- STEM education students at-risk
- Teacher learning in STEM education
- Technology, engineering, and design education
- Engineering design graphics education
- Associate Director, Office of Educational Research and Outreach
- Fellow, Center for Research in SEAD Education
- Advisory Board, Qualcomm Thinkabit
- Advisory Board, VA Space Grant Consortium
- Editorial Review Board, Journal of Technology Studies
- Ed.D. North Carolina State University
- M.Ed. North Carolina State University
- B.S. Clemson University
Awards and Honors
Editor’s Award, Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 2015
Silvius-Wolansky Outstanding Publication Award, Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education, 2013
Leader to Watch, International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, 2013
Blue, C.N., Branoff, T.J., Brown, J. Brown, R., Buelin, J. et al. (2016). Transforming teaching through implementing inquiry. In J.V. Ernst, A.C. Clark, V.W. DeLuca. Tampa, FL: Acculed Press.
Ernst, J. V., Glennie, E. & Li, S. (2017). Performance-based task assessment of higher-order proficiencies in redesigned STEM high schools. Contemporary Issues in Education Research.10(1), 13-32.
Ernst, J. V., Clark, A. C., & Bowers, S. W. (2016). Flexible and job-embedded professional development for in-service technology, engineering, and design educators. Journal of Technology Studies. 42(2), 65-74.
Li, S., Ernst, J. V. & Williams, T.O. (2015). Supporting students with disabilities and Limited English Proficiency: STEM educator professional development participation and satisfaction. International Journal of STEM Education, 2(20), 1-10.
Ernst, J.V. & Williams, T.O. (2014). Technology and engineering education accommodation service profile. Journal of Technology Education, 26(1), 64-74.
Kafura, D. (PI), Ernst, J.V., Shaffer, C., Televich, E. & Cennamo, K. (Co-PIs) (2016-2019). IUSE: A Scaffolded Data-Centric Application. National Science Foundation IUSE Program. Total Award: $594,314.00
Ernst, J.V. (PI), Bottomley, L.J., Clark, A.C., DeLuca, V.W. &Ferguson, S. (Co-PIs). (2011-2016). Transforming Teaching through Implementing Inquiry. National Science Foundation DRK-12 Program. Total Award: $1,994,342.00
Glennie, E. (PI) & Ernst, J.V. (Co-PI). (2011-2016). Re-Designed High Schools for Transformed STEM Learning. National Science Foundation REESE Program. Institutional Award: $193,415; Total Award: $1,954,066.00