Director of Engineering and Computer Science Programs; Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering
Office: Otto Miller Hall 240
Education: BS, Seattle Pacific University, 1991; MS, University of Washington, 1993; PhD, University of Washington, 2000. AT SPU since 1993.
Melani Plett’s technical research interests and experience are in non-stationary signal processing and biomedical ultrasound. She also has collaborated in engineering education research and issues related to supporting women in engineering.
She teaches freshman-level engineering courses, introductory electric circuits, signal processing, and survey of bioengineering.
Dr. Plett is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, and the Christian Engineering Society. She has two children.
Please see Dr. Plett’s CV (PDF) for more information.
- Plett, M., Wilson, D., Bates, R.A., Allendoerfer, C., Jones, D.C., Floyd-Smith, T., Veilleux, N.M. and Wasilewski, C.H., “People Matter: The Role of Faculty and Peers in Students’ Academic Engagement.” American Society of Engineering Education 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.
- Plett, M., Hawkinson, C., VanAntwerp, J., Wilson, D., Bruxvoort, C., “Engineering Identity and the Workplace Persistence of Women with Engineering Degrees.” American Society of Engineering Education 2011 Annual Conference Proceedings.
- Plett, M, “Improved Transient Oscillation Detection with Multiwavelets.” Proceedings of the IEEE 2011 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing.