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Dr. C. J. Egelhoff
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Engineering Department
27 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Carla.J.Egelhoff@uscga.edu
(860) 444‐8549
Carla Egelhoff, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Department
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Dr. Egelhoff taught in the public school for six years and she worked in the oil and gas industry for nine years, supervising all aspects of production operations, interfacing with regulatory agencies and foreign governments, teaching technical courses, developing sophisticated profitability models for field and plant management in Alaska, California, Texas, Indonesia and West Africa. She serves as a reviewer for conferences and journals. Her current research interests include: deflection of statically indeterminate and non-prismatic members, modeling blood flow in humans, developing computing tools for the design/manufacturing of semi-trailer frame rails, kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms and machines, learning from engineering disasters, recruiting/retention of women and minorities into engineering, developing personalized pre-college programs and engineering the admissions process in highly selective colleges. She is a licensed professional engineer. As the general contractor, she built her own house in Waterford, Connecticut.  

Education:
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Idaho
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming
  • B.A., Elementary Education, University of Northern Colorado

Courses Taught:
  • Mechanisms
  • Statics
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Directed Studies in Mechanical Engineering
  • Freshman Academic Orientation Program
  • Machine Design
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanics Lab
  • Advanced Engineering Math
  • Undergraduate Research Projects
  • Summer Math

Selected Publications and Presentations:
  • Symansky, Colleen, Jessica Rozzi-Ochs and C.J. Egelhoff, “3D Spatial Visualization: Strategies to Improve Student Success,” 2013 Proceedings of the ASEE Northeast Section Conference, Northfield, VT.
  • Ward, Jessica T., Graham N. Pitcairn and C.J. Egelhoff, “Voices of Students: Incorporating Focus Groups for Assessment,” 2013 Proceedings of the ASEE Northeast Section Conference, Northfield, VT.
  • Rozzi-Ochs, J.A., C.J. Egelhoff, H.V. Jackson, S. Zelmanowitz, “Work In Progress: Building Information Literacy Assessment,” Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference, Seattle, WA, October 3-6, 2012.
  • Rozzi-Ochs, J.A., C.J. Egelhoff, H.V. Jackson, S. Zelmanowitz, “Using ABET Outcomes to Assess Information Literacy in Mechanical Engineering: Early Results and Applications for other Programs,” Proceedings of the ASEE St. Lawrence Regional Conference, Potsdam, NY, March 23-24, 2012. Selected ASEE Best Zone I paper for 2012.
  • Odom, E.M. and C.J. Egelhoff, “Teaching Deflection of Stepped Shafts: Castigliano's Theorem, Dummy Loads, Heaviside Step Functions and Numerical Integration,” Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference, Rapid City, SD, October 12-15, 2011. Available online at http://fie-conference.org/fie2011/papers/1541.pdf 
  • Egelhoff, C.J. and K.L. Burns, “A Heuristic to Aid Teaching, Learning and Problem-Solving for Mechanics of Materials,” Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 26-29, 2011. Available online at http://www.asee.org/search/proceedings?fields%5B%5D=author&search=egelhoff&commit=Search 
  • Egelhoff, C.J., S.D. Bibeau, K.L. Burns and C.M. Fleischmann, “Recruiting and Retention of Engineering Students: Using a One Year Scholarship at Two-Year Partner Schools,” Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 26-29, 2011. Available online at http://www.asee.org/search/proceedings?fields%5B%5D=author&search=egelhoff&commit=Search 
  • Egelhoff, C.J., E.M Odom, B.J. Wiest, “Application of Modern Engineering Tools in the Analysis of the Stepped Shaft: Teaching a Structured Problem-Solving Approach Using Energy Techniques,” Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference, Washington, DC, Oct 27-30, 2010. Available online at http://fie-conference.org/fie2010/papers/1153.pdf 
  • Odom, Edwin M. and Carla Egelhoff, “Stepping through shaft-deflection calculations,” Machine Design, June 10, 2010. Available online at http://machinedesign.com/article/calculate-deflection-in-stepped-shafts-the-easy-way-0608.
  • Egelhoff, C.J., “Closing the First Year Retention Gap: One Case Provides a Plan for Many,” Proceedings of the ASEE Northeast Regional Conference, April 3-4, 2009, Bridgeport, CT.
  • Egelhoff, C.J. and J.A. Youngman, “Best Practices in Recruiting and Persistence of Minorities in Engineering: A 2002 Snapshot,” Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference, Boulder, CO, November, 2003.
  • Egelhoff, C.J., R.S. Budwig, J.K. Foster and B.L. Hansen, "Investigation of Coronary Artery Stenosis Hemodynamics Using Experimental and Computational Models: Influence of Flowrate, Size, Symmetry and Wall Roughness,” Proceedings of the ASME Bioengineering Division, International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, New York, NY, November 11-16, 2001.
  • Egelhoff, C.J., "Learning From Disasters: Developing Mechanical Engineering Topics,” Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference, Reno, NV, October 10-13, 2001.
  • Egelhoff, C.J. and E.M Odom, “Advanced Learning Made as Easy as ABC: An Example Using Design for Fatigue of Machine Elements Subjected to Simple and Combined Loads,” Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference, Reno, NV, Oct 10-13, 2001.
  • Egelhoff, C.J., R.S. Budwig, D.F. Elger and T.A. Khraishi and K.H. Johansen, “Model Studies of the Flow in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms During Resting and Exercise Conditions,” Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 32, No. 12, pp. 1319-1329.
  • Egelhoff, C.J., D.M. Blackketter and J. Benson, “Algorithms for Solving Nonlinear Equation Systems Assists Students to Become Better Problem Solvers” Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov 10-14, 1999.
  • Egelhoff, C. J., D. M. Blackketter and J.P. Glumbik, “Innovative Equation Management Techniques for Implementation in Kinematics and Dynamics Courses,” Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference, Tempe, AZ,1998, pp. 1285-1290.
  • Egelhoff, C.J., R.S. Budwig, D.F. Elger and J. Daniels, “A Study of Pulsatile flow in Stenotic Coronary Artery Models,” Proceedings: Unsteady Flow Forum, ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., June 21-25, 1998.
  • Budwig, R., C.J. Egelhoff and S. Tavoularis, “Laminar Pulsatile Flow Through an Axisymmetric Sudden Expansion”, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 119, No. 1, pp. 208-211, 1997.

Honors:
  • ASEE Best Zone I Paper, 2012
  • National Student Safety Engineering Design Contest, first place winner “Lifeboat Release System,” faculty advisor, 2010
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, United States Air Force Academy, Engineering Mechanics Department, Colorado Springs, CO. 2005-06
  • Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • ASEE New Faculty Fellow 1999
  • NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium Fellowship, “Determination of Wall Shear Stresses: A Novel Application of Particle Imaging Velocimetry”
  • Elisabeth M. and Winchell M. Parsons Scholarship
  • James Jennings Scholarship
  • Petro-Lewis Scholarship

Professional Memberships:
  • Professional Engineer, Colorado
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) since 2012
  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) since 2009
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) since 2008
  • Women in Engineering Pro Active Network (WEPAN) since 2001
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) since 1993
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) since 1995