Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington
Jennifer Turns is a professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. She is also a faculty affiliate with the UW Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching. Dr. Turns received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, her M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, and her B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. Dr. Turns’ research interests lie at the intersection of engineering education, cognitive/learning sciences, and user-centered design. Her engineering education work has focused on engineering design learning, knowledge integration, and disciplinary understanding, and has involved the use of a wide variety of research methods including verbal protocol analysis, concept mapping, and ethnography.
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