Morgan Hynes

Morgan Hynes

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

Biography

Morgan conducts engineering education research in both pre-college and college settings. Morgan’s main research interest is in how students and teachers engage in and reflect upon the engineering design process. His research includes investigating how teachers conceptualize and teach engineering through in-depth case study analysis. In the K-12 classroom, he is interested in how settings (i.e., physical classroom setup) and contexts (i.e., integrating more of the social sciences and humanities) influence students’ engagement in and understanding of engineering and design.

Hometown

Owl's Head, Maine, USA

Education

Ph.D. Engineering Education, Tufts University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University

Research Interests

How students and teachers engage in and reflect upon the engineering design process; How teachers conceptualize and teach engineering through in-depth case study analysis; How settings (i.e., physical classroom setup) and contexts (i.e., integrating more of the social sciences and humanities) influence students' engagement in and understanding of engineering and design.

Selected Publications

Hynes, M. M., Joslyn, C., Hira, A., Holly, Jr., J., Jubelt, N. (2016). Exploring Diverse Pre-College Students’ Interests and Understandings of Engineering to Promote Engineering Education for All. International Journal of Engineering Education 32(5), 2318-2327. Read
Hynes, Morgan M. , and Jessica Swenson. 2013. The humanistic side of engineering: considering social science and humanities dimensions of engineering in education and research. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER) 3 (2):4. Read
Hynes, M. M. (2012). Middle-school teachers’ understanding and teaching of the engineering design process: A look at subject matter and pedagogical content knowledge. International journal of technology and design education, 22(3), 345-360. Read

Awards, Honors, Achievements, & Memberships

  • National Science Foundation CAREER award (2015)
  • Purdue University Scholarship of Engagement Fellow (2015)
  • School of Engineering Education Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (2014)
  • ASEE Engineering Research & Methods (ERM) Apprentice Faculty Grant (2013)

Fun Facts

Advanced to State Championships in Seatbelt Fastening Contest
Can operate heavy machinery (e.g., excavator, bulldozer, and loader)