Janice Miller-Young, PhD, P.Eng.

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept

Pronouns: she/her


Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept
10-292 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

engineering education educational development



  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (biomechanics), University of Calgary, 2003
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Calgary, 1995

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Member, Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA)
  • Member, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)


ORCiD https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1918-5469

Currently accepting self-funded graduate students in the areas of engineering education and educational development.

Recent publications:

Jamieson, M., Ead, A.S., Rowe, A., Miller-Young, J., & Carey, J.P. (submitted). Design at scale in a first-year transdisciplinary engineering design course.

Miller-Young, J., Marin, L.F., Poth, C., Vargas-Madriz, L.F., Xiao, J. (2021). The development and psychometric properties of an educational development impact questionnaire. Studies in Educational Evaluation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2021.101058

Mooney, J. & Miller-Young, J. (2021). The Educational Development Interview: A guided conversation supporting professional learning about teaching practice in higher education. The International Journal of Academic Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2021.1934687

Miller-Young, J. & Poth, C. (2021). ‘Complexifying’ our approach to evaluating educational development outcomes: Bridging theoretical innovations with frontline practice. The International Journal of Academic Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2021.1887876

Cappello, A. & Miller-Young, J. (2020). Who are we citing and how? A SoTL citation analysis. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 8(2), 3-16. https://doi.org/10.20343/teachlearninqu.8.2.2

Miller-Young, J., Sinclair, M., & Forgie, S. (2020). Teaching excellence and how it is awarded: a Canadian case study. The Canadian Journal of Higher Education 50(1), 40-52. https://doi.org/10.7202/1069650ar

Recent conference presentations:

Miller-Young, J. & Yu, S. (2021, June). Development of a phenomenographic interview process for understanding underrepresented students' experiences in engineering design. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Engineering Education Association, University of Prince Edward Island.

Miller-Young, J., Beck, S., & Jamieson, M. (2021, June). Gamifying first-year design: assessing student experience and motivation in a large, online course. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Engineering Education Association, University of Prince Edward Island.


ENGG 160 - Introduction to Engineering Design, Communication, and Profession

Fundamental design process and theory in a multidisciplinary context. Importance, in engineering design, of communications; team work; the engineering disciplines, career fields; professional responsibilities of the engineer including elements of ethics, equity, concepts of sustainable development and environmental stewardship, public and worker safety and health considerations including the context of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act. Corequisite ENGL 199. This course is delivered in a blended format.

Winter Term 2022
MEC E 485 - Biomechanical Modelling of Human Tissues and Systems

Biomechanics; mechanical characterization of biological tissues using elastic and viscoelastic models. Rheology of blood and flow properties. Static and dynamic analyses of selected physiological systems. Application of biomaterials in external and internal prostheses. Prerequisites: BME 320 and 321; MEC E 300, 362, 380; and MEC E 330 or 331. Credit cannot be obtained in both MEC E 585 and 485.

Winter Term 2022

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