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Alice L. Pawley

Alice L. Pawley

Assistant Professor of Engineering Education

Dr. Alice Pawley received a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering, with a minor in women's studies, and a M.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also received her B.Eng. (Chemical) from McGill University in Montreal.

Prior to her appointment at Purdue, Dr. Pawley worked with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Delta Program for Research, Teaching, and Learning (part of the NSF-supported Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning), the Wisconsin Engineering Education Laboratory, and the Engineering Learning Center at UW-Madison.

Dr. Pawley's research interests span engineering studies, women's studies, sociology, and education, with a particular focus on feminist science and technology studies. Her current research studies how engineers and engineering educators can use the metaphor of a boundary to better understand engineering as a gendered discipline.