Engineering Education Directory

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Robin Adams
Associate Professor
Research: Design thinking and learning; Interdisciplinary thinking (investigating what it means to work at the interface between disciplines); Design of interdisciplinary learning environments; Strategies for connecting research on learning and teaching practice
(765) 496-3267
Richard Aleong
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Robin Adams
Jeffrey Anderson
Director of Development
(765) 494-0023
Saira Anwar
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Muhsin Menekse
Zahra Atiq
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Jennifer DeBoer and Michael Loui.

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Bunmi Babajide
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: William Oakes
Chanel Beebe
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Morgan Hynes
Dianne Bell
Administrative Assistant - Fye
(765) 494-3895
Brianna Benedict
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Allison Godwin
Edward Berger
Associate Professor, Engineering Education
Research: Teaching with technology; Assessment of technology interventions; Non-cognitive factors and their role in student success; Discipline-based engineering education research
(765) 496-0193
Gary Bertoline
Dean, College of Technology
Courtesy Faculty of Engineering Education
(765) 494-2552
George Bodner
Arthur Kelly Distinguished Professor, Chemical Education
Courtesy Faculty of Engineering Education
(765) 494-5313
Paul Branham
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Krishna Madhavan
Carol Brock
Secretary V
(765) 496-0467
Sean Brophy
Associate Professor
Research: Adaptive expertise; Reasoning with mathematics and models; Conceptual change using simulations; Technology supported learning environments; Designing assessment for learning
(765) 496-3316
Patrice Buzzanell
Distinguished Professor of Communication; Butler Chair and Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
Affiliated Faculty: Center for Families; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS); Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion (CRDI); Courtesy Faculty in Engineering Education
(765) 494-3317

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Brenda Capobianco
Associate Professor, Science Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction; Affiliated Faculty in Women's Studies; Courtesy Faculty of Engineering Education
(765) 494-9635
Monica Cardella
Associate Professor
Director, INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering
Research: Engineering Learning in Informal Settings; Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering; Pre-college Engineering Education; Engineering Design
(765) 496-1206
Kayla Carter
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Morgan Hynes
Sam Cho
Academic Advisor
Neha Choudhary
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Brent Jesiek and William Oakes
Beverly Clendenen
Purchasing Clerk (Account Clerk IV)
Genisson Coutinho
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Sean Brophy
Monica Cox
Adjunct Associate Professor
(614) 247-8953

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Amanda Dalton
Travel Clerk (Account Clerk IV
Annwesa Dasgupta
Postdoctoral Researcher
Karen De Urquidi
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Matthew Ohland
Jennifer DeBoer
Assistant Professor, Engineering Education
Research: International engineering education; Education and economic development; Educational technology; Online learning; Quantitative research methods
(765) 496-0195
Anne Delion
Instructional Support Coordinator
Heidi Diefes-Dux
Professor
Research: Models, Modeling, & Simulation; Standards-Based Grading; Faculty and Teaching Assistant Profession Development with Teaching and Learning
(765) 494-3887
Kimberly Dixon
Assistant Director-Financial Affairs
(765) 496-6573
Kerrie Douglas
Assistant Professor
Research: Evaluation of open online engineering courses; Rationale and evidence to justify assessment uses; Fair assessment of minority groups in engineering; Assessment as means of learning in engineering design contexts
(765) 494-6932
Nathalie Duval-Couetil
Associate Professor of Technology, Leadership, and Innovation; Director, Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program; Associate Director, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship; Courtesy Faculty of Engineering Education
Research: Multidisciplinary entrepreneurship education; Environments and conditions that foster entrepreneurial activity among students; Educational program evaluation and assessment; Women and leadership; Market and technology assessment
(765) 494-7068

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Hossein Ebrahiminejad
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Joyce Main
Hoda Ehsan
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Monica Cardella
David Evenhouse
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Edward Berger and Jennifer DeBoer

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Audeen Fentiman
Crowley Family Professor in Engineering Education
Interim Head of Engineering Education and Associate Dean of Engineering for Graduate Education and Interdisciplinary Programs
Research: First year engineering curriculum design; Recruitment and retention of engineering students from underrepresented groups; P-12 curriculum modification leading to greater interest in and better preparation for the study of engineering; Graduate education reform; Radioactive waste management; Environmental risk assessment
(765) 494-1870
Todd Fernandez
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Nathalie Duval-Couetil
Nick Fila
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Senay Purzer
Jill Folkerts
Instructional Support Manager
(765) 494-1503
Tiago Forin
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Robin Adams
Claudio Freitas
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Jennifer DeBoer

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Elizabeth Gajdzik
Assistant Director, INSPIRE
Advisor/Major Professor: Brent Jesiek and Senay Purzer
(765) 494-9599
Julianna Ge
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Ed Berger
Virginia Gleghorn
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Ruth Streveler
(765) 494-3974
Allison Godwin
Assistant Professor, Engineering Education
Research: 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; 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; How non-cognitive factors (e.g., motivation, identity, etc.) impact student success; Mixed methods research
Molly Goldstein
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Robin Adams and Şenay Purzer
William Graziano
Professor of Psychology Sciences
Courtesy Faculty
(765) 494-7224
Rhonda Greear
Sponsored Program Account Management
(765) 494-5430
S. Selcen Guzey
Assistant Professor of Science Education, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction and Dept. of Biological Sciences
Research: Integration of engineering into K-12 science classrooms; Influences of integrated STEM education approaches on student achievement and interest; Effective integrated STEM teaching approaches; Life STEM Education

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Cindey Hays
Administrative Assistant to the Head
(765) 494-3884
Nathan Hicks
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Heidi Diefes-Dux and Kerrie Douglas
Nathanial Hilliard
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Heidi Diefes-Dux
(765) 494-3569
Avneet Hira
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Morgan Hynes
Stephen Hoffmann
Assistant Head for First-Year Engineering
(765) 494-5205
Eric Holloway
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: William Oakes
James Holly, Jr.
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Morgan Hynes
Lane Hooker
Temporary Clerical - Artisan/Fab Lab S
Jeffrey Huddleston
Artisan and Fabrication Lab Supervisor
Morgan Hynes
Assistant Professor
Research: Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering; Humanistic Engineering; Pre-college Engineering Education; Engineering Design

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Billi Jennings
Director of First-Year Engineering Advising
(765) 494-9713
Leah Jamieson
Dean of Engineering, Courtesy Faculty of Engineering Education
(765) 494-5346
Brent Jesiek
Associate Professor
Research: Historical and social studies of engineering, engineering education, and computing; Global engineering education; Engineering ethics and social responsibility.
Isabel Jimenez-Useche
Interim Asst Head, First-Year Engr
Research: How to better teach and learn engineering in multicultural educational environments
Saundra Johnson
Secretary V
(765) 496-9523
Amanda Johnston
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Tamara Moore
Lucero Jones
Business Manager, ENE/WIEP/MEP
(765) 496-1213
Tamecia Jones
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Monica Cardella
Cole Joslyn
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Morgan Hynes and Alice Pawley

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Rohit Kandakatla
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Jennifer DeBoer
Melissa Kidwell
Sponsored Program Account Management
Juyeon Kluin
Research Associate
(765) 588-3603

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Michael Loui
Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor in Engineering Education
Research: Motivation and persistence in engineering students; Identity development and affective outcomes; Ethics in engineering and computing
Anthony Lowe
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Sean Brophy
Amanda Luby
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Brent Jesiek and Senay Purzer

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Krishna Madhavan
Associate Professor
Research: Focuses broadly on cyberinfrastructure for engineering education research, cyberlearning, virtual and immersive environments, and large-scale data mining tools for engineering education research
(765) 496-1247
Alejandra Magana Deleon
Associate Professor of Computer and Information Technology
Courtesy Faculty
Joyce Main
Assistant Professor
Research: Student persistence and outcomes; advising and mentoring; women in science and engineering; global engineering; social stratification; higher education; education policy
(765) 496-6052
Jairo Marmolejos
Sponsored Program Account Management
(765) 494-0547
Loretta Mckinniss
Secretary V
(765) 494-3331
Janet Meek
Instructional Support Coordinator
John Mendoza Garcia
Postdoctoral Researcher
Muhsin Menekse
Assistant Professor
Research: Students' conceptual understanding in engineering and science; Verbal interactions that can enhance productive discussions in collaborative learning settings; Metacognition and its implications for learning; Technology enhanced learning environments.
Gabrielle Meyer
Monthly Payroll
(765) 494-3885
Tamara Moore
Associate Professor
Research: How engineering and engineering thinking promote learning in K-12 mathematics and science classrooms, as well as in higher-education engineering classrooms, through the paradigm of STEM integration. Support STEM integration pedagogies through curriculum development and teacher professional development. Mathematical modeling as a means for STEM integration.
(765) 496-9030

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Swetha Nittala
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Brent Jesiek

O

William Oakes
Professor
Courtesy Faculty in Curriculum and Instruction
Director of EPICS
Research: Service learning in engineering education; Impact of cognitive and non-cognitive variables on student persistence; Design in engineering education
(765) 494-3892
Matthew Ohland
Professor
Research: Large-scale longitudinal studies of engineering student pathways; Team formation, education, and management CATME; MIDFIELD
(765) 496-1316
Juan Ortega-Alvarez
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Ruth Streveler and Alejandra Magana

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Alice Pawley
Associate Professor
Research: gender and race in engineering education; feminist science and technology studies; underrepresented students and faculty in engineering; feminist theory; critical race theory; intersectionality theory; institutional structure and inequality; social justice in engineering and engineering education; broadening participation in engineering education
(765) 496-1209
Christine Pekny
Interdisciplinary Engineering Program Advisor
(765) 494-7422
Mary Pilotte
Associate Professor of Engineering Practice
Director of Engineering Education Undergraduate Degree Programs
Research: engineering culture and professional practice; generational knowledge transfer; person-thing orientations in engineering; neurodiversity in engineering classrooms and practice.
Senay Purzer
Associate Professor
Research: Design education and assessment at the intersection of critical thinking and creative thinking.
(765) 496-1684

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David Radcliffe
Professor Emeritus
Research: Interdisciplinary research methods in engineering education; Design thinking and engineering knowledge creation; Engineering design and design management in industry; Sustainable systems design; Professional formation of engineers in practice
(765) 494-3884
Dhinesh Radhakrishnan
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Jennifer DeBoer
Nichole Ramirez
Postdoctoral Researcher
Jeffrey Richardson
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Brent Jesiek and Senay Purzer
(765) 494-7499
Hector Rodriguez
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Ruth Streveler and Allison Godwin
Jessica Rush
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Monica Cardella

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Matilde Sanchez-Pena
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Joyce Main
Terri Sanger
Research Data and Community Coordinator
(765) 496-3374
Matthew Scheidt
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Allison Godwin
Ryan Senkpeil
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Edward Berger
Emilie Siverling
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Tamara Moore
Karl Smith
Cooperative Learning Professor (Part-Time)
Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor and Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Research: Building rigorous research capabilities in engineering education. The role of cooperation in learning and design. Teamwork. Project and knowledge management and leadership.
(612) 210-7915
Shelby Stacy
Bi-Weekly Payroll and Invoices/Reimbursements
(765) 496-1681
Amy Stanley
Bus Mgr-Aero And Astro/Materials Engr
Nick Stites
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Edward Berger
Ruth Streveler
Associate Professor
Research: How students learn engineering; Difficult concepts in science and engineering Student misconceptions; Conducting rigorous research in engineering education
(765) 496-9031
Michele Strutz
Continuing Lecturer

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Nathan Thomas
Senior Academic Advisor
Natascha Trellinger
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Brent Jesiek

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Amy Van Epps
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Senay Purzer and Johannes Strobel
(765) 496-7680
Dina Verdin
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Allison Godwin
Sharra Vostral
Associate Professor Of History
Courtesy Faculty
Research: Gender & Technology; Gender & medicine; Material Culture; 20th century US popular culture
(765) 494-4132

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Teresa Walker
Director of Communications
(765) 494-9391
Yin Wang
Visiting Scholar
Phillip Wankat
Clifton L. Lovell Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Engineering Education
Research: Improving engineering education and separation processes.
(765) 494-0814
Thomas Wharry
Marketing Specialist
James Whitford
Instructional Support Coordinator
(765) 494-3977
Kathleen Wible
Continuing Term Lecturer
Taylor Willliams
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Kerrie Douglas
Richard Womack
Instructional Support Specialist
Kelly Wrede
Academic Advisor
(765) 494-9713

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Xinrui Xu
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Joyce Main

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Tasha Zephirin
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Brent Jesiek
Qin Zhu
Graduate Student
Advisor/Major Professor: Brent Jesiek
Carla Zoltowski
Asst Prof Of Engr Practice Of Ece
Research: Professional formation of engineers; Diversity and inclusion in engineering; Design thinking and learning; Engineering ethics
(765) 494-3559