Publications & Media

Selected Publications

*Indicates student co-author

Sustainable Transportation & Engagement

Foley, R. and Barrella, E. (In Progress). Exploring philosophies, policies and practices of engineering: Shared learning vis-a-vis the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. In Philosophy and Engineering: Reimagining Technology and Social Progress, Springer. (Invited chapter in edited volume)

Foley, R.W., Barrella, E., McLeod, H., Wilkins, R., Sloss, A.*, et al. October 2017. Future Energy Infrastructure: Engaging with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline––A Research Report. (Accompanying website at *Other student researchers/authors, include JMU: Mazur, E., Katleman, D., Mohan, C. and UVA: Trevisan, C., Rogerson, J. Lindsey, V., Dang, F.

Barrella, E., Lineburg, K.*, Hurley, P., (2017). Advancement of Sustainable Cities through Transportation Evaluation and Partnerships, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Volume 18, Issue 4.

Alexander, R., Britt, L., & Barrella, E. (2014). Converging on sustainable placemaking through transdisciplinary process. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 4(4), 301-309.

Barrella, E., Amekudzi, A., and Meyer, M. (2013). Evaluating Sustainability Approaches of Transportation Agencies through a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats Framework. Transportation Research Record: Journal of Transportation Research Board, 2357: 41-49.

Bones, E.*, Barrella, E., and Amekudzi, A. (2013). Implementation of Evidence-Based Design Approaches in Transportation Decision Making. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 49: 317-328.

Barrella, E. and Amekudzi, A. (2011). Using Backcasting for Sustainable Transportation Planning. Transportation Research Record: Journal of Transportation Research Board, 2242: 29-36.

Barrella, E., Amekudzi, A., Meyer, M., Ross, C., and D. Turchetta. (2010). Best Practices and Common Approaches for Considering Sustainability at U.S. State Departments of Transportation. Transportation Research Record: Journal of Transportation Research Board, 2174: 10-18.

Pei, Y., Amekudzi, A., Meyer, M., Barrella, E., and C. Ross. (2010). Performance Measurement Frameworks and Development of Effective Sustainable Transport Strategies and Indicators. Transportation Research Record: Journal of Transportation Research Board, 2163: 73-80.

Design Education Research

Barrella, E., Bristol, T., Poznic, M., and Vermaas, P. (In Progress). “Who is an engineer in 2040?” in Handbook of Philosophy of Engineering. (Invited chapter)

Barrella, E., Spratto, E.*, Pappas, E., & Nagel, R. (2018). Developing and Validating an Individual Sustainability Instrument with Engineering Students to Motivate Intentional Change. Sustainability, 10(8), 2885.

Watson, M.K., Barrella, E., and Pelkey, J. (2018). Assessment of Conceptual Knowledge using a Component-Based Concept Map Scoring Program. International Journal of Engineering Education, 34(3), 1025-1037.

Barrella, E., Cowan, C., Girdner, J.*, Anderson, R., Watson, M.K. (2018). Using neuroeducation methods to compare engineering student performance on linear and systems tasks. Proceedings of Frontiers in Education 2018 Conference, San Jose, CA, 3-6 October 2018.

Barrella, E. M., & Watson, M. K. (2018). Identifying Imbalances in Sustainable Design Curricula: A Spotlight on Economic Sustainability. Engineering Education for Sustainable Development 2018 Conference, Glassboro, NJ, 3-6 June 2018. (Outstanding Contribution Award)

Watson, M.K., Barrella, E., Wall, T. (2017). A Rubric to Analyze Student Abilities to Engage in Sustainable Design. Advances in Engineering Education, Spring 2017, Volume 6, Issue 1.

Barrella, E. and M.K. Watson. (2016). Comparing Outcomes of Horizontal and Vertical Integration of Sustainability Content into Engineering Curricula Using Concept Maps. In New Developments in Engineering Education for Sustainable Development, Ed. Walter Leal & Susan Nesbit. World Sustainability Series, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.

Watson, M.K. and Barrella, E. (2016). Using Concept Maps to Explore the Impacts of a Learning-Cycle-Based Sustainability Module Implemented in Two Institutional Contexts, Special Issue on Sustainability Education in Civil and Environmental Engineering of Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000304.

Pierrakos, O., Barrella, E., Stoup, K*. (2015). On the Impacts of Technical Design Reviews: From Implementation to Mixed-Methods Evidence. International Journal of Engineering Education, 31-6B, Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 2014 Capstone Design Conference, 1844-1859.