About the event
Dr. Olusola Adesope, Boeing Distinguished Professor of STEM Education and College of Education’s Associate Dean for Research & External Funding, WSU
Dr. Olusola Adesope is a Boeing Distinguished Professor of STEM Education and College of Education’s Associate Dean for Research & External Funding at Washington State University-Pullman. Dr. Adesope’s current research focuses on the use of systematic reviews and meta-analyses for advancing evidence-based practices, cognitive and pedagogical underpinnings of learning with computer-based multimedia resources, and investigation of instructional principles and assessments in STEM education, especially engineering education. Dr. Adesope’s research is mostly funded by the National Science Foundation and published in top peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Adesope has about 160 published journal papers, book chapters and proceedings and presented over 110 conference papers in national and international conferences. Dr. Adesope has extensive editorial experience. For example, he is currently a Co-Editor for the premier journal, Educational Researcher, a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Engineering Education, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology and sits on the editorial boards of several top-tier journals including the Educational Psychologists, Contemporary Educational Psychology, Educational Psychology Review, etc. He was also an editorial board member for the Review of Educational Research. He is a recipient of several awards including the WSU’s Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, Scholarship & Arts as well as the American Educational Research Association’s Research Award.
Research in STEM education (especially engineering education) has grown exponentially in the last decade. In our quest to find the best evidence to teach and learn STEM concepts, I have worked with colleagues from around the country and especially the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture to advance a strong program of research that has resulted in over 160 publications and 15 grant-funded projects as PI/co-PI mostly from the National Science Foundation. In this presentation, I will provide summaries of these STEM projects (mostly engineering and computer science education projects) and some key highlights of our major discoveries and advancements of teaching and learning in STEM. I will conclude with my current efforts to provide evidence-based practices in engineering education through the editorial work with the Journal of Engineering Education.