The IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub includes content curated and reviewed by the Teaching Excellence Hub Editorial Board. The board includes members from all ten IEEE regions, reflecting the global nature of IEEE.

Meet the members of our editorial board below.

Diana Andone

Director of the eLearning Center
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

Dr. Diana Andone is responsible for planning and implementing digital education, and the university award winning Virtual Campus CVUPT. She is also associate professor at the Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, in the area of multimedia, interactive and web technologies. Since 1998, she teaches course modules in universities from UK, France, USA, Finland, Italy, Greece. She has extensive research experience with intense publication and more than 30 international projects and acts in different voluntary organisations. She is passionate about the ubiquitous access to technologies and how they can be used to improve people’s life.

Mohamed Essaaidi
Professor, ENSIAS College of Engineering
Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco

Professor Essaaidi is a Professor and past Dean (2011-2019) of ENSIAS College of Engineering, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.
He is an IEEE Senior Member, the founder and past Chairman of the IEEE Morocco Section (2005-2015), co-founder and chair of IEEE Morocco Education Chapter (2006-2008). He has been a member of the Committee of Global Accreditation activities of IEEE Education Activities Board between 2017 and 2018. He has been also Director of the Morocco Office of Arab Science and Technology Foundation, ASTF (2006-2009). Moreover, he was a member of the Global Engineering Deans’ Council between 2013 and 2019.
Prof. Essaaidi has authored and co-authored 8 books and more than 250 papers in international refereed journals and conferences in the field of Electrical and Computer engineering and engineering education. He is also an active member of the editorial boards of several international journals in the same fields mentioned above. Furthermore, he has organized and chaired several IEEE conferences in these fields.

Anna Friesel 
Formerly Professor/Retired, Electrical Engineering
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Campus Ballerup

Professor Friesel professional interests include developing international programs, international collaboration, educational methods, mathematical modelling, system dynamics, control theory. She was the president of the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering (2012-19), with members from nearly seventy European Universities. She was a member of the IEEE EAB in different committees.  She is Associated Editor of IEEE Transactions on Education and treasurer in ASEE International Division. She collaborates with many technical universities on joint students’ projects. 1978-86 she worked in Danish company, Danfoss A/S.

Witold Kinsner
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of Manitoba (UofM), Winnipeg, Canada

Dr Kinsner is also Director of the Cognitive Systems Group. He was a co-founder of the first Microelectronics Centre in Canada, and was its Director of Research from 1979 to 1987. He is a Co-founding Member of the International Institute of Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICIC), Calgary, and the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA). Since 1971, he has been very active at all the IEEE levels, including IEEE International, Region 7 (IEEE Canada), Society, Council, Section, Chapter, and Student Branch.  His current research focuses on entropy-based mono-scale, multi-scale, and poly-scale complexity metrics for cognitive systems.

Euan Lindsay

Euan Lindsay

Adjunct Professor
Charles Sturt University, Australia

Professor Euan Lindsay is a Mechatronic engineer whose expertise is Engineering Education, and in particular the use of online technology. His research interests span the use of remote and virtual laboratories, MOOCs and other methods for making learning asynchronous, and data analytics for promoting student learning.

Prof Lindsay is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and the Royal Society of New South Wales, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He was the 2010 President of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. In 2005 he was named as one of the 30 Most Inspirational Young Engineers in Australia.

Traci Nathan-Kelly

Traci Nathans-Kelly

Associate Director of the Engineering Communications Program/Sr Lecturer, College of Engineering
Cornell University, USA

Traci Nathans-Kelly, PhD, has taught online engineering and technical communication courses since 1997. She currently teaches in Cornell University’s College of Engineering (USA) in the Engineering Communications Program. She co-authored IEEE’s “English for Technical Professionals” online course. She serves on the IEEE Educational Activities Board in the Continuing Education division, and she is on the Editorial Board for IEEE’s Teaching Excellence Hub. In 2014, based on her extensive work in the field of presentation design, she co-authored the book, SlideRules: Design, Build, and Archive Presentations in the Engineering and Technical Fields, published by IEEE-Wiley.

Sasha Nickolic

Sasha Nikolic
Senior Lecturer
University of Wollongong, Australia

Dr. Nikolic (M’14–SM’15) is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong holding a PhD in engineering education. He previously worked as a Laboratory Manager at the same university and spent several years in industry. Dr Nikolic has been recognized with many awards including an Australian Award for University Teaching citation in 2012 and 2019. He is a Past Chair of the IEEE NSW Section and the IEEE Education Society’s NSW Chapter. He also serves on the IEEE Australia Council. He is an executive committee member of AAEE and an Associate Editor for AJEE and EJEE.

Teófilo Ramos
Emeritus Professor
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

Dr. Ramos is formerly Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Dean of Research and Continuing Education in Tecnologico de Monterrey System. He was also Dean of the School of Engineering and Architecture and Chairman and professor of the Electrical Engineering Department in the Monterrey Campus of Tecnologico de Monterrey System. He holds a BSc in EE from Tecnologico de Monterrey and an MSc and PhD in EE from University of Pittsburgh.

Rebecca Strachan
Northumbria University, England

Rebecca Strachan is Professor of Digital Technology and Education at Northumbria University. She is a leading expert in the exploitation of digital technologies to improve daily life and believes we should be using technology in transformational ways to support student learning. She has developed a keen interest in equality, diversity and inclusion across the STEM disciplines, and supports equality of opportunities for all. Internationally she is a Senior Member of IEEE, committee member of the IEEE Education Society and part of the team that developed their MOOCs on Open Education, and Educational Robotics for All.

Ece Yaprak

Ece Yaprak

Professor of Computer Engineering Technology and Chair of the Engineering Technology Division in the College of Engineering
Wayne State University, USA

Professor and Chair of the Engineering Technology in the College of Engineering at Wayne State University. She received her BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan (Dearborn) in 1980 and MS and PhD degrees in computer engineering from Wayne State University in 1984 and 1989.

Dr. Yaprak’s research interests are in computer networks, communications, and engineering education. She was a Fulbright scholar at the Nokia Wireless Communications Research Center at the University of Oulu in Finland. Dr. Yaprak served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Undergraduate Education, 2015 to 2017.

Dr. Yaprak has been involved with ABET Accreditation in various capacities since 2002. She served as an ABET IEEE/ETAC Commissioner (2012-2017). Dr. Yaprak now serves on the ABET Board of Delegates, representing IEEE.