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Michael Anthony de Miranda
Professor and Department Head, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Office#: 308B Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4232
Office Phone: (979) 458-0808
Other Title: Claude H. Everett, Jr. 47' Endowed Chair
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Short Bio
Michael A. de Miranda is a Professor, Claude H. Everett, Jr. 47' Endowed Chair, and Head of the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture at Texas A&M University. Michael's current responsibilities are to provide leadership across the department in support of the faculty, staff, and students. The students and their families within the department represent our single most important asset and our award winning faculty are second to none within their respective fields of research and teaching. Professor de Miranda's research focuses on the development of young STEM educators for the future of our profession, specifically in learning, cognition, and instruction in engineering and technology education. A graduate of the University of California in Educational Psychology, his research is focused on the study of cognitive process and complex classroom interventions associated with achieving scientific and technological literacy through engineering content. The research focus is centered on measuring and understanding how students "connect the STEM dots". Research awards as PI and Co-PI in excess of $10M funded through the National Science Foundation and most recently the National Institutes of Health have provided the funding to translate core basic research in engineering, big data systems and analysis, and interdisciplinary work in chemistry, environmental health, and engineering into new K-12 STEM contents and research.
Research Interests
Engineering and Technology Teacher Preparation
Engineering Education
Research Agenda
Michael de Miranda's expertise in engineering and technology education focuses in the areas related to curriculum selection and use of cognitively-based instructional strategies, materials, and activities that support the integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in K-12 classrooms. His research centers on the conceptualization of engineering design problems constructed by engineering trained teachers and the design of scales (iSTEM and iDesign scales) to measure students "connecting the STEM dots" when engaged in long term interdisciplinary design problems. In addition to serving as an international consultant and workshop provider in over 13 different countries, Professor de Miranda has made numerous presentations at regional, national, and international conferences. Professor de Miranda's most recent presentations include Istanbul, Turkey (2007), UNESCO World Conference Japan (2014), Conferences in Kyoto, Aichi, and Nagoya Japan (2012, 2014), Singapore at the American Society for Engineering Education 9th Annual Global Colloquium (2010), PATT International Conference, Athlon, Ireland (2018) and invited distinguished speaker in Dalian and Nanjing, China (2009).
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. *Norouzian, R., de Miranda, M. A., & Plonsky, L. (2019). A Bayesian approach to measuring evidence in L2 research: An empirical investigation. Modern Language Journal, 103(1), 248-261.

2. *Norouzian, R., de Miranda, M. A., & Plonsky, L. (2018). The Bayesian revolution in second language research: An applied approach. Language Learning, 64(4), 1032-1075. doi:10.1111/lang.12310 Available on line at

3. Maciejewski, A. A., Chen, T. W., Byrne, Z. S., de Miranda, M. A., Mcmeeking, L. B. S., Notaros, B. M., & Rosales, A. H. (2017). A Holistic Approach to Transforming Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Education. IEEE Access, 5, 8148-8161. Available at

4. Al Salami, M. K., Makela, C. J., & de Miranda, M. A. (2017). Assessing changes in teachers’ attitudes toward interdisciplinary STEM teaching. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 27(1), 63-88

5. de Miranda, M. A. (2017). Pedogogical Content Knowledge for Technology Education In M. J. de Vries (Ed.), Springer International Handbooks of Education: Handbook of technology education (pp. 1-14). Netherlands: Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-319-38889-2

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
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Teaching Areas
- Statistics - Quantitative Research Design and Analysis - Program Evaluation - Engineering Education Teaching Methods - Engineering Design
Courses Taught
2019 - 2020
EDCI 691
2018 - 2019
EDCI 691
2017 - 2018
EDCI 685, EDCI 691
2016 - 2017
EDCI 691
Former Doctoral Students
Reza Norouzian (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Michael's experiences in engineering and technology leadership include the National Technology Education Collegiate Association (TECA) director and past international advisor, President and Past-President of the Council on Technology Teacher Education (2004-2007, 2008 - 2010), member of the Board of Directors for the International Technology Education Association (2003-2005 and 2007-2010), member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) K-12 Division Executive Team and program chair (2007-2009), member and team chair for the Board of Examiners for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), past-president of the Colorado Technology Education Association and active work on a several grants funded by the National Science Foundation, Northrop Grumman Corp., and NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and National Institutes of Health.
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