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Margaret Pinnell

Interim Dean; Professor; The Bernhard Schmidt Chair in Engineering Leadership; Joint Appointment with Bioengineering Graduate Program

Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Office of the Dean, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Contact

Email: Margaret Pinnell
Phone: 937-694-7411
Kettering Laboratories Room 565

Book Chapters

  • Bohrer, K., Pinnell, M., Daniels, M. & Jutte, C. (2020). Forming engineers for the common good. In K. Lovett (Ed.), Diverse pedagogical approaches to experiential learning. London: Palgrave Macmillan Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42691-0_5
  • Sableski, M., Pinnell, M., Driskell, S., Smith, T., & Franco, S. (2020). STEM stories: Connecting STEM and literacy in an afterschool program. In L. Henry & N. Stahl (Eds.), Literacy across the community: Research, praxis, and trends (pp. 315-329). Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Hallinan, K., & Pinnell, M. (2011). A Catholic and Marianist engineering education. In J. L. Heft & K. Hallinan (Eds.), Engineering education and practiceEmbracing a Catholic vision (pp. 59-89). Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press. 
  • Pinnell, M. F. (2010). In search of something more: My path towards international service-learning in engineering education. In G. L. Downey & K. Beddoes (Eds.), What is global engineering education for?: The making of international educators (synthesis lectures on global engineering) (Vol. 1, pp. 105-125). San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool Publishers.

Papers and Conferences

  • Schilling, M., & Pinnell, M. (2019). The STEM gender gap: An evaluation of the efficacy of women in engineering camps. Journal of STEM Education Innovations and Research, 20(1), 37-45.
  • Pinnell, M. F., Franco, S., Petry, L., Mian, A., Doudican, B, & Srinivasan, R. (2018) Leveraging regional strengths for STEM professional development:  Results from an NSF RET program focused on advanced manufacturing and materials. Research in the Schools, 25(1), 20-34.
  • Pinnell, M. F., Kurup, R., Stock, R., Turney, T., & Wendell, T. (2018) Using engineering design to increase literacy among third graders. Research in the Schools, 25(1), 47-58.
  • Pinnell, M. F., Daniels, M., Hallinan, K., & Berkemeier, G. (2014, fall). Leveraging students’ passion and creativity: ETHOS at the University of Dayton. International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Special Edition, 180–190, ISSN 1555-9033.
  • Pinnell, M. F., Rowley, J., Preiss, S. Franco, S., Blust, R., & Beach, R. (2013). Bridging the gap between engineering design and PK-12 curriculum development through the use the STEM education quality framework. Journal of STEM Education, 14(4), 29-35.
  • Krane, C. M., Pinnell, M. F., Gardner, C., Thompson, M., Coleman, J. T., & Wilkens, R. J. (2011). Mechanical test methods for assessing porcine carotid and uterine artery burst pressure following ex vivo ultrasonic ligature seal and transection. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 39(4), 514-521.
  • Diestelkamp, W. S., Krane, C. M., & Pinnell, M. F. (2011). Design of a factorial experiment with randomization restrictions to assess medical device performance on vascular tissue. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11(75), 1-6. www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/11/75
  • Pinnell, M., Krane, C., & Diestelkamp, W. (2008). Experiential learning through industry sponsored multi-disciplinary research. Paper presented at the ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October 22-25.
  • Pinnell, M., Blust, R., Brahler, J., & Stevens, M. (2008). Can service-learning in K-12 math and science classes affect a student's perception of engineering and their career interests. Paper presented at the ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October 22-25.
  • Pinnell, M., et al. 2008. Innovation entrepreneurship and international experience. Paper presented at the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 3-6.
  • Pinnell, M., et al. 2008. Making connections between service and engineering in K-12 education. Paper presented at the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 3-6.
  • Pinnell, M. F., Schreier, C. Aaron, P.. & Eger, W. The Engineers in Technical Humanitarian Opportunities for Service-Learning (ETHOS) program at the University of Dayton: Using service-learning to provide international and technical experience. Paper submitted to Service-Learning in Higher Education: Paradigms and Challenges.
  • Pinnell, M, Krane, C., Coleman, J., Gardner, M., & Thompson, M. (2007). Assessing the causes of variability in seal quality and tissue changes resulting from the use of Ethicon Harmonic Surgical System Phase 1: Study to determine the factors affecting the variability of vessel seal burst strength. UDRI-TR-2007-044, April.
  • Pinnell, M., et al. 2007. Failure analysis of explanted Ti alloy screws. Paper presented at the NACE International Corrosion Conference and Exposition, March.
  • Pinnell, M. F., Schreier, C., & Eger, C. (2007). International technical service immersions: Model for developing global scientists and engineers in small to mid-size universities. Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June.
  • Blust, R., & Pinnell, M. (2007). Making connections: Resources for K-12 service-learning and experiential learning in STEM disciplines. Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June.
  • Eger, C., Pinnell, M., & Schreier, C. (2006). The engineers in technical, humanitarian opportunities of service-learning at the University of Dayton as an integrated service-learning program model. Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 18-21.
  • Schreier, C., Eger, C., & Pinnell, M. (2006). Student perspectives of curriculum integrated international technical immersions. Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 18-21.
  • Pinnell, M. F., Hill, S. I., & Minch, A. J. (2006). Special concerns in high strain rate tensile testing of polymers. Paper presented at the SAE World Congress, April.
  • Pinnell, M. F. 2005. When service learning is a failure. Paper presented at the 35th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October 19-22.
  • Kleinhenz, P., Pinnell, M., Mertz, G., & Eger, C. (2005). Student perspectives of curriculum integrated international service-learning internships. Paper presented at the 35th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October 19-22.
  • Pinnell, M., & Childers, P. (2005). Degradation of structural materials due to chemical or biological warfare decontaminates. UDRI-TR-2005-00136, June.
  • Pinnell, M., & Childers, P. (2005). Quick reaction evaluations of materials and processes: Delivery order 0005: Materials degradation of structural materials due to chemical or biological warfare decontaminates. AFRL-ML-TR-2006-4030, June.
  • Eger, C. W., & Pinnell, M. F. (2005). Appropriate technology and technical service in developing countries (ETHOS) technical elective course. Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 12-16.
  • Zoghi, M., & Pinnell, M. (2005). Service-learning opportunities at the University of Dayton. Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 12-16.
  • Sandekian, R., Amadei, B., & Pinnell, M. (2005). Service-learning in engineering: Summary of findings from a pre-conference workshop. Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 12-16.
  • Hill, S. I., Pinnell, M. F., & Minch, A. J. (2005). Standardization of high strain rate tensile testing of polymers. Paper presented at the ANTEC, Society of Plastic Engineers, May 1-5.
  • Pinnell, M., Daprano, C., & Williamson, G. (2005). Evolution of a multi-disciplinary service-learning project with a community partner. Paper presented at the ASEE North Central Section Conference, April 7-8, at Ohio Northern University. (2nd place - best paper competition)
  • Pinnell, M. F. (2005). Failure investigation of a generator tube. UDRI-TR-2005-00034, February.
  • Snide, J. A., Pinnell, M. F., & Rakowski, W. (2004). Review of structural health monitoring (SHM) sensors for aging aircraft. Paper presented at the ASIP Conference, November 29-December 2, in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Pinnell, M., Fields, R., & Zabora, R. (2005, January). Results of an interlaboratory study of the ASTM standard test method for tensile properties of polymer matrix composites D 3039. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 33(1), 545-549.
  • Pinnell, M., & Nichols, S. (2004). Kidslearn an introduction to engineering design. Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June.
  • Pinnell, M., Daprano, C., & Williamson, A. (2003). Multi-disciplinary community based service learning project: The Girl Scout wall project. Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 22-25.
  • Pinnell, M. F., & Chuck, L. (2003). Developing technical competency and enhancing the soft skills of undergraduate mechanical engineering students through service-learning. Paper presented at the ASEE NCS Spring Conference, April 13-14. (1st place - best zone paper)
  • Daprano, C., Titlebaum, P., Pinnell, M., et al. (2003). Overcoming obstacles to service learning through collaboration and assessment. Paper presented at the NASSM Conference, May 18-31.
  • Bryden, K. M., Hallinan, K. P., & Pinnell, M. F. (2002). A different path to internationalization of engineering education. Paper presented at the 32nd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Engineering Education Conference, November 6-9.

Honors and Awards

  • Bernhard Schmidt Chair in Engineering Leadership, effective August 16, 2018, this endowed chair position was created to establish the School of Engineering as a school of excellence and a leader in engineering education.
  • Lackner Award, 2018, This university level award is among the highest awards given annually to two UD faculty or staff who, over a long period of time, have made a significant contribution to the Catholic and Marianist character of the University of Dayton.

Teaching

  • University of Dayton Alumni Award in Teaching, 2008, is the highest-level teaching award given at the University of Dayton to honor excellence in teaching, given annually to a faculty member who has a distinguished record of teaching for at least three terms.
  • SOCHE Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008, Southwestern Ohio Consortium of Higher Education, dedicated to advancing higher education through active collaboration, resource and knowledge sharing, and effective professional development programs, this award recognizes faculty from member institutions for teaching excellence. 
  • Best Female Professor Phi Sigma Rho, 2005, by the University of Dayton chapter of Phi Sigma Rho recognizes excellence in teaching by a female professor, one annual award.
  • Ohio Magazine Excellence in Education Award, 2005, recognizes teachers at Ohio Colleges and Universities for their outstanding achievements in education.
  • American Society of Engineering Education, North Central Section, Outstanding Teaching Award, 2005, recognizes outstanding classroom performance of engineering and engineering technology teachers, one annual award.
  • University of Dayton, School of Engineering, Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2004, given annually to a single faculty in the School of Engineering to recognize outstanding accomplishments in teaching.

Scholarship

  • First Place Paper Award at ASEE NCS and Best Zone II paper, May 2013
  • First Place Paper Award at ASEE NCS and Best Zone II paper, May 2003
  • Selected as an Honorary Member of Tau Alpha Pi, 1998

Service

  • Blue Angels Key Influencer, 2018, helps to shape attitudes and opinions of youth in their communities. The Key Influencer rides with the Blue Angels at the Dayton Air Show.
  • Buckeye Trails Girl Scout Council Service Award, 2005, in recognition for the contributions made to a regional camp as a result of a service-learning project facilitated in MEE 312 (Materials) in conjunction with a facilities management course through Health and Sport Sciences.
  • Buckeye Trails Girl Scout Council Community Partners Award, 2004, in recognition for the contributions made to a regional camp as a result of a service-learning project facilitated in MEE 312 (Materials) in conjunction with a facilities management course through Health and Sport Sciences.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Materials
  • Engineering Innovation
  • Principles of Materials Selection
  • Engineering Design and Appropriate Technology

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Materials Engineering, University of Dayton, 1995
  • M.S., Materials Engineering, University of Dayton, 1988
  • B.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton, 1988

Professional Activities

  • American Society of Engineering Educators
  • American Society of Metals
  • Society of Automotive Engineers

Research Interests

  • Mechanical testing of materials
  • Biological materials
  • Service-learning