Cory A. Hixson
Cory earned his B.S. in Engineering Science from Penn State University in 2007, graduating with honors. He is currently a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and is pursuing a Masters in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. Cory has experience as both a professional engineer and high school educator. It is this combination of experience that led him to Virginia Tech to pursue a doctoral degree in Engineering Education. His professional and research interests are understanding the interaction between engineering/education pedagogy and entrepreneurship, engineering faculty motivation, and institutional policies that influence both engineering education and entrepreneurship.