Dina Verdín

Assistant Professor, Engineering Education Systems & Design

Dina Verdín, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Education Systems & Design in the Polytechnic School at Arizona State University. My Ph.D. is in Engineering Education and M.S. is in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. My undergraduate degree is in Industrial Systems Engineering from San José State University. 

My research broadly focuses on broadening participation in engineering by focusing on the issues of access and persistence. I use asset-based approaches to understand minoritized students’ lived experiences (i.e., including first-generation college students and Latinx). Specifically, I seek to understand how first-generation college students and Latinx students author their identities as engineers and negotiate their multiple identities in the current culture of engineering.

My scholarship has been recognized in several spaces, including the 2018 ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Best Diversity Paper Award, 2019 College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, and the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Distinguished Scholar Award. My dissertation proposal was selected as part of the top 3 in the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division D In-Progress Research Gala. I was a 2016 recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship and an Honorable Mention for the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program.


Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Engineering Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN  
  • B.S., Industrial & Systems Engineering, San José State University, San José, CA