Understanding and Improving K-12 Engineering Education in the United States

Lynn Basham Biography

Lynn Basham received her B.S. in 1977 and M.S. in 1985 from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed her doctoral work in 2006 at Louisiana State University. As a state specialist for technology education at the Virginia Department of Education, she is responsible for curriculum projects and the development of new initiatives. Ms. Basham has received many professional honors and has been active in professional organizations throughout her career. From 2000 to 2002, she was Region 2 representative for the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) Board of Directors and was recently president of the ITEA Council for Supervisors (CS). She was awarded the ITEA-CS Distinguished Service Award in 2004 and the ITEA-CS Outstanding State Supervisor Award in 1992 and 2001. Ms. Basham is also a member of the Mississippi Valley Technology Teacher Education Conference, a member and past president of the Southeastern Technology Education Conference, and a member of the Association for Career and Technical Education, American Association for Training and Development, and American Society for Curriculum Development. She is currently working on the U.S. Department of Energy Real World Design Challenge.