John Sangster

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

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  • 368B SN

Research Focus

Engineering education with a focus on differentiated curricula. Transportation engineering with a focus on alternative intersection designs.

About

Dr. Sangster joined the First-Year Engineering faculty at Northeastern University in the fall of 2018, previously working for the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for three years as a faculty in the Civil Engineering department there.  Between undergraduate and graduate studies, he spent seven years working in consulting as a civil engineer, specializing in roadway design and traffic engineering projects for municipal clients.  His research in civil engineering has focused on the analysis of alternative intersection designs.  In his current role as a teaching faculty, research focus has pivoted toward engineering education, with a focus on differentiated curriculum and meeting the needs of a diverse, heterogeneous student body.

Education

  • Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Ph.D., Transportation Engineering
  • Virginia Polytechnic and State University, MS, Transportation Engineering
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, BS, Civil Engineering
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, BS, Architectural Engineering

Research Overview

Engineering education with a focus on differentiated curricula. Transportation engineering with a focus on alternative intersection designs.

Selected Publications

  • Sangster, J. (2021) Classroom Talking Points. American Society of Engineering Education, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the. July, 2021.
  • Sangster, J. Adams, T. (2021) Rural Perspectives on Road Diets: A Nebraska Case Study. In Transportation Research Board, 100th Annual Meeting of the. January 2021.
  • Hertz, J. Mukasa, C. Whalen, R. Sangster, J. (2020) 4th Time Around: Do Classes Get Better with Instructor Repetition? American Society of Engineering Education, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the. June, 2020.
  • Davis, D. O’Connell, B., Sangster, J., Mukasa, C., Schulte-Grahame, K., Quinn, L., Smith, A. (2020) Evaluating Student Success in a Pre-College General Engineering Program. American Society of Engineering Education, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the. June, 2020.
  • Sangster, J., Adams, T. “Restricted Crossings on Rural Highways.” Report published by Nebraska Department of Transportation. June, 2019. 108 pages.
  • Sangster, J. (2019) Privilege and Diversity as Determiners of Engineering Identity and Success. In American Society for Engineering Education, Annual Conference of the. June 2019. Tampa, FL.

Faculty

Jul 01, 2020

COE Presents at the 2020 ASEE’S Virtual Conference

College of Engineering faculty, staff, and students, published and presented virtual papers at the American Society for Engineering Education – Virtual National conference.

May 31, 2019

Bleakney & Sangster Selected as CATLR 2018-2019 Fellows

Assistant Co-op Coordinator John Bleakney and Assistant Teaching Professor John Sangster were selected as 2018-2019 Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR) Fellows.

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