• Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Information Technology Service Management
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Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, School of Engineering Education, Instituted for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Ph.D., Educational Administration and Human Resource Development. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Master of Science, Telecommunications. National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Bachelor of Science, Electronic and Communication Engineering. National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico

Research Interests

    • Enculturation to engineering, first-year engineering-NSF Awarded 
    • Computational Thinking and AI-NSF Awarded
    • Minorities and URMs in Engineering and STEM fields (students and faculty)-Published
    • Latinx and Entrepreneurship Engineering-Published
    • K-12 Engineering Education-Published

Awards & Honors

  • Cox Fellowship as part of the STAR New Faculty Program. ($2,000) New Faculty STAR Program within the College of Education and Human Development. (Spring 2019).
  • Linda F. and Robert A. Lacey '60 Faculty Fellowship Appointment. ($12,000) for positive impact on students are Texas A&M. (OCT. 2018 – August 2021).
  • Apprentice Faculty Grant ($2,000) from the Educational Research and Methods Division of the American Society for Engineering Education, for demonstrated commitment to innovation in reaching and potential for substantial contributions to the field. (June 2019).

Selected Publications

  • Mendoza Diaz N.V. (2023). ENGINEERIZED-Enculturation to Engineering during the First-year Experience: A Case of Building Theory in Engineering Education.
  • Mendoza Diaz N.V. & (2023). Effective Teaching in Computational Thinking: A Bias-Free Alternative to Exclusive Use of Students' Evaluations of Teaching (SETs).
  • Mendoza Diaz N.V. & Sunny C.E., Sotomayor T., Richard, J. (2021). Latinos/Hispanics Time to Graduate: A Multi-Institutional/Multi-Level MIDFIELD Study.
  • Mendoza Diaz N.V. & Barite B., Johnston A., Jabarkhail S. (2020). Career Trajectories in a Technology Management-HRD Programme.
  • Mendoza Diaz N.V. & Cox. F.M. (2013). Elementary Educators' Perceptions of Design, Engineering, and Technology: An Analysis by Ethnicity.