Marilyn Dyrud is eclectic in her research interests, which include electronic communication, engineering ethics, and the Holocaust. She is active in three professional organizations: the American Society for Engineering Education, Association for Business Communication, and the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. In ASEE, she has been active as section newsletter editor and chair, Zone IV chair, and a member of the organization’s Board of Directors. In 2008, she was recognized as a Fellow of ASEE and has received the Engineering Technology Division’s top awards: McGraw Award (2010) and Berger Award (2013). She has also served as program chair and division chair for the Engineering Ethics Division.
In ABC, she chairs the Teaching Committee and is regional vice-president for the West region. She is also a section editor for the Business and Professional Communication Quarterly and regularly gives papers at the annual conference, as well as organizing and moderating a session featuring ABC’s Outstanding Teacher Award winners. She has received ABC’s Distinguished Member Award (2006) and the Spirit of ABC Award (2012).
In APPE, she is a regular conference presenter and moderator for the Ethics Bowl, a pre-conference student competition. She also is proceedings editor.
Over the years, Dr. Dyrud has given more than 150 conference presentations on subjects ranging from business and technical communication to engineering ethics. She has published in a variety of engineering-related journals, as well as business communication journals and a number of assorted conference proceedings. She currently serves on the editorial boards for four journals, is communications editor for the Journal of Engineering Technology and a technical editor for the International Association for Journals and Conferences.