Tirupalavanam Ganesh, Assistant Dean of Engineering Education and associate research professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, and Micah Lande, assistant professor at the Polytechnic School have been named 2016 Tooker Professors.
Tooker Professors are selected annually through a competitive proposal process and appointed for one- to two-year terms. During this time, they implement proposed innovations designed to lead to increased student retention and persistence, more rewarding learning experiences, greater student diversity and experiences that aid student competitiveness in the job market.
The Tooker Professor program was established in 2011 through an endowment established by Diane and Gary Tooker and co-investment from the Dean’s Office. Diane is a former elementary school teacher, and Gary is one of our engineering alumni and former chairman and CEO Motorola Inc.; both are passionate about creating exciting learning environments that attract students to and retain them in STEM fields.