Lauren is a graduate assistant for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. She supports the Research and Graduate Studies team by conducting research and assisting on research projects focused on current engineering students and the programs which serve them. Lauren is pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Research and holds a BA in English from the University of Connecticut and an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Amelink is Associate Vice Provost for Learning Systems Innovation at Virginia Tech. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the Departments of Engineering Education and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Virginia Tech.
Dr. Sanderlin serves as the Director of Global Engagement for Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. She provides leadership for international initiatives and works closely with engineering faculty to develop new institutional partnerships and international opportunities for engineering students. Her research focuses on internationalization of higher education, faculty engagement, and international program assessment.
Heather is the Graduate Assistant for the Virginia Tech Global Engineering, Engagement and Research office. She supports the College of Engineering in developing international partnerships and implementing student-oriented programs. She works across-sectors with diverse partners in order to provide international opportunities for engineering students.
Heather earned her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Georgia in May of 2012, where she also served as a Student Ambassador for the Discover Abroad office. She is currently working on a Master's degree in Public and International Affairs and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management with the expected graduate date of May 2017. Her focus is on community change and cultural democracy.
Dr. Brent K. Jesiek is an Associate Professor in the Schools of Engineering Education and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He also leads the Global Engineering Education Collaboratory (GEEC) research group, and is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award to study boundary-spanning roles and competencies among early career engineers. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Science and Technology Studies (STS) from Virginia Tech. Dr. Jesiek draws on expertise from engineering, computing, and the social sciences to advance understanding of geographic, disciplinary, and historical variations in engineering education and practice.
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