BS, Clarkson University; MS, University of Texas at Dallas; Ph.D., University at Buffalo
Dr. Jeanne Christman is an Associate Professor and Associate Department Chair in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology. She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering, an MS in Computer Science and a PhD in Curriculum, Instruction and the Science of Learning. Utilizing her educational background, her teaching specialty is digital and embedded system design and her research areas include engineering education culture, equity in engineering education and increasing diversity in STEM through transformation of traditional teaching methods.
During her 14 years at RIT, Dr. Christman has been co-PI on several grants focused on increasing the recruitment and retention of women in Engineering Technology, including a previous NSF SSTEM grant upon whose success the SD-CoMETS program is modelled. Additionally, she was a founding member of the College of Engineering’s Women in Technology program, which provides social, academic and professional support to underrepresented students in the college. In addition to the SD-CoMETS program, Dr. Christman is currently part of a project funded by the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network to improve student learning through reflective story-telling and also her college’s representative to RIT’s Council for the Representation and Engagement of Women Faculty.
In the News
January 11, 2021
RIT Sponsored Research garners $82 million
RIT had its best year ever for sponsored research funding. For fiscal year 2020, which ended June 30, RIT received 382 new awards totaling $82 million. The record funding follows almost $58 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2019, also a record.
April 30, 2020
Jeanne Christman excites student learning with engaging teaching style
Jeanne Christman thinks classrooms should be noisy. The more conversations between students and faculty, the more success she believes students will have in understanding and applying engineering and computing concepts. That approach to helping students understand and use today’s engineering concepts was one of the reasons Christman was honored with the 2019-20 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.
April 30, 2020
Four years and four faculty teaching excellence awardees in ECTET
Jeanne Christman is the fourth consecutive faculty member in the electrical, computer and telecommunications engineering technology department to win the Eisenhart Award.