About Janet M. Callahan
Dr. Janet M. Callahan came to Boise State University in 2004 to help launch the BS in Materials Science and Engineering. Between 2005 and 2016, she served the College of Engineering as the Founding Associate Dean. Her first academic appointments were as assistant and associate professor at The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, where she was also company co-founder and Director of Research for RadioVascular Systems, Inc. She holds a PhD in Materials Science, an MS in Metallurgy, and a BS in Chemical Engineering, all from the University of Connecticut at Storrs.
Dr. Callahan's research interests include medical devices; brachytherapy and related materials synthesis; radioactive coatings; biomaterials; oxidation of high temperature and refractory alloys; ion beam synthesis of nanomaterials; thermal barrier coatings; and chemical vapor deposition of oxides. She is also active in engineering education research, studying freshmen retention, e-learning, service learning, self-efficacy, faculty development, evidence-based instructional practices, institutional change and more.
|2004 - 2018||Professor, Boise State University ‐ Department of Materials Science and Engineering|
Materials Science and Engineering and Engineering Education
Honors and Awards
- 2010-2012: Faculty in Residence, Engineering Residential College
- 2010: Student Choice Award for Excellence, College of Engineering, Boise State University
- 2009: Idaho Women Making History
- 2006: Provost’s Excellence in Advising Award, Boise State University
- 2004: University of Connecticut Academy of Distinguished Engineers
- 1996-2003: Career Grant Recipient, National Science Foundation
Testing Our Assumptions: The Role of First Course Grade and ...
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice (2017)
Methods that provide an early indicator of factors that affect student persistence are important to colleges and universities. This quantitative ...
Teacher STEM Perception and Preparation: Inquiry-Based STEM Professional Development for ...
The Journal of Educational Research (2013)
Student foundational knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is formed in their elementary education. Paradoxically, many elementary teachers ...
Contributions to Books (1)
Conference Proceedings (38)
Revealing Student Misconceptions and Instructor Blind Spots with Muddiest Point ...
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2016-June (2016)
Of interest to all engineering disciplines, well-designed formative feedback has the potential to enhance both instructor teaching and student learning. ...