Dr. Kathryn Abel

TEACHING ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/UNDERGRADUATE EM & ISE PROGRAM LEAD
School: School of Systems & Enterprises
Building: Babbio Center
Room: 520
Phone: 201.216.8647
Fax: 201.216.5541
Email: kabel@stevens.edu
Education
  • Ph.D. (2001) Stevens Institute of Technology (Applied Psychology and Technology Management)
  • M.S. (1993) Stevens Institute of Technology (Technology Management)
  • B.E. (1991) Stevens Institute of Technology (Mechanical Engineering)
Research

Knowledge Engineering

General Information

Kathryn Abel is the Director of the Undergraduate Engineering Management (EM) and the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Programs at the School of Systems and Enterprises.  She holds a Ph.D. in Technology Management and Applied Psychology.  She is a Fellow in the American Society for Engineering Management.  She has held several professional service positions including President (2006) and Program Chair (2005) of the Engineering Management Division of the American Society for Engineering Education and President (2007) and Vice President (2005) of Engineering Management Honor Society (Epsilon Mu Eta).  Abel has been published several times including chapters in the books Eshbach's Handbook of Engineering Fundamentals and Engineering Economic Analysis and Newnan, et. al.; in journals such as the Engineering Management Journal and the Journal of Engineering Education; and several conference proceedings. She has taught courses in Total Quality Management, Engineering Economics, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurial Analysis of Engineering Design, Statistics for Engineering Managers, Management of Engineering and Technology, and Senior Design. Her research areas include knowledge engineering, as well as knowledge and information management. She is a member of the Board of Advisors at West Point for the Department of Systems Engineering.  She is also a member of several professional societies including ASEE, ASEM, ASME, and EMH.

Professional Service

2007 to present - American Society for Engineering Education - EM Division Board of Directors

2007 - Epsilon Mu Eta - Engineering Management Honor Society President

2006 - American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Management Division President

2005 - American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Management Division Program Chair

2005 - Epsilon Mu Eta - Engineering Management Honor Society Vice President

Honors & Awards

2018 - Fellow, American Society of Engineering Management

2018 - Bernard Sarchet Lifetime Achievement Award from the Engineering Management Division of ASEE

2012 - Patriot Award-Employer Support of Guard & Reserve–under auspices of the Secretary of Defense

2012 - Best Presentation Award from the Engineering Management Division of ASEE

2009 – Stevens Cooperative Education Academic Advisor of the Year Award

2007 - Best Paper Award - American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Management Division

2006 - Merl Baker Award recipient- second highest award from the Engineering Management Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and annually honors those who have given exemplary service.

Professional Societies
  • ASEE - American Society for Engineering Education
  • ASEM - American Society for Engineering Management
  • ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • EMH - Epsilon Mu Eta - Engineering Management Honor Society
Selected Publications
Conference Proceedings
  1. Abel, Kate. (Jun 2018). "A New Industrial and Systems Engineering Program: Benchmarking Results to Determine What and Why", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings. Salt Lake City, Utah, Session, Refereed Paper.
  2. Abel, Kate. (Jun 2017). "Does Knowing a Studys Outcome Further Impact its Conclusion: A Classroom Study", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings. Columbus, Ohio, Session, Refereed Paper.
  3. Abel, Kate. (Jun 2016). "Perhaps a Shift in Direction in Engineering Management Education: A Discussion and Work in Progress of Adding Data Modeling Topics to the Foundation of an EM Curriculum", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings. New Orleans, Session, Refereed Paper.
  4. Abel, Kate. (Jun 2015). "Spreading Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Know-How Across Capstone Design: A Comparison of an Existing Course to a Pilot", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings. Seattle, Session, Refereed Paper.
  5. Abel, Kate D. and Specking, Eric,. (Jun 2014). "Why did the EM Study Abroad Program Become one of the Most Popular on Campus?", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings. Indianapolis, Session T236, Refereed Paper.
  6. Specking, Eric and Abel, Kate D. and LaScola Needy, Kim. (Jun 2013). "Comparing Study Abroad Interest Between Universities", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings. Atlanta, Session T636, Refereed Paper.
  7. Abel, Kate D. and Ganguly, Anirban. (Jun 2012). "Proposing a Framework for Restructuring an Introductory Engineering Management Course for Undergraduates", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings. San Antonio. Session T234, Refereed Paper.
  8. Abel, Kate D.and Ganguly, Anirban. (Jun 2011). "Evaluating Quality Management Courses in Graduate Engineering Management Curriculums", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings. Vancouver, Canada, Session T531, Refereed Paper.
  9. Abel, Kate D. and Ganguly, Anirban. (Jun 20-23, 2010). "A Comparative Inventory of Core Courses in Select Engineering Management Graduate Programs", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings. Louisville, Kentucky, Session 2242, Refereed Paper.
  10. Abel, Kate D. (Jun 14-17, 2009). "Preparing an ABET Self Study: Continuous Improvement in the Second Time Around", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings, Austin, Texas, Refereed Paper.
  11. Abel, Kate D.. (Jun 22-25, 2008). "Growing an Engineering Management Program: Concentration Areas for the Future", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Refereed Paper.
  12. Abel, Kate D.. (Jun 24, 2007). "Finding Appropriate Data for ABET B2 and B3 for Engineering Programs", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings. Honolulu, Hawaii, Refereed Paper.
  13. Abel, Kate D. (Jun 18, 2006). "Modernizing Teaching Methods In The Classroom - Does It Impact Student Performance?", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings. Chicago, Illinois, Refereed Paper.
  14. Abel, Kate D. (Oct 22, 2005). "Starting and Managing an Engineering Management Honor Society (EMH) Chapter", American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) Conference Proceedings. Virginia Beach, Virginia, Refereed Paper.
  15. Abel, Kate D. and Merino, Donald N.. (Jun 20-23, 2004). "Web-Based Project Based Learning (PBL) Activities- A Technogenesis Example using a Senior Design Lab", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings . Salt Lake City, Utah, Refereed Paper.
  16. Merino, Donald N. and Abel, Kate D.. (Jun 22-25, 2003). "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Using Computer Tutorials to Teach Basic Accounting", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings. Nashville, Tennessee, Refereed Paper.
  17. Abel, Kate D. and Merino, Donald N.. (Oct 2-5, 2002). "A Student Section Perspective: Key Elements To Developing A Successful Student Section", American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) Annual Conference Proceedings. Tampa, Florida, Refereed Paper.
  18. Merino, Donald N. and Abel, Kate D.. (Jun 16-19, 2002). "Teaching Basic Accounting to Engineering Economy Students: Are Computer Tutorials More Effective than Traditional Classroom Lectures?", American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings . Montreal, Canada, Refereed Paper.
Book Chapters
  1. Abel, Kate. (Feb 2019). "Trust Me, You'll Use This - Vignette", Engineering Economic Analysis, Eschenbach, Ted G., Lavelle, Jerome P., Lewis, Neal, Oxford University Press.
  2. Abel, Kate. (Feb 2019). "Delivered Food and Decision Making, Chapter 1 Vignette", Engineering Economic Analysis, Eschenbach, Ted G., Lavelle, Jerome P., Lewis, Neal, Oxford University Press.
  3. Abel, Kate. (2017). "Electric Vehicles, Chapter 1 Vignette - Making Economic Decisions ", Engineering Economic Analysis, Newnan, Donald G., Lavelle, Jerome P., Eschenbach, Ted G., , Oxford University Press.
  4. Abel, Kate. (Feb 2015). "Engineering Economy- Chapter 19", Mechanical Engineers Handbook, Myer Kutz, John Wiley and Sons.
  5. Abel, Kate. (2014). "Going Green is an Economic Issue, Not Just a Political One, Chapter 1 Vignette ", Engineering Economic Analysis, Newnan, Donald G., Lavelle, Jerome P., Eschenbach, Ted G.,, Oxford University Press.
  6. Abel, Kate D. (2011). "Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Chapter 1 Vignette - Making Economic Decisions", Engineering Economic Analysis, Newnan, Donald G., Eschenbach, Ted G., Lavelle, Jerome P., Eleventh Edition, Oxford University Press.
  7. Abel, Kate D. "Engineering Economy", Mechanical Engineers Handbook, Myer Kutz, 4th Edition, John Wiley and Sons. In progress.
  8. Merino, Donald and Abel, Kate D. (2009). "Raster Blaster, Case 25", Cases in Engineering Economy, William R. Peterson and Ted G. Eschenbach, Oxford University Press.
  9. Abel, Kate D. (2009). "Engineering Economy", Eshbach's Handbook of Engineering Fundamentals, Kutz, Myer, Fifth Edition, John Wiley and Sons.
  10. Abel, Kate D.. (2009). "Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Chapter 1 Vignette - Making Economic Decisions", Engineering Economic Analysis, Newnan, Donald G., Eschenbach, Ted G., Lavelle, Jerome P., Tenth Edition, Oxford University Press.
Journals
  1. Abel, Kate D.. (Mar 2008). Engineering Management Journal, Special Issue Editor - Knowledge and Information Management. 20 (1).
  2. Abel, Kate D. and Fernandez, Abel A. (Mar 1, 2005). "ABET Accreditation of Undergraduate Engineering Management Programs: Established versus New Programs, The Similarities and Differences", Engineering Management Journal, 17 (1), 3-8.
  3. Merino, Donald, N. and Abel, Kate D.. (Apr 1, 2003). "Computer Tutorials vs. Traditional Lecturing: Which is a More Effective Learning Environment?", Journal of Engineering Education, 92 (2), 189.
Courses
  • ME 560 Total Quality Control
  • EM 600 Engineering Economics and Cost Analysis
  • EM 270 Management of Engineering and Technology
  • EM 365 Statistics for Engineering Managers
  • EM 423 Engineering Design VII
  • EM 450 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • EM 424 Engineering Design VIII
  • E 355 Engineering Economics
  • EM 750 Total Quality Management
  • E 421 Entrepreneurial Analysis of Engineering Design
  • MGT 656 Quality and Process Management
  • ISE 350 Logistics and Supply Chain Management