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Andrew Jackson

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Career and Information Studies

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Office Location

207 River's Crossing
850 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Research Interests

  • Technology and Engineering Education
  • Design-Based Learning
  • Design Cognition
  • Motivation and Self-Efficacy (in STEM)
  • Soft Robotics

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Research Summary

My research explores design learning and teaching in technology and engineering contexts to inform effective instruction. I am interested in both cognitive and non-cognitive effects of participation in design-based learning, including evolution of the design process, and students' motivation and self-efficacy beliefs. My past work has bridged cutting-edge soft robotics research to develop and evaluate novel design experiences in K-12 education, followed students' self-regulation and trajectories while designing, and produced new instruments for assessing design decision-making.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
PhD Technology (Engineering and Technology Teacher Education) Purdue University 2018
MS Industrial Technology Purdue University 2015
MS Technology and Engineering Education Brigham Young University 2013

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2017 21st Century Leadership Academy Fellow International Technology and Engineering Educators Association