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Dr. Ressler has written over seventy scholarly papers and books on various aspects of engineering education. A few representative examples follow.

K-12 Engineering Outreach

Ressler, S. J., Designing and Building File-Folder Bridges: A Problem-Based Introduction to Engineering. Washington D.C: U. S. Government Printing Office, February, 2001.

Application of the Sociology of Professions to Engineering

Ressler, S. J. “The Sociology of Professions: Application to the Civil Engineering ‘Raise the Bar’ Initiative.” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 137(3), 151-161.

Ressler, S.J. and Russell, J.S., “The Sociology of Professions: Application to Civil Engineering,” Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Austin, June 2009.

Project ExCEEd and Faculty Development

Estes, A., Welch, R., Ressler, S.J., Dennis, N., Larson, D., Considine, C., Nilsson, T., O’Neill, R., O’Brien, J., and Lenox, T. (2010) “Ten Years of ExCEEd: Making a Difference in the Profession.” International Journal of Engineering Education, 26(1), 141-154.

Conley, C. H., Ressler, S. J., Lenox, T. A., and Samples, J., “Teaching Teachers to Teach Engineering,” Journal of Engineering Education, 89(1), 31-38.

National Military Academy of Afghanistan

Ressler, S. J., Conley, C., and Gash, R. “Designing a Civil Engineering Program for the National Military Academy of Afghanistan,” Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Pittsburgh, June 2008.

Ressler, S. J., Gash, R., Conley, C., Hamilton, S., Momand, F., Fekrat, Q., and Gulistani, A., “Implementing a Civil Engineering Program for the National Military Academy of Afghanistan,” Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Pittsburgh, June 2008.

Engineering Accreditation

Ressler, S.J., “The Raise the Bar Initiative: Charting the Future by Understanding the Path to the Present – Accreditation Criteria,” Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, San Antonio, June 2012.

Ressler, S.J. and Lynch, D., “The Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge and Accreditation Criteria: A Plan for Long-Term Management of Change,” Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Vancouver, June 2011.

Ressler, S. J. “An Aspirational Vision of Civil Engineering in 2025—The Role of Accreditation.” Proceedings of the 2007 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Honolulu, June 2007.

Academic Assessment

Estes, A., Welch, R., and Ressler, S.J. (2008) “Program Assessment: A Structured, Systematic, Sustainable Example for Civil Engineers.” International Journal of Engineering Education. 24(5), 864-876.

Ressler, S. J. and Lenox, T. A., “Implementing an Integrated System for Program Assessment and Improvement,” Proceedings of the 1998 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Seattle, WA, June 1998.

Teaching Engineering

Ressler, S. J., R. W. Welch, and Karl F. Meyer (2004). “Organizing and Delivering Classroom Instruction.” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 130(3), 153-156.

Ressler, S. J. (2004). “Whither the Chalkboard: The Case for a Low-Tech Tool in a High-Tech World.” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 130(2), 71-73.

Ressler, S.J. and J. P. Hanus. “If She Weighs the Same as a Duck, Then She is a Witch: Using a Classic Monty Python Movie to Stimulate Transfer of Learning.” Proceedings of the 2004 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Salt Lake City, June 2004.

Ressler, S. J., “The Project Management K’nexercise: Using Role-Playing to Facilitate Learning About Design and Construction,” Proceedings of the 1998 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Seattle, WA, June 1998.

Information Technology in Engineering Education

Ressler, S.J. and E. K. Ressler (2004). “Using a Nationwide Internet-Based Bridge Design Contest as a Vehicle for Engineering Outreach.” Journal of Engineering Education, 93(2), 117-128.

Ressler, S. J. and Ressler, E. K. “Using Information Technology to Facilitate Accessible Engineering Outreach on a National Scale.” Proceedings of the 2005 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Portland, June 2005.

Klosky, J. L., Ressler, S. J., and Erickson, J. “AIM for Better Student Learning: Using Instant Messaging to Facilitate Improved Instructor-Student Communication.” Proceedings of the 2005 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Portland, June 2005.