Dr. Steve Chenoweth has nearly 30 years of industry experience, including teaching and evaluating courses for NCR Corporation and AT&T/Lucent. He helped create Rose-Hulman’s programs in software engineering and robotics, including online components of both programs. Dr. Chenoweth has helped coordinate the department’s senior capstone design course, enhancing the student education experience with several industry-sponsored projects. He also is a faculty member for Home for Environmentally Responsible Engineers, a program helping to develop STEM professionals with interests in sustainability. Dr. Chenoweth has also mentored visiting high-school seniors to complete computing projects in Rose-Hulman’s Operation Catapult program. Check out his personal web page.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Wright State University, Computer Science and Engineering (AI Search), 1990
  • MS, Wright State University, Computer Science (Mathematical Foundations), 1986
  • MBA, Wright State University, Management, 1980
  • MS Ed, Butler University, Mathematics, 1970
  • BS, Butler University, Mathematics, 1966

Awards & Honors


  • Member of IT Advisory Board, City of Terre Haute, 2006-present
  • Purdue University, Academic administrator for the EPICS program, 2009-10
  • Invited reviewer for Information Systems Program, University of San Francisco, 2007
  • Consultant, Rose-Hulman Ventures (two projects), 2005-06
  • System architecture reviewer, Millennium Services, 2002
  • Technical staff member, Bell Laboratories, 1995-2002
  • Senior consulting analyst/manager, NCR Corporation, 1974-95

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Teaching Interests

  • Software engineering
  • Systems architecture
  • Teaching systems durability
  • The social matching of engineering undergraduates to their careers
  • Interdisciplinary studies and teamwork
  • Service learning
  • Classroom observation
  • Engineering ethics
  • Online and inverted classroom education
  • Processes for evaluation of students and teachers
  • The future of higher education
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