Our People

Monica CoxMonica Cox, Ph.D.

Inaugural Director
Contact: elp@ecn.purdue.edu

In addition to her position as Associate Professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue, Dr. Cox is Interim Director of Indiana Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Director of the Pedagogical Evaluation Laboratory, and a Visiting Professor at the Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico (UDLAP). She uses mixed methodologies to explore significant research questions in undergraduate and graduate engineering education, to integrate concepts from higher education and learning science into engineering education, and to develop and disseminate reliable and valid assessment tools for use across the engineering education continuum.

Her honors include being selected as a National Academy of Engineering Center for the Advancement of Scholarship in Engineering Education New Faculty Fellow; an Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine; a participant in the inaugural National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers in Engineering Education conference; a 2008 NSF Faculty Early Career (CAREER) Award Recipient; and a 2008 recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.

Dr. Cox obtained a B.S. in mathematics from Spellman College, an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. She brings her own strong leadership capabilities to her new position, as well as her formal education and her research on the development of engineering students' leadership, change, and synthesis skills.

Amadin OsagiedeAmadin Osagiede, MSCE

Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: elp@ecn.purdue.edu

Amadin Osagiede is a 2013 graduate with a M.S. in civil engineering with emphasis in structural and earthquake engineering from Purdue. He received his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 2011. Amadin is currently an MBA candidate in the Krannert School of Management. He is from Londonderry, New Hampshire but originally from Edo State, Nigeria.

Christine PeknyChristine Pekny

Academic Counselor
Contact: cpekny@purdue.edu
Office:    ARMS 1347

Christine Pekny is an advisor for the Purdue College of Engineering's Interdisciplinary Engineering Program. She also serves as an academic counselor for Engineering Leadership @ Purdue's Engineering Leadership Minor.

Benjamin AhnBenjamin Ahn, MSAAE

Curriculum Developer
Contact: elp@ecn.purdue.edu

Benjamin Ahn is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Engineering Education. His research interests relate to higher education reform, graduate teaching assistants’ roles in engineering classes, undergraduate engineering syllabus and curriculum development, and professional engineering practices in universities and industries. In his role as a curriculum developer, he helps to ensure that the academic services of Engineering Leadership @ Purdue's Engineering Leadership Minor caters to the needs and preferences of Purdue engineering students.