Publication

Selected Journal Articles

Groen, C.P, Simmons, D. R., & Turner, M. (2019). Developing resilience: Experiencing and managing stress in a US undergraduate construction program. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 145(2): 04019002. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000407

Simmons, D. R., Mullekom, J. V., & Ohland, M. W. (2018). The popularity and intensity of undergraduate out-of-class activities. Journal of Engineering Education, 107(4), 611-635. doi: 10.1002/jee.20235

Simmons, D. R., Iorio, J., Taylor, J. E., & Li, D.G (2018). Work values across generations among construction professionals in the United States. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 144(10): 04018096. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001554 [Editor’s Choice for the issue where it appeared]

Bowers, A. W.G, Ranganathan, S., & Simmons, D. R. (2018). Defining quality in higher education: Directions for future research informed by a literature review. Higher Learning Research Communications, 8(1), 51-64. doi: 10.18870/hlrc.v8i1.392

Simmons, D. R., Ye, Y.G, Ohland, M. W., & Garahan, K.G (2018). Understanding students’ incentives for and barriers to out-of-class participation: profile of civil engineering student engagement. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 144(2): 04017015. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000353 [Editor’s Choice for the issue where it appeared]

Simmons, D. R., Clegorne, N. A. & Woods-Wells, T.G (2017). Leadership Paradigms to Develop Professionals in the Construction Industry: A Critical Review Informed Research Agenda. Journal of Management in Engineering, 33(4): 02517001. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000518 [Editor’s Choice for the issue where it appeared].

Simmons, D. R., Ye, Y.G, Hunsu, N. J., & Adesope, O. O. (2017). Development of a survey to explore out-of-class engagement of engineering students. International Journal of Engineering Education, 33(4), 1213-1221.

Simmons, D. R., Creamer, E. G., & Yu, R.G (2017). Involvement in out-of-class activities: A mixed research synthesis examining outcomes with a focus on engineering students. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 18(2), 10-16.

Simmons, D. R., & Martin, J. P. (2017). Shaping autonomous decision makers: Familial influence on persisting first generation college engineering students. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 23(1), 53-71. doi: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2017016316

Simmons, D. R., & Martin, J. P. (2014). Developing effective engineering fictive kin to support undergraduate first-generation college students. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 20(3), 279-292. doi: 210.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2014010979

Martin, J. P., Simmons, D. R., & Yu, S. L. (2014). Family roles in engineering students’ academic and career choices: does parental education attainment matter? International Journal of Engineering Education, 30(1), 136-149.

Martin, J. P., Miller, M. K., & Simmons, D. R. (2014). Exploring the theoretical social capital “Deficit” of first generation college students: implications for engineering education. International Journal of Engineering Education, 30(4), 822-836.

Martin, J. P., Simmons, D. R., & Yu, S. L. (2013). The role of social capital in the experiences of Hispanic women engineering majors. Journal of Engineering Education, 102(2), 227-243. doi: 10.1002/jee.20010

Selected Conference Paper

Bae, H.G, McCall, C.P, & Simmons, D. R. (2019). Investigating work, cultural, and life values of construction employees. Proceedings from Associated Schools of Construction: The Business of the Built Environment, University of Denver, 2019. San Antonio, TX: Tulio Sulbaran.

Simmons, D. R., Kirn, A., Valdes-Vasquez, R., & Pearson, N. (2019). Are constructors experiencing a warm climate? A study of generation in college, citizenship status and affective engagement. Proceedings of the 2019 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa Convention Center, 2019. Tampa, Florida.

Zhao, D., & Simmons, D. R. (2019). Impact of social network roles on students’ engagement in class. Proceedings of the 2019 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa Convention Center, 2019. Tampa, FL.

Groen-McCall, C.P, McNair, L. D., Paretti, M. C., Simmons, D. R., & Shew, A. (2019). Disability identity experience: Examining nuanced and fluid identity dimensions within engineering education. Proceedings of the 2019 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa Convention Center, 2019. Tampa, FL.

Groen-McCall, C.P, Paretti, M. C., McNair, L. D., Simmons, D. R., & Shew, A. (2018). Experiencing disability: A preliminary analysis of professional identity development in U.S. undergraduate civil engineering students. Proceedings of the Australasian Engineering Education Conference, 2018. Hamilton, New Zealand. [Received Best Paper award for the conference]B

Groen, C. J.P, Simmons, D. R., & Clegorne, N. A. (2018). Faculty ways of knowing, valuing and assessing leadership in the undergraduate engineering curriculum. Proceedings of the 2018 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2018. Salt Lake City, UT. Retrieved from https://peer.asee.org/30513

Groen, C. J.P, McNair, L. D., Paretti, M. C., Simmons, D. R., & Shew, A. (2018). Exploring professional identity development in undergraduate civil engineering students who experience disabilities. Proceedings of the 2018 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2018. Salt Lake City, UT. Retrieved from https://peer.asee.org/30052

Knight, D. B., Matusovich, H. M., Artiles, M. S., Davis, K., Kinoshita, T., Bairaktarova, D., Hodges, K., Knott, T., Lee, W. C., McGlothlin Lester, M., McNair, E., Reid, K., & Simmons, D. R. (2018). Sustaining a study abroad program at scale: What motivates faculty members to engage in such programs? Proceedings of the 125th Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, 2018. Salt Lake City, UT. [Best paper in the International Division]B

Lutz, B. D., Ironside, A. J., Hunsu, N., Groen, C. J., Brown, S. A., Adesope, O., & Simmons, D. R. (2018). Measuring engineering students’ in-class cognitive engagement: Survey development informed by contemporary educational theories. Proceedings of the 2018 American Society for Education Annual Conference and Engineering Exposition, 2018. Salt Lake City, UT. Retrieved from https://peer.asee.org/30795

Hunsu, N., Simmons, D. R., Brown, S., & Adesope, O. O. (2018). Developing an instrument of classroom social engagement. Proceedings of the 2018 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2018. Salt Lake City, UT. Retrieved from https://peer.asee.org/30298

Simmons, D. R., & Groen, C. J.P (2018). Increasing impact of the hidden curriculum: Exploring student outcomes from out-of-class activities. Proceedings of the 2018 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2018. Salt Lake City, UT. Retrieved from https://peer.asee.org/29935

Groen, C. J.P, McNair, L. D., Paretti, M. C., Simmons, D. R., & Shew, A. (2018). Experiencing disability in undergraduate civil engineering education: A preliminary analysis of professional identity development during the first semester of college. Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD), 2018. Crystal City, VA.

Simmons, D. R., Iorio, J., Taylor, J. E., & Li, D.G (2018). Professional progression, company commitment, and project choice: An empirical investigation into professional staff values in construction. Proceedings of the 2018 Construction Research Congress: Infrastructure and Facility Management, 2018. New Orleans, LA. doi: 10.1061/9780784481271.055

Zhao, D., Valdes-Vasquez, R., Simmons, D. R., & Parrish, K. (2018). Assessing the graduate education in research methodology on sustainability. Proceedings of the 2018 Construction Research Congress: Infrastructure and Facility Management, 2018. New Orleans, LA. doi: 10.1061/9780784481301.011

Clegorne, N. A., & Simmons, D. R. (2018). Engineering professionalism: towards a curricular model for professional skill and leadership competencies for emerging engineers. Accepted for presentation at the Annual American Educational Research Association Conference. New York, NY.

Clegorne, N. A., & Simmons, D. R. (2017). Engineering the best of both worlds: Towards a college curriculum of engaged citizen leadership for emerging engineers. Proceedings of the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, 2017. Houston, TX.

Purchase, J. M.G, & Simmons, D. R. (2017). Exploring the meaning of fun: A missed opportunity to retain underrepresented groups in engineering? Proceedings of the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2017. Columbus, OH. Retrieved from https://www.asee.org/public/conferences/78/papers/18745/view

Purchase, J.G, & Simmons, D. R. (2017). Metric-based evaluation of urban greenway public engagement efforts.  Proceedings of the 2017 Engineering Project Organization Conference, 2017. Lake Tahoe, CA.

Simmons, D. R. (2017). Developing T-shaped civil engineers through involvement in out-of-class activities. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2017) and the Affiliated Conferences, 2017. Los Angeles, CA. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-60486-2_16

Ironside, A., Pitterson, N. P., Brown, S. A., Fisher, K. Q., Gestson, S. L., Simmons, D.R., & Adesope, O. (2017). Incorporating faculty sense making in the implementation and modification of an instrument to measure social and cognitive engagement. Proceedings of the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2017. Columbus, OH. Retrieved from https://peer.asee.org/28509

Groen, C. J.G, Simmons, D. R., & McNair, L. D. (2017). An introduction to grounded theory: Choosing and implementing an emergent method. Proceedings of the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2017. Columbus, OH. Retrieved from https://peer.asee.org/27582

Simmons, D. R. (2017). Reflecting on out-of-class involvement of engineering students as a path to retain underrepresented students. 7th International Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES2017), 2017. Bogota, Colombia.

Lord, S. M. & Simmons, D. R., & Shuman, L. J. (2016). Innovation through propagation: Pathways to studying engineering, retention and diversifying the learning community. Proceedings of the 2016 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2016. New Orleans, LA. Retrieved from https://www.asee.org/public/conferences/64/papers/16414/view

Groen, C. J.G, Simmons, D. R., & McNair, L. D. (2016). Disciplinary influences on the professional identity of civil engineering students: starting the conversation. Proceedings of the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2017. New Orleans, LA. Retrieved from https://www.asee.org/public/conferences/64/papers/15019/view

Valdes-Vasquez, R., Simmons, D. R., Zhao, D., & Parrish, K. (2016). The Michael Horman symposium: Developing a network of researchers and mentorship for sustainability topics. Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, 2016. San Juan, Puerto Rico. doi: 10.1061/9780784479827.129

Spingola, E.G, & Simmons, D. R. (2016). Developing and implementing technology-enhanced, pedagogically sound courses for blended classrooms. Proceedings from the 2016 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, 2016. Blacksburg, VA.

Woods-Wells, T.G, Clegorne, N. A., & Simmons, D. R. (2015). Engineering leaders: A meta-synthesis of leadership themes in engineering literature. Proceedings of the Association of Leadership Educators annual conference, 2015. Washington D.C. Retrieved from  https://www.leadershipeducators.org/resources/Documents/2015%20ALE%20Conference%20Proceedings.pdf

Simmons, D. R., & Yu, R.G (2015). Conducting a Q study to refine and develop new measures of engineering student co-curricular involvement. Proceedings of the 2015 Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES 2015): Translating Research into Practice. Dublin, Ireland.

Creamer, E. G., Simmons, D. R., & Yu, R.G (2015). Using mixed methods to conduct a meta-synthesis of the literature: Moving from words to numbers. Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, 2015. Blacksburg, VA. Retrieved from https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/bitstream/handle/10919/85327/2015ConferenceProceedings.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Simmons, D. R.,  Tendhar, C.G, Yu, R. G, Vance, E., & Amelink, C. (2015). Developing the Postsecondary Student Engagement Survey (PosSES) to measure undergraduate engineering students’ out of class involvement.  Proceedings of the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2015. Seattle, WA. doi: 10.18260/p.23845.

Yu, R.G, & Simmons, D. R. (2015). Synthesis of engineering undergraduate students’ out of class involvement. Proceedings of the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2015. Seattle, WA. doi: 10.18260/p.24787.

Makhmalbaf, M. O.G, & Simmons, D. R. (2015). Curricular and non-curricular factors impacting development of leadership competencies in undergraduate civil engineering and construction students. Proceedings of the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2015. Seattle, WA. doi: 10.18260/p.23768.

Simmons, D. R., & Young, G. D.G (2014). Improving the student academic experience through lean engineering principles. Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2014. Madrid, Spain. doi: 10.1109/FIE.2014.7044326

Young, G. D.G, Knight, D., & Simmons, D. R. (2014). Co-curricular experiences link to teamwork and reflective behavior skills for African American engineers. Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2014. Madrid, Spain. doi: 10.1109/FIE.2014.7044076

Simmons, D. R., Young, G. D.G, Adams, S.G., & Martin, J.P. (2014). Non-curricular activities help African American students and alumni develop engineer of 2020 traits: A quantitative look. Proceedings of the 2014 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2014, Indianapolis, IN. Retrieved from https://peer.asee.org/22870

Sands, K.G, & Simmons, D. R. (2014). Utilizing a think-aloud protocol to assess the usability of a test for ethical sensitivity in construction. Proceedings of the 2014 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2014, Indianapolis, IN. Retrieved from https://peer.asee.org/23288.

Simmons, D. R., & Martin, J. P. (2011). Implications of Black Greek letter membership on the development of the engineer of 2020. Proceedings of the 2011 Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Rapid City, SD. doi: 10.1109/FIE.2011.6142984

Simmons, D. R. (2011). Articulations of a novice qualitative researcher. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Seventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne Illini Union. Urbana, IL (Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript).

Trenor, J. M., Grant, D. S.**, & Archer, E. (2010). The roles of African American Greek organizations in engineering students’ educational experiences in a Predominantly White Institution. Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Washington, DC. doi: 10.1109/FIE.2010.5673317

Grant, D. S.**, & Trenor, J. M. (2010). Use of the critical incident technique for qualitative research in engineering education: An example from a grounded theory study. Proceedings of the 2010 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2010. Louisville, KY. Retrieved from https://peer.asee.org/15712

Trenor, J. M., & Grant, D. S.** (2009) Work in progress – a research-based tool kit for communicating unique messages about engineering to first generation college students. Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2009. San Antonio, TX. doi: 10.1109/FIE.2009.5350856

Trenor, J. M., Yu, S. L., Grant, D. S.**, & Hibah, S. (2009). Participation in a research experience for teachers program: Impact on perceptions and efficacy to teach engineering. Proceedings of the 2009 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 2009. Austin, TX. Retrieved from https://peer.asee.org/4992

Klotz, L., & Grant, D. S.** (2009). A balanced view of sustainability in civil engineering and construction. Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress: Building a Sustainable Future, 2009. Seattle, Washington, 1338-1347. doi: 10.1061/41020(339)136.

Grant, D.**, & Haselbach, L. (2007). Building green: A case study at the University of South Carolina. Proceedings of the 2007 Construction Research Congress: Innovation for Reshaping Construction, 2007. Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas.

Selected Book Chapter

Bowser, G., Roberts, N. S., Simmons, D. R., & Perales, M. K. (2012). The color of climate: ecology, environment, climate change, and women of color-exploring environmental leadership from the perspective of women of color in science, in Gallagher, D. R. (ed). Environmental Leadership. Thousand Oaks: Sage. Retrieved from http://sk.sagepub.com/reference/hdbk_enviroleadership/n7.xml

Invited and under development: Integrating T-shaped Competencies into the Civil Engineering Classroom. Chapter due May 2019. Edited volume due to be published: Fall 2019.