Nathaniel Hunsu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering Education

Research Interests: Cognitive and affective engagement, Quantitative and meta-analysis research design, Educational instrument development

Dr. Hunsu is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Education Transformations Institute (EETI). His research interests stand at the nexus of learning and motivation theories in education, and focuses on how to apply educational theories to facilitate meaningful learning engagement, and enrich student experience in the engineering classroom. His current work focuses on promoting and assessing cognitive and affective engagement to enrich engineering student experience.



Select Publications

Hunsu, N. J., Kehinde, O. J., Oje, A. V., & Yli-Piipari, S. (2022). Single Versus Multiple Resilience Factors: An Investigation of the Dimensionality of the Academic Resilience Scale. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

Olaogun, O. P., Oje, A. V., Hunsu, N. J. & Carnell, P. H. (2021). The Effect of Goal Orientations and Belief Motivation on Undergraduate Engineering Students' Achievenaent, IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), pp. 1-7, doi: 10.1109/FIE49875.2021.9637423.

Hunsu, N., Oje, A. V., Jackson, A., & Olaogun, O. P. (2021). Examining Approach and Avoidance Valences of the 3 X 2 Achievement Goal Types on an Engineering Student Sample: A Validity Approach. Frontiers in psychology, 12, 628004.

Hunsu, N. J., Carnell, P. H., & Sochacka, N. W. (2021). Resilience theory and research in engineering education: what good can it do?. European Journal of Engineering Education, 46(6), 1026-1042.

Sochacka, N. W., Walther, J., Morelock, J. R., Hunsu, N. J., & Carnell, P. H. (2020). Cultivating a culture of scholarly teaching and learning in a college of engineering: An ecological design approach. Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 25(2), 165-176.

Simmons, D. R., Hunsu, N. J., & Adesope, O. O. (2019). Enabling multi-dimensional measurement of student engagement in engineering learning environments. International Journal of Engineering Education, 35(6), 1827-1838.

Odhong, C., Wilkes, A., van Dijk, S., Vorlaufer, M., Ndonga, S., Sing'ora, B., & Kenyanito, L. (2019). Financing large-scale mitigation by smallholder farmers: what roles for public climate finance?. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 3, 3.

Simmons, D. R., Ye, Y., Hunsu, N. J., & Adesope, O. O. (2017). Development of a Survey to Explore Out-of-Class Engagement of Engineering Students. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION, 33(4), 1213-1221.

Adesope, O. O., Cavagnetto, A., Hunsu, N. J., Anguiano, C., & Lloyd, J. (2017). Comparative Effects of Computer-Based Concept Maps, Refutational Texts, and Expository Texts on Science Learning. Journal on Educational Computing Research, 55(1), 46-69. doi:10.1177/0735633116654163

Hunsu, N. J., Adesope, O., & Van Wie, B. J. (2017). Engendering situational interest through innovative instruction in an engineering classroom: what really mattered? Instructional Science, 45(6), 789-804.

Hunsu, N. J., Adesope, O., & Bayly, D. J. (2016). A meta-analysis of the effects of audience response systems (clicker-based technologies) on cognition and affect. Computers and Education, 94, 102-119. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2015.11.013

Funded Projects
Selected Courses

ENGR 2170: Electric Circuit

ENGR 2090: Probability and Statistics

ENGR 8050: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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