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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
100% Instructional position


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

Academic Interests

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

Academic Responsibilities

Program Lead - Electronics Engineering Technology program

Committee Activities

University Assessment, Sub-Committee of the Academic Affairs Committee, Member 2010-23, Chair 2019-2021
SDSU Quality Initiative - HLC Academy for the Assessment of Student Learning, Executive Committee member, 2015-2019

Awards and Honors

ASEE North Midwest Section Outstanding Campus Representative, 2023
ASEE North Midwest Section and Zone III Outstanding Campus Representative, 2015
Academic Advisor of the Year for SDSU College of Engineering, 2007-08

Professional Memberships

ASEE - American Society for Engineering Education
Member since 1998
SDSU North Midwest Section Secretary / Treasurer
SDSU Campus Best Practices in Engineering Education. Moderator, Spring 2011
through Spring 2022 semesters, 48 sessions

IEEE - Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Member since 2009
ABET-ETAC National PEV (Program Evaluator) for EET BS & AS programs

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) Yordanova, A., Tofte, E., & Garry, B. (2023). Teaching Applied Management Courses Online: Considerations for Good Practices. Proceedings of the 2023 ASEE North Midwest Section Conference, Brookings, SD
2) 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
3) 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
4) 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
5) Garry, B. (2016). Applied ABET student outcome continuous improvement process. Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. AC 2016-14394, New Orleans, LA
6) Garry, B. (2015). Developing a sustainable ABET continuous improvement plan. Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Zone III Conference, Springfield, MO
7) 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) Yordanova, A. & Garry, B. (2020). Crash Course on Considerations About Converting Face-To-Face (F2F) Course Content to Online, developed for SDSU faculty
2) Garry, B., Badura, M., Owen, J., & Bebensee, S. (2019). ConnectState Training for College of Engineering Departments, four sessions, Spring 2019
3) Garry, B. (2017). Electronics theory + Mathematics = Ohms Law. South Dakota Career and Technical Educators (CTE) Conference, Brookings, S
4) Seefeldt, T. & Garry, B. (2017). Demonstration/Support for faculty using Campus Labs Outcomes. SDSU Assessment Academy I, April Session,
5) Trenhaile, J., Hale, J., Flint, D., & Garry, B. (2017). Panel discussion: Closing the loop. SDSU Assessment Academy I, March Session



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