Engineering Education Faculty

Core Faculty

Audeen Fentiman
Crowley Family Professor in Engineering Education
Interim Head of Engineering Education and Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Interdisciplinary Programs
(765) 494-1870
Robin Adams
Associate Professor
Research: Investigation of engineering practice: (1) cross-disciplinary ways of thinking, acting, and being; (2) design knowing and learning; and (3) the everyday nature of engineering thinking (at home, in school, at work). Creating "systems" bridges between education research and the practice of engineering education: (1) cross-disciplinary communities; (2) research-based instructional resources; and (3) translating research methods into pedagogical methods
(765) 496-3267
Edward Berger
Associate 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
Sean Brophy
Associate Professor
Research: Development of effective learning environments that develop adaptive expertise. This research focuses on the mechanisms and knowledge to comprehend, analyze, troubleshoot and design complex systems, exploring how these mechanisms mature and how we can foster developing these abilities through learning activities that use simulations, analogical reasoning, and model construction/evaluation.
(765) 496-3316
Monica Cardella
Associate Professor
Director, Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering (INSPIRE)
Research: Characterization of mathematical thinking practices, responses to ambiguity and uncertainty, and overall design behavior of undergraduate engineering students, practicing engineers, and young children. Investigation of parents' role in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade engineering education.
(765) 496-1206
Jennifer DeBoer
Assistant Professor, Engineering Education
Research: International engineering education; Education and economic development; Educational technology; Online learning; Quantitative research methods
(765) 496-0195
Heidi Diefes-Dux
Professor
Research: Development, classroom implementation, and authentic assessment of student work on engineering-based, client-driven, open-ended mathematical modeling activities, with particular emphasis on first-year engineering and elementary students. Elementary teacher professional development with engineering thinking, engineering design, and mathematical modeling.
(765) 494-3887
Kerrie Douglas
Visiting Assistant Professor
(765) 494-6932
Allison Godwin
Assistant Professor, Engineering Education
Research: Research includes 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, transitions for engineering students from high school to college, 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. Her research on identity trajectories spans from secondary education to industry experience with a focus on undergraduate students using mixed methods.
Morgan Hynes
Assistant Professor
Research: How students and teachers engage in and reflect upon the engineering design process; How teachers conceptualize and teach engineering through in-depth case study analysis; How settings (i.e., physical classroom setup) and contexts (i.e., integrating more of the social sciences and humanities) influence students' engagement in and understanding of engineering and design.
Brent Jesiek
Associate Professor
Research: Historical and social studies of engineering, engineering education, and computing; Global engineering education; Engineering ethics and social responsibility.
Michael Loui
Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor in Engineering Education
Research: Motivation and persistence in engineering students; Identity development and affective outcomes; Ethics in engineering and computing
Krishna Madhavan
Associate Professor
Research: Focuses broadly on cyberinfrastructure for engineering education research, cyberlearning, virtual and immersive environments, and large-scale data mining tools for engineering education research
(765) 496-1247
Joyce Main
Assistant 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
Muhsin Menekse
Assistant Professor
Research: Students' conceptual understanding in engineering and science; Verbal interactions that can enhance productive discussions in collaborative learning settings; Metacognition and its implications for learning; Technology enhanced learning environments.
Tamara Moore
Associate Professor
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
William Oakes
Professor
Courtesy Faculty in Curriculum and Instruction
Director of EPICS
Research: Service learning in engineering education; Impact of cognitive and non-cognitive variables on student persistence; Design in engineering education
(765) 494-3892
Matthew Ohland
Professor
Research: Longitudinal studies of engineering student pathways show that engineering keeps more students on average than other groups of disciplines (business, social sciences, etc.). The big difference is that engineering doesn't attract many new students. Overall, women graduate in engineering at rates similar to men, and racial differences are not significant when socioeconomic factors are considered. While these findings are all true in the aggregate, differences are observed by institution and specific engineering discipline, and the method used to measure persistence can create a bias toward reporting the experience of majority students. Team-member effectiveness can be taught and measured with a five-factor model. Frame-of-reference training is effective at teaching students to be better team members and to give effective feedback to teammates.
(765) 496-1316
Alice Pawley
Associate Professor
Research: Use of qualitative methods to investigate engineering epistemology, engineering identity, and boundary work to understand better how to make engineering an inclusive discipline. Crossing the boundaries of engineering education, science and technology studies, and women's studies, this research focuses on how, what, and why we (engineers and engineering educators) understand engineering to be.
(765) 496-1209
Mary Pilotte
Associate Professor of Engineering Practice
Director of Engineering Education Undergraduate Degree Programs
Senay Purzer
Associate Professor
Research: How self-efficacy beliefs affect individual student achievement during teamwork. Argumentation in engineering design. P-12 engineering education.
(765) 496-1684
David Radcliffe
Epistemology Professor of Engineering Education
Research: The nature of engineering as a profession; how it perceived and practiced, how it is learned especially outside the classroom, and how an engineering identity is shaped. The design of creative learning places and of ways to foster distributed communities of research practice in engineering education.
(765) 494-3884
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. Problem formulation, modeling, and knowledge engineering. Project and knowledge management and leadership.
(765) 494-9713
Ruth Streveler
Associate Professor
Research: Difficult concepts in engineering science. Specific research questions are: What concepts are difficult to learn? How does one measure conceptual understanding? Why are some concepts difficult to learn? How can one construct learning environments that help people learn these difficult concepts?
(765) 496-9031
Phillip Wankat
Clifton L. Lovell Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Engineering Education
Research: Engineering Education Curriculum Reform--Teaching engineering professors how to teach; Trends in Engineering Education--Structure of research in engineering education: What is being published and by whom; Educational Methodology--Use of commercial simulators in teaching engineering courses; Effective and Efficient Teaching; Adsorption Operations; Large-scale Chromatography; Distillation
(765) 494-0814

Adjunct Faculty

Monica Cox
Adjunct Associate Professor
(614) 247-8953

Courtesy Appointments

Gary Bertoline
Dean, College of Technology
Courtesy Faculty of Engineering Education
(765) 494-2552
George Bodner
Arthur Kelly Distinguished Professor, Chemical Education
Courtesy Faculty of Engineering Education
(765) 494-5313
Patrice Buzzanell
Professor of Communication, Courtesy Faculty in Engineering Education
(765) 494-3317
Brenda Capobianco
Associate Professor, Science Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction; Affiliated Faculty in Women's Studies; Courtesy Faculty of Engineering Education
(765) 494-9635
Nathalie Duval-Couetil
Associate Professor of Technology, Leadership, and Innovation; Director, Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program; Associate Director, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship; Courtesy Faculty of Engineering Education
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
William Graziano
Professor of Psychology Sciences
Courtesy Faculty
(765) 494-7224
Leah Jamieson
Dean of Engineering, Courtesy Faculty of Engineering Education
(765) 494-5346
Alejandra Magana Deleon
Associate Professor of Computer and Information Technology
Courtesy Faculty
Sharra Vostral
Associate Professor Of History
Courtesy Faculty
Research: Gender & Technology; Gender & medicine; Material Culture; 20th century US popular culture
(765) 494-4132