Molly Hathaway Goldstein

Molly Hathaway Goldstein

Primary Research Area

  • Design and Manufacturing

Teaching Assistant Professor, Product Design Lab Director

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Education

  • Ph.D., Engineering Education, Purdue University, 2018
  • M.S., Systems & Entrepreneurial Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2006
  • B.S., General Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2004

Biography

Dr. Goldstein is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering (ISE) in the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign were she is a design educator and researcher. Molly earned her Ph.D. in Engineering Education at Purdue University in 2018 working under advisors Dr. Şenay Purzer and Dr. Robin Adams. During this time, Molly was awarded the College of Engineering Outstanding Research Award and was a Bilsland Fellow. Molly’s research focuses on student designer trade-off decisions through the study of their design actions and thinking. She earned her B.S. in General Engineering (Systems Engineering & Design) and M.S. in Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering, both from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., she worked as an environmental engineer specializing in air quality, influencing her focus in engineering design with environmental concerns.

Academic Positions

  • Teaching Assistant Professor, Product Design Lab Director (August 2019-)
  • Senior Lecturer, Product Design Lab Director (August 2018-August 2019)

Other Professional Employment

  • Senior Environmental Engineer, Trinity Consultants, Lenexa, Kansas, 2009-2013
  • Associate Consultant, Hay Group, Kansas City, Missouri, 2007-2009
  • Summer R&D Intern, Medela, Inc., McHenry, Illinois, Summer 2003

Research Interests

  • Design & Engineering Education
  • Trade-offs & Design Decision-making
  • Creating “systems” bridges between education research and the practice of engineering education
  • Engineering identity development

Research Areas

  • Design and Manufacturing

Chapters in Books

  • Adams, R. S., Aleong, R., Goldstein, M. H., Solis, F. (2017). Problem Structuring as Co-Inquiry. In: Christensen, B. T., Ball, L. J. & Halskov, K. (eds.) Analysing Design Thinking: Studies of Cross-Cultural Co-Creation. Leiden: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis.
  • Adams, R.S., Goldstein, M.H., Purzer, Ş., Chao, J., Xie, C., Nourian, S. (2017). Traversing the barriers to using big data in understanding how high school students design. In J.S. Gero (Ed.), Design computing and cognition ‘16 (pp. 1-19) Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Goldstein, M. H., Purzer, Ş., Adams, R. S., Chao, J. & Xie, C. (2018). The relationship between design reflectivity and conceptions of informed design among high school students. European Journal of Engineering Education, 44(1-2), pp. 123-136.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Omar, S., Purzer, Ş., Adams, R. S., (2018). Comparing Two Approaches to Engineering Design in the 7th Grade Science Classroom. International Journal of Engineering, Mathematics, Science, and Technology, 6(4).
  • Goldstein, M. H., Adams, R. S. Purzer, Ş., (2018). Investigating middle-school students’ conceptions of trade-off conceptions in design. International Journal of Engineering Education, 34(2B). pp. 609–618.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Loy, B., Purzer, Ş. (2017). Building energy-efficient homes with Energy3D: Learning engineering design. NSTA Science Scope (September 2017 Special Issue: STEM Integration)
  • Chao, J., Xie, C., Nourian, S., Chen, G., Bailey, S., Goldstein, M. H., Purzer, Ş., Adams, R. S., Tutwiler, M.S. (2017). Bridging the Design Science Gap with Tools: Science Learning and Design Behaviors in a Simulated Environment for Engineering Design. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 54(8), pp. 1049-1096.
  • Vieria C., Goldstein, M. H., Purzer, Ş., Magana, A. (2016). Using learning analytics to characterize student experimentation strategies in engineering design. Journal of Learning Analytics, 3(3), pp. 291-317.
  • Vieria C., Goldstein, M. H., Aguas, R., Purzer, Ş., Magana, A. (2016). Assessing the Impact of an Engineering Design Workshop on the Design Competencies of Colombian Engineering Undergraduate Students. International Journal of Engineering Education. 32,(5A), pp. 1972–1983.
  • Purzer, Ş., Goldstein, M. H., Adams, R. S., Xie, C. Nourian, S. (2015). An exploratory study of informed engineering design behaviors associated with scientific explanations. International Journal of STEM Education, 2(9), 1-12.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Xiao, Z., Zuo, S., Zhao, J., Fu, W., Goldstein, M. H., Philpott, M., Laystrom-Woodard, J., Pool, M., Wolters, A., Woodard, B. (2019). Towards understanding interrelated growth mindset and academic performance. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa, Florida, June 2019.
  • Quintana, J. Purzer, Ş., Goldstein, M. H., (2019). A discourse analysis of middle school students’ explanations during a final design review. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa, Florida, June 2019.
  • Pagano, A., Goldstein, M. H., Liebenberg, L. (2019). Play-in-learning: Studying the impact of emotion and cognition in undergraduate engineering learning. Proceedings of American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa, Florida, June 2019.
  • Aleong, R. Goldstein, M. H., (2019). Balancing curriculum design trade-offs for larger learning goals: An empirical study. Clive L. Dym Mudd Design Workshop XI., Claremont, CA, June 2019.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Purzer, Ş., Adams, R. S. (2019). Characterizing trade-off decision abilities in middle school students. National Association for Research in Science Teaching annual conference, Baltimore, MD April 2019.
  • Aleong, R. Goldstein, M. H., (2018). Beyond Integration: Transcending analysis and design for engineering learning. 124th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2018. Student essay graduate division essay winner in the Design in Engineering Education Division (DEED).
  • Schimpf, C., Goldstein, M. H., Adams, R. S., Purzer, Ş., (2018). WIP: A Markov Chain Method for Modeling Student Behaviors. Proceedings of the 124th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2018.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Purzer, Ş., Adams, R. S.* (2017). Trade-off conceptions in design. Mudd Design Workshop X., Claremont, CA, June 2017.
  • Goldstein, M. H.*, Adams, R. S., Purzer, Ş., Omar, S. (2017). Conceptions of conducting tests in design. Conference Proceedings: Frontiers in Education (FIE) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 2017.
  • Purzer, Ş, Adams, R. S., Goldstein, M. H.*, (2017). Large-scale research on engineering design in secondary classrooms: Big learner data using Energy3D computer-aided design. Proceedings of the 123rd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, June 2017.
  • Aleong, R.*, Goldstein, M. H.*, Ortega, J.*, Rodriquez, H.* (2017). Knowing your story: A co-operative inquiry into the personal growth of engineering education researchers-in-training. Proceedings of the 123rd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, June 2017.
  • Goldstein, M. H.*, Purzer, Ş., Adams, R. S. (2017). WIP: Assessing students’ changing conceptions of design. Proceedings of the 123rd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. June 2017.
  • Peters, D.*, Goldstein, M. H., Lax, J. (2017). From industry to graduate school: How returners (re)learn how to write. Proceedings of the 123rd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, June 2017.
  • Goldstein, M. H.*, Purzer, Ş, Adams, R. S., (2017). Comparing two approaches to engineering design in the 7th grade science classroom Conference Proceedings: National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual International Conference, San Antonio, TX. April 2017.
  • Goldstein, M. H.*, Vieria C., Adams, R. S., Purzer, Ş., Zielinski, M. K. (2016). Developing a measure of quality for engineering design artifacts. Conference Proceedings: Frontiers in Education (FIE) Annual Conference, Erie, PA, October 2016.
  • Goldstein, M. H.*, Purzer, Ş., Adams, R. S (2016). More than a vehicle to learning science: The role of design in P-12 Education. Conference Proceedings: P-12 Engineering Summit, Chicago, IL, August 2016.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Douglas, K. A., Purzer, Ş.*, Adams, R. S (2016). Assessing informed design practices of high school students. Strand 10: Assessing science and engineering in the next generation science standards. Conference Proceedings: National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual International Conference, Baltimore, MD April 2016.
  • Goldstein, M. H.*, Purzer, Ş., Vieria C., Zielinski, M. K. Douglas, K., A. (2015). Assessing idea fluency through the student design process. Conference Proceedings: Frontiers in Education (FIE) Annual Conference, El Paso, TX October 2015.
  • Goldstein, M. H.*, Purzer, Ş, Adams, R. S., Xie, C. (July 2015). Exploring the relationship between student reflectivity and their understanding of informed design. Presented at Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES), Dublin, Ireland.
  • Goldstein, M. H.*, Purzer, Ş., Zielinski, M., Adams, R. S., (June 2015). High school students’ ability to balance benefits & tradeoffs while engineering green buildings. Paper published in the Proceedings of the 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA.
  • Purzer, Ş, Adams, R. S., Goldstein, M. H.*, & Douglas, K.A. (June 2015). Large-scale research on engineering design in secondary classrooms: Big learner data using Energy3D computer-aided design. Paper published in the Proceedings of the 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA.
  • Wilson, M. D.*, Holloway, E., Goldstein, M., Gandih, J. S. (2014). Entrepreneurship education: Engineering a pracademic Approach. Conference Proceedings: American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) North Midwest Section Conference October 16-18, 2014 at the University of Iowa.
  • Adams, R.*, Goldstein, M., et. al. (2014). A Community of practice approach to becoming an engineering education research professional. Conference Proceedings: American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, IN June 2014.

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois (Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006)

Research Honors

  • Bilsland Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Purdue University Graduate School (2017-2018)
  • Purdue College of Engineering Outstanding Research Award (2017)

Public Service Honors

  • Purdue College of Engineering Outstanding Service Award (2016)

Courses Taught

  • SE 101 - Engineering Graphics & Design

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