Engineering News Winter 2016
A Distinct Honor
Terry E. Shoup, Ph.D., mechanical engineering professor and former dean of the School of Engineering, has been awarded Honorary Membership in ASME in recognition of his distinctive career contributions as a researcher and educator, and service to the engineering profession.
A champion of engineering education for more than 45 years, Shoup served as a teacher, researcher and administrative leader at Rutgers, the University of Houston, Texas A&M, and Florida Atlantic University. At SCU he has worn different hats: Dean of Engineering for 13 years, Interim Dean of Education, Counseling Psychology, and Pastoral Ministries, and Interim Vice Provost for Enrollment Management.
Shoup, an innovator in the field of machine design and design optimization methods, authored or co-authored more than 15 textbooks and more than 140 technical articles. He was also editor-in-chief of the foremost international mechanism design journal, Mechanism and Machine Theory, for over 25 years.
Among a litany of accomplishments and awards, Shoup earned an M.A. in pastoral ministry from SCU in 2002, served as the 125th president of ASME in 2006-07, and was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame in 2011.