Andrew Katz appointed assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Education
Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Katz was pursuing doctoral studies through a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. He received the 2019 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, which recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education.
Katz’s research focuses on engineering ethics and ethics education and has examined such topics as faculty mental models of engineering ethics and education, histories of change in ethics education, and first-year engineering students’ views of ethics and social responsibility.
Katz has taught in both higher and basic education learning environments. He served as faculty apprentice for an advanced research methods graduate course at Virginia Tech and developed and served as Instructor of Record for the graduate course Environmental Engineering Ethics and Society at Purdue University. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, he taught Advanced Placement Physics at the Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas, Texas.
Katz shared that he “strives to look for ways to make the world a little better by helping others make the world a little better through their work.”
Katz received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tulane University, a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. in engineering education from Purdue University.