Promod Vohra

Dean, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Email: pvohra@niu.edu
Tel: 815-753-2256

Education

  • Ed.D. in Instructional Technology, 1993, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 
  • M. S. in Electrical Engineering, 1988, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1981, Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi, India

Research Interests

  • STEM pipelines and preperation, innovation, global partnerships, engineering education, instructional design, digital design

Work Experience

  • Dean, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Northern Illinois University (7/2005 to present)
  • Acting Dean, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Northern Illinois University (7/2003 to 6/2005)
  • Associate Dean (Advising, Enrollment Management, Assessment, Outreach, Proposals and Curriculum) & Affirmative Action/ Faculty Grievance Officer, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Northern Illinois University (1/1997 to 6/2003)
  • Professor, Department of Technology, Northern Illinois University (8/2001 to Present)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Technology, Northern Illinois University (8/1995 to 7/2001)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Technology, Northern Illinois University (8/1994 to 8/1995)
  • EET Coordinator, Department of Technology, New lab development, curriculum development and enrollment management, Northern Illinois University (8/1988 to 12/1996)
  • Instructor, Department of Technology, Northern Illinois University (8/1988 to 8/1994)
  • Technical Product and Marketing Engineer, Philips, India. Subsidiary of Philips Holland Test and Measurement (T&M) Equipment Division (6/1981 to 6/1986)

Professional Associations and Honors

  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • World Institute of Engineering and Technology Education (WIETE)
  • National Association of Manufacturing (NAM)
  • International Society of Electronic & Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
  • Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT)
  • National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT)
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Triangle Fraternity
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Professional/Public Recognitions and Honors

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Kishwaukee Health Systems
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Filmquest, Bolingbrook, Illinois
  • Member of the Board of Directors, National Association of Manufacturing (NAM) Education Council
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Tel Energy, India
  • Advisor to the Chancellor, Galgotias University, Greater Noida, UP, India
  • Founding Partner, World Institute for Engineering and Technology Education (WIETE)
  • Deacon Davis Diversity Award 2007 presented by the Presidential Commission  on the Status of Minorities in recognition of significant contributions to improving the status of minorities at NIU
  • UICEE Best paper (Diamond) Award by UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education at New York, USA, 2006
  • UICEE Best paper (Diamond) Award by UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education at Cracow, Poland 1998
  • Board of Directors, Center for Tribology and Coatings (CTC), Sugar Grove, IL
  • 2002 Citizen’s Award, Richard J. Daley College, One of the City Colleges of Chicago
  • Board of Directors, NIU Alumni Association, NIU
  • 2001 Outstanding Service Award, Educational Special Programs, NIU
  • 1993 Outstanding Professor Region-2 (Illinois, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT)
  • 1992 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, NIU

 

Selected Publications

  • P. Vohra, O. Ghrayeb & R. Kasuba , 2013 Internationalizing the Curriculum in Engineering and Technology, 4th Annual Conference on Engineering and Technology Education (WIETE), Cairns, Australia, February 11-15, 2013, pp. 19-22
  • P.Vohra, P. Vohra, N. Pohlman, F. St. Stair, Summer Mathematics Bridge Program at CEET, 4th Annual Conference on Engineering and Technology Education (WIETE), Cairns, Australia, February 11-15, 2013, pp.23-26
  • Pohlman, N., Ghrayeb, O., and Vohra, P., 2012, Developing a disciplinary honors program within an engineering college, Global Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 14, No. 1 
  • Ghrayeb, O., Damodaran, P.,  Vohra, P., 2011, Art of triangulation: an effective assessment validation strategy, Global Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp.96–101.
  • Ghrayeb, O. and Vohra, P., 2011, Experiential learning in engineering education: A Case Study at NIU, Global Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp.82–89.
  • Vohra, P., and Ghrayeb, O., “Experiential Learning in Engineering Education: A Case Study at NIU,” Global Journal of Engineering Education, World Institute for Engineering and Technology Education (WIETE), Vol. 13, Number 2, 2011.
  • Mirman, C.R. and Vohra, P., Educational Outcomes Embedded Within Energy Conservation Projects. Proceedings of the 2011 ASEE Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C., 6/2011
  • Taherenzhadi, M., Billman, P., HajiShiekh, M., and Promod Vohra, ” Nanotechnology Undergraduate Certificate:  A Novel Approach,” 2010 INEER Journal, pp. 139-148