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Kacey Beddoes

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Kacey Beddoes, Ph.D. CWW Associate; Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology


Educational Background

Ph.D. Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech


Kacey Beddoes is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. She earned her Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies (STS) from Virginia Tech, along with graduate certificates in both Women’s and Gender Studies and Engineering Education. Her interdisciplinary research spans the fields of engineering education, higher education, STS, and gender studies. Her research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, such as Social Studies of Science, Studies in Higher Education, and the Journal of Engineering Education. Her research interests include the sociology of science and engineering, gender, and engineering education. She is PI of two NSF grants related to these topics: 

  • Characterizing Faculty Discourses on Gender in Engineering Education for Effective Interventions ($250, 959), 
  • Improving Interdisciplinary Design Teamwork and Communication Using Boundary Negotiating Artifacts ($244, 108). 
Kacey also serves as Associate Editor and Managing Editor of the journal Engineering Studies and as Assistant Editor of the Global Engineering Series at Morgan & Claypool Publishers. She holds leadership positions in the American Society for Engineering Education and the European Society for Engineering Education (Deputy Chair for the Working Group on Gender and Diversity).

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