Ann McKenna

School Dir (ACD) & Professor

  • 833 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
1997 …2023
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Research Output 1997 2019

  • 833 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
  • 51 Article
  • 48 Conference contribution
  • 3 Conference article
  • 2 Chapter
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2018
2 Citations (Scopus)
Students
engineering
student
language
Values
Students
engineering
student
public institution
Factor analysis

The entrepreneurial mindset: Using the questions of what, why, and how as an organizing framework

McKenna, A., Lichtenstein, G., Weilerstein, P. & Monroe-White, T., Jan 1 2018, In : Advances in Engineering Education. 7, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Engineering education
engineering
community
education

The role of the visualization tool dia2 in supporting stem researchers, educators, and administrators

London, J., McKenna, A., Huang, W., Molnar, A. & Cruz, S. N., Jan 1 2018, In : International Journal of Engineering Education. 34, 3, p. 1104-1119 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

visualization
Visualization
educator
Education
education
2017

Catalyzing a research agenda for enhancing engineering education through institutional collaborations

Buffinton, K. W., Manno, V. P., Helble, J. J., Lord, S. M., McKenna, A. & Ohland, M. W., Jun 24 2017, In : ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2017-June

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Engineering education
Students
Technical presentations
Scalability
Innovation
4 Citations (Scopus)

Cultivating the entrepreneurial mindset through design: Insights from thematic analysis of first-year engineering students' reflections

Huerta, M. V., London, J., Trowbridge, A., Avalos, M. A., Huang, W. & McKenna, A., Jun 24 2017, In : ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2017-June

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
Engineers
Engineering education
Curricula
Teaching
2 Citations (Scopus)
Engineering education
Risk management
3 Citations (Scopus)

Students’ Misconceptions about Semiconductors and Use of Knowledge in Simulations

Nelson, K. G., McKenna, A., Brem, S. K., Hilpert, J., Husman, J. & Pettinato, E., Apr 1 2017, In : Journal of Engineering Education. 106, 2, p. 218-244 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
Semiconductor materials
simulation
student
knowledge
2016
3 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of written versus verbal peer feedback for design projects

Carberry, A., Brunhaver, S., Csavina, K. R. & McKenna, A., 2016, In : International Journal of Engineering Education. 32, 3, p. 1458-1471 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
Feedback
student
criticism
communication skills
12 Citations (Scopus)

Entrepreneurial thinking in interdisciplinary student teams

Neumeyer, X. & McKenna, A., 2016, In : Advances in Engineering Education. 5, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
student
peer review
expert
entrepreneurship
2015
3 Citations (Scopus)
Students
engineering
scenario
Economics
economics
2 Citations (Scopus)

Using visualization to derive insights from research funding portfolios

Molnar, A., McKenna, A., Liu, Q., Vorvoreanu, M. & Madhavan, K., May 1 2015, In : IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 35, 3, p. 91-97 7 p., 7111923.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Visualization
Metadata
Data mining
2014
18 Citations (Scopus)
Students
engineering
student
Teaching
mathematical modeling
20 Citations (Scopus)

The complexities of transforming engineering higher education: Preparing for next steps

McKenna, A., Froyd, J. & Litzinger, T., 2014, In : Journal of Engineering Education. 103, 2, p. 188-192 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Education
engineering
education
2013
5 Citations (Scopus)

Embedding context in teaching engineering design

Neumeyer, X., Chen, W. & McKenna, A., 2013, In : Advances in Engineering Education. 3, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Teaching
engineering
Economics
archaeology
Students
3 Citations (Scopus)

Product dissection and beyond

McKenna, A., Kremer, G. E. O. & Moore-Russo, D., 2013, In : Advances in Engineering Education. 3, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dissection
2012
16 Citations (Scopus)

Characterizing the role of modeling in innovation

McKenna, A. & Carberry, A., 2012, In : International Journal of Engineering Education. 28, 2, p. 263-269 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Innovation
Students
innovation
engineering
student
6 Citations (Scopus)

Portfolio mining

Madhavan, K. P. C., Vorvoreanu, M., Elmqvist, N., Johri, A., Ramakrishnan, N., Wang, G. A. & McKenna, A., 2012, In : Computer. 45, 10, p. 95-99 5 p., 6329888.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Innovation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Supporting students' technical innovation in capstone design: Insights into the human connection

Manuel, M. V., McKenna, A. & Olson, G. B., 2012, In : International Journal of Engineering Education. 28, 2, p. 310-316 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coach
technical innovation
Innovation
Students
graduate
2011
1 Citation (Scopus)

Analyzing the transformative nature of engineering education proposals

Gillespie, S. M., McKenna, A. & Pimmel, R., 2011, In : ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Engineering education
Curricula
Education
7 Citations (Scopus)

Approaches to engaging students in engineering design and problem solving

McKenna, A., Kremer, G. E. O., Plumb, C., Ro, H. K. & Yin, A., 2011, In : ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
7 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing engineering students' mathematical modeling abilities in capstone design

Cole, J. L., Linsenmeier, R. A., Molina, E., Glucksberg, M. R. & McKenna, A., 2011, In : ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
Mathematical models
Decision making
19 Citations (Scopus)

Design in context: Where do the engineers of 2020 learn this skill?

Palmer, B., Terenzini, P. T., McKenna, A., Harper, B. J. & Merson, D., 2011, In : ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Engineers
6 Citations (Scopus)

Exploring senior engineering students' conceptions of modeling

Carberry, A., McKenna, A., Linsenmeier, R. A. & Cole, J., 2011, In : ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
Mathematical models
14 Citations (Scopus)

Teaching the global, economic, environmental, and societal foundations of engineering design through product archaeology

Lewis, K., Moore-Russo, D. A., Ashour, O. M., Simpson, T. W., Kremer, G. E. O., Neumeyer, X., McKenna, A. & Chen, W., 2011, In : ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Teaching
Economics
Dissection
Curricula
Innovation
1 Citation (Scopus)

The role of intentional self-regulation in achievement for Engineering

Hynes, M. M., McKenna, A., Rogers, C., Mueller, M. K., Neumeyer, X. & Lerner, R. M., 2011, In : ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2010
2 Citations (Scopus)
Students
Decision making
Innovation
Knowledge engineering
Biomedical engineering

Conceptual difficulties of multiscale analysis

Schwalbe, M. K. & McKenna, A., 2010, In : ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
Teaching
Engineering education
Cracks
1 Citation (Scopus)
Students
Innovation
4 Citations (Scopus)

Investigating engineering students' mathematical modeling abilities in capstone design

Cole, J., Linsenmeier, R., McKenna, A. & Glucksberg, M., 2010, In : ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
Mathematical models
Knowledge engineering
Experiments
12 Citations (Scopus)

Learning to waste and wasting to learn? How to use cradle to cradle principles to improve the teaching of design

Gerber, E., McKenna, A., Hirsch, P. & Yarnoff, C., 2010, In : International Journal of Engineering Education. 26, 2, p. 314-323 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Teaching
learning
first-year student
Students
engineer
11 Citations (Scopus)

Partnerships for STEM education

Foster, K. M., Bergin, K. B., McKenna, A., Millard, D. L., Perez, L. C., Prival, J. T., Rainey, D. Y., Sevian, H. M., VanderPutten, E. A. & Hamos, J. E., Aug 20 2010, In : Science. 329, 5994, p. 906-907 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy
Teaching
Learning
Students
Education
5 Citations (Scopus)
Students
Decision making
Innovation
Education
39 Citations (Scopus)

The role of collaborative reflection on shaping engineering faculty teaching approaches

McKenna, A., Yalvac, B. & Light, G. J., Jan 2009, In : Journal of Engineering Education. 98, 1, p. 17-26 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Teaching
engineering
Students
learning
student
2008
8 Citations (Scopus)

Characterizing computational adaptive expertise

McKenna, A., Linsenmeier, R. & Glucksberg, M., 2008, In : ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Education
Students
Biomedical engineering
Curricula
Innovation
136 Citations (Scopus)

Characterizing design learning: A mixed-methods study of engineering designers' use of language

Atman, C. J., Kilgore, D. & McKenna, A., Jul 2008, In : Journal of Engineering Education. 97, 3, p. 309-326 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

engineering
language
learning
Students
student
18 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of a challenge-based human metabolism laboratory for undergraduates

Linsenmeier, R. A., Kanter, D. E., Smith, H. D., Linsenmeier, K. A. & McKenna, A., Apr 2008, In : Journal of Engineering Education. 97, 2, p. 213-222 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Metabolism
Students
evaluation
student
experience
14 Citations (Scopus)

Hierarchical model for coaching technical design teams

Manuel, M. V., McKenna, A. & Olson, G. B., 2008, In : International Journal of Engineering Education. 24, 2, p. 260-265 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coaching
coach
graduate
Students
instructor
Students
50 Citations (Scopus)

Using reflection to promote teamwork understanding in engineering design education

Hirsch, P. L. & McKenna, A., 2008, In : International Journal of Engineering Education. 24, 2, p. 377-385 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

teamwork
Education
Students
engineering
education
2007
34 Citations (Scopus)
Education
Students
Curricula
Innovation
15 Citations (Scopus)

Characterizing engineering faculty's teaching approaches

McKenna, A. & Yalvac, B., Jun 2007, In : Teaching in Higher Education. 12, 3, p. 405-418 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

engineering
Teaching
education
teaching practice
reform
3 Citations (Scopus)

Development of challenge-based educational modules in the biotechnology domain

Bírol, G., McKenna, A., Smith, H. D., Giorgio, T. D. & Brophy, S., 2007, In : International Journal of Engineering Education. 23, 1, p. 171-183 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biotechnology
biotechnology
Momentum transfer
Engineering research
Bioreactors
2006
4 Citations (Scopus)
Engineers
Teaching
Students
29 Citations (Scopus)

IDEA: Formalizing the foundation for an engineering design education

McKenna, A., Colgate, J. E., Carr, S. H. & Olson, G. B., 2006, In : International Journal of Engineering Education. 22, 3, p. 671-678 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Education
engineering
education
certification
community
1 Citation (Scopus)
university
science
learning
education
learning environment
9 Citations (Scopus)

The emergence of a community of practice in engineering education

Kolikant, Y. B. D., McKenna, A. & Yalvac, B., Dec 2006, In : New Directions for Teaching and Learning. 108, p. 7-16 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

engineering
wisdom
community
education
language
2004
15 Citations (Scopus)

Idea: Implementing design throughout the curriculum at northwestern

Colgate, J. E., McKenna, A. & Ankenman, B., 2004, In : International Journal of Engineering Education. 20, 3, p. 405-411 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Curricula
engineering
curriculum
bachelor
certification
17 Citations (Scopus)

Supporting mechanical reasoning with a representationally-rich learning environment

McKenna, A. & Agogino, A. M., Apr 2004, In : Journal of Engineering Education. 93, 2, p. 97-104 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning systems
learning environment
Students
student
school