Design for testability and manufacturability
This area of interest comes from 24 years of work in the area of test set design, and teaching AT&T courses on design for manufacture. The test issues are how to design such that testing is possible and efficient for todays complex digital and analog circuits. The manufacturability part of design requires that manufacturing constraints be taken into account during the design stage of all products.
Of particular interest to me are the use of cooperative learning practices and understanding the differences in student learning styles to improve teaching effectiveness.