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David DiBiasio is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Department Head of ChE at WPI. He received his ChE degrees from Purdue University, worked for the DuPont Co, and has been at WPI since 1980. His current interests are in educational research: the process of student learning, international engineering education, and educational assessment. Collaboration with two colleagues resulted in a project-based spiral curriculum in ChE at WPI that was awarded the 2001 William Corcoran Award from Chemical Engineering Education.
He served as 2004 chair of the ASEE ChE Division, has served as an ABET program evaluator and on the AIChE/ABET Education & Accreditation Committee. He has also served as Assessment Coordinator in WPI’s Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division and as Director of WPI’s Washington DC Project Center. He was secretary/treasurer of the new Education Division of AIChE, and in 2009 was awarded the rank of Fellow in the ASEE.
Small Group Coaching Expertise: global/international engineering education, project-based and/or experiential learning, educational assessment, collaborative/cooperative learning.