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James Ramsay Appointed to ABET Board of Directors
Daytona Beach, Fla., November 16, 2010
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) has appointed Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University security expert James Ramsay to its board of directors. Ramsay, who is professor and coordinator of the homeland security degree program at the university’s Daytona Beach campus, will serve on the board until October 2013.
The board of directors oversees and directs strategic visioning and policy making for ABET, which accredits college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology.
Embry-Riddle’s College of Engineering has seven ABET-accredited degree programs: aerospace engineering, engineering physics, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and software engineering.
In 2006, Ramsay designed and implemented Embry-Riddle’s bachelor’s degree program in homeland security, which now has more than 230 students. Ramsay believes his experience creating Embry-Riddle’s program will assist ABET in developing accreditation standards for such programs in the future.
Ramsay earned a bachelor of science from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in 1984, and an MBA and a Ph.D. in Health Services Research from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1988 and 1994.
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