Faculty Profile for Dr. BJ Spencer

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Dr. BJ Spencer
Asst Professor of Practice — Department of Engineering Technology
RFM 2240D
phone: (512) 245-7849

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Spencer is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Engineering Technology at Texas State University. Dr. Spencer received a Ph.D. in Education here at Texas State University with her emphasis on professional education. A registered Architect in the State of Texas, she received a Master of Architecture from Texas A&M University in 2007 where she participated in a study abroad semester at the Universita della Svizzera italiana, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Switzerland following 23 years of industry experience in architecture and construction.

Teaching Interests

BIM and Architectural working drawings
Technology used in construction
Internship

Research Interests

Professional & International Education
Building information modeling (BIM)
Experiential Education: study abroad and internships
Technology in construction
Education in online and virtual environments

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Coryell, J. E., Stewart, P. T., Wubbena, Z., Valverde, C., & Spencer, B. J. (2019). International service-learning, study abroad, and global citizenship development in a post-disaster locale [reprint]. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Civic engagement and politics: Concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications (pp. 1258–1283). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. https://doi.org/DOI:10.4018/978-1-5225-7669-3
  • Talley, K. G., Spencer, B. J., Hatipkarasulu, G. S., & Kisi, K. P. (2021). Work in Progress: Finding the Holes in Safety Education.
  • Kisi, K. P., Talley, K. G., Spencer, B. J., & Hatipkarasulu, G. S. (2021). Work in Progress: Gaming our Way to Increased Math Self-efficacy and Opening the Gate to STEM Major.
  • Kisi, K. P., Talley, K. G., Spencer, B. J., & Hatipkarasulu, G. S. (2021). Work in Progress: Gaming our Way to Increased Math Self-efficacy and Opening the Gate to STEM Major.
  • Talley, K. G., & Spencer, B. J. (2020). Where Do All the Pre-Majors Go?: A Self-Study of Student Stumbling Points in the Pre-Construction Curriculum.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State University - TXST DOIT Campaign video, Division of Information Technology (DOIT). January 31, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, Texas A&M University, College of Architecture, Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society. 2005 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best PIC V Paper, American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE). 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship, Swiss Embassy. 2007
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Brazos Chapter AIA Scholarship, Brazos Chapter of AIA. 2006

Selected Grants

  • Koutitas, Georgios (Principal), Spencer, Bobbi J (Co-Principal), Lawrence, Grayson B (Co-Principal), Smith, Kenneth Scott (Co-Principal), Zong, Ziliang (Co-Principal). CO-Search AR/VR Training for Safety in Construction, Texas State University, Texas State University, $10000. (Submitted: May 2019, Funded: July 2019 - July 2020). Grant.
  • Spencer, Bobbi J. Teaching & Learning Technology Innovation Grant, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: 2018). Grant.
  • Spencer, Bobbi J. TEXO Construction Department Grant, TEXO Education & Research Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $5000. (Funded: February 2017 - 2017). Grant.
  • Spencer, Bobbi J. Student Computing Resources Grant, Texas State University, $43924. (Submitted: 2015). Grant.
  • Spencer, Bobbi J. TEXO Construction Department Grant, TEXO Education & Research Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $4000. (Funded: February 2015 - 2015). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Construction Science & Management Program Coordinator
July 2020-Present
Director
Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) Lab
2018-Present
Member
ACCE - Training Committee
August 2018-Present
Faculty Advisor
New - Environmental Engineering Student Organization
2017-Present
Member
WISE conference planning committee
2016-Present