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Joyce Main

Assistant Professor
Mailing Addresses
PURDUE UNIVERSITY
ARMSTRONG HALL
701 WEST STADIUM AVENUE
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN 47907-2045
Phone: (765) 496-6052

Biography

Joyce B. Main is Assistant Professor of Engineering Education. Her research examines the impact of educational programs and policies on students’ academic and employment pathways with a focus on the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in engineering. In 2017, Dr. Main was awarded an NSF CAREER grant to model the longitudinal career pathways of engineering doctorates. She is also the PI of an NSF research study examining the academic and employment returns to student engagement in cooperative education programs. Dr. Main is the recipient of the 2014 American Society for Engineering Education Educational Research Methods Apprentice Faculty Award, the 2015 Frontiers in Education Faculty Fellow Award, the 2018 Violet B. Haas Memorial Fellowship, and the 2019 Betty Vetter Award for Research.

Education

Ph.D., Education: Learning, Teaching, and Social Policy, Cornell University
Ed.M., Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education
B.A., Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

Student persistence and outcomes; advising and mentoring; women in science and engineering; global engineering; social stratification; higher education; education policy