James E. Stice
Fayetteville, AR; Chicago, IL; Austin, TX
BSChE 1949
MS Illinois Institute of Technology
PhDChE Illinois Institute of Technology

After receiving his MS degree, Dr. Stice worked for the Visking Corporation for two years, and W. R. Grace for a year. Stice then became an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas. In 1957, he returned to graduate school at IIT as an instructor to work on his PhD. After finishing his PhD, Stice returned to the UA in 1962 as an associate professor. In 1968, Stice joined the Department of Engineering at the University of Texas, where he started the Bureau of Engineering Teaching. In 1973, Stice became the first director of UT’s Center for Teaching Effectiveness. After sixteen years in that role, he returned to the department in 1989. Stice retired from the faculty in 1996. During his career he served as an engineering professor for 43 years with a distinguished record in engineering education, including the ASEE Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education, and the ASEE Donald E. Marlowe Award for Distinguished Leadership in Engineering Education. One of his most treasured honors was being named a Distinguished Alumnus of the UA in 1995. Since 1991, Stice and his colleagues, Rich Felder and Rebecca Brent, have conducted the National Teaching Effectiveness Institute Workshop, in conjunction with the ASEE annual conference.~University of Arkansas College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award, 2006.

 

Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers inaugural induction, 2005.