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James Holly, Jr.

James Holly, Jr.

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering


Address

3522 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: jhollyjr@umich.edu

Degrees

Ph.D. Engineering Education, Purdue University, 2018
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2014
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Tuskegee University, 2011

Research Interests

My research is interdisciplinary, using scholarship in education, engineering, and Black studies, I study methods of counteracting anti-Black racism within mechanical engineering study and practice. Specific topics include: Black-centered design, pre-college engineering instruction, eco-centric materials and decision-making, sociotransformative engineering.

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

UM-ME assistant professor speaks at The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering 2022 Symposium of the National Academy of Engineering
09/22/2022
James Holly, Jr., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, spoke on the need for faculty to have a robust understanding of social inequity, to utilize cultural knowledge as an asset, and to leverage insights from perspectives of racially-marginalized peoples in engineering classrooms.

UM-ME assistant professor awarded Anti-Racism Grant by the College of Engineering’s Office of the Vice President for Research
09/01/2022
Dr. Holly, Jr.’s project will investigate how centering urban Black youth’s knowledge production can formulate new meanings and purposes for engineering study and practice.