Malinda Zarske


Associate Director and Senior Instructor,  Engineering Plus program
University of Colorado Boulder

Malinda Zarske has spent the last 20 years engaged in P-12 engineering education. Previously a public middle and high school science and math teacher, and a former Division Chair of the Pre-College Engineering Education Division, she currently teaches undergraduate product design and core courses through Engineering Plus as well as STEM education courses for pre-service teachers through the CU Teach Engineering program. Her primary research interests include the impacts of project-based service-learning on student identity – especially women and nontraditional demographic groups in engineering – as well as pathways and retention to and through K-12 and undergraduate engineering, teacher education, and curriculum development. 


Bradley Bowen

Pre-College Engineering Education Division Chair

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

Bradley Bowen is an assistant professor at Virginia Tech in the Integrative STEM Education program. Bradley has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering with five years of corporate work experience as well as a doctorate in Technology Education with six years of high school teaching experience as a technology education teacher. His research focuses on integrative learning and teacher professional development for K-12 classrooms.


Leon Grant

Pre-College Engineering Education Division Representative

Marietta City School’s Engineering Pipeline

Leon R. Grant III is a 20-year veteran pre-engineering teacher and the director of the Engineering Pipeline.  Leon’s passion and innovation has made him a leader in K-12 engineering education.  He has won numerous honors such as 2017 WEPAN Leader in Engineering Education Award, 2017 ACTE National Carl Perkins Community Service Award, 2015 DiscoverE Educator Award, 2012 & 2013 Georgia ACTE Engineering Division Teacher of the Year, and 2010 Paulding District Teacher of the Year.  Leon Grant is an active member of ASEE Pre-College Engineering Education Committee, serves on the Atlanta Center for Creative Inquiry Board of Directors, a commissioner on the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, and a teacher representative on the Business & Industry Advisory Committee to the CTAE Division at the Georgia Department of Education.


Katey Shirey

Pre-College Engineering Education Division Representative

STEAM Education Consultant, eduKatey LLC

As the founder of eduKatey, Dr. Katey Shirey supports science and math educators worldwide to bridge their content areas and bring engineering design and creativity to their students. Dr. Shirey earned her BA in physics, BA in studio arts, and MT in secondary science education at the University of Virginia, followed by her PhD in science teaching, learning, policy, and leadership at the University of Maryland. Building on her background in physics, sculpture, art history, and high-school physics teaching, Dr. Shirey is passionate about using integrative-STEAM education to reach more students, engaging students in real-world applications of science and math content, and helping teachers and students to grapple with complex problems in novel ways.


S. Keith Hargrove

Engineering Dean’s Council Representative

Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science
Tennessee State University (TSU)

Dr. S. Keith Hargrove, serves as Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science at Tennessee State University (TSU). Hargrove received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from TSU, MS from the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, MO., and PhD from the University of Iowa. He completed post-doctoral research at the University of Michigan. Dr. Hargrove has worked for several national research laboratories and has industry experience with General Electric Company, Boeing, and GM. His research interests are in virtual and augmented reality, advanced manufacturing systems, systems engineering and management, and minority engineering education. He is a member of Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers and works with several local charter schools and Metro Nashville Public School System to promote STEM education.


Bruce Wellman

At-Large Member, Teacher Representative

Olathe Northwest High School,  Chemistry

Bruce Wellman is a high school chemistry and engineering teacher in the Olathe Public Schools’ Engineering Academy at Olathe Northwest High School and is a Co-Principal Investigator on the “Building Informed Designers” Project (NSF DR K-12 Program).  He served as a 2011 Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education, was recipient of the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, was a 2017 NSTA/NCTM National STEM Teacher Ambassador, and is currently a member of the Federal STEM Education Advisory Panel.



Keith Besterman

At-Large Member, Teacher Representative

Thomas A. Edison High School, Engineering 

Dr. Keith Besterman is an Integrative Engineering teacher working to advance Integrative STEM in K-12 education. Dr. Besterman received his BS in Technology, Engineering, and Design Education from North Carolina State University; MAEd in Integrative STEM Education from Virginia Tech; and Ph.D. in Integrative STEM Education from Virginia Tech. His research areas include integrative learning, STEM education, and English Language Learners.



Kathleen A. Harper

First Year Program Division Representative

Senior Lecturer, Department of Engineering Education
The Ohio State University

Kathleen A. Harper received her M. S. in physics and B. S. in electrical engineering and applied physics from Case Western Reserve University.  She earned a Ph. D. in physics from The Ohio State University, specializing in physics education research.  She has been active in science teacher professional development for over two decades, most notably directing workshops in Modeling Instruction and piloting the first workshops to incorporate engineering content into the Modeling framework.


Peter Golding

Minorities in Engineering Division Representative

University of Texas at El Paso

Peter Golding leads whole life engineering education research programs in El Paso, Texas, where he is foundation director of the Center for Research in Engineering & Technology Education (CREaTE). He was educated at Monash University in Australia, gained industry experience in Japan, and led engineering research teams at The University of Melbourne and The Ohio State University before joining The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He is Professor of Engineering Education and Leadership and Provost Faculty Fellow in the Center for Faculty Leadership and Development at UTEP. Peter currently serves as Chair of the Minorities in Engineering Division (MIND) of ASEE.


Sandra D. Eksioglu

Women in Engineering Division Representative

John M. and Marie G. Hefley Professor in Logistics and Entrepreneurship
Industrial Engineering Department, University of Arkansas

Eksioglu has 20 years of experience as an engineering educator. She has been a member of ASEE since 2005. She is passionate about increasing participation of women in engineering education and the profession. She was the Division Chair and Program Chair of ASEE’s Women in Engineering Division during 2016-2020. Eksioglu has organized a number of P-12 engineering education activities and is passionate about improving engineering education at all levels.


P.J. Boardman

Corporate Member Council Representative

Education Marketing Director

P.J. Boardman is the Director of Education Marketing, managing a worldwide education marketing team responsible for product and technology strategy, publishing programs, online learning and digital marketing from K-12 through higher education. She is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Corporate Membership Council for P-12 Education. Prior to joining MathWorks in 2014, P.J. was a Vice President of Cengage Learning and Pearson Education. P.J. has a B.A. in Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross and an MEd from the University of Massachusetts in Instructional Design and is a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar where she attended the Universidad de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.