Ragusa, Gisele

Full Name: 
Ragusa, Gisele

Researcher Profile

Professor
Affiliation: 
University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering
Phone: 
+1 213 821 3147
Office Address: 
United States
Research Expertise: 
engineering education, research design
Bio: 
Dr. Gisele Ragusa is a professor at the University of Southern California (USC) in the Viterbi School of Engineering's Division of Engineering Education. She chairs USC's STEM Education and Research Consortium. Her research interests and areas of expertise include: engineering education, college access, STEM mentorship, STEM teacher education and retention, literacy education, content literacy, early childhood, special education and deaf education as well as assessment and measurement in STEM education. She teaches courses in research design, measurement theory, critical pedagogy in STEM and courses in learning and instructional theory. She has extensive expertise in assessment, psychometrics, advanced quantitative analyses, and multimodal research design. Prior to joining USC, Dr. Ragusa held an appointment as an assistant professor in special education and bilingual education at California State University, Northridge in addition to a faculty position at Pacific Oaks College. She is active in many professional associations in engineering education. She has been the principal investigator on several federal grants through the US Department of Education, the National Institute of Health, and the National Science Foundation.
Education: 
DegreeYearUniversity
Ph.D - Educational Psychology-Literacy, Language, and Learning Emphasis
2002
University of Southern California
Master of Science - Education
1992
University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science - General Studies
1982
University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science - Business Administration
1982
University of Southern California
Professional Experience: 
Organization/CompanyStarting YearTo Present
Viterbi School of Engineering/University of Southern California
2012
to Present
Rossier School of Education/University of Southern California
2002
2012
Departments of Elementary and Special Education/California State University, Northridge
1998
2002
Department of Teacher Education/Pacific Oaks College
1995
1998