Filza Walters serves as an Academic Professional Track faculty member in architectural engineering at Texas A&M University, and is currently a Professor of Practice in the Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering.
Filza H Walters is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering (MTDE) at Texas A&M University. She is also an Academic Professional Track (A.P.T.) faculty member in the department of architectural engineering (AREN).
Walters has a B.S. in Architectural Engineering with a mechanical emphasis from Kansas State University (K.S.U.) and an MBA from Lawrence Technological University (L.T.U.). She has also worked as a consultant engineer, project manager, and owner’s representative for commercial, institutional, healthcare, and industrial buildings.
She is the founder, administrator, and inaugural director of a five-year Integrated Baccalaureate-Masters in architectural engineering (MSArE) at L.T.U., a program focused on integrated systems integration and multidisciplinary engineering for high-performance buildings, the second of its kind in the world.
In addition to achieving initial ABET accreditation, she established a lighting, electrical, daylighting, and controls lab, secured an endowment of $500K for student scholarships, recruited 50% women and men, and ensured the placement of all graduates.
Walters also teaches, creates courses, and serves as faculty advisor for the multidisciplinary engineering department (MTDE) and the M.S. Energy program at Texas A&M University.
She aims to enhance the development, retention, graduation, and placement of engineers, especially those from underrepresented communities, by incorporating studio and project-based design coursework to engage students and enhance intrinsic motivation and self-efficacy.
Walters is an active member of the Institute for Engineering Education & Innovation (IEEI) and The American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE). She is a recipient of multiple ASHRAE awards, including the Distinguished Service Award and Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Women in Education Leadership 2019.
Walters was inducted into the Engineering Society of Detroit’s (ESD) College of Fellows and elevated to ASHRAE Fellow in 2021.