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Julianne Vernon

Associate Dean for Academic Success
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Executive Director of SCI-STEPS (NSF Includes DDLP)

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Julianne Vernon works in the field of STEM educational research; some areas of focus include student retention and implementation of innovative pedagogy and technology. She is currently the executive director of a NSF INCLUDES grant, SCI-STEPS. The mission is to increase the retention of under representative groups in the physical sciences and engineering from college to PhD and ultimately the workforce. She also is working on international initiatives, which includes student recruitment and research collaborations in Latin America for the School of Engineering, Vanderbilt. She received her Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the City College of New York and her Doctorate degree at University of Florida in Environmental Engineering. She has over 8 years of experience developing international and national research experiences for STEM majors, as well as project management.


May, Nathaniel; McNamara, Stephen; Wang, Siyuan; Kolesar, Katheryn; Vernon, Julianne; Wolfe, John; Goldberg, Deborah; Pratt, Kerri Pratt. “Polar Plunge: Semester-Long Snow Chemistry Research in the General Chemistry Laboratory". The Journal of Chemical Education. Accepted & In Print

Claude Brathwaite and Julianne Vernon. "An Approach Towards the Integration of International Research Experiences for Underrepresented Students in Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria". 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, June 2017.  

Julianne Vernon, Deborah E. Goldberg, and John P. Wolfe.  "Engaging Students in Authentic Research in Introductory Chemistry and Biology Laboratories". 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2016.

Julianne Vernon and Claude Brathwaite. "Authentic International Research Experience: Program Model in Cartagena, Colombia". 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2016.

Julianne Vernon, Stacie Edington, Lorelle Meadows, “Educating the Whole Engineer Transforming an Introductory Survey Course”, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Proceedings, Paper ID 11805, Seattle WA, June 2015

Julianne Vernon, Cynthia J. Finelli, Noel C. Perkins, Bradford Orr, “Piloting i-Newton for the Experiential Learning of Dynamics”, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings, Paper ID 12773, Seattle WA, June 2015