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David A. Delaine

  • Assistant Professor, Dept of Engineering Education
  • 323 Hitchcock Hall
    2070 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210


Dr. David A. Delaine is an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University Department of Engineering Education. He strives to creatively impact Diversity and Inclusion through investigating the intersections of engineering, education, and society. He is currently serving his second term as an executive member of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) as a Vice President, representing Diversity and Inclusion. He has obtained a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Drexel University, in Philadelphia, USA He has served as a Fulbright Scholar at the Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo. Dr. Delaine is a co-founder and past president of the Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED). His research laboratory, The Collaborative to Change Engineering Education, aims to significantly broaden the global pipeline of STEM talent and to unify the needs of the engineering education stakeholders in order for engineering education to more accurately reflect societal needs. Diversity and inclusion, university/community engagement, educational research methods, action research, and student-led initiatives fall within the scope of his academic endeavors.

Dr. Delaine's Lab

Dr. David A. Delaine is currently developing The Collaborative Lab to Change Engineering Education. The lab is performing research on collaborative processes within informal educational settings for the development of socially responsible engineering citizens. Community engagement, boundary spanning, and global diversity and inclusions are cornerstones of the laboratory’s efforts.

Active research grants:

■ “Global Alignment within Aviation Education using a Boundary Spanning Framework” is funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop a platform upon which the FAA can improve air traffic control and safety on a global level.

■ “Electrifying the Mountain of Light Orphanage” is an IEEE EPICS project that will support pilot research on Community Engagement as an informal-learning environment.