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Barbara  Christe - Farmingdale State College. Farmingdale, NY, US

Barbara Christe Barbara  Christe

Dean | Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY, UNITED STATES

Dr. Barbara Christe is dean of the Farmingdale State College School of Engineering Technology.

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Biography

Dr. Christe is the dean of the School of Engineering Technology and professor of Electrical Engineering Technology. Her background is in clinical engineering, an area of practice associated with the safe and effective use of medical technology in healthcare. She has authored two books, is working on a third, and has contributed to two reference volumes. In addition to her expertise in clinical engineering, she conducted a seminal qualitative research study regarding the persistence of engineering technology learners, published in 2015. She serves as a commissioner in the ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission, and member of the national Engineering Technology Leadership Council.

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Areas of Expertise (4)

Engineering Technology Student Persistence Clinical Engineering First-Year Experience

Industry Expertise (2)

Health Care - Facilities Education/Learning

Accomplishments (10)

Trustees Teaching Award, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology (professional)

2019-03-14

Trustees Teaching Award, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Frank Burley Distinguished Professor Award, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI (professional)

2019-03-14

Frank Burley Distinguished Professor Award, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI

Faculty Community on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), Indiana University (professional)

2019-03-14

Faculty Community on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), Indiana University

Trustees Teaching Award, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI (professional)

2019-03-14

Trustees Teaching Award, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI

Outstanding Teacher Award, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI (professional)

2019-03-14

Outstanding Teacher Award, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI

Trustees Teaching Award, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI (professional)

2019-03-14

Trustees Teaching Award, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology Research Paper of the Year (professional)

2019-03-14

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology Research Paper of the Year

Abraham M. Max Distinguished Professor Award, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology (professional)

2019-03-14

Abraham M. Max Distinguished Professor Award, Purdue School of Engineering and
Technology

Service and Leadership Award, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (professional)

2019-03-14

Service and Leadership Award, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

Alumni Service to the Community Award, Marquette University (professional)

2019-03-14

Alumni Service to the Community Award, Marquette University

Education (3)

Marquette University: B.S., Biomedical Engineering 1984

Rensselaer at Hartford: M.S., Biomedical Engineering 1986

University of Phoenix: PhD, Higher Education Administration 2013

Affiliations (2)

  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

Languages (1)

  • English

Event Appearances (4)

Gathering abet student outcome evidence using technology: What happens when results do not match grant goals and research takes an unexpected turn?

American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference.  Salt Lake City, Utah

2019-03-14

When emerging technologies cross academic boundaries: Collaboration or competition?

American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference.  Salt Lake City, Utah

2019-03-14

First-Generation Engineering Technology Learners-Who are they? How can we support them?

ASEE Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration  Jacksonville, FL.

2019-03-14

Engineering curriculum readiness: Implementing an analytical and communication skills building course for the technical disciplines

IEEE Frontiers in Education  El Paso, TX

2019-03-14

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Research Grants (3)

Impact Analysis of the Implementation of an RFID Asset Tracking System in the Clinical Setting

IUPUI Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute 

2019-03-14

This study is a qualitative and empirical inquiry that examines the impact of the adoption of a radio frequency identification asset-tracking system installed throughout a medical facility. The evaluation included the technological influence on the management of equipment support. In addition, the research team studied nursing and patient care and identified areas of asset-tracking technology impact. Lastly, the authors sought to evaluate financial effects of the radio frequency identification system, including an evaluation of the rate of return on investment, patient billing, and other related fiscal features. This study places emphasis on the identification of potential initiatives as the new technology is assimilated into the clinical culture over time.

Testing Potential Interference with RFID Usage in the Patient Care Environment

IUPUI Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute 

2019-03-14

The use of radio frequency identification (RFID) equipment in the clinical setting has become prevalent. The exploration of the potential interactions between the equipment used to implement RFID and medical devices is vital to ensure safe and effective use of both the tracking technology and the patient-care equipment. This study examines the effects of two common RFID antennas, Near-Field and Far-Field, and five general types of patient-care equipment. Data were collected regarding the function of the patient care equipment in the fields of the antennas. No device performance alterations were observed.

Why do Learners Leave Engineering Technology Majors? Exploring the Causes and Involving Faculty in Persistence

National Science Foundation - C-Step 

Engineering technology learners are an understudied group that comprise the T of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Attrition from engineering technology majors is a profound and complex challenge, as substantially less than half of students who begin an engineering technology major persist through the first year. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore and document
the authentic lived experiences of retained freshman engineering technology students at a Midwestern urban university in order to explore the factors associated
with first-year persistence in the discipline, with particular emphasis on the student’s relationship with the institution. Using NVivo 10, seven themes emerged from the interviews of successful first-year learners, including personal goals, classmate collaboration,
faculty relationships, uneasy beginning, work effort, adaptability, and campus involvement. The study results suggested that social activities outside the classroom
may not play a specific role in learner persistence and that engineering technology students possessed strong goal clarity and degree commitment.

Published Articles (5)

Analysis of the impact of a radiofrequency identification asset-tracking system in the healthcare setting Journal of Clinical Engineering

Christe, B., Rogers, R., & Cooney, E.

2019-03-14

This case study examined the deployment and utilization of an asset-tracking system within a medium-sized healthcare facility.

Evaluation of Current Literature to Determine the Potential Effects of RFID on Technology Used in Diabetes Care. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology

Christe, B.

2019-03-14

This article explores the impact of RFID tracking technology and medical devices associated with healthcare of diabetic patients.

Testing potential interference with RFID usage in the patient care environment. Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology

Christe, B., Cooney, E., Maggioli, G., Doty, D., Frye, R., & Short, J.

2019-03-14

This article explores potential interference associated with medical devices and asset-tracking systems.

Implementation of an asynchronous workshop for stem educators designed to enhance professor-student rapport. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching,

Barbara Christe

Improving faculty member buy-in to retention efforts can be accomplished with a closed loop system incorporating training and assessment. Training materials created for instructors based on scholarly literature can dispel the myth that student attrition is beneficial to some disciplines, and expand an understanding of the importance of the professor-student relationship. The Wilson-Ryan Professor-Student Rapport Scale assessment tool can offer evidence-based feedback to instructors and serve as a quantitative reflection of training impact.

Persistence factors associated with first-year engineering technology learners. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice

Barbara Christe

This article reports the findings associated with an examination of the lived experiences of first-year engineering technology learners.

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