Molly Hathaway Goldstein

Teaching Assistant Professor

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Education

  • Ph.D., Engineering Education, Purdue University, 2018
  • M.S., Systems & Entrepreneurial Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2006
  • B.S., General Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2004

Biography

Dr. Molly H. Goldstein is a Teaching Assistant Professor and Product Design Lab Director in Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the Grainger College at the University of Illinois. Dr. Goldstein earned her Ph.D. in Engineering Education at Purdue University in 2018. During this time, she was awarded the College of Engineering Outstanding Research Award and was a Bilsland Fellow. Dr. Goldstein’s research focuses on student designer trade-off decisions through the study of their design actions and thinking. Her studies often involve educational and professional contexts with cross-disciplinary collaborations. She has a B.S. in General Engineering (Systems Engineering & Design) and M.S. in Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering, both from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., she worked as an environmental engineer specializing in air quality, influencing her focus in engineering design with environmental concerns.

Academic Positions

  • Courtesy (0%) appointment, Mechanical Science and Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, (2021-Present)
  • Assistant Professor (0%), Curriculum & Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, (2021-Present)
  • Teaching Assistant Professor, Product Design Lab Director, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, (August 2019-Present)
  • Senior Lecturer, Product Design Lab Director, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, (August 2018-August 2019)

Other Professional Employment

  • Senior Environmental Engineer, Trinity Consultants, Lenexa, Kansas, 2009-2013
  • Associate Consultant, Hay Group, Kansas City, Missouri, 2007-2009
  • Summer R&D Intern, Medela, Inc., McHenry, Illinois, Summer 2003

Research Interests

  • Design & Engineering Education
  • Trade-offs & Design Decision-making
  • Creating “systems” bridges between education research and the practice of engineering education
  • Engineering identity development

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Revisions)

  • Leake, J. Goldstein, M. H., & Borgerson, J. Engineering design graphics: sketching, modeling, and visualization. J Wiley & Sons. Third Edition. (2022).

Chapters in Books

  • Adams, R. S., Aleong, R., Goldstein, M. H., Solis, F. (2017). Problem Structuring as Co-Inquiry. In: Christensen, B. T., Ball, L. J. & Halskov, K. (eds.) Analysing Design Thinking: Studies of Cross-Cultural Co-Creation. Leiden: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis.
  • Adams, R.S., Goldstein, M.H., Purzer, Ş., Chao, J., Xie, C., Nourian, S. (2017). Traversing the barriers to using big data in understanding how high school students design. In J.S. Gero (Ed.), Design computing and cognition ‘16 (pp. 1-19) Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Woodard, B., Goldstein, M. H., Ziang, X., Li, T. (In Press). An Online Approach to Spatial Visualization Assessment and Training. The Engineering Design Graphics Journal.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Froiland, J. M., Xiao, Z., Woodard, B. Li, T., Philpott, M. (2021). Online Visual-Spatial Training Increases Visual-Spatial Ability and Growth Mindset. International Journal of Engineering Education, 37(6), pp. 1674-1682.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Adams, R. S. & Purzer, Ş., (2021) .Understanding informed design through trade-off decisions with an empirically-based protocol for students and design educators. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 11(2), pp. 1-17.
  • King WP, Amos J, Azer M, Baker D, Bashir R, Best C, Goldstein, M. H., et al. (2020). Emergency ventilator for COVID-19. PLoS ONE 15(12): e0244963. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0244963
  • Aleong, R. Goldstein, M. H., (2020). Balancing curriculum design trade-offs for larger learning goals: An empirical study. International Journal of Engineering Education, 36(2), pp. 556-567.
  • Adams, R. S., Aleong, R., Goldstein, M. H., Solis, F. (2018). Rendering a problem frame as an unfolding co-inquiry process. Design Studies, 57, pp. 37-74.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Purzer, Ş., Adams, R. S., Chao, J. & Xie, C. (2018). The relationship between design reflectivity and conceptions of informed design among high school students. European Journal of Engineering Education, 44(1-2), pp. 123-136.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Omar, S., Purzer, Ş., Adams, R. S., (2018). Comparing Two Approaches to Engineering Design in the 7th Grade Science Classroom. International Journal of Engineering, Mathematics, Science, and Technology, 6(4).
  • Goldstein, M. H., Adams, R. S. Purzer, Ş., (2018). Investigating middle-school students’ conceptions of trade-off conceptions in design. International Journal of Engineering Education, 34(2B). pp. 609–618.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Loy, B., Purzer, Ş. (2017). Building energy-efficient homes with Energy3D: Learning engineering design. NSTA Science Scope (September 2017 Special Issue: STEM Integration)
  • Chao, J., Xie, C., Nourian, S., Chen, G., Bailey, S., Goldstein, M. H., Purzer, Ş., Adams, R. S., Tutwiler, M.S. (2017). Bridging the Design Science Gap with Tools: Science Learning and Design Behaviors in a Simulated Environment for Engineering Design. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 54(8), pp. 1049-1096.
  • Vieria C., Goldstein, M. H., Purzer, Ş., Magana, A. (2016). Using learning analytics to characterize student experimentation strategies in engineering design. Journal of Learning Analytics, 3(3), pp. 291-317.
  • Vieria C., Goldstein, M. H., Aguas, R., Purzer, Ş., Magana, A. (2016). Assessing the Impact of an Engineering Design Workshop on the Design Competencies of Colombian Engineering Undergraduate Students. International Journal of Engineering Education. 32,(5A), pp. 1972–1983.
  • Purzer, Ş., Goldstein, M. H., Adams, R. S., Xie, C. Nourian, S. (2015). An exploratory study of informed engineering design behaviors associated with scientific explanations. International Journal of STEM Education, 2(9), 1-12.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Li, X., Demirel, H. O., Goldstein, M. H., Sha, Z. (2021). Exploring Generative Design Thinking for Engineering Design and Design Education. ASEE Midwest Regional Conference, Online.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Sommer, J., Trellinger Buswell, N., Li, X., Sha, Z., Demirel, H. O. (2021). Uncovering generative design rationale in the undergraduate classroom. Proceedings from the Frontiers in Education (FIE) Annual Conference, Lincoln, NE, October 2021.
  • Sanders, E., Goldstein, M. H., Hess, J. (2021). Assessing empathy in human-centered design through team design projects. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, July 2021.
  • Chan, A., Goldstein, M. H. (2021). Engagement in Practice: Understanding the effectiveness of social good hackathons as a teaching tool. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, July 2021.
  • Li, T., Xiao, Z., Woodard, B., Goldstein, M. H., Philpott, M., (2021). Evaluating an intelligent sketching feedback tool for scalable spatial visualization skill training. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, July 2021.
  • Hale-Lopez, K., Wooldridge, A., Goldstein, M. H. (2021) Using Technology to Support Distributed Teams: A Work System-Based Study of an Interdisciplinary Team Responding to COVID-19, Human Factors HFES Annual Meeting 2021 (65th International Annual Meeting). (Note: Winner of Health Care Technical Group Marilyn Sue Bogner Student Paper Award)
  • Woodard, B., Goldstein, M. H., Philpott, M., Li, T., Xiao, Z. (2021). Work in Progress: Spatial visualization assessment and training in the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. 2021 Illinois-Indiana ASEE Regional Conference, Online.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Adams, R. S. Purzer, S.(2020). Examining approaches to measuring trade-offs in design artifacts. Proceedings from the Frontiers in Education (FIE) Annual Conference, Online, October 2020.
  • Johnson, B. E., Goldstein, M., H., Bradley, J. (2020). Identifying effective student leaders to improve capstone design team assignments. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, June 2020.
  • Bosman, L. McCave, E. J., Goldstein, M., H., Chelberg, K., L. (2020). Virtual writing group participation: Surprises and Unintended outcomes. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, June 2020.
  • Schimpf, C., Goldstein, M. H., (2020). Reflection in time: Using data visualization to identify student reflection modes in design. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, June 2020.
  • Fu, T., Goldstein, M., H., Golecki, H. M. (2020). The nuts and bolts of robotics in K-12 classrooms: A literature synthesis. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, June 2020.
  • Sanders, E., Goldstein, M.., H., Foreman, G. (2020) Towards an understanding of the effect on summer programming on early engineering student outcomes. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, June 2020.
  • Gianelloni, S., Goldstein, M. H., (2020). Modelling the design systems thinking paradigm. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, June 2020.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Schimpf, C. (2020). Understanding how high school students approach systems design. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, June 2020.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Sanders, E. Foreman, G. Hahn, L. (2019). A look at practices and effects of admission status communication. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH, October 2019.
  • Xiao, Z., Zuo, S., Zhao, J., Fu, W., Goldstein, M. H., Philpott, M., Laystrom-Woodard, J., Pool, M., Wolters, A., Woodard, B. (2019). Towards understanding interrelated growth mindset and academic performance. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa, Florida, June 2019.
  • Quintana, J. Purzer, Ş., Goldstein, M. H., (2019). A discourse analysis of middle school students’ explanations during a final design review. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa, Florida, June 2019.
  • Pagano, A., Goldstein, M. H., Liebenberg, L. (2019). Play-in-learning: Studying the impact of emotion and cognition in undergraduate engineering learning. Proceedings of American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa, Florida, June 2019.
  • Aleong, R. Goldstein, M. H., (2019). Balancing curriculum design trade-offs for larger learning goals: An empirical study. Clive L. Dym Mudd Design Workshop XI., Claremont, CA, June 2019.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Purzer, Ş., Adams, R. S. (2019). Characterizing trade-off decision abilities in middle school students. National Association for Research in Science Teaching annual conference, Baltimore, MD April 2019.
  • Aleong, R. Goldstein, M. H., (2018). Beyond Integration: Transcending analysis and design for engineering learning. 124th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2018. Student essay graduate division essay winner in the Design in Engineering Education Division (DEED).
  • Schimpf, C., Goldstein, M. H., Adams, R. S., Purzer, Ş., (2018). WIP: A Markov Chain Method for Modeling Student Behaviors. Proceedings of the 124th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2018.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Purzer, Ş., Adams, R. S.* (2017). Trade-off conceptions in design. Mudd Design Workshop X., Claremont, CA, June 2017.
  • Goldstein, M. H.*, Adams, R. S., Purzer, Ş., Omar, S. (2017). Conceptions of conducting tests in design. Conference Proceedings: Frontiers in Education (FIE) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 2017.
  • Purzer, Ş, Adams, R. S., Goldstein, M. H.*, (2017). Large-scale research on engineering design in secondary classrooms: Big learner data using Energy3D computer-aided design. Proceedings of the 123rd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, June 2017.
  • Aleong, R.*, Goldstein, M. H.*, Ortega, J.*, Rodriquez, H.* (2017). Knowing your story: A co-operative inquiry into the personal growth of engineering education researchers-in-training. Proceedings of the 123rd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, June 2017.
  • Goldstein, M. H.*, Purzer, Ş., Adams, R. S. (2017). WIP: Assessing students’ changing conceptions of design. Proceedings of the 123rd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. June 2017.
  • Peters, D.*, Goldstein, M. H., Lax, J. (2017). From industry to graduate school: How returners (re)learn how to write. Proceedings of the 123rd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, June 2017.
  • Goldstein, M. H.*, Purzer, Ş, Adams, R. S., (2017). Comparing two approaches to engineering design in the 7th grade science classroom Conference Proceedings: National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual International Conference, San Antonio, TX. April 2017.
  • Goldstein, M. H.*, Vieria C., Adams, R. S., Purzer, Ş., Zielinski, M. K. (2016). Developing a measure of quality for engineering design artifacts. Conference Proceedings: Frontiers in Education (FIE) Annual Conference, Erie, PA, October 2016.
  • Goldstein, M. H.*, Purzer, Ş., Adams, R. S (2016). More than a vehicle to learning science: The role of design in P-12 Education. Conference Proceedings: P-12 Engineering Summit, Chicago, IL, August 2016.
  • Goldstein, M. H., Douglas, K. A., Purzer, Ş.*, Adams, R. S (2016). Assessing informed design practices of high school students. Strand 10: Assessing science and engineering in the next generation science standards. Conference Proceedings: National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual International Conference, Baltimore, MD April 2016.
  • Goldstein, M. H.*, Purzer, Ş., Vieria C., Zielinski, M. K. Douglas, K., A. (2015). Assessing idea fluency through the student design process. Conference Proceedings: Frontiers in Education (FIE) Annual Conference, El Paso, TX October 2015.
  • Goldstein, M. H.*, Purzer, Ş, Adams, R. S., Xie, C. (July 2015). Exploring the relationship between student reflectivity and their understanding of informed design. Presented at Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES), Dublin, Ireland.
  • Goldstein, M. H.*, Purzer, Ş., Zielinski, M., Adams, R. S., (June 2015). High school students’ ability to balance benefits & tradeoffs while engineering green buildings. Paper published in the Proceedings of the 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA.
  • Purzer, Ş, Adams, R. S., Goldstein, M. H.*, & Douglas, K.A. (June 2015). Large-scale research on engineering design in secondary classrooms: Big learner data using Energy3D computer-aided design. Paper published in the Proceedings of the 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA.
  • Wilson, M. D.*, Holloway, E., Goldstein, M., Gandih, J. S. (2014). Entrepreneurship education: Engineering a pracademic Approach. Conference Proceedings: American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) North Midwest Section Conference October 16-18, 2014 at the University of Iowa.
  • Adams, R.*, Goldstein, M., et. al. (2014). A Community of practice approach to becoming an engineering education research professional. Conference Proceedings: American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, IN June 2014.

Teaching Honors

  • ISE Department Head Teaching Award (2022)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois (SE402) (Fall 2021)
  • Grainger Engineering COVID-19 Wall of Recognition in Engineering for Teaching (2021)
  • Engineering Council Outstanding Advisor, Top 10% of College (2020, 2021 )
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois (SE101) (Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006 )

Research Honors

  • Bilsland Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Purdue University Graduate School (2017-2018)
  • Purdue College of Engineering Outstanding Research Award (2017)

Public Service Honors

  • Central Illinois Business Forty under 40 (2021)
  • Purdue College of Engineering Outstanding Service Award (2016)

Other Honors

  • Engineering Innovation Fellow (EIF), Grainger College of Engineering (2020)

Recent Courses Taught

  • SE 101 - Engineering Graphics & Design
  • SE 402 - Comp-Aided Product Realization

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