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Lisa Abrams

  • Professor of Practice, Dept of Engineering Education
  • 244C Hitchcock Hall
    2070 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-688-1735

About

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Ohio State University, 2001
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1998
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1988

Honors

  • 2015 Faculty Diversity Excellence Award
  • 2015 Nicole Nieto Social Justice Award
  • 2013 Boyer Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Engineering Innovation
  • 2013 Charles E. MacQuigg Award for Outstanding Teaching
  • 2012 David C. McCarthy Engineering Teaching Award
  • 2011 Pi Tau Sigma Above and Beyond Award
  • Young Engineer of the Year, Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)

Research Areas

Recruitment, retention, and success of undergraduate students, especially those populations who are under-represented in engineering; climate and culture in an engineering academic environment; faculty and staff mentoring

Selected Publications

  • Kecskemety, K.M., Corrigan, L.N., and Abrams, L.M., Inverting the Classroom: Balancing Individual Instructional Styles and Course Standardization, First Year Engineering Experience Conference, Aug. 2-4, Roanoke/Blacksburg, VA, 2015.
  • Stavridis, O., L. Abrams, S. Sorby, D. Hamamoto, K. Sigler, Taking an Engineering Spatial Visualization Course to Pre-Dental Students, ASEE Conference 2015.
  • Greene, H., P. Post, L. Abrams, Engineering Ambassador Program Connects High School Students with University Students and Career Engineers in their Communities, ASEE Conference 2015.
  • Harper, K., L. Abrams, A Longitudinal Study of the Impact of a First-Year Honors Engineering Program, ASEE Conference 2014.
  • Grzybowski, D., O. Stavridis, L. Barclay, L. Abrams, Impact of Optional Supplemental Course to Enhance Spatial Visualization Skills in First-Year Engineering Students, ASEE Conference 2014.
  • Abrams, L. M., Lilly, B. W., Srinivasan, K., & Mendelsohn D. A. (2013). Designing and teaching an intensively hands–on class in a large public university. Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education North Central Section Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Abrams, L. M., Lilly, B. W., Neal, M., Srinivasan, K., & Mendelsohn D. A. (2012). Developing an effective platform for introducing mechanical engineering in a large public university. Paper presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Conference, Houston, TX.
  • Abrams, L. M., Lilly, B. W., Altschuld, J., & Mendelsohn D. A. (2012). Introduction to mechanical engineering:  A course in progress. Paper presented at the 119th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, TX.
  • Abrams, L. M., Gustafson, R. J., & Artis, S. (2011). Extending information on time effective student interactions to engineering faculty. Paper presented at the 118th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC.