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Ann Lucietto, PhD

Purdue Faculty Member Ann Lucietto, PhD

Assistant Professor


Dr. Anne Lucietto pairs nearly three decades of experience in industry in roles of increasing responsibility with adjunct teaching experience. She has worked in a variety of industries, including power generation as well as the manufacturing of printed circuit boards, fasteners and heavy machinery. Dr. Lucietto has also managed construction projects in national laboratories and for startup projects. Her roles included working with equipment, performing predictive analysis and recommendations for maintenance, establishing facilities after constructing them, and developing and managing maintenance shops.

After teaching for a few years, Dr. Lucietto knew that education was the end goal. Dr. Lucietto was one of the first adjuncts in her state both to teach online and to obtain a Master Online Teaching Certificate. This supported her work in education when her increasing industry responsibilities did not allow time for face-to-face teaching. During this time, she also held numerous positions with professional organizations, including a role as national treasurer for the Society of Women Engineers.

As time went on, Dr. Lucietto knew she could make an impact on students by integrating her many industry experiences with classroom teaching to help students grow and transition into their professional careers. She left her senior management position and returned to school to obtain a PhD in engineering education. Dr. Lucietto now focuses full-time on teaching, researching her students, and working to build foundational material that supports engineering technology education both in and out of the classroom.


  • PhD in Engineering Education, Purdue University
  • MBA in Finance, Lewis University
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University

Research Interests

  • Engineering technology education
  • Energy generation and renewable energy
  • Fluids

Full Profile

For more information on Dr. Lucietto, including professional publications and honors and awards, visit her full profile.