Assistant Professor of Engineering Education and Curriculum & Instruction
Muhsin Menekse received his Ph.D. in Science Education and M.A. in Measurement and Statistics at Arizona State University, and his B.S. & M.S. degrees in Physics, with specialization in Education, at Bogazici University. Before joining Purdue, Dr. Menekse was a research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Menekse’s primary research investigates how classroom activities, technology enhanced learning environments, and teacher involvement affect conceptual understanding in engineering and science for all students. His second research focus is on verbal interactions that can enhance productive discussions and co-construction of knowledge in collaborative learning settings. Additionally, a third research focus is on metacognition and its implications for learning. He is exploring methods and developing tools to enhance student reflection-teacher feedback cycle in technology enhanced learning environments. Dr. Menekse is the recipient of the 2014 William Elgin Wickenden Award by the American Society for Engineering Education.