Corey Schimpf has a bachelors and masters in Sociology and is currently pursuing a PhD in Engineering Education. He is interested in the intersection between technology and society,more specifically how new communication and interactive technologies mediate and transform the way people interact, create new spaces for interaction and influence the ways people come to understand themselves. In the context of engineering education, understanding how people are affected by and interact with these technologies can inform how these technologies are deployed for learning.
Additionally he is interested in how sociological thinking can be leveraged into engineers’ education as an approach to illuminate the connections between 1) engineering artifacts and people’s social life, needs and difficulties and 2) how people will interact with an artifact once it has been introduced into a group, society, or beyond. Corey is trained in social psychology and complexity (applied to sociology) approaches.