Engineering Education Directory

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Imani Adams
Graduate Student
Robin Adams
Research: Design thinking and learning; Interdisciplinary thinking (investigating what it means to work at the interface between disciplines); Design of interdisciplinary learning environments; Strategies for connecting research on learning and teaching practice
(765) 496-3267
Jeannete Aguilar
Continuing Lecturer
Research: Modeling, control, and estimation of dynamic systems; Estimation and control of systems with friction phenomena
Hassan Al Yagoub
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Matt Ohland


Edward Berger
Professor, Engineering Education
Research: Teaching with technology; Assessment of technology interventions; Non-cognitive factors and their role in student success; Discipline-based engineering education research
(765) 496-0193
Nrupaja Sunil Bhide
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Jennifer DeBoer
Virginia Booth Womack
Graduate Student; also Director of the Minority Engineering Program
Advisor/Major Professor: Alice Pawley and Stephanie Masta (Zywicki)
(765) 494-3974
Sean Brophy
Associate Professor
Research: Adaptive expertise; Reasoning with mathematics and models; Conceptual change using simulations; Technology supported learning environments; Designing assessment for learning
(765) 496-3316
Ahmed Butt
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Muhsin Menekse


Brenda Capobianco
Professor, Science Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction; Affiliated Faculty in Women's Studies; Courtesy Faculty of Engineering Education
(765) 494-9635
Jeffrey Chase
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
(765) 494-9713
Neha Choudhary
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Brent Jesiek and William Oakes
Research: Dissertation proposal - "International Service Learning Partnerships: Motivations, Exceptions and Outcomes"
Beverly Clendenen
Purchasing Clerk (Account Clerk IV)
Monica Cox
Adjunct Associate Professor
(614) 247-8953


Casey Dalton
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Jennifer DeBoer
Tram Dang
Graduate Student
Kirsten Davis
Assistant Professor, Engineering Education
Research: Global engineering programs; Experiential learning; Systems thinking; Professional skills development
Jennifer DeBoer
Associate Professor, Engineering Education
Research: International engineering education; Education and economic development; Educational technology; Online learning; Quantitative research methods
(765) 496-0195
Anne Delion
Instructional Support Coordinator
Kimberly Dixon
Assistant Director-Financial Affairs
(765) 496-6573
Kerrie Douglas
Associate Professor
Research: Evaluation of open online engineering courses; Rationale and evidence to justify assessment uses; Fair assessment of minority groups in engineering; Assessment as means of learning in engineering design contexts
(765) 494-6932
Mohamed Aziz Dridi
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Alice Pawley and Brent Jesiek
Research: "Why do Tunisian women decide to become engineers?: A decolonial perspective of the Gender Equality Paradox in STEM."
Srinivas Mohan Dustker
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: William Oakes
Nathalie Duval-Couetil
Professor, Department of Technology, Leadership and Innovation; Director, Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program; Associate Director, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship
Research: Multidisciplinary entrepreneurship education; Environments and conditions that foster entrepreneurial activity among students; Educational program evaluation and assessment; Women and leadership; Market and technology assessment
(765) 494-7068


Sarah Ehrlich
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
(765) 494-9713
David Evenhouse
Ene Temporary Research - Temporary Ser


Barbara Fagundes
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Tamara Moore
Audeen Fentiman
Crowley Family Professor in Engineering Education
Research: First year engineering curriculum design; Recruitment and retention of engineering students from underrepresented groups; P-12 curriculum modification leading to greater interest in and better preparation for the study of engineering; Graduate education reform; Radioactive waste management; Environmental risk assessment
(765) 494-7781
Daniel Ferguson
CATME Managing Director
Elena Fine
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
(765) 494-9713
Tiago Forin
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Robin Adams
Research: Dissertation proposal - "Reflections and Global Engineering Experiences"


Adrian Gentry
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Kerrie Douglas
Allison Godwin
Associate Professor, Engineering Education
Research: Identity development of diverse engineers; Characterizing latent diversity (features of diversity outside of visible markers like students' underlying attitudes and mindsets); Student interactions with peers in diverse teams; How students at the intersections of multiple social identities (e.g., race, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.) experience engineering culture and navigate their identities as engineers; How non-cognitive factors (e.g., motivation, identity, etc.) impact student success; Mixed methods research
Andrew Gray
Graduate Student
S. Selcen Guzey
Assistant Professor of Science Education, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction and Dept. of Biological Sciences, Courtesy faculty of Engineering Education
Research: Integration of engineering into K-12 science classrooms; Influences of integrated STEM education approaches on student achievement and interest; Effective integrated STEM teaching approaches; Life STEM Education


Jacqueline Handley
Visiting Assistant Professor
Cindey Hays
Administrative Assistant to the Head
(765) 494-3884
Justin Hess
Assistant Professor
Research: Designing and implementing pedagogical methods to enhance engineering students’ ethical development, with a focus on ethical sensitivity, ethical reasoning, and care; Exploring the functional role of empathy in engineering design, ethics, and innovation; and Synthesizing the influence of societal and individual worldviews on decision-making
Eric Holloway
Senior Director of Industry Research, College of Engineering
Research: the professional formation of students and engineers for practice; the impacts of faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students who interact with industry; the social and cultural contexts of engineering disciplines and research experiences; designing and implementing assessments of learning and professional development experiences.
Angela Hoover
Instructional Support Coordinator
(765) 496-0892
Morgan Hynes
Associate Professor
Research: Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering; Humanistic Engineering; Pre-college Engineering Education; Engineering Design


Leah Jamieson
Courtesy Faculty of Engineering Education, Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and John A. Edwardson Dean Emerita of Engineering
(765) 494-3653
Anne Jarrard
Senior First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
(765) 494-9713
Brent Jesiek
Research: Historical and social studies of engineering, engineering education, and computing; Global engineering education; Engineering ethics and social responsibility.
Isabel Jimenez-Useche
Assistant Head, First-Year Engineering Program
Research: How to better teach and learn engineering in multicultural educational environments
Beata Johnson
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Joyce Main
Research: Dissertation proposal - "The Influence of Engineering Students’ Extracurricular Involvement on Career Aspirations and Professional Development"
Amanda Johnston
Post Doc Research Associate
Lisa Jones
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
(765) 494-9713
Siddhant Joshi
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Audeen Fentiman
Fadhla Junus
Graduate Student


Alison Kerr
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Melissa Kidwell
Sponsored Program Account Management
(765) 494-3885
Dayoung Kim
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Brent Jesiek and Michael Loui
Research: Dissertation proposal - “Promoting Professional Socialization of Engineers: Focusing on Moral Personality with Cultural Influences”
Eunhye Kim
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Robin Adams and Senay Purzer
Juyeon Kluin
Research Associate
(765) 588-3603
Daniel Koehl
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
(765) 494-9713
Lily Krest
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Ed Berger


Yonghee Lee
Post Doc Research Associate
Paul Leidig
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: William Oakes
Tiantian Li
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Kerrie Douglas
Athena Lin
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Justin Hess
Russell Long
Managing Director, Midfield
Ruben Lopez
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Tamara Moore
Research: Dissertation proposal - "Unfolding the Engineering Thinking of Undergraduate Engineering Students"
Michael Loui
Visiting Professor
Research: Motivation and persistence in engineering students; Identity development and affective outcomes; Ethics in engineering and computing
Robert Loweth
Visiting Assistant Professor


Alejandra Magana Deleon
Professor and University Faculty Scholar, Computer and Information Technology
and Engineering Education (by courtesy)
Joyce Main
Associate Professor
Research: Student persistence and outcomes; advising and mentoring; women in science and engineering; global engineering; social stratification; higher education; education policy
(765) 496-6052
Quintin Martin
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
(765) 494-9713
Memoria Matters
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Donna Riley
Kayla Maxey
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Morgan Hynes
Research: Dissertation proposal - "Understanding the Influence of faculty on Engineering Identity Formation of Undergraduate Engineers"
Loretta Mckinniss
Administrative Assistant
(765) 494-3331
Muhsin Menekse
Associate Professor
Research: Students' learning of complex tasks and concepts in engineering and science; Verbal interactions in collaborative learning settings (e.g., teams, small groups); Metacognition, reflection, and learning; Technology enhanced learning environments
Hillary Merzdorf
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Kerrie Douglas
Research: Dissertation proposal - "Sketching Skills Assessment in AI-Based Instruction"
Tamara Moore
Professor, Purdue University Faculty Scholar
Research: How engineering and engineering thinking promote learning in K-12 mathematics and science classrooms, as well as in higher-education engineering classrooms, through the paradigm of STEM integration. Support STEM integration pedagogies through curriculum development and teacher professional development. Mathematical modeling as a means for STEM integration.
(765) 496-9030
Jason Morphew
Assistant Professor
Research: Self-Regulated Learning and Metacognition; Embodied cognition and conceptual understanding in engineering and science; Educational technology and online learning; Assessment to enhance student learning.
Jeffrey Myers
Senior First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
(765) 494-9713


Danielle Novak
Administrative Assistant


Matthew Ohland
Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor in Engineering Education
Research: Large-scale longitudinal studies of engineering student pathways; Team formation, education, and management CATME MIDFIELD
(765) 496-1316
William Oakes
150th Anniversary Professor
Director, EPICS Program
Professor, Engineering Education
Research: Service learning in engineering education; Impact of cognitive and non-cognitive variables on student persistence; Design in engineering education
(765) 494-3892
Wesley Odom
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Sean Brophy
Curt Oechsle
Director, First-Year Engineering Advising
(765) 494-9713
Moses Olayemi
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Jennifer DeBoer
Hayaam Osman
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Matt Ohland


Katy Panozzo
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
(765) 494-9713
Alice Pawley
Research: gender and race in engineering education; feminist science and technology studies; underrepresented students and faculty in engineering; feminist theory; critical race theory; intersectionality theory; institutional structure and inequality; social justice in engineering and engineering education; broadening participation in engineering education
(765) 496-1209
Christine Pekny
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies and Multidisciplinary Engineering Programs Advisor
(765) 494-7422
Heather Perkins
Post Doctoral Research Assistant
Mary Pilotte
Director of Engineering Education Undergraduate Degree Programs
Research: engineering culture and professional practice; generational knowledge transfer; person-thing orientations in engineering; neurodiversity in engineering classrooms and practice.
Leonardo Pollettini Marcos
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Kerrie Douglas
Kory Pritchett
Instructional Support Coordinator
Senay Purzer
Research: Design education and assessment at the intersection of critical thinking and creative thinking.
(765) 496-1684


Carlene Quirk
Administrative Assistant


Donna Riley
Kamyar Haghighi Head of the School of Engineering Education
David Radcliffe
Kamyar Haghighi Head and Epistemology Professor Emeritus of Engineering Education
Research: Interdisciplinary research methods in engineering education; Design thinking and engineering knowledge creation; Engineering design and design management in industry; Sustainable systems design; Professional formation of engineers in practice
(765) 494-3884
Darshini Render
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Brent Jesiek and Robin Adams
(765) 494-0126
Jeffrey Richardson
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Senay Purzer
(765) 494-7499
Fredy Rodriguez
Ene Temporary Research - Temporary Ser
Hector Rodriguez
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Ruth Streveler and Allison Godwin
Research: Dissertation proposal - "A Collaborative Autoethnography of the Experiences of Engineering Students at the Intersection of Gay Latinx Male Identities"


Amena Shermadou
Visiting Assistant Professor
Karl Smith
Cooperative Learning Professor (Part-Time)
Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor and Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Research: Building rigorous research capabilities in engineering education. The role of cooperation in learning and design. Teamwork. Project and knowledge management and leadership.
(612) 210-7915
Theodore Sorg
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Alice Pawley
Amy Stanley
Business Manager, Aero And Astro/Materia
Ruth Streveler
Research: How students learn engineering; Difficult concepts in science and engineering Student misconceptions; Conducting rigorous research in engineering education
(765) 496-9031


Li Tan
Visiting Assistant Professor
Tracy Thoennes
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
(765) 494-9713
Nathan Thomas
Senior First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
(765) 494-9713
Nicole Towner
Instructional Support Manager


Cristian Vargas Ordonez
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Morgan Hynes
Sharra Vostral
Associate Professor Of History
Courtesy Faculty
Research: Gender & Technology; Gender & medicine; Material Culture; 20th century US popular culture
(765) 494-4132


Teresa Walker
Director of Communications
(765) 494-9391
Diallo Wallace
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Audeen Fentiman and Tamara Moore
David Waller
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Matt Ohland
Phillip Wankat
Clifton L. Lovell Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Engineering Education
Research: Improving engineering education and separation processes.
(765) 494-0814
Siqing Wei
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Matt Ohland
Ruth Wertz
Visiting Assistant Professor
James Whitford
Instructional Support Coordinator
(765) 494-3977
Kathleen Wible
Continuing Term Lecturer
Lauren Wiley
Instructional Support Coordinator
Elizabeth Wilkinson
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Audeen Fentiman
Taylor Williams
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Kerrie Douglas
Research: Dissertation proposal - "An Argument-Based Approach for Validating Undergraduate Engineers’ Assessment Profiles Identified Using Machine Learning"


Mohamad Zbib
Visiting Assistant Professor
Tasha Zephirin
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Brent Jesiek
Research: "A role of a cultural engineering organization in the engineering education experience: A case study"
Carla Zoltowski
Asst Prof Of Engr Practice Of Ece
Research: Professional formation of engineers; Diversity and inclusion in engineering; Design thinking and learning; Engineering ethics
(765) 494-2382