ExEEd Faculty

Stephanie Farrell, PhD, Chair of ExEEd, Interim Dean of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering
E-mail: farrell@rowan.edu
Work: (856) 256-5315 
Office: Engineering Hall, Room 134
B.S. University of Pennsylvania     
M.S. Stevens Institute of Technology 
Ph.D. New Jersey Institute of Technology

Stephanie Farrell

Dr. Stephanie Farrell is the founding chair of ExEEd and has been a faculty member at Rowan University for over 20 years. She is engaged in several highly collaborative, interdisciplinary and international research projects including: Promoting LGBTQ inclusion in engineering, cross-cultural factors affecting spatial visualisation skills, conceptions of teaching among engineering faculty, and broadening participation of underserved groups in engineering, and inclusive pedagogy.  

Select Publications:

  • Butterfield, A. E., A. McCormick, and S. Farrell, Building LGBTQ-inclusive chemical engineering classrooms and departments, Chemical Engineering Education, 2017, in press.
  • S. Farrell and A. R. Minerick, "The stealth of implicit bias in chemical engineering education, its threat to diversity, and what professors can do to promote an inclusive future," Chemical Engineering Education, 2018 (In press).
  • McIver, K., T.L. Merrill and S. Farrell, An experiment to introduce mass transfer concepts using a commercial hollow fiber blood oxygenator, Chemical Engineering Education, 51 (1), 2017, pp. 22-33.
  • Farrell, S. and J. Vernengo, A challenge-based laboratory to explore drug delivery from swellable matrices, Education for Chemical Engineers, 17, 2016, pp. 21-30.

Mahmoud Al-Quzwini, PhD, Lecturer
E-mail: alquzwini@rowan.edu
B.A. Mustansiriyah University
Ph.D. Nahrain University

Dr. Al-Quzwini is co-appointed in ExEEd and Electrical & Computer Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Communications Eng. (2008) and, M.S. (1998) & B.S. (1995) degrees in Electronic and Communications Eng. from Al-Nahrain University, Iraq. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Florida State Univ. in 2010. He has five years of industry experience as a project manager for data, wireless and fiber optics communications. His Ph.D. research was on wireless channel estimation and equalization, and his current research interests include non-destructive testing and machine learning. Prior to joining Rowan, he was an Adjunct Professor at NJIT, and previously an Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering at Al-Nahrain Univ. Dr. Al-Quzwini currently teaches First-Year Engineering Clinic I and II, Communications Systems, Systems & Control, Digital Systems and Embedded Systems.  

Katie Barillas, PhD, Lecturer
E-mail: barillas@rowan.edu
Work: (856) 256-5512
B.S. Lafayette College
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

Katie Barillas

Research/Teaching Interests: Engineering Education especially in K-12, Improving Underrepresented Minority Student Persistence in STEM, Clean Technology-Gas Separations Courses: First-Year Engineering Clinic I & II Sophomore Engineering Clinic I & II  

Published Research

Danielle Farrell Brodecki, Instructor
E-mail: brodecki@rowan.edu
B.S. Case Western Reserve University
M.S. Case Western Reserve University

Professor Farrell works with First-Year and Sophomore Engineering Clinic students on their learning journey to think critically. She joins the department from the consulting field where she specializes in the engineered water cycle. Having just completed a $40M capital program with the local utility authority, Professor Farrell’s top priority is to guide students on applying classroom knowledge to full scale implementation.

Cheryl Bodnar, PhD, Associate Professor
E-mail: bodnar@rowan.edu
Work: (856) 256-5398
Ph.D. University of Calgary

Cheryl Bodnar

Dr. Bodnar is an Associate Professor in the Experiential Engineering Education Department at Rowan University. Prior to coming to Rowan she worked as a non-tenure teaching assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Chemical Engineering Department. Her research interests relate to the incorporation of active learning techniques such as game-based learning in undergraduate classes as well as integration of innovation and entrepreneurship into the engineering curriculum. In particular, she is interested in the impact that these tools can have on student perception of the classroom environment, motivation and learning outcomes. She was selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium in 2013, awarded the American Society for Engineering Education Educational Research Methods Faculty Apprentice Award in 2014 and the Raymond W. Fahien Award for Outstanding Teaching Effectiveness and Educational Scholarship presented by American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Chemical Engineering Division in 2017.

Select Publications:

  • Bodnar, C.A., Anastasio, D., Enszer, J., Burkey, D. (2016). Engineers at Play: Utilization of Games as Teaching Tools for Undergraduate Engineering Students. Journal of Engineering Education, 105(1), 147-200. DOI 10.1002/jee.20106.
  • Bodnar, C.A.,Clark, R.M. (2017). Can Game-Based Learning Enhance Engineering Communication Skills? IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 60(1), 24-41
  • Markovetz, M.R., Sullivan, S., Clark, R.M., Swiecki, Z., Arastoopour Irgens, G.,Chesler, N.C., Shaffer, D.W., Bodnar, C.A.(2017). A Grounded Qualitative Analysis of the Effect of a Focus Group on Design Process in a Virtual Internship. International Journal of Engineering Education, 33(6A), 1-8.
  • Bodnar, C.A., Clark, R.M., Besterfield-Sacre, M.(2015). Lessons Learned through Sequential Offerings of an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Sophomore Engineering Students. Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship. 6(1), 52-67. 

Tom Christiani, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

E-mail: christiani@rowan.edu

Juan Cruz, PhD, Assistant Professor
E-mail: cruzj@rowan.edu
B.S. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia
M.Ed. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia
Ph.D. Virginia Tech

 Juan Cruz headshot 

Brian DiPaolo, PhD, Instructor
E-mail: dipaolo@rowan.edu
B.S. Drexel University
M.S. Drexel University
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Brian DiPaolo

Jess Everett, PhD, Professor (Civil & Environmental Engineering and ExEEd)
E-mail: everett@rowan.edu
Work: (856) 256-5326
Office: Engineering Hall, Room 234
B.S.E. Duke University
M.S. Duke University
Ph.D. Duke University

Jess Everett

Jess Everett is a professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Experiential Engineering Education at Rowan University. He has conducted research in solid waste management, site remediation, sustainable engineering, and pedagogy using operations research and statistical methodologies as well as laboratory and field-based experimentation. He has worked on 70 funded projects, published 58 refereed journal articles, and created five electronic web-book for pathfinder.rowan.edu. He has been the director of the Rowan University Engineering Learning Community since 2009. He teaches First-Year Engineering Clinic I & II, Civil Engineering Systems, and Sustainable Civil & Environmental Engineering. He is also the founding director of the Sustainable Facilities Center.

Select Publications: 

  • Egbert, P., J. Everett, F. Crockett, S. Farrell, and M. Staehle (2018) "Growing an engineering living and learning community", Global Journal of Engineering Education, 20(1):23-29.
  • Everett, J., K. Mallouk, J. Morgan (2017) "Pre-defined Roles and Team Performance for First-year Students", International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 16(7):84-101.
  • Flynn, M., J. Everett, D. Whittinghill (2015) “The impact of a living learning community on first-year engineering students”, European Journal of Engineering Education, 41(3):331-341, DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2015.1059408.
  • Tryner, J., J. Everett, H. Zhang (2015) “Household scale peanut shell briquette production”, Boiling Point, 65:37-40.

Tiago Forin, Instructor
E-mail: forin@rowan.edu
Work: (954) 940-2102
Office: Engineering Hall, Room 132
B.S. Florida State University
M.S. Purdue University

Tiago Forin headshot

Tiago Forin has a variety of research interests. While at Purdue University he has done work on cross-disiciplinary work in engineering and reflective practices in global engineering experiences. He is currently continuing work in developing global engineering experiences for students while researching inclusive pedagogical practices. He is currently the Project Manager of the RED grant at Rowan. 

Gayle Hughes, Adjunct Instructor
E-mail: hughesg@rowan.edu
B.S. Rutgers University
M.S. Rutgers University

Pat Kirby, PhD, Lecturer
E-mail: kirby@rowan.edu
B.S. Villanova University
M.S. Villanova University
Ph.D. Drexel University

Kaitlin Mallouk, PhD, Assistant Professor
E-mail: mallouk@rowan.edu
Work: (856) 256-5387
Office: Engineering Hall, Room 233
B.S. Cornell University
M.S. University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Kaitlin Mallouk

Dr. Kaitlin Mallouk joined ExEEd full time in September 2018 and currently serves as the Sophomore Engineering Clinic Coordinator. She is an engineering educator with a diverse background including degress in Chemical and Environmental Engineering and experience in as a biochemical and mechanical engineer. Previously a mechanical engineering instructor at Rowan, she earned tenure on September 1, 2018.

Dr. Mallouk's research interests include reflection in engineering education; diversity, inclusion, and ally development in engineering; and design of educational innovations for propagation. She is also an active campus citizen: she chaired the University Senate's Parental Leave Taskforce in 2017-2018, served on the Committee of Observers for the Rowan Academic Integrity Violation process, and is a member of the Rowan Teaching Connection Steering Committee and the Faculty Center Advisory Board.

Arameh Masoumi, PhD, Instructor
E-mail: masoumi@rowan.edu
B.S. University of Mazandaran
M.S. University of Mazandaran
Ph.D. University of Mazandaran

Melissa Montalbo-Lomboy, PhD, Lecturer
E-mail: montalbolomboy@rowan.edu
Work: (856) 256-5512
Office: Engineering Hall, Room 227
B.S. University of St. La Salle - Bacolod
M.Eng. Asian Institute of Technology
Ph.D. Iowa State University

Melissa Montalbo-Lomboy 

Melissa Montalbo-Lomboy first joined Rowan University in Fall 2016 as a visiting professor in Chemical Engineering, then later in Experiential Engineering Education (ExEED) department. She joins ExEED as a full time lecturer in Fall 2019. She teaches Freshmen Engineering Clinics 1 & 2 and Sophomore Engineering Clinics 1 & 2. Dr. Montalbo-Lomboy received her Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from University of St. La Salle, Philippines and her Masters in Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. She obtained her doctoral degree in Biorenewable Resources and Technology and postdoctoral from Iowa State University. Her research interest includes technologies for enhanced biofuel production; sustainability and life cycle assessment of bioplastics and biocomposites; and biocementation of materials. She develops teaching materials that focuses on renewable materials and renewable energy. 

Bruce Oestreich, Instructor
E-mail: oestreich@rowan.edu
Work: (856) 256-5510
Office: Engineering Hall, Room 231
B.S. Illinois Institute of Technology
Bruce Oestreich

Professor Oestreich focuses on Engineering Education via First-Year and Sophomore Engineering Clinics. He brings an Industry (Aerospace) perspective that helps students relate directly to the concepts with real world examples and stories (mostly tall tales). Professor Oestreich's guiding principle is to learn by example and have fun while doing so. 

Nourriddin Sharifi, Lecturer 
E-mail: sharifi@rowan.edu
B.S. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
M.S. University of Tehran
Ph.D. University of Connecticut

Dr. Sharifi is co-appointed in ExEEd and Mechanical Engineering.

Scott Streiner, PhD, Assistant Professor
E-mail: streiner@rowan.edu
Office: Engineering Hall, Room 236
B.S. University of Pittsburgh
M.S. North Carolina State University
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh


Dr. Scott Streiner is an assistant professor in the Experiential Engineering Education Department (ExEEd) at Rowan University. His research interests include engineering global competency, curricula and assessment; evidence-based teaching practices and curricular innovations applied to misconceptions; and game-based learning. He has a passion for data analytics, statistics, and probability, and teaches Freshman Engineering Clinic I and II. Scott is an active member in the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) both locally and nationally, as well as the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). 

Select Publications:

  • Streiner, S., and Besterfield-Sacre, M.E.,“Development of the Global Engineering Programming Model: A Participatory, Mixed-Methods Approach,” accepted in Journal of International Engineering Education, January 2018
  • Streiner, S., Anita Vila-Parrish., and Priscilla Lunsford, "Using Concept Mapping to Investigate Engineering Students Global Workforce Perceptions," Online Journal for Global Engineering Education, vol. 9, no. 1 (2016). 
  • Shuman, L., R. Clark, S. Streiner, M. Besterfield-Sacre (2016). “Achieving Global Competence – Are Our Freshman Already There?”, Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, June 2016
  • Streiner, S., Anita Vila-Parrish, and Gregg Warnick, “An Exploratory Study of Global Competencies Considered by Multinational Companies: A Hiring Perspective”, International Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 31, no. 5 (2015), pp. 1239-1254.