K-STATE'S JAMES GODDARD NEW VICE PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION
James Goddard, professor of architectural engineering and construction science in the College of Engineering at K-State, has been named vice president and president-elect of the American Council for Construction Education.
Goddard will serve a two-year term as vice president of the council, serve as its president from 2011-2013, and then serve a term as past-president.
The American Council for Construction Education is the accrediting agency for the more than 80 construction management programs in the United States, Canada and Australia. The council is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the accrediting agency for four-year baccalaureate degree programs, two-year associate degree programs and graduate programs in construction management.
Goddard, who has been with K-State for 37 years, teaches and coordinates the university's construction science and management program. He has advised a number of award-winning construction management teams, the K-State student chapter of Associated General Contractors and Sigma Lambda Chi, the international construction science honor society at K-State.
Goddard has a bachelor's degree in building construction from K-State and a master's degree in building construction from the University of Florida.
K-STATE'S JULIA KEEN RECEIVES 2009 OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD FROM REGIONAL SECTION OF AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION
Julia Keen, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering's department of architectural engineering and construction science at K-State, is receiving the 2009 Outstanding Teaching Award from the Midwest Section of the American Society of Engineering Education.
The award, given by each section of the association, recognizes outstanding classroom performance by teachers of engineering and engineering technology students. Candidates must be from ABET/CEAB-accredited engineering or engineering technology programs.
Keen was cited for "creating a foundation of industry-based concepts and problem-solving skills in her classes, creating valued-added education for her students and the K-State architectural engineering and construction science programs."
Keen joined K-State in 2003. Her many honors include becoming the first engineering faculty member in the nation to achieve the designation of High-Performance Building Design Professional from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. She also was recognized by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers as its 2007 student chapter adviser of the year. Keen was one of the faculty advisers to the chapter's competition team that placed first in the society's 2009 Student Design Competition. In addition, Keen received one of K-State's Putting Students First awards in 2007.
Keen received a bachelor's and a master's in architectural engineering from K-State.