Bullard named ASEE Fellow

NC State bell tower in the spring

Dr. Lisa Bullard, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been named to the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Academy of Fellows. She will be honored at the ASEE Annual Conference on June 19 in Tampa, Fla.

The ASEE Board of Directors confers Fellow status upon members with outstanding qualifications and experience who have made important contributions in engineering, engineering technology education or an allied field. Special attention is given to an individual’s contributions within ASEE.

As director of undergraduate studies, Bullard is passionate about teaching and advising students. She is known at NC State for her willingness to help and support students, and internationally she is known for her research in educational scholarship, including efforts to promote effective teaching that encourages student learning. At NC State, she teaches one of the introductory chemical engineering courses, CHE 205: Material and Energy Balances, as well as a senior design course. She co-authored the CHE 205 textbook, the fourth edition of Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, used by 80 percent of chemical engineering students. Her research interests include effective teaching and advising methods, academic integrity and organizational culture.

Bullard came to NC State in 2000 to be the director of undergraduate studies after working for nine years in engineering and management positions for Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tenn. She has received many awards from NC State, including the College of Engineering’s George H. Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award, the NC State Faculty Advisor Award and the Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award. She is also a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers. Bullard is an associate editor of the journal Chemical Engineering Education and has served as chair of the ASEE Chemical Engineering Division.

She was a Caldwell Fellow and earned her B.S. in chemical engineering from N.C. State in 1986. She earned her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991.