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Boynton
Dr. Matthew Boynton

Engineering Coordinator,
Tennessee Telecommunication Association

Advisor:  Marie C. Paretti

Dissertation:  People not Print: Exploring Engineering Future Possible Self Development in Rural Areas of Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau

                                                                                              
ButlerDr. Wm. Michael Butler
Associate Professor of Practice at Virginia Tech

Advisor:  Richard M. Goff

Dissertation: The Impact of Simulation-Based Learning in Aircraft Design on Aerospace Student
Preparedness for Engineering Practice: A Mixed Methods Approach
                                                                                            
Brozina
Dr. Cory Brozina
Assistant Professor and Director of the First-Year Engineering program at Youngstown State University

Advisor:  David Knight

Dissertation:  Learning Analylitics: Understanding First-year Engineering students through Connected Student Centered data
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Brown
Dr. Philip Brown
Assistant Professor, Rutgers University

Advisor:  Holly M. Matusovich

Dissertation:  Content and Choices:Exploring Career Goals in Undergraduate Students
CCarrico

Dr. Cheryl Carrico

Owner, Cheryl Carrico Consulting, LLC

Advisor: Holly M. Matusovich

  Dissertation: Voices in the Mountains: A Qualitative Study Exploring Factors Influencing Appalachian High School Students\' Engineering Career Goals  

                                                                                               

Crede
Dr. Erin Crede
Maintenance Officer
USAF-Guard &
Adjunct Faculty
at the Aerospace and Ocean Engineering,Virginia Tech

Advisor:  Maura Borrego

 Disseration:  Organization and Retention of Students in Graduate Engineering Research Groups
Cross
Dr. Kelly Cross
Post Doctoral Reseacher at
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Advisor:  Marie C. Paretti

Dissertation:  The Experiences of African-American Males on Multiracial Student Teams in Engineering



Cutler
Dr. Stephanie Cutler
Assessment and Instructional Support Specalist at Penn State University

Advisor:  Maura Borrego

Dissertation:  How Static is the Statics Classroom? An investigation into how innovations, specifically Research-Based Instructional Strategies, are adopted into the Statics classroom

 Delgoshaei
Dr. Parhum Delgoshaei
Research Associate and Instructor at the Department of Architectural Engineering (AE) at Penn State University

Advisor:  Vinod K. Lohani

Dissertation:  Design and Implementation of a Real-Time Environmental Monitoring Lab with Applications in Sustanibility Education

Goncher
Dr. Andrea Goncher
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology

Advisor:  Aditya Johri

Dissertation:  Contextual Shaping of Student Design Practices: The Role of Constraint in First-Year Engineering Design


Hixson
Dr. Cory Hixson
Assistant Professor of Experiential Engineering Education (ExEEd)
Rowan University College of Engineering

Advisor:  Marie C. Paretti

Dissertation:  Exploring Engineering Faculty Members' Experiences with University Commercialization Utilizing Systems Thinking
                                                                                               
 Hunter
Dr. Deirdre Hunter
Instructor at the George R. Brown School of
Engineering
at Rice University

Advisor:  Holly Matusovich

Dissertation:  Implementing Problem-based Learning in Introductory Engineering Courses: A Qualitative Investigation of Facilitation Strategies

                                                                                            
 
Kusano
Dr. Stephanie Kusano
Assessment and Evaluation Postdoctoral Research Associate at
University of Michigan, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

Advisor:  Aditya Johri
             Lisa McNair

Dissertation: Beyond Classroom:Understanding the Educational Significance of Non-Curricular Engineering Design Experience



LeeDr. Walter Lee
Assistant Professor,

Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech

Advisor:  Holly Matusovich


Dissertation:  Providing Co-Curricular Support: A Multi-Case Study of Engineering Student Support Centers
KajfezDr. Rachel Louis Kajfez
Assistant Professor of Practice at Ohio State University

Advisor:   
Holly Matusovich


Disssertation:  The Motivation and Identity Development of Graduate Teaching Assistants in First-Year Engineering Programs

Novoselich
Dr. Brian Novoselich
Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy

Advisor:  David Knight

Dissertation:  Investigating Shared Leadership in Undergraduate Capstone Design Project



McCord
Dr. Rachel McCord
Thinking About Thinking in Study Groups: Studying Engineering Students' Use of Metacognition in Naturalistic Setting

Advisor:  Holly Matusovich

Dissertation:  Thinking About Thinking in Study Groups: Studying Engineering Students' Use of Metacognition in Naturalistic Setting

Mohammadi
Dr. Jean Mohammadi-Aragh
Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University

Advisor:  Christopher B. Williams

Dissertation:  Characterizing Student Attention in Technology-Infused Classrooms Using Real-time Active Window Data

Moore
Dr. Jacob Moore
Assisstant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State Mont Alto

Advisor:  Christopher B. Williams

Dissertation:  Promoting Conceptual Understanding via Adaptive Concept Maps

Mullin
Dr. Jennifer Mullin
Adjunct Instructor
Santa Clara University

Advisor:  Vinod K. Lohani

Dissertation: Investigations of Student and Team Creativity on an Introductory Engineering Design Project

murzi
Dr. Homero Murzi
Academic Researcher at University of Queensland

Advisor:  Lisa D. McNair

Dissertation:  Understanding Diminsions of Displinary Culture in Undergraduate Students
PembridgeDr. James Pembridge
Assistant Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Advisor:  Marie C. Paretti


Dissertation:  Mentoring in Engineering Capstone Design Courses: Beliefs and Practices across Disciplines

Sevilla
Dr. Kevin Sevilla
Lecturer at
Charles Sturt University

Advisors:  Marie C. Paretti
                  Maura J. Borrego

Dissertation:  Virtual Socialization in Engineering Education: Identifying the Impacts of a Socializer-Based Intervention on Second-Year Engineering Students

SmithC
Dr. Courtney Smith
Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineerin at UNC Charlotte

Advisor:  Marie C. Paretti

Dissertation:  The Intersecting Perspective: African American Female Experiences with Faculty Mentoring in Undergraduate Engineering

Stanton
Dr. Kenneth Stanton
CFO at Narasi Coaching in
Fort Collins

Advisor:  Richard M. Goff

Dissertation:  Engineering Faculty Motivation for and Engagement in Formative Assessment
Steinhauer
Dr. Heidi Streinhauer
Department Chair - Engineering Fundamentals at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Advisor:  Lisa D. McNair

Dissertation:  Assessment of First-Year Engineering Students' Spatial Visualization Skills

Teo
Dr. Hon Jie Teo
Faculty in the Department of Career and Technology Teacher Education at New York City College of Technology (City Tech)

Advisors:  Aditya Johri
                    Vinod K Lohani

Dissertation: Knowledge Creation Analytics for Online Engineering Learning

Thomas
Dr. Lauren Thomas
Sr. Research Scientist & STEM Education Leader,
University of Washington

Advisor:  Maura Borrego

Dissertation:  Preparing and Progressing: A Narrative Study of Optics and Photonics Graduate Students’ Identity-Trajectory
VentersDr. Christopher Venters
Teaching Assistant Professor at East Carolina University

Advisor:   
Lisa D. McNair


Dissertation:  Using Writing Assignments to Promote Conceptual Knowledge Development in Engineering Statics

winters
Dr. Katherine Winters
Research Civil Engineer at US Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg, Mississippi

Advisor: Holly Matusovich

Dissertation:  Career Goals and Actions of Early Career Engineering Graduates
 
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