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Gigi Ragusa

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Professor of Engineering Practice

Education

  • 2002, PhD, Education, University of Southern California
  • 1991, Masters, Education, University of Southern California
  • 1982, Bachelors, General studies, biology emphasis, University of Southern California
  • 1982, Bachelors, Business Administration, University of Southern California

Biography


Dr. Gisele Ragusa is a professor at the University of Southern California (USC) in the Viterbi School of Engineering’s Division of Engineering Education. She co-chairs and directs USC’s STEM Education Consortium. She serves in the School of Engineering’s Division of Engineering Education and is also on the University’s Academic Senate (faculty governance) as chair as the University’s Library Committee. She has led the Viterbi School of Engineering Dean’s Engaged Learning Initiative for three years. Her research interests and areas of expertise include: STEM and in particular engineering education, engineering innovation and global preparedness, college access for first generation college students and students from diverse backgrounds, STEM PK-12 education and teacher education, STEM literacy education, as well as assessment and measurement in STEM. She teaches courses in applied research design, measurement theory, advanced statistical analyses, critical pedagogy in STEM and courses in learning and instructional theory. Dr. Ragusa extensive expertise in multimodal research design, assessment, psychometrics, advanced quantitative analyses, and impact focused pedagogy in STEM. She is active in many professional associations in the engineering and science education, teacher education, distance learning, program evaluation and special education fields. She has been principal investigator on more than 30 federal grants through the US Department of Education, the National Institute of Health, and the National Science Foundation. She has greater than 100 publications of varying types.

Research Summary


Dr. Ragusa's research interests include STEM and in particular engineering education, engineering innovation and global preparedness, college access for first generation college students and students from diverse backgrounds, STEM PK-12 education and teacher education, STEM literacy education, as well as assessment and measurement in STEM. She teaches courses in applied research design, measurement theory, advanced statistical analyses, critical pedagogy in STEM and courses in learning and instructional theory.

Awards


  • 2010 Viterbi School of Engineering Viterbi School of Engineering Dean's Special Service Award
  • 2016 Great Minds in STEM HENAAC Vanguard Award
Appointments
  • Dean's Office

Office
  • DRB 235
  • Corwin D. Denney Research Center
  • 1042 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1111

Contact Information
  • (213) 821-3147
  • ragusa@usc.edu

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