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Program Steering Faculty for the EESD PhD Program

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

Dina Verdin

Dina Verdin

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

Research Interests
Science and engineering education, undergraduate persistence, Latina/o studies, funds of knowledge in higher education, engineering identity development, student agency, applying critical lens to quantitative data analysis

Nadia Kellam

Nadia Kellam
Nadia Kellam
Associate Professor & Program Chair
Engineering Programs, Engineering Education Systems and Design

Research Interests
Science and engineering education, diversity, diverse learners and educational equity, LGBTQ studies

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

Ann McKenna

Ann McKenna
Vice Dean for Strategic Advancement

Research Interests
Diffusion and impact of educational innovations, design and innovation, teaching approaches of engineering faculty, and ecosystem of engineering education

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

Jennifer Bekki

Jennifer Bekki

Jennifer Bekki
Associate Director of The Polytechnic School
Associate Professor, Engineering

Research Interests
Online students, doctoral students, engineering student persistence, educational data mining, learner analytics, engineering faulty mentorship/development, experiences of women graduate students in STEM, assessment and measurement of engineering student and faulty outcomes, discrete event simulation technology, modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems

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 career pathways and career decision-making, persistence of undergraduate engineering students, professional engineering practice, school-to-work transition of engineers, faculty pedagogical risk-taking, user-centered design and project-based learning

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

Adam Carberry

Adam Carberry
Adam Carberry
Assistant Professor
Engineering Programs, Engineering Education Systems and Design

Research Interests
Engineering education, alternative grading systems, reflection, self-efficacy, epistemological beliefs, pedagogical risk-taking, entrepreneurial mindset, faculty mentorship, engineering education in secondary schools, engineering intuition

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