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Samantha Brunhaver

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Assistant Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
Biography

Samantha Brunhaver, PhD, is an Assistant Professor within The Polytechnic School, one of six schools in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. She teaches undergraduate courses in user-centered design and engineering mechanics in the Polytechnic engineering program. Her research uses longitudinal and mixed-method (surveys and interviews) data to examine the career pathways and persistence of engineering students, engineering graduates, and practicing engineers. She also conducts studies of new engineering pedagogy with aim to improve student engagement and learning. Brunhaver’s publications have appeared in several venues, including the International Journal of Engineering Education, the Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship, the Journal of Women & Minorities in Science & Engineering, and Human Resource Development Quarterly. Brunhaver completed her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. She was previously at the Center for Design Research at Stanford University where she was involved in the Academic Pathways Study and the Engineering Pathways Study as part of the NSF-funded Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education. She is currently co-investigator of a third pathways grant, the Professional Engineering Pathways Study, focused on (1) understanding how engineering undergraduate students’ college experiences influence their career plans for after graduation, and (2) developing a community of university faculty, administrators, and staff dedicated to improving the career services and advising offered to these students. Brunhaver is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, the American Educational Research Association, and Tau Beta Pi. She is a past recipient of the ASEE Educational Research Methods Division Apprentice Faculty Grant. Prior to her graduate studies, Brunhaver worked as an engineer at A. W. Chesterton, Boston Scientific, and Procter & Gamble.

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 201Use-Inspired Design Project I
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 592Research
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
EGR 792Research
EGR 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
EGR 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 671Application of Qual Methods
EGR 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-TPSThe ASU Experience
EGR 201Use-Inspired Design Project I
EGR 572Quant Meth in Eng Ed Res
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 592Research
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
EGR 792Research
EGR 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 599Thesis
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 217Engr Mechanics Fundamentals
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 201Use-Inspired Design Project I
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 599Thesis
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 202Use-Inspired Design Project II
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 201Use-Inspired Design Project I