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Jennifer Bekki

Jennifer M. Bekki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering

Graduate Program Chair
Engineering Education Systems and Design, P.h.D Program

7171 E. Sonoran Arroyo Mall
Peralta Hall, 335E (map)
Mail Code: 2080
(480)727-5127
jennifer.bekki@asu.edu


Research website (ASU CareerWISE)
ASU Directory page
LinkedIn profile

Areas of expertise: online learning, educational data mining/learner analytics (particularly applied to online learning), engineering student persistence, STEM graduate students (particularly women graduate students), discrete event simulation methodology, modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems.

Profile
Jennifer M. Bekki is an associate professor in the Polytechnic School, one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. She joined the faculty in 2008 after completing her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at ASU, and she teaches a wide range of courses in the engineering and manufacturing engineering programs as well as programs in the Engineering Education Systems and Design PhD program. Her research interests include educational data mining/learner analytics, student persistence, STEM graduate students, online learning, modeling and analysis of complex manufacturing systems, and the development of new discrete event simulation methodologies.

Bekki is the co-director of the interdisciplinary ASU CareerWISE research program, which strives to: 1) increase women’s persistence in science and engineering doctoral programs through the development and evaluation of the efficacy of an online resilience and interpersonal communication training program and 2) characterize the experiences of women who are pursuing and leaving Ph.D. programs in science and engineering and use this characterization to develop theoretical models of these same women’s persistence.

She is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) and is one of the faculty advisors for the WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) student group on campus.

Education
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University, 2008
M.S.E., Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University, 2006
B.S.E., Bioengineering, Arizona State University, 1998

Awards

  • Selection to the 2013 National Academy of Engineers Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium.
  • Department of Engineering, Teaching Recognition Award, 2013, Arizona State University (Faculty Award).
  • College of Technology and Innovation 2012 Excellence in Diversity Award (Faculty/Staff Award)

Recent publications

Azarnoush, B., Paynabar, K., Bekki, J.M., & Runger, G.C. (2016). Monitoring temporal homogeneity in network streams. Journal of Quality Technology, 48(1), 1 – 16.

Wilkins, K., Bernstein, B., & Bekki, J.M. (2015). Measuring communication skills: Development of the STEM-interpersonal communication skills assessment battery. Journal of Engineering Education, 104(4), 433-453.

Primé, D., Bernstein, B.L., Wilkins, K.G., & Bekki, J.M. (2015). Measuring the advising alliance for female graduate students in science and engineering: An emerging structure. Journal of Career Assessment, 23 (1), 64-78.

Dawson, A., Bernstein, B.L., Wilkins, K., & Bekki, J.M. (2015). Honing interpersonal communication skills for difficult situations: Evidence for the effectiveness of an online instructional resource. In Proceedings of the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference.

Bekki, J.M., Bernstein, B.L. Fabert, N.S., Gildar, N.J., & Way, A. (2014). Efficacy of an online resource for teaching interpersonal problem solving skills to women graduate students in engineering,” Advances in Engineering Education, Summer 2014, 1 – 27.

Primé, D., Bernstein, B.L., Wilkins, K.G., & Bekki, J.M. (2014). Measuring the advising alliance for female graduate students in science and engineering: An emerging structure. Journal of Career Assessment. doi: 10.1177/1069072714523086 (available online now at http://jca.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/03/06/1069072714523086?papetoc; print version with associated page numbers forthcoming).

Dawson, A.E., Bernstein, B.L.., & Bekki, J.M. (2014). Providing the psychosocial benefits of mentoring to women in STEM: CareerWISE as an online solution, forthcoming in [Special issue] New Directions in Higher Education.

Bekki, J.M., Chen, X., & Batur, D. (2014). Steady-state quantile parameter estimation: Empirical comparison of stochastic kriging and quantile regression, to appear in A. Tolk, S. D. Diallo, I. O. Ryzhov, L. Yilmaz, S. Buckley, & J. A. Miller (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference.

Azarnoush, B., Bekki, J.M., Runger, G.C., Bernstein, B.L., & Atkinson, R.K. (2013). Toward a framework for learner segmentation. Journal of Educational Data Mining, 5(2), 102-126, available online at: http://www.educationaldatamining.org/JEDM/index.php/JEDM/article/view/45/.

Bekki, J.M., Smith, M.L., Bernstein, B.L., & Harrison, C.J. (2013). Effects of an online personal resilience training program for women in STEM doctoral programs. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 19(1), 17 – 35.

Azarnoush, B., Bekki, J.M., Bernstein, B.L., & Runger, G.C. (2013). An associative based approach to analyzing an online learning environment. In the Proceedings of the 2013 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference (paper ID # 7142).

Primé, D., Bernstein, B.L., Way, A., Hita, L., Liddell, T., Sarma, A., & Bekki, J.M. (2013). Development of an internet-delivered communication curriculum for graduate women in STEM. In the Proceedings of the 2013 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference (paper ID # 7544).

Hynes, M., Carberry, A., Bekki, J.M., Lande, M., & McKenna, A. (2013). What do engineers need to know: On the economics of product design, supply chain, and manufacturing. In Proceedings of the 2013 Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES).

Bekki, J.M., Butler, C., & Dalrymple, O. (2012). A mastery-based learning approach for undergraduate engineering program. In Proceedings of the 2012 ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (915 – 920).

Wilkins, K.G., Bernstein, B.L., Bekki, J.M., Harrison, C.J., & Atkinson, R.K. (2012). Development of the science technology engineering and mathematics – active listening skills assessment (STEM-ALSA). In Proceedings of the 2012 ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (1218 – 1223).