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Jennifer Amos

Jennifer Amos
Teaching Associate Professor
(217) 333-4212
3242 Everitt Lab

Research Topics

  • Research in BME Education

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Cell and Developmental Biology Concentration, University of South Carolina, 2008
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Minor in Computer Science, Texas Tech University, 2004

Academic Positions

  •  Director of Student Assessment and Evaluation, Quality Officer, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, 2018-present
  • Teaching Associate Professor, 2015-present
  • Sr Lecturer and Chief Program Advisor, 2012-2015
  • Lecturer and Chief Academic Advisor, 2009-2012

Research Topics

  • Research in BME Education

Research Interests

  • Engineering Education
  • Bioreactor Design and optimization
  • AFM of biological samples

Research Statement

My main research objective is to study applications of research-based pedagogy in the classroom and across a curriculum as well as design of assessment strategies for measuring student learning. Most of my educational research is at the program level, focusing on changes in faculty development and training needed to support new pedagogy as well as tracking student performance and development across the curriculum. I also have a passion for bringing professional skills (communication, ethics, historical perspectives, intercultural competency, and life-long learning) into the forefront of engineering education. My work spans K-12 outreach, undergraduate, graduate, and professional education settings.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Amos, J.R. and Cope, W.J. (2017) “Capacity Building Through an e-Learning Environment to Create New Educational Opportunities in a Developing Country”, ASEE International Forum, Columbus OH.
  • Cross, K.J., Clancy, K.B.H., Hunter, C.D.A, and Amos, J.R., (2017), “The Double Bind of Race and Gender: A Look into the Experiences of Women of Color in Engineering”, Proceedings of the 124th ASEE Conference and Expedition, Columbus, OH.
  • Amos, J.R. and Brunet, M.C. (2017), “Pre-post Assessment in a Speaking Communications Course and the Importance of Reflection in Student Development of Speaking Skills”, Proceedings of the 124th ASEE Conference and Expedition, Columbus, OH.
  • Herman, G.L., Amos, J.R., Cross, K.J., Silverman, D., Bashir, R., Loewenstein, J. (2017), “Defining the Frontiers of Bioengineering Education at Illinois and Beyond”, Proceedings of the 124th ASEE Conference and Expedition, Columbus, OH.
  • Cross, K.J., Clancy, K.B.H., Mendenhall, R., Imoukhuede, P.I., Amos, J.R., “Intersecting Identities of Women in Engineering”, Proceedings of the 125th ASEE Conference and Expedition, Salt Lake, UT.
  • Chatterjee, I., Kirn, A, Amos, J.R. (2018), “The effect of engineering summer camps on middle school students interest and identity”, Proceedings of the 125th ASEE Conference and Expedition, Salt Lake, UT.
  • Amos, J.R. and Dupont, G.R., (2018), “WIP: Are we on Track with Tracks”, Proceedings of the 125th ASEE Conference and Expedition, Salt Lake, UT.
  • Amos, J.R. and Dupont, G.R., (2018), “Creating an Engineering-based medical school to address a critical gap in medical innovation”, Proceedings of the 125th ASEE Conference and Expedition, Salt Lake, UT.
  • Rodrigues, Michelle A., et al. "Life History Transitions: Parents Still Matter more than Female Friends for Adolescent Girls' Mental Health." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. Vol. 162. 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA: WILEY, 2017.
  • Amos, J.R., Choi, H., Long, K.D., Rusch, A. (2016), “Assessing Intercultural Competency in an E-Learning Environment”, Proceedings of the 123rd ASEE Annual Conference and Expedition, New Orleans, LA.
  • Amos, J.R., Jensen, K., Pool, M., Vozenilek, J. (2016), “Immersive First-year Experience for Bioengineering Curricula”, Proceedings of the 123rd ASEE Annual Conference and Expedition, New Orleans, LA.
  • Amos, J.R. and Cope, W.J. (2017) “Capacity Building Through an e-Learning Environment to Create New Educational Opportunities in a Developing Country”, ASEE International Forum, Columbus OH.
  • Cross, K.J., Clancy, K.B.H., Hunter, C.D.A, and Amos, J.R., (2017), “The Double Bind of Race and Gender: A Look into the Experiences of Women of Color in Engineering”, Proceedings of the 124th ASEE Conference and Expedition, Columbus, OH.
  • Amos, J.R. and Brunet, M.C. (2017), “Pre-post Assessment in a Speaking Communications Course and the Importance of Reflection in Student Development of Speaking Skills”, Proceedings of the 124th ASEE Conference and Expedition, Columbus, OH.
  • Herman, G.L., Amos, J.R., Cross, K.J., Silverman, D., Bashir, R., Loewenstein, J. (2017), “Defining the Frontiers of Bioengineering Education at Illinois and Beyond”, Proceedings of the 124th ASEE Conference and Expedition, Columbus, OH.
  • Norris, Russell A., Moreno-Rodriguez,Ricardo A., Yukiko Sugi1, Hoffman, Stanley , Amos, Jennifer R, Potts, Jay D., Goodwin, Richard L., and Roger R. Markwald. Periostin Regulates Atrioventricular Valve Maturation. Developmental Biology. 316(2), 2008.
  • Amos, Jennifer R., Potts, Jay D., Yost, Michael, Li, Shigeng. Ploehn, Harry. Limb bud mesenchyme cultured under tensile strain remodel collagen type I tubes to produce fibrillar collagen type II. Biorheology: 46 (6) 2009.
  • Amos, Jennifer R. Capstone Experiences That Build Discipline Identity. International Journal for Engineering Education: Special Capstone Edition, 28 (4) 2012.
  • Moore, Keith, Amos, Jennifer, Davis, Jeffrey, Gourdie, Robert, Potts, Jay D. Characterization of Polymeric Microcapsules Containing a Low Molecular Weight Peptide for Controlled Release. Microscopy and Microanalysis (19), 2013.
  • Ansari, A., Lee-Montiel, F. T., Amos, J. R. and Imoukhuede, P. I., Secondary anchor targeted cell release. Biotechnol. Bioeng.: (112) 2015. doi:10.1002/bit.25648

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