Allison Godwin

Allison Godwin

Assistant Professor, Engineering Education
Mailing Addresses
PURDUE UNIVERSITY
ARMSTRONG HALL #1309
701 WEST STADIUM AVENUE
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN 47907-2045

Education

Ph.D. Engineering and Science Education, Clemson University
B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University

Research Interests

Characterizing latent diversity features of diversity outside of visible markers like students' underlying attitudes and mindsets.
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.

Selected Publications

Godwin, A., Potvin, G., Hazari, Z., & Lock, R. (2016). Identity, Critical Agency, and Engineering: An Affective Model for Predicting Engineering as a Career Choice. Journal of Engineering Education, 105(2), 312–340. doi:10.1002/jee.20118
Godwin, A., & Potvin, G. (2015). Fostering female belongingness in engineering through the lens of critical engineering agency. International Journal of Engineering Education, 31(4), 938–952. Retrieved from http://www.ijee.ie/latestissues/Vol31-4/04_ijee3052ns.pdf
Godwin, A. (2016). The Development of a Measure of Engineering Identity. In Proceedings from ASEE 2016: American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition (p. 15). New Orleans, LA.

Awards, Honors, Achievements, & Memberships

  • 2015 National Association of Research in Science Teaching Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
  • 2015 7th Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Best Research Methodology Paper Award
  • 2016 American Society for Engineering Education Educational Research and Methods Division Best Paper Award
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Educational Research and Methods Division Apprentice Faculty Grant, 2014
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education, 2012-Present
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society), 2009-Present
  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2007-Present