Cynthia J. Atman, PhD

Cynthia J. AtmanDirector, Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching
Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering
Mitchell T. and Lella Blanche Bowie Endowed Chair
Sieg Hall, Room 415
UW HCDE Box 352315, Seattle, WA 98195

PhD, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
MS, Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University
BS, Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University

Cynthia J. Atman is the founding director of the Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT), a professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering, and the inaugural holder of the Mitchell T. & Lella Blanche Bowie Endowed Chair at the University of Washington. Dr. Atman is co-director of the Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE), funded by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. She was director of the NSF-funded Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE), a national research center that was funded from 2003-2010.  Her research focuses on engineering design learning, considering context in engineering design, and the use of reflection to support learning.  She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the ASEE. Dr. Atman holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.

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