I grew up in the state of Colorado, but since then I have lived, studied, and/or worked in Haifa (Israel), Seoul (Korea), Seattle (Washington), and now Lubbock (Texas). My education includes a B.S. in Engineering Science with a concentration in Environmental Engineering from Colorado State University (Fort Collins); an M.S. in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Electric Power Systems Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University (Korea); and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington (Seattle) via the interdisciplinary Individual Ph.D. Program. My dissertation spanned the fields of engineering education research and engineering studies by exploring caring as a neglected dimension of engineering education and analyzing engineering student responses to humanitarian or social justice issues through a lens of care ethics. A selection of my publications is available here.
As a postdoc here at Texas Tech University, I am working on an innovative engineering education project entitled Developing Reflective Engineers through Artful Methods (DREAM). This interdisciplinary project has me both teaching and doing research in collaboration with the Museum, the College of Education, the Department of Psychological Sciences, and the College of Engineering. Working on such a novel and wildly interdisciplinary project is bit of a dream for me as well. Who knew Lubbock would be so full of surprises?