Stephen Kuyath, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology
Phone: 
704-687-5046
Fax: 
704-687-6653
Degrees & Professional Registration: 
  • Ph.D. in Information Technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, 2008
  • M.S. in Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, 1993
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, 1987
  • A.A.S., Electronics Engineering Technology, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC, 1983
Other Professional Appointments: 
  • Central Piedmont Community College, Director, Information Technology Division, 2000-2001
     
  • Central Piedmont Community College, Director, Regional Information Technology Consortium (RITC) Project, 1999-2000
     
  • Central Piedmont Community College, Program Chair, Computer, Electrical, and Electronics Engineering Technology, Charlotte, NC, October 1994-1999
     
  • Central Piedmont Community College, Instructor, Computer, Electrical, and Electronics Engineering Technology, 1987-1994
     
  • Central Piedmont Community College, Adjunct Instructor, Computer, Electrical, and Electronics Engineering Technology, 1983-1987
     
  • ELET FAIT, ongoing
     
  • Engineering Technology Department TAC/ABET Outcomes, Objectives and Assessment Strategies Committee, Co-chair, ongoing
     
  • Lee College of Engineering Faculty Organization Parliamentarian, 2002 & 2003
     
  • Library Acquisitions Committee, Engineering Technology Department Representative, 2003
     
  • Faculty Competitive Grants Committee, Alternate, 2003
     
  • FCTeL (Faculty Center for Teaching and e-Learning) Advisory Committee, Member, 2002 & 2003
     
  • Faculty Advisory Library Committee, Member, 2002
     
  • College of Engineering Associate Dean Search Committee, Member, 2002
     
  • College of Engineering Computer Facilities Committee, 2002
     
  • Explore UNC Charlotte, ET Department Representative, 2002-2005
     
  • Community college informational/recruitment visitations, 2002-2005
     
  • Mitchell Community College Electronics Engineering Technology Advisory Board, Member, 2002-0
     
  • Central Piedmont Community College, Computer, Electrical and Electronics Technology Advisory Board, Member, 2001
     
  • Participant, Career and Technology Expo, Freedom Library, Charlotte, NC, 2004
     
  • Participant, Career and Technology Expo, Iredell County, 2003
     
  • Participant, Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Breakfast, 2003
     
  • Host, “Project Leads-the-Way” Conference for high school representatives, 2003
     
  • Hosted numerous JETS competitions at participating community colleges and high schools (Diversity in Engineering Project), 2003-2005
     
  • Over 30 high school visits for talks and problem/tutorial sessions for JETS clubs, 2003-2005
     
  • Proposal Reviewer: NSF ATE, 2003
Research Grants: 
  • Co-PI, "The Effects of Panopto on Academic Performance and Satisfaction of Distance Education Students," Curriculum and Instructional Development Grant, UNC Charlotte, ($10,200), 2009-2010
  • PI, "Enhancing Diversity in Engineering Technology," NSF ($810,000), 2006-2010
  • PI, "COMETS," NSF ($500,000), 2006-2010
  • PI, “Diversity in Engineering Technology, NSF ($898,561), 2003-2006
     
  • PI, “Multimedia Enhancement for Traditional and Virtual Electrical Engineering Technology Classes,” Curriculum and Instructional Development Grant, UNC Charlotte, ($5095), 2001
Recent Publications: 
  • Cho, C.S. and Kuyath, S.J., "The Effect of Panopto on Academic Performance and Satisfaction of Traditional/Distance Education Students," Proceedings of the 2010 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, KY, June 2010
  • Kuyath, S.J., Mickelson, R.A., Saydam, A., and Winter, S.J., "The Effects of Instant Messaging on Distance Learning Outcomes," Proceedings of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies XIV WORLD CONGRESS, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2010
  • Gehrig, B., Abrams, L., Bosley, D, Conrad, J., Kuyath, S., "The TECT Workshop: Raising High School Teachers' and Guidance Counselors' Self-Efficacy in Counseling Students about Engineering Careers and Majors," Proceedings of the 2009 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, TX, 2009
  • Gehrig, B., Kuyath, S., Sharer, D. Brizendine, A., "A Comprehensive and Integrated Approach to Increase Enrollments in Engineering Technology," Proceedings of the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburg, PA, 2008
  • Gehrig, B., Abrams, L., Bosley, D, Conrad, J., Kuyath, S., Denney, D., Teague, K., Welch, W., "Expanding Engineering Diversity by Teaching Engineering to Counselors and Teachers," Proceedings of the 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, HI, 2007
  • Watkins, G.K. and Kuyath, S.J., "Diversity in Engineering Technology: An NSF Sponsored Project," Proceedings of the 2007 CIEC Conference, Palm Springs, CA. February 2007: Accepted for Publication. Nominated for Best Paper
  • Kuyath, S.J. and Winter, S.J., "Distance Education Communications: The Social Presence and Media Richness of Synchronous and Asynchronous Media," Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, December, 2006
  • Kuyath, S.J. and Sharer, D.L., "Recruiting Underrepresented Minorities to Engineering and Engineering Technology," Proceedings of the 2006 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, IL, June 2006
  • Kuyath, S.J. and Sharer, D.L., "Summer Camps in Engineering Technology: Lessons Learned," Proceedings of the 2006 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, IL, June 2006 Nominated for Best Paper
  • Kuyath, S.J., "Applying The Theory Of Planned Behavior: Recruiting Underrepresented Minorities To Engineering And Engineering Technology," Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Portland, Or, June 2005
  • Kuyath, S.J., Murphy, D.L., and Sharer D. L., "Summer Camps in Engineering Technology," Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Portland, Or, June 2005
  • Kuyath, S.J., “Diversity in Engineering Technology: An NSF Project,” Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2004
     
  • Kuyath, S.J., Yoder, L., “Diversity in Engineering Technology: The Competitions,” Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2004
  • Kuyath, S.J., Cox, V., “Diversity in Engineering Technology: The Community College Perspective,” Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2004
  • Kuyath, S.J., Owen, T.G. , Sharer D. L., Murphy, D.L., Kimble, J.T., Englebert, M.F. “Development Of An Electrical Engineering Technology Distance Education Curriculum,” Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Nashville, TN, June 2003
  • Kuyath, S.J., “An Interactive Lecture For Web-Based ET Classes,” Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Nashville, TN, June 2003
  • Kuyath, S.J., Townley, R.A., “A Collaborative Effort At Program Development,” Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Nashville, TN, June 2003
  • Kuyath, S.J., Owen, T.G., “Adding the First Two Years to a 2+2 Electrical Engineering Technology Program,” Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Nashville, TN, June 2003
  • Kuyath, S.J., “How Computer Animations Make Teaching Complex Topics More Effective And More Efficient,” Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Montreal, Canada, June 2002
  • Kuyath, S.J., “The RITC Project: Integrating Skills Standards,” The League for Innovation Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2001
  • Kuyath, S.J., “The Regional Information Technology Consortium: A Model for the 21st Century,” Special Session at The League for Innovation Conference, Anaheim, CA, November 2000
  • Kuyath, S.J., “Strategies to Integrate Skills Standards into Existing Curricula,” The National Coalition for Advanced Technology Centers Conference, Charlotte, NC, October 2000
  • Kuyath, S.J., “How to Integrate Skills Standards into Existing Curricula,” The NC Community College Instructors Conference, Greensboro, NC, October 2000
  • Kuyath, S.J., “National Skills Standards in the IT Industry,” NC Electronics and Information Technology Association Conference, Raleigh, NC, September 2000
  • Kuyath, S.J., “Using Multimedia Video and Animations to Enhance Engineering Education,” American Society for Engineering Educators Conference, Charlotte, NC, June 1999
Honors & Awards: 
  • Tau Alpha Pi, Teacher of the Year Award, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2002
     
  • Instructor of the Year, Central Piedmont Community College, 1999