About Our Founder, Dr. Yvette E. Pearson
Dr. Yvette E. Pearson has over 20 years of experience in engineering education research, practice, and administration. She has a successful track record (~$4M over the past 11 years) as principal/co-principal investigator on education research and implementation projects, most of which have been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Pearson also has expertise in assessment and evaluation, with several years of experience leading school-wide and program-level assessment efforts and conducting internal and external program evaluations. For three years, Dr. Pearson served as a Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at NSF, where she managed a portfolio of roughly $70M in awards. Dr. Pearson holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Chemistry from Southern University and A&M College, a Graduate Certificate in Educational Research Methodology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science from the University of New Orleans. A Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Dr. Pearson is a Program Evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and a licensed Professional Engineer in Louisiana. She chairs ASCE's Formal Engineering Education committee and serves as vice chair of its Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.