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Lord, Susan

Books

Chapters of Books or Articles within Books

  • With Chen, J., "Curriculum Design in the Middle Years" in Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research (CHEER). B. Olds and A. Johri, editors, (Cambridge University Press, New York, NY), ISBN 978-1-107-01410-7. 2014.
  • "Service-Learning in Engineering at the University of San Diego: Thoughts on First Implementation" in Projects that Matter: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Engineering (AAHE's Series in Service-Learning in the Disciplines). E.Tsang, editor, (American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC). 2000.

Journal Articles

  • With M. W. Ohland, R. A. Layton, and M. M. Camacho, "Beyond Pipeline and Pathways: Ecosystem Metrics," Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 108, no. 1, pp. 32-56, 2019.
  • With Petropulu, A., "Improving the Diversity of Faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering (iREDEFINE ECE)," Proc. IEEE, vol. 106, no. 2, pp. 214-218, 2018.
  • With Adam, G., Harlow, D., and Kautz, C., "Conceptual Understanding of the P-N Diode among Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Students," International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), vol. 33, no. 1A, pp. 261-271, 2017.
  • With Adam, G., Harlow, D., and Kautz, C., "Micro- and Macroscale Ideas of Current among Upper Division Electrical Engineering Students," IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 183-190, 2017.
  • With Pilotte, M., Ohland, M., Layton, R., and Orr, M., "Student Demographics and Outcomes in Industrial Engineering," International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), vol. 33, no. 2A, pp. 506-518, 2017.
  • With Sgoutas-Emch, S., Baird, L., Myers, P., and Camacho, M., "We're Not All White Men: Using a Cohort/Cluster Approach to Diversify Faculty Hiring in STEM," Thought and Action, vol. 32, no. 1-Summer, pp. 91-107, 2016.
  • With Layton, R. and Ohland, M., "A Multi-institution Study of Student Demographics and Outcomes for Electrical and Computer Engineering Students in the U.S.A.," IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 141-150, 2015.
  • With Brawner, C., Layton, R., Ohland, M., and Long, R., "Factors Affecting Women's Persistence in Chemical Engineering," International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), vol. 31, no. 6A, pp. 1431-1447, 2015.
  • With Orr, M., Ramirez, N., Layton, R., and Ohland, M., "Student choice and persistence in Aerospace Engineering," Journal of Aerospace Information Systems (JAIS), vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 365-373, 2015.
  • With Ohland, M. and Layton, R., "Student Demographics and Outcomes in Civil Engineering in the U.S.," Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, vol. 141, no. 4, pp. p1-7, 2015.
  • With Layton, R., Ohland, M., Brawner, C., and Long, R., "A Multi-institution Study of Student Demographics and Outcomes in Chemical Engineering," Chemical Engineering Education, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 223-230, 2014.
  • With Chen, J. and McGaughey, K., "Assessing Engineering Students as Lifelong Learners," International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 1063-1071, 2014.
  • With Orr, M., Layton, R., and Ohland, M., "Student Demographics and Outcomes for Mechanical Engineering Students in the U.S.," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 48-60, 2014.
  • With Stefanou, C., Prince, M., and Chen, J., "The Effect of Classroom Gender Composition on Students' Development of Self-Regulated Learning Competencies," International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 333-342, 2014.
  • With Camacho, M., "Latinos and the Exclusionary Space of Engineering Education," Latino Studies, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 103-112, 2013.
  • With Stefanou, C., Stolk, J., Prince, M., and Chen, J., "Self-regulation and autonomy in problem- and project-based learning environments," Active Learning in Higher Education, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 109-122, 2013.
  • With Martinez-Mediano, C., "Lifelong Learning Competencies Program for Engineers," International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 130-143, 2012.
  • With Prince, M., Stefanou, C., Stolk, J., and Chen, J., "The Effect of Different Active Learning Environments on Student Outcomes Related to Lifelong Learning," International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 606-620, 2012.
  • With Brawner, C., Camacho, M., Long, R., and Ohland, M., "Women in Industrial Engineering: Stereotypes, Persistence, and Perspectives," Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 101, no. 2, pp. 288-318, 2012.
  • With Camacho, M., "Quebrando Fronteras: Trends among Latino and Latina Undergraduate Engineers," Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 134-146, 2011.
  • With Ohland, M., Brawner, C., Camacho, M., Layton, R., Long, R., and Wasburn, M., "Race, Gender, and Measures of Success in Engineering Education," Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 100, no. 2, pp. 225-252, 2011.
  • With Layton, R. and Ohland, M., "Trajectories of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Students by Race and Gender," IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 610-618, 2011.
  • "Integrating Effective 'Writing to Communicate' Experiences in Engineering Courses: Guidelines and Examples," International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 196-204, 2009.
  • With Camacho, M., Layton, R., Long, R., Ohland, M., and Wasburn, M., "Who's persisting in engineering? A comparative analysis of female and male Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American and White students," Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 167-190, 2009.
  • With Malicky, D. and Huang, M., "A Design Methodology for Choosing an Optimal Pedagogy: the Pedagogy Decision Matrix," International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), vol. 23, pp. 325-337, 2007.
  • With Perry, L., "Tablet PC - Is it Worth it? A Preliminary comparison of several approaches to using Tablet PC in an engineering classroom," ASEE Computers in Education Journal, vol. 17, p. 66, 2007.
  • With Wu, Y., Xie, X., Hodiak, J., and Yu, P., "Multi-octave high dynamic range up-conversion optical-heterodyned microwave photonic link," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 16, p. 2332, 2004.
  • "Optoelectronics Experiments for First Year Engineering Students," IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 16-23, 2001.
  • With Ren, Y., Micovic, M., Cai, W., Mohney, S., Miller, D., and Mayer, T., "Effect of in-situ annealing on highly-mismatched In0.75Ga0.25As on InP grown using molecular beam epitaxy," Journal of Electronic Materials, vol. 28, p. 887, 1999.
  • With Seat, E., "Enabling Effective Engineering Teams: A Program for Teaching Interaction Skills," Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 88, p. 385, 1999.
  • With Kochhar, R., Hwang, W., Micovic, M., Mayer, T., and Miller, D., "Molecular Beam Epitaxy of Highly Mismatched In0.73Ga0.27As on InP for Near Infrared Photodetectors," Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, vol. 15, p. 316, 1997.
  • With Kim, S. and Harris, Jr., J., "Strain relaxation in compositionally graded epitaxial layers," vol. 14, p. 642, 1996.
  • With Switzer, G. and Krainak, M., "Using Fiber Gratings to Stabilize Laser Diode Wavelength Under Modulation for Atmospheric Lidar Transmitters," Electronics Letters, vol. 32, p. 561, 1996.
  • With Goorsky, M., Eldredge, J., and Harris, J., "Structural Properties of Highly Mismatched InGaAs-Based Devices Grown by MBE on GaAs Substrates," Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, vol. 12, p. 1034, 1994.
  • With Trezza, J., Larson, M., Pezeshki, B., and Harris, Jr., J., "1.3 µm Electroabsorption Reflection Modulators on GaAs," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 63, p. 806, 1993.
  • With Pezeshki, S., Kim, D., and Harris, Jr., J., "1.3 µm Exciton Resonances in InGaAs Quantum Wells Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy Using a Slowly Graded Buffer Layer," Journal of Crystal Growth, vol. 127, p. 759, 1993.
  • With Pezeshki, B. and Harris, Jr., J., "Electroabsorption Modulators Operating at 1.3 µm on GaAs Substrates," Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 25, p. S953, 1993.
  • With Trezza, J., Pezeshki, B., Larson, M., and Harris, Jr., J., "High Contrast Reflection Electro-absorption Modulators with Zero Phase Change," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 63, p. 452, 1993.
  • With Roos, G., Harris, Jr., J., and Johnson, N., "Hydrogen Passivation of Nonradiative Defects in InGaAs/AlxGa1-xAs Quantum Wells," Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 73, p. 740, 1993.
  • With Chui, H., Martinet, E., Fejer, M., and Harris, Jr., J., "Intersubband Transitions in High Indium Content InGaAs/AlGaAs Quantum Wells," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 63, p. 364, 1993.
  • With Trezza, J., Larson, M., and Harris, Jr., J., "Large, Low Voltage Absorption Changes and Absorption Bistability in GaAs/AlGaAs/InGaAs Asymmetric Coupled Quantum Wells," Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 74, p. 1972, 1993.
  • With Trezza, J., Larson, M., and Harris, Jr., J., "Low-voltage, low-chirp, absorptively bistable transmission modulators using type-IIA and type-IIB In0.3Ga0.7As/Al0.33Ga0.67/As/In0.15Ga0.85As asymmetric coupled quantum wells," Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 74, p. 6495, 1993.
  • With Liu, D., Pezeshki, B., and Harris, Jr., J., "Phase Characteristics of Reflection Electroabsorption Modulators," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 62, p. 2158, 1993.
  • With Roos, G., Pezeshki, B., Harris, Jr., J., and Johnson, N., "Enhancement of Photoluminescence Intensity in InGaAs/AlxGa1-xAs Quantum Wells by Hydrogenation," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 60, p. 2276, 1992.
  • With Pezeshki, B., Boykin, T., and Harris, Jr., J., "GaAs/AlAs Quantum Wells for Electroabsorption Modulators," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 60, p. 2779, 1992.
  • With Pezeshki, B. and Harris, Jr., J., "Investigation of High In Content InGaAs Quantum Wells Grown on GaAs by Molecular Beam Epitaxy," Electronics Letters, vol. 28, p. 1193, 1992.
  • With Bacher, K., Pezeshki, B., and Harris, Jr., J., "Molecular Beam Epitaxy Growth of Vertical Optical Cavity Structures with in situ Corrections," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 61, p. 1387, 1992.
  • With Pezeshki, B., Liu, D., and Harris, Jr., J., "Visible Wavelength Fabry-Perot Reflection Modulator Using Indirect-Gap AlGaAs/AlAs," Electronics Letters, vol. 28, p. 1170, 1992.
  • With Pezeshki, B., Boykin, T., Shoop, B., and Harris, Jr., J., "AlGaAs/AlAs QW Modulator for 6328 Å Operation," Electronics Letters, vol. 27, p. 1971, 1991.
  • With Pezeshki, B. and Harris, Jr., J., "Electroabsorptive Modulators in InGaAs/AlGaAs," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 59, p. 888, 1991.
  • With Pezeshki, B., Apte, R., and Harris, Jr., J., "Quantum Well Modulators for Optical Beam Steering Applications," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 3, p. 790, 1991.

Conference Papers and Other Media

  • With Hoople, G., Mejia, J., Chen, D., Dalrymple, O., Reddy, E., and Przestrzelski, B., "Creative Curriculum for Changemaking Engineers." WEEF-GEDC Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 2018.
  • With Przestrzelski, B. and Reddy, E., "Teaching social responsibility: A Conflict Minerals Module for an Electrical Circuits course." WEEF-GEDC Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 2018.
  • With Ohland, M., Layton, R., and Camacho, M., "All who wander are not lost - Examining outcomes for migrating engineering students using ecosystem metrics." Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, San Jose, CA, 2018.
  • With Przestrzelski, B. and Reddy, E., "Mission Possible: Blending the social and technical through an innovative biodesign challenge module for a materials science class." Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, San Jose, CA, 2018.
  • With Ohland, M., Orr, M., Layton, R., Brawner, C., Ramirez, N., and Long, R., "Expanding Access to and Participation in MIDFIELD (Year 2)." Proc. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.
  • With Atkinson, R., Mobley, C., Brawner, C., Main, J., and Camacho, M., "I Never Played the 'Girl Card': Experiences and Identity Intersections of Women Student Veterans in Engineering." Proc. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.
  • With Przestrzelski, B. and Reddy, E., "Integrating Social with Technical: 'Bring in your Trash' module for a Materials Science Class." Proc. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.
  • With Reddy, E., Przestrzelski, B., and Khalil, I., "Introducing Social Relevance and Global Context into the Introduction to Heat Transfer Course." Proc. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.
  • With Mobley, C., Brawner, C., Main, J., and Camacho, M., "Military Veteran Students' Pathways in Engineering Education (Year 4)." Proc. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.
  • With Petropulu, A., "Professional Development Program for Improving the Diversity of Faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering (iREDEFINE ECE)." Proc. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.
  • With Hoople, G., Mejia, J., and Chen, D., "Reimagining Energy: Deconstructing Traditional Engineering Silos using Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies." Proc. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.
  • With Mejia, J., Dalrymple, O., and Chen, D., "The Invisible: Conversations about -Isms and Power Relations in Engineering Courses." Proc. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.
  • With Roberts, C., Olson, R., Camacho, M., Huang, M., and Perry, L., "WIP: Developing Changemaking Engineers (Year 3)." Proc. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.
  • With Sukumaran, B., Maciejewski, A., Ingram, E., Sweeney, J., Martin, T., LeDoux, J., London, J., and Salzman, N., "WIP: Progress of the RED Revolution." Proc. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.
  • With Villanueva, I., Gelles, L., DiStefano, M., Smith, B., Tull, R., Benson, L., Hunt, A., Riley, and Ryan, G., "Work In Progress: What does hidden curriculum in engineering look like and how can it be explored?." Proc. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.
  • With Mobley, C., Brawner, C., Main, J., and Camacho, M., "Exploring the Experiences of First-Generation Student Veterans in Engineering." Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) Conference, Washington, 2018.
  • "Representation of Women: How Does ECE Compare to Other Engineering Disciplines?." Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA), , 2017.
  • With Buffinton, K., Manno, V., Ohland, M., McKenna, A., and Helble, J., "Catalyzing a Research Agenda for Enhancing Engineering Education through Institutional Collaborations." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, 2017.
  • With Ohland, M. and Layton, R., "Comparing student outcomes for women and men in Electrical Engineering to Civil, Chemical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering in the USA." Proc. EAEEIE (European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering) Conference, Grenoble, France, 2017.
  • With Adam, G., "Design and evaluation of an educational simulation for the P-N junction diode." Proc. EAEEIE (European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering) Conference, Grenoble, France, 2017.
  • With Mobley, C., Main, J., Camacho, M., and Brawner, C., "Entering the Engineering Pathway: Student Veterans' Decision to Major in Engineering." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, 2017.
  • With Camacho, M., Kellam, N., and Williams, J., "Institutional Mentoring to Incite a Revolution through NSF's RED Program." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, 2017.
  • With Brawner, C., Mobley, C., Main, J., and Camacho, M., "Military Veteran Students' Pathways in Engineering Education (Year 3)." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, 2017.
  • With Berger, E., Kellam, N., Ingram, E., Riley, D., Rover, D., Salzman, N., and Sweeney, J., "Talking about a Revolution: Overview of NSF RED Projects." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, 2017.
  • With Roberts, C., Olson, R., Camacho, M., Huang, M., and Perry, L., "WIP: Developing Changemaking Engineers (Year 2)." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, 2017.
  • With Brawner, C., Mobley, C., Camacho, M., and Main, J., "Transitioning from Military Service to Engineering Education." Proc. IEEE Global Conference on Engineering Education (EDUCON), Athens, 2017.
  • With Bellizzi, A. and Reddy, E., "Examining the Experiences of First-Year Honors Engineering Students in Service-Learning." Proc. ASEE Zone IV Conference, Boulder, CO, 2017.
  • With Dalrymple, O., Tesfaye, M., Daryanani, R., and Gray, S., "An Experiential Approach to Understanding the Engineering Design Process." Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Erie, PA, 2016.
  • With Brawner, C., Mobley, C., Main, J., and Camacho, M., "Exploring the Intersection of Veteran Status, Age, and Engineering Study." Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Erie, PA, 2016.
  • With Main, J., Brawner, C., Mobley, C., and Camacho, M., "Military Veteran Students' Pathways in Engineering Education (Year 2)." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2016.
  • With Main, J., Camacho, M., Mobley, C., and Brawner, C., "Using Focus Groups to Understand Military Veteran Students' Pathways in Engineering Education." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2016.
  • "Guest Editor, ECE Diversity, Leadership, and Perspectives from Abroad." Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA), , 2016.
  • With Baird, L., Friedman, J., Myers, P., Sgoutas-Emch, S., and Camacho, M., "Innovative Faculty Cohort Hire at the University of San Diego." Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, El Paso, TX, 2015.
  • With Brawner, C., Mobley, C., Main, J., and Camacho, M., "The Institutional Environment for Student Veterans in Engineering." Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, El Paso, TX, 2015.
  • With Layton, R. and Ohland, M., "Disciplinary Comparison of Engineering Student Outcomes in the USA." 6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES), Dublin, Ireland, 2015.
  • With Ohland, M., Froyd, J., and Lindsay, E., "An International Exploration of Electrical and Computer Engineering Education Practices." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 2015.
  • With Main, J., Brawner, C., Camacho, M., and Mobley, C., "Exploring Military Veteran Students' Pathways in Engineering Education." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 2015.
  • With Ohland, M. and Layton, R., "Understanding Diverse Pathways: Disciplinary Trajectories of Engineering Students: Year 3." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 2015.
  • With Ohland, M., Dicht, B., Froyd, J., Lindsay, E., and Prahallad, K., "Using an International Survey to Inform Scenario Planning." Proc. Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 2014.
  • With Layton, R. and Ohland, M., "A Disciplinary Comparison of Trajectories of U.S.A. Engineering Students." Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Madrid, Spain, 2014.
  • With Camacho, M., Baird, L., Myers, P., Friedman, J., and Sgoutas-Emch, S., "Interactive Theatre to Engage Faculty in Difficult Dialogues: First Implementation." Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Madrid, Spain, 2014.
  • With Eschenbach, E., Virnoche, M., Cashman, E., and Camacho, M., "Research to Practice - Proven Practices that can Reduce Stereotype Threat in Engineering Education: A Literature Review." Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Madrid, Spain, 2014.
  • With Froyd, J., Ohland, M., Prahallad, K., Lindsay, E., and Dicht, B., "Scenario Planning to Envision Potential Futures for Engineering Education." Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Madrid, Spain, 2014.
  • With Orr, M., Ohland, M., and Layton, R., "Student Demographics and Outcomes in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering including Migration between the Disciplines." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 2014.
  • With Ohland, M. and Layton, R., "Understanding Diverse Pathways: Disciplinary Trajectories of Engineering Students." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 2014.
  • With Wang, J., Chang, V., Kuang, Y., and Tang, Y., "Cross-cultural Active Learning: Qualitative Results from Americans Teaching in China." Proc. IEEE Global Conference on Engineering Education (EDUCON), Istanbul, Turkey, 2014.
  • With Camacho, M., "Latinos and Latinas in the Borderlands of Education: Researching Minority Populations." Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, 2013.
  • With Ohland, M., Layton, R., and Orr, M., "Student Demographics and Outcomes in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering." Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, 2013.
  • With Olson, R. and Ngo, T., "Comparing First-Year Student Attitudes towards Engineering across a Liberal Arts University." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2013.
  • With Chen, J. and McGaughey, K., "Engineering Students' Development as Lifelong Learners." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2013.
  • With Olson, R., Chang, V., Kuang, Y., and Tang, Y., "Cross-cultural Active Learning: Preliminary Results from Americans Teaching in China." Proc. IEEE Global Conference on Engineering Education (EDUCON), Berlin, Germany, 2013.
  • With McGaughey, K., Chen, J., and Chang, V., "Measuring Propensity for Lifelong Learning: Comparing Chinese and U.S. Engineering Students." Proc. IEEE Global Conference on Engineering Education (EDUCON), Berlin, Germany, 2013.
  • With Chen, J. and McGaughey, K., "Measuring Students' Propensity for Lifelong Learning." Proc. Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2012.
  • With Orr, M., Ohland, M., Long, R., Brawner, C., and Layton, R., "Engineering Matriculation Paths: Outcomes of Direct Matriculation, First-Year Engineering, and Post-General Education Models." Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Seattle, WA, 2012.
  • With Ohland, M., Orr, M., Long, R., and Layton, R., "Introducing 'Stickiness' as a Versatile Metric of Engineering Persistence." Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Seattle, WA, 2012.
  • With Ren-Jie, H., Yinghui, K., Hong, H., and Qiu-Mei, G., "Encouraging Active Autonomous Learners in Electric and Electronic Laboratories for Second-year Students." Proc. IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE2012), Hong Kong, China, 2012.
  • With Cui, J., Zhang, J., and Wang, X., "Perceptions and Expectations of Engineering Curriculum Reform by Graduates: A Survey Study in China." Proc. IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE2012), Hong Kong, China, 2012.
  • With Tang, Y., "Comparison of Practical Training Experiences for Electronics Engineers in China and the U.S.A.: Case Study of Southeast University and the University of San Diego." Proc. ASEE Inaugural International Forum, San Antonio, TX, 2012.
  • With Tang, Y., Wang, R., and Xu, S., "Cross-cultural active learning: Preliminary Results of a Case Study of an American Professor Teaching in China." Proc. ASEE Inaugural International Forum, San Antonio, TX, 2012.
  • With Matinez-Mediano, C., "Lifelong Learning Program for Engineering Students." Proc. IEEE Global Conference on Engineering Education (EDUCON), Marrakesh, Morocco, 2012.
  • With Camacho, M., "Microaggressions' in Engineering Education: Climate for Asian, Latina, and White Women." Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Rapid City, SD, 2011.
  • With Stefanou, C., Prince, M., Chen, J., and Stolk, J., "Student Lifelong Learning Outcomes for Different Learning Environments." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
  • With Brawner, C. and Ohland, M., "Undergraduate Women in Chemical Engineering: Exploring Why They Come." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
  • With Camacho, M., Brawner, C., and Ohland, M., "Climate in Undergraduate Engineering Education from 1995 to 2009." Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Washington, 2010.
  • With Meier, R. and Castro, M., "International Professional Societies and their role in Transnational Education - the example of IEEE." International Conference on EUropean Transnational Education (ICEUTE), Burgos, Spain, September 2010.
  • With Chen, J., Nottis, K., Stefanou, C., Prince, M., and Stolk, J., "Role of Faculty in Promoting Lifelong Learning: Characterizing Classroom Environments." Proc. IEEE Global Conference on Engineering Education (EDUCON), Madrid, Spain, 2010.
  • With Camacho, M., Layton, R., and Ohland, M., "Who enrolls in electrical engineering? A quantitative analysis of U.S.A. student Trajectories." Proc. IEEE Global Conference on Engineering Education (EDUCON), Madrid, Spain, 2010.
  • "A Response to 'Why so Few?'." vol. 56, SWE Magazine of the Society of Women Engineers, , 2010, pp. 22-24.
  • "Guest Editorial for Special Issue on Applications of Engineering Education Research." vol. 26, International Journal of Engineering Education, , 2010, p. 1031.
  • "Guest Editorial for Special Issue on Applications of Engineering Education Research." vol. 26, International Journal of Engineering Education, , 2010, pp. 746-747.
  • "Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic." vol. 56, SWE Magazine of the Society of Women Engineers, , 2010, pp. 54-56.
  • With Ohland, M., Camacho, M., Layton, R., Long, R., and Wasburn, M., "How we measure success makes a difference: Eight-semester persistence and graduation rates for female and male engineering students." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 2009.
  • With Layton, R. and Ohland, M., "Reasoning About Categorical Data: Multiway Plots as Useful Research Tools." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 2009.
  • With Bonilla, C. and Perry, L., "Promoting Understanding in the Classroom: Comparison of the Strength Deployment Inventory, Learning Styles Inventory, and Myers-Briggs." Session T3F, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2008.
  • With Camacho, M. and Aneshansley, C., "Applying 'Cultural Consensus Analysis' to a Subgroup of Engineering Educators." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008.
  • With Camacho, M., "Preliminary Analysis of Engineering Educators Beliefs about Effective Teaching and Teaching Practices." Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2007.
  • "Effective 'Writing to Communicate' Experiences in Electrical Engineering Courses." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI, 2007.
  • With Camacho, M., "Why Pedagogy Matters: Faculty Narratives." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI, 2007.
  • With Huang, M. and Malicky, D., "Choosing an Optimal Pedagogy: A Design Approach." Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, San Diego, CA, 2006.
  • With Malicky, D. and Huang, M., "Problem, Project, Inquiry, or Subject-Based Pedagogies: What to do?." Session 3575, Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 2006.
  • With Perry, L., "Tablet PC - Is it Worth it? A Preliminary comparison of several approaches to using Tablet PC in an engineering classroom." Session 2220, Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 2006.
  • With Cashman, E., Eschenbach, E., and Waller, A., "Feminism and Engineering." Session F4H, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 2005.
  • With Eschenbach, E., Cashman, E., and Waller, A., "Incorporating Feminist Pedagogy into the Engineering Learning Experience." Session F4H, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 2005.
  • "'Fabulous Fridays': Satisfying ABET 2000 Criterion I and J in an Optoelectronics Elective." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Portland, OR, 2005.
  • With Xie, X., Wu, Y., Hodiak, J., and Yu, P., "Suppressed-Carrier Large-Dynamic-Range Heterodyned Microwave Fiber-Optic Link." Proc. IEEE MWP International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, Ogunquit, ME, 2004.
  • With Schubert, Jr., T., Tawy, D., and Alsaialy, S., "A LabVIEW Interface For Transistor Parameter Analysis: An Opportunity To Explore The Utility Of Computer Interfaces." Session 1426, Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2004.
  • With Alsaialy, S. and Tawy, D., "Introduction To LabVIEW Two-Part Exercise." Session F3A, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Boulder, CO, 2003.
  • "Undergraduate Elective on Optoelectronic Materials and Devices." Session EMI, Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference (ETOP), Tucson, , 2003.
  • With Perry, L., "Promoting Interest in Engineering in the Local Community by 'Walking On Water'." Session 2003-1308, Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, 2003.
  • With Higa, M. and Tawy, D., "An Introduction to LabVIEW Exercise for an Electronics Class." Session T1D, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Boston, MA, 2002.
  • With Oakes, W., Duffy, J., Jacobius, T., Linos, P., Schultz, W., and Smith, A., "Service-Learning In Engineering." Session F3A, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Boston, MA, 2002.
  • With Nauhaus, I., "Know your Lab Stuff: Laboratory Proficiency Exam for an Introductory Circuits Class." Session 3432, Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Montreal, 2002.
  • "Student Response to Cooperative Learning Homework Teams: Midcourse and Final Evaluations." Session T3B, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Reno, NV, 2001.
  • "Cooperative Learning Homework Teams in a Materials Science Lecture Course." Session 1664, Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 2001.
  • With Macedo, J. and Olson, R., "Continuous Improvement as a Methodology for Introducing Engineering Design to First-Year Students." Session S2G, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2000.
  • With Macedo, J. and Olson, R., "A 'NIFTY' Laboratory for First-Year Engineering Students." Session 2553, Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2000.
  • With Duffy, J. and Tsang, E., "Service-Learning in Engineering: What, Why, and How?." Session 3630, Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2000.
  • With Macedo, J. and Olson, R., "A Computer-Based Introduction to Engineering Laboratory." International Conference on Simulation and Multimedia in Engineering Education part of the WMC Western Multiconference, San Diego, CA, 2000.
  • "Service Learning in Introduction to Engineering at the University of San Diego: First Lessons." Session 13b6, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1999.
  • With Hawkins, M., "Design of an Undergraduate Atomic Force Microscopy Laboratory for a Materials Science Lecture Course." Session 3264, Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC, 1999.
  • With Seat , E., "Enabling Effective Engineering Teams: A Program for Teaching Interaction Skills." Session T2H, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Tempe, AZ, 1998.
  • "'Nifty Diode Circuits': Using the World Wide Web in an Electronics Class." Session F4F, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997.
  • With Sherry, R., "Design of a Laboratory Experiment on Optical Fiber and Applications in Fiber Sensors." Session F2D, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997.
  • With Sherry, R., "LabVIEW as an Effective Enhancement to an Optoelectronics Laboratory Experiment." Session F3E, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997.
  • "Undergraduate Optoelectronics Laboratories." Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 1997.
  • With Theesfeld, C., "Designing Optoelectronic Laboratories: A Unique Senior Design Opportunity." Session 7c2, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 1996.
  • With Goldwein, C., "Optoelectronics Laboratory for First Year Students." Session 7c2, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 1996.
  • "An Innovative Multidisciplinary Elective on Optoelectronic Materials and Devices." Session 3a4, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Atlanta, GA, 1995.
  • "A New Approach to Teaching Electronics: Content and Methodology." Session 4B1, Proc. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, San Jose, CA, 1994, p. 151.
  • With Pezeshki, B., Marshall, A., Harris, Jr., J., Fernandez, R., and Harwit, A., "Graded Buffer Layers for Molecular Beam Epitaxial Growth of High In Content InGaAs on GaAs for Optoelectronics." Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. 281, , 1993, p. 221.
  • With Roos, G., Pezeshki, B., Harris, Jr., J., and Johnson, N., "Hydrogen Passivation of Defects in InGaAs/AlxGa1-xAs Quantum Wells." Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc 262, , 1992, p. 881.
  • With Pezeshki, B. and Harris, Jr., J., "Electro-Absorption in InGaAs/AlGaAs Quantum Wells." Proc. 18th International Symposium on GaAs and Related Compounds, Seattle, WA, 1991.
  • With Pezeshki, B., Apte, R., and Harris, Jr., J., "Dynamic Optical Grating for Laser Beam Steering Applications." OSA Proceedings on Photonic Switching 8, , 1991, p. 272.

Presentations and Conferences

  • With Sluss, J., Maciejewski, T., Rover, D., and Trytten, D., "IEEE Faculty Development Town Hall for Early Career Faculty," Online, September 2018.
  • "Creating an Inclusive Classroom to Engage Diverse Students," ECST Teaching and Learning Academy, Cal State LA, Los Angeles, CA, August 2018.
  • "Retention and Persistence of URMs and Women in STEM," HSI Urbano Conference, City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, May 2018.
  • With Camacho, M., Roberts, C., Olson, R., Huang, M., and Perry, L., "Developing Changemaking Engineers in Changing the Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Departments," structured poster session, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, New York, NY, April 2018.
  • With Brawner, C., Mobley, C., Main, J., and Camacho, M., "Answering the How and Why Questions with Qualitative Research," Workshop presented at the Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) Conference, Washington, 2018.
  • With Bekor, J., Miguel, A., and Velez-Reyes, M., "Panel: Different Types of Schools," iREDEFINE Workshop in conjunction with ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo, Monterey, CA, March 2018.
  • With Camacho, M., "Backstages of Leadership," Kansas State University Provosts' Tuesday Roundtable, Manhattan, KS, March 2018.
  • With Camacho, M., "Interactive Theatre to Promote Difficult Dialogs about Inequities in STEM Undergraduate Education," Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 2018.
  • "Developing changemaking engineers by recognizing engineering as a sociotechnical endeavor," Mechanical Engineering Colloquium, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 2018.
  • With Olson, R. and Roberts, C., "Panel Discussion - Revolutionizing Engineering Education to Create Changemaking Engineers," Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace (ESJP) Conference, San Diego, CA, 2018.
  • "Diversity and Inclusion in ECE: Student Outcome Data," Resources and Initiatives, Western Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (WECEDHA) Meeting, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA, November 2017.
  • "Encouraging Underrepresented Students in STEM," STEAM Youth and Community Conference, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, July 2017.
  • With Bellizzi, A., "Examining First-Year Engineering Students' Service-Learning Experiences," USD Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2017.
  • With Booske, J., "Expectations for Student Learning in ECE," ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo, Miramar Beach, FL, March 2017.
  • With Maciejewski, A., Khokhar, A., and Lester, L., "Revolutions in ECE Departments," ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo, Miramar Beach, FL, March 2017.
  • With Batalama, S. and Velez-Reyes, M., "Panel: Different Types of Schools," iREDEFINE Workshop in conjunction with ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo, Miramar Beach, FL, March 2017.
  • With Camacho, M., "Interactive Theatre to Promote Difficult Dialogs about Inequities in STEM Undergraduate Education," UC Merced, Understanding and Addressing STEM Inequities Speaker Series, Merced, CA, 2017.
  • "The Current State of Engineering Education: Role of Humanities and Revolution," National Academy of Engineering Frontiers in Engineering Education Symposium, Irvine, CA, September 2016.
  • With Camacho, M., "Interactive Theatre to Promote Difficult Dialogs about Inequities in Undergraduate Education," Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, August 2016.
  • With Newman, C. and Spencer, J., "Encouraging Underrepresented Students in STEM," STEAM Youth and Community Conference, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, August 2016.
  • With Ohland, M., Long, R., and Orr, M., "Exploring and Learning from Longitudinal Student Unit-record Data," Workshop U414E, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2016.
  • With Ohland, M., "Panel: Student Demographics and Outcomes in Civil Engineering," Civil Engineering Division, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2016.
  • With Camacho, M., "Interactive Theatre to Promote Difficult Dialogs about Inequities in Engineering Education," Utah State University, Logan, UT, April 2016.
  • With Ohland, M., "Diversity in Undergraduate ECE Education: Who Comes and What Happens to Them?" ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo, La Jolla, CA, March 2016.
  • With Ohland, M. and Dalrymple, O., "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in ECE: What can we do as ECE Department Heads?" ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo, La Jolla, CA, March 2016.
  • "Engineering Education Research and Reflections of an American Teaching Engineering in China," Proc. IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE), Zhuhai, China, December 2015.
  • With Goodwin, S., Bilen-Green, C., Metz, S., and Carpenter, J., "Successful Climate Initiatives at NSF ADVANCE Institutions: Best Practices from the Field," WEPAN Change Leader Forum, Denver, CO, June 2015.
  • With Pilotte, M., Orr, M., Ohland, M., and Layton, R., "Industrial Engineering - Uncovering unique student pathways and gender diversity," Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISREC), Nashville, TN, 2015.
  • With Orr, M., Ohland, M., Layton, R., Walden, S., Foor, C., Pan, R., Shebab, R., and Trytten, D., "Panel: Attracting, Developing and Retaining Diverse Talent in Mechanical Engineering," Mechanical Engineering Division, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 2015.
  • "Panel: Interactive Theatre to Promote Difficult Dialogs about Inequities in Engineering Education," Women in Engineering Division, Minorities in Engineering Division, Student Division, Multidisciplinary Engineering Division, Liberal Education/Engineering & Society Division, Educational Research and , Seattle, WA, 2015.
  • With Brawner, C., Layton, R., and Ohland, M., "Panel: Student Demographics and Outcomes in Chemical Engineering," Chemical Engineering Division, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 2015.
  • With Ohland, M., Layton, R., Pilotte, M., and Orr, M., "Panel: Student Demographics and Outcomes in Industrial Engineering," Industrial Engineering Division, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 2015.
  • "Race/Ethnicity in Engineering Education: Myths and Realities," National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholars Meeting, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA, 2015.
  • "Stereotype Threat: What is it and how can I reduce it in my classroom?" Bucknell University Faculty Learning Series, Lewisburg, PA, April 2015.
  • With Camacho, M. and Dalrymple, O., "Interactive Theatre to Promote Difficult Dialogs about Inequities in Engineering Education," Teagle Grant Faculty Workshop, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, April 2015.
  • With Al-Olimat, K., Sealy, P., and Ula, N., "Institutions with a Focus on Undergraduate Education," Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) Annual Conference, Hilton Head, SC, March 2015.
  • With Ohland, M., Gruenbacher, D., and Benkrid, K., "The Future of ECE Education," Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) Annual Conference, Hilton Head, SC, March 2015.
  • "Reality and Myths in Engineering Education," Women in Algae, La Jolla, CA, March 2015.
  • With Ohland, M., Froyd, J., Dicht, B., and Lindsay, E., "CIP 443 Future of Engineering Education: An IEEE Report," Conference for Industry & Education Collaboration (CIEC), Palm Springs, CA, 2015.
  • With Ohland, M. and Layton, R., "Panel: Student Demographics and Outcomes in Electrical and Computer Engineering," ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN, June 2014.
  • With Camacho, M., "Borderlands of Education: Moving Towards a More Enlightened Engineering Culture," WEPAN Change Leader Forum, Minneapolis, MN, June 2014.
  • "Current Issues in Engineering Education: An American Perspective," Jiangsu Province Conference for University Administrators, Huai'an, China, 2012.
  • "Teaching at SEU: Experiences and Observations," Southeast University Retreat for Deans and Deputy Deans, Rizhao, China, July 2012.
  • "Current Issues in Engineering Education: An American Perspective," Deputy Deans' Colloquium, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, May 2012.
  • "Current Issues in Engineering Education: An American Perspective," College of Electronic and Information Sciences and Engineering Colloquium, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou, China, April 2012.
  • "Current Issues in Engineering Education: An American Perspective," Jiangsu Province Conference on Curricular Reform in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanjing, China, April 2012.
  • With Brawner, C., Camacho, M., Layton, R., and Ohland, M., "A Conversation with MIDFIELD Researchers MIDFIELD Researchers Discuss Pockets of Success for Women," Panel discussion, Women in Engineering Division, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
  • With Long, R., Ohland, M., Brawner, C., Camacho, M., Layton, R., and Wasburn, M., "Metrics Matter: Race, Gender and Measures of Success in Engineering Education," Session 50, Southern Association for Institutional Research, September 2010.
  • With Meier, R. and Castro, M., "International Professional Societies and their role in Transnational Education - the example of IEEE," International Conference on EUropean Transnational Education (ICEUTE), Burgos, Spain, September 2010.
  • With Stefanou, C., Nottis, K., Prince, M., Stolk, J., Chen, J., and Walter, J., "Autonomy Support in Undergraduate Engineering Classrooms: Effects on Student Motivation and Self-Regulation," American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 2010.
  • "The IEEE Education Society: Global Leader in Engineering Education," IEEE Global Conference on Engineering Education (EDUCON), Madrid, Spain, 2010.
  • "Success in Undergraduate Engineering Programs: A Comparative Analysis by Race and Gender," American Physical Society (APS) 03/Meeting, Portland, OR, March 2010.
  • "Who's Persisting in Undergraduate Engineering Programs: A Comparative Analysis by Race and Gender," American Association of University Women (AAUW) Eastern Delaware County Branch Monthly Meeting, Springfield, PA, 2010.
  • With Camacho, M., Layton, R., Long, R., Ohland, M., and Wasburn, M., "Engineering Communities: A Longitudinal, Comparative Analysis of Persistence among Undergraduate Engineering Students," American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 2009.
  • "IEEE Education Society: Global Leader in Engineering Education," IEEE Conference on the History of Technical Societies, Philadelphia, PA, August 2009.
  • With Camacho, M., Layton, R., Long, R., Ohland, M., and Wasburn, M., "Framing Persistence: Race and Gender in Undergraduate Engineering," American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2009.
  • With Cosman, P., Rosing, T., Riskin, E., and Quinn, K., "Family-Friendly Campuses and Strategies for Work/Life Balance," Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, San Diego, CA, 2006.
  • With Seat, E. and Poppen, W., "Teaching Communication Skills in the Classroom," Workshop W6 at the Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Tempe, AZ, 1999.
  • "Introduction to Optoelectronics," Workshop 121 Presented at the 13th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 1994.
  • With Marshall, A. and Harris, Jr., J., "Molecular Beam Epitaxy of Highly Mismatched InGaAs on GaAs Using Graded Buffer Layers," Electronic Materials Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, 1993.

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