Lutz, Ben

Assistant Professor

Office: 13-221

Phone Number: 805-756-1285

Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)

Area of Focus

Engineering Education

Ben’s research interests lie at the intersection of engineering design theory and efforts for social justice. In particular, his research group, CREATE (Critical Research in Engineering And Technology Education), explores the ways in which design practices might be reimagined to develop theories of equity-minded design. Some current projects include research on equitable engineering design practices and pedagogies, conceptual change and metacognitive development in mechanics courses, and the role of value systems and culture in professional engineering practice.