Dr. Mia Joe

Director of Brooks Crossing,
Research Assistant Professor

757 683 3460 | mjoe@odu.edu

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Joe is the Director of Brooks Crossing Innovation Lab at Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC). As Director, Dr. Joe provides leadership in advanced manufacturing education and workforce development programs. Brooks Crossing Innovation Lab represents a consortium of academic, not-for-profit, government, and industry organizations. The Innovation Lab is a STEM instructional hub which provides an open fabrication space, mixed reality area, machinery workstations, and software training associated with digital design manufacturing and modeling.

Dr. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Instructional Design and Technology, a Master of Science in Higher Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Technology. Previously, Dr. Joe worked as a Senior Project Manager for Educational Technology with Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Education
Walden University (WU), Minneapolis, MN

M.S. in Higher Education
Walden University (WU), Minneapolis, MN

B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies
Walden University (WU), Minneapolis, MN

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

VMASC; Brooks Crossing Innovation Lab, Director
Suffolk, VA
2019 - Present

Newport News Shipbuilding, Senior Project Manager
Newport News, VA
2011 - 2019

Norfolk Public Schools, Guest Teacher (Science Lab)
Norfolk, VA
2010 - 2011

RAPID STUDENT LEARNING PROJECT

Office of Naval Research: ODU and Navy personnel collaboration towards Submarine 3D Printing.

CODING TRAINING

Virginia Department of Education/Advancing Computer Science Education Grant: Virginia State region 2 location for coding training.

EQUIPMENT TRAINING

Department of Labor Youth Build Grant: Equipment training will be used to teach youth in the construction trades.

AUGMENTED REALITY IN TRAINING

National Shipbuilding Research Program: Augmented Reality in Training, determined that augmented reality does improve learning outcomes.

VIRTUAL REALITY TRAINING IN MANUFACTURING

National Shipbuilding Research Program: Virtual Reality-Based Training research for trade-specific manufacturing.

SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS

"Employing H2 and AR Immersive Environments with Real-Time Feedback to Enhance Digital Engineering Workforce Development.” ASNE Design Sciences Series: Digital Engineering: Digital Twin. Washington, DC, November 6-7, 2019.

Joe, Mia Da'Nene, "Instructional Design Techniques Used to Develop Virtual Reality-Based Safety Training in an Industrial Environment" (2020). Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies. 8395. https://scholarworks.waldenu.edu/dissertations/8395

CV/RESUME

Dr. Mia Joe

Director of Brooks Crossing,
Research Assistant Professor

757 683 3460 | mjoe@odu.edu

MiaJoe

RESEARCH FIELD OF EXPERTISE & RESEARCH INTERESTS


Educational Technology

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Joe is the Director of Brooks Crossing Innovation Lab at Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC). As Director, Dr. Joe provides leadership in advanced manufacturing education and workforce development programs. Brooks Crossing Innovation Lab represents a consortium of academic, not-for-profit, government, and industry organizations. The Innovation Lab is a STEM instructional hub which provides an open fabrication space, mixed reality area, machinery workstations, and software training associated with digital design manufacturing and modeling.

Dr. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Instructional Design and Technology, a Master of Science in Higher Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Technology. Previously, Dr. Joe worked as a Senior Project Manager for Educational Technology with Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Education
Walden University (WU), Minneapolis, MN

M.S. in Higher Education
Walden University (WU), Minneapolis, MN

B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies
Walden University (WU), Minneapolis, MN

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

VMASC; Brooks Crossing Innovation Lab, Director
Suffolk, VA
2019 - Present

Newport News Shipbuilding, Senior Project Manager
Newport News, VA
2011 - 2019

Norfolk Public Schools, Guest Teacher (Science Lab)
Norfolk, VA
2010 - 2011

RAPID STUDENT LEARNING PROJECT

Office of Naval Research: ODU and Navy personnel collaboration towards Submarine 3D Printing.

CODING TRAINING

Virginia Department of Education/Advancing Computer Science Education Grant: Virginia State region 2 location for coding training.

EQUIPMENT TRAINING

Department of Labor Youth Build Grant: Equipment training will be used to teach youth in the construction trades.

AUGMENTED REALITY IN TRAINING

National Shipbuilding Research Program: Augmented Reality in Training, determined that augmented reality does improve learning outcomes.

VIRTUAL REALITY TRAINING IN MANUFACTURING

National Shipbuilding Research Program: Virtual Reality-Based Training research for trade-specific manufacturing.

SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS

"Employing H2 and AR Immersive Environments with Real-Time Feedback to Enhance Digital Engineering Workforce Development.” ASNE Design Sciences Series: Digital Engineering: Digital Twin. Washington, DC, November 6-7, 2019.

Joe, Mia Da'Nene, "Instructional Design Techniques Used to Develop Virtual Reality-Based Safety Training in an Industrial Environment" (2020). Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies. 8395. https://scholarworks.waldenu.edu/dissertations/8395

CV/RESUME