Engineering Education Faculty

Core Faculty

Robin Adams
Professor of Engineering Education; Director of Engineering Education Undergraduate Degree Programs
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
Edward Berger
Interim Head, 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: Adaptive expertise; Reasoning with mathematics and models; Conceptual change using simulations; Technology supported learning environments; Designing assessment for learning
(765) 496-3316
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
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
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
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
Morgan Hynes
Associate Professor
Research: Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering; Humanistic Engineering; Pre-college Engineering Education; Engineering Design
Brent Jesiek
Research: Historical and social studies of engineering, engineering education, and computing; Global engineering education; Engineering ethics and social responsibility.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Senay Purzer
Research: Design education and assessment at the intersection of critical thinking and creative thinking.
(765) 496-1684

Faculty Emeritus

Mary Pilotte
Professor Emerita of Practice of Engineering Education
Research: engineering culture and professional practice; generational knowledge transfer; person-thing orientations in engineering; neurodiversity in engineering classrooms and practice.
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
Karl Smith
Professor Emeritus of Cooperative Learning
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
Ruth Streveler
Professor Emerita of Engineering Education
Research: How students learn engineering; Difficult concepts in science and engineering Student misconceptions; Conducting rigorous research in engineering education
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

Visiting Faculty

Jacqueline Handley
Visiting Assistant Professor
Robert Loweth
Visiting Assistant Professor
Amena Shermadou
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ruth Wertz
Visiting Assistant Professor
Mohamad Zbib
Visiting Assistant Professor

Adjunct Faculty

Monica Cox
Adjunct Associate Professor
(614) 247-8953
Allison Godwin
Adjunct Associate Professor
Michael Loui
Adjunct Professor
Research: Motivation and persistence in engineering students; Identity development and affective outcomes; Ethics in engineering and computing
Donna Riley
Adjunct Professor

Courtesy Appointments

Brenda Capobianco
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
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
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
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.
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
Alejandra Magana Deleon
Professor and University Faculty Scholar, Computer and Information Technology
and Engineering Education (by courtesy)
Sharra Vostral
Associate Professor Of History
Courtesy Faculty
Research: Gender & Technology; Gender & medicine; Material Culture; 20th century US popular culture
(765) 494-4132
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