Jessica Deters

Contact Information:

City Campus (Lincoln)
NH 304E
(402) 472-6095

Personal Links:

Research Website

Assistant Professor
Engineering Education

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Engineering Education, Virginia Tech
  • M.S. in Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • B.S. in Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Colorado School of Mines


  • Ph.D.

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

  • Engineering culture
  • Workplace preparedness
  • International engineering education (global engineering programs and comparative research)

Affiliation: Discipline-Based Education Research in the College of Engineering at UNL

Ph.D. Degree Available: Unified Ph.D. in Engineering, Specialization in Engineering Education Research

Research Profiles:

Selected Publications

Deters, J. R., Holloman, T. K., Grote, D., Taylor, A. R., & Knight, D. (2022). Critically Examining the Role of Habitus for Minoritized Students in a Global Engineering Program. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 34(4), 172–205.

Davis, K., Deters, J. R., Ozkan, D., Davis, J., & Murzi, H. (2022). Exploring the Process and Outcomes of Leading a Study Abroad Program Using Real-Time Perspectives. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 34(2), 351–381.

Deters, J. R., Holloman, T. K., Pearson, A., & Knight, D. B. (2021). Understanding American and Australian Engineering Education Research (EER) contexts through the eyes of early- and mid-career EER researchers. Proceedings of the joint Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES) & Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, Perth, Australia [virtual].

Deters, J. R. & Paretti, M. (2021). Investigating engineering culture during COVID-19. Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Long Beach, CA [virtual]. doi:

Deters, J., Paretti, M. C., & Case, J. (2020). How implicit assumptions about engineering impacted teaching and learning during COVID-19. [Special issue]. Advances in Engineering Education, 8(4), 1-5.

Ford, J., Paretti, M., Kotys-Schwartz, D., Howe, S., Gewirtz, C., Deters, J., Chowdhury, T., Ott, R., Alvarez, N., Knight, D., Hernandez, C., Rosenbauer, L. M., Kary, A., & Giardine, F. (2019). Transitioning from capstone design courses to workplaces: A study of new engineers’ first three months. [Special issue]. International Journal of Engineering Education35(6B), 1993-2013.

Howe, S., Ott, R., Paretti, M. C., Hernandez, C., Deters, J. R., Gewirtz, C., Giardine, F., & Kary, A. (2019). “Women’s experiences in the transition from capstone design courses to engineering workplaces.” Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa, FL. [Finalist, Best Paper in DEED Division]. doi: 10.18260/1-2--33566