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Ms. Cindy Fry

Senior Lecturer, Computer Science

Education

  • Master of Science in Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Alabama-Huntsville, 1989
  • Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1984

Academic Experience

  • Baylor University, Senior Lecturer, 2004-present, teaching faculty (CSI 1430, 2334, 2350, 3330, 3336, 4330), full-time
  • Baylor University, Senior Lecturer, Assistant Dean, 2006-2013, teaching faculty, School-wide Chair of Systems Committee, Curriculum Committee, Leadership Committee, Responsible for all curricular changes and articulation agreements, full-time
  • Baylor University, Lecturer, 1997-2004, teaching faculty (CSI 1430, 1440, 2334, 3330), full-time

Non-Academic Experience

  • Systems Engineering Services (SES), Owner and Chief Systems Engineer, 1992-2000, full-time
  • NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), 1984-1993, full-time, Science Operations Director (1989-1993), Crew Training Manager (1988-1989), Senior Project Engineer (1986-1988), Project Cost Engineer (1984-1986)
  • U.S. Navy, Scientific and Technical Intelligence Officer (1989-1993), Engineering Duty Officer/Engineering Department Head (1988-1989)

Current Memberships

  • American Society of Engineering Education
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Association for Computing Machinery

Honors/Awards

  • "Best Presenter," Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration, 2010
  • Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN) "Most Improved" Institution, 2010
  • "Woman of Distinction 2008", Girls Scouts of Central Texas
  • KEEN Fellow, 2008-present
  • Faculty-In-Residence in the Engineering & Computer Science Living-Learning Center, 2006-2011
  • Baylor Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award, May 2004
  • Provosts Outstanding Faculty Partner 2004

Service Activities

  • Faculty Advisor for Women in Computer Science (WICS)
  • Chair of department Recruitment & Retention Committee
  • Elder and Life Group leader, Acts Church

Publications/Presentations

  • Yoder, JD, Carpenter, Don, Fry, Cynthia, Kleine, Robert "Spreading the Fire: Broadening Faculty Support for the Entrepreneurial Mindset," 2013 NCIIA Open Conference, Washington, D.C., March 2013.
  • Hanifin, L., Lee, R., Weaver, J., Bloemer, K., Fry, Cynthia, "The Influence of Culture, Process, Leadership and Workspace on Innovation and Intrapreneurship in American Corporations, and the Implications for Engineering Education," 2013 ASEE National Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, June 2013.
  • Fry, C., Condoor, S., Kriewall, T., Kitts, C., "Working Collaboratively Among Universities: A Dense Network Approach," 2012 ASEE National Conference & Exposition
  • Fry, C., Jordan, W., Dougherty, E., Rayess, N., Singh, P., Bloemer, K., "The Helping Hands Dense Network: A Collaboration Across Multiple Universities," 2012 ASEE National Conference & Exposition
  • Fry, C. and Van Treuren, K., "Excellence in Undergraduate Engineering Education - the Challenge for Research-Oriented Programs in Engineering and Computer Science," 2012 ASEE National Conference & Exposition
  • Van Treuren, K., Fry, C., Jean, R., "Teaching Creativity and Innovation in the Classroom," 2012 ASEE National Conference & Exposition
  • Jordan, W. and Fry, C., "Assessing a Dense Network of Entrepreneurially Minded Engineering Programs," 2012 ASEE National Conference & Exposition
  • Fry, C. and Leman, G., "Baylor University’s Technology Entrepreneurship Practicum-Creating Learning Opportunities Via Student Consultative Engagements that Actually Propel Ventures Forward," NCIIA 2011 Open Conference
  • Fry, C., Rife, W., Carpenter, D., and Yoder, J., "Best Practices for Teaching the Entrepreneurial Mindset to Faculty Members," NCIIA 2011 Open Conference
  • Fry, C. and Pistrui, D., "Assessing the Entrepreneurial Mindset within Engineering Programs," 2011 ASEE National Conference & Exposition
  • Fry, C. and Jordan, W, "Engineering Education and the Entrepreneurial Mind at Baylor University," 2011 ASEE National Conference & Exposition
  • Fry, C., Jordan, W., Leman G., Garner, B., Thomas, B., "Bringing Innovation and the Entrepreneurial Mindset (Back) Into Engineering & Computer Science: the KEEN Innovators Program," 2010 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
  • Fry, C. and Gaitros, D., "Renaissance Software Design: The Development of the Computer Science Fellows Program at Baylor University," 2010 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
  • Fry, C. and Leman, G., "Non-Traditional Preparation for a Global Workplace," 2010 ASEE Conference on Industry Education Collaboration
  • Fry, C. and Ecklund, A., "Recruiting and Retention of ECS Students at Baylor University," 2010 ASEE Conference on Industry Education Collaboration
  • Fry, C. and Leman, G., "The i5 Program: The Challenges of Implementing a Project-Based Summer Study Abroad Program that Integrates Technology and Entrepreneurship in China," 2009 ASEE National Convention

Professional Development Activities

  • Conference Reviewer (ASEE)
  • Grant Proposal Review Panel (ASEE/NSF)
  • ASEE College-Industry Partnerships Division Program Chair (2009-2011)
  • ASEE College-Industry Partnerships Division Board of Directors (2005-2009)


Full length curriculum vitae.