Administrator elected to national engineering board

Contact: Jeanne Baron
Photo of Andrew A. Kline.


KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A high-level Western Michigan University administrator is one of seven officers who were elected to the American Society for Engineering Education Board of Directors in April.

Andrew A. Kline, associate dean for research and graduate education in the WMU College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, was elected by the society's membership to chair the Council of Sections, Zone II. Along with the other officers, he will begin his term during the society's annual conference in June in Columbus.

The association was founded in 1893 and is the only national engineering education organization concerned with all engineering disciplines.

It is a leading voice in the community, authoring reports on transforming curriculum and transitioning veterans into engineering careers, among others; managing a large portfolio of fellowships and internships for the federal government; and publishing the world's premier journals on engineering education.


Kline came to WMU in 2001 and was appointed to his associate dean post in WMU's engineering college in 2016. Previously, he was a senior research engineer and instructor at Michigan Technological University and as a postdoctoral associate at Cornell University.

He has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings in the areas of materials science, physical property measurement and estimation, engineering process design, engineering education, and service learning in engineering.

At WMU, Kline is a tenured professor of chemical and paper engineering who has taught chemical engineering courses from the freshman through graduate level. His current research efforts in engineering and service-learning education are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and Learn and Serve America.

Kline earned a bachelor's and doctoral degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1987 and 1993, respectively.

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