Associate Professor, Engineering Program Coordinator
Whatcom Community College
Eric Davishahl holds an MS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and has taught engineering at community college since 2001. He currently serves as Associate Professor and Engineering Program Coordinator at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA where he leads development of a growing program that prepares students for junior-ready transfer to most engineering majors. His teaching and research interests include developing, implementing and assessing active learning instructional strategies and auto-graded online homework. He is currently PI of an NSF-IUSE grant titled “Collaborative Research: Improving Representational Competence by Engaging with Physical Modeling in Foundational STEM Courses” that focuses on developing hands-on learning activities for integral calculus and engineering statics. Eric has been a member of the American Society of Engineering Education since 2001. He currently serves as awards chair for the Pacific Northwest Section and has been elected to start a term as Zone IV Chair in June 2022. He was the recipient of the 2008 ASEE Section Outstanding Teaching Award and the 2020 Whatcom Community College Faculty Excellence Award.