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Dr. Krystal Corbett Cruse

Assistant Professor – Mechanical Engineering, First-Year Engineering Programs Coordinator, Director of the Office for Women in Science and Engineering

Departments: Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering

Phone: 318.257.2422

Fax: 318.257.2562

Email: kcorbett@latech.edu

Office: IESB 133

Address: 600 Dan Reneau Dr


Ruston, LA 71272


Specialties:  Engineering Education, Retention, Project-Based Learning, First-year Programs, and Curriculum Development
Research Center: Integrated STEM Education Research Center
Research Lab: Project-Based Learning Office & Classrooms, Integrated Engineering and Science Building First Floor

My research is in the discipline of engineering education. I perform mixed-methods analyses in areas related to curriculum development, project-based learning, and retention. Since I oversee the first-year programs and teach in the Instrumentation Control Systems Engineering Technology discipline, the curriculum and classrooms for these programs are my labs. The innovative practices conducted in these programs help to provide a large testbed for supporting and informing my research.