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Wm. Michael Butler

Professor of Practice
  • Ph.D. Engineering Education, Virginia Tech, 2012
  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1995
  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1989
Wm. Michael Butler
Randolph Hall, RM 203 (MC0203)
460 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Vehicle Design

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Frith First-Year Engineering Design Lab Director - 2015-2021
  • ENGE Department Executive Committee Member (January 2020–2021)
  • Engineering Education Undergraduate Committee Member - 2015 to present 
  • Promotion & Tenure Committee Member - 2016 to 2020
  • Faculty & Staff Search Committee Member - 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020-Chair
  • Faculty Advisor for Engineering Ethics competition team

 

  • 2019, Virginia Tech College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2019, Nunally Outstanding Engineering Education Faculty Member Award
  • 2021-Present: Professor of Practice, Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2013-2021, Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Engineering Education, Virginia Tech
  • 2004-2013, Aeronautical Engineer Senior Staff, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Advanced Development Programs (AKA “Skunk Works”)
  • 1998-2004, Aeronautical Engineer Staff, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Advanced Development Programs & Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • 1994 - 1998, Aeronautical Engineer Senior, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Advanced Development Programs
  • 1990-1994, Aeronautical Engineer, General Dynamics / Lockheed Fort Worth Division Advanced Design
  • 1989-1990, Associate Aeronautical Engineer, General Dynamics Fort Worth Division Advanced Design