Aileen is Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Education. Previously, Aileen was the Associate Director for Academics in the Center for Entrepreneurship, co-founder of the College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship, and Associate Professor of Practice in Biomedical Engineering. She was responsible for building the initial Program in Entrepreneurship for UM undergraduates, co-developing the masters’ level entrepreneurship program, launching the National Science Foundation University of Michigan I-Corps Node and creating the biomedical engineering graduate design program. Aileen has received a number of awards for her teaching and student advising, including the Thomas M. Sawyer, Jr. Teaching Award, the UM ASEE Outstanding Professor Award, the Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award, and the College of Engineering Outstanding Student Advisor Award. Her current research area is entrepreneurship and innovation in higher education. She is funded by the National Science Foundation to explore explicit and implicit learning outcomes and of undergraduate entrepreneurship courses based on the Lean Launch curriculum and the influence of the microenvironment of entrepreneurship education on the engagement of women. Aileen has a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate of Philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
Research Interests: Engineering Education, Entrepreneurship, Interdisciplinarity, Biomedical Engineering Professional Identity