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Mike Eastman

Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Continuous Improvement

Dean’s Office
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-7787
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College of Engineering Technology Dean's Office Suite ROS - 1130

Mike Eastman

Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Continuous Improvement

Dean’s Office
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology, Ph.D., University at Buffalo

Bio

Mike Eastman joined RIT as a faculty member in 1996 and served as department chair of the Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology Department from 2005 – 2017.  He was named Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Continuous Improvement in the College of Engineering Technology in 2017, is responsible for the oversight of college continuous improvement and accreditation efforts, and is engaged in promoting student-centered teaching practices through a variety of faculty development initiatives including serving as an RIT KEEN Leader.  Dr. Eastman oversees the College of Engineering Exploration Program, which attracts more than 80 new first year students each year and the majority of his efforts focus on student success. Dr. Eastman earned a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology and MS in Computer Science from RIT.  He earned a PhD in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning from University at Buffalo.  His research interests include the culture of engineering education, constructivism and inquiry-based learning, equity & inclusion in STEM, Discipline Based Education Research (DBER), and embedded systems design. He is currently serving as Co-Pi on the NSF-funded SD-CoMETS Scholarship program. His research has been published in the Journal of Engineering Education (JEE) and the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST).

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Published Conference Proceedings
Greenwood, Lisa, et al. "Problem Based Learning: A Tale of Three Courses." Proceedings of the ASEE Zone 1. Ed. ASEE. Niagara Falls, NY: ASEE, 2019. Web.
Gupta, Surrendra K., et al. "Transfer student pipeline to engineering." Proceedings of the ASEE National Conference. Ed. ASEE. Indianapolis, IN: ASEE, 2014. Web.
Gupta, Surrendra K., et al. "TiPi Scholars Program for transfer students from two-year colleges." Proceedings of the ASEE ST. Lawrence Section Conference. Ed. ASEE. Buffalo, NY: ASEE, 2013. Web.
Eastman, Michael G. and H. Fred Walker. "Ensuring curriculum integrity for engineering technology programs during academic calendar conversion." Proceedings of the ASEE National Conference. Ed. ASEE. Vancouver, BC: ASEE, 2011. Web.
Ilya, Grinberg,, et al. "EET nationally-normed assessment exam: First experiences and their relations to ABET outcomes." Proceedings of the ASEE National Conference. Ed. ASEE. Vancouver, BC: ASEE, 2011. Web.
Journal Paper
Eastman, Michael G., Monica L. Miles, and Randy Yerrick. "Exploring the White and Male Culture: Investigating Individual Perspectives of Equity and Privilege in Engineering Education." Journal of Engineering Education. (2019): 22. Print.
Eastman, Michael G., et al. "To Educate Engineers or to Engineer Educators?: Exploring Access to Engineering Careers." Journal of Research in Science Teaching 54. 7 (2017): 884-913. Print.
Invited Article/Publication
Eastman, Michael G., Monica L. Miles, and Randy Yerrick. "Inclusion Starts with Us." ASEE Prism. (2019). Print.
Full Length Book
Eastman, Michael G. The Journey from Engineering Education to Engineering Education Researcher. Dissertation ed. Buffalo, NY: ProQuest, 2017. Web.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation
Eastman, Michael G. and Randy Yerrick. "Learning to engineer my educational experience." Proceedings of the NARST Annual Conference. Ed. NARST. Baltimore, MD: NARST.
Christman, Jeanne W., et al. "Filling the STEM pipeline: Factors influencing college major selection." Proceedings of the NARST Annual Conference. Ed. NARST. Chicago, IL: NARST.

In the News

  • August 27, 2021

    people wearing face masks seated at long tables attending a workshop.

    Engineering faculty learn new teaching strategies in orientation

    As part of new faculty orientation, RIT’s College of Engineering Technology and Kate Gleason College of Engineering hosted a pilot workshop to introduce KEEN: Engineering Unleashed and its entrepreneurial mindset—a national initiative to advance engineering education.

  • December 6, 2019

    Jeanne Christman.

    RIT receives funding for Engineering Technology Scholars

    The National Science Foundation awarded RIT’s College of Engineering Technology nearly $1 million to fund 36 scholarships for economically disadvantaged, academically talented students and to develop faculty programming to improve engineering technology education.