TEACHES IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM(S)
Applied Physics and Engineering
Professor Hubiak has over 15 years of teaching experience including a variety of engineering graphics programs, statics, machining processes and other engineering related courses.
She served in the United States Army Reserve as a Carpentry and Masonry Specialist before becoming a Construction Supervisor and Armorer. After spending a year in Kuwait and Iraq, she left the service as an E-6.
Professor Hubiak ran cross country in college and still enjoys running. In her spare time, she also enjoys knitting, crossword puzzles and camping with family.
- M.S. Industrial Management – Northern Illinois University 2002
- B.S. Mechanical Engineering – Northern Illinois University 1999
Areas of Specialization
Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing, Materials
What is your teaching style?
I try to create bridges between prior learning and new material. Theoretical (not actual) bridges—I’m a mechanical engineer, not civil.
Why do you do what you do?
When I started engineering classes I vividly remember it being the first time I felt challenged by school. I do what I do because I want to help others feel the exhilaration of “getting it.” Also, engineering is amazing; there are so many varied opportunities out there!
How do you make learning engaging?
I try to relate the material to things the student may have experience with through case studies or real-life examples. I also try to inject humor into the classroom.
What should students know about you?
I am always trying to learn something new because there are so many things out there to learn! I enjoy camping with my husband and two children.