Reese selected as an ASEE Fellow

A Bagley College of Engineering member joined the ranks of the country’s most esteemed engineering educators during a June 27 ceremony.

Donna Reese, department head and professor in computer engineering, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). She becomes the first honoree to represent the Computer Science and Engineering department and the sixth Bagley College faculty member to be named to ASEE’s Academy of Fellows. The recognition was formally announced at the ASEE National Conference.

“Having that level of recognition within our faculty members lets the outside world know that we’re doing high quality work here at Mississippi State,” Reese said.

Each year, only one-tenth of 1 percent of ASEE members receive this honor. Fellows are selected based on their accomplishments, experience and contributions to engineering education and the organization.

“I am really excited to be named an ASEE fellow, because I’ve always had a passion for education,” Reese said. “It’s just great to be recognized for your contributions to a society and to a profession when it’s something you’re passionate about.”

Since joining the Mississippi State faculty in 1992, Reese has served in several positions within the BCoE. Before being named department head, she held the position of associate dean of academics and administration for five years. As one of her main objectives, Reese is actively committed to increasing diversity within her faculty and student body.

As a member of the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), Reese currently serves on the executive committee and as a program evaluator. She also serves on the computer science advisory board at her alma mater, Louisiana Tech University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Reese also earned both a master’s and doctoral degree in computer science from Texas A&M University.

Reese has received multiple accolades both on a national level and university-wide. In addition to being named an ASEE Fellow, Reese holds the position of senior member within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and has received the Tau Beta Pi McDonald Mentoring Award. Her Mississippi State honors including MSU’s Most Influential Teacher, Outstanding Academic Advisor and John Grisham Master Teacher awards, among others.

Founded in 1893, ASEE furthers education in engineering and engineering technology through research, service and leadership. The non-profit organization provides professional opportunities for engineering faculty through increased communication amongst educational institutions, government officials and corporations.

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