Assistant Professor of Engineering Education
Dr. Brent Jesiek holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Michigan Tech and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in science and technology studies from Virginia Tech. Before joining Purdue, he was an instructor and postdoctoral researcher in Virginia Tech's Department of Science and Technology in Society. He was also manager of the school's Center for Digital Discourse and Culture.
Dr. Jesiek's research interests are focused on the epistemological, social, and historical dimensions of engineering and computing, with particular emphasis on subjects related to engineering education, computer engineering, and educational technology. He is also active in the areas of global engineering education and open-source software and hardware.
Dr. Jesiek is a member of the IEEE, American Society for Engineering Education, International Network for Engineering Studies, Society for the History of Technology, and Society for the Social Studies of Science.