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Armstrong Engineering Studies Professor Selected as Governor’s Teaching Fellow

(April 25, 2017) – Armstrong State University Engineering Studies Professor Priya Thamburaj Goeser, Ph.D., has been selected as a 2017 Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the summer symposium program. Established in 1995 by former Governor Zell Miller, the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program provides select Georgia higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills.

As a Governor’s Teaching Fellow, Goeser will attend a two-week symposium in May, in addition to attending instructional enhancement projects on Armstrong’s campus. The combination of structured program curricula and independent learning activities will provide opportunities for Goeser and her peers to expand their teaching repertoire.

Goeser earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology. She worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Composite Materials at the University of Delaware for two years before becoming an engineering faculty member at Armstrong in 2003. Additionally, Goeser holds two positions in the American Society for Engineering Education, Southeastern Section, and serves as a faculty advisor in Armstrong’s Engineering Learning Center. As well, she serves on five university committees, plays a key role on the planning team for the annual Engineering Design Challenge and is the project director for Armstrong’s MATLAB Marina, a Virtual Learning Environment that assists undergraduate students’ understanding of the MATLAB technical computing language.

In 2014, Goeser was honored with an Outstanding Mid-Career Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. She regularly publishes in scholarly journals, presents at peer-reviewed conferences and speaks at workshops and conferences around the nation.

Sara Plaspohl, Ph.D.

“It’s fun to see students go out and succeed after they graduate from Armstrong"

Sara Plaspohl, Ph.D.
Teaching since: 1994