Chanel Beebe

Purdue University

Chanel BeebeChanel Beebe received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in industrial and operations engineering in 2014 before earning a master’s degree in industrial engineering in 2020 from Purdue, where she remains, pursuing her PhD in engineering education. She has been involved with Purdue’s Black Cultural Center as a scholar in residence for the Black Thought Collective and has served as a Thought Leader for the Cultural Hackathon through the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA). Memberships have included the National Society of Black Engineers (vice president, finance chair) and Engineering Education Graduate Student Association (president). Since 2017, she has been the lead instructor for Detroit Design 2067 at the Detroit Historical Museum and is founder and CEO of Beebe Arts LLC, a Detroit-based art and research design solution firm. She was granted an Advanced Graduate Teaching Certificate from Purdue’s Center for Instructional Excellence (2019) and is completing a Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. Her research efforts span two focus areas – culturally relevant in-service learning and systematic thinking in social problem-solving. As an aspiring professor, researcher and consultant, she plans to devote her career to service-driven incentives through the study of human experiences, and she will continue to mentor and serve as a role model to others looking for a self-empowered career path.

Area of Research

socially engaged design, systems thinking, design thinking