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Tirupalavanam Ganesh

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Asst Dean ACD & Asc Rsrch Prof
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8109
Biography

Tirupalavanam G. Ganesh is Assistant Dean of Engineering Education at Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and Associate Research Professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy. Ganesh is an engineer, educator, and education researcher who designs, implements, and studies learning environments that offer opportunities for mastery learning in both K-12 and university settings. He is principal investigator of the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored project  Learning through Engineering Design and Practice aimed at designing, implementing, and systematically studying the impact of an engineering education program. Ganesh is also co-investigator of an NSF sponsored project, Water SCIENCE which is designed to help undergraduate students and educators understand water sheds, measure water quality and engineer water treatment solutions in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Arizona. He is married to Annapurna Ganesh, who is residential faculty in Early Childhood Education at Mesa Community College. Ganesh is an avid reader and collects books. He enjoys photography and in particular likes taking photographs of doors.

Research Interests

Engineering education - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields
Innovations in formal and informal k-12 engineering education
Research methods - graphical exploratory data analysis, visual data, qualitative research
Communication of research - open access journals in education

    Publications
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam G.; Thieken, G., (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ); Malyn-Smith, Joyce; Na'im, Alyssa, (Education Development Center, Newton, MA); Ebenezer, Jazlin (Wayne State University, Detroit, MI); Blank, Glenn, D. (Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA). Implementing Innovative Technologies to Enhance STEM Education in K-12 Settings: What do youth know about and what can they do with technology?. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), March 2-6, 2009, Charleston, SC (2009).
    • Baker, Dale; Ganesh, Annapurna; Ganesh, Tirupalavanam G.; Krause, Stephen; Morrell, Darryl; Roberts, Chell; White-Taylor, Janel (Arizona State University). Engineering: An Introduction for High School. (2008).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam G. A call for fundamental transformation in K-12 learning. (2008).
    • Tirupalavanam Ganesh. Commentary through visual data: A critique of the United States school accountability movement. Visual Studies (2007).
    • Tirupalavanam Ganesh. Commentary through visual data: A critique of the United States school accountability movement. Visual Studies (2007).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam Gopal (Author) . Critique through visual data: The impact of high-stakes testing expressed through teachers' drawings. International Research on the Impact of Accountability: The Association of Teacher Educators Yearbook XVI (2007).
    • McCormack, S (Author) ,McDonald, D (Author) ,Ganesh, Tirupalavanam Gopal (Author) ,Foster, A S (Author) . Overview & framework: Impact and consequences of accountability systems. International Research on the Impact of Accountability: The Association of Teacher Educators Yearbook XVI (2007).
    • McCormack, S (Author) ,McDonald, D (Author) ,Ganesh, Tirupalavanam Gopal (Author) ,Foster, A S (Author) . Summary & implications: Impact and consequences of accountability systems. International Research on the Impact of Accountability: The Association of Teacher Educators Yearbook XVI (2007).
    • Tirupalavanam Ganesh, J Middleton. Challenges in linguistically and culturally diverse elementary settings with math instruction using learning technologies. The Urban Review (2006).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Berliner, D. Practices of computer use in elementary education: Perceived and missed opportunities. Association of Educational Communication and Technology (2005).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam Gopal (Author) . Electronic journals in education and their indexing: Exploring notions of digital resources in virtual spaces. Digital Resources for the Education Library: Case Studies in Innovation, Invention, and Implementation (2004).
    • Tirupalavanam Ganesh. Electronic journals in education: Living up to their promise?. Education Libraries (2003).
    • Tirupalavanam Ganesh. Held hostage by high-stakes testing: Drawing as symbolic resistance. Teacher Education Quarterly (2002).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Glass, G, Andrews, S, Middleton, J, Jennings, T, Leavy, A. Scholarly electronic journals: Economic and technical issues. RTS & Associates (2000).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Middleton, J. Language as access to mathematics learning and technology in a title I school. RTS & Associates (2000).
    Research Activity
    Fall 2017
    Course NumberCourse Title
    FSE 100Introduction to Engineering
    FSE 394Special Topics
    FSE 492Honors Directed Study
    CSE 492Honors Directed Study
    FSE 493Honors Thesis
    FSE 499Individualized Instruction
    DCI 784Internship
    DCI 790Reading and Conference
    EDA 792Research
    EDA 799Dissertation
    Spring 2017
    Course NumberCourse Title
    FSE 194Special Topics
    FSE 492Honors Directed Study
    FSE 493Honors Thesis
    CSE 493Honors Thesis
    DCI 784Internship
    DCI 790Reading and Conference
    DCI 792Research
    DCI 799Dissertation
    Fall 2016
    Course NumberCourse Title
    FSE 100Introduction to Engineering
    ASU 101-FSEThe ASU Experience
    FSE 394Special Topics
    FSE 492Honors Directed Study
    CSE 492Honors Directed Study
    FSE 493Honors Thesis
    FSE 499Individualized Instruction
    DCI 784Internship
    DCI 790Reading and Conference
    EDA 792Research
    EDA 799Dissertation
    Spring 2016
    Course NumberCourse Title
    FSE 492Honors Directed Study
    FSE 493Honors Thesis
    FSE 494Special Topics
    STM 591Seminar
    DCI 784Internship
    DCI 790Reading and Conference
    DCI 792Research
    DCI 799Dissertation
    Fall 2015
    Course NumberCourse Title
    FSE 100Introduction to Engineering
    FSE 194Special Topics
    FSE 492Honors Directed Study
    FSE 493Honors Thesis
    FSE 499Individualized Instruction
    FSE 598Special Topics
    DCI 784Internship
    DCI 790Reading and Conference
    EDA 792Research
    EDA 799Dissertation
    Spring 2015
    Course NumberCourse Title
    FSE 104EPICS Gold I
    FSE 194Special Topics
    FSE 492Honors Directed Study
    FSE 598Special Topics
    DCI 784Internship
    DCI 790Reading and Conference
    DCI 792Research
    DCI 799Dissertation
    Fall 2014
    Course NumberCourse Title
    FSE 100Introduction to Engineering
    FSE 194Special Topics
    DCI 784Internship
    DCI 790Reading and Conference
    EDA 792Research
    EDA 799Dissertation
    Spring 2014
    Course NumberCourse Title
    FSE 194Special Topics
    DCI 784Internship
    DCI 790Reading and Conference
    DCI 792Research
    DCI 799Dissertation
    Fall 2013
    Course NumberCourse Title
    FSE 100Introduction to Engineering
    DCI 784Internship
    DCI 790Reading and Conference
    EDA 792Research
    EDA 799Dissertation
    Spring 2013
    Course NumberCourse Title
    DCI 784Internship
    DCI 790Reading and Conference
    DCI 792Research
    DCI 799Dissertation
    Presentations
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, G. & Ganesh, Annapurna. Research on broadening the appeal of robotics in informal learning. American Educational Research Association, 2008 Annual Meeting, March 24-28, 2008, New York, NY (Mar 2008).
    • Ganesh, A, Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Jones, T, Kirby, A, Wright, L. Parent partnerships in student education through the children's museum. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2007).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam. Learning from a teacher's narrative: From 1960s Selma, Alabama, to 2000s suburban Arizona. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2007).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Ganesh, A, McCullum, C. A study of learning affordances of a children's museum exhibit component: The distance speedway. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2007).
    • Ganesh, A, Ganesh, Tirupalavanam. A view of private pre-primary education for the urban poor in India. International Visual Sociology Association, Session: The School and The City (Jul 2006).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam. Why share proposals with school-based partners?. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2006).
    • McNeil, S, Ganesh, Tirupalavanam. Visualizing mental models: Understanding cognitive change to support teaching and learning of multimedia design and development. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2006).
    • Chiappetta, E, Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Lee, Y, Phillips, M. Examination of science textbook analysis research conducted on textbooks published over the past 100 years in the United States. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Apr 2006).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam. Practices of computer use in elementary education: Perceived and missed opportunities. Association of Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) (Oct 2005).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Berliner, D. Practices of computer use in elementary education: Perceived and missed opportunities. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Biennial Conference (Aug 2005).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Middleton, J. Challenges in linguistically and culturally diverse elementary settings with math instruction using learning technologies. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2005).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam. The case of the school district's educational technologist as the classroom teacher. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2005).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam. Teachers' visual representations of the impact of high-stakes tests: Making meaning of visual data. Critical Discourse Analysis Conference (May 2004).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam. Practices of computer use in elementary education: Perceived and missed opportunities. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2004).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam. The gendered nature of educators' visual representations of their feelings. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2003).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Middleton, J. Disadvantaged students' access to powerful learning technology in mathematics. 9th International Congress on Mathematical Education (Jul 2002).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam. Educators' images of high stakes testing: An exploratory analysis of the value of visual methods. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2002).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam. Recent trends in scholarly electronic journals in education. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2002).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Dicerbo, K, Stockford, S. Exploring notions about electronic journals as social and cognitive tools. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2002).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam. Developing an online scholarly journal. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2001).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam. Journal Talk I: Current Issues in Education. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2001).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam. Non-Standard young individuals and their teacher in a world of standards and standardized tests. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2001).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Ganesh, A. Case Study: Cholla-A "brain compatible" learning environment ?. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2001).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Middleton, J. E-journals in education: Hype or living up to their promise?. American Educational Research Association, Symposium Session on Scholarly Electronic (Apr 2000).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Middleton, J. Equitable access to powerful learning technology in mathematics: A conflict of interest in a Title I school. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2000).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Middleton, J. Journal Talk II: Current Issues in Education. American Educational Research Association (Apr 2000).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Middleton, J. Language as access to mathematics learning and technology in a title I school. Association of Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) (Feb 2000).
    • Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Glass, G, Andrews, S, Middleton, J, Jennings, T, Leavy, A. Scholarly electronic journals: Economic and technical issues. Association of Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) (Feb 2000).
    Service
    • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Member (2004 - Present)
    • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Member (2001 - Present)
    • International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA), Member (2000 - Present)
    • Association of Educational Communication and Technology (AECT), Member (1999 - Present)
    • Education Committee, Invention Convention Exhibit Advisory Committee, Children's Museum of Houston, Member (2005 - 2006)
    • American Educational Research Association, Division B Curriculum Studies, New Faculty Seminar, Participant (2005 - 2005)
    • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Technology Committee (formerly the Telecommunications Committee), Member (2002 - 2005)
    • American Educational Research Association, Division G Social Context of Education, Graduate Student Seminar "From Entry to Exit: Doing Meaningful Research", Participant (2001 - 2001)
    • Current Issues in Education, Editor (1999 - 2001)
    • Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Task Force, Graduate College, Arizona State University, Member (2001 - 2001)