DataVis Faculty Advisory Team
The development of DataVis was truly a collaborative effort between McGraw-Hill Education and faculty from the fields of Materials Science and Engineering and Information Visualization. By working closely together, we were able to identify the challenges that engineering students face in learning about material properties, and to design an active, visual learning tool that solves these challenges.
Kathleen L. Kitto
Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Research
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, USA
Prior to taking on her current administrative role with the University, Professor Kitto taught Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and manufacturing courses for more than 20 years. She helped establish the Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center (AMSEC) at Western and served on its Executive Committee and as its Director. Her experiences were the inspiration for AccessEngineering's DataVis as she struggled to help her students grasp the complex relationships among materials, their properties, and engineering design constraints.
Assistant Professor and Lecturer, School of Communication and Information
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Professor Spoerri has a PhD from MIT and is a faculty member at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. He has conducted research in the field of information visualization for the last 20 years and teaches students how best to visualize data. A recent co-authored paper about how to visualize what is most controversial in Wikipedia received widespread media attention, including articles in Wired, MIT Technology Review, The Washington Post, and The Economist. Dr. Spoerri leveraged his data visualization expertise to guide the visual display and interactive functionality that are key to AccessEngineering's DataVis.
Thomas G. Stoebe
Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Professor Stoebe received his BS, MS and PhD degrees at Stanford University in Materials Science. Dr. Stoebe's areas of teaching and research have included materials structure, properties processing, and design. He is a past Trustee of ASM International, past Cahirman of the ASM Materials Education Foundation, and is founder of the Washington Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement program for at-risk youth. Dr. Stoebe managed the compilation and curation of the teaching dataset for DataVis.