Melani Plett


Professor of Electrical Engineering 
B.S., Seattle Pacific University, 1991
M.S., University of Washington 1993
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2000

Office: Otto Miller Hall 208

Dr. Plett is from Bellevue, WA where she currently lives with her two children.  She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, the Christian Engineering Society.

Dr. Plett’s technical research interests and experience are in non-stationary signal processing and biomedical ultrasound.  She also has collaborated in engineering education research and also issues related to supporting women in engineering.

Dr. Plett teaches freshman level engineering courses, introductory electric circuits, signal processing and survey of bioengineering.

Selected Publications

Plett, M., Wilson, D., Bates, R.A., Allendoerfer, C., Jones, D.C., Floyd-Smith, T., Veilleux, N.M. and Wasilewski, C.H.,  “People Matter: The Role of Faculty and Peers in Students’ Academic Engagement,” American Society of Engineering Education 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Plett, M., Hawkinson, C., VanAntwerp, J., Wilson, D., Bruxvoort, C., “Engineering Identity and the Workplace Persistence of Women with Engineering Degrees,” American Society of Engineering Education 2011 Annual Conference Proceedings.

Plett, M, “Improved Transient Oscillation Detection with Multiwavelets,” Proceedings of the IEEE 2011 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing.