Cedarville Professor Receives Outstanding Teacher Award

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio—Dr. Clint Kohl, associate professor of electrical engineering at Cedarville University, has received the American Association of Engineering Educators (ASEE) 2003 Outstanding Teacher Award for the North Central Section. The North Central Section includes Ohio, Michigan, western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Kohl was recognized at a recent awards banquet at the ASEE regional conference in Columbus, Ohio. Kohl is the first Cedarville professor to receive the ASEE Outstanding Teacher recognition. The ASEE Outstanding Teacher Award honors teachers of engineering and engineering technology for their superb classroom performance. The award also serves as an incentive for teachers to make further significant contributions to teaching. The recipients must exhibit qualities such as self-confidence, poise, enthusiasm, ability to motivate others, and a willingness to help students. His or her contributions to the profession should include items such as developing courses and equipment, working to improving facilities, having works published which enhance the education process, and serving as a mentor to other faculty members. The recipient also must have a strong record of activity in ASEE or the educational activities of another professional society. Along with holding membership in ASEE, Kohl is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Tau Beta Pi (the National Engineering Honor Society), Phi Kappa Phi (the National Academic Honor Society), and Eta Kappa Nu (the Electrical Engineering Honor Society). Kohl advises Cedarville University`s fire-fighting robot team, which placed second at the 2003 Trinity College Fire-Fighting Home Robot Competition in Connecticut. Kohl also developed his own robot for the expert division of the competition and won fourth place. Kohl came to Cedarville University in 1994 as an assistant professor of electrical engineering. In 2000, he received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. Kohl holds a B.S.E.E. from South Dakota State University, a M.S.E.E. from the University of North Dakota, and a Ph.D. from Iowa State University. Kohl resides in Cedarville with his wife, Susan, and children, Caleb, Kathryn, Daniel, and Timothy. -30-