Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Bursic, Karen M
Industrial Engineering
Bursic, Karen M
Assistant Professor
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Doctorate in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1990

PhD in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1990

Masters in Engineering Management, University of Pittsburgh, 1987

B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1984

Engineering Economic Analysis

Engineering Education

Engineering Management

(2014) Swanson School of Engineering Outstanding Educator Award.

(1988) Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship.

(1988) Albert G. Holzman Scholarship for Excellence.

Bursic, K.M., Clark, R., Besterfield-Sacre, M., and Budny, D., 2014, "Preliminary Experiences with 'Flipping' a Freshman Engineering Program Course," 6th First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference, College Station TX.

Bursic, K.M., Steiner, S., Besterfield-Sacre, M., and Shuman, L., 2014, "An Approach to Evaluate Engineering Global Preparedness in Industrial Engineering Curricula," 2014 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Montreal, QC.

Bursic, K.M., 2012, "Does the Use of Clickers Increase Conceptual Understanding in the Engineering Economy Classroom," 2012 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, San Antonio Texas.

Bursic, K.M., Shuman, L., Besterfield-Sacre, M., Vidic, N., and Siewiorek, N., 2012, "CCLI: Model Eliciting Activities: Experiments and Mixed Methods to Assess Student Learning III," American Society for Engineering Education, San Antonio, TX.

Siewiorek, N., Shuman, L.J., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Vidic, N., and Bursic, K.M., 2012, "Students' Confidence Levels in Technical Concept Knowledge with Model Eliciting Activities," San Antonio, TX.

Bursic, K.M., Shuman, L., and Besterfield-sacre, M.E., 2011, "Improving Student Attainment of ABET Outcomes Using Model-Eliciting Activities (MEAs)," American Society for Engineering Education, Vancouver, BC.

Bursic, K.M., Shuman, L., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Vidic, N., and Yildirim, P., 2011, "CCLI: Model Eliciting Activities: Experiments and Mixed Methods to Assess Student Learning - Part II," American Society for Engineering Education, Vancouver, BC.

Bursic, K.M., Vidic, N., Shuman, L., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Yildirim, T.P., and Siewiorek, N., 2011, "Leaning Impacts Gained from Introducing Model Eliciting Activities (MEAs) in an Introductory Statistics Course," Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, NV.

Bursic, K.M., Budny, D., Lund, L., and Vidic, N., 2010, "Reviewing the Success of a Freshman Programming Course," ASEE North Central Section Regional Conference.

Bursic, K.M., Shuman, L., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Yildirim, T.P., and Siewiorek, N., 2010, "Improving Conceptual Learning in Engineering Economy using Model-Eliciting Activities (MEAs)," Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico.

Bursic, K.M., Shuman, L., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., Clark, R., and Yildirim, P., 2009, "E-MEAs: Introducing an Ethical Component to Model Eliciting Activities," American Society for Engineering Education, Austin, TX.

Bursic, K.M., and LaScola, K., 2008, "Implementing International Requirements in Undergraduate Industrial Engineering Programs," American Society for Engineering Education.

Bursic, K.M., Needy, K.L., Norman, B., Besterfield-sacre, M.E., and Hunsaker, B., 2007, "The Challenges of Undergraduate Industrial Engineering Curriculum Reform at the University of Pittsburgh," Industrial Engineering Research Conference.

Bursic, K.M., 2006, "Applying Engineering Economic Analysis to Contemporary Problems with Global and Societal Implications," American Society for Engineering Education.

Bursic, K.M., 2006, "Engineering Economy."

Bursic, K.M., 2004, "Self-Managed Production Teams," in Field Guide to Project Management, 2nd ed..

Bursic, K.M., Needy, K.L., and Wilson, J.P., 2003, "Integrating Engineering Economic Analysis Across the Engineering Curriculum," American Society for Engineering Education.

Bursic, K.M., Atman, C.J., Chimka, J.R., and Umphred, H.N., 1999, "A Comparison of Freshmen and Senior Engineering Design Processes," Design Studies.

Bursic, K.M., and Atman, C.J., 1998, "Verbal Protocol Analysis as a Method to Document Engineering Student Design Processes," Journal of Engineering Education.

Cleland, D., Bursic, K.M., Puerzer, R., and Vlasak, Y., 1998, "Project Management Casebook and Instructor's manual," Project Management Institute.

Bursic, K.M., and Atman, C.J., 1997, "Information Gathering: A Critical Step for Quality in the Design Process," Quality Management Journal.

Bursic, K.M., Chimka, J.R., and Atman, C.J., 1997, "Describing Student Design Behavior," American Society for Engineering Education.

Bursic, K.M., and Atman, C.J., 1996, "Teaching Engineering Design: Can Reading a Textbook Make a Difference," Research in Engineering Design.

Bursic, K.M., Atman, C.J., and Lozito, S.L., 1996, "An Application of Protocol Analysis to the Engineering Design Process," American Society for Engineering Education.

Bursic, K.M., and Atman, C., 1995, "Do Freshmen Design Texts Adequately Define the Engineering Design Process?," American Society for Engineering Education.

Bursic, K.M., and Atman, C., 1995, "Gathering Information: What Do Students Do?," American Society for Engineering Education.

Cleland, D., 1993, "Project Management Casebook and Instructor's Guidelines," Project Management Institute.

Bursic, K.M., 1992, "Strategies and Benefits of the Successful Use of Teams in Manufacturing Organizations," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

Bursic, K.M., and Cleland, D.I., 1992, "Strategic Technology Management: Systems for Products and Processes," American Management Association.

Bursic, K.M., 1991, "The Use of Teams for Improving Productivity and Quality in Manufacturing," Conference on Productivity and Quality Research.

Bursic, K.M., and Cleland, D., 1991, "Strategic Technology Management," Engineering Management Journal.

Bursic, K.M., 1990, "Production Teams in Manufacturing," in The Automated Factory Handbook, TAB Books.

Bursic, K.M., Cleland, D., and Wain, H.W., 1990, "A Strategic Technology Management System," Second International Conference on Management of Technology.

Bursic, K.M., 2012, "Engineering Education Research: Highlights from Successful Efforts to Improve Engineering Students' Preparation for a Global and Technical Society," INFORMS Baltimore Chapter, Baltimore, MD.

Bursic, K.M., 2012, "Implementing an International Requirement in a Traditional IE Program," Women in Industrial Engineering Academia, Istanbul, Turkey.

Bursic, K.M., 2013, "Increasing the Practice of Pedagogical Interventions that Work," ISERC, San Juan, Puerto Rico.