Assistant Professor of Engineering Education
Allison Godwin obtained her Ph.D. in engineering and science education from Clemson University in 2014. Her dissertation research, funded by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research fellowship, focused on identifying factors for increasing female enrollment in engineering. Previously, she completed her B.S. in chemical and biomolecular engineering at Clemson University's Calhoun Honors College, graduating summa cum laude. She also worked in the pharmaceutical industry before pursuing her Ph.D.
Her research interests include understanding how engineering identity is formed in communities of practice from high school and college. Godwin also is dedicated to broadening participation in engineering by examining how culture and self-beliefs foster or impede feelings of belongingness in engineering. She uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate these complex issues.