Deborah Tihanyi

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, and Director | Engineering Communication Program

Deborah-Tihanyi photoDeborah Tihanyi has been teaching with the Engineering Communication Program (ECP) since 2001 and is currently an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream; she has been Director since July 2014. She has taught across all departments in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, from large classes to one-on-one tutoring. In recent years, her focus has been on developing communication curriculum in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, working closely with Engineering faculty and creating training protocols for teaching assistants—all Engineering graduate students—teaching communication. Her research for the past 10 years has focused on engineering education, including the development of professional identity, the creation and use of professional portfolios, the integration of disciplinary knowledge and communication and TA training and professional development.