Dr. Lisa Abrams is currently the Associate Chair for the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University (OSU). She received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and PhD degree in Industrial Engineering from Ohio State. She has seven years of industry experience in the areas of Design and Consulting. Her research focuses on the recruitment, retention, and success of undergraduate students, especially those populations who are under-represented in engineering. She has developed and taught a wide variety of engineering courses in First Year Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Ohio State. She has received four teaching awards in the last three years at both the College and the Departmental level at OSU.
Suzanne Shoger, M.A., is a Ph.D. student in Higher Education and Student Affairs at The Ohio State University. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, gender equity and women’s leadership development, and social justice education. Her research focus is centered on gender equity among undergraduate and graduate engineering students, specifically related to ways men as a majority population can be engaged as advocates and allies for equity in academic settings.
Lauren Corrigan is a lecturer in the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University. She earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Ohio State. She has two years of industry experience as an environmental engineering consultant. Her responsibilities included solid waste design, construction quality assurance, and computer aided design in support of various environmental projects. Lauren currently engages in teaching and curriculum development within the First-Year Engineering Program. Her research interests include the retention and success of students in STEM fields, with a particular focus on under-represented populations.
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Dr. Mitsu Narui currently serves as the Associate Director for Institutional Effectiveness at Capital University. Dr. Narui received her Ph.D. in 2010 in Higher Education Administration from Ohio State. She is also received her MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green in 2003 and BS in Physical Therapy in 2000 from Ohio State. Most recently, Dr. Narui served as the Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives and Assessment at the Multicultural Center at The Ohio State University and before that Associate Director for Statewide Secondary Career Technical Articulation Agreements within the Ohio Board of Regents. In addition, Dr. Narui currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal for LGBT Youth and Journal for Diversity in Higher Education and has been actively presenting her research on Asian and Asian American lesbian, gay, and bisexual college students. She has been published in the Journal of Homosexuality as well as presented her research at the Association for the Study of Higher Education and American Educational Research Association national conferences.
Adithya Jayakumar is currently a Ph.D. student in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. He does his research on Optimizing Fuel Economy using Model based approaches at the Center for Automotive Research. Adithya was a Graduate Teaching Associate with the First Engineering Program for 3 years and has taught classes teaching design programming, etc. He was also a Graduate Administrative Associate with the Humanitarian Engineering Scholars program for 2 years. Additionally, he also has an extensive experience in curriculum development. He has a passion for Humanitarian Engineering and Engineering Education and has been involved with various projects dealing with both. He won the Outstanding Graduate/Professional Student Award in 2016.
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