Nagel to Lead ECE Accreditation Efforts

Atlanta, GA
Kristine Nagel

Kristine Nagel

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Kristine Nagel, an academic professional in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been named the leader for assessing the ECE curriculum and maintaining the School’s ABET and SACS accreditations.  

Nagel will continue to assist ECE Senior Associate Chair Mary Ann Weitnauer with course scheduling and workload. Jill Auerbach, who has led the School through two successful ABET reviews and whose studies have led to many positive changes in the ECE curriculum, will train Nagel and will transition into an advisor/coach role with respect to assessment and accreditation. ECE Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs Benjamin D.B. Klein, who has worked on course assessment with Auerbach for the last year, ECE Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs Elliot Moore, and Weitnauer will all support Nagel with assessment and accreditation activities. These individuals will comprise the team for when the School must compose the draft of its self-study for ABET, in preparation for the ABET visit in 2020. 

Nagel earned her Ph.D. in computer science at Georgia Tech, where she was advised by Interactive Computing Regents’ Professor Gregory Abowd. She was an associate professor of information technology at Georgia Gwinnett College before returning to Georgia Tech in spring 2017. Nagel has been an ABET evaluator for information technology programs for the last five years and has 10 years of SACS experience, including membership on the Assessment Steering Committee that led Georgia Gwinnett College to SACS accreditation from the College’s inception. She has employed surveys and focus groups to evaluate curricula. Measurement to show effectiveness has been a hallmark of her work, and she will be seeking ways to streamline the School’s assessment processes. 

Last revised May 21, 2018