University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Karl Smith

Karl_SmithDirector of Graduate Studies
nfrastructure Systems Management and Engineering
Technological Leadership Institute
College of Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota

Executive Co-Director
Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor
STEM Education Center
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

Professor of Civil Engineering, Emeritus
College of Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota

Cooperative Learning Professor of Engineering Education
School of Engineering Education
College of Engineering
Purdue University

Education: B.S. and M.S., metallurgical engineering, Michigan Technological University; Ph.D., educational psychology, University of Minnesota.

Research: Research and development interests include building rigorous research capabilities in engineering education, the role of cooperation in learning and design; problem formulation, modeling, and knowledge engineering; and project and knowledge management and leadership.

Consulting/Corporate Experience:

  • Consultant, The Boeing Company, 2012-
  • Cooperative Learning Professor of Engineering Education Department of Engineering Education and Fellow, Discovery Learning Center, Purdue University 2006-
  • Visiting professor, Department of Engineering Education, Purdue University, 2004-2006
  • Senior Consultant to the Provost for faculty development, Michigan State University, 1998-2004
  • Project management courses and consulting, Executive Development Center, Carlson School of Management, 1994-
  • Project and knowledge management courses, Technological Leadership Institute, 1993-


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