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September 14th 2015:Lessons from 'A Whole New Engineer' for the Transformation of Higher Education

When educators think about transforming higher education they almost immediately start with modifications in content, curriculum, and pedagogy, but a recent book suggests that this approach is fundamentally flawed. Join the writing team of A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education, Mark Somerville (Olin College), Catherine Whitney (writer), and Dave Goldberg (BB Radio Host) for a lively conversation regarding the deep emotional and cultural changes and processes needed to change engineering education, and higher education more generally. The episode starts by lo

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Mark Somerville

Mark Somerville is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics at Olin College where he currently serves as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development at Olin. In this capacity, he led a complete re-design of Olin’s faculty hiring, faculty development, and faculty reappointment and promotion procedures. Mark is increasingly recognized as a thought leader for the transformation of engineering education. His short courses on educational change and curriculum design are regularly attended by hundreds of faculty from scores of institutions of higher learning around the globe. A Rhodes scholar, Mark received a dual degree in electrical engineering and English from the University o
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Catherine Whitney

Catherine Whitney is a New York non-fiction author who has written or co-written more than 50 books in a variety of fields, including biography, memoir, sociology, women's issues, health and medicine, business, parenting, law and the courts, and social history. She co-wrote A Whole New Engineer, and she recently co-authored Lee Iacocca’s bestselling book Where Have All the Leaders Gone?, Maria Bartiromo’s The 10 Laws of Enduring Success, Robin Roberts’ From the Heart: 7 Rules to Live By, and Lorraine Bracco’s memoir On the Couch, and many others. Whitney specializes in a collaborative process that facilitates the “voice” and message of the author involved, and is skilled at enabling people t
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