Originally published October 13, 2011

MSOE welcomes the following full-time faculty members:

Dr. Matthew Anderson, assistant professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
Andersonholds a Ph.D. and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. He previously taught at the University of St. Thomas and University of Minnesota and has industry experience as an engineer at Concorde International.

Nicole Corso, assistant professor, School of Nursing
Corso holds a master’s degree in nursing education from Bellin College of Nursing and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Carroll/Columbia College of Nursing. She previously taught at Cardinal Stritch University and is currently a registered nurse in the cardiovascular intensive care unit at St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Dr. Jung Lee, assistant professor, Physics and Chemistry Department
Lee earned his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry and bioinformatics from The University of Texas-Austin, a master’s degree in chemistry from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Kyung Hee University at Seoul. He previously taught at UT-Austin where he was also a research associate. Lee also was a research scientist in drug design at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology.

Douglas Nelson, P.E., instructor, Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department
Nelson is a registered professional engineer in New York and Wisconsin who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agriculture from Cornell University. Most recently, he was a water supply and wastewater treatment design supervisor at Ruekert-Mielke Inc. and vice president of science and engineering at Knight Treatment Systems. Prior to attaining industrial experience, Nelson was an associate professor and chairman of the agricultural engineering department at State University System of New York (SUNY) at Morrisville.

Dr. Gulbin Ozcan, assistant professor, Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department
Dr. Gulbin Ozcan earned her Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering at Florida International University, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. Ozcan has industrial experience as a planning engineer at Calik Energy Company and as a civil engineer at Yuksel-Turkuaz-YDA Construction and Trade Company.

Dr. Luis A. Rodriguez, assistant professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
Rodriguez holds a Ph.D. from the University of California-Irvine, a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California-San Diego, all in mechanical engineering. He previously taught at UC-Irvine and has industry experience as an intern at Ford Motor Co. and ATA engineering.

David J. Schmitz, instructor and graduate management programs coordinator, Rader School of Business
Schmitz earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Norbert College and his MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He is a project management educator for MSOE’s Business Excellence Consortium and previously taught part time in MSOE’s Rader School of Business. He now joins the faculty full-time, and will serve as the graduate management programs coordinator for the Rader School of Business. Schmitz has industrial experience as general manager and group vice president of finance and administration at Standex International; chief of staff at McDermott Cue Manufacturing Inc.; and has held several positions at Eaton Corp.

Dr. Matthew J. Traum, assistant professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
Traum is an experimentalist and expert in energy-thermal-fluids metrology. He holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering from UC-Irvine. Before joining MSOE, Dr. Traum co-founded the Mechanical and Energy Engineering Department at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, and taught at Simmons College in Boston. Throughout his career as an academic, technical consultant, and science writer, Dr. Traum has forged strong relationships between industry and academia enabling students to work side-by-side with engineers from industry to invent new products and establish new companies. Dr. Traum serves as a technical advisor to Solar Logic, a Texas-based solar energy start-up company, he sits on the board of Engineering A Sustainable Earth, a student-founded non-profit organization that lowers access barriers to renewable energy, and he is a contributing editor to Design News engineering magazine. Prior to embarking on his academic career, Dr. Traum was an engineer at alternative energy start-up company Nextek Power Systems, Inc.

MSOE also welcomes the following part-time faculty members:
Dr. Lesya Chorna, adjunct assistant professor, Mathematics Department
Mark Krueger ’90, adjunct assistant professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Erik Lange ’06, adjunct assistant professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Dr. Kathleen Miezio, adjunct professor, Rader School of Business
Elizabeth Skwiot, lecturer, General Studies Department
Kendra Walther, adjunct assistant professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Andrew J. Wozniewicz, adjunct assistant professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

MSOE is an independent university with 2,500 students. MSOE offers 18 bachelor’s degrees and 10 master’s degrees in the engineering, engineering technology, building and infrastructure engineering, health-related engineering, computer, business and nursing fields. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; and extremely high placement rates and starting salaries. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.