ETEC Faculty Member Named University Distinguished Teaching Professor

April 2, 2015

Dr. Phillip R. Foster has been recognized for his record of excellence in teaching with the honorable distinction of University Distinguished Teaching Professor.

The University Distinguished Teaching Professorship recognizes tenured faculty at the rank of associate professor or professor who perform outstanding teaching, teach at the introductory levels of their disciplines and promote the continuous development of teaching excellence and improved teaching among their colleagues in the UNT community.

Phil Foster received his Ph.D. in Industrial Education from the University of Maryland and joined UNT in 1982 as an assistant professor in the former department of Industrial Technology.  He is currently associate professor of Engineering Technology and Program Coordinator of Mechanical Engineering Technology.  His research interests are in the design and manufacturing of enhanced Stirling engines for green energy applications. He is the single inventor and author of US Patent 8,495,873 B2 awarded on July 30, 2013, for his “Liquid Cooled Stirling Engine with a Segmented Rotary Displacer.”

Foster said, “This is a substantial honor and not just for me.  It speaks much about the Department of Engineering Technology and the College of Engineering.  It tells the university community that, here, we have consistently pursued the needs of the classroom as well as the scholarly activities which represent that unique contribution of an ET department in a CENG.”

Congratulations Phil Foster!