Jacqueline McNeil

Assistant Professor, Engineering Fundamentals


Dr. McNeil received her Ph.D. from Purdue University in December 2014 in Engineering Education, her master’s degree in Engineering Management from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) in August 2011. She was a mentor and tutor for American Indian students at SDSMT from 2009 to 2011. Dr. McNeil worked as a mining engineer at a coal mine in Wyoming for 2 years after obtaining a mining engineering and management degree in 2007 from SDSMT.

Teaching Interests

Introduction to Engineering, a course for all first-year Speed School of Engineering students.

Research Interests

Dr. McNeil is currently investigating nontraditional students and their pathways to an engineering degree. Her inquiry includes the socioeconomic status, graduation rates, and choice in major of nontraditional engineering students.  Her dissertation research was on engineering faculty perceptions on quality teaching, titled, “Engineering Faculty Views of Teaching Quality, Accreditation, and Institutional Climate and How They Influence Teaching Practices.” She continues to investigate engineering faculty perceptions of quality.