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Joi Mondisa | Faculty

Joi Mondisa

Assistant Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering

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Short Bio

Professor Joi Mondisa joined the faculty in the Fall of 2016. She earned a B.S. in General Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an M.B.A from Governors State University, and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University.  In her research, she focuses on examining mentoring approaches, relationships, and intervention programs and designing and assessing learning experiences and outcomes.  Previously, Mondisa worked in industry for ten years in the areas of manufacturing, operations, technical sales, and publishing.

Research and Teaching Interests

Engineering Education

  • Mentoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
  • Design and Assessment of Learning Contexts
  • Diversity in Higher Education

Industrial Operations

  • Lean Operations and Processes
  • Engineering Management


  • Mondisa, J.L., Millunchick, J., Davis, C., Koch, D. (2016). The University of Michigan’s M-STEM Academies Program: Examining the Social Community of Future Engineers, in 2016 Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, October 12-15, 2016, Erie, PA.
  • Mondisa, J.L., London, J.S., & Pilotte, M. (2016). Work in Progress-The Relationship between Resilience, Grit, and Persistence in Engineering Education in Proceedings of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), May 21-May 24, 2016, Anaheim, CA.
  • Mondisa, J.L. (2015). Increasing Diversity in Higher Education by Examining African-American STEM Mentors’ Mentoring Approaches, in Proceedings of the World Engineering Education Forum, September 20-24, 2015, Florence, Italy.
  • Mondisa, J.L. & McComb, S. A. (2015). Social Community: A Mechanism to Explain the Success of STEM Minority Mentoring Programs. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 23(2), 149-163. doi:10.1080/13611267.2015.1049018