2016 Fellows Class

Diane Rover
For contributions to active learning methods in engineering education

Diane Rover is a University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. She currently serves as the faculty director for the NSF-funded SP@ISU Program and as the alliance director for the NSF-funded IINSPIRE LSAMP Program. Dr. Rover was Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs in the College of Engineering from 2004-2010. Prior to that, she served as associate chair for undergraduate education in the department from 2003-2004. She began her academic career at Michigan State University, where she served as director of the computer engineering program and as interim department chair. From 2000-2008, she led the Academic Bookshelf column as a senior associate editor for the ASEE Journal of Engineering Education. She has held officer positions in the ASEE ECE Division. Dr. Rover has served on the IEEE Committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities and on the IEEE Education Society Board of Governors. She represented IEEE on the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET from 2009-2014 and began a term on the EAC Executive Committee in 2015. She received the B.S. in computer science in 1984, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in computer engineering in 1986 and 1989, respectively, from Iowa State University. Her teaching and research has focused on embedded computer systems, reconfigurable hardware, parallel and distributed systems, visualization, performance monitoring and evaluation, and engineering education. Dr. Rover is a Fellow of the IEEE (2016) and of ASEE (2012) and member of the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Education Society.