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Rebecca Blust

Director of Innovation Center; Associate Professor; Frank M. Tait Endowed Chair in Engineering

Full-Time Faculty

Selected Publications

  • Various papers regarding pedagogy

Research and Work

  • Lean management methods
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering pedagogy
  • Activity based learning
  • Community engaged learning
  • Experiential learning

Selected Honors and Awards

  • KEEN Best in Class

Courses Taught

  • Senior Design
  • Project Management
  • Lean Manufacturing Methods
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Multidisciplinary Design I
  • Management of Technical Organizations


  • M.S., Engineering Management/Management Science, University of Dayton, 2004
  • M.B.A., Wright State University, 1997
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering Technology, University of Dayton, 1987

Professional Activities

  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • University of Dayton Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation