People and Groups

  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Motivation Science
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Impact of Values on Behavior
  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • Individual Differences in STEM Learning
  • Department Chair, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Director of Choral Activities

Specialties/Activities

  • Choral Singing
  • Contemporary Choral Music
  • Musical Theater
  • Skill Acquisition in the Large Group Rehearsal
  • Ear-Training
  • Teaching Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Image processing
  • Undergraduate EE labs
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Electronic warfare
  • Information operations
  • Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Links of Interest

  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Sciences and Arts
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Humanities Department
  • Academic Advisor: Humanities and Modern Languages

Specialties

  • Writing About Writing pedagogy
  • Reflective pedagogies and eportfolios
  • American Literature
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Electric power systems analysis
  • Utility applications of power electronics (HVDC, SVC, FACTS)
  • Power system dynamics
  • Power system transients
  • Renewable energy generation and integration in power systems
  • Student retention and success
Whitney Boroski

Whitney Boroski

  • Manager, Student Health and Well-being

Professional Interests

Member of the BACCHUS Network-Initiative of NASPA

  • Michigan State Coordinator for the BACCHUS Network 

Certified Peer Educator (CPE) Trainer

[Institutional] Member with the American College Health Association

Member of the Michigan Higher Education Network (MHEN)

Other professional interests include: Health and Wellness Coaching, Holistic approaches to health and well-being using a comprehensive care model, adoption of health habits, and supporting personal well-being. 

Education

Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, Michigan Technological University

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Director, Data Science Graduate Program

Area of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Data Mining and Data Science
  • Applications of AI and ML to Energy (microgrids, power systems), Health, and other domains
  • Associate Dean, College of Business
  • Professor of Management Information Systems, College of Business
  • Affiliated Professor, Data Science

Teaching Interests

  • Information Systems/Technology Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • User-Centered Design 

Research Interests

  • Impact of IS/IT change on end users
  • Management of IS/IT workers
  • Computer Anxiety and Computer Self-Efficacy
  • Mentoring using Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Various de facto Standards (i.e. Information Technology Infrastructure Library – ITIL)
  • Professor, Chemistry
  • Director, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) Program

Research Interests

  • Molecular basis of glycan (carbohydrate)-mediated biological functions
  • Glycan binding proteins or lectins
  • Glycan detection
  • Mechanistic glycobiology
  • Macromolecular communication
  • Biomolecular thermodynamics
  • Walker 343
  • Interim Dean & Professor
  • Director of Undergraduate Programs

Areas of Expertise

  • Conservation biology
  • Avian ecology and reproduction
  • Cascading effects of deer overbrowse
  • Island ecology
Alexandria Guth

Alexandria Guth

  • Director of Academic Accreditation and Compliance

Specialties

  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) to the Higher Learning Commission
  • Manages accreditation and compliance processes for online programs and courses
  • Geoscience Education
  • Teaching Professor, Engineering Fundamentals
  • Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • Educational methods
  • Student engagement and experience
  • Student community development
  • Cross discipline holistic education
  • Teaching Professor
  • Peace Corps Prep Program Director
  • Sustainability Science and Society Program Advisor

Areas of Expertise

  • International/transnational development
  • Faith-based development
  • Gender
  • Human rights
  • Global service learning
  • African studies (Niger)
  • Disaster risk reduction and vulnerability
  • Professor of Practice, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Research Interests

  • UAV Uses and Geomatics Applications
  • Spatial Data Adjustments
  • Multibeam/Single Beam Hydrographic Surveying and Bathymetric Surveys
  • Boundary Determinations and Legal Principles
  • Terrestrial LiDAR integration and GIS
Stefka Hristova
"The true picture of the past whizzes by. Only as a picture, which flashes its final farewell in the moment of its recognizability, is the past to be held fast."
—Walter Benjamin “On the Concept of History”
  • Associate Professor of Digital Media, Humanities
  • Communication, Culture, and Media
  • PEC Tech Forward/IPEC Director

Specialties

  • Visual Studies
  • Algorithmic Culture
  • Photography
  • Critical Theory
  • Professor and Chair, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Affiliated Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Director, Research and Innovation in STEAM Education Institute (RISE)

Research Interests

  • Problem-based learning methods applied in the areas of CAD/CAM
  • Static and dynamic model simulation
  • Product and manufacturing work cell verification

Teaching Interests

  • Parametric Modeling
  • Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Product Design and Development
  • CAE and FEA Methods
  • Computer-aided Manufacturing
  • Senior Design
  • Director, Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
  • Teaching Professor in Management, College of Business
  • Faculty Advisor, Enterprise Business Initiative

Teaching

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Development
  • Economics Development
  • Management Information Systems
Alexandra Marshall

Alexandra Marshall

  • Associate Director of Residence Education

Specialties

  • Provides leadership and development to the residence education program for over 3000 undergraduate and graduate students

  • Mentors the residential student organization advisors and student leaders

  • Serves as the department liaison for the Residential Officer Program

  • Partners with academic and administrative departments creating opportunities for faculty and staff mentors to the theme communities

  • Advisor to the Inter-Residence Housing Council

 

Michael Meyer

Michael R. Meyer

  • Teaching Professor
  • Faculty Development

Education

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • MS, Physics, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Specialties

  • Provides instructional support including learning technologies, student surveys, and instructional workshops
  • Holds pedagogical consultations with faculty and staff from all departments
  • Conducts training for graduate teaching assistants
  • 50% appointment as physics teaching professor
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • President, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Research Interests

  • Microdevices
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Nonlinear electrophoresis
Darnishia Morris

Darnishia Morris

  • Pavlis Educator and Manager of Global Engagement Programs
  • Pronouns: she, her, hers

Specialties

  • Experiential Learning
  • International Education
  • Career Planning
  • Student Engagement
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Humanities
  • Ethics and Philosophy Minor Advisor

Research Areas

  • Continental Philosophy (especially Phenomenology and Existential Thought)
  • Social and Political Philosophy (including Feminist Philosophy)
  • Philosophy and Art (including Literature)
  • Ethical Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Engineering Ethics
Mary Raber

Mary Raber

  • Assistant Dean of Academic Programs, Pavlis Honors College
  • Director of Global Leadership
  • Co-Director of Husky Innovate

Specialties

  • Engineering Education Research
  • Leadership Development
  • Program Management
  • Product Development Process
  • Design Thinking
  • Lean Startup
  • Associate Professor, Social Sciences

Research Interests

  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Social simulation (agent-based modeling)
  • Policy analysis
  • International relations
  • Sustainability assessment
  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Norm evolution and social influence
  • STEM education evaluation
  • Research design and methods
  • Professor, Applied Computing
  • Director, Mechatronics Graduate Program
  • Director, FANUC Certified Industrial Robotics Training Center

Research Interests

  • Mechatronics Systems
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Industrial Robotic Vision Systems
  • Automation and Controls
  • Optics
  • Image Processing

Teaching Interests

  •  Real-Time Robotics
  • Industrial Robotic Vision Systems.
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Power Systems
Heather Simpson

Heather Simpson

Specialties

  • Teaches SA 1000 - Exploring Majors at Michigan Tech
  • Provides outreach and academic support to student populations
  • Works with the Wahtera Center for student outreach.
  • Department Chair and Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Display design
  • Tech adoption
  • Technology training
  • Associate Professor, Engineering Fundamentals
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Jon Sticklen CV

Innovation in Education

  • Infusion of systems viewpoints to applied engineering sciences
  • Growth in enrollment achievement
  • Led a strong faculty team to systemically reimagine and implement the Tech First-Year Engineering Program

Research Interests

  • Factors enhancing student engagement in their own learning
  • Systemic approaches to distance learning that enhance active learning, and 
  • Applications of Design Thinking as an exemplar of client-centered design with application to Problem/Project-based learning
Briana Tucker

Briana Tucker

  • Enterprise Program Coordinator
  • Pronouns: she, her, hers

Specialties

  • Coordinates campus engagement with industry and alumni
  • Enterprise curriculum and programming
  • Design Expo 
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Coordinator, College of Computing Learning Center

Area of Expertise

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science Education
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Dean for Curriculum & Instruction, College of Computing
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • software usability & accessibility
  • gerontechnology
  • smart & connected communities
  • communication in software development
  • agile development methods
  • applied formal methods
  • computing ethics
  • sustainable computing
  • computer science & software engineering education
Christopher Webster
"Maintaining balance and stability in natural systems requires embracing their underlying chaos."

Areas of Expertise

  • Gap dynamics and disturbance ecology
  • Invasion biology of exotic species
  • Landscape ecology
  • Plant community response to herbivory
  • Restoration silviculture
  • Wildlife habitat relationships