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
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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