Dr. Ella Ingram’s variety of specialties includes ecology, evidence-based methods of teaching, and faculty development. She has advised award-winning student project teams and collaborated with undergraduate researchers to study such topics as wetland ecology, sexual selection in humans, and invasive species. Dr. Ingram formerly directed the institute’s Center for the Practice and Scholarship of Education and is a regular mentor for the National Science Foundation’s sponsored Dissertation Institute. She formerly was a facilitator for the Making Academic Change Happen project, which has created change agents on campuses across the nation.


  • Excellence in Service Award, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2018
  • Board of Trustees Outstanding Scholar Award, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2017
  • Honorary Alumnus Designation, Alumni Association, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2016


  • PhD, Indiana University, 2004
  • BA, Augustana College, 1997

Research Interests

Ecology of west-central Indiana
Strategies to promote faculty success
Graduate student professional development

Teaching Interests

Terrestrial ecology
Evolutionary biology
Research methods
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