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Ashish Agrawal
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Ashish Agrawal
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Advisor: Dr. Lisa McNair

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • International Student and Faculty Experiences
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Intercultural Competence

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William Anderson
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William Anderson
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Advisor: Dr. Holly Matusovich

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Conceptual Change in Nuclear Engineering and Nuclear Industry Training
  • Motivation for students to pursue Engineering vs Liberal Arts
  • Course Design for Engineering in Liberal Arts
  • Gaming and Engineering Education

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Mayra S Artiles
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Mayra S Artiles
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Advisor: Dr. Holly Matusovich

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Motivation in Engineering Higher Education
  • Broadening Participation in Engineering
  • Higher Education Diversity Policies

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Debarati Basu
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Debarati Basu
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Advisor: Dr. Vinod Lohani

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum design
  • Computer Assisted Learning Systems

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Ramon Benitez
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Ramon Benitez
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Advisor: Dr. Holly Matusovich

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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Sreyoshi Bhaduri
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Sreyoshi Bhaduri
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Advisor: Dr. Holly Matusovich

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Exploratory Statistical Data Analytics
  • Women in Engineering

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Karis Boyd
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Karis Boyd
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Advisor: Dr. Walter Lee

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Diversity
  • Student Retention
  • Engineering Student Support

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Daniel Brogan
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Daniel Brogan
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Advisor: Dr. Vinod Lohani

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Watershed Education via the Online Watershed Learning System (OWLS)
  • Situated Learning - Remote Labs - Cyberlearning - Hybrid Instruction
  • Sensor applications - Real-time high-frequency watershed

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Bushra Chowdhury
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Bushra Chowdhury
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Advisor: Dr. Vinod Lohani

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Computational Thinking
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Informal Learning

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Juan Cruz-Bohorquez  
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Juan Cruz-Bohorquez  
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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Instructional Development 
  • Study skills 
  • Deep Learning

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Kirsten Davis
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Kirsten Davis
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Advisor: Dr. David Knight

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Engineering Study Abroad
  • Development of Intercultural Competency
  • International Collaboration
  • International Higher Education

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Mike Ekoniak
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Mike Ekoniak
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Advisor: Dr. Marie Paretti

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Peer Assessment
  • Diversity in Engineering
  • Global Engineering Education
  • Engineering Professionalism and Ethics

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Joshua Garcia-Sheridan
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Joshua Garcia-Sheridan
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Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Reid

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Games in Education
  • Course/Program Design

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Chris Gewirtz
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Chris Gewirtz
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Advisor: Dr. Lisa McNair

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Engineering with Community
  • Tacit Knowledge in Engineering

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Andrew Gillen
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Andrew Gillen
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Advisor: Dr. Jake Grohs

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Integration of Engineering into Traditional K-12 Subject Areas
  • Teaching Experiences
  • Learning Standards
  • Professional Development

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Cassandra Groen
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Cassandra Groen
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Advisor: Dr. Lisa McNair

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Professional Identity Formation of Engineering Students
  • Writing-to-Learn Interventions as a learning tool in engineering classrooms
  • Discourse and Communication

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Janice Hall
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Janice Hall
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Advisor: Dr. Holly Matusovich

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Competency based education
  • Intersectionality (veteran and engineering identity)
  • Educational Policy
  • Alternative pathways into engineering

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Cynthia Hampton
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Cynthia Hampton
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Advisor: Dr. Holly Matusovich

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Diversity
  • Motivation
  • Social Justice & Access
  • Institutional Policy

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Indhira Hasbun
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Indhira Hasbun
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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Citizen Engineering Identity Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Informal Learning
  • Broadening Participation

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Amy Hermundstad
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Amy Hermundstad
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Advisor: Dr. Marie Paretti

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Retention
  • Diversity
  • Global Engineering

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Yousef Jalali
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Yousef Jalali
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Advisor: Dr. Vinod Lohani

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Liberal Engineering Education 
  • Theoretical and Applied Ethics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Process Operators Training 

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Andrew Katz
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Andrew Katz
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Advisor: Dr. Donna Riley

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Liberal Education in Engineering 
  • Interdisciplinary skills

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Timothy Kinoshita
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Timothy Kinoshita
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Advisor: Dr. David Knight

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Academic Organizations
  • Graduate Education
  • Global Engineering
  • Curricular Efficiency

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Racheida Lewis
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Racheida Lewis
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Advisor: Dr. Marie Paretti

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • First year engineering experiences
  • Minority support systems in engineering
  • 9-12 Engineering Preparation

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Bram Lewis
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Bram Lewis
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Advisor: Dr. Richard Goff

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Cyber-security Education
  • Learning trajectories and career pathways in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information Technology
  • Novice-to-Expert / Difficult concepts
  • Curriculum design and reform
  • Practicum / Theory balance

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Ben Lutz
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Ben Lutz
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Advisor: Dr. Marie Paretti

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Engineering design learning
  • School-to-work transitions
  • Workplace learning
  • Inclusion and diversity efforts
  • Problem-based learning and innovative pedagogies

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Darren Maczka
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Darren Maczka
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Advisor: Dr. Jake Grohs

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Computing and Cognition
  • Inclusivity
  • Identity

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Sarah Masters
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Sarah Masters
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Advisor: Dr. Donna Riley

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Equity & Social Justice in Engineering
  • Retention
  • Women & LGBTQ+ People

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Stephanie M Matos
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Stephanie M Matos
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Advisor: Dr. Donna Riley

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Engineering Culture
  • Institutional Behavior
  • Women & Racial Minorities in Engineering
  • Responsible Civic Engagement
  • Service Learning as a Pedagogical Practice in Engineering

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John Morelock
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John Morelock
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Advisor: Dr. Holly Matusovich

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Game-aided pedagogy
  • Class design as game design
  • Student motivation

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Andrea Ogilvie
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Andrea Ogilvie
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Advisor: Dr. David Knight

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Broadening Participation in STEM
  • Access & Retention Issues in Engineering
  • Academic Support Programs
  • Global Competency & Professional Formation of Engineers
  • Higher Education Policy Issues

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Desen Ozkan
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Desen Ozkan
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Advisor: Dr. Diana Bairaktarova

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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David Reeping
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David Reeping
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Advisor: Dr. Holly Matusovich

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • First Year Course Articulation
  • Assessment
  • P-12 Engineering Policy

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Jeremy Smith
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Jeremy Smith
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Advisor: Dr. Vinod Lohani

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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Michelle Soledad
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Michelle Soledad
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Advisor: Dr. Jake Grohs

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Faculty Development
  • Data-informed Reflective Practice

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Elizabeth Spingola
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Elizabeth Spingola
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Advisor: Dr. David Knight

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Culture
  • Diversity
  • Disabilities 
  • Access difficulties for peoples identifying with cognitive/learning disabilities with Website/virtual environments  
  • Human Centered Design 
  • K-12

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Adetoun Taiwo
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Adetoun Taiwo
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Advisor: Dr. Diana Bairaktarova

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Pathways
  • Global Education
  • K-12 Education and it's impact on building an innovative mindset

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Ashley Taylor
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Ashley Taylor
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Advisor: Dr. Holly Matusovich

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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Lily Virguez
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Lily Virguez
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Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Reid

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • First Year Engineering Programs
  • Student Motivation 
  • Program Assessment
  • Diversity in Engineering

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Sarah Williams
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Sarah Williams
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Advisor: Dr. Holly Matusovich

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • self-efficacy
  • motivation
  • engineering culture

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Glenda Young
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Glenda Young
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Advisor: Dr. David Knight

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
DEGREEDEPARTMENTSCHOOL

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Academic and industry partnership
  • Broadening participation
  • Workforce development

 
Engineering Education at Virginia Tech


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