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Medha Dalal

Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Post Doctoral Scholars, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
Biography: 

Medha Dalal is a postdoctoral scholar in the engineering education program at the Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Her educational background includes a Ph.D. in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies from the Arizona State University, a Master in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Her research interests span four related areas: democratization of engineering education, ways of thinking, engineering curiosity among pre-college students, and teacher professional development.

Education: 

Ph.D., Education in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies,  Arizona State University

M.S., Computer Science, New York University

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Lalbhai Dalpatbhai College of Engineering, Gujarat University, India

 

 

Research Interests: 

Pre-college Engineering Education

Ways of Thinking 

Engineering Curiosity

Teacher Professional Development

Instrument Development

Mixed Methods

Research Group: 
Publications: 

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Dalal, M., Carberry, A. R., & Maxwell, R. (in review). Broadening the pool of pre-college engineering teachers: The path experienced by a music teacher. IEEE Transactions on Education.

* Special Issue titled “Frontiers in Education - 50 Years of Engineering Education Research”

Carberry, A. R., Dalal, M., & Emiola-Owolabi, O. V. (in review). Understanding Anchors Associated with Secondary School Students' Engineering Design Experiences. International Journal of Engineering Education.

* Special Issue associated with the Clive L. Dym Mudd Design Workshop XII: Designing through making: 2-D and 3-D representations of designs in campus facilities and remotely.

Kouo, J. L., Dalal, M., Lee, E., Berhane, B., Emiola-Owolabi, O. V., Beauchamp, C., Ladeji-Osias, J. K., Reid, K., Klein-Gardner, S. S., & Carberry, A. R. (in review). Understanding the Impact of Professional Development for a Cohort of Teachers with Varying Prior Teaching and Engineering Experience. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research.

Dalal, M., Carberry, A. & Archambault, L. (2021). Developing a ways of thinking framework for engineering education research. Studies in Engineering Education, 1(2), 108-125. http://doi.org/10.21061/see.38

* Special Issue on Theories and Methods in Engineering Education

Dalal, M., Archambault, L., & Shelton, C. (2021). Fostering the growth of TPACK among international teachers of developing nations through a cultural exchange program. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 37(1), 43–56. https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.5964.

Dalal, M., Archambault, L., & Shelton, C. (2017). Professional development for international teachers: Examining TPACK and technology integration. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 49(3-4), 117–133. doi: 10.1080/15391523.2017.1314780

Archambault, L., Kennedy, K., Shelton, C., Dalal, M., McAllister, L., & Huyett, S. (2016). Incremental progress: Re-examining field experiences in K-12 online learning contexts in the United States. Journal of Online Learning Research, 2(3), 303–326. https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/174116/

Dalal, M. (2014). Impact of multi-media tutorials in a computer science laboratory course – An empirical study. International Journal of E-learning, 12(4), 366–374. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1035651.pdf

Dalal, M., Divya, K., Giri A., & Divya, M. (2013). Implementation of risk-aware mitigation for mobile adhoc network. Journal of Engineering, Science, Technology Management, 3(1), 16–22.

Dalal, M. & Mishra V. (2013). Implementation of TCP algorithms with NACK feature of adhoc networks. Journal of Engineering, Science, Technology Management, 2(2), 5–11.

Dalal, M. (2012). Higher education and global challenges – An Indian perspective. International Journal of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Research, 1(5), 73–76.

 

COMMISSIONED RESEARCH and TECHNICAL REPORTS

Archambault, L., Kennedy, K., DeBruler, K., Shelton, C., & Dalal, M. (2016). Examining teacher education programs and field experiences in K-12 online learning environments. Lansing, MI: Michigan Virtual University.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Dalal, M. & Archambault, L. (2018). International Teachers’ evolving relationships with educational technology. In L. Liu & D. Gibson (Eds.), Research highlights in technology and teacher education (pp. 135–143). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

 

REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS with PRESENTATIONS

Roarty, J., Dalal, M., Ross, L., & Carberry, A. (accepted). Examining the influence of a professional development program on high school counselors' practices regarding engineering. Paper submitted for the 2021 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) to be held in Lincoln, NE. October 13 - 16, 2021.

Dalal, M. & Carberry, A. (2021). Enabling factors and barriers for adopting engineering curricula in high schools: School, district, and state administrator perspectives. Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Virtual Online. https://peer.asee.org/37029

Lee, E., Carberry, A., Dalal, M., & Miller, M. (2021).  Validation of the engineering design self-efficacy scale for secondary school students. Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Virtual Online. https://peer.asee.org/37164

Ross, L., Dalal, M., Carberry, A. R., & Roarty, J. (2021). Program evaluation of a professional development program for high school counselors on the engineering design process. Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Virtual Online. https://peer.asee.org/37604

Emiola-Owolabi, O. V., Dalal, M., Carberry, A. R. & Ladeji-Osias, J. K. (2021). High School students' perspective of active learning in a remote classroom. Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Virtual Online. https://peer.asee.org/37244

Kouo, J. L., Klein-Gardner, S., Eagle, E., & Dalal, M. (2021). WIP: When a pandemic requires a pivot in the modality of teacher professional development. Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Virtual Online. https://peer.asee.org/38054

Dalal, M. & Carberry, A. (2021). Understanding anchors associated with secondary school students' engineering design experiences. Paper presented at the Clive L. Dym Mudd Design Workshop XII, Virtual Online.

Carberry, A. R., Dalal, M., Nagda, M., & McCarthy, B. (2021). Expanding the STEM teacher pool: A history teacher’s experience teaching a high school engineering course. Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) 94th Annual International Conference, Virtual Online.

Dalal, M., Klein-Gardner, S., Kouo, J., Reid, K., Beauchamp, C., O’Neal, B., Lopez-Roshwalb, J., & Pines, D. (2021). Stereotypes and implicit biases in engineering: Will students need to "Whistle Vivaldi"? Paper presented at the 3rd annual CoNECD – The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference, Virtual Online. https://www.jee.org/36122

Berhane, B., Dalal, M., Klein-Gardner, S., Carberry, A., Reid, K., Beauchamp, C., Kouo, J., & Pines, D. (2021). Understanding the ‘us all’ in Engineering 4 Us All through the Experiences of High School Teachers. Paper presented at the 3rd annual CoNECD – The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference, Virtual Online. https://peer.asee.org/36132

Reid, K., Ladeji-Osias, K., Beauchamp, C., Dalal, M., Griesinger, T., & Eagle, E. (2020). Design by Thread: The E4USA Engineering for Us All Curriculum. In Proceedings of 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), (pp. 1-6), Virtual Online.

doi: 10.1109/FIE44824.2020.9274008

Dalal, M., Carberry, A.R., Warmington, D., & Maxwell, R. (2020). Work-in-Progress: A case study exploring transfer of pedagogical philosophy from music to engineering. In Proceedings of 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), (pp. 1-4), Virtual Online.

 doi: 10.1109/FIE44824.2020.9274128.

Kouo, J. L., Dalal, M., Berhane, B. T., Ladeji-Osias, J. K., Reid, K., Beauchamp, C., Carberry, A. R., & Klein-Gardner, S. S. (2020, June), WIP: Initial investigation of effective teacher professional development among experienced and non-experienced engineering teachers. Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Experience, Virtual Online. https://peer.asee.org/35547

Reid, K., Dalal, M., & Beauchamp, C. (2020). A music teacher teaches engineering and uses CAD: A case study. In D. Schmidt-Crawford (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1311-1316). Online: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/215897/

Archambault, L. & Dalal, M. (2020). Exploring blended learning perceptions among international secondary school educators. In D. Schmidt-Crawford (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 664-669). Online: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/215809/

Dalal, M. & Carberry, A. Work in Progress: Exploring ‘Ways of Thinking’ of Interdisciplinary Collaborators. Proceedings of the 2019 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition. Tampa, FL. doi: 10.18260/1-2--33614

Dalal, M., Archambault, L. & Hale, A. (2019). Exploring student engagement with digital storytelling content using factor analysis. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 319-323). Las Vegas, NV: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).  https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/207704/.

Dalal, M. & Carberry, A. (2018). Work in Progress: ‘Ways of Thinking’ of Interdisciplinary Collaborators. Proceedings of the 2018 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT. doi: 10.18260/1-2--31317

McKenna, A., Dalal, M., Anderson, I., & Ta, T. (2018). Insights on Diversity and Inclusion from Reflective Experiences of Distinct Pathways to and through Engineering Education, In Proceedings of the 1st annual CoNECD – The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference, Crystal City, VA. https://peer.asee.org/29548

Dalal, M. & Archambault, L. (2018). International Teachers’ Evolving Relationships with Educational Technology. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (pp. 612-620), Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/182591/.

Dalal, M., Archambault, L., & Shelton, C. (2017). Examining technology integration decision-making processes and identifying professional development needs of international teachers. In Proceedings of Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) 2017 Convention, (pp. 103-112), Jacksonville, FL.

Larson, J. S., Dalal, M., Savenye, W. C., Zapata, C. E., Hamdan, N., & Kavazanjian, E. (2017). Complete Research Paper: Implementation of an Introductory Module on Biogeotechnics in a Freshman Engineering Course. In Proceedings of the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, OH. https://peer.asee.org/28058

Dalal, M., Larson, J., Savenye, W., Zapata, C., Hamdan, N. & Kavazanjian, E. (2017). Supporting engineering education with instructional design: The case of an introductory module on biogeotechnical engineering. In Proceedings of the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Pacific Southwest Region Annual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/29236

Dalal, M., Larson, J., Zapata, C., Savenye, W., Hamdan, N. & Kavazanjian, E. (2017). An interdisciplinary approach to developing an undergraduate module on biogeotechnical engineering. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (pp. 2074-2079), Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/177501/.

Dalal, M., Archambault, L., Robles, R. & Reed, A. (2017). Examining perceptions and decision-making related to technology integration in the common core high school classroom. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (pp. 2302-2310), Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/177523/.

Dalal, M., Wylie, R., & Walker, E. (2016). Using a systematic review for cross-theory comparisons. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (pp 1201-1202), Singapore: The International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).

Dalal, M., Archambault, L., & Shelton, C. (2016). Examining TPACK and technology integration decision-making among international teachers. In G. Chamblee & L. Langub (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2809-2814). Savannah, GA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/172092/.

Dalal, M. (2008). Mobile and multi-homed networks using host identity protocol. International Conference on Managing Next Generation Software Applications, Coimbatore, India.

Dalal, M. (2008). An overview of host identity protocol in mobile and multi-homed networks. National Conference on Recent Trends in Telecommunications, Electronics and Information Technology, Bangalore, India.

Research Activity: 
  • Carberry, A. and Dalal, M. Collaborative Research: Leveraging the Collective Strengths of e4usa and FIRST for Greater Impact on the Future Engineering Workforce (e4usa+FIRST). NSF-EEC (4/2021-6/2023)
  • Ross, L., Dalal, M., and Carberry, A. Evaluating the Efficacy of an Engineering Educaiton Professional Development for High School Guidance Counselors. ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Grants Program. (7/2020 - 6/2021)
  • Reid, K., Carberry, A., Klein-Gardner, S., Ladeji-Osias, J. K., Kouo,J., Miller, M., Beauchamp, C., and Dalal, M. Assessing the Reactionary Response of High School Engineering Teachers to COVID-19. NSF-EEC-RAPID (6/2020-3/2021)
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 194-CLSSpecial Topics
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SCN 400Sustainabl for Sci Teacher
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 503Design Effective Communication
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 503Design Effective Communication
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 506Evaluation of Learning System
Presentations: 

Arizona State University
    Professional Development:
        Technology Integration in Teaching and Learning, Spring 2015-2019
        Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program
        Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education
    Education Technology Workshop 
        InSTEP Global Initiatives Project, Fall, 2014
        Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education

Honors / Awards: 

Knowledge Mobilization Spotlight Award, Arizona State University, 2020.

Graduate Fellowship, Arizona State University,  2015, 2016, 2018.

Best Teacher Award, MVJ College of Engineering, India, 2013.

Inspire Faculty Excellence Award, Infosys Technologies, India, 2012, 2013.

Editorships: 

Associate Editor, Journal of Engineering Education Transformations

Professional Associations: 

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Research in Engineering Education Network (REEN)

Indo Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE)

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Service: 

Co-chair, Early Career Researchers Network and Postdoc Association Graduate College, Arizona State University , 2020-Present

Member, Peoria Union School District Engineering advisory council, 2020-21.

Member, Advisory Committee to the Postdoc Office, Early Career Researchers Network, Arizona State University, 2019-20

Diversity Co-chair, Student Division of the American Society for Engineering Education, 2018-2019.

Member, Doctoral Course Rotation Committee, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, 2017.