West Windsor, N.J. – Jim Maccariella, Ph.D., P.E., Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Associate Professor of Engineering Technology, has been named a 2015 Darden College of Education Fellow at Old Dominion University. Dr. Maccariella was nominated by the faculty of the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership for his “significant contributions to the education profession.” His selection was unanimous.
Maccariella, coordinator of Mercer’s Engineering Science and Civil Engineering Technology programs, recently earned a Ph.D. from Old Dominion University. He holds a B.S. in Architectural Engineering, a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Drexel University. He has presented at several conferences including the American Educational Research Association, the Southeastern Association for Community College Research, STEMtech, and the American Society for Engineering Education. He is currently serving as the principal investigator for a $600,000 S-STEM grant, funded by the National Science Foundation.
A licensed professional engineer, Maccariella says he enjoys the challenge of motivating and engaging the next generation of engineers. His academic research has focused on ways to improve success among engineering students.
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