In memoriam: Professor and Chair Jeffrey Froyd

The Drake Institute honors the life of Jeffery Froyd, Professor and Chair of Engineering Education in the College of Engineering. We remember his collegiality and commitment to advancing excellence in engineering education and teaching at Ohio State. Dr. Froyd contributed to multiple Drake Institute initiatives, including serving as a mentor and proposal reviewer for the Research and Implementation Grant Program, which awards funds to faculty engaged in scholarly teaching, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), or Disciplinary-Based Educational Research (DBER) to support instructional implementation or research projects. Dr. Froyd was also an instrumental contributor to a working group that is identifying opportunities to enhance support for instructors teaching new first year students at Ohio State. As we mourn the passing of Dr. Froyd, we also celebrate his life and contributions as a scholar, teacher, and mentor.