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Byron Garry

Byron Garry


Associate Professor

Office Building

Solberg Hall



Mailing Address

Solberg Hall 212
Construction & Operations Management-Box 2223
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Teaching in the Electronics Engineering Technology program, 1990-present


Vitae Byron Garry April 2018.pdf(317.41 KB)


M.S. Engineering, Electrical Engineering Emphasis, 1988, South Dakota State University
B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1981, South Dakota State University

Academic Interests/Expertise

Teaching undergraduate courses: Introduction to Electronic Systems; Advanced Analog Devices; Circuit Boards & Design; Power Systems; Communication Systems; and Technology, Society & Ethics

Academic Responsibilities

Lead Faculty - Electronics Engineering Technology program

Committee Activities

Assessment Sub-Committee of the Academic Affairs Committee, Chair 2019-2020
SDSU Quality Initiative - HLC Academy for the Assessment of Student Learning, Executive Committee member, 2015-2019

Provide faculty software training & support for use of administrative tools, as needed:
ConnectState, for use by faculty advisers.
Campus Labs Outcomes, for use in program assessment.

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Zone Campus Representative, ASEE Zone III, 2015
Academic Advisor of the Year for SDSU College of Engineering for 2007-08.

Professional Memberships

ASEE - American Society for Engineering Education
SDSU Campus Faculty Representative & North Midwest Section Campus Representative
SDSU Campus Best Practices in Engineering Education. Moderator, Spring 2011 through Fall 2019 semesters, 43 sessions

IEEE - Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering
ABET-ETAC National PEV (Program Evaluator) for EET programs

ΕΜΗ - Epsilon Mu Eta - Engineering Management Honor Society, Campus Co-Adviser

Work Experience

Consulting Engineer, Mar Engineering, Eden Prairie, MN, 1990
Project Engineer, CSE Technologies, New London, MN, 1987-90
Project Engineer II, Navistar, Inc., Ft. Wayne, IN, 1986-87
Circuit Design Engineer, RCA Corporation, Indianapolis, IN, 1985-86
Safety Technician, Medical Engineering Service Assoc., Brookings, SD, 1984
Intern/Test Engineer, Magnetic Peripherals/Control Data, Minneapolis, MN, 1980

Area(s) of Research

Teaching and Assessment.
Recent Conference presentations:
1) Koromyslova, E., Steinlicht, C., Hall, T.J.K., Yordanova, A., & Garry, B. (2018) Implementing Lean Practices in an Academic Department: A Case Study. Proceedings of the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. AC 2018-23435. Salt Lake City, UT
2) Koromyslova, E., Hall, T.J.K., & Garry, B. (2017). Continuous improvement of teaching via peer and administrator observations. Proceedings of the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. AC 2017-18213. Columbus, OH
3) Koromyslova, E. & Garry, B. (2016). Problem-based learning in a supply chain management course. Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. AC 2016-14739. New Orleans, LA
4) Garry, B. (2016). Applied ABET student outcome continuous improvement process. Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. AC 2016-14394, New Orleans, LA
5) Garry, B. (2015). Developing a sustainable ABET continuous improvement plan. Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Zone III Conference, Springfield, MO
6) Garry, B. & Burckhard, S. (2015). Discussions of engineering education learning advances among working engineering faculty. Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. AC 2015-1113. Seattle, WA

Selected recent SDSU On-Campus Faculty Training Presentations:
1) Garry, B., Badura, M., Owen, J., & Bebensee, S. (2019). ConnectState Training for College of Engineering Departments, four sessions, Spring 2019
2) Garry, B. (2017). Electronics theory + Mathematics = Ohms Law. South Dakota Career and Technical Educators (CTE) Conference, Brookings, S
3) Seefeldt, T. & Garry, B. (2017). Demonstration/Support for faculty using Campus Labs Outcomes. SDSU Assessment Academy I, April Session,
4) Trenhaile, J., Hale, J., Flint, D., & Garry, B. (2017). Panel discussion: Closing the loop. SDSU Assessment Academy I, March Session
5) Garry, B. & Kampmann, J. (2015). Closing the loop: Practical experiences in program assessment. DME Faculty Discussions
6) Garry, B. & Madsen, L. (2014). Co-Mentors, SDSU AL Cloud Summer Academy. Basic Cohort, June 2014, 5 days