Dr. Edward Berger
Edward Berger is an Associate Professor of Engineering Education and Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, joining Purdue in August 2014. He has been teaching mechanics for nearly 20 years, and has worked extensively on the integration and assessment of specific technology interventions in mechanics classes. He was one of the co-leaders in 2013-2014 of the ASEE Virtual Community of Practice (VCP) for mechanics educators across the country.
Dr. Jennifer DeBoer
-Director of Research-
Jennifer DeBoer is currently Assistant Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Her research focuses on international education systems, individual and social development, technology use and STEM learning, and educational environments for diverse learners.
Dr. Jeffrey Rhoads
-Director of Practice–
Jeffrey F. (Jeff) Rhoads is a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and is affiliated with both the Birck Nanotechnology Center and Ray W. Herrick Laboratories at the same institution. He also serves as the Associate Director of PERC: The Purdue Energetics Research Center and the Director of Practice for MEERCat Purdue: The Mechanical Engineering Education Research Center at Purdue University. Read More
Ruth Rothstein is the Project Coordinator for MEERCat, and drives and supports a variety of initiatives to positively impact the professional formation of engineers. Ruth earned a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Davis in 2015. She initiated her professional career organizing political campaigns in the non-profit sector and worked in industry at Tesla as an Energy Advisor managing residential solar installations.
Dr. Fredy Rodriguez
Fredy Rodriguez is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He has conducted ethnographic research in fields such as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Design Ethnography, Anthropology of Indigenous Social Movements, and Medical Anthropology. As a member of Purdue’s RED Project, he will use his applied background to develop and implement recommendations to enrich and improve ME’s culture.