Continuing Lecturer

Contact InformationAda Hurst

Phone: 519-888-4567 x35172
Location: CPH 4315

Website

Biography Summary

Ada Hurst is a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo. She has taught and coordinated the capstone design project course for the Management Engineering program since 2011. She also teaches courses in organizational behavior, theory, and technology.

Her PhD studies were in the area of decision making under uncertainty. In her dissertation she proposed a new quantitative theory that characterizes and explains people’s choices when asked to generate random selections in structured two-dimensional space.

Based on her training as a researcher in human and organizational behaviour and her practical experience as an engineering educator, she has since branched out into research in engineering education. Her main research focus currently is the characterization of design review conversations and the comparison of peer (novice) and instructor (expert) feedback. In addition to theoretical benefits to furthering design science, this research has also immediate practical implications in improving the pedagogy of engineering design courses. Other ongoing research work in this field also include teamwork training and assessment in undergraduate engineering education and the role of immersive co-op experiences in improving students' problem analysis skills.

Research Interests

  • engineering education
  • design education
  • design processes
  • feedback in design
  • team processes

Education

  • 2015, Doctorate, Management Sciences, University of Waterloo
  • 2010, Master of Applied Science, Management Sciences, University of Waterloo
  • 2007, Bachelor of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Courses*

  • MSCI 311 - Organizational Design and Technology
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • MSCI 300B - Seminar
    • Taught in 2014, 2015
  • MSCI 605 - Organizational Theory & Behaviour
    • Taught in 2014, 2015
  • MSCI 402 - Management Engineering Design Project 2
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • MSCI 401 - Management Engineering Design Project 1
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Hurst, A Nespoli, OG, Comparing Instructor and Student Verbal Feedback in Design Reviews of a Capstone Design Course: Differences in Topic and Function, International Journal of Engineering Education, 35(1A), 2019, 221 - 231
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  • Bayley, T. & Hurst, A., Teaching Line Balancing through Active and Blended Learning, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 16(2), 2018
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  • Hurst, A. & Nespoli, O.G. (2015) Peer review in capstone design courses: An implementation using progress update meetings," International Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 31, no. 6(B), pp. 1799-1809. (Accepted in 2015)
  • R. Al-Hammoud, A. Hurst, C. Rennick, C. Hulls, A. Prier, E. Jobidon, E. Li, S. Bedi, M. Mostafapour, "Practicing What We Preach: A Multi-Disciplinary Team Teaching Multi-Disciplinary Teamwork", American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 06 2017, Columbus, OH (Accepted in 2017)
  • A. Hurst, E. Jobidon, A. Prier, T. Khaniyev, C. Rennick, R. Al-Hammoud, C. Hulls, J. Grove, S. Mohamed, S. Johnson, S. Bedi, "Towards a Multi-Disciplinary Teamwork Training Series for Undergraduate Engineering Students: Development and Assessment of Two First-Year Workshops", American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 06 2016, New Orleans, LA (Accepted in 2016)
  • Hurst, A., Jobidon, E., Prier, A., Khaniyev, T., Rennick, C., Al-Hammoud, R., Hulls, C., Grove, J., Mohamed, S., Johnson, S. & Bedi, S. (2016, June) Towards a multi-disciplinary teamwork training series for undergraduate engineering students: Development and assessment of two first-year workshops. In Proceedings of ASEE’s 123rd Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA. (Accepted in 2016)
  • Hurst, A. & Nespoli, O.G. (2016, June) Student perceptions of value of peer and instructor feedback in capstone design review meetings. In Proceedings of the Capstone Design Conference, Columbus, OH. (Accepted in 2016)
  • Hurst, A. & Nespoli, O. G. (2016, June) A two-dimensional typology for characterizing student peer and instructor feedback in capstone design project courses. In Proceedings of ASEE’s 123rd Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA. (Accepted in 2016)
  • Chilana, P. K., Alcock, C., Dembla, S., Ho, A., Hurst, A., Armstrong, B., & Guo, P. J. (2015, October). Perceptions of non-CS majors in intro programming: The rise of the conversational programmer. In 2015 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) (pp. 251-259). (Accepted in 2015)
  • Nespoli, O.G., Hurst, A., and Russell J., "Facilitating Need Finding and Problem Formulation During Cooperative Workterms Through Virtual Instruction - Pilot Implementation Results, International Design Conference - DESIGN 2018, (Accepted in 2018)
  • Nespoli, O., Hurst, A., & Russell, J. (2018). Facilitating Need Finding and Problem Formulation During Cooperative Work Terms through Virtual Instruction: Pilot Implementation Results. In DS92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference (pp. 2473-2484) (Accepted in 0000)
  • E. Jobidon, R. Al-Hammoud, J. Grove, C. Hulls, A. Hurst, S. Mohamed, A. Prier, C. Rennick, D. Wright, "Poster on The Development of Integrated and Experiential Teamwork Activities", Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference (STLHE 2016),06 2016, London, ON. (Accepted in 2016)