tezakeg

Tezak, Edward G

Email: tezakeg@alfredstate.edu
Department: Mechanical and Electrical Eng. Tech.
Office Location:Engineering Technology Bldg.
Office Phone: 607-587-4661

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Engineering Mechanics, (Vibrations), 1979.
Master of Science, University of California at Los Angeles, Engineering (Astrodynamics), 1967.
Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1963.


Teaching Overview

1999 - Present
                        Dynamics
                        Statics
                        Mechanics of Materials
                        Mechanical Vibrations
                        Structural Design
                        Computer Applications
                        Graphics/CAD
                        Engineering Mechanics of Materials
                        Electromechanical Analysis
                        Fluid Mechanics
                        Senior Seminar & Project Design

1969-92:         Statics and Dynamics
                        Advanced Statics and Dynamics
                        Strength of Materials
                        Mechanical Vibrations
                        Space Mechanics
                        Joint War Game Elective, Army War College
                        Automatic Data Processing


Professional Experience

2011 - Present SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Chair, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Technology Department, Alfred State College, Alfred, New York.

2005 - 2011 SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, Alfred State College, Alfred, New York.

2000 - 2005 Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, Alfred State College, Alfred, New York.

1999 - 2000 Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, Alfred State College,  Alfred, New York.

1998 - 1999  Dean, School of Engineering Technology, Alfred State College, Alfred, New York.

1993-1997 Dean, Information Systems and Engineering Technology, SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, New York.

1989-1993 Associate Dean of the Academic Board, United States Military Academy, USMA, West Point, New York.

1988 Deputy Head of the Mechanics Department, USMA, West Point, New York.

1981-1988 Tenured Associate Professor,  Director, Dynamics and/or Materials Groups, Department of Mechanics, USMA, West Point. 

1979-1981 Assistant Dean for Administration, Director of Admin and Management Division, Office of the Dean, USMA, West Point. 

1976-1979 Associate Professor, Director Solids Mechanics Group, Department of Mechanics, USMA, West Point. 

1969-1972 Instructor and Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanics, USMA, West Point.


Publications and Events

              Tezak, Edward G. and Scott Spetka. "Russian Distance Learning Initiative."                       Invited paper for Fall Meeting, St. Lawrence Section, ASEE, Utica, NY, 1997.

              Tezak, Edward G., Scott Spetka and Aleksey Skuratov. "International Video Thesis Defenses via the Internet: Problems and Solutions", Proceedings 1996 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 1996 and Proceedings International Conference of Distance Education in Russia, ICDED '96, July 1996.

            Thesis Defenses via the Internet:  Problems and Solutions", Proceedings 1996 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 1996 and Proceedings International Conference of Distance Education in Russia, ICDED ‘96, July 1996.

            Tezak, Edward G.,  "Computer Technology and the Russian Distance Education Project", Keynote Speaker, Walter Skiba Post #20, Polish Legion of American Veterans 49th Installation of Officers, Utica, NY, 1995.

            Tezak, Edward G., Panelist, Association for Computing Machinery, Syracuse Chapter, Syracuse NY, 1994.

            Tezak, Edward G., "Icarus - A Space Oddity", Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA,1993.

            Tezak, Edward G., "Use of Computer Technology in Engineering Education,"  St. Lawrence Section, ASEE, Syracuse, NY, 1991.

            Tezak, Edward G.; Thomas P. Bostick, "Understanding Mode Shapes Using a Simple Physical Model", Proceedings 1988 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 1988.

            Tezak, Edward G.; Robert A. Dunn, "Statics Competency - A Comparative View", Proceedings 1986 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 1986.

            Tezak, Edward G.; J. Matthews.  "CARMAX 83, A Joint War Gaming Research Project," Department of War Gaming, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA,  1983.

            Tezak, Edward G.; D. Mook; A.H. Nayfeh.  Paper presented at International Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Conference, Toronto, Canada, entitled, "Nonlinear Response of System Having Repeated Frequencies to Parametric Excitations,"  1980.

            Tezak, Edward G.; D. Mook; A.H. Nayfeh.  Paper presented at Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Sherbrooke, Canada, entitled, "Response of Nonlinear Systems with Repeated Frequencies to Parametric Excitations,"  1979.

            Tezak, Edward G.  "Parametrically Excited Nonlinear Multi-degree-of-freedom Systems," Ph.D. Thesis, VPI&SU, 1979.

            Tezak, Edward G.; A.H. Nayfeh; D. Mook.  "Nonlinear Analysis of the Lateral Response of Columns to Periodic Loads," Journal of Mechanical Design,  1978.

            Tezak, Edward G., Stevens, Pat M. IV, et.al. Ephemeris of the Minor Planet Icarus, 1968.


Honors and Awards

HONORS AND AWARDS 

             Alfred State College President’s Award for Innovation in Engineering Technology
             Education, 2011.
             ASME Life Member 2010.
             Frederick J. Berger Award in Engineering Technology Education, Engineering
             Technology Division, ASEE 2007.
             SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, April 2005.
             Outstanding Educator of the Year, St. Lawrence Section of ASEE, 2001.
             Nikolai N. Khaladjan Award for innovation in higher education from the
             American Association of University Administrators, presented to SUNY Institute
             of Technology 1997.  (Program coordinator.)
             ASEE Centennial Certificate , 1993.
             Outstanding Campus Liaison Representative, Middle-Atlantic Section, ASEE, 1990.
             Charter Member, Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi, West Point Chapter, 1978.
             Elected to Phi Kappa Phi, VPI&SU Chapter, 1977.
             Distinguished Cadet (Top 5%, 20th out of 504, in general order of merit, based on the
             combination of academic GPA, military and physical performance, each year), US
             Military Academy, 1959-1963.
             Dean's List (All eight semesters), US Military Academy, 1959-1963.


Service

 

SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

            Order of the Engineer, 1989-present.
            American Society for Engineering Education, 1984 to present.
            American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1977 to present.

KEY INSTITUTIONAL COMMITTEES

            Veterans Task Force Committee 2010 - Present
            Emergency Response Planning Team 2009 - Present
            DSI Committee 2006 - 2008
            Dean SMET Search Committees  2004-2006.
            Middle States Accreditation Steering Committee 2001-Present
            Several search committees for faculty and the Dean of SMET  2001 - Present
            General Education Sub-Committee on Assessment, 1999-Present.
            Deans Council, 1998-1999.
            Academic Affairs Budget Team, 1998-1999.
            Professional Development Committee, 1998-1999.
            College-wide Curriculum Committee, 1993-1997.
            Enrollment Management Committee, 1993-1997.
            TWIST,Tomorrow's Women in Science and Technology, Committee, 1993-1997.
             New Science Building Design Committee (Chairman), 1989-1993.
             USMA Endowment Committee, 1989-1993.
             Middle States Accreditation Steering Committee, 1989-1990.
             President, West Point Chapter, Phi Kappa Phi, 1988-1989.
             Ad Hoc Committee to restructure academic departments, 1987-1988.
             ABET Accreditation Committee, 1982, 1984-1985.

REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION           

            Chair, Berger Award Committee, Engineering Technology Division, ASEE, 2011 – 2012.
            Secretary, Engineering Technology Division, ASEE 2004 - Present.
            Executive Committee, Program Chair for Annual ASEE Conference, Nashville, TN,
            Engineering Technology Division, ASEE, 2002 - 2003.
            Executive Committee, Assistant Program Chair for Annual ASEE Conference, Montreal,
            Canada, Engineering Technology Division, ASEE, 2001 - 2002.
            Secretary/Treasurer, Council of Engineering Technology in New York State, CETNYS
            2000 - Present
            Executive Committee, New York State Engineering Technology Association,
            NYSETA, 2000-Present
            Co-Chair, Hosting Engineering Technology Conference, Fall 1999.
            ASEE Campus Liaison Representative, Alfred State College, 1998-Present.
            Member, Long Range Planning Committee, Engineering Technology Division, ASEE,
            1998-1999.
            Member, International Program Committee for the International Conference on   Distance
            Education in Russia, ICDED'96, 1995-1997.
            New York State Engineering Technology Association, NYSETA, 1993-Present.
            Council of Engineering Technology in New York State, CETNYS, 1993-Present.
            Member, Board of Directors, ASEE, 1993-1995.
            Chair, Professional Interest Council III, ASEE, 1993-1995.
            Chairman, Mechanics Division, ASEE, 1992-1993.
            Program Chairman, Mechanics Division, ASEE, 1991-1992.
            Program Chairman Elect, Mech Div, ASEE, 1990-1991
            Executive Committee, Mech Div, ASEE, 1990-1993.
            Engineering Dean's Council, ASEE, 1989-1993.
            ASEE Campus Liaison Representative, US Military Academy, 1984-1990.
            Association of Engineering Colleges of New York State (AECNYS), 1989-1993.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

            Service Academy Selection Committee for congressman in 29th Congressional
            District 2006 - Present

            Industrial Advisory Board.  Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, US
            Military Academy, West Point, NY.  2000 - Present

            Accreditation Evaluator, TAC of ABET, 2001 - Present

            Program Consultant, University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, 2004.

            Accreditation Consultant, NJ State Commission on Higher Education, 1999.

            Evaluator, NSF Proposals, 1998, 2000.

            USMA Fellow, Class of 83, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA. 

            Assistant PMS, ROTC Detachment, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
            Blacksburg, VA, 1975.

            Engineer Staff Officer, Projects and Plans Division, HQ, US Army Engineer Group,
            Vietnam, 1972-1973. 

            Special Assistant to Senior Army Representative, Marine Command and General
            Staff College, Quantico, VA, 1968-1969. 

            Engineer Battalion Advisor, 6th ARVN Engineer Group, Qui Nhon, Vietnam, 1967-68. 

            Executive Officer and Company Commander, B Company, 13th Engineer Battalion,
            7th Infantry Division, Korea, 1964-1965. 


Other Information

Secretary, Board of Directors, Wellsville Country Club, 2001-2009.
Member, Board of Directors, Wellsville Country Club, 2000-2009.
National Science Foundation Evaluator for Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement, CCLI, Grant Proposals, 2000.
National Science Foundation Evaluator for Equipment, Teaching and Laboratory Improvement, ETLI, Grant Proposals, 1998.
Video Photographer Syracuse and West Point Ski Teams, 1987-1991.
Faculty Representative, Cadet Intercollegiate Bowling Teams, 1970-1972, 1976-1991.
Cadet Sponsor/Mentor Program, (1-5 cadets/yr), 1970-1972, 1976-1993.
Informal consulting with forerunner of Army Space Command, Mid 1980's.

  • INTERESTS

Bowling, golfing and skiing are recreational interests.
Likes all forms of music but prefers country and western and playing the guitar.
Enjoyed driving his Red 1959 MGA the most until wiped out by a drunk driver in 1999.  Has upgraded to a 2009 Mercedes Benz.
Photography and the VCR are fun pastimes.

  • ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Sanctioned 300 game in bowling in 1981.
Sanctioned High Series, 736, 734, 700.
Highest Sanctioned League Average 197, 1996.
Holes-in-one, 1974, 1986, 1992, 2008.
Champions Member Guest Golf Tournament Wellsville Country Club 2009.
Runner-Up Overall Member Guest Golf Tournament Wellsville Country Club 2005.
Runner-Up Third Flight Member Guest Golf Tournament Wellsville Country Club 2004.
Runner-Up Second Flight Member Guest Golf Tournament Wellsville Country Club 2001.
Runner-Up President's Cup Handicap Match Play Championship, Cedar Lake Golf Club, 1995.
Co-Ed Division Champions, Wildcat Booster Club Golf Tournament, SUNYIT, 1994.
First Place, Engineering Deans' Institute Second Annual Golf Tournament, New Orleans, 1993.
Tie-First Place, Engineering Deans' Institute First Annual Golf Tournament, Indian Wells, 1992.
Winner President's Cup Handicap Match Play Championship, West Point Golf Club 1981.
Taught Space Mechanics to a cadet at West Point. He later returned to West Point as one of my instructors. In November 1995 I had the opportunity to be an official NASA guest and to observe LTC Bill McArthur take his second shuttle ride, this time on Atlantis.