Office hours and Emails
Office hours are posted on your syllabus and all lengthy meetings require email appointments.
The preferred way to get response from me is through emails.
Do not send attachments or scanned assignments to my email, use Blackboard
For assignment or exam related questions, consolidate all questions into one email.
Courses taught at Sam Houston State University
ETEC 3375 Statics
ETME 4376 Applied Thermodynamics
ETEC 4378 HVAC systems
ETEC 4369 Mechatronics
ETDD 4380 Material Handling and Plant Layout
ETDD 1361 Engineering Graphics
ETME 2305 Engineering Analysis Methods
Strength of Materials
Advice for Students Requesting Reference Letters
Please read the advice below before contacting me about writing you a reference letter. I'm happy to write you a letter, but I may not have the time to write you a letter that is highly personalized.
1) Students who have conducted research with me:
If we have a track record of working together (e.g. published work) then I'll be happy to write you a personalized letter. Nevertheless it would be helpful if you could:
Contact me at least a week before the earliest reference is required.
In your e-mail include a 2-3 paragraph summary of our research projects. I will rewrite this but this will save me some time.
Let me know of any other specifics you'd like me to include, e.g. highlights that you think won't be mentioned in your other letters.
2) Students who have taken my class:
If you are a student who has taken my class, then I will most likely submit a generic letter. The template I will use can be found below. Please consider the following when asking for a letter:
Fill out the below template in a word document before contacting me. I will then add a letterhead / signature.
You are welcome to add extra details, though I may or may not end up including them. If your work particularly stood out, e.g. you had a top-ranking assignment, then by all means include those highlights.
"Recommendation Letter for Full Name
Many programs give you the option to "waive the right to view the recommendation". I will not submit a letter if you do not waive this right.
3) Students requiring skills verification letters (or similar):
In addition to reference letters, some students (alumni) request "skill verification" letters each year, usually for visa purposes. These range from simple letters covering grades and course content, to detailed letters asserting your expertise in research. In both cases, letter templates are usually prepared by an immigration attorney.
Again, I am happy to write such letters, but please consider the following:
Either provide a template in properly formatted word document (which I can put onto letterhead) with space for my signature.
For a simple verification letter, pdf format is fine; for a more detailed letter, please provide a MS word copy as I will have to edit it.