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Caroline Crockett's research interests are primarily in the field of electrical engineering education, with a current focus on students' conceptual understanding of core electrical engineering topics and how students learn to troubleshoot. Undergraduate students interested in engineering education research are more than welcome to reach out to her to see if she has a project available. She remains interested in machine learning and image reconstruction methods but does not have any current research projects in these areas. She is a member of IEEE and ASEE. 

Professor Crockett received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia in 2015 and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 2022. Before entering graduate school, she worked in goverment contracting as a systems and image quality engineer. She returned to her alma mater and joined the faculty of the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia in summer 2022, where she is currently an Assistant Professor.


B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, 2015

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2022

Research Interests

Engineering Education

Selected Publications

Conceptual understanding of signals and systems in senior undergraduate students. C Crockett, HC Powell, & CJ Finelli
Bilevel methods for image reconstruction. C Crockett & JA Fessler. Foundations and Trends® in Signal Processing,15 (2-3), Pp. 121-289. 2022.
Systematic literature review of students’ affective responses to active learning: Overview of results. M Borrego, Ka Nguyen, C Crockett, M Demonbrun, P Shekhar, S Tharayil, CJ Finelli, RS Rosenberg, C Waters. 2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference. 2018.