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Rogers Elected President-Elect of ABET

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Jamie Rogers, Ph.D., P.E., of the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department, has been voted 2013-14 President-Elect of ABET.  

Jamie Rogers“It is an honor to be elected President-Elect of ABET. I will work to maintain a continual focus on quality and value for member societies, institutions, and all constituencies, including the valuable time and effort donated by our volunteers. This is an exciting time for ABET!,” Rogers said.

Rogers, professor and associate department chair, has years of experience as an ABET volunteer. She has been a Representative Director from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) on the ABET Board of Directors since 2008 and has served on both the Board's Finance Committee and its Governance Task Force during that time. Prior to that, she was a member of ABET's International Activities Council (INTAC), now called the Global Council, and the Accreditation Council Training Committee, where she helped design and implement transformative change in program evaluator training. Rogers was a member of the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) from 1999 to 2004, after beginning her ABET service as an evaluator for industrial engineering programs in 1991.

She was inducted into the UT Arlington Academy of Distinguished Teachers (2011), selected as a UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teacher (2012) and has recently been nominated for the prestigious Piper Professor Award (2013). In addition, she serves on the UT System – Systems Engineering in Healthcare Steering Committee, whose mission is to apply systems engineering tools and methods to revolutionize healthcare operations across The University of Texas System. She has been an active member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (Senior Member and Faculty Advisor for the Gold Award winning UT Arlington Student Chapter), American Society for Engineering Education, AAUW, Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Pi Mu, Omega Rho, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Order of the Engineer. She has served the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Member of the Tuning Oversight Council for Engineering (2010-2011).
Prior to joining the faculty at UTA, Rogers worked at Texas Instruments (1979–1994) in various engineering and management positions in defense electronics and semiconductor business areas. 

“We fully understand the national importance of ABET in engineering education and practice, and we are proud to have one of our faculty members - Jamie - selected as president-elect of ABET. This prestigious distinction is a well deserved recognition of Jamie's total commitment to teaching engineering students. It also reflects well on the dedication and achievements of our engineering instructors,” said College of Engineering Dean J.P. Bardet.