Research Faculty

Future Work and Learning

Research Faculty

As applied problem solvers, we develop and apply innovative training and learning approaches that empower people to fulfill an active role in society through education, participation, engagement, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Each faculty member on our research team brings unique industry experience and far-reaching academic collaborations from a wide range of disciplines, including:

  • Computational Thinking & Cyberlearning
  • STEM Education Research
  • Design
  • User Experience
  • Organization and Leadership
  • Workforce Development
Mesut Akdere

Mesut Akdere

Associate Professor, TLI & Director, Purdue HRD VR Lab


Human resources, STEM workforce development, simulated training (virtual augmented, and mixed reality), and organization development and change 


Paul Asunda

Assistant Professor, TLI


Integrated STEM education, career and college success; assessment and transfer of learning; and Professional development practices across the professional continuum


Scott Bartholomew

Assistant Professor, TLI


STEM education, design assessment and pedagogy


Bedrich Benes

Professor, CGT and CS (courtesy)


Geometric modeling and computer graphics

Fred Berry

Frederick Berry

Professor, SOET


Capstone education, STEM education, power systems


Lisa Bosman

Assistant Professor, TLI


STEM education, competency-based learning


Vetria Byrd

Assistant Professor, CGT


Data visualization, visualization of heterogeneous data, higher order thinking, visualization capacity building


Brett Crawford

Assistant Professor, TLI


Organization theory, institutional theory, and multimodality


Luciana Debs

Assistant Professor, CMT


Design and construction integration, problem solving in multidisciplinary environments, team communication


Nathalie Duval-Couetil

Professor, TLI & Director, Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation


entrepreneurship, innovation and professional development education for diverse populations in the new economy


Dominic Kao

Assistant Professor, CIT


Human-computer interaction, STEM education, games, virtual/augmented reality


Julius Keller

Assistant Professor, SATT


General aviation human factors, safety programs, flight training and education


Anne M Lucietto

Assistant Professor, ET


Renewable/sustainable STEM education, energy


Christos Mousas

Assistant Professor, CGT


Computer animation, computer graphics, virtual reality


Paul Parsons

Assistant Professor, CGT


Human-computer interaction, learning technologies, cognitive psychology


Anthony Sparkling

Assistant Professor, CMT


Project teams, human factors, STEM careers


Greg Strimel

Assistant Professor, TLI


P-12 STEM education, design thinking