Dr. Walter Buchanan | Image: Texas A&M Engineering
Dr. Walter Buchanan, professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, has been elected fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his leadership in accreditation activities of engineering technology programs.
 
IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. The grade of fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person for achieving an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE’s fields of interest.
 
Buchanan has been evaluating programs since 1987, has served on the executive board of the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission and several other committees, and recently received the 2018 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Fellow Award.
 
Buchanan joined the Texas A&M faculty in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Arts, Juris Doctorate and Ph.D. from Indiana University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering from Purdue University.
 
Buchanan’s previous honors include receiving the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) James H. McGraw Award, ASEE Frederick J. Berger Award, National Society of Professional Engineers Outstanding Service Award, and the International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education Award.