Joanne Beckwith Maddock is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Beckwith earned her B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Toledo in 2013, her M.S.E. from the University of Michigan in 2017, and her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Michigan in 2021. She also has a certificate in Engineering Education Research from Michigan. She currently teaches 06-100 Intro to Chemical Engineering, 06-343 Transport Processes Lab, and 06-423 Unit Operations Lab.
Beckwith’s primary research focus is on undergraduate engineering education, in particular sustainable workforce development. Current projects are exploring the alignment of chemical engineering curricula with industrial workforce needs, and the effectiveness of learning modules to increase safety, statistics, and design elements in laboratory courses. She also performs engineering education outreach, holding events for K-12 students and educators both on and off campus. She was the previous chemical engineering lead for REACT (Research Experiences and Activities for Classroom Teachers) and has a focus on engineering outreach in rural communities.
2021 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
2017 M.S.E., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
2013 B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Toledo
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