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Nadia Kellam

Nadia Kellam, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering Program

7171 E. Sonoran Arroyo Mall
Peralta Hall, 330F (map)
480-727-1917
Mail Code: 2180
Nadia.Kellam@asu.edu

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Expertise: engineering education research and complex systems

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Nadia Kellam is an associate professor in the Polytechnic School, one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. Prior to this position, she was an associate professor at the University of Georgia, where she was co-director of the interdisciplinary engineering education research program CLUSTER.

Kellam is interested in understanding how engineering students develop their professional identity, synergistic learning and the role of emotion in student learning. One of her recent research projects uncovered the narratives of exemplar engineering faculty that have successfully transitioned to student-centered teaching strategies.

She designed the environmental engineering synthesis and design studios, and the design spine for the mechanical engineering program at the University of Georgia. She is engaged in mentoring early career faculty within the PEER National Collaborative.

In 2013 she was selected to be a National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Faculty Member.

Education
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2006
M.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2004
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2002
B.S. Physics, College of Charleston, 2002

Awards
Frontiers of Engineering Education Faculty Member, National Academy of Engineering, 2013
Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Faculty Fellow, National Academy of Engineering, 2007
Lilly Teaching Fellow, University of Georgia, Center for Teaching and Learning, 2007-2009

Recent Publications

Guyotte, K., Sochacka, N., Costantino, T., Kellam, N., and Walther, J. (2015). Collaborative Creativity in STEAM: Narratives of Art Education Students’ Experiences in Transdisciplinary Spaces. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 16(15), 1-38.

Kellam, N., Gerow, K., & Walther, J. (2015). Narrative Analysis in Engineering Education Research: Exploring Ways of Constructing Narratives to have Resonance with the Reader and Critical Research Implications. Proceedings of the Educational Research Methods Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Intl. Mtg., Seattle, WA, Paper #13617.

Kellam, N., Walther, J., Wilson, G., Gerow, K., & Lande, M. (2015). Uncovering the Role of Emotion in Learning through First- and Second-Year Engineering Students’ Narratives. The 6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES), Dublin, Ireland.

Guyotte, K., Sochacka, N., Costantino, T., Walther, J. and Kellam, N. (2014). STEAM as Social Practice: Cultivating Creativity in Transdisciplinary Spaces. Art Education, 26(6), 12-19.

Costantino, T., Guyotte, K., Kellam, N. and Walther J. (2014). Seeing Experiences of Interdisciplinarity through Student Artwork: Exploring Different Approaches to Analysis. International Review of Qualitative Research, 7(2), 217-35.

Walther, J., N. Sochacka, and Kellam, N. (2013). Quality in interpretive engineering education research: Reflections on an Example Study. Journal of Engineering Education, 102(4), 626-59.

Kellam, N. N., Walther, J., Costantino, T., and Cramond, B. (2013). Integrating the Engineering Curriculum through the Synthesis and Design Studio. Advances in Engineering Education, 3(3), 1-33.

Walther, J., Sochacka, N., & Kellam, N. N. (2012). Challenges to ensuring quality in qualitative research: A procedural view. Proceedings of the Educational Research Methods Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Intl. Mtg., San Antonio, TX, Paper #4659.

Walther, J., Sochacka, N., & Kellam, N. N. (2012). Challenges to ensuring quality in qualitative research: A procedural view. Proceedings of the Educational Research Methods Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Intl. Mtg., San Antonio, TX, Paper #4659.

Sochacka, N., Guyotte, K., Walther, J., Kellam, N. N., & Costantino, T. (2013). Faculty Reflections on a STEAM-Inspired Interdisciplinary Studio Course. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Intl. Mtg., Atlanta, GA, Paper #6555.

Miller, S., Walther, J., & Kellam, N. N. (2012). Social Work and Environmental Engineering: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Educating Reflective Practitioners. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education 58th Annual Program Meeting, Washington DC.

Walther, J., Miller, S., & Kellam, N. N. (2012). Exploring the role of empathy in engineering communication through a transdisciplinary dialogue. Proceedings of the ASEE Intl. Mtg., San Antonio, TX.