Dr. Walter Lee is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Education and the assistant director for research in the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED), both at Virginia Tech. His research interests include co-curricular support, student success and retention, and diversity in STEM. Lee received his Ph.D in engineering education from Virginia Tech, his M.S. in industrial & systems engineering from Virginia Tech, and his B.S. in industrial engineering from Clemson University.
Dr. Jeremi London is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Education Department at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. London is a mixed methods researcher with interests in research impact, cyberlearning, and instructional change in STEM Education. Prior to being a faculty member, London worked at the National Science Foundation, GE Healthcare, and Anheuser-Busch. She earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University.
Watford is Professor of Engineering Education, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity and the 2017-18 President of ASEE.
Teirra Holloman is a doctoral student in engineering education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she serves as a graduate research assistant. She is concurrently pursuing a MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech with a focus in Management Systems.Teirra received her BS in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University. Her research interests revolve around broadening participation in engineering, experiential learning, and workforce development.
Atota Halkiyo is a second year master’s student in Education Policy at Arizona State University. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English Language and Literature and English as a Second Language from Jimma University and Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Before moving to the U.S., Atota taught ESL courses at Mada Walabu University for seven years where he also served as the university's Quality Assurance Director, Teachers Development Leader, Pedagogy Trainer and English Language Center Coordinator. Atota was Principal Investigator of a project titled “Engendering Higher Education Curricula”, examining gender responsiveness in formal and hidden curriculum and the education system of the the university in Bale Robe, Ethiopia. Atota's academic interests are equity and quality in higher education, particularly for international and underrepresented populations.
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