Faculty Fellows

Charles M. Krousgrill, PhD

Charles M. Krousgrill, PhD

150th Anniversary Professor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

E-mail: krousgri@purdue.edu

Dr. Krousgrill’s current research interests include the vibration, nonlinear dynamics, friction-induced oscillations, gear rattle vibrations, dynamics of clutch and brake systems and damage detection in rotor systems. Dr. Krousgrill has received the H.L. Solberg Teaching Award (Purdue Mechanical Engineering), the A.A. Potter Teaching Award (Purdue Engineering), the Charles B. Murphy Teaching Award (Purdue University), Purdue’s Help Students Learn Award, the Special Boilermaker Award (given here for contributions to undergraduate education) and is a 150th Anniversary Professor.

Jennifer Dobbs-Oats, PhD

Jennifer Dobbs-Oates, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Health and Human Sciences

E-mail: jendo@purdue.edu

Dr. Dobbs-Oates is interested in bridging the disciplines of psychology and education. Her initial research focused on the learning and behavior of preschool-aged children. Her main focus now is on work that examines university teaching and learning. She is particularly interested in experiential education practices – pedagogical approaches that get students actively involved in authentic learning experiences in the classroom and beyond. Her research, writing, and teaching focus on using these practices to continuously improve the undergraduate education of students within - and beyond - the HDFS department.

STEAM Fellow

Stephanie Gardner

Stephanie Gardner, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

E-mail: sgardne@purdue.edu

Dr. Gardner's research focuses within the context of engaging undergraduate students in the process of science, critical thinking, and using visualizations to understand and communicate data and concepts. Within this area she is currently working on three projects:  1) Evaluating the long-term impact that research-based introductory biology lab experiences have on student persistence in Biology and other STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) majors, performance in coursework, interest in research, career choices, and views on the nature of science and inquiry, 2) Understanding student and expert reasoning when creating graphical representations of biological data, 3) Understanding student ideas about mechanisms in physiology and neuroscience.

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