Publications and examples of
my work are presented below. Please
contact me if you would
like more information.
- Rotten Gambler
Two Becomes a True American. This is a story of
how a biracial child, penniless, with little formal
education, hardly speaking English, and without a
clue of how to go about it, got to America and
pursued the American dream.
from Creativity to Innovation: Thinking Skills for a
Changing World. This book will show you how to learn to think more
creatively and to solve problems more effectively.
You will discover the knowledge needed to meet the
challenges of entrepreneurship and innovation
through models and techniques, individual and team
exercises, tips, action plans, how-to lists,
references and web sites. More
- Creative Problem
Solving and Engineering Design. This book incorporates a strong focus on innovative
thinking, teamwork, and communications in
engineering design. It responds to the needs of
industry for engineers who have these foundational
skills and to the ABET Criteria 2000 which require
that students are able to work on multidisciplinary
teams and understand the global context of
engineering. More Information
- CD with PowerPoint Slides
Lecture slides for most topics covered in the two
books listed above are available upon request to
instructors who are adopting the book for their
students. Additional material (such as syllabi) are
(a) Student workbook for a
one-week short course in entrepreneurship.
(b) Important handouts for
a one-year capstone design sequence.
specify which book and e-mail your request to
firstname.lastname@example.org (with copy to
Pugh Method Example: Improved
(PDF Format) This shows a three-round example with
discussion, suitable for engineering students (it is
included in the entrepreneurship book above).
Journal of Engineering Education, April 1995, Vol.
84, No. 2, pp. 193-2004
(PDF Format) 2003 ASEE Annual Conference, Session
(PDF Format) 2005 ASEE Annual Conference, Session
Problem Solving in Capstone Design
ASEE Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2007