The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) of Northern Illinois University (NIU) presented Associate Professor Ted Hogan, Ph. D. with the 2019 Faculty of the Year award at its meeting on August 21.
Professor Hogan joined the Department of Engineering Technology in 2011 after a long career in environmental safety and health. Prior to starting at NIU, Professor Hogan was the head of safety and industrial hygiene for ComEd. He also ran his own consulting firm for 20 years that provided services to more than 400 clients and developed safety procedures and training programs for multinational companies.
He was recently selected to participate in an ad hoc committee established by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to review the Department of Defense’s approach to deriving an occupational exposure limit for trichloroethylene.
“Professor Hogan exemplifies the kind of dedication, expertise and commitment to student learning that we strive to offer at the CEET,” said CEET Dean Donald Peterson, Ph. D.
His colleagues commend him for his excellence in teaching and his students consistently rate him with high evaluation scores. He is often credited by his students as the reason that many of them complete their degrees in engineering technology.
Professor Hogan is also involved with research projects that include safety training, management and personal protection in the workplace, as well as skin exposures to chemical sensitizers.
He earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in public health (environmental and occupational health sciences) from University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Loyola University in Chicago. He is also a Certified Industrial Hygienist. He is a member of the Threshold Limit Values Chemical Substances Committee of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists and a member of the Argonne National Laboratory’s Institutional Biosafety Committee.
About the CEET Department of Engineering Technology
The Department of Engineering Technology prepares students to succeed in the next generation of industrial and engineering technologists by offering a curriculum focused on developing fundamental and technical management skills to excel in today’s ever-changing technological world. Classes mix theoretical education with industry-based, hands-on opportunities that expand understanding of applied engineering and how science, math and computers all relate in this unique area of technical education.
The department offers bachelor’s degrees in industrial management and technology, manufacturing engineering technology, energy and environmental technology or electrical engineering technology; an emphasis in environmental health and safety; and certificate programs in energy management, facilities management and homeland security. The graduate program offers master’s degrees in industrial management and a certificate program in facilities management.
Ranked in the top 50 of undergraduate engineering programs by U.S. World and News Report, the CEET was established in 1985 and offers degree programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) in electrical engineering, engineering technology, industrial and systems engineering, and mechanical engineering. CEET introduced bachelor’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and mechatronics engineering in 2019. The college is housed in its 125,000 square foot facility featuring more than 40 state-of-the-art laboratories that are open to all students from freshmen year through graduate school.