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Monique Ross

Assistant Professor

Biography

Monique Ross joins the team with a diverse and integrated background. She holds a doctoral degree in Engineering Education from Purdue University. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Elizabethtown College, a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Auburn University, eleven years of experience in industry as a software engineer, and three years as a full-time faculty in the departments of computer science and engineering. Her interests focus on broadening participation in engineering through the exploration of: 1) race, gender, and identity in the engineering workplace; 2) discipline-based education research (with a focus on computer science and computer engineering courses) in order to inform pedagogical practices that garner interest and retain women and minorities in computer-related engineering fields.

Honors and Awards

  • 2007 Indiana Tech Professor of the Year

Research and Educational Interests

Broadening participation through discipline-based education research (with a focus on computer science and computer engineering courses) that informs pedagogy utilized in computing programs in order to garner more interest in computer-related engineering fields, as well as contribute to retention of women and minorities in computer-related engineering fields.

Background Education

2016 Ph.D., Engineering Education, Purdue University
2011 Master’s, Software Engineering and Computer Science
2001 Bachelor’s, Computer Engineering

Professional Activities

  • American Society of Engineering Education
  • National Society of Black Engineers

Professional Experience

Worked as a software engineering at Raytheon Systems Company on many large scale defense software products. Assumed the roles of software engineer, systems engineer, and software safety engineer.

Selected Publications

  1. Ross, M. Advice from My Sister: The Resilience of Black Women in STEM. Association of Women in Science (AWIS) Magazine, 48, pp. 32-34
  2. Reid, K.W., Ross, M., Yates, N. Paving the way: Institutional interventions for academic excellence and success in engineering. 42nd Annual National Society of Black Engineers Convention, March 23 – 27, 2016.
  3. Ross, M., Godwin, A. Engineering identity implications on the retention of Black women in engineering industry. 123rd ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 26-29, 2016.
  4. Ross, M., McGrade, S. An exploration into the impacts of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) on student persistence. 123rd ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 26-29, 2016.
  5. Verdin, D., Godwin, A., Ross, M. STEM roles: How students’ ontological perspectives facilitate STEM identities. 2016 NARST Annual International Conference, April 14 -17, 2016.
  6. Ross, M., Godwin, A. Stories of Black women in engineering industry – Why they leave. Frontiers in Education, October 21-24, 2015.
  7. Ross, M., Fletcher, T., Cox, M.F., Main, J. African American women in the engineering academe: A comprehensive literature review through the lens of intersectionality. 122nd ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 14-18, 2015, Seattle, WA