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Sean Brophy

Associate Professor
Mailing Addresses
PURDUE UNIVERSITY
ARMSTRONG HALL
701 WEST STADIUM AVENUE
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN 47907-2045
Office: ARMS 1217
Phone: (765) 496-3316
Fax: (765) 494-5819

Education

Ph.D., Education and Human Development (Technology in Education), Vanderbilt University
M.S., Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), DePaul University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan

Research Interests

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.

Awards, Honors, Achievements, & Memberships

  • Development of Instructional Design Association, Outstanding Article of the Year, 2000
  • American Educational Research Association, Member
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Member
  • International Conference for the Learning Sciences, Participated in the 1996 Doctoral Consortium
  • American Society of Engineering Education, Member

Patents

  • Multiple Fluid Speed Systems, June 1991, Patent number 5,020,312