Wade Goodridge
Dr. Wade H. Goodridge
Assistant Professor Utah State University
Utah State University https://aste.usu.edu Technology & Engineering Education 6000 Old Main Hill Logan UT 84322-6000 US PhoneUS (+1)(435) 797-3642 Emailjoseph.furse@usu.edu
Wade Goodridge is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Utah State University. He holds dual B.S. degrees in Industrial Technology Education and Civil and Environmental Engineering. His M.S. and Ph.D. are in Civil Engineering. Wade has over 20 years of teaching experience primarily focused at the University level but also including 3 years of teaching in high schools. Dr. Goodridge’s current research interests include spatial thinking, creativity, effective pedagogy/andragogy in engineering education and professional development for 9-12 grade science faculty designated to teach engineering. His research revolves around developing and validating curricular methods to improve engineering education in informal, traditional, distance, and professional environments. A current focus of his work involves teaching Blind and Low Vision youth. Dr. Goodridge is an engineering councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and serves on ASEE’s project board. Dr. Goodridge actively consults for projects including the development of an online curriculum style guide for Siemens software instruction, development of engineering activities for blind and visually impaired youth, and the implementation and investigation of a framework of engineering content to incorporate into P-12 engineering education.