College of Applied Science and Technology
(formerly Summit College)

Roland Arter, M.S., M.B.A.


Roland Arter, M.S., M.B.A.

Title: Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Department: Engineering & Science Technology
Office: Schrank Hall South 123E
Phone: 330.972.6784
Fax: 330.972.4904
Email: arter@uakron.edu


Biography

Mini Bio

Roland K. Arter joined the faculty of Summit College in 2003 as an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology after many years in industry as a research engineer, project manager, marketing project manager and part-time instructor at Cleveland State. He is currently an Associate Professor and explores subjective learning decisions, pedagogy, and Q methodology in addition to new applications of mechanical engineering.

Courses Taught

  • Applied Thermal Energy
  • Dynamics
  • Economics of Technology
  • Fluid Power
  • Intro to Industrial Machine Controls
  • Intro to Machinery Design I
  • Kinematics
  • Machinery Design II
  • Machinery Design III
  • Production Machinery and Processes

Education

  • M.B.A. Case Wester Reserve University
  • M.S. Mechincal Engineering, Cleveland State University
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Cleveland State University
Publications:
  • Silverstein, B. R., Arter, R. K. (1999). Analysis techniques and countermeasures for chatter on tandem cold mills and temper mills at LTV Steel. Iron and Steel Engineer, 76(9), 117-120.
  • Arter, R. K. (1990). Windograf, Multi-Mode Recorder. Measurement & Control, 24(2), 51-57.
Conference Presentations:
  • Arter, R. K. (2010). Exploring attitudes towards machine designing. Presented at the 2010 ASEE North Central Section Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Arter, R. K. (2009). The Q-sort from hell: Troublesome data processing issues. Presented at the 2009 International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Arter, R., Ramlo, S. (2009). Understanding learners’ attitudes towards learning. Presented at the 2009 ASEE North Central Section Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Ramlo, S. Thompson, J. Arter, R. (2008). Student views of learning relative to their instructor’s view: A study using Q methodology across several courses. Presented at the 7th Annual Celebration of Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), Akron, OH.
  • Ramlo, S., Thompson, J. Arter, R. (2007). Investigating student views of learning in several different undergraduate classrooms: A study using Q methodology. Presented at OATYC (Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges) Conference, Akron, OH.
  • Ramlo, S., Thompson, J., Arter, R., Steiner, R. (2007). A Study of College Classroom Epistemologies using Q-Methodology. Presented at the 6th Annual Celebration of Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), Akron, OH.
  • Ramlo, S., Thompson, J., Arter, R., Steiner, R. (2007). A study of college classroom epistemology using Q-methodology. Presented at the 2007 International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity Conference, Bethesda, MD.


Research Accomplishments

Professional Organizations

  • ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • ASEE- American Society of Engineering Education
  • ISSSS - International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity (Q Methodology Research)
  • PKD - Phi Kappa Delta
  • E-Docs - College of Education doctoral students, University of Akron

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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