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Pathway Professor — Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Given the technical nature of many engineering subjects, students may struggle to perform well in some of their courses. Furthermore, not passing a course may delay students’ graduation. Hence, the faculty teaching courses with a history of high failure rates play a critical role in student success with respect to students’ pathway to graduation.

Those appointed to teach these gateway courses were selected by their Department Chair based on their extensive content knowledge and excellent teaching performance. The Dean created the role of “Pathway Professor” to recognize Cullen College of Engineering’s “best in class” instructors that, together, create a community within the college to enhance student learning in gateway courses.

Paul Ruchhoeft
Dr. Paul Ruchhoeft
Associate Professor
Phone 713-743-4485
Email pruchhoeft [at]
Gateway Course(s) ECE 2201 - Circuit Analysis I,
ECE 2202 - Circuit Analysis II
Bhavin R. Sheth
Dr. Bhavin R. Sheth
Associate Professor
Phone 713-743-4935
Email brsheth [at]
Gateway Course(s) ECE 3331 - Programming Applications in Electical and Computer Engineering