portrait of Dr. McMahon

Dr. Ed McMahon

For his final lecture, Dr. Ed McMahon explored a timeline of what he learned outside of the classroom, and painted a portrait of adapting to the fast paced field of technology and innovation.

“This lecture it’s not like my poor past or anything like that. It’s about looking at life-long learning from my life-long learning,” said McMahon.

As he graduated from his 1953 Ford convertible to his VW Van to his Prius, McMahon’s approach to his profession and the technologies of his career constantly evolved. His lecture “Technical Innovation and Lifelong Learning: what I didn’t learn in school” demonstrated how the world is your classroom.

Watch his full lecture below.

Over the past 32 years, Dr. Ed McMahon has served the University and College of Engineering and Computer Science  as professor, Interim Department Head, and most recently, Associate Dean. In honor of his June 30th retirement, a celebration of his success was recently published through the Huffington Post.

Check out the full article, “Portrait of an Innovator, Engineer, and Educator: Dr. Ed McMahon” here.


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2 Comments » for After 32 years of service, Dr. McMahon reflects on a lifetime of learning
  1. Gerry McMahon says:

    Thank You

  2. Lisa Tarr says:

    Thank you so much for all you have done for countless numbers of students.