The Director has identified and recruited a group of industry experts with the appropriate background in engineering design, construction management, transmission and distribution system design, and grid operations.

These industry experts have been responsible for developing a course outline, syllabus, lecture sessions, homework exercises, capstone project opportunities, and course examinations. In short, they are developing all relevant materials as though courses were being taught in a classic lecture-classroom setting over the course of a full semester.

Once completed, the lecture material is packaged into a format suitable for on-line presentation and delivered on-line over an eight week session. Both delivery and student-instructor exchange will be coordinated via a dedicated website, e-mail, and chat areas. To provide students with exposure to different industry and academic experts, several instructors are generally used for each course. In addition, a GU Faculty member will be assigned responsibility for overseeing each course and maintaining overall academic integrity.

Peter McKenny, PhD
Transmission and Distribution
Phone: (509) 313-5702
Email: mckenny@gonzaga.edu

Jilliene McKinstry
Assistant Director
Transmission and Distribution
Phone: (509) 313-5701
Email: mckinstry@gonzaga.edu