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Core EESD Program Faculty

Jennifer Bekki

Jennifer Bekki

Jennifer Bekki
Associate Professor & Associate Director of The Polytechnic School
Engineering, Engineering Education Systems and Design

Research Interests
Promote systemic changes within the higher education environment with the goal of making necessary improvements to: doctoral + online student persistence, faculty + student mentorship, and the doctoral experience for women, Students of Color, and Women of Color in STEM.

jennifer.bekki@asu.edu
480-727-5127
Polytechnic campus, PRLTA 335E

Samantha Brunhaver

Samantha Brunhaver

Samantha Brunhaver
Assistant Professor
Engineering Programs, Engineering Education Systems and Design

Research Interests
Engineering education and workforce development, academic/professional persistence, career pathways, school-to-work transition, individual and organizational adaptability, culture and equity in engineering workplaces, online education, faculty mentorship and development, project-based learning, mixed-methods and longitudinal research design

Samantha.Brunhaver@asu.edu
480-727-1883
Polytechnic Campus, PRLTA 330H

Adam Carberry

Adam Carberry

Adam Carberry
Associate Professor & Engineering Education Program Chair
Engineering Programs, Engineering Education Systems and Design

Research Interests
Pre-college engineering education, engineering faculty mentorship, faculty pedagogical risk-taking, project-based learning, engineering for one planet, alternative grading systems, reflection, self-efficacy, engineering intuition, entrepreneurial mindset

Adam.Carberry@asu.edu
480-727-5122
Polytechnic campus, PRLTA 330G

Brooke Coley

Brooke Coley

Brooke Coley
Assistant Professor
Engineering Programs, Engineering Education Systems and Design

Research Interests
Engineering education and innovation, mental health, social justice, virtual reality, inclusive pedagogies

Shawn Jordan

Shawn Jordan
Shawn Jordan
Associate Professor
Engineering Programs, Engineering Education Systems and Design

Research Interests
Context in engineering design education, the maker community, culturally relevant pedagogy, virtual teams, k-12 engineering education, entrepreneurship, cross-disciplinarity, creativity, innovation, and human-centered design

Shawn.S.Jordan@asu.edu
480-727-1405
Polytechnic Campus, PRLTA 335U

Nadia Kellam

Nadia Kellam

Nadia Kellam
Associate Professor
Engineering Programs, Engineering Education Systems and Design

Research Interests
Power and privilege on interdisciplinary faculty teams, power as experienced by gender and sexual minority students, narrative research methods, engineering faculty’s transitions to student-centered learning, empathetic teaching, change agency, and makerspaces as spaces of empowerment for students from minoritized groups.

Nadia.Kellam@asu.edu
480-727-1917
Polytechnic Campus, PRLTA 330F

Ann McKenna

Ann McKenna
Professor & Vice Dean for Strategic Advancement

Research Interests
Engineering faculty mentorship, entrepreneurial thinking/mindset in engineering education and research, design teaching and learning, inclusivity in higher education engineering structures and policies

Ann.Mckenna@asu.edu
(480) 727-5619

Dina Verdin

Dina Verdin

Dina Verdin
Assistant Professor
Engineering Programs, Engineering Education Systems and Design

Research Interests
Persistence of underrepresented students (first-generation college students, students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, Latinx students, women), access to engineering (What K-12 experiences fostered an interest in engineering? What type of experiences can be developed to promote interest development for minoritized students?), identity congruence (How do students multiple identities support or hinder the development of an engineering identity? How are engineering identities developed and sustained over time?)

Below please find the complete list of faculty approved to serve as chair, co-chair, or committee members for the EESD program.