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Carberry named next chair of Engineering Education

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The Ohio State University College of Engineering has named Adam Carberry as the new chair of the Department of Engineering Education.

Adam Carberry

Carberry is currently an associate professor at The Polytechnic School, part of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He serves as the graduate program chair for the Engineering Education Systems and Design doctoral program and manages the Seeking Transformations in Engineering Education through Research (STEER) Lab.

“Given the importance of training the next generation of engineers and addressing the increased talent needs in the State of Ohio, EED will continue to play a vital role as our student’s first introduction to engineering,” said College of Engineering Dean Ayanna Howard. “I’m thrilled that Adam has taken on the mantle to reimagine this important role and amplify our students’ ability to thrive in this changing economy.”

Prior to Arizona State, Carberry was research assistant at Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, where he also managed the Student-Teacher Outreach Mentorship Program (STOMP).

“It is an extreme honor to be be named the next chair of The Ohio State University’s Department of Engineering Education,” said Carberry. “I’m very excited to join the Buckeye family and to begin engaging with all the amazing faculty, staff and students. Together, we will collaboratively embark on a journey to lead EED into the future.”

Carberry’s primary areas of interest include developing new classroom innovations and assessment techniques for pre-college and college students and identifying new ways to empirically understand engineering student and educator experiences. Funding for his work has come from National Science Foundation, The Lemelson Foundation, The Kern Family Foundation and The Leona M. and Harry S. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

His work has been recognized by an American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Educational Research and Methods Division Apprentice Faculty Award and a Frontiers in Education New Faculty Award. As a Fulbright Specialist, he visited École Nationale Supérieure des Mines in Rabat, Morocco.

He has served in many volunteer roles through ASEE. He is past chair of the Research in Engineering Education Network governing board, senior associate editor for the Journal of Engineering Education, and co-maintainer of the Engineering Education Community Resource wiki.

Carberry earned his B.S. in materials science and engineering from Alfred University, and his M.S. in chemistry and Ph.D. in engineering education from Tufts University.