Assistant Professor of Teaching
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Jennifer is a LPSOE faculty in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. She is the instructor for ENG 03 'Introduction to Engineering Design' at UC Davis. Her research focus is on engineering design education with an emphasis on creativity, design thinking and the impact of design experiences on student’s self-concept and development. She earned her Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2010 and has had experience teaching engineering design at a project-based high school, community colleges and through numerous informal learning programs.
Engineering design and communication; instructional innovation. My work concerns the intersection between design, communication and problem solving skills in engineering by enhancing all three through informed instructional choices using a “learn-by-doing,” hands-on approach.