Dina Verdin, PhD

Assistant Professor
Engineering Education
Arizona State University

Dina Verdín, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. She received her BS in Industrial Systems Engineering from San José State University, an MS in Industrial Engineering and PhD in Engineering Education from Purdue University Her research broadly focuses on broadening participation in engineering by focusing on the issues of access and persistence. She uses asset-based approaches to understand minoritized students’ lived experiences (i.e., including first-generation college students and Latinx). Specifically, she seeks to understand how first-generation college students and Latinx students author their identities as engineers and negotiate their multiple identities in the current culture of engineering. Her scholarship has been recognized in several spaces, including the 2018 ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Best Diversity Paper Award, 2019 College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, and the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Distinguished Scholar Award. Her dissertation proposal was selected as part of the top 3 in the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division D In-Progress Research Gala.