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Faculty

Sean Brophy
Director of Student Learning
Associate Professor, Engineering Education
Research: Adaptive expertise; Reasoning with mathematics and models; Conceptual change using simulations; Technology supported learning environments; Designing assessment for learning
(765) 496-3316
ARMS 1217
Monica Cardella
Executive Director of INSPIRE
Director of Informal Learning Research
Associate Professor, Engineering Education
Research: Characterization of mathematical thinking practices; Responses to ambiguity and uncertainty, and overall design behavior of undergraduate engineering students, practicing engineers, and young children; Investigation of parents' role in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade engineering education
(765) 496-1206
WANG 4543
Morgan Hynes
Director of Broadening Participation Research
Assistant Professor, Engineering Education
Research: Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering; Humanistic Engineering; Pre-college Engineering Education; Engineering Design
Muhsin Menekse
Director of Student Engagement Research
Assistant Professor, Engineering Education & Curriculum and Instruction
Research: Students' conceptual understanding in engineering and science; Verbal interactions that can enhance productive discussions in collaborative learning settings; Metacognition and its implications for learning; Technology enhanced learning environments.
Tamara Moore
Director of STEM Integration Research
Associate Professor, Engineering Education
Research: How engineering and engineering thinking promote learning in K-12 mathematics and science classrooms, as well as in higher-education engineering classrooms, through the paradigm of STEM integration. Support STEM integration pedagogies through curriculum development and teacher professional development. Mathematical modeling as a means for STEM integration.
Senay Purzer
Director of Assessment Research
Associate Professor, Engineering Education
Research: Design education and assessment at the intersection of critical thinking and creative thinking.
(765) 496-1684
Wang 4545

Affiliate Faculty

Jennifer Deboer
Assistant Professor, Engineering Education
Research: International engineering education; Education and economic development; Educational technology; Online learning; Quantitative research methods
(765) 496-0195
Kerrie Douglas
Assistant Professor, Engineering Education
Research: Evaluation of open online engineering courses; Rationale and evidence to justify assessment uses; Fair assessment of minority groups in engineering; Assessment as means of learning in engineering design contexts
(765) 494-6932
Allison Godwin
Assistant Professor, Engineering Education
Research: Identity development of diverse engineers; Characterizing latent diversity (features of diversity outside of visible markers like students' underlying attitudes and mindsets); Student interactions with peers in diverse teams; How students at the intersections of multiple social identities (e.g., race, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.) experience engineering culture and navigate their identities as engineers; How non-cognitive factors (e.g., motivation, identity, etc.) impact student success; Mixed methods research
Siddika Guzey
Assistant Prof Curriculum & Instruction/Biological Sciences
Research: integrated STEM education and technology integration in biology teaching and learning
Kristina Tank
Assistant Professor, Science Education, Iowa State University
Research: science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, elementary education, integration of STEM and literacy

Staff

Monica Cardella
Executive Director of INSPIRE
Director of Informal Learning Research
Associate Professor, Engineering Education
Research: Characterization of mathematical thinking practices; Responses to ambiguity and uncertainty, and overall design behavior of undergraduate engineering students, practicing engineers, and young children; Investigation of parents' role in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade engineering education
(765) 496-1206
WANG 4543
Barbara Fagundes
Temporary Service-Preclg Engrdata And Rchs
Elizabeth Gajdzik
Assistant Director, INSPIRE
M. Terri Sanger
Research Data And Community Coordinator
(765) 496-3374
Wang 3506

Postdocs

Abeera Rehmat
Postdoctoral Researcher
Ibrahim Yeter
Postdoctoral Researcher

Graduate Students

Murat Akarsu
Graduate Research Assistant
Saira Anwar
Graduate Research Assistant
Maurina Aranda
Temporary Service - Data Categorizing
(765) 494-7551
Chanel Beebe
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Tikyna Dandridge
George Washington Carver Fellowship
Amy Dunford
Graduate Research Assistant
Hoda Ehsan
Graduate Research Assistant
Molly Goldstein
Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship
Damji Heo
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Avneet Hira
Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship
James Holly
Graduate Administrative/Professional
Amanda Johnston
Graduate Teaching Assista
Richard Lie
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Ruben Lopez
Graduate Research Assistant
Anthony Lowe
Graduate Research Assistant
Kayla Maxey
Graduate Research Assistant
Hillary Merzdorf
Graduate Research Assistant
Jessica Rush Leeker
Graduate Research Assistant
Emilie Siverling
Graduate Teaching Assistant

UPRISE

Rachel Baker
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Rohan Balel
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Maizey Benner
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Zachary Beyer
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Leony Boudreau
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Thomas Cody
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Morgon Cosby
Undergraduate Research Assistant
David Czerwonky
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Yuqin Duan
Undergraduate Research Assistant
BRK 2076
Nathaniel Eckhart
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Calvin England
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Kian Farahbakhshian
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Emma Feldman
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Anna Francis
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Utkuhan Genc
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Abigail Gentry
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Melissa Gillbanks
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sophia Gould
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Hyeonkyeong Gwon
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Connor Hage
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Emily Haluschak
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Daniel Irby
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Emily Jones
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Ian Kinney
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Andrew Lake
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Noah Mains
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Rhea Manocha
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Jazmyne Mehay
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Daniel Meulbroek
Undergraduate Research Assistant
(765) 494-2640
Robert Mitchell
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Audrey Moeller
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Alessandra Napoli
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Carson Ohland
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Dan Qiao
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Ryan Rotundo
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Koustav Samaddar
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Daniel Schembri Wismayer
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Binoy Shah
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Elizabeth Shu
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sabrina Singh
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Garrett Stocksdale
Undergraduate Research Assistant
William Stuckey
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Marisa Swift
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Hamza Tanzeem
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Aaron Thielmeyer
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Nakul Upadhya
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Mika Vesterqvist
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Rebecca Wasserott
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sarah Whisman
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Austin Zadoks
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Xintong Zheng
Undergraduate Research Assistant