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Dean Howell, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Office: Chambers Technology Center 
E-mail: showell@pacific.edu
Phone: 
209.946.3068

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Dean's Office
209.946.2575
Chambers Technology Center 202
Deanna Thompson
Dean's Administration Assistant
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211
dthompson@pacific.edu

Steven Howell

Leadership and Administrative Experience

Dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science
University of the Pacific
June 2013 - Present

Vice Chancellor and Founding Provost
Botswana International University of Science and Technology
Gaborone Botwswana
June 2010 - June 2013

Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Programs
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield Michigan
July 2007 - June 2010

Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering and Professor (Tenured) and Assistant Dean Lawrence Technological University 
January 2001 - July 2007

Project Team Leader
Visteon Automotive Systems - Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE)
August 1998 - January 2000

Academic Experience (Non-Management)

Professor (Tenured) of Mechanical Engineering
Northern Arizona University 
August 1991 - August 1996

Associate Professor (Tenured) of Mechanical Engineering
University of the Pacific
August 1983 - July 1991 

Operation Expert and Faculty Member
US Agency for International Development and University of Simbabwe (Mechanical Engineering Dept.)
June 1986 - December 1987

Teaching and Research Assistant
University of British Columbia, Chemical Engineering Department
September 1980 - August 1983

Teaching and Research Assistant
Southern Methodist University
June 1976 - August 1977

Engineering Experience (Non-Academic)

Ford/SDRC Training and Education Consultant and Application Engineering for Ford Body CAD Group
January 1997 - July 1998

Engineer
Idaho National Engineering Lab, Thermal Analysis Branch 
September 1977 - June 1980.

Education

University of British Columbia (1983)
Ph.D, Chemical Engineering 

Southern Methodist University (1977)
M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Southern Methodist University (1976)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Awards

Doctoral Fellowship, University of British Columbia 1980 - 1983
Institute of Technology Scholarship, Southern Methodist University 1972 - 1976
First Place, National ASME Student Design Contest
Woody Everett Award for outstanding poster session presented at the l990 ASEE Annual Conference, Computers in Education Division.
Oppenheimer Award for outstanding paper presented at the 1993 ASEE Mid-Year Conference, ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division.
Oppenheimer Award for outstanding paper presented at the 1994-95 ASEE Mid-Year Conference, ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division.
Recipient of 1991 Fulbright Lecturing Award (Council for International Exchange of Scholars) to the University of Zambia (did not accept due to job change)
1999 Boeing Outstanding Education Award for leadership in establishing NAU's Design4Practice program
2002 Richard Marburger Outstanding Administrator Award, Lawrence Technological University

Consulting

Expert Witness, Rosco vs Mirror Lite
Rendered expert opinion in areas of Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, geometry and geometric measurement methods, experimental sources of error, and injection molded design and manufacturing in patent infringement case. Wrote declarations, participated in deposition, and 10 day trial in U.S. District Court.

United Nations Development Project, Computer Aided Learning Lab, Univeristy of Zimbabwe
Assisted in the installation of a local area network; both hardware and software. Wrote a file management software package for this lab and Computer Aided Learning simulation package. January - December 1987

Autodesk, Inc
Served as a consultant and advisor to the Education Department of Autodesk. Responsibilities included attending academic advisory board meetings at the Autodesk corporate headquarters in San Francisco to advise the Autodesk Education Department on the application of Autodesk software in an educational institution and beta testing for new versions of Autodesk CAD software. Wrote a "white paper" (under contract) on the new paradigm for engineering design graphics.

Select Publications

Vantsevich, V., Howell, S.K., "Development of a New Master of Science in Mechatronic Systems Engineering Program", Proceedings, MX2006- The 10th Mechatronics Forum Biennial International Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 19 - 21, 2006.

Howell, S.K., "A new Joint Engineering Program between Shanghai University of Engineering Science and Lawrence Technological University", Proceedings, 2005 ASEE Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Education, Portland, OR, June 2005.

Howell, S. K., "Engineering Design Graphics Across the Atlantic - An Experience Using Asynchronous and Synchronous Technology", Proceedings, 2004 ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Mid-Year Conference, American Society for Engineering Education, Williamsburg, VA, November 2004.

Howell, S.K., Rizk, T., Shamamy, P., Feierfeil, G., Riedel, C., Anneberg, L., "The Engineering Entrepreneurial Program at Lawrence Technological University", Proceedings, ASEE/SEFE/TUB International Colloquium, American Society for Engineering Education, Berlin, Germany, October 2002.

Howell, S.K., Schneider, G., Miller, J., "The Global Engineering Program at Lawrence Technological University", Proceedings, ASEE/SEFE/TUB International Colloquium, American Society for Engineering Education, Berlin, Germany, October 2002.

Vantsevich, V., Howell, S.K., Vysotski, M.S., Khartytonchyk, S.V., "Integrated Control of Vehicle Running Properties", Proceedings, IBEC 2002, Society of Automotive Engineers Colloquium, SAE, Paris, France, July 2002.

Howell, S.K., Collier, K., Larson, D.S., Hatfield, J.M., Hoyle, G.W., Thomas, G.A., "An Integrated Engineering Design Experience: Freshmen to Senior Level", Proceedings, I995 ASEE Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Education, Anaheim, CA, June 1995.

Howell, S.K., "The Use of a Parametric Feature Based CAD System to Teach introductory Engineering Graphics," Journal of Engineering Design Graphics, American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Design Graphics Division, Spring 1995.

Howell, S.K., "Engineering Design in a Freshman Graphics Course?" Proceedings, 1994 ASEE Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Education, Edmonton, Alberta, June 1994.

Howell, S.K., "Finite Element Analysis in a Freshman Graphics Course?", Engineering Design Graphics Journal, ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division, Vol. 57, No. 1, Winter 1993.

Howell, S.K., "ACTOR: An Object Oriented System to Develop Windows App1ications", Computers in Education Journal, ASEE Computers in Education Division, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 26-30, July - Sept.1992.

Howell, S.K., "Using Mixed Language Programming to Write "Intelligent "Engineering Software", Proceedings, 1990 ASEE Annual Conference, 1990.

Howell, S.K., "A Look at the University of Zimbabwe and Engineering Education in Zimbabwe'", Proceedings, 1990 ASEE Annual Conference, 1990.

Howell, S.K., King, W.J, "The Use of Mixed Language Programming to Develop Engineering Educational Software. An Example Using C and Prolog", Computers in Education Journal, ASEE Computers in Education Division, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 39-41, April-June 1990.

Howell, S.K., "Mixed Language Programming as a Tool for the Development of Engineering Educational Software", Proceedings, 1990 Society for Computer Simulation Multi-conference on Modeling and Simulation on Microcomputers, 1990.King, W.J.,

Howell, S.K., "Simulating the Operation of a Simple Computer, An Interactive Program Written in C", Proceedings, 1989 ASEE Annual Conference, Vol 2, 1989.

Blasczyk, J., Howell, S.K., "Viscosity of Coal-Oil- Water Mixtures ", presented at the Third European Conference on Coal-Water Mixtures, Institute of Chemical Engineers, Malmo, Sweden, October, 1987.

Leilmezs, J., Howell, S.K., Campbell, H.P., "Modifed Redlich-Kwong Equation of State for Saturated Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium," Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 38, No. 8, 1983.

Books

Howell, S.K., Engineering Design and Problem Solving, Benjamin Cummings/Addison Wesley Publishing, 1995.

Howell, S.K., Fundamentals of AutoCAD Designer, PWS Publishing, 1995

Howell, S.K., Introduction to Mechanical Desktop: Parametric Part and Assembly Modeling. International Thompson/PWS Publishing. 1997.

Howell, S.K. Introduction to Engineering Design and Problem Solving, Prentice Hall E-Source, 2001.

Patents

U.S. Patent No.6651037; Title: METHOD OF OPTIMIZED DESIGN OF AN HVAC AIR-HANDLING ASSEMBLY FOR A CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM with Steven Howell, John Li and Timothy Hall, issued November 2003

Memberships

American Society of Engineering Education
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honorary Society

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