Angela Minichiello PhD, PE

Engineering Education

Assistant Professor


Angela  Minichiello

Contact Information

Office Location: ENGR 217
Phone: 435-797-6370
Email: angie.minichiello@usu.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Educational Background

PhD, Engineering Education, Utah State University, 2016
Toward Alternative Pathways: Nontraditional Student Success in a Distance –Delivered, Undergraduate Engineering Transfer Program
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997
The Development of a Heat Transfer Module for the Thermal Management of Sealed Electronic Enclosures
BS, Mechanical Engineering, (Aerospace), United States Military Academy, 1987

Licensures & Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer, Utah, State of Utah, 2002
Registered Professional Engineer, Colorado, State of Colorado, 2002

Biography

I am a U.S. Army (Aviation) veteran and former practicing thermal-mechanical engineer. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Engineering Education in the College of Engineering at Utah State.

Teaching Interests

I teach foundational engineering and engineering science courses to early undergraduates across a variety of engineering sub-disciplines. I am actively involved in transforming these challenging courses to incorporate student-centered approaches to teaching and engineering practice-based learning activities to promote deep understanding of fundamental principles and development of professional skills. <br><br>At the graduate level, I engage with students to study the historical and philosophical foundations of the field of engineering education. I am interested in developing graduate level courses in qualitative research methodologies that are aligned within the interpretivist/constructivist, pragmatist, and subjectivist paradigms for application in engineering education research.

Research Interests

My research explores use of 1) educational technology; 2) mobile learning, online learning, and distance education; 3) contemporary engineering practice; and 4) asset-based frameworks to improve access, participation, and inclusivity within all levels of engineering education. I engage with qualitative, mixed-method, and multi-method approaches to better understand student experience for the ultimate purpose of strengthening and diversifying the engineering workforce.

Awards

Graduate Research Mentor of the Year, 2020

USU Department of Engineering Education

Co-Researcher of the Year, 2019

USU Department of Engineering Education

Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, 2019

USU Department of Engineering Education

Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 2018

Department of Engineering Education

Nominated for ASCE Educator of the Year Award, 2018

USU Student Chapter, American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)

RGS Washington, DC Faculty Fellow, 2017

Utah State University, Office of Research and Graduate Studies (RGS)

Outstanding Graduate Scholar, 2016

USU College of Engineering

Online Course Selected for Online Teacher Certification Course, 2016

Center for Instructional Innovation and Design

Selected Participant: AERA Narrative Research Special Interest Group Doctoral Student Workshop, 2016

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Graduate Student International Travel Award, 2015

USU Office of Research and Graduate Studies

Ph.D. Student Travel Award, 2015

USU College of Engineering

Research Mentor of the Year, 2014

USU Regional Campuses

Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, 2014

USU Brigham City

Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year, 2014

Department of Engineering Education

Online Teaching Fellow, 2013

USU

Accepted as ABET Program Evaluator on behalf of ASME, 2010

ASME, ABET

Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA) Best of Business Award, 2009

Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA)

NASA Langley Group Achievement Award, 2006

NASA

Space Dynamics Laboratory Outstanding Performance Award, 2005

Space Dynamics Laboratory

Best Paper Award Runner-up, 2000

7th Inter Society Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITHERM)

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship, 1994

NSF

Distinguished Honor Graduate, 1993

US Army Aviation Officer's Advanced Course

Commandant's List Graduate, 1988

US Army Aviation Rotary Wing Flight School

Airborne and Air Assault School Graduate, 1987

Airborne and Air Assault School

Distinguished Graduate, 1987

US Military Academy

First Female Graduate, 1987

US Army JFK Special Warfare Center High Risk SERE School


Publications | Books

  • Minichiello, A.L, (2016). Examining academic integrity in the postmodern: Undergraduates’ use of solutions to complete textbook-based engineering coursework (Chapter in Qualitative Research in STEM education: Studies of equity, access and innovation.): Qualitative Research in STEM education: Studies of equity, access and innovation.. Routledge/Taylor & Francis
  • Minichiello, A.L, Blake, T., Goodridge, W.H, Sam, D.D, (2015). Interdisciplinary team instruction in a distance-delivered first year engineering course (Chapter in Connected classrooms: Interdisciplinary approaches to distance teaching.): Connected classrooms: Interdisciplinary approaches to distance teaching.. Routledge/Taylor & Francis
  • Minichiello, A.L, (2006). A first-order thermal analysis of balloon-borne air-cooled electronics (Chapter in Heat transfer calculations.): Heat transfer calculations. McGraw-Hill

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Minichiello, A.L, Hanks, E., Becoming engineers in the middle years: Narrative writing as identity work in an undergraduate engineering course. International Journal of Engineering Education
  • Minichiello, A.L, Marx, S., McNeill, L.S, Hailey, C., (2019). Exploring student study behaviours in engineering: How undergraduates prepared textbook problems for online submission. European Journal of Engineering Education, 44:1-2, 253-270. doi: 10.1080/03043797.2018.1474342
  • Lawanto, O., Minichiello, A.L, Uziak, J., Febrian, A., (2019). Task affect and task understanding in engineering problem solving. Journal of Technology Education, 30:2
  • Minichiello, A.L, Hood, J.R, Harkness, D.S, (2018). Bringing user experience design to bear on STEM education: A narrative literature review. Journal for STEM Education Research, 1:1, 7-33. doi: 10.1007/s41979-018-0005-3
  • Lawanto, O., Minichiello, A.L, Uziak, J., Febrian, A., (2018). Students' task understanding during problem solving in an introductory thermodynamics course. International Education Studies, 11:7
  • Minichiello, A.L, (2018). From deficit thinking to counter storying: A narrative inquiry of nontraditional undergraduate experience in engineering education. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology (IJEMST), 6:3
  • Wilson, A., Minichiello, A.L, (2017). Disciplinary literacy in engineering. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 6:1, 7-14.
  • Minichiello, A.L, Glezer, A., Hartley, J.G, Black, W.Z, (1997). Thermal management of sealed electronic enclosures using synthetic jet technology. Advances in Electronic Packaging, 2:ASME, 1809-1812.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

Magazine/Trade Publications

  • Belady, C., Minichiello, A.L, (2003). Effective thermal design for electronic systems. Electronics Cooling Magazine

Other

  • Minichiello, A.L, (2016). Toward alternative pathways: Nontraditional student success in a distance–delivered, undergraduate engineering transfer program. ProQuest
  • Minichiello, A.L, (2015). Sheri Sheppard: Teaching and Learning Scholarship in Engineering: Engineering Education Pioneers and Trajectories of Impact Project. University of Washington
  • Minichiello, A.L, (1997). The development of a heat transfer module (HTM) for the thermal management of electronic enclosures. Georgia Institute of Technology

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

EED 7230 - Foundations of Engineering Education, Fall 2019
MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Fall 2019
EED 7810 - Research Seminar, Spring 2019
MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Spring 2019
MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Fall 2018
MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Spring 2018
EED 7230 - Foundations of Engineering Education, Fall 2017
MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Fall 2017
MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Spring 2017
MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Fall 2016
ENGR 2030 - Engineering Mechanics Dynamics, Spring 2016
MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Fall 2015
ENGR 2030 - Engineering Mechanics Dynamics, Spring 2015
MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Fall 2014
ENGR 2030 - Engineering Mechanics Dynamics, Spring 2014
MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Spring 2014
ENGR 2010 - Engineering Mechanics Statics, Fall 2013
MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Fall 2013
MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Fall 2013
ENGR 2030 - Engineering Mechanics Dynamics, Spring 2013
MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Fall 2012
ENGR 2030 - Engineering Mechanics Dynamics, Spring 2012
ENGR 2140 - Strength of Materials, Spring 2012
ENGR 2010 - Engineering Mechanics Statics, Fall 2011
MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Fall 2011
ENGR 2030 - DYNAMICS, Spring 2011
ENGR 2450 - ENGINEERING NUMERICAL METHODS, Spring 2011
ENGR 2140 - STRENGTH OF MATRLS, Spring 2011
ENGR 2030 - Engineering Mechanics Dynamics, Fall 2010
ENGR 2010 - Engineering Mechanics Statics, Fall 2010
ENGR 1000 - Introduction to Engineering Design, Fall 2010
ENGR 1000 - Introduction to Engineering Design, Fall 2010
ENGR 1000 - Introduction to Engineering Design, Fall 2010
MAE 2300 - Thermodynamics I, Fall 2010

Graduate Students Mentored

Jack Elliott, Engineering Education, January 2020
Muhammad Asghar, Engineering Education, January 2020
Alison Sunderland, Engineering Education, January 2019
Lori Caldwell, Engineering Education, August 2018
Theresa Green, Engineering Education, July 2017
Joel Hood, Engineering Education, August 2016 - January 2017