Ronald Craig Steed, Assistant Professor

Steed
Education
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1968
  • Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1966
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1964
Academic Experience at N.C. A&T State University
  • 7/2010 – date              Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • 7/2008 – 7/2010          Assistant Professor, University Studies
  • 1/2007 – 7/2008          Lecturer, University Studies
  • 7/2006 – 12/2006        Adjunct Lecturer, University Studies
 Prior Academic Experience at Guilford County Schools
  • 7/2004 – 7/2006          Math Teacher, Andrews High School, High Point, NC
 Non-academic experience
  • Management Recruiters of Thomasville, Owner and President, responsible for all recruiting and business functions, 10/99 - 6/2002, full time
  • Independent Machine Company, Fairfield, NJ , Director of Operations, responsible for all materials, manufacturing, assembly, and testing operations of this web processing machine designer and manufacturer. 1997 – 1999, full time
  • Tempo Technology Corporation, Somerset, NJ, VP of Manufacturing, responsible for all manufacturing operations for this saw diamond and polycrystalline diamond manufacturer. 1995 – 1997, full time.
  • Hevi-Duty Electric, Goldsboro, NC, Vice President and Assistant General Manager. responsible for all power transformer operations 1994 – 1995, full time.
  • Hevi-Duty Electric, Goldsboro, NC, VP of Engineering. responsible for all engineering of electrical transformers, fire stops, heat trace, switching, and transformer decommissioning and remanufacturing services, 1990 – 1994, full time.
  • General Electric Medium Power Transformer Department, Rome, GA, Product Design Manager, responsible for all engineering, design, and drafting services, 1986 – 1989 full time
  • General Electric Medium Power Transformer Department, Rome, GA, Design Automation Manager, responsible for all engineering computer design and drafting projects, 1982 – 1986, full time
  • General Electric Medium Power Transformer Department, Rome, GA, Senior Development Engineer, responsible for developing more accurate methods of predicting temperatures in electrical transformer disc windings, 1979 – 1972, full time.
  • General Electric Large Power Transformer Department, Pittsfield, MA, Senior Development Engineer - Thermal, responsible for developing more accurate methods of predicting transformer layer winding temperatures, 1972 – 1979.
  • General Electric Lighting Systems Department, Hendersonville, NC, Development Engineer, responsible for developing methods for predicting temperatures in luminaires, 1968 – 1972, full time.
Certifications or Professional Registrations
  • Registered Professional Engineer, New York State (inactive)
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of California (inactive)
Current membership in professional organizations
  • Member of ASME
 Honors and awards
  • Received the General Electric Power Systems Engineering Award for a film insulation monitoring project - 1984.
 Service activities
  • Chair of the Mechanical Engineering ABET/SACS undergraduate effort 2011 – date
  • Member of the ME Lab Committee 2010 - date
  • Member of the Thermal-fluids subject committee 2010 - date
  • Contributed to the development of competency exams for doctoral qualifying in refrigeration and A/C 2012
  • Advisor for 21 undergraduate students 2010 - date
  • Provided analysis and curving of all test scores for the UNST Analytical Reasoning course (about 1000 students per semester) 2007 – 2010.
  • Successfully chaired the Analytical Reasoning Search Committee, 5/2010.
  • Member of the Institutional Effectiveness Council 2010 – 2011.
  • Led training sessions for TurningPoint, a student response system, for new faculty members 2007 – 2008.
  • Member of the UNST Curriculum Committee 2007 – 2010.
  • Member of the Automated Attendance Committee and led TurningPoint workshop for other committee members 2007 – 2008.
Professional Development Activities
  • ABET Program Assessment Workshop 2012
  • Sixth Annual ATL Summer Teaching Institute, “Student Motivation for Learning and Motivating Students to Learn - Linking Cooperative Learning to the Research on How People Learn,” Barbara Millis, held at NC A&T, May 11-12, 2009
  • Fifth Annual ATL Summer Teaching Institute, “Student Motivation for Learning and Motivating Students to Learn - Overcoming Apathy and Creating Excitement in the Classroom,” Todd Zakrajsek, held at NC A&T,  May 12-13, 2008
  • PAL Program – NC teaching certification course – 2005 – 2006, Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC
Points of Pride