University of Tennessee engineering dean to be speaker for AU’s Ginn lecture series

AUBURN – Way Kuo, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee, will speak on “Teaching Performance and Its Relationship to Research Performance, ” Monday, April 16, at 3:30 p.m., in the McMillan Auditorium in Ross Hall at Auburn University. The talk is part of the Ginn Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by AU’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Kuo’s lecture will address the question of whether involvement in research affects a professor’s ability to teach, as professors not involved in research may dismiss the value that doing research has on teaching.

The lecture series, founded in 2005, brings leaders from the academic and business communities to campus to interact with faculty and students. Lectures cover subjects such as engineering, education, entrepreneurship, global engineering issues and engineering and business leadership.

Kuo is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Academia Sinica of Taiwan and the International Academy for Quality. He has co-authored five textbooks and currently serves as the editor of “IEEE Transactions on Reliability.”

(Contributed by Sara Borchik.)

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