Engineering Education Directory - by Administrative Area

Faculty

Donna Riley
Kamyar Haghighi Head of the School of Engineering Education
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
Robin Adams
Professor
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
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
Gary Bertoline
Dean, College of Technology
Courtesy Faculty of Engineering Education
Sean Brophy
Associate Professor
Research: Adaptive expertise; Reasoning with mathematics and models; Conceptual change using simulations; Technology supported learning environments; Designing assessment for learning
Brenda Capobianco
Professor, Science Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction; Affiliated Faculty in Women's Studies; Courtesy Faculty of Engineering Education
Monica Cardella
Professor
Director, INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering
Research: Engineering Learning in Informal Settings; Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering; Pre-college Engineering Education; Engineering Design
Monica Cox
Adjunct Associate Professor
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
Kerrie Douglas
Assistant 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Brent Jesiek
Professor
Research: Historical and social studies of engineering, engineering education, and computing; Global engineering education; Engineering ethics and social responsibility.
Russell Long
Managing Director, Midfield
Michael Loui
Visiting Professor
Research: Motivation and persistence in engineering students; Identity development and affective outcomes; Ethics in engineering and computing
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
Joana Marques Melo
Visiting Assistant Professor
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
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.
Jason Morphew
Visiting 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
Alice Pawley
Professor
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
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.
Senay Purzer
Professor
Research: Design education and assessment at the intersection of critical thinking and creative thinking.
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
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.
Ruth Streveler
Professor
Research: How students learn engineering; Difficult concepts in science and engineering Student misconceptions; Conducting rigorous research in engineering education
Sharra Vostral
Associate Professor Of History
Courtesy Faculty
Research: Gender & Technology; Gender & medicine; Material Culture; 20th century US popular culture
Phillip Wankat
Clifton L. Lovell Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Engineering Education
Research: Improving engineering education and separation processes.
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

Postdoctoral Professionals

Ellen Foster
Postdoctoral Researcher

Academic Advisors

Jeffrey Chase
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
Sarah Ehrlich
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
Anne Jarrard
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
Lisa Jones
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
Michael Klinker
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
Daniel Koehl
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
Quintin Martin
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
Jeffrey Myers
Senior First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
Curt Oechsle
Interim Director, First-Year Engineering Advising
Katy Panozzo
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
Christine Pekny
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies and Multidisciplinary Engineering Programs Advisor
Tracy Thoennes
First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor
Nathan Thomas
Senior First-Year Engineering Academic Advisor

Professional Staff

Jeannete Aguilar
Continuing Lecturer
Research: Modeling, control, and estimation of dynamic systems; Estimation and control of systems with friction phenomena
Claire Chandler
Director of Development
Anne Delion
Instructional Support Coordinator
Jill Folkerts
Instructional Support Coordinator
Cindey Hays
Administrative Assistant to the Head
Isabel Jimenez-Useche
Assistant Head, First-Year Engineering Program
Research: How to better teach and learn engineering in multicultural educational environments
Nicole Towner
Instructional Support Manager
Teresa Walker
Director of Communications
James Whitford
Instructional Support Coordinator
Kathleen Wible
Continuing Term Lecturer

Business Office Staff

Beverly Clendenen
Purchasing Clerk (Account Clerk IV)
Kimberly Dixon
Assistant Director-Financial Affairs
Melissa Kidwell
Sponsored Program Account Management
Jairo Marmolejos
Sponsored Program Account Management
Amy Stanley
Business Manager, Aero And Astro/Materia

Clerical Staff

Carol Brock
Administrative Assistant
Saundra Johnson
Administrative Assistant
Loretta Mckinniss
Administrative Assistant
Carlene Quirk
Associate Administrative Assistant

Graduate Students

Nusaybah Abu-Mulaweh
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Bill Oakes
Hassan Al Yagoub
Graduate Research Assistant
Advisor/Major Professor: Matt Ohland
Richard Aleong
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Robin Adams
Research: Dissertation proposal - "Understanding practices and experiences of integration - A synthesis of the literature and phenomenographic study of educational developers"
Chanel Beebe
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Monica Cardella
Research: Dissertation proposal - "Experiences and Learning of Community Partners in Community Engaged Design Settings"
Brianna Benedict
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Allison Godwin
Research: Dissertation proposal - "An Exploration of Interdisciplinary Engineering Programs as Hybrid Spaces in Engineering Education"
Nrupaja 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)
Paige Brown
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Allison Godwin
Research: Dissertation proposal - "The Preparation of Black Women Engineers for the Gendered and Racialized Culture of Engineering"
Ahmed Butt
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Muhsin Menekse
Aristides Carrillo Fernandez
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Justin Hess and Brent Jesiek
Neha Choudhary
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Brent Jesiek and William Oakes
Research: Dissertation proposal - "International Service Learning Partnerships: Motivations, Exceptions and Outcomes"
Donovan Colquitt
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Monica Cardella
Research: Dissertation proposal - “Pursuit is Purpose: One Black Man's Persistence Through Engineering Education"
Laura Cruz Castro
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Kerrie Douglas
Fantasi Curry
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Jennifer DeBoer
Tikyna Dandridge
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Monica Cardella
Aziz Dridi
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Jennifer DeBoer
Srinivas Mohan Dustker
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: William Oakes
Hossein Ebrahiminejad
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Matt Ohland
Research: Dissertation proposal - “The Effect of Curricular Pathways & Engineering Program Structures on Engineering Students’ First-Year To Second-Year Retention”
Barbara Fagundes
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Tamara Moore
Tiago Forin
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Robin Adams
Research: Dissertation proposal - "Reflections and Global Engineering Experiences"
Julianna Ge
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Ed Berger
Research: Dissertation proposal - "Theory, Validation, and Model of Engineering Thriving"
Adrian Gentry
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Kerrie Douglas
Casey Haney
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Jennifer DeBoer
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"
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
Lily Krest
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Ed Berger
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
Ruben Lopez
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Tamara Moore
Research: Dissertation proposal - "Unfolding the Engineering Thinking of Undergraduate Engineering Students"
Joseph Lyon
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Ruth Streveler and Alejandra Magana Deleon
Research: Dissertation proposal - "Characterizing computational thinking through the use of modeling and simulation activities within the engineering classroom"
Justin Major
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Allison Godwin
Research: Dissertation proposal - "More than Income: Socioeconomic Inequality and the Engineering Pathways of Undergraduate, Low-Income Women of Color"
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"
Hillary Merzdorf
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Kerrie Douglas
Research: Dissertation proposal - "Sketching Skills Assessment in AI-Based Instruction"
Wesley Odom
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Sean Brophy
Moses Olayemi
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Jennifer DeBoer
Hayaam Osman
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Matt Ohland
Christina Pantoja
Doctoral Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Joyce Main
Research: Dissertation proposal - "Leaving the Engineering Profession"
Leonardo Pollettini Marcos
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Kerrie Douglas
Jenny Quintana
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Senay Purzer
Darshini Render
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Brent Jesiek and Robin Adams
Jeffrey Richardson
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Senay Purzer
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"
Jacqueline Rohde
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Allison Godwin
Research: Dissertation proposal - "Master and alternative career narratives: Expectations for what “counts” as an engineering career and how career decisions are made"
Theodore Sorg
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Alice Pawley
Rene Alexander Soto Perez
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Kerrie Douglas
Research: Dissertation proposal - "Undergraduate engineering student misconceptions regarding complex circuits: The case with solid state device circuits"
Cristian Vargas Ordonez
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Morgan Hynes
Diallo Wallace
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Audeen Fentiman and Tamara Moore
David Waller
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Matt Ohland
Siqing Wei
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Matt Ohland
Elizabeth Wilkinson
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Senay Purzer
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"
Tasha Zephirin
PhD Candidate
Advisor/Major Professor: Brent Jesiek
Research: Dissertation proposal - "A role of a cultural engineering organization in the engineering education experience: A case study"