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educator , Engineering educator

David Kermit Holger, American engineering educator, educator. Achievements include discovery of basic mechanism for low speed aerodynamic sound generation; developed education and research program in acoustics at Iowa State University; co-developer of the Engineering Science curriculum at Iowa State University. Churchill scholar United States Churchill Foundation, 1971; recipient traineeship National Science Foundation, 1970.

Background

Holger, David Kermit was born on February 14, 1948 in Rushford, Minnesota, United States. Son of Kermit James and Cora Madeline (Dahl) Holger.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, University Minnesota, 1970. Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, University Minnesota, 1971. Postgraduate, Cambridge (England) University, 1972.

Doctor of Philosophy in Aeronautical Engineering, University Minnesota, 1974.

Career

Research assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1969-1971;research assistant, corporation fellow, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1972-1974;assistant professor, Iowa State University, Ames, 1974-1978;associate professor, Iowa State University, Ames, 1978-1984;research fellow, Norwegian Institute Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 1986-1987;from assistant chairman to associate chairman engineering science and mechanics, Iowa State University, Ames, 1988-1990;professor engineering science and mechanics, Iowa State University, Ames, 1984-1990;chairman aero engineering and engineer mechanics, Iowa State University, Ames, 1990-1995;professor aero engineering and engineer mechanics, Iowa State University, Ames, since 1990;associate dean engineering for academic programs and budget, Iowa State University, Ames, since 1995. Consultant in acoustics and noise control, since 1975. Research engineer Trane Company, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, summers 1978, 79.

Research fellow United States Air Force Civil Engineering Center, Panama City, Florida, summer 1976. Engineering analyst McDonnell-DouglasAstronauts, Los Angeles, summer 1969. Presenter in field.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of basic mechanism for low speed aerodynamic sound generation. Developed education and research program in acoustics at Iowa State University. Co-developer of the Engineering Science curriculum at Iowa State University.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Co-inventor, patentee method and means for measuring sound intensity, appliance muffler.

Membership

Carnival committee co-chair Ames Community Schools, 1984-1986. Advisory board United States-Norway Exchange Year of Music, 1988-1990. President Bethesda Lutheran Church, Ames, 1989-1990, Iowa State University Faculty Senate, 1989-1990.

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (senior, chairman aeronautical department chairs associate since 1995, aeroacoustics committee since 1994), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute Noise Control Engineering (editor-in-chief Noise Control Engineering Journal since 1996), American Society Engineering Education, Acoustical Society of America (education committee 1983-1995).

Connections

Married Willa Ree Blesie, June 30, 1973. Children: Elsbeth, Katherine.

father:
Kermit James Holger

mother:
Cora Madeline (Dahl) Holger

spouse:
Willa Ree Blesie

children:
Elsbeth Holger

Katherine Holger