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PhD Alumni Listing

Graduating its first doctoral student in 2006, the School of Engineering Education has a growing set of alumni who are active in defining and expanding the discipline [Updated 06/05/2019]:















  • Nick Stites, PhD 2018, Co-Director, Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, University of Colorado Boulder
    Dissertation: Beyond Aggregated Data: A Study of Group Differences in Conceptual Understanding and Resource Usage in an Undergraduate Dynamics Course
  • Karen De Urquidi, PhD 2018, Teaching Instructor, Engineering Department, East Carolina University
    Dissertation: Exploring the pathway of rural students into the engineering field
  • Genisson Coutinho, PhD 2018, Professor, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology, Brazil
    Dissertation: Faculty Beliefs and Orientations to Teaching and Learning in the Lab
  • James Holly, Jr., PhD 2018, Assistant Professor, Urban STEM Education, Wayne State University
    Dissertation: Of the Coming of James": A Critical Autoethnography on Teaching Engineering to Black Boys as a Black Man"
  • Matilde Sanchez-Pena, PhD 2018, Visiting Professor, Purdue School of Engineering Education
    Dissertation: A Quantitative Study on Faculty Retention and Promotion in Engineering across Gender
  • Avneet Hira, PhD 2018, Educational Technical Content Program Manager, Mathworks
    Dissertation: Makerspaces for Education
  • Molly Hathaway Goldstein, PhD 2018, Senior Lecturer, Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Dissertation: Characterizing Trade-off Decisions in Student Designers
  • Ryan Senkpeil, PhD 2018, Director of Program Effectiveness, Project Lead the Way
    Dissertation: Understanding and Improving the Non-Cognitive Factors that Affect First-Year Engineering Performance



  • Rohit Kandakalta, PhD 2019, Directory of Strategy, Operations, and Human Resource Development, KG Reddy College of Engineering and Technology - India
    Dissertation: Reimagining Course Design Using Technology: A Case-Study of How Faculty in India Learn to Integrate Technology Tools Into Engineering Courses
  • Juan David Ortega-Alvarez, PhD 2019, Assistant Professor, Process Engineering, Universidad EAFIT (Medellín, Colombia)
    Dissertation: Conceptions of Teaching Among Colombian Engineering Faculty: An Exploratory Study
  • Andrew Katz, PhD 2019, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Dissertation: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the State of U.S. Engineering Ethics Education
  • Zahra Atiq, PhD 2019, Assistant Professor of Practice, Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University
    Dissertation: Emotions Experienced by First-Year Engineering Students During Programming Tasks