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Monique Ross, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

School of Computing and Information Sciences

and STEM Transformation Institute

Courtesy Affiliation - School of Universal Computer, Construction, and Engineering Education (SUCCEED)

ECS-389/VH-140

11200 SW 8th Street

Miami, FL 33199

305.348.8036

moross@fiu.edu

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RESEARCH

LEARN-CS engages in research that explores the narratives often omitted from mainstream computer science research; those at the intersections of race and gender.

 

Current funded projects:

  • CAREER, NSF, CAREER: Cracking the Diversity Code: Understanding Computing Pathways of those Least Represented, $662,350

  • IUSE, NSF, Understanding the implications of gamification on women computer science students’ engagement and women-CS fit, $300,000

  • Center for Homeland Security Research and Education, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Center for Advancing Education and Studies on Critical Infrastructure Resilience (CAESCIR), $1.2M

Legacy funded projects:

  • Verizon Innovative Learning for Minority Males Program: FIU Pathways to STEM, $396,000

  • EAGER, NSF, BPE Demystifying the Engineering and Computer Science Underrepresentation Problem: Understanding the pathways to and through these Disciplines for Black and Hispanic Women, $71,206

  • NCWIT Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (NCWIT ES-UP), $10,000

 

Publications:​​

  • Ross, M.,Hazari, Z., Sonnert, G., Sadler, P.  (2020). The intersection of being Black and being a woman: Examining the effect of social computing relationships on computer science career choice. ACM Transaction on Computing Education, 20(2). 

       https://doi.org/10.1145/3377426 Available upon request

  • Kirn, A., Huff, J. L., Godwin, A., Ross, M., Cass, C. (2019) Exploring Tensions of Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis in a Domain with Conflicting Cultural Practices.Journal of Qualitative Research in Psychology, 16(2), 305-324, DOI:10.1080/14780887.2018.1563270. 

  • Potvin, G., McGough, C., Benson, L., Boone, H.J., Dolye, J., Godwin, A., Kirn, A., Ma, B., Rohde, J., Ross, M., Verdin, D. (2018) Gendered interests in electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering: Intersections with career outcome expectations. IEEE Transactions on Education 61(4), 298-304.

 

  • Verdín, D., Godwin, A., and Ross, M., (2018) "STEM Roles: How Students’ Ontological Perspectives Facilitate STEM Identities," Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER): 8(2), 31-48. 

  • Ross, M., Capobianco, B., Godwin, A. (2017). Re-positioning identity as a viable theoretical framework for studying Black women in engineering. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 23(1), 37-52 (2017).
     

Conference Proceedings:

  • Uribe-Gosselin, C.,Ross, M.(2019). SparkDev: Development program to facilitate collaboration and learning in computer science. 2019 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI). December, 2019, Las Vega, NV

  • Zahedi, L., Ross, M.(2019). Assessing the effects of gamification on computer science students: A gender study on academic performance. Grace Hopper Research Symposium, October 1 – 4, 2019, Orlando, FL.

  • Zahedi, L., Batten, J., Ross, M., Clarke, P., Potvin, G. (2019). Understanding the implications of gamification on women computer science students’ engagement and women-CS fit. Poster Session, Tapia, Sep. 18 – Sep. 21, 2019, San Diego, CA

  • Bhutta, K., Dou, R., Ross, M. (2019). Computer science stereotypes: Social agreement and divergence as predictors of career choice. 23rdAnnual Posters on the Hill, April 29-30, Washington, D.C.

  • Kargarmoakhar, M., Ross, M. (2019). Influences of friends and family on women’s pursuit of computing: A sequential explanatory design. Grace Hopper Celebration, Oct. 2 - 4, 2019, Orlando, FL 

  • Kargarmoakhar, M., Ross, M. (2019). How cultural messages through experiences influence occupational pursuit of Muslim female computer science students. ASEE 126th Annual Conference and Exposition, June 16 – 19, 2019, Tampa, FL

  • Zahedi, L., Ross, M. (2019). Implications of gamification in learning environments on women in computer science students, ASEE 126th Annual Conference and Exposition, June 16 – 19, 2019, Tampa, FL

  • Taheri, M., Hazari, Z., Ross, M. (2019). Exploring computing identity and persistence across multiple groups using structural equation modeling, ASEE 126th Annual Conference and Exposition, June 16 – 19, 2019, Tampa, FL

  • Kargarmoakhar, M., Ross, M. (2019). Influences of friends and family on women’s pursuit of computing: A sequential explanatory design. Hawaii University International Conferences: STEM/STEAM Education Conference, June 5 – 7, 2019, Honolulu, HI 

  • Zahedi, L., Batten, J., Ross, M., Clarke, P., Potvin, G. (2019). Understanding the implications of gamification on women computer science students’ engagement and women-CS fit. SIGCSE, Feb. 27 – Mar. 2, 2019, Minneapolis, MN

  • Bhutta, K., Dou, R., Ross, M., Kramer, L., Thamatharan, V. (2019). ComputerScience Stereotypes and Identity: Two Career-Choice Models for InformalPrograms to Consider. NARST, Baltimore, MD, March 31-April 3, 2019.

  • Garcia, A., Ross, M.,Hazari, Z., Solis, T., Weiss, M., Christensen, K., Georgiopoulos, M. (2018). Examining the Computing Identity of High-Achieving Underserved Computing Students on the Basis of Gender, Field, and Year in School. The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference (CoNECD)

  • Ross, M., Garcia, A.,I lead, therefore I am: The impact of student-mentor leadership opportunities on STEM identity development and sustainability. 125thASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24-27, 2018.

  • Bhutta, K., Dou, R.,Ross, M. (2018). Computer Science Identity: Decoding career interest & stereotype barriers. FIU Undergraduate Research Symposium; FIU Teach Conference

  • Taheri, M., Ross, M., Hazari, Z. (2018). A Structural Equation Model Analysis of Computing Identity Sub-Constructs and Student Academic Persistence. Frontiers in Education (FIE).

  • Kirn, A., Godwin, A., Pearson, N., Rodriguez-Simmonds, H., Ann Rohde, J., Vealey, K., Jackson, B., Li, O., Nittala, S., Verdin, D., Ross, M. Building Support for Diversity through Engineering Teams. 124thASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 25-28, 2017

  • Kirn, A., Godwin, A., Cass, C., Huff, J., Ross, M. (2017) Mindful Methodology: A transparent dialogue on adapting Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis for engineering education. 124thASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 25-28, 2017.

  • Fletcher, T., Ross, M. (2017) Instructors perceptions of Site Leadership within a Summer Engineering program (evaluation). 124thASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 25-28, 2017.

  • Ross, M. (2017) Workshop: Know thyself- Retaining your authentic self in the computing workplace. TAPIA (ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing) Conference, September 20-23, 2017.

  • Ross, M. (2017) Diversity and Inclusion: Leveraging existing skills in preparation for the engineering workplace. National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) Conference, September 10-13, 2017. Presented as Webinar, Feb., 28, 2018 – Due to Irma​​