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Faculty and Staff Members Recognized for Teaching, Scholarship & Service
May 26, 2012
Civil engineering professor James Hanson, Ph.D., and political
science professor Terrence Casey, Ph.D., were recognized for their
teaching excellence and scholarship, while Manager of Environment
Health and Safety Jake Campbell was honored for service to the
institute in special awards presented during Rose-Hulman Institute
of Technology's 134th commencement.
Hanson received the Dean's Outstanding Teacher Award for
representing the highest standards of teaching excellence. He is a
fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), and has received
awards from the American Society for Engineering Education and ACI
for excellence and innovation in teaching.
"Dr. Hanson is praised by his students for engaging all students
in the classroom and exemplifying high standards for academic and
professional accomplishment," stated Bill Schindel, chairman of the
Board of Trustees' Academic Affairs Committee. "Student
comment that Dr. Hanson is passionate about teaching, makes sure no
one falls behind and demonstrates a willingness to help outside the
Hanson's scholarly interests include engineering mechanics and
structural design of reinforced concrete. He earned his bachelor's
and master's degrees from Cornell University, was a distinguished
graduate of the U.S. Army Engineering Center and completed his
Ph.D. in structural engineering from Cornell. He joined the
Rose-Hulman faculty in 2002.
Casey, head of Rose-Hulman's Department of Humanities and Social
Sciences since 2009, is an internationally recognized scholar in
the field of British politics and the political economy of the
United States and Great Britain. He has written three books
exploring the impact of Margaret Thatcher's government in regional
economic change in Britain, the legacy of Tony Blar's term as
British Prime Minister and how the financial crisis affected
politics and economics in the U.S. and United Kingdom.
"Dr. Casey translates the benefits of his scholarship activities
back to the classroom," pointed out Bill Fenoglio, chairman of the
Board of Trustees. "He has offered courses across all of the major
subfields of American government, political theory, international
relations and comparative politics."
Casey is the executive director of the British Politics Group of
the American Political Association and has organized two special
international conferences on British and American politics. He
researches the interaction between economic policy, culture and
economic performance. Recently, Casey has turned his attention to
the effects of the financial crisis and the response from
Casey earned his bachelor's degree from Towson University, and
received his master's and Ph.D. from George Washington University.
He joined the Rose-Hulman faculty in 2000.
Campbell, a member of the staff since 2006, has worked
extensively with faculty who teach and students who take courses in
technical and professional communication. He is also a responsible
and conscientious steward of the environmental health and safety of
"Jake's attention to detail and dedication to the health and
safety of all campus members make him a very valuable institutional
resource," stated President Robert Coons. "He truly exemplifies
what outstanding service represents on campus."