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Monique S. Ross

Assistant Professor
Biography
Monique Ross 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 the industry as a software engineer, and five 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. She is the PI on two National Science Foundation grants, one foundation grant, and co-PI on two large scale grants. Dr. Monique Ross is committed to the expansion of rigorous computer science education research at FIU and nationally.
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
  • Association of Computing Machines (SIGCSE)
Professional Experience

Academic

August 2016 – Present, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and STEM Transformation Institute, FIU

Industry

Worked as a software engineering at Raytheon Systems Company on many large scale defense software products for 11 years. Assumed the roles of software engineer, systems engineer, and software safety engineer.

Selected Publications
  1. Ross, M., Garcia, A.,* I lead, therefore I am: The impact of student-mentor leadership opportunities on STEM identity development and sustainability. 125th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24-27, 2018.
  2. Ross, M., Capobianco, B., Godwin, A. Re-positioning identity as a viable theoretical framework for studying Black women in engineering. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering 23(1), 37-52 (2017)
  3. Ross, M. Advice from My Sister: The Resilience of Black Women in STEM. Association of Women in Science (AWIS) Magazine, 48, pp. 32-34
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.