Tim Foutz, Ph.D., P.E.

Meigs Distinguished Professor

Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor

Telephone: 706-542-0868


1208 Driftmier Engineering Center
597 D. W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Dr. Foutz, a professor in the College of Engineering, was one of five University of Georgia faculty members named 2016 Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors, the university’s highest recognition for excellence in instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Ph.D., Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1988
M.S., Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1983
B.S., Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1980

Professional Appoinments

  • Josiah Meigs Distingushed Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 1988 - present

Research Projects

► Collective Argumentation Learning and Coding (video)

► Using Argumentation as a Learning Strategy in Engineering Education (download)

► Humanistic studies in engineering education to enhance learning (download)

Areas of Specialty

  • Biomechanics: a research and education program dedicated to discovering and disseminating knowledge related the biomechanics of human and animal movement
  • S.T.E.M./Engineering Education Outreach: a research and service program dedicated to the improvement of education