Elliot Douglas

Program Director
Elliot Douglas
Dr. Douglas is the Program Director for Engineering Education. He is also Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering Sciences and Distinguished Teaching Fellow at the University of Florida. He is Director of the Engineering Education Collaborative which brings together faculty interested in all aspects of engineering education, from improving their teaching to conducting education research. His research interests lie at the intersection between education research and engineering education practice. His work aims to understand complex thinking processes and learning in students, and to use this information to design effective teaching practices, and includes research in critical thinking, active learning, and problem-solving. He also conducts work on qualitative methodologies in engineering education research. He has published a textbook, Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering: A Guided Inquiry. He has been involved in faculty development activities since 1998, most recently presenting workshops on active learning through the POGIL Project.
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