Alice Pawley

Associate Professor
Mailing Addresses
PURDUE UNIVERSITY
ARMSTRONG HALL
701 WEST STADIUM AVENUE
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN 47907-2045
Office: ARMS 1325 Armstrong Hall
Phone: (765) 496-1209

Hometown

Madison, Wisconsin USA

Education

B.Eng (Chemical), Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, McGill University
M.S (Industrial), masters of science in industrial engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D (Industrial), Doctor of philosophy in industrial engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

Riley, Donna, Amy Slaton, and Alice L. Pawley,"Social Justice and Inclusion: Women and Minorities in Engineering." In the Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research, Aditya Johri and Barbara Olds eds. Invited contribution. Cambridge University Press 2014. (Book chapter)

Pawley, Alice L. “What counts as ‘engineering’?: Towards a Redefinition.” Chapter 3, pp. 59-85. In Engineering and Social Justice: In the University and Beyond. Purdue University Press, 2012

Pawley, Alice L. “Universalized narratives: patterns in how faculty define ‘engineering." Journal of Engineering Education 98(4) pp. 309-319. 2009. (Tier 1)

Fun Facts

Left-handed
Triple citizen
Once scared a cougar away from killing my dog
Plays violin and piano (but not as well as I once did)
Lived in France, UK, and Canada