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Jenefer Husman

Department Head, Education Studies
Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education, Educational Foundations
Phone: 541-346-9564
Office: 125C Lokey Education Bldg.


Educational psychologist Jenefer Husman’s research focuses on how students imagine their futures and how their futures influence learning in the present. She argues that thoughts about our futures can be transformative; changes in who we want to become can change what we do and who we are now. Jenefer has created educational programs providing access and support for under-served student in STEM fields, especially engineering.


Ph.D., 1998,  University of Texas at Austin
Major: Educational Psychology
Concentration: Cognition, Learning and Instruction

M.A., 1996, University of Texas at Austin
Major:  Cognition, Learning and Instruction

B.S., 1992, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

1990 - 1991, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Chinese Language and History

Honors and Awards

2012 Keynote 1st International Conference on Time Perspective
2010 Benjamin J. Dasher award for the Best Paper at the Frontiers in Education Conference
2007 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (Awarded by the President of the United States of America).
2006 National Science Foundation CAREER Connecting with the Future: Supporting Identity and Career Development in Post-Secondary Science and Engineering.


Heddy, B. C., Nelson, K. G., Husman, J., Cheng, K. C., *Goldman, J. A., & *Chancey, J. B. (2019).

The relationship between perceived instrumentality, interest and transformative experiences in online engineering. Educational Psychology,1-16. DOI: 10.1080/01443410.2019.1600662

Finelli, C. J., *Nguyen, K. A., *DeMonbrun, R. M., Borrego, M., Prince, M. J., Husman, J., Henderson, C., *Shekhar, P., & Waters, C. K. (2018). Reducing student resistance to active learning: Strategies for instructors. Journal of College Science Teaching, 47 (5), 80-91. DOI10.1186/s40594-018-0102-y

Nelson, K. G., McKenna, A. F., Brem, S. K., Hilpert, J., Husman, J., & Pettinato, E. (2017).  Students’ misconceptions about semiconductors and use of knowledge in simulations. Journal of Engineering Education, 106 (2), 218-244.  DOI: 10.1002/jee.20163.

Nelson, K. G., McKenna, A. F., Brem, S. K., Hilpert, J., Husman, J., & Pettinato, E. (2017).  Students’ misconceptions about semiconductors and use of knowledge in simulations. Journal of Engineering Education, 106 (2), 218-244.  DOI: 10.1002/jee.20163.

Nguyen, K., Husman, J., Borrego, M., Shekhar, P., Prince, M., *Demonbrun, M., Finelli, C., Henderson, C., & Waters, C. (2017). Students’ expectations, types of instruction, and instructor strategies predicting student response to active learning.  International Journal of Engineering Education, 33 (1), 2-18. DOI: 10.1186/s40594-018-0102-y

Hilpert, J. C., & Husman, J. (2017). Instructional improvement and student engagement in post-secondary engineering courses: the complexity underlying small effect sizes. Educational Psychology, 37 (2), 157-172.

Fishman, E., & Husman, J.  (2017) Extending attribution theory: Considering students’ Perceived control of the attribution process. Journal of Educational Psychology, 109 (4), 559-573.

Husman, J., Hilpert, J.C., & Brem, S, K., (2016). Future Time Perspective Connectedness to a Career: The Contextual Effects of Classroom Knowledge Building. Psychologica Belgica.

Lee, J., Husman, J., Scott, K. A., & Eggum-Wilkens, N. D. (2015). COMPUGIRLS: Stepping stone to future computer-based technology pathways. Journal of Educational Computing Research. 52(2), 199 - 223. doi:10.1177/0735633115571304.

Nelson, K. G., Shell, D.F., Husman, J., *Fishman, E.J. & Soh, L. (2015). Student approaches to learning in a foundational engineering course: A motivational and self-regulated learning profiles perspective. Journal of Engineering Education 104(1), 74-100. DOI: 10.1002/jee.20066

Shankar, P., Chung, W. T., Husman, J., & Wells, V. (2015). A novel software framework for teaching aircraft dynamics and control. Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 23(1), 63-71.DOI: 10.1002/cae.21579

Hilpert, J. C., Husman, J., & *Carrion, M., L., (2014). Gender Differences in Engineering Students’ Imagined Futures. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 20(3), 197-209. DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2014007079

Stump, G. S., Husman, J., & Corby, M. (2014). Engineering Students' Intelligence Beliefs and Learning. Journal of Engineering Education, 103(3), 369-387. DOI: 10.1002/jee.20051 (Featured Article republished in Prism JEE Selects).

Hilpert, J. C., Stempien, J., *van der Hoeven Kraft, K. J., & Husman, J. (2013). Evidence for the Latent Factor Structure of the MSLQ A New Conceptualization of an Established Questionnaire. SAGE Open, 3(4), DOI: 10.1177/2158244013510305