The ASEE Educational Research and Methods Division presents the following awards each year at either the ASEE Annual Conference in June or the Frontiers in Education Conference in October.  Previous awardees are listed below or via a linked page.

  • ASEE ERM Distinguished Service Award
  • ASEE ERM Best Paper Award
  • ASEE ERM Diversity Paper Award
  • ASEE ERM Apprentice Faculty Grants
  • FIE Conference Benjamin J. Dasher Award
  • FIE Conference Best Diversity Paper Award
  • FIE Conference Helen L. Plants Award
  • FIE Conference Ronald J. Schmitz Award
  • FIE Conference New Faculty Fellows Grant

Four awards are presented at the ASEE annual conference: 1) Distinguished Service Award, 2) the ERM Best Paper Award, 3) the ERM Diversity Paper Award, and 4) Apprentice Faculty Grants. The awards are based on the ASEE Award policies.

  • ASEE ERM Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual for their service to the ERM Division each year.
  • ASEE ERM Best Paper Award recognizes the best paper submitted to the ERM Division for the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition each year.
  • ASEE ERM Diversity Paper Award recognizes the best diversity-focused paper submitted to the ERM Division for the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition each year.
  • Apprentice Faculty Grants encourage and honor promising new researchers who have the potential for substantial contributions to engineering education. These are recognized at the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition each year.

In addition, a number of ERM members have been selected as ASEE Fellows, also recognized at the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. The ERM division also hosts a distinguished lecture annually at ASEE.

Awards are also presented at the annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) conference, which is co-sponsored by ASEE/ERM and IEEE: 1) the Benjamin Dasher Award given to the best paper/presentation (view Review Criteria); 2) the Helen Plants Award given for the best non-traditional presentation at the FIE conference; 3) the Ronald Schmitz Award given to an individual for service to the FIE conference; 4) the FIE Conference Best Diversity Paper Award; and 5) New Faculty Fellows Grants.

  • The Benjamin Dasher Award recognizes the best paper/presentation at the annual FIE conference each year.
  • The Helen Plants Award recognizes the best non-traditional presentation at the annual FIE conference each year.
  • The Ronald Schmitz Award recognizes an individual member for their service to the FIE conference at the annual FIE conference each year.
  • The FIE Conference Best Diversity Paper Award recognizes the best diversity-focused paper submitted to the annual FIE conference each year.
  • The FIE New Faculty Fellows Grant provides assistance to recipients in traveling to the conference.


ASEE ERM Distinguished Service Award



2023 2022 2021 Lisa Benson, Clemson University
2020 Matthew Verleger, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 2019 Monica Cardella, Purdue University 2018 Julie Martin, Clemson University
2017 Archie Holmes, University of Virginia 2016 Elliot Douglas, University of Florida 2015 Maura Borrego, Univerity of Texas, Austin
2014 Daria Kotys-Schwartz, University of Colorado, Boulder 2013 Richard Layton, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology 2012 Matt Ohland, Purdue University
2011 Jennifer Karlin, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology 2010 Cynthia Finelli, University of Michigan 2009 Richard Felder, North Carolina State University
2008 Teri Reed-Rhoads, Purdue University 2007 Dan Moore, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology 2006 Eric Soulsby, University of Connecticut
2005 Dan Budny, University of Pittsburgh 2004 Larry Richards, University of Virginia 2003 Michael Pavelich, Colorado School of Mines
2002 Karl Smith, University of Minnesota 2001 Charles Yokomoto, IUPUI 2000 Richard Culver, University of Binghampton
1999 John Lindenlaub, Purdue University 1998 Billy Koen, University of Texas – Austin and Alisha Waller – Georgia State University 1997
1996 James Stice, University of Texas – Austin 1995 Wallace Venable, West Virginia University


Year ASEE ERM Best Paper Award ASEE ERM Diversity Paper Award
2022 tba tba
2021 Robert P. Loweth (University of Michigan), Shanna R. Daly (University of Michigan), Leah Paborsky (University of Michigan), Sara L. Hoffman (University of Michigan), and Steve J. Skerlos (University of Michigan) – ““You Could Take ‘Social’ Out of Engineering and Be Just Fine”: An Exploration of Engineering Students’ Beliefs About the Social Aspects of Engineering Work” Kristen Moore (University of Buffalo), Nathan Johnson (University of South Florida), Fernando Sanchex (University of St. Thomas), and Walter Hargrove – “The Politics of Citation Practices in Engineering Education”
2020 Catherine McGough, Minnesota State University, Mankato and Lisa Benson, Clemson University – “It’s the End of the World as We Know It, and I Need a Job: A Qualitative Exploration of Mid-Year Engineering Students’ Future Possible Careers” Justin Charles Major, Matthew Scheidt, Allison Godwin, Edward J. Berger (Purdue) & John Chen, (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo) – “Effects of Test Anxiety on Engineering Students’ STEM Success”
2019 M.S. Barner, S.A. Brown, and S.L. Getson – “Conceptual Representations in the Workplace and Classroom Settings: A Comparative Ethnography” Maya Denton, Nathan Hyungsok Choe, Kevin A. Nguyen, Maura Borrego (University of Texas, Austin) & David B. Knight, Whitney Wall Bortz,  Mr. Timothy Kinoshita (Virginia Tech) – “Predictors of Engineering Doctoral Students’ Future Career Sector”
2018 Jonathan D. Stolk, Yevgeniya V. Zastavker, and Michael D. Gross – Gender, Motivation, and Pedagogy in the STEM Classroom: A Quantitative Characterization Jonathan D. Stolk, Yevgeniya V. Zastavker, and Michael D. Gross – Gender, Motivation, and Pedagogy in the STEM Classroom: A Quantitative Characterization
2017 Samantha Brunhaver, Cheryl Carrico, Holly Matusovich, Mitikaa Sama, Rohini Abhyankar, Ruth Streveler, and Sheri Sheppard – Measuring students’ subjective task values related to the post-undergraduate career search Emily E Liptow, Coleen Carrigan, Michelle Helene Bardini, Noah Robert Krigel, and Monica Lauren Singer – Engaging engineers in inclusive cultural change through a new method, Articulating a Succinct Description
2016 Allison Godwin. – The Development of a Measure of Engineering Identity Stephen Secules, Andrew Elby and Ayush Gupta – “Turning away” from the Struggling Individual Student: An Account of the Cultural Construction of Engineering Ability in an Undergraduate Programming Class
2015 Stephanie Pulford, Nancy Ruzycki, Cynthia J. Finelli, Laura D Hahn, and Denise Thorsen – Making Value for Faculty: Learning Communities in Engineering Faculty Development Julie P Martin, Rachel K. Anderson, Frederick Paige, Lindsey Whitfield Cain, Shannon K Stefl, and Aubrie Lynn Pfirman – A Series of Singular Testimonies: A New Way to Explore Unearned Advantages and Unearned Disadvantages
2014 So Yoon Yoon, P. K. Imbrie, Joe Jien-Jou Lin, and Kenneth Reid – Validation of the Student Attitudinal Success Inventory II for Engineering Students
2013 Alice Pawley – Learning from small numbers’ of underrepresented students’ stories: Discussing a method to learn about institutional structure through narrative
2012 David Knight – In Search of the Engineers of 2020: An Outcome-Based Typology of Engineering Undergraduates
2011 Michael Prince, Margot Vigeant, and Katharyn Nottis – The Use of Inquiry-Based Activities to Repair Student Misconceptions Related to Heat, Engery, and Temperature
2010 Lisa Lattuca and David Knight – In the Eye of the Beholder: Defining and Studying Interdisciplinarity in Engineering Education
2009 Marissa Orr, Zahra Hazari, Philip Sadler, and Gerhard Sonnert – Career Motivations of Freshman Engineering and Non Engineering Students: A Gender Study
2008 Ashely Ater Kranov, Carl Hauser, Robert Olsen, and Laura Girardeau – A Direct Method for Teaching and Assessing Professional Skills in Engineering Programs



Year Benjamin Dasher Award Helen L. Plants Award Ronald Schmitz Award
2022 Camilla Bjorn, Pontus Haglund, Katharina Munz, Filip Stromback Virginia Grande, Bedour Alshaigy, Anne-Kathrin Peters, Mats Daniels
2021 Stephanie Lunn & Monique Ross Brooke Coley and James Holly, Jr.
2020 Toni Taipalus Nadia Kellam, Vanessa Svihla, and Susannah Davis Beth Eschenbach
2019 Emma Hocker, Ellen Zerbe, and Catherine Berdanier Emily Dringenberg, Ruth Wertz, Cynthia Atman, Elif Miskioglu, Kelly Cross, and Giselle Guanes Melgarejo
2018 Beverly Ma, Jacqueline Doyle, Jacqueline Rohde, Hank Boone, Allison Godwin, Geoff Potvin, Lisa Benson and Adam Kirn Sarah Zappe, Stephanie Cutler, and Thomas Litzinger Stephen Frezza
2017 Beth Rieken, Mark Schar and Sheri Sheppard Stephanie Cutler, Thomas Litzinger, Sarah Zappe and Michael Alley Edwin C. Jones, Jr.
2016 Natasha Nesiba, Enricon Pontelli and Tomothy Staley Melany Ciampi
2015 Lecia Barker and Jane Gruning – The Student Prompt: Student Feedback and Change in Teaching Practices in Postsecondary Computer Science Rebbeca Bates, Lisa Benson, Alan Cheville, Cynthia Finelli, Jennifer Karlin, Susan Lord – Agents for STEM Change –- Articulating the Goals of Our Community Robert Hofinger
2014 Hansi Keijonen, Jaakko Kurhila and Arto Vihavainen – Carry-on Effect in Extreme Apprenticeship Stephanie Cutler, James Pembridge, Matthew Verleger, Lauren D. Thomas – The Lord of PhD: Fellowship of the Dissertation; A Guide to the Engineering PhD Cynthia Finelli
2013 Robin Adams, Alice Pawley and Brent Jesiek Lynn Andrea Stein, Caitrin Lynch  Jennifer Karlin
2012 Kristi Shryock, Arun Srinivasa and Jeffrey Froyd – Developing Instruments to Assess First-year Calculus and Physics Mechanics Skills Needed for a Sophomore Statics and Dynamics Course Senay Purzer and Jonathan Hilpert – Cognitive Processes Critical for Ill-Defined Problem Solving: Linking Theory, Research, and Classroom Implications. Arnold Pears
2011 Jeffrey Newcomer – Inconsistencies in Students’ Approaches to Solving Problems in Engineering Statics Mark Somerville, David Goldberg, Sherra Kerns and Russell Korte – A War of Words: Using Sticky Language to Effect Change in Engineering Education Susan Lord
2010 Glenda Stump, Jenefer Husman, Wen-Ting Chung and Aaron Done – Student Beliefs about Intelligence: Relationship to Learning Russell Korte and Karl Smith – Developing Engineering Student’s Philosophical Inquiry Skills Dan Moore
2009 Stephen Krause, Robert Culbertson, Mike Oehrtman and Marilyn Carlson – High School Teacher Change, Strategies, and Actions in a Professional Development Project Connecting Mathematics, Science, and Engineering; and William Leonard, C.V. Hollot, and William Gerace – Mastering Circuit Analysis: An Innovative Appraoch to Foundational Sequence Lisa Benson, William Moss, Scott Schiff, Sherrill Biggers, Marisa Orr and Matthew Ohland – Enhancing Student Learning Using Scale-Up Format Russ Meier
2008 Eric Hamilton and Andrew Hurford – Combining Collaborative Workspaces with Tablet Computing: Research in Learner Engagement and Conditions of Flow Maura Borrego, Lynita Newswander and Lisa McNair – Applying Theories of Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Research and Teaching Practice Ted Batchman
2007 Donna Riley and Gina-Louise Sciarra – You’re All a Bunch of Fucking Feminists: Addressing the Perceived Conflict Between Gender and Professional Identities using the Montreal Massacre Joseph Hughes
2006 Ruth Streveler, Ronald Miller and Karl Smith – What is Rigorous Research in Engineering Education? Jane Chu Prey
2005 Gregory Moses and Michael Litzkow – In-class Active Learning and Frequent Assessment Reform of Nuclear Reactor Theory Course Ruth Streveler, Ronald Miller and Barbara Olds – Cognitive LEGOS: Helping Your Students Construct Scientifically Accurate Mental Models Robert Hofinger
2004 Matthew Ohland, Guili Zhang, Timothy Anderson, and Brian Thorndyke – Grade-Point Average, Changes of Major, and Majors Seleted by Students Leaving Engineering Susan Lord, Elizabeth Eschenbach, Alisha Waller and Eileen Cashman – Feminist Frontiers James Roberts
2003 Glenn Ellis, Gail Scordilis, and Carla Cooke – New Pedagogical Approaches in Engineering Mechanics Yield Increased Student Understanding, Confidence, and Commitment William Oakes – Integrating Service Learning in Engineering and Computer Science Courses Larry Richards
2002 Zeynep Dilli, Neil Goldsman, Lee Harper, Steven Marcus, and Janet Schmidt – A New Pedagogy in Electrical and Computer Engineering: An Experiential and Conceptual Approach Goranka Bjedov
2001 David Soldan
2000 David Petr – Measuring (and Enhancing?) Student Confidence with Confidence Scores Larry Shuman
1999 Wayne Burleson, Aura Ganz and Ian Harris – Educational Innovations in Multimedia Systems Melinda Piket-May and Julie Chang Robert Herrick
1998 Bruce Carlson, William Jennings, and Paul Schoch – Teaching Circuit Analysis in the Studio Format: A Comparison with Conventional Instruction Alice Agogino – A Hands-on Discussion of “Dissection”: Coalitions Lessons Learned Dan Budny
1997 Edwin Kashy, Sheryl Wolfe, Michael Thoennessen, Yihjia Tsai, and Nancy Davis – Using Networked Tools to Enhance Student Success Rates in Large Classes Karl Smith, James Jones, Elizabeth Eschenbach, and Barbara Karanian – Conversations on Creating a Different Classroom Climate Richard Culver
1996 Val Hawks – Rediscovering Learning: A Survey of Factors that Affect Student Learning in Engineering Education Alisha Waller, Edward Doering, and Mark Yoder William Sayle, II
1995 Curtis Carver and Richard Howard – An Assessment of Networked Multimedia and Hypermedia Burks Oakley and Mark Yoder David Voltmer
1994 Burks Oakley and Roy Roper Billy Koen David Kerns, Jr.
1993 Daniel Hull and Arthur Guenther John Lindenlaub and Alisha Waller Bruce Eisenstein
1992 Dan Budny and William LeBold Barbara Olds, Ronald Miller, Michael Pavelich Victor Schutz
1991 Robert Whelchel Troy Kostek Karl Smith
1990 Cindy Greenwood Edwin Jones
1989 Richard Compton and Robert York Karl S. Smith Lyle Feisel
1988 Richard Felder James Rowland
1987 David Conner, David Green, Thomas Jannett, James Jones, M.G. Rekoff, Dennis Smith, and Gregg Vaughn John Lindenlaub George Burnet
1986 Richard Culver Martha Nord and Patricia Whiting John Lindenlaub
1985 Billy Koen Billy Koen Lawrence Grayson and Joseph Biedenbach
1984 Billy Koen David Johnson and Karl Smith Carol Schmitz
1983 Davood Tashayyod, James Trosino, and Banu Onaral Charles Yokomoto and Dendy Sloan
1982 Albert Riemenschneider and Lyle Feisel Karl Smith and Harold Goldstein
1981 Martha Montgomery
1980 Marilla Svinicki John Lindenlaub and James Russell
1979 Donald Woods, Cameron Crowe, Terrence Hoffman, and Joseph Wright Helen Plants
1978 Albert Morris
1977 John Renner
1976 John Hipwell and David Baume
1975 John Hames Allan and J.J. Lagowski
1974 Richard Hooper
1973 Walter D. Storey

ERM ASEE Fellows

2022 tba 2021 Elliot P. Douglas

Sharon A. Jones

Donna C.Llewellyn

2020 Maura Borrego
Monica Cardella
Monica Cox
PK Imbrie
Agnieszka Miguel
Margot Vigeant
2019 Lisa Benson
Milo Koretsky
Julie P. Martin
Ann F. McKenna
2018 Michael C. Loui 2017 Beth M. Holloway
2016 John K. Estell
Teresa L. Larkin
Thomas A. Lenox
Michael J. Prince
Donna M. Riley
2015 Ruth A. Streveler 2014 Laura Bottomley
Rebecca Brent
Jeffrey L. Ray
Noel N. Schulz
John J. Uhran Jr.
2013 Susan Lord
Stephanie Adams
Jenna Carpenter
Cynthia Finelli
Jessica Matson
David Radcliffe
David Whitman
2012 Jeffrey E. Froyd
Lawrence J. Genalo
Thomas M. Hall, Jr.
Robert J. Herrick
Charles McIntyre
Matthew W. Ohland
Richard Zollars
2011 Mary E. Besterfield-Sacre
Larry G. Richards
Jacquelyn F. Sullivan
Leah H. Jamieson
2010 William Oakes
Teri Reed-Rhoads
Lueny Morell
2009 Daniel D. Budny
David DiBiasio
Jed Lyons
John Orr
P. K. Raju
2008 Gloria M. Rogers
Thomas A. Litzinger
Norman L. Fortenberry
Marilyn A. Dyrud
Ted E. Batchman
2007 John Heywood
Donald Myers
Sarah Rajala
Sheri Sheppard
Charles F. Yokomoto
Don Dekker
2006 Joseph L.A. Hughes
James L. Melsa
Cynthia J. Atman
Larry J. Shuman
David R. Voltmer
2005 Thomas F. Edgar
2004 Marvin E. Criswell 2003 Sherra E. Kerns
William E. Sayle, II
Raymond G. Jacquot
Barbara M. Olds
Gerhard F. Paskusz
Karan Watson
Eli Fromm
2002 Denny C. Davis
C. Stewart Slater
Donald N. Merino
Burks Oakley, II
Sudhir I. Mehta
2001 Mary R. Anderson-Rowland
Walter W. Buchanan
2000 Bruce A. Harding 1999 Gerald S. Jakubowski
Charles W. Haines
John W. Prados
1998 Mahbub Uddin
L. Glenn Kraige
Richard S. Culver
Karl A. Smith
1997 Frank E. Burris 1996 Richard M. Felder
1995 Carole E. Goodson 1994 John T. Sears
A. Bruce Carlson
1993 Cary A. Fisher
1991 Gerald J. Thuesen
Phillip C. Wankat
1990 Wallace T. Fowler
Wallace Starr Venable
1989 John C. Lindenlaub
1988 Lyle D. Feisel 1987 Billy V. Koen
James E. Stice
1986 John A. Weese
1984 William K. LeBold 1983 Anthony B. Giordano
Lois B. Greenfield
George Burnet


Mel Baber
Joseph Bordogna
Stephen Cheshier
Gordon Flammer
Lawrence Grayson
Lee Harrisberger
Edwin Jones
Helen Plants
Charles Wales