Sarah Jane (SJ) Bork, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Studies graduate students, mental health, & culture using action-oriented research methods

Dr. Sarah Jane (SJ) Bork is an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Engineering Education Transformations Institute, focusing on engineering education research. Dr. Bork’s research has focused on examining the mental health experiences of engineering graduate students. She has used a variety of research methods (e.g., regression analysis, photovoice, factor analysis, interview data, scoping literature review, etc.) to examine different factors related to these experiences (e.g., sense of belonging, social self-efficacy, engineering culture, etc.).

Education
  • Ph.D., Engineering Education Research, University of Michigan, 2023
  • M.S., Engineering Education Research, University of Michigan, 2020
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2017
  • B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2017
Professional Appointments
  • Assistant Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2023 – present
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Michigan – 2017 – 2023
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Michigan – 2018, 2020-21, & 2022
  • Engineering Teaching Consultant, University of Michigan, 2021 – 2022
  • Student Columnist, American Society for Engineering Education PRISM Magazine, 2021 – 2022
Other Professional Experience
  • Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE), University of Michigan, Co-Director, 2022 – 2023
  • American Society for Engineering Education, Co-Program Chair, National Student Division, 2021 – 2022
  • Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE), University of Michigan, Treasurer, 2022
  • Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE), University of Michigan, Co-Officer Professional Development, 2020 – 2021
Areas of Expertise
  • Graduate Student Mental Health
  • Engineering Culture
  • Participatory Action Research Methods
  • Mixed Research Methods
Publications

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