Qin Zhu is a Ph.D. student in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. His main research interests include global/comparative/international engineering education, engineering education policy, and engineering ethics. He received his B.S. degree in material sciences and engineering and first Ph.D. degree in the philosophy of science and technology (engineering ethics), both from Dalian University of Technology, China. His first Ph.D. dissertation, on improving the practical effectiveness of engineering ethics that draws on theories in hermeneutics, practical philosophy, and discourse ethics, recently was awarded the "Outstanding Dissertation Award" in China's Liaoning Province.
Carla B. Zoltowski is co-director of the EPICS program at Purdue University. She received her B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering and Ph.D. in engineering education, all from Purdue University. She has served as a lecturer in Purdue’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Zoltowski’s academic and research interests include human-centered design learning and assessment, service-learning, ethical reasoning development and assessment, leadership, and assistive technology.
Megan K. Feister is a doctoral candidate in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University. Her research focuses on organizational identity and socialization, team communication, ethical reasoning development and assessment, and innovation and design. Megan holds a B.A. in communication from Saint Louis University and an M.A. in organizational communication from the University of Cincinnati.
Patrice M. Buzzanell is a professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication and the School of Engineering Education (courtesy) at Purdue University. Editor of three books and author of more than 140 articles and chapters, her research centers on the intersections of career, gender, and communication, particularly in STEM. Her research has appeared in such journals as Human Relations, Communication Monographs, Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Theory, Human Communication Research, and the Journal of Applied Communication Research, as well as proceedings for ASEE and FIE. A Fellow and past president of the International Communication Association, she has received numerous awards for her research, teaching/mentoring, and engagement. She is working on Purdue-ADVANCE initiatives for institutional change, the Transforming Lives Building Global Communities (TLBGC) team in Ghana through EPICS, and individual engineering ethical development and team ethical climate scales through NSF funding as Co-PI. [Email:email@example.com]
William (Bill) Oakes is the director of the EPICS Program and a professor at Purdue University. He is one of the founding faculty members in the School of Engineering Education, with courtesy appointments in mechanical, environmental and ecological engineering as well as in curriculum and instruction in the College of Education. He has received numerous awards for his efforts at Purdue, including being elected as a fellow of the Teaching Academy and listed in the Book of Great Teachers. He was the first engineer to receive the U.S. Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning. He was a co-recipient of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering’s Bernard Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education and the recipient of the ASEE Chester Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education. He is a Fellow of ASEE and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Alan D. Mead, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology where he teaches individual differences, psychometrics, structural equations modeling, meta-analysis, research methods, and statistical analysis. He sits on the editorial board for Journal of Business and Psychology and the Journal of Computerized Adaptive Testing. Since 1989, he has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and conference presentations. Prior to joining the faculty at IIT, he spent several years as a consultant, research scientist, and psychometrician. Dr. Mead received his Ph.D. in psychology from University of Illinois-Urbana in 2000 with a concentration on I/O psychology and a minor concentration on quantitative psychology.
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