Our Group

PhD Students

Vibhavari Vempala, PhD student

Program: Engineering Education

MS Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
BS Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University

Research Interests: Engineering Identity and DEI

Nagash Antoine Clarke, PhD student

Program: Engineering Education

MS Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
BS Chemistry, Pace University, New York

Research Interests: Mentoring, Diversity

Jocelyn Jackson, PhD Student

Program: Engineering Education

MS Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
BS Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University

Research Interests: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Organizations; Organizational Climates and Leadership 

Sarah Jane Bork, PhD Student

Program: Engineering Education

MS Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University
BS Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University

Research Interests: Mental Health in Engineering Graduate Students

Valerie Washington, PhD Candidate

Program: Industrial and Operations Engineering

MS Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan
BS Industrial Engineering, Kennesaw State University

Research Interests: Hurricane Evacuations; Flooding Simulations through ABM; Social Community

Graduate Student Workers

Gabriella Oudsema

Program: Information

BA Psychology and Philosophy, University of Michigan Dearborn

Former Students and Student Workers

Nicolas Wright, Undergraduate Researcher

Major: Industrial and Operations Engineering

Tim Williams, Master’s Student, Graduated May 2021

Program: Higher Education

BA Political Science and Philosophy, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Meaghan Pearson, PhD Candidate

Program: Combined Program in Education and Psychology

BA Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia

BA Sociology, University of Missouri-Columbia

Research Interests: Black Feminist Theory; STEM Higher Education; Data Analytics

Geling Xu, Master Student

Program: Engineering Education

BS Technology Engineering & Design Education, North Carolina State University

Research Interests: STEM education; K-12 technology & engineering education; International education; Equity

Carin Queener – 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Researcher,  Undergraduate Researcher, Graduated May 2021

Major: Industrial and Operations Engineering

Anu Tuladhar – 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Researcher, Undergraduate Researcher, Graduated May 2021

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Seok-Joo Kwak, PhD (chaired)

AI Developer/Operations Research Analyst, South Korean Military

Industrial and Operations Engineering PhD Student, Graduated August 2020

MS Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan
BS Industrial Engineering, University of Michigan

Research Interests: Online Learning and Cognition

Amanda Moreno-Hernandez – 2017 Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Undergraduate Researcher, Master’s Student Graduated May 2020

MS Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan
BS Industrial Engineering, University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez

Shelbie Prater – 2017 Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Undergraduate Researcher, Undergraduate Researcher 2017-2018, Graduated May 2019

Major: Civil Engineering

Jessica Jackson – 2017 Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Undergraduate Researcher, Graduated December 2019

Major: Industrial Engineering Technology

School: Kennesaw State University