Jean-Michel Maarek is Professor of Engineering Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering within the Viterbi School of Engineering. Jean-Michel is also the Director of Undergraduate Affairs in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Director of the MS Program in Medical Devices and Diagnostic Technology.
Jean-Michel teaches medical electronics and the capstone design course to undergraduates in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His teaching expertise is in engineering design, medical instrumentation, and assessment. Jean-Michel was an early adopter of active learning strategies, including the flipped classroom approach in engineering undergraduate education. He is currently testing inquiry-based approaches in the engineering undergraduate laboratory to help his students develop design and experimental skills. Jean-Michel has published and presented his work in teaching and assessment at the Biomedical Engineering Society annual meeting and the annual meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education. In 2014, Jean-Michel received the Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award which recognizes teaching excellence in the Viterbi School of Engineering. He was recently selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Engineering Education, Pacific South-West Division.
Jean-Michel received a Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from Paris Val-de-Marne University in 1984 and subsequently a Master’s degree in Education from USC in 1997 from the Faculty Development Program for Health Professions.