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Jeanne Christman

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-6609
Office Hours
Monday 10am ??? 12pm, Tuesday 10 - 11am, Wednesday 1 ??? 3 pm, and Thursdays 10 -11am or by appointment Office hour Zoom links are in MyCourses
Office Location
Office Mailing Address
ENT-2134 78 Lomb Memorial Dr. Rochester, NY 14623-5604

Jeanne Christman

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BS, Clarkson University; MS, University of Texas at Dallas; Ph.D., University at Buffalo

Bio

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.

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Published Conference Proceedings
Christman, Jeanne W., Mark Indelicato, and George Zion. "Assessment of discrete concept knowledge and integrated understanding in introductory networking courses." Proceedings of the 2018 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Ed. ASEE. Salt Lake City, UT: n.p., 2018. Web.
Christman, Jeanne and Antonio Mondragon-Torres. "Embedded Systems Design Curriculum Conversion from Quarters to Semesters." Proceedings of the IEEE Frontiers in Education. Ed. IEEE. Oklahoma City, OK: IEEE, 2013. Web.
Christman, Jeanne and Antonio Mondragon. "A Comprehensive Embedded Systems Design Course and Laboratory." Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education. Ed. IEEE. Austin, TX: IEEE, 2013. Web.
Christman, Jeanne and Antonio Mondragon. "Hard Core vs. Soft Core: A Debate." Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Ed. American Society For Engineering Education. San Antonio, TX: n.p., 2012. Web.
Journal Paper
Christman, Jeanne W., et al. "Using Self Determination Theory to Build Communities of Support and Improve the Learning Environment for Women in Engineering." European Journal of Engineering Education. (2017): 1-16. Web.
Christman, Jeanne W., et al. "To Educate Engineers or Engineer Educators." Journal of Research in Science Teaching 54. 7 (2017): 884-913. Print.
Christman, Jeanne. "The Case of the Burning Laptops." Journal of Case Studies 30. 1 (2012): 88-97. Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Christman, Jeanne. "A Hands-on Approach to Demonstrating Hardware/Software Tradeoffs in an Embedded System Design." 118th American Society for Engineering Education Conference & Exposition. ASEE. Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, BC. 26-29 Jun. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Published Article
Christman, Jeanne, Elizabeth Dell, and Robert Garrick. “Increasing Girls Interest in Engineering byMaking It Fun.” ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, 2010. n.p. Web.

Currently Teaching

CPET-499
0 Credits
One semester or summer block of appropriate work experience in a related industry. Students are required to complete a poster and presentation and participate in the ECTET co-op presentation evening at the completion of each co-op experience. Department permission is required.
CPET-133
3 Credits
This course introduces students to the underlying building blocks of digital system and microcontroller design. Digital systems topics that are covered include: number systems, truth tables, Boolean algebra, combinational and sequential logic, and finite state machines. A microcontroller is used to teach register programming, reading and writing digital I/O, bitwise operations and bit-masking and microprocessor architecture. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics.
EEET-499
0 Credits
One semester or summer block of appropriate work experience in a related industry. Students are required to complete a poster and presentation and participate in the ECTET co-op presentation evening at the completion of each co-op experience. Department permission is required.
CPET-252
1 Credits
This course implements the techniques and concepts developed in microcontroller systems. Emphasis is placed on the use of an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to program a microcontroller at the register level. Skills in debugging, implementation, and demonstration of basic microcontroller systems will be developed.
CPET-253
3 Credits
This course presents typical structures and applications of microcontroller systems. Emphasis will be on: hardware, programming, input/output methods, typical peripherals/interfacing (including Timers, ADC and micro to micro communications), interrupt handling and small system design and applications using high level programming languages. Microprocessor architecture and assembly programming will be introduced to provide a base for more advanced digital designs. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics.

In the News

  • January 11, 2021

    professor wearing labcoat and examining a grow on a petri dish.

    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

    professor and students working together in computer lab.

    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.