Dr. Genik, has been the of Director Applied Engineering Sciences since January 2015. Prior to that time, she taught in the CoRe program at MSU and the ME Department. She began her academic career at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, and served as visiting faculty at Wayne State University before coming to Michigan State University in January 2007. Her scholarly research emphasizes engineering pedagogy. Dr. Genik has been recognized at each institution she has taught at with Outstanding Teaching nominations and awards, including the Withrow Teaching Award at MSU from the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2012. Dr. Genik was nominated and selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium for innovative, young engineering educators in 2014.