Allison Godwin | AIChE

Allison Godwin

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Cornell University

Allison Godwin joined the faculty at Cornell University in 2023. She graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2011 and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Science Education in 2014. She joined the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University upon graduation, receiving tenure as well as a joint appointment in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering in 2020. Her research focuses across four main areas including: 1) research on how diverse students in engineering navigate their pathways into and through engineering, with a particular focus on engineering identity development; 2) effective pedagogies and practices for an inclusive engineering education; 3) engineering workforce development; and 4) building capacity for engineering education research, particularly in chemical engineering. Her research earned a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2016 focused on characterizing latent diversity, which includes diverse attitudes, mindsets, and approaches to learning to understand engineering students’ identity development. She serves as Chair of the American Society for Engineering Education Educational Research (ASEE ERM) and Methods Division (2021-2023) and as an Assistant Editor for Chemical Engineering Education (2020-Present). Her research has won numerous best paper awards, and she is an award winning teacher and graduate mentor.