Siqing Wei received BSEE and MSEE from Purdue University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Education program at Purdue University. After years of experience of serving the peer teacher and a graduate teaching assistant in first-year-engineering courses, he is now a research assistant at CATME research group studying how cultural diversity impacts teamwork and how to help students improve intercultural competency and teamwork competency by interventions, counseling, pedagogy, and tool selection (such as how to use CATME Team-Maker to form inclusive and diversified teams). In addition, he also works on many research-to-practice projects to enhance educational technology usage in engineering classrooms and educational research. One feature ongoing project utilizes natural language processing technique to map students' written peer-to-peer comments with their perceived numerical ratings. Siqing also works as the technical development and support manager at CATME research group.
Wei Zakharov is an Assistant Professor of Library Science and Engineering Information Specialist in the Purdue University Libraries. Dr.Zakharov is the faculty liaison to Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Aviation and Transportation Technology, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Engineering Education. Her research centers around online learning, and information and data literacy education.
Matthew W. Ohland is Associate Head and the Dale and Suzi Gallagher of Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He has degrees from Swarthmore College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the University of Florida. His research on the longitudinal study of engineering students, team assignment, peer evaluation, and active and collaborative teaching methods has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation and his team received for the best paper published in the Journal of Engineering Education in 2008, 2011, and 2019 and from the IEEE Transactions on Education in 2011 and 2015. Dr. Ohland is an ABET Program Evaluator for ASEE. He was the 2002–2006 President of Tau Beta Pi and is a Fellow of the ASEE, IEEE, and AAAS.
Lan is currently the Intercultural Learning Specialist of Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR). Her role is to provide research support to people who are interested in intercultural learning. Lan received her PhD degree in Consumer Behavior from Purdue University in 2017. Her research focuses on intercultural competence development, diversity and inclusion on campus and in study abroad programs. Lan is particularly interested in how higher education educators, administrators, researchers, and students can collaborate to improve intercultural competence and create a more inclusive climate on campus.
Daniel M. Ferguson is CATME Managing Director and the recipient of several NSF awards for research in engineering education and a research associate at Purdue University. Prior to coming to Purdue he was Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Ohio Northern University. Before assuming that position he was Associate Director of the Inter-Professional Studies Program [IPRO] and Senior Lecturer at Illinois Institute of Technology and involved in research in service learning, assessment processes and interventions aimed at improving learning objective attainment. Prior to his University assignments he was the Founder and CEO of The EDI Group, Ltd. and The EDI Group Canada, Ltd, independent professional services companies specializing in B2B electronic commerce and electronic data interchange. The EDI Group companies conducted syndicated market research, offered educational seminars and conferences and published The Journal of Electronic Commerce. He was also a Vice President at the First National Bank of Chicago [now J.P. Morgan Chase], where he founded and managed the bank’s market leading professional Cash Management Consulting Group, initiated the bank’s non-credit service product management organization and profit center profitability programs and was instrumental in the breakthrough EDI/EFT payment system implemented by General Motors. Dr. Ferguson is a graduate of Notre Dame, Stanford and Purdue Universities, a special edition editor of the Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship and a member of Tau Beta Pi.
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