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Naghshineh honored again as "top professor"

June 1, 2006

KALAMAZOO-Dr. Koorosh Naghshineh has been honored for the second time as Western Michigan University's top professor by a professional engineering fraternity.

Naghshineh, a professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering, is the 2005-06 recipient of the Theta Tau Outstanding Faculty Award. The honor is given annually by the graduating seniors of WMU's Pi Beta Chapter of Theta Tau, in recognition of a faculty member who "presents engineering concepts clearly, provides extraordinary assistance, motivates students to excel and teaches with enthusiasm."

In honoring Naghshineh, Theta Tau pointed to him as a professor who "demonstrated excellent teaching and leadership skills while continuing a personable relationship with students." One student praised his ability to use humor while still maintaining students' respect.

Naghshineh also won the award in 1999. A faculty member since 1994, he is an expert in noise and vibration but has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate classes. Naghshineh earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Louisiana State University and a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Media contact: Jessica English, (269) 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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