Thomas W. Smith

Faculty Associate/Program Director

841 Extension Building
432 North Lake Street
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 263-7426
Fax: (608) 263-3160
twsmith@wisc.edu


Profile Summary

Interests:

1. Distance learning and engineering leadership.

  • Founder of the UW's Master of Engineering in Professional Practice (MEPP) degree. This is a fully online master of engineering, designed for mid-career engineers seeking to improve their technical leadership skils and to move up their organization's technicall ladder. 
  • Longtime advisor to the UW's summer conference on Distance Teaching and Learning and contributor to continuing education in this area.
  • Author of many papers and articles on the topic of distance learning and co-author of two upcoming books on quality in online learning.

2. Asset Management

Previous research experience with the UW's institute for Environmental studies and teaching and public service in energy management and energy auditing.

 

 

Education

Dartmouth College

University of Wisconsin

Research Interests

  • Management Systems applied to asset management and sustainability
  • Organizational strategy for asset management and sustainability
  • Competency Modelling
  • Distance Learning

Publications

Publications in Asset Management

The New Asset Management Paradigm, Research Paper, Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, Baruch College, City University of New York, 2013

The Asset Management Framework: Using Asset Managemetn to Coordinate Programs in Energy, Environment and Asset Management in Real Estate anc Commerce, Research Paper, Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, Baruch College, City University of New York, 2013.

Changing Definitions of Asset Management: The Impact of ISO 55000, Chapter, Physical Asset Mangement Handbook,Reliability Web Publishing, 2014

 

Profile Summary

Interests:

1. Distance learning and engineering leadership.

  • Founder of the UW\'s Master of Engineering in Professional Practice (MEPP) degree. This is a fully online master of engineering, designed for mid-career engineers seeking to improve their technical leadership skils and to move up their organization\'s technicall ladder. 
  • Longtime advisor to the UW\'s summer conference on Distance Teaching and Learning and contributor to continuing education in this area.
  • Author of many papers and articles on the topic of distance learning and co-author of two upcoming books on quality in online learning.

2. Asset Management

Previous research experience with the UW\'s institute for Environmental studies and teaching and public service in energy management and energy auditing.

 

 


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