Andrew Gillen

Assistant Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program
Affiliated Faculty,  Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Office

  • 377 Snell Engineering Center

About

Dr. Gillen joined the First Year Engineering Program in Fall 2021 after two years coordinating the industry-engaged capstone at University College London (UCL) in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geomatic Engineering. While at UCL, he also served as the Inclusion Lead for the department and was awarded Fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA). At Northeastern, Dr. Gillen primarily teaches first year engineering design courses and conducts research in engineering education. He is a co-founder of the Disability Alliance, an employee affinity group on campus.

Education

  • PhD Engineering Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2019
  • BS Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, 2016

Honors & Awards

Fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Publications

*Denotes supervision of student.

 

Journal Articles

*Yao, R. & Gillen, A. L. (2023). Public opinion evaluation on social media platforms: a case study of High Speed 2 (HS2) rail infrastructure project. UCL Open Evironment. https://doi.org/10.14324/111.444/ucloe.000063

*Shah, R. & Gillen, A. L. (2023). A systematic literature review of university-industry partnerships in engineering education. European Journal of Engineering Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2023.2253741

Matusovich, H. M., Gillen, A. L., Van Montfrans, V., Grohs, J., Paradise, T., Carrico, C., Lesko, H., & Gilbert, K. (2021). Student outcomes from the collective design and delivery of culturally relevant engineering outreach curricula in rural and Appalachian middle schools. International Journal of Engineering Education, 37(4), 884–899. https://www.ijee.ie/contents/c370421.html

Gillen, A. L., Grohs, J. R., Matusovich, H. M., & Kirk, G. R. (2021). A multiple case study of an interorganizational collaboration: Exploring the first year of an industry partnership focused on middle school engineering education. Journal of Engineering Education, 110(3), 545– 571. https://doi.org/10.1002/jee.20403

Woodrow, M., Gillen, A. L., Woodrow, R., & Torero, J. (2020). Investigating varied pedagogical approaches for problem-based learning in a fire safety engineering course. International Journal of Engineering Education, 36(5), 1605-1614. https://www.ijee.ie/contents/c360520.html

Matusovich, H. M., Gillen, A. L., Carrico, C., Knight, D., & Grohs, J. (2020). Outcome expectations and environmental factors associated with engineering college-going: A case study. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER), 10(1), Article 5. https://doi.org/10.7771/2157-9288.1236

Grohs, J.R., Gillen, A.L., Matusovich, H.M., Kirk, G.R., Lesko, H.L., Brantley, J., & Carrico, C. (2020). Building community capacity for integrating engineering in rural middle school science classrooms. Journal of STEM Outreach, 3. https://doi.org/10.15695/jstem/v3i1.01

Gillen, A. L., Carrico, C., Grohs, J., & Matusovich, H. M. (2018). Using an applied research-practice cycle: Iterative improvement of culturally relevant engineering outreach. Journal of Formative Design in Learning, 2, 121–128. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41686-018-0023-7

Gillen, A. L. (2016). Teacher’s toolkit: The new standard in technology education: 3-D design class. Science Scope, 39(9), 8–16. http://doi.org/10.2505/4/ss16_039_09_8

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Schulte Grahame, K., Jay, A., Gillen, A. L., & Freeman, S. (2023). Meaningful Moments: First-year Student Perceptions of Mindfulness and Meditation in the classroom. 2023 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore, Maryland. https://peer.asee.org/43561

Sangster, J., Gillen, A. L., & Huang-Saad, A. (2023). Lessons Learned: Building our Capacity to Engage in Engineering Education Research. 2023 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore, Maryland. https://peer.asee.org/42411

*Chen, Z., Yao, R., & Gillen, A. L. (2022). How do engineering students characterize their educational experience on a popular social media platform during the Covid-19 pandemic? 2022 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, Minnesota. https://peer.asee.org/41167

Maczka, D. K., *Shah, R., & Gillen, A. L. (2021). Towards identifying core computational literacy concepts for inclusion in a first-year general engineering course. 2021 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. https://peer.asee.org/37922

Gillen, A. L., Woodrow, M. L., & Torero, J. L. (2021). Work in Progress: Transformational change in a masters-level integrated capstone design course that partners industry and academia. 2021 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. https://peer.asee.org/38207

Gillen, A. L., Ford, J., & Grohs, J. (2019) Partnering with Industry: Practical considerations from two programmes. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Symposium of the UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network, Warwick, UK. https://hefocus.raeng.org.uk/network-events/

Gillen, A. L., Grohs, J. R., Matusovich, H. M., Kirk, G. R., Lesko, H. L., & Carrico, C. (2019) Insights from the first two years of a project partnering middle school teachers with industry to bring engineering to the science classroom. 2019 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/32390

Gillen, A. L., Carrico, C., & Matusovich, H. M. (2018). Gatekeepers to Broadening Participation in Engineering: A Qualitative Investigation of a Case Site in Virginia (WIP). 2018 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29904

Baum, L., Lesko, H. L., Grohs, J. R., Matusovich, H. M., Kirk, G. R., Carrico, C., van Montfrans, V., Gillen A. L., Paradise, T., & Blackowski, S. A. (2018). Engagement in practice: Lessons learned partnering with science educators and local engineers in rural schools. 2018 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30387

Grohs, J. R., van Montfrans, V., Matusovich, H. M., Kirk, G. R., Carrico, C., Gillen, A. L., Williams, S. A., Lesko, H. L., & Paradise, T. (2018). Findings from the first year of a project that partners engineers and educators in rural schools. 2018 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30150

Knight, D. B., Matusovich, H. M., Grohs, J. R., Carrico, C., Gillen, A. L., Kinoshita, T., Tan, L., & Bradburn, I. S. (2018). Gatekeepers to broadening participation in engineering: Investigating variation across high schools comparing who could go versus who does do into engineering. 2018 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30101

Gillen, A. L., Grohs, J., Matusovich, H. M., & Carrico, C. (2017). Seeing engineering everywhere: Culturally relevant engineering activities with rural and Appalachian youth. 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference. Indianapolis, ID. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2017.8190640

Gillen, A. L., Kinoshita, T., Knight, D., Grohs, J., Carrico, C., Matusovich, H. M., Tan, L., & Bradburn, I. (2017). Gatekeepers to broadening participation in engineering: Investigating variation across high schools comparing who could go versus who does go into engineering. 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference. Indianapolis, ID. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2017.8190613

Bielefeldt, A. R., Jones, S. A., Mueller, J., Schulte Grahame, K., & Gillen, A.L. (2016). Impacts of sustainability education on the attitudes of engineering students. 2016 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. https://peer.asee.org/25552

 

Opinion Pieces

Gillen, A. L. (2020). A different way to deliver student feedback. Inside Higher Education. https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/09/16/stem-instructor-offers-tips-giving-students-feedback-hes-learned-performing-arts

 

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