, C., and Siewiorek, N., 2011, "Team Influences in Modeling and Solving Industrial Engineering Problems," 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, Nevada.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L., Yildirim, T.P., Bursic, K.M., and Vidic, N., 2011, "CCLI: Model Eliciting Activities: Experiments and Mixed Methods to Assess Student Learning," 118th Annual American Society of Engineering Education Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Siewiorek, N., Shuman, L.J., and Goldstein, R., 2011, "Comparison of Instructor Perceptions and Student Reflections on Model Eliciting Activities," 2011 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Vidic, N., Shuman, L., Sacre, M., Bursic, K., Yildirim, T.P., and Siewiorek, N., 2011, "Learning Impacts Gained from Introducing Model Eliciting Activities (MEAs) in an Introductory Statistics Course," Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Research Conference, Reno, Nevada.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Vidic, N., Shuman, L., Yildirim, T.P., and Siewiorek, N., 2011, "Learning Impacts Gained from Introducing Model Eliciting Activities (MEAs) in an Introductroy Statistics Course," 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, Nevada.

Kotys-Schwartz, D., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Shuman, L., 2011, "Informal Learning in Engineering Education: Where we are - Where we need to go," 2011 Frontiers in Education Conference, Rapid City, S.D..

McCarthy, J.J., Parker, R.S., Abatan, A., and Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2011, "Evaluating an Integrated Curriculum in Chemical Engineering," Advances in Engineering Education, vol.2, no.4, pp. 1-22.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Bursic, K.M., Shuman, L., Yildirim, T.P., and Siewiorek, N., 2010, "Improving Conceptual Learning in Engineering Economy using Model-Eliciting Activities (MEAs)," 2010 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Clark, R.M., and Shuman, L.J., 2010, "In-Depth Use of Modeling in Engineering Coursework to Enhance Problem Solving," in Modeling Students' Mathematical Modeling Competencies: ICTMA 13, P.L. Galbraith, C.R. Haines, A. Hurford, and R. Lesh, eds., Springer, pp. 173-188.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Correnti, R., Kisa, Z., Sherer, J.Z., Magruder, P., and Resnick, L., 2010, "A Systems Approach to Educational Reform: Differeces in Role Group Perceptions."

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Correnti, R., Sherer, J., Magruder, P., Kisa, Z., and Resnick, L., 2010, "A Systems Approach to Educational Reform," 2010 AERA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Nicholls, G., Wolfe, H., and Shuman, L.J., 2010, "Prism JEE Selects: Predicting STEM Degree Outcomes Based on Eighth Grade Data and Standard Test Scores," PRISM.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Nicholls, G.M., Wolfe, H., and Shuman, L.J., 2010, "Predicting STEM Degree Outcomes Based on 8th Grade Data and Standard Test Scores," Journal of Engineering Education99, no.3, pp. 209-223.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Ozaltin, N., and Shuman, L.J., 2010, "A Conceptual Model to Understand Innovation in the Design Process," 2010 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Ozaltin, N., and Shuman, L.J., 2010, "Bioengineering Design Process: Patterns That Lead to Quality Outcomes," 2010 ASEE Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shartrand, A., Weilerstein, P., and Golding, K., 2010, "Technology Entrepreneurship Programs in U.S. Engineering Schools: An Analysis of Programs at the Undergraduate Level," 2010 ASEE Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Sherer, J., Clark, R., Druzdzel, M.J., and Resnick, L., 2010, "Combining Expert Opinion to Determine Critical Elements of the K12 Educational System."

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., Self, B., Miller, R., Moore, T., Christ, J., Hamilton, E., Olds, B., and Diefes-Dux, H., 2010, "Special Session: Next Generation Problem-Solving: Results To Date - Models And Modeling Using MEAs," 2010 ASEE Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., Yildirim, T.P., and Sieworiek, N., 2010, "CCLI: Model Eliciting Activities: Experiments And Mixed Methods To Assess Student Learning," 2010 ASEE Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Siewiorek, N., Hamilton, E., and Shuman, L.J., 2010, "Reflection Tools in Modeling Activities," International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Chicago, IL.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Sieworiek, N., Shuman, L.J., and Santelli, K., 2010, "Engineering, Reflection and Life Long Learning," 2010 ASEE Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Streiner, S., Deibler, C., and Shuman, L., 2010, "Design Process Maps: A Look at Team Dynamics," 2010 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Verleger, M.A., Diefes-Dux, H., Ohland, M., and Brophy, S., 2010, "Challenges to Informed Peer Review," Journal of Engineering Education99, no.4, pp. 397-408.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Yildirim, T.P., and Shuman, L., 2010, "An Engineering Modeling Self-efficacy (EMSE) Scale," 117th Annual Conference of American Society for Engineering Education, Louisville, Kentucky.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Yildirim, T.P., and Shuman, L., 2010, "Estimating the Impact of Epistemological Beliefs on Modeling Ability," 2010 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Yildirim, T.P., and Shuman, L., 2010, "The Impact of Self-efficacy on Students' Ability to Create Models," 2010 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Yildirim, T.P., and Shuman, L.J., 2010, "Model Eliciting Activities: Assessing Engineering Student Problem Solving and Skill Integration Processes," International Journal of Engineering Education, vol.26, no.4, pp. 831-845.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Yildirim, T.P., and Shuman, L.J., 2010, "Use of Personal Digital Assistants in Problem Solving Process Assessment,"," IEEE Multidisciplinary Engineering Education Magazine, vol.5, no.3, pp. 19-23.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Clark, R.S., 2009, "A New Approach to the Analysis of Hazardous Materials Transportation Risk: Identification of Critical Variables Relative to Known Consequences using Exploratory Decision Modeling," Risk Analysis, vol.29, no.3, pp. 344-354.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Shuman, L., 2009, "E-MEAS: Introducing an Ethical Component to Model Eliciting Activities," 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, TX.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Yildirim, T.P., 2009, "Dynamic Product Differentiation Under Uncertainty," 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, FL.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Nicholls, G., Wolfe, H., and Shuman, L.J., 2009, "Predicting Post-Secondary Educational Outcomes with Survival Analysis," 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, TX.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Nicholls, G., Wolfe, H., and Shuman, L.J., 2009, "Predicting Which Students Dropout vs. Completing a College Degree," 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, FL.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., Weilerstein, P., and Shartrand, A., 2009, "Bioengineering Process Maps: Elements Used to Produce Innovative Designs," 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, TX.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Turan, F., Scala, N., and Needy, K., 2009, "An Analytic Network Process (ANP) Approach to the Project Portfolio Management for Organizational Sustainability," 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, FL.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Yildirim, T.P., and Shuman, L.J., 2009, "Measuring the Impact of MEAs on Learning & Problem Solving," 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, FL.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Alexander, L., Matherly, C., and Shuman, L., 2008, "Internationalizing Our Engineers: Short Term Experiential Programs Abroad for Engineering Students," 2008 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Shuman, L.J., 2008, "The Future of Assessment," in Designing Better Engineering Education Through Assessment: A Practical Resource for Faculty and Department Chairs on Using Assessment and ABET Criteria to Improve Student Learning, J. Lavelle, S. Rajala, and J. Spurlin, eds., Stylus Publishing, pp. 307-327, Sterling, VA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Yildirim, T.P., 2008, "Constructing a Comprehensive Measure to Assess Customer Lifetime Value," IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Clark, R., Shuman, L., and Yildirim, T.P., 2008, "Use of Model Eliciting Activities to Improve Problem Solving by Industrial Engineering Students," IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Golish, B., and Shuman, L., 2008, "Comparing the Innovation Processes in Academic and Corporate Settings," Journal of Product Innovation Management, vol.25, no.1, pp. 47-62.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Nicholls, G., Wolfe, H., and Shuman, L., 2008, "A Method for Predicting Post-Secondary Educational Outcomes," 2008 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Nicholls, G., Wolfe, H., and Shuman, L., 2008, "Utilizing Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis to Predict Post-Secondary Educational Outcomes," IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shartrand, A., Weilerstein, P., and Olds, B., 2008, "Two Tools for Assessing Student Learning in Technology Entrepreneurship," 38th at the ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L., Bidanda, B., and Rajgopal, J., 2008, "Internationalizing the Engineering Curriculum," IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L., Clark, R., and Yildirim, T.P., 2008, "The Model Eliciting Activity (MEA) Construct: Moving Engineering Research into the Classroom," 9th Biennial ASME Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis ESDA08, Haifa, Isreal.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L., Moore, T., Diefes-Dux, H., Hamilton, E., Miller, R., Olds, B., and Self, B., 2008, "Improving Engineering Students' Learning Strategies Through Models and Modeling," 38th at the ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Yildirim, T.P., Shuman, L., Clark, R., Bailey, M., and Wolfe, H., 2008, "Markov Chain Approach for Analyzing the Teamwork Process."

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Yildirim, T.P., Shuman, L.J., and Clark, R., 2008, "A Transitional Analysis of Observable Activities in Engineering Design."

Clark, R., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., and Yildirim, T.P., 2008, "Assessment of MEA Problem Solving Processes Used by Engineering Students," Frontiers in Education Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Moore, T., Miller, R., Self, B., Hamilton, E., Shuman, L., and Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2008, "Model Eliciting Activities: Motivating Students to Apply and Integrate Upper-Level Content in Engineering," Frontiers in Education Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Beckman, E.J., Kovalcik, G., Mehalik, M., Needy, K.L., Ries, R., Schaefer, L., and Shuman, L., 2007, "Combining educational studies, research and international experiences in sustainable engineering," 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Murphy, T.J., Shehab, R.L., Reed-Rhoads, T., Foor, C.E., Harris, B.J., Trytten, D.A., Walden, S.E., Hallbeck, M.S., and Moor, W.C., 2007, "Achieving Parity of the Sexes at the Undergraduate Level: A Study of Success," Journal of Engineering, vol.96, no.3, pp. 241-252.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Nicholls, G.M., Wolfe, H., Shuman, L.J., and Larpkiattaworn, S., 2007, "A method for Identifying Variables for STEM Intervention," Journal of Engineering, vol.96, no.1, pp. 33-44.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Resnick, L.R., Mehalik, M.M., Sherer, J.Z., and Halverson, E.R., 2007, "A Framework for Effective Management of School System Performance," in National Society for the Study of Education (NSSE) Yearbook on Evidence and Decision Making, P.A. Moss, pp. 155-185.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., Wolfe, H., Clark, R.M., and Yildirim, T.P., 2007, "Development of a Work Sampling Methodology for behavioral Observations: Application to Teamwork," Journal of Engineering Education, vol.96, no.4, pp. 335-346.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Yildirim, T.P., Shuman, L.J., and Clark, R., 2007, "An Analysis of Engineering Design Using Markov Chains," IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Yildirim, T.P., Townsend, J., Shuman, L., and Wolfe, H., 2007, "Developing Cognitive Affective Behavioral Work Sampling Methodologies to Assess Student Learning Outcomes," American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Honolulu, HI.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Golish, B., 2006, "The Development of a University Technology Transfer Model," IERC Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Golish, B., 2006, "The Differences in the Innovation Process Between Academic and Corporate Inventors," NCIIA Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Nichols, G., Wolfe, H., and Shuman, L., 2006, "Identifying Variables that Predict a STEM Major for Female Students," WEPAN Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L., and McGourty, J., 2005, "From Team Developer to Professional Developer: A Tool for Assessment and Intervention," Frontiers in Education, Indianapolis, IN.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L., Wolfe, H., Sindelar, M., Pinkus, R., Olds, B., and Miller, R., 2005, "Using Rubrics to Assess Students' Ability to Resolve Ethical Dilemmas," Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., and McGourty, J., 2005, "The ABET 'Professional Skills' - Can they be Taught? Can they be Assessed?," Journal of Engineering, vol.94, no.1, pp. 41-55.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., and Olds, B.M., 2005, "Ethics Assessment Rubrics," in Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, L. Arnhart, D. Johnson, C. Mitcham, and R. Spiers, eds., Macmilliam.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Gerchak, J., Lyons, M., Shuman, L.J., and Wolfe, H., 2004, "Scoring ConceptMaps: Development of an Interated Rubric for Assessing Engineering Education," Journal of Engineering, vol.93, no.2, pp. 105-116.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Newcome, E., Shuman, L., and Wolfe, H., 2004, "Extending Work Sampling to Behavioral and Cognitive Concepts," Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Houston, TX.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Norman, B., Bidanda, B., Needy, K., and Rajgopal, J., 2004, "A Conceptual Model for Integrating and Synthesizing the Industrial Engineering Curriculum," American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, Salt Lake City, UT.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L., Sindelar, M., Wolfe, H., Pinkus, R., Miller, R., Olds, B., and Mitcham, C., 2004, "Can Our Students Recognize and Resolve Ethical Dilemmas?," American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, Salt Lake City, UT.

2003, "Backpropagation Neural Network for Multiattribute Process Control," Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Portland, OR.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Besterfield, D.H., Michna, C., and Besterfield, G.H., 2003, "Total Quality Management: For Business, Engineering, and Technology Students," Prentice Hall, New Jersey.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Gerchak, J., Shuman, L.J., and Wolfe, H., 2003, "Using Concept Maps for Evaluating Program Objectives," Frontiers in Education Conference, Boulder, CO.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Golish, B.L., Shuman, J., Wolfe, H., and Weilerstein, P., 2003, "The State of Assessment of Entrepreneur Projects," American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Nashville, TN.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Hoare, R., Kusic, D., Beckwith, J., Shuman, L., Ertman, D., and Shields, R., 2003, "An On-Line Cross-Institutional Survey System: Experience And Migration From An Applet-Based System To A Java Server Page System," 7th IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (SEA), Marina del Rey, CA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Larpkiattaworn, S., Muogboh, O., Shuman, L.J., and Wolfe, H., 2003, "Special Considerations When Using Statistical Analysis in Engineering Education Assessment And Evaluation," Journal of Engineering Education, vol.92, no.3, pp. 207-216.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., McGourty, J., Reynolds, J., Shuman, L., and Wolfe, H., 2003, "Using Multisource Assessment and Feedback Processes to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills in Engineering Students," American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Nashville, TN.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., Budny, D., Larpkiattaworn, S., Muogboh, O., Provezis, S., and Wolfe, H., 2003, "What Do We Know About Our Entering Students and How Does It Impact upon Performance?," American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Nashville, TN.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., Sindelar, M., Wolfe, H., Pinkus, R.L., Mitcham, C., Miller, R.L., and Olds, B., 2003, "Assessing Students' Abilities to Resolve Ethical Dilemmas," Frontiers in Education Conference, Boulder, CO.

2002, "Modeling Undergraduate Engineering Outcomes," International Journal of Engineering Education, vol.18, no.2, pp. 128-139.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Needy, K.L., 2002, "Engineering and Technology Management Graduate Certificate Program at the University of Pittsburgh," American Society for Engineering Management Annual Conference, pp. 217-221, Tampa, FL.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Hoare, R., Shuman, L.J., Shields, R., Gerchak, J., Eartman, D., and Johnson, T., 2002, "Cross-Institutional Assessment: Development and Implementation of the On-Line Student Survey System," Computer Applications in Engineering Education, vol.10, no.2, pp. 88-97.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Lovell, M., McGourty, J., Shuman, L.J., and Wolfe, H., 2002, "An Interdisciplinary Certificate in Product Realization: Meeting the Challenges of Industry and Engineering Criteria 2000," 2002 Frontiers in Education Conference, Boston, MA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., McGourty, J.M., Shuman, L.J., Atman, C.J., Miller, R., Olds, B., Rogers, G., and Wolfe, H., 2002, "Preparing for ABET EC 2000: Research-Based Assessment Methods and Processes," Journal of Engineering Education, vol.18, no.2, pp. 157-167.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., Wolfe, H., Scalise, A., Larpkiattaworn, S., Muogboh, O.S., Budny, D., Miller, R., and Olds, B., 2002, "Modeling for Educational Enhancement and Assessment," American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Montreal, CA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Bidanda, B., Shuman, L.J., Rajgopal, J., and Rubial, C., 2001, "Flexible Doctoral Programs for International Faculty: A Refined Model with Preliminary Results," International Conference for Engineering Education, Oslo, Norway.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Hoare, R., Shuman, L.J., Shields, R., and Johnson, T., 2001, "Cross-Institutional Assessment With A Customized Web-Based Survey System," 2001 Frontiers in Education Conference, Reno, NV.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., McGourty, J., Shuman, L.J., Chimka, J., and Wolfe, H., 2001, "Multi-Source Feedback Processes and Student Learning Styles: Measuring the Influence on Learning Outcomes," American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Alburquerque, NM.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., McGourty, J., Shuman, L.J., Wolfe, H., Atman, C.J., Miller, R.L., Olds, B.M., and Rogers, G.M., 2001, "Using Technology to Enhance Outcome Assessment in Engineering Education," 2001 Frontiers in Education Conference,, Reno, NV.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Moreno, M., Shuman, L.J., and Atman, C.J., 2001, "Gender and Ethnicity Differences in Freshmen Engineering Student Attitudes: A Cross-Institutional Study," Journal of Engineering Education, vol.90, no.4, pp. 477-489.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Perez, G., Shuman, L.J., and Wolfe, H., 2001, "Measuring Continuous Improvement in Engineering Educational Programs: A Graphical Approach," American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Alburquerque, NM.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Chimka, J., Wolfe, H., and Shuman, L.J., 2000, "Ordered Logit Modeling of Likert Scale Indications for Outcomes Assessment," Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cleveland, OH.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., McGourty, J., Dominick, P., Shuman, L.J., and Wolfe, H., 2000, "Improving Student Learning Through the Use of Multi-Source Assessment and Feedback," 2000 Frontiers in Education Conference, Kansas City, Mo.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Moreno, M., Shuman, L.J., Wolfe, H., and Atman, C.J., 2000, "Self-Assessed Confidence in EC-2000 Outcomes: A Study of Gender and Ethnicity Differences Across Institutions," Proceedings of the 2000 Frontiers in Education Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Scalise, A., Shuman, L.J., and Wolfe, H., 2000, "First Term Probation: Models for Identifying High Risk Students," 2000 Frontiers in Education Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., Wolfe, H., Atman, C.J., McGourty, J., Miller, R.L., Olds, B.M., and Rogers, G.M., 2000, "Defining the Outcomes: A Framework for EC 2000," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Education, vol.43, no.2, pp. 100-110.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., Wolfe, H., Atman, C.J., McGourty, J., Miller, R.L., Olds, B.M., and Rogers, G.M., 2000, "Matching Assessment Methods To Outcomes: Definitions And Research Questions," American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, St. Louis, MO.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Bachamada, C., 1999, "A Model for Implementing Lean Manufacturing," 1999 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., McGourty, J., and Shuman, L.J., 1999, "ABET's Eleven Student Learning Outcomes (a-k): Have We Considered the Implications?," 1999 American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, Charlotte, NC.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., McGourty, J., Shuman, L.J., and Wolfe, H., 1999, "Improving Academic Programs by Capitalizing on Alumni's Perceptions and Experiences," Frontiers in Education, San Juan, PR.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Moreno, M., Shuman, L.J., and Atman, C.J., 1999, "Comparing Entering Freshman Engineers: Institutional Differences in Student Attitudes," 1999 American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, Charlotte, NC.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., Delany, C., Wolfe, H., and Scalise, A., 1999, "Engineering Attrition: Student Characteristics and Educational Initiatives," 1999 American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, Charlotte, NC.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Amaya, N.Y., Atman, C.J., and Shuman, L.J., 1998, "Implications of Statistical Process Monitoring for EAC 2000 Program Evaluation: An Example Using Freshman Engineering Attitudes," American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, Seattle, WA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Amaya, N.Y., Shuman, L.J., Atman, C.J., and Porter, R., 1998, "Understanding Student Confidence as it Relates to First Year Achievement," 1998 Frontiers in Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Atman, C.J., and Shuman, L.J., 1998, "Engineering Student Attitudes Assessment," Journal of Engineering Education, vol.87, no.2, pp. 133-141.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 1997, "A Cross Institutional Study of Freshman Engineering Attitudes," Paper, Success 101 Newsletter.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Atman, C.J., and Shuman, L.J., 1997, "Characteristics of Freshman Engineering Students: Models for Determining Student Attrition and Success in Engineering," The Journal of Engineering Education, vol.86, no.2, pp. 139-149.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Atman, C.J., Shuman, L.J., and Wolfe, H., 1997, "Development of Customer-Based Outcome Measures for an Engineering Program," American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, Milwaukee, Wi.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., Atman, C.J., and Wolfe, H., 1997, "Three Approaches to Outcomes Assessment: Questionnaires, Protocols and Empirical Modeling," American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, Milwaukee, Wi.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Bishop, S., 1996, "Freshman Engineering Leadership Team: Student Mentors for Recruitment and Retention," Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Washington, DC.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Atman, K.S., and Bishop, S., 1996, Quality Education: Revolution and Evolution - The Role of Psychological Type Conference, Orlando, FL.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., Atman, C.J., Porter, R.L., Felder, R.M., and Fuller, H., 1996, "Changes in Freshman Engineers' Attitudes - A Cross Institutional Comparison. What Makes a Difference?," Frontiers in Education Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Atman, C.J., and Shuman, L.J., 1995, "How Freshman Attitudes Change During the First Year," American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, pp. 157-163, Anaheim, CA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Atman, C.J., 1994, "Survey Design Methodology: Measuring Freshman Attitudes About Engineering," American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, pp. 236-242, Edmonton, Canada.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Shuman, L.J., "EC2000 Outcome Attributes: Definition and Use," 1999 American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, Charlotte, NC.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Clark, R., and Shuman, L.J., "Activities that Capstone Teams use to Create Innovative Designs in BioEngineering," Frontiers in Education Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Cox, M., Borrego, M., Beddoes, K., and Zhud, J., "Survey Results of a Community Action Research Change Initiative: Where Does Engineering Education Go from Here," Journal for Engineering Education, vol.2, no.103, pp. 193-219.

Norman, B.A., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., LaScola Needy, K., and Rajgopal, J., "Integration and Synthesis of Operations Research Concepts Throughout the Industrial Engineering Curriculum," INFORMS 2005.

Ozaltin, N., Clark, R., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Shartrand, A., "Who's Doing What in Entrepreneurship? A Comparison Between Engineering Business and Interdisciplinary-Based Curriculum (in preparation)," Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship.

Shuman, L.J., Clark, R., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Yildirim, T.P., "Ethical Model Eliciting Activities (E-MEA) - Extending the Construct," Frontiers in Education Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2014, "Flipped Classroom: It can work... and not work!," College of Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2014, "Flipping: A "New" Approach for Increasing Active Learning in the Classroom," Post-Symposium Workshop 2014 ABET Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2014, "Flipping: A "New" Approach for Increasing Active Learning in the Classroom," Workshop 2014 ABET Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2014, "Survey Design," CIRTL Capstone Teaching-as-Research Series, Madison, WI.

Shuman, L., and Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2014, "Innovative Tools for Assessing the Professional Skills," 2014 ABET Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2013, "Electronic Distractions in the Classroom: Managing and Utilizing the Instant Connections to the World," CIRTL Coffee Hour Series, Madison, WI.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2013, "Engaging Students: New Practices in Engineering Education," Lecture Theatre of Undergraduate Education Innovation, Sichuan University, China.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2013, "Measuring Global Competency in Engineering?," Engineering Faculty of Ohio State University Meeting.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2013, "So, You Want to Flip?," TAMU System Engineering Network Meeting.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2012, "Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research in Engineering Education," EpiCenter Workshop, Stanford, CA.

Dawes, L., Howard, P., and Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2012, "Publishing in Engineering Education: An Editors' Viewpoint," 2012 Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Annual Conference, Melbourne Australia.

Ozaltin, N.O., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Shuman, L., 2012, "Modeling the Design Processes Leading to Innovative Outcomes: An Intervention Tool," CD Proceedings: Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Smith, K., and Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2012, "Leveraging Your Engineering Education Innovation," NAE FOEE Symposium, Irvine, CA.

Zappe, S.M., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shartrand, A., and Weilerstein, P., 2012, "Work in Progress: Entrepreneurship in Education: Faculty Beliefs, Teaching Practices, and Student Learning," 2012 Frontiers in Education, Seattle, WA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and McKenna, A., 2011, "4 Workshops on Assessment of Educational Innovations," 2011 NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium, Irving, CA.

OZaltin, N., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Shartrand, A., 2011, "Who's Doing What in Engineering Technical Entrepreneurship?," The NCIIA's 15th Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2010, "Why Active Learning?," National Academy of Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering Education, Irvine, CA.

Siewiorek, N., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Hamilton, E., and Shuman, L.J., 2010, "Reflection Tools in Modeling Activities," International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Chicago, IL.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Shuman, L., 2008, "Measuring In-Process Learning (AKA Engineering Processes in Action)," CISER Conference, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Clark, R., and Shuman, L., 2008, "Measuring 'In-Process' Design in Bio-Engineering"," NCIIA Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

McCarthy, J.J., Parker, R.S., and Besterfield-Sacre, M., 2008, "Results and Initial Dissemination of the Pillars Curriculum at Pittsburgh," ASEE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Mccarthy, J.J., Parker, R.S., and Besterfield-Sacre, M., 2008, "Rsults and Initial Dissemination of the Pillars Curriculum at Pittsburgh," ASEE Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Shuman, L., Moore, T., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Diefes-Dux, H., Hamilton, E., Miller, R., Olds, B., and Self, B., 2008, "Improving Engineering Students' Learning Strategies Through Models and Modeling," 38th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Alexander, L.M., 2007, "International Experiences for Technical Students: The IAESTE United States Model," 2007 ABET Annual Meeting, Incline Village, NV.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Halverson, E., 2007, "Building School System Causal Models to Engage Districts in Identifying Measurable Indicators and to Evaluate Strategies to Address Student Outcomes," 2007 AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Chicago, IL.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Mehalik, M., 2007, "Professional Development: Increasing Engineers' Creative Resolutions to Ethical Dilemmas," 2007 IBM sponsored regional workshop, Society of Women Engineers Three Rivers to Success: Dedication, Involvement, and Leadership, 2007 Region G. conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Shuman, L., 2007, "Advances In Engineering Education And The ABET Process," VaNTH/ERC Symposium on Engineering Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Resnick, L., Mehalik, M., Sherer, J., and Halverson, E., 2007, "A Framework for Effective Management of School System Performance," Conference on Human and Social Capital in Learning Systems, Pittsburgh, PA.

Clark, R., Shuman, L.J., and Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2007, "Use of Modeling in Engineering Coursework to Enhance Problem Solving Skills," The 13th International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modeling and Applications (ICTMA), Bloomington, IN.

Clark, R.M., Sherer, J.Z., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Resnick, L., 2007, "Combining Expert Directed Graphs of the K-12 Educational System," 2007 AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Chicago, IL.

Mccarthy, J.J., Parker, R.S., and Besterfield-Sacre, M., 2007, "Pillars of Chemical Engineering," ASEE Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Mccarthy, J.J., Parker, R.S., and Besterfield-Sacre, M., 2007, "Pillars of Chemical Engineering," NSF Grantees Conference, Washington D.C..

Sherer, J.Z., Clark, R.M., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Resnick, L., 2007, "Mapping the School System: Learning from how District Leaders Build a Model for Improving Student Learning," 2007 AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Chicago, IL.

Shuman, L.J., and Besterfield-Sacre, M., 2007, "Advances In Engineering Education And The ABET Process," VaNTH/ERC Symposium on Engineering Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Shuman, L.J., and Besterfield-Sacre, M., 2007, "Advances In Engineering Education And The ABET Process," VaNTH/ERC Symposium on Engineering Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Beckman, E., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Kovalcik, G., Mehalik, M., LaScola Needy, K., Ries, R., Schaefer, L., Shuman, L., and Kowaltowski, D., 2006, "Creating the Holistic Engineer: a Focus on Sustainability in an International Setting," 5th Annual ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education, Rio de Janerio.

Mccarthy, J.J., Abatan, A.A., Parker, R.S., and Besterfield-Sacre, M., 2006, "Pillars of Chemical Engineering: A Block-Scheduled Curriculum," ASEE Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Mccarthy, J.J., Parker, R.S., Abatan, A., and Besterfield-Sacre, M., 2006, "Pillars of Chemical Engineering: A Block-Scheduled Curriculum," NSF EEC Workshop, Washington, D.C..

McCarthy, J.J., Parker, R.S., and Besterfield-Sacre, M., 2006, "Pillars of Chemical Engineerin: A Block-Scheduled Curriculum," ASEE Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Mccarthy, J.J., Parker, R.S., and Besterfield-Sacre, M., 2006, "Pillars of Chemical Engineering: A Block-Scheduled Curriculum," AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

McCarthy, J.J., Parker, R.S., and Besterfield-Sacre, M., 2006, "Pillars of Chemical Engineering: a Block-Scheduled Curriculum," AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Nichols, G., Wolfe, H., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Shuman, L., 2006, "A Method for Identifying Variables for STEM Intervention," IERC Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Yildirim, T.P., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., and Wolfe, H., 2006, "Markov Decision Process Analysis of Teamwork Process," IERC Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Yilidirim, T.P., and Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2006, "Portfolio Optimization in Competition," IERC Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Shuman, L.J., 2005, "The State of the Art in Assessment Tools: Looking Down the Road Ahead," 2005 ABET Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

McCarthy, J., Abatan, A.A., Parker, R.S., and Besterfield-Sacre, M., 2005, "The Pillars of Chemical Engineering: A Work in Progress," Frontiers in Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Mccarthy, J.J., Abatan, A.A., Parker, R.S., and Besterfield-Sacre, M., 2005, "The Pillars of Chemical Engineering," AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH.

McCarthy, J.J., Abatan, A.A., Parker, R.S., and Besterfield-Sacre, M., 2005, "The Pillars of Chemical Engineering: A Work in Progress," AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH.

Mccarthy, J.J., Abatan, A.A., Parker, R.S., and Besterfield-Sacre, M., 2005, "The Pillars of Chemical Engineering: A work in progress," Frontiers in Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Mccarthy, J.J., Abatan, A.A., Parker, R.S., and Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2005, "Pillars of Chemical Engineering: An Integrated Curriculum," AICHE 2005 Annual Meeting, Cincinnatti, OH.

Norman, B.A., Besterfield-Sacre, M., LaScola Needy, K., and Rajgopal, J., 2005, "Integration and Synthesis of Operations Research Concepts Throughout the Industrial Engineering Curriculum," Informs Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Norman, B.A., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Bidanda, B., Needy, K., and Rajgopal, J., 2005, "Integrating and Synthesizing the Industrial Engineering Curriculum via an Unstructured Problem Solving Course," American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, Portland, OR.

Yilidirim, T.P., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., and Wolfe, H., 2005, "Stochastic Modeling of Teamwork Process," Informs Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

2004, "Work Sampling as an Alternative Approach to Behavioral Observation," FIPSE Project Directors' Meeting, Washington, DC.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2004, "Work in Progress: Work Sampling of Behavioral Observations for Process-Oriented Engineering Outcomes," Frontiers in Education Conference, Savannah, GA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Heitmann, G., 2004, "Excellence and Quality Assurance in Engineering Education by Program Accreditation," International Conference on Engineering Education, Gainsville, FL.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Norman, B., Bidanda, B., Needy, K., and Rajgopal, J., 2004, "Integration and Synthesis of the Industrial Engineering Program," Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Houston, TX.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Golish, B.L., Shuman, L.J., Wolfe, H., and Weilerstein, P., 2003, "The Relationship Between NCIIA Grant Size and Assessment: The Need for an Evaluation Database," NCIIA Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Lovell, M., Desai, S., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Schaefer, L.A., and Mickle, M., 2003, "Development of the R.A.P.I.D. Network," NCIIA Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Kolar, M., Shuman, L.J., and Wolfe, H., 2002, "Beyond Accreditation: How to Sustain the Use of Assessment in Quality Educational Processes," ABET Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Larpkiattaworn, S., Muogboh, O., Shuman, L., and Wolfe, H., 2002, "Modeling for Educational Enhancement and Assessment in Engineering: What Works, What Doesn't and Why," Quality and Productivity Research Conference, Tempe, AZ.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Hoare, R., Shuman, L.J., and Wolfe, H., 2001, "Cross-Institutional Assessment with a Customized Web-Based Survey System," American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., McGourty, J., Merrill, J., and Shuman, L., 2001, "Technology-Mediated Assessment," American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L., Chimka, J.R., Wolfe, H., and McGourty, J., 2001, "Using Multi-Source Feedback in the Classroom Lessons Learned," Frontiers in Education Conference, Reno, NV.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., McGourty, J., Shuman, L.J., and Wolfe, H., 2000, "The Use of Multi-Source Feedback Processes in the Classroom," Workshop, Best Assessment Processes III, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Olds, B.M., Shuman, L.J., Wolfe, H., McGourty, J., Miller, R.L., Atman, C.J., and Rogers, G.M., 2000, "A Baker's Dozen: Assessment Methods and Their Strengths and Weaknesses," Workshop, Best Assessment Processes III, NSF Action Agenda Grantees Conference, Washington, DC.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Olds, B.M., Shuman, L.J., Wolfe, H., McGourty, J., Miller, R.L., Atman, C.J., and Rogers, G.M., 2000, "A Baker's Dozen: Assessment Methods and Their Strengths and Weaknesses," Workshop, Best Assessment Processes III, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L., and Wofle, H., 2000, "Triangulating Assessments: Multi-Source Feedback Systems and Closed Form Surveys," American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., Wolfe, H., Atman, C.J., McGourty, J., Miller, R.L., and Olds, B.M., 2000, "EC2000 Outcome Attributes: Definition and Use," Workshop, Best Assessment Processes III, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN.

Shuman, L.J., Olds, B.M., Besterfield-Sacre, M., Wolfe, H., McGourty, J., Miller, R., Atman, C.J., and Rogers, C., 2000, "A Baker's Dozen: Assessment Methods and Their Strengths and Weaknesses," NSF Grantees Conference, Washington, DC..

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L.J., Wolfe, H., Atman, C.J., McGourty, J., Miller, R.L., and Olds, B.M., 1999, "EC2000 Outcome Attributes: Definition and Use," 1999 American Society for Engineering Education, Charlotte, NC.

Shuman, L.J., Besterfield-Sacre, M., and Wolfe, H., 1999, "Engineering Criteria 2000: A Programs Assessment Workshop," Youngstown State University.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Della-Piana, C.K., 1998, "An Approach to ABET Accreditation: Formative Evaluation and Continuous Improvement," Workshop, Best Assessment Processes in Engineering Education Symposium II, Terre Haute, IN.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Atman, C.J., and Shuman, L.J., 1998, "Engineering Student Attitudes Assessment," Workshop, Best Assessment Processes in Engineering Education Symposium II, Terre Haute, IN.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Pauk, T., Castro, A., and Kubo Della-Piana, C., 1998, "Development of an Evaluation Meta-Database for a Large Engineering, Science, and Math Initiative: Implications for EAC 2000," 1998 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Banff, Canada.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Della-Piana, C.K., 1997, "An Approach to ABET Accreditation: Formative Evaluation and Continuous Improvement," Frontiers in Education Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Atman, C.J., and Shuman, L.J., 1997, "A Cross Institutional Comparison of Freshman Engineering Attitudes," Frontiers in Education Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Atman, C.J., and Shuman, L.J., 1997, "Engineering Student Attitudes Assessment," Best Assessment Processes in Engineering Education Symposium, Terre Haute, IN.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Atman, C.J., Shuman, L.J., and Wolfe, H., 1997, "Outcomes Assessment Using Questionnaires, Protocols and Empirical Models: Pilot Study Results," Best Assessment Processes in Engineering Education Symposium, Terre Haute, IN.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Della-Piana, C.K., Hanson, C., Diaz-Rios, L., and Castro, A., 1997, "Formative Evaluation: A Process for Continuous Improvement," 1997 MIE Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Waller, A., Pavelich, M., Eschenbach, B., Culver, D., Felder, R., Atman, C.J., Harb, J., Tokomoto, C.F., Smith, K.A., and Olds, B., 1997, "ERM: Who Are We and Where Are We Going?," American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Atman, K.S., Bishop, S., and Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 1996, "Psychological Type, Goal Orientation and Learning Style: Implications for Retention and Individuation," Quality Education: Revolution and Evolution - The Role of Psychological Type Conference, Orlando, FL.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 1994, "Measuring Freshman Attitudes About Engineering," Seminar for the School of Engineering at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 1999, "Assessment Using Engineering Student Attitudes," Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2000, "ABET 2000 Preparation: Focus on Surveys and Questionnaires," Presentation to the engineering faculty at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Grand Rapids, SD.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2003, "Assessing the Work of E-Team Projects, Courses and Programs," NCIIA Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2003, "Assessment Database System for E-Teams: A New Web Assessable Database for NCIIA E-team Projects, Courses, and Programs," NCIIA Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2005, "SCALE and Goal 4 Equity," Institute for Learning Fellows Meeting, Learning and Research Development Center, University of Pittsburgh.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2006, "Assessment Methods for Assessing Outcomes," 2006 National Engineering and Technology Education Conference (NETEC), Taipei, Taiwan.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2006, "System Mapping for District Reform," Institute for Learning Annual Retreat, Washington DC.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2009, "Research and Tools for Analyzing BME Design Team Projects," BME Idea Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2010, "Innovation: Does a relationship exist between process & artifact?," Virginia Tech Engineering Education Department, Blacksburg, VA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Sherer, J.Z., 2007, "A Systems Framework to Design, Manage, and Measure Instructional Initiatives," Institute for Learning Annual Retreat - Instructional Reform: Systems Design, Assessment and YOU, Atlanta, GA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Golish, B., and Shuman, L., 2006, "Comparing the Innovation Processes in Academic and Corporate Settings," Kaufman Foundation for the Journal of Product Innovation Management, for a special issue on Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., McCarthy, J., and Parker, R., 2005, "Work in Progress: The Pillars of Chemical Engineering," Frontiers in Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Norman, B.A., Needy, K.L., and Rajgopal, J., "Integration and Synthesis of Operations Research Concepts Throughout the Industrial Engineering Curriculum," INFORMS 2005.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Olds, B.M., Shuman, L.J., Wolfe, H., McGourty, J., Miller, R.L., Atman, C.J., and Rogers, G.M., 2000, "A Baker's Dozen: Assessment Methods and Their Strengths and Weaknesses," Frontiers in Education Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Rudnicka, E., Shuman, L.J., and Wolfe, H., 2005, "Work in Progress: Evaluating the Decision Making Process that Individuals and Teams of Engineering Students Employ When Solving Ethical Dilemmas," Frontiers in Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L., and McGourty, J., 2000, "ABET 2000 Preparation," Presentation to the engineering faculty at the Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Shuman, L., Wolfe, H., Pinkus, R., Miller, R., and Olds, B., 2002, "Assessing Engineering Students' Understanding of Their Professional and Ethical Responsibilities," NSF CCLI Grantees Conference, Washington, DC.