Engineering Education Faculty

Core Faculty

David Radcliffe
Kamyar Haghighi Head of the School of Engineering Education
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
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
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
Cordelia Brown
Assistant Professor
Research: Assessment of learning engineering; digital system design and fault tolerant systems; recruitment and retention initiatives in STEM disciplines.
Monica Cardella
Associate Professor
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
Monica Cox
Associate Professor
Research: Development and validation of assessment tools within K-12, undergraduate, and graduate engineering education; assessment of engineering doctoral education; undergraduate and graduate students' acquisition of engineering norms, skills, and attributes within academia and industry; assessment of pedagogy within engineering classrooms and laboratories
(765) 496-3461
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
Dale Harris
Professor
Executive Director, Engineering Professional Education
(765) 494-0212
Morgan Hynes
Assistant Professor
Brent Jesiek
Assistant Professor
Research: History and social studies of engineering, engineering education, and computing; Engineering epistemologies; Global engineering education; Open source software and hardware; History of embedded devices and systems; Software and hardware development methodologies.
Krishna Madhavan
Assistant 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
Tamara Moore
Associate Professor
(765) 496-9030
William Oakes
Professor
Courtesy Faculty in Curriculum and Instruction
Director of EPICS
(765) 494-3892
Matthew Ohland
Professor
Research: Student pathways, success, and institutional policy (using longitudinal data from 1,000,000+ students). Team-member effectiveness, learning, and social relations investigated using peer evaluations of over 60,000 students. Effect of team formation strategies on individuals and teams.
(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
Senay Purzer
Assistant Professor
Research: How self-efficacy beliefs affect individual student achievement during teamwork. Argumentation in engineering design. P-12 engineering education.
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
Director of Engineering Education Undergraduate Degree Programs
(765) 494-0814

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
Audeen Fentiman
Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Interdisciplinary Programs
Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Courtesy Faculty of Engineering Education
(765) 494-1870
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
Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Technology
Courtesy Faculty