Erika Mosyjowski is a Research and Faculty Engagement Manager at the Center for Socially Engaged Design. Her work involves researching faculty adoption and effectiveness of novel pedagogies aimed at integrating social and technical elements of engineering education. She hopes to develop understandings of faculty and students’ goals, interests, and experiences related to socially engaged engineering topics and explore strategies for ensuring C-SED resources meet their respective needs.
Before joining C-SED, Erika worked as a researcher on a variety of engineering and STEM education projects and in Rackham’s Institutional Research Office and served as a lecturer in Engineering Education. She has also previously worked as an Academic Support Coordinator in what is now the C.A.R.E. Center in the College of Engineering.
Erika holds a PhD and MA from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at UM and a BA in sociology and psychology from Case Western Reserve University. Her research interests include cultural beliefs about what engineers do and who they are, fostering engineers’ ability to better account for social and contextual factors in their work, students’ career thinking and trajectories, and ways to effectively facilitate more diverse, inclusive, and equitable engineering environments.