Meet Our Team!
Emily Dringenberg, Ph.D.
Dr. Emily Dringenberg is an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University in the Department of Engineering Education. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Kansas State ’08), an M.S. in Industrial Engineering (Purdue ’14), and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education (Purdue ’15).
Her research agenda is to investigate beliefs that perpetuate inequity in engineering. She is the mother of two small children and enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, knitting, and working with plants. If you're interested in collaborating with Dr. Dringenberg, check out this info!
Graduate Teaching Associate
Jeremy Grifski is a Graduate Teaching Associate in the department of Computer Science and Engineering. Previously, he completed an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and went on to work for General Electric Transportation as a part of their Edison Engineering Development Program. Most recently, Jeremy received a Master's in Computer Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University under Dr. Atiq. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in Engineering Education with Dr. Dringenberg. His research interests include exploring the role of ideologies like meritocracy and individualism in the tech industry. In his free time, he enjoys watching hockey, writing about programming languages, and playing video games.
Graduate Administrative Associate
Dira Melissa Delpech is a fellow graduate student at The Ohio State University in the Department of Engineering Education. She earned her B.S in Civil Engineering at The University of Rhode Island, where conducted research on Safety Performance Functions. She is concurrently enrolled in the M.S in Engineering Management. Her current research interests involve teaching and learning methodologies, as well as the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups in engineering. She enjoys spending time with her loved ones and being outdoors.
Graduate Teaching & Research Associate
Alexia Leonard is a graduate student, teaching associate and research associate at The Ohio State University in the Department of Engineering Education. She earned her B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from The Ohio State University. Her current research interests include bridging the research to practice gap present in engineering education and perceptions of intelligence. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and cooking.
Graduate Research Associate
Bio coming soon!
Undergraduate Research Associate
Carter Morris graduated with his degree on Materials Science and Engineering with a focus in Biomaterials. His distinction thesis was related to engineering students’ beliefs about the relationship between socioeconomic status and smartness.
Adithya Ramaswami is a junior studying Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering with a Business and Leadership studies minor. Some of his past projects include studies on undergraduate engineering students' beliefs about the nature of their intelligence and students' beliefs about the value of empathic approaches to engineering design decisions.
Genevieve Thanh graduated with her B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering. Her past projects include studying students' beliefs about smartness in relation to their identity and beliefs about different approaches to decision making.
Eric Henderson is a fourth-year honors student from Youngstown, Ohio majoring in Computer Science and Engineering. He previously collaborated in projects related to students' beliefs about smartness in relation to their identity.
Darcy is an Educator of Science and Engineering at Delaware Hays High School. She contributed in studying students' beliefs about smartness in relation to gender.
Sumitro Chakravarti is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and majored in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, as well as a minor in General Business through the Integrated Business and Engineering Honors Program (IBE). He was an undergraduate research associate with BERG and currently works as an associate consultant with Bain & Company out of Chicago. In his free time, he enjoys playing/watching sports with his friends, and all sorts of outdoors activities!
Bailey Braaten, Ph.D.
Bailey Braaten was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Engineering Education Department. She earned her Ph.D. in STEM Education from OSU’s College of Education and Human Ecology, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Cincinnati, and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio Northern University. Bailey has background in teaching high school mathematics, in addition to her experience in mechanical engineering. Her research interests focus on student identity in relation to STEM subjects, particularly mathematics, and how this informs students’ participation in engineering majors and careers. Through her work, she aims to increase participation of and support for underrepresented students in engineering. Dr. Braaten currently works as a lecturer for the Department of Engineering Education
Amy Kramer, Ph.D., P.E.
Amy Kramer earned her Ph.D. in Engineering Education at The Ohio State University in the Department of Engineering Education. She also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University. She worked as a structural engineering consultant in Columbus, OH where she specialized in the design of reinforced concrete and steel structures. She currently teaches first year engineering courses to honors students at Ohio State. Her research interests include engineering epistemology, broadening participation in engineering, and engineering culture.
Giselle Guanes, Ph.D.
Graduate Research Associate
Giselle earned her Ph.D. in Engineering Education at The Ohio State University in the Department of Engineering Education and currently works as a postdoctoral scholar in the same department. She also earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University. Besides working on beliefs about different types of approaches for decision making in the context of design, she is interested in design, social justice, and empowering Latinx engineering students. Besides academic work, she enjoys spending her time making music, taking pictures, or creating any sort of art.
Undergraduate Research Associate