Jennifer Mullin, Ph.D

UC Davis Biological and Agricultural Engineering BAE Faculty Jennifer Mullin

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Teaching

  • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
3048 Bainer Hall


Engineering design and communication; instructional innovation. My work concerns the intersection between design, communication and problem solving skills in engineering by enhancing all three through informed instructional choices using a “learn-by-doing,” hands-on approach.

Selected Publications

Mullin, J. & Lohani, V. K. (2012). Introducing Sustainability in a Freshman Engineering Course Through Open-ended Design Projects. In Natarajan, R. and Shetty, N.R. (Eds.) Multiple Stakeholder Perspectives of Higher Education (pp. 404-430), The Indian Society for Technical Education, MacMillan Publishers India Ltd., Delhi.

Terpenny, J. P., Goff, R. M., Lohani, V. K., Mullin, J., and Lo, J. (2008). Preparing Globally and Socially Conscious Engineers: International and Human-centered Design Projects and Activities in the First Year, Special Issue of the International Journal of Engineering Education, Volume 24 (2).

Kim, J., Mullin, J., and Lohani, V. K. (2007). Effects of Sustainable Energy Design Projects on Achievement for Engineering Freshmen at Virginia Tech in the United States, Journal of Engineering Education Research, Vol. 10 (1), pp. 60-76.

Conference Proceedings

Mullin, J., VanderGhynst, J. “An Introductory Design and Communication Course Intended for all Engineering Majors Takes it to the Farm.” Proc. 2018 ASEE Annual Conference, June 24-27, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mullin, J., Lohani, V. K., Lo, J., “Implementing the Sustainable Energy Design Project: Graduate Instructors Leading First Year Students through Open-ended Design in a Large Introductory Engineering Course.” Proc. 2008 International Conference on Engineering Education, July 28-31, Budapest, Hungary.

*Mullin, J., Kim, J., Lohani, V. K., Lo, J., “Sustainable Energy Design Projects For Engineering
Freshmen.” Proc. 2007 ASEE Annual Conference, June 24-27, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Mullin, J., Lohani, V. K., Lo, J., Griffin, O. H. “Sustainable Development Design Project for Engineering
Freshmen.” Proc. 2006 ASEE Annual Conference, June 18-21, Chicago, Illinois.

Lohani, V. K., Lo, J., Mullin, J., Muffo, J., Backert, R., and Griffin, H., “Transformation of a Freshman Engineering Course.” Proc. 2005 International Conference on Engineering Education, July 25-29, Gilwice, Poland.

Muffo, J., Lohani, V. K., Mullin, J., Backert, R., Griffin, H. “From Engineering Fundamentals to Engineering Education-What’s in a Name?” Proc. International Conference on Engineering Education and Research, March 1-5, 2005, Taipei, Taiwan.