EESD Students and Alumni

Current Students

Hadi Ali

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Hadi Ali

Focus:

  • Adaptability, risk-taking and value-making
  • Future of work and curricular innovation as complex adaptive systems
  • Data, systems and society

Ieshya Anderson

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Ieshya Anderson

Focus:

  • Exploring culturally responsive education in STEM
  • Participatory engineering
  • Curricular design and instructional strategies for engineering education
  • Perceptions of engineering in communities 

Jemal Halkiyo

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Jemal Halkiyo

Focus:

  • Exploring barriers to quality international engineering education
  • Theory to practice disconnect in engineering teaching and learning in Ethiopia
  • Diversifying engineering education in Ethiopia, specifically gender diversity

Javeed Kittur

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Javeed Kittur

Focus:

  • Persistence of students in online undergraduate engineering courses
  • Data analytics in engineering education
  • Engagement of novice engineering education researchers in conducting engineering education research
  • Engineering faculty preparedness in cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains of learning

Zhen Zhao

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Zhen Zhao

Focus:

  • Engineering graduate student professional skills development, specifically the interconnection between leadership and mentorship
  • Evaluation of engineering education and outreach program processes, outcomes and impacts
  • Engineering graduate student attrition

Alumni

Wen Huang

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Wen Huang
Postdoctoral fellow at Southern Methodist University – Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Focus:

  • Multimodal learning
  • Embodied cognition
  • Advanced pedagogy in education, particularly in STEM education

“ASU’s EESD program is the place where I started my research dream. Thanks to the faculty, course instruction and research guidance for helping me find my research interests and conduct meaningful studies during my PhD education. In general, I have formed two research directions: the pedagogy of engineering course instruction and the interactive learning environment. I will explore the potential of integrating the interactive learning environment into the engineering/STEM course instruction during my post-doctoral period.”

Mark Huerta

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Mark Huerta
Visiting assistant professor, Department of Engineering Education, Virginia Tech

Focus:

  • authentic and experiential learning
  • project-based learning in first-year design courses
  • service learning in engineering education
  • humanitarian engineering
  • professional development and mentorship
  • mindfulness in engineering education

“Through the EESD program, I was able to connect with outstanding faculty that are passionate about improving engineering education. I developed a systems-level view of engineering education and learned the best practices for conducting effective research within the field. The EESD program also helped shape my teaching perspective and prepared me well to be a successful faculty member.”

Eunsil Lee

Eunsil Lee
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Education, Virginia Tech

Focus:

  • sense of belonging & Inclusion
  • interpersonal interactions
  • underrepresented
  • underserved students

“Every experience in the EESD program was learning that prepared me as an educator and researcher in engineering education. I learned how to conduct research while being involved in the rigorous research processes within the community of faculty and peers who respect and value different perspectives. I learned how to teach and mentor students through my first-hand experience of being supported by my advisors and other faculty members in the EESD program who truly care about their students. And now, I am witnessing how my learning in the EESD community is translating into practice in my current position – Thank you, EESD!”

Michael Sheppard

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Michael Sheppard
Quality Engineer at Certa Scienta Consulting
Engineering instructor

Focus:

  • Multidisciplinary engineering curriculum design
  • Strengths-based research
  • Military veterans in engineering
  • Transitions of survivors of trauma

“Never have I felt more supported in my academic pursuits than during my time as a student of the engineering education systems and design program at ASU. The faculty fostered my development as a researcher of engineering education and adjacent fields such as healthcare, quality and social justice. Through my studies and experiences, I have gained a better understanding of research-based teaching practices which continue to inform my decisions as a practitioner of engineering instruction and operational efficiency in industry.”