Research Interests: Student motivation, Engineering identity, Design education
Beshoy Morkos, Ph.D.
Beshoy Morkos is an associate professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. His engineering education research explores means to enhance engineering education by understanding student perception of engineering during their formal education and how educators may use this to make informed decisions on pedagogy. This is performed by assessing changes to student motivation and identity throughout curriculum. The goal of his engineering education research is to improve persistence in engineering and address challenges associated with design education.
Dr. Morkos received his Ph.D. from Clemson University. In 2014, he was awarded the ASME CIE Dissertation of the year award for his doctoral research. He graduated with his B.S. and M.S in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 and 2008 from Clemson University and has worked on multiple sponsored projects funded by partners such as NASA, Michelin, and BMW. His past work experience include working at the BMW Information Technology Research Center (ITRC) as a Research Associate and Robert Bosch Corporation as a Manufacturing Engineer. Dr. Morkos was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Engineering & Science Education at Clemson University performing NSF funded research on engineering student motivation and its effects on persistence and the use of advanced technology in engineering classroom environments.