Andrew Jackson


  • Technology and Engineering Education
  • Design-Based Learning
  • Design Cognition
  • Motivation and Self-Efficacy (in STEM)
  • Soft Robotics


  •  PhD in Technology (Engineering and Technology Teacher Education), 2018
    Purdue University
  •  MS in Industrial Technology, 2015
    Purdue University
  •  MS in Technology and Engineering Education, 2013
    Brigham Young University

Academic Affiliations


 706-542-5591 (office)

Research Summary

My research explores design learning and teaching in technology and engineering contexts to inform effective instruction. I am interested in both cognitive and non-cognitive effects of participation in design-based learning, including evolution of the design process, and students' motivation and self-efficacy beliefs. My past work has bridged cutting-edge soft robotics research to develop and evaluate novel design experiences in K-12 education, followed students' self-regulation and trajectories while designing, and produced new instruments for assessing design decision-making.

Awards and Accolades

21st Century Leadership Academy Fellow

International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, 2017