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 (faculty professional learning about teaching) scholarship of teaching and learning students as partners



  • 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

Are you interested in doing graduate research work in engineering education? Please contact me; find out more about my areas of work here: my google sites page

Current research support:

SSHRC Insight Development grant: Underrepresented groups in engineering education, 2021-2023


Miller-Young, J. & Chick, N. (Eds.) Being and Becoming a Teaching and Learning Scholar in Higher Education. Call for Chapter Proposals.

Miller-Young, J. & Boman, J. (Eds.) (2017). Using the decoding the disciplines framework for learning across disciplines. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Jossey-Bass.

Recent and key publications:

Jamieson, M., Ead, A.S., Rowe, A., Miller-Young, J., & Carey, J.P. (2022). Design at scale in a first-year transdisciplinary engineering design course. International Journal of Engineering Education, 38(1), 14-24.

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

Miller-Young, J., & Yeo, M. (2015). Conceptualizing and Communicating SoTL: A Framework for the Field. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, the ISSoTL Journal, 3(2), 37-53. https://doi.org/10.20343/teachlearninqu.3.2.37

Select biomechanics publications:

Spears, I. R., Miller-Young, J. E., Sharma, J., Ker, R. F., & Smith, F. W. (2007). The potential influence of the heel counter on internal stress during static standing: a combined finite element and positional MRI investigation. Journal of Biomechanics, 40(12), 2774-2780. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2007.01.004

Spears, I. R., Miller-Young, J. E., Waters, M., & Rome, K. (2005). The effect of loading conditions on stress in the barefooted heel pad. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 37(6), 1030-1036. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000171620.07016.6d

Miller-Young, J. E., Duncan, N. A., & Baroud, G. (2002). Material properties of the human calcaneal fat pad in compression: experiment and theory. Journal of biomechanics, 35(12), 1523-1531. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0021-9290(02)00090-8

Recent conference papers and presentations:

Kim, M., McFeetors, J., Rose, K., Jin, Q., Biswas, S., Carey, J., Miller-Young, J., Jamieson, M., Adeeb, S. (2021, December). Supporting Student-centered University Engineering Education: Results from the Pilot of a Modular Program Promoting Pedagogical Change. Paper presented at the annual International Conference on Learning and Teaching, Hong Kong, China.

Miller-Young, J., Beck, S., & Jamieson, M. (2021, June). Gamifying and evaluating first-year design: Development of a questionnaire to assess student experience and motivation in a large, online course. Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Canadian Engineering Education Association, Charlottetown, PEI. https://doi.org/10.24908/pceea.vi0.14828

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.


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.

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