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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


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

Lead Faculty - Electronics Engineering Technology program

Committee Activities

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

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 Secretary / Treasurer
SDSU Campus Best Practices in Engineering Education. Moderator, Spring 2011 through
Fall 2020 semesters, 45 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) 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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