A Distinct Honor
Recognizing a lifetime of service to engineering or related fields, Terry E. Shoup, Ph.D., mechanical engineering professor and former dean of the School of Engineering, has been awarded Honorary Membership in ASME. He was recognized at a ceremony held November 16, 2015, during the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE).
Shoup received this honor in recognition of his distinctive career contributions as a researcher and educator, and service to the engineering profession as exemplified by leadership positions in various engineering societies.
A champion of engineering education for more than 45 years, before coming to Santa Clara Shoup served as a teacher, researcher and administrative leader at Rutgers University, the University of Houston, Texas A&M University, and Florida Atlantic University. During his tenure at SCU he served as the Dean of Engineering for 13 years, as Interim Dean of Education, Counseling Psychology and Pastoral Ministries, and as Interim Vice Provost for Enrollment Management. He received the President's Special Recognition Award from Santa Clara University President Michael Engh, S.J., in 2012.
An innovator in the field of machine design and design optimization methods, Shoup's research has focused on the use of spreadsheet modules to augment the design process in the analysis and synthesis of machine elements. The author or co-author of more than 15 textbooks and more than 140 technical articles, Shoup was also editor-in-chief of the foremost international mechanism design journal, Mechanism and Machine Theory, for more than 25 years.
Shoup served as the 125th president of ASME in 2006-07. As an ASME Fellow, he held a number of leadership positions within the organization and received ASME's Centennial Medal in 1980, the Society's Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award in 1981, and a Distinguished Service Award from the ASME Council on Education in 1988.
He earned his bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from The ohio State University in Columbus in 1966, 1967, and 1969. He earned an M.A. in pastoral ministry from SCU in 2002.