Rebecca Marie (Johnson) Reck is a systems engineer.  She is an Assistant Professor at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan.  She earned a Ph.D. in Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Her areas of research include control systems, mechatronics, and engineering education.

Previously she worked as a systems engineer in the Systems and Software group in the Flight Control Systems Department at Rockwell Collins (now Collins Aerospace).  She has completed a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Iowa State University and Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. 

  • Strategies for Applying for a Job in Academia +

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  • Academic Writing Month: The 2018 Version +

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  • Applying a common framework to develop undergraduate control systems laboratory kits +

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  • The influence of teaching assistants in an undergraduate engineering laboratory course +

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  • Common Learning Objectives for Undergraduate Control Systems Instructional Laboratories +

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  • Webinar: Social Media for Academics +

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  • Strategies for using technology to organize a promotion and tenure portfolio +

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