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 

Asunda

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

Bartholomew

Scott Bartholomew

Assistant Professor, TLI

 

STEM education, design assessment and pedagogy

benes

Bedrich Benes

George McNelly professor of Technology and Professor of Computer Science

 

Geometric modeling and computer graphics

Fred Berry

Frederick Berry

Professor, SOET

 

Capstone education, STEM education, power systems

bosman

Lisa Bosman

Assistant Professor, TLI

 

Engineering and Technology Education

byrd

Vetria Byrd

Assistant Professor, CGT

 

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

Yunfeng Chen

Yunfeng Chen

Assistant Professor, CMT

 

Animation, Robotics, and Human Factors

Crawford

Brett Crawford

Assistant Professor, TLI

 

Organization theory, institutional theory, and multimodality

Debs

Luciana Debs

Assistant Professor, CMT

 

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

Hazar Nicholas Dib

Hazar Nicholas Dib

Associate Professor, CMT

 

Design, Development and Validation of innovative educational tools and technologies. Interactive Virtual Learning Environment

Duval-Couetil

Nathalie Duval-Couetil

Professor, TLI & Director, Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

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

Yi Gao

Yi Gao

Associate Professor, SATT

 

Air Transportation, Airline Management

Hammoud

Abrar Hammoud

Clinical Assistant Professor, TLI

 

Failure Tolerance in Design, Creative Destruction, Resilience via Art + Technology

Kao

Dominic Kao

Assistant Professor, CIT

 

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

Karabiyik

Umit Karabiyik

Assistant Professor, CIT

 

Data analytics, Data-driven decision making, Mathematical and statistical modeling

Keller

Julius Keller

Assistant Professor, SATT

 

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

Jin Kocsis

Jin Kocsis

Assistant Professor, CIT

 

Machine Learning, Cyber-Physical Security, Resilient Networking

Lucietto

Anne M Lucietto

Recipient of the 2019 Research Project Grant for Assistant Professors 

 

Renewable/sustainable STEM education, energy

Mousas

Alejandra Magana

Professor, CIT

 

model-based reasoning and embodied learning through modeling, simulation, and computation

Mousas

Christos Mousas

Assistant Professor, CGT

 

virtual reality, computer graphics

Parsons

Paul Parsons

Assistant Professor, CGT

 

Human-computer interaction, learning technologies, cognitive psychology

Sparkling

Anthony Sparkling

Assistant Professor, CMT

 

Project teams, human factors, STEM careers

Strimel

Greg Strimel

Assistant Professor, TLI

 

P-12 STEM education, design thinking

Toombs

Austin Toombs

Assistant Professor, CGT

 

Community formation and maintenance, Sociotechnical systems, Interpersonal and informal care