Who We Are

Purdue University is one of the 10 public research universities in the United States that partners with SEISMIC.  

When joining the SEISMIC Collaboration, each SEISMIC Institution committed to

  • Bringing together a local community of education researchers and practitioners motivated to explore and improve equity and inclusion in foundational STEM courses, led by an institutional PI and supported by an administrative patron.
  • Hosting 6 or more SEISMIC-related speakers on their campus each year, as part of our Speaker Exchange Program. 
  • Getting research access to student data so their institution can participate in our parallel data analysis. Note, we do not share institutional data across SEISMIC, we share code to run parallel analyses and then share results across SEISMIC.
  • Connecting their existing STEM reform efforts to the larger SEISMIC project. It is hoped that these connections will both support and enhance local reform projects.
  • Paying the travel costs for four local team members to attend our annual collaboration meetings.





Join Our Team!

Details below

If you are currently affiliated with Purdue University- as a faculty and/or student member– please reach out to your colleagues listed below for more information regarding how to join. 





Our Week Of SEISMIC!


Since Spring of 2022, SEISMIC has hosted several local, in-person SEISMIC events on each SEISMIC campus. Purdue’s Week of SEISMIC was held on April 4-8, 2022. 





Upcoming Events 


Purdue University hosts many seminars, talks, and events in general related to the work of SEISMIC. These opportunities are often highlight in the monthly newsletters that are sent to SEISMIC members. The link below gives you a detailed list of all opportunities available to members and non-members. 



Below you will find members of SEISMIC leadership that are Purdue University faculty and/or staff. Working Group members can use the Participants Database (password-protected) to find more members. 

Chantal Levesque-Bristol

Local SEISMIC PI for Purdue; Measurements Working Group 


Emily Bonem

Collaboration Council (CoCo)- Implementing Change Working Group Representative


Daniel Guberman

Constructs Working Group 


SEISMIC Voices- Purdue University

Read the full statements here.  



Allison Godwin 

Assistant Professor | School of Engineering Education

“I am a part of the Experiments Working Group. I joined this group because I wanted to see how engineering education and STEM education research might be translated into actionable and testable efforts in introductory STEM classrooms…”


Daniel Guberman

Senior Instructional Developer | Center for Instructional Excellence

“I have been facilitating teaching and learning reading groups at Purdue for the past four years, and I always consider the discussions a highlight of my semester. I find that reading groups serve multiple purposes. First, they keep me accountable. In the stress of trying to juggle too many things, unfortunately reading time gets lost too easily…”


Chantal Levesque-Bristol 

Executive Director | Center for Instructional Excellence

The most important lesson I am bringing to my work this fall is the importance of flexibility in working with faculty. I am also integrating this lesson into our programming at the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) by offering a greater number of hybrid events. Instructors really appreciate the ability to choose to participate in our programming either by meeting in-person or virtually…”


Emily Bonem 

Assistant Director, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning | Center for Instructional Excellence

“Working with SEISMIC over the past 3 years has been a great opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from the other SEISMIC universities. We hope that Purdue’s week of SEISMIC could be a chance to leverage these collaborations to enact greater change at Purdue. We plan to use this time to raise awareness of current and potential SEISMIC projects and expand the SEISMIC community at Purdue…”


Purdue University in the Spotlight 


April 2019 Purdue Visit 










2022 Purdue Week of SEISMIC