María Teresa Morresi from AGIBTA Magazine (here) sent me a list of interview questions regarding engineering education. I shot back a quick reply, and I thought the spontaneity of my answers gave them a force that was worth sharing. Here is a somewhat edited version of her questions and what I wrote: AGIBTA: I became […]
About David E. Goldberg
Based in Champaign, Illinois, Dave is a change consultant in education circles and a leadership coach to students, faculty, and administrators in higher education as well as technology managers and professionals around the world. Prior to founding ThreeJoy Associates (www.threejoy.com), Dave was the Jerry S. Dobrovolny Distinguished Professor in Entrepreneurial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is known for pioneering work in genetic algorithms and evolutionary computation. Dave holds BSE, MSE, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. His two most recent books are The Entrepreneurial Engineer (Wiley, 2006) and Philosophy and Engineering: An Emerging Agenda (edited with Ibo van de Poel, Springer 2010).
I love this passage from John O’Donahue’s Anam Cara: Take a look at the full book (here).
I gave a talk at NUS on Thursday entitled Are You Ready to Flip? Responding to Deep Faculty Challenges in an Era of MOOCs & Pervasive Online Expertise. Here’s the abstract: The blogosphere is abuzz with MOOCs, massive, open, online courses, in which lectures are conveyed to thousands or tens of thousands of students around the globe, and […]
I was working with a client on confidence in public speaking and other stressful public situations, and the conversation turned to leaders with great presence. Presence is an interesting quality in that it is difficult to articulate in words, yet we know it when we see it. Oftentimes coaching deals in words, but some of […]
Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google explains why everyone needs a coach (via the ICF Singapore FB page here). httpv://youtu.be/mQXiajmANYs If Eric Schmidt of Google needs one, so do you. ThreeJoy Associates can recommend a number of ICF-trained coaches with experience matching your needs. Write to Dave Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org to line up a complementary session to […]
I subscribe to a number of LinkedIn groups, and one of them is the group Higher Education Teaching and Learning (here). The other day, I noticed an inquiry from a consultant and coach named Meggin McIntosh (here) in which she inquired as follows: Is it possible to balance teaching, research, service AND a relationship while […]
I just posted a piece (here) about massive open online courses or MOOCs on www.bigbeacon.org. The piece is entitled MOOCs, Moola, and Love: 5 Smooches of MOOCs, and in it I consider why students are signing up in droves for these courses and how these ideas connect to the emotional/cultural emphasis of the Big Beacon and […]
Heath Harding at the Illinois Leadership Center (here) sent me a link to a post in the Positive Psychology News Daily called Honda and the Joy of Engineering in which the three joys of Honda are discussed. The title and the post stuck in Heath’s mind and mine, because of the name of this blog and company and […]
I went to a small reception for a staff member in my former department and met quite a few of my now-retired colleagues. It was really a pleasure tripping down nostalgia lane with them, and the surprise of all of us showing up for the same fifteen minute period (in a 3 hour reception) did […]
In the year 2023. The year is 2023, and engineering has become the education of choice for an increasing number of college-bound high school seniors. Where once top students aspired to business, law, or medicine, engineering is now seen as both a prestigious and balanced liberal education in a human-centered age dependent upon scientific and […]