The selection process for Fellow Members of the ASEE is initiated by a nomination, complete with references. A thorough review process enhances the high regard in which Fellow Membership in the Society is held.
Professor Todd's many contributions to engineering education began with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering Design from Stanford University. After 8 years of teaching at BYU-Idaho (Ricks College) and 10 years of industrial experience in senior technical and management positions at General Motors and Michelin, he returned to academia to teach at BYU. While in industry he was responsible for over 40 design and manufacturing development projects using a team approach.
Professor Todd helped develop BYU's Capstone Program in 1990 and was its founding director for 6 years. He teaches manufacturing processes, capstone and a graduate course in manufacturing process machine design. His research is in the areas of manufacturing processes, manufacturing process machine design and the improvement of engineering education. He currently serves as a member of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the national accrediting agency for engineering programs in the Unites States. Professor Todd is a 2003 recipient of BYU's Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award and was selected by the students of mechanical engineering in 2004 as the recipient of the Excellent Educator Award.