Alexander De Rosa

Teaching Associate Professor

School: School of Engineering and Science

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Building: Carnegie Laboratory

Room: 211

Phone: (201) 216-8052

Fax: (201) 216-8315

Email: aderosa1@stevens.edu

Website

Education
  • PhD (2015) The Pennsylvania State University (Mechanical Engineering)
  • BE (2010) Imperial College London (Mechanical Engineering)
  • MS (2010) Imperial College London (Mechanical Engineering)
Research

Research Expertise: Engineering Education, Combustion Science

Dr. De Rosa works primarily in the field of engineering education examining deep learning and knowledge transfer. He is also interested in spatial visualization skills and longitudinal measurements of student learning and development.

Institutional Service
  • SES Faculty Advisory Council Member
  • Junior Faculty Board of Representatives Member
  • ME Undergraduate Committee Member
  • Young Alumni Board of Trustees Selection Committee Member
  • ME Faculty Search Committee Member
  • Committee on Improving the Training of TAs Member
  • Committee on Improving the First Year Experience Member
  • ME Lab Committee Chair
Professional Service
  • American Society for Engineering Education Vice Chair, ASEE Mid-Atlantic section
  • 2019 Fall ASEE MAS Conference Session Chair
Honors and Awards

Best Paper: "Implementation and First-Year Results of an Engineering Spatial Skills Enhancement Program" 2018 Fall ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting

2018 Harvey N. Davis Distinguished Teaching Assistant Professor

The Pennsylvania State University Graduate Teaching Fellow 2013-2015

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Scholarship 2006-2010

Professional Societies
  • ASEE – American Society for Engineering Education Member
  • ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineering Member
  • SAE – Society of Automotive Engineering Member
Selected Publications
Conference Proceeding
  1. De Rosa, A. J.; Fisher, F. (2021). A review of Adaptive Expertise and its integration within undergraduate engineering curricula. Philadelphia, PA: ASEE.
    https://peer.asee.org/36282.
  2. De Rosa, A.; Fontaine, M. (2020). Best Overall 2019 Zone Paper and Zone 1 Winner - Implementation and First-year Results of an Engineering Spatial-skills Enhancement Program. 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access. Virtual On line: ASEE Conferences.
  3. De Rosa, A. (2020). Examining Knowledge Transfer Between Thermodynamics and Mathematics. 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access. Virtual On line: ASEE Conferences.
  4. Fontaine, M.; De Rosa, A. (2020). Longitudinal Analysis of Spatial Ability over an Undergraduate Engineering Degree Program. 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access. Virtual On line: ASEE Conferences.
  5. De Rosa, A.; Fontaine, M. (2019). Additional benefits of spatial-visualization skills workshops: assessing improvements in student self-efficacy and other affective skills.. 2019 Fall ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting. New York, NY: ASEE.
  6. De Rosa, A.; Lee, S.; Serbin, D. (2019). Facilitating Cross-Course Connections & Knowledge Transfer between Engineering Thermodynamics and Mathematics (WIP). 2019 Fall ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting. New York, NY: ASEE.
  7. De Rosa, A.; Metz, S. S.; Fontaine, M. (2019). A First-Year Engineering Spatial Skills Workshop: Implementation, Effectiveness, and Gender Differences. 2019 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity. Crystal City, Virginia: ASEE Conferences.
  8. Fontaine, M.; De Rosa, A. (2018). Implementation and First-Year Results of an Engineering Spatial Skills Enhancement Program. 2018 Fall ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting.
Journal Article
  1. De Rosa, A.; Peluso, S. J.; Quay, B. D.; Santavicca, D. A. (2018). Lean-premixed, swirl-stabilized flame response: Flame structure and response as a function of confinement. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power (3 ed., vol. 140, pp. 031504). American Society of Mechanical Engineers.