Dr. Jessica Deters is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She is a Disciplinary Based Education Research (DBER) faculty member in the College of Engineering at UNL and advises students in the Engineering Education Research Ph.D. Program.

Deters holds her PhD in Engineering Education and a M.S. in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. She trained as a Statistician at the Colorado School of Mines, earning a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and an honors minor in Public Affairs.

Her areas of research include engineering culture, workplace preparedness, international experiential learning programs, interdisciplinary programs, and comparative engineering education. Her research experience and interests span domains, allowing her to take a systems thinking approach to critical engineering education research questions.

Recent Journal Articles

Studies in Engineering Education

Exploring Narratives of Researcher Development for Student Researchers Abroad

Australasian Journal of Engineering Education

Understanding Australian and United States Engineering Education Research (EER) contexts

Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad

Exploring the Process and Outcomes of Leading a Study Abroad Program Using Real-Time Perspectives

Critically Examining the Role of Habitus for Minoritized Students in a Global Engineering Program

Connecting Research to Practice

Science Friday

Breakthrough Inclusive Action Toolkit

Society of Women Engineers

Women in Engineering: A Review of the 2019 Literature

Women in Engineering: A Review of the 2018 Literature

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Engineering capstone courses help students transition from school to work, Research Outreach

Ph.D. students bring research-backed insights on inclusive action to film series on women in science, VTX

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