Publications

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Advancing scholarship in the theory and praxis of impact-focused education and technology-based social entrepreneurship is essential to mainstream these emerging fields and engage more faculty and students. Towards that goal, I conduct research in several areas under the broad umbrella of Creative Inquiry, Educational Innovation, Humanitarian Engineering, and Social Entrepreneurship. Research areas (and resulting publications) encompass affordable design, design thinking, social entrepreneurship theory and pedagogy, systems thinking, Food Value Chains (FVCs), post-harvest technologies, telemedicine systems, cellphones, social networks & trust, indigenous knowledge systems, development ethics, grassroots diplomacy, educational technologies, educational assessment tools, women in engineering, and informal lending systems!

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*Undergraduate Student Advisee; **Graduate Student Advisee

Books

  1. Khanjan Mehta (Editor), Solving Problems that Matter (and Getting Paid for It): STEM Careers in Social Innovation and Global Sustainable Development, 2015, CreateSpace, ISBN: 1514838001, 398 pages
  2. Khanjan Mehta (Author), The Kochia Chronicles: Systemic Challenges and the Foundations of Social Innovation, 2013, CreateSpace, ISBN: 1490977910, 238 pages
  3. David Uhler, Khanjan Mehta, Jennifer L. Wong (Eds.): Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services – 4th International Conference, MobiCASE 2012, Seattle, WA, USA, October 11-12, 2012. Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 110, Springer 2013, ISBN 978-3-642-36631-4

Book Chapters

  1. Suffian, S., Dzombak, R., Mehta, K., “Future Directions for Nonconventional and Vernacular Material Research and Applications.” in “Nonconventional and vernacular construction materials: characterisation, properties and applications” Edited by Dr. Kent A. Harries and Dr. Bhavna Sharma, Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2016, pp. 63-80
  2. Mehta, K, “Penn State Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program” in Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy, Ed. Michael H. Morris, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014, pp. 376 – 381
  3. Mehta, K., “The Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program at Pennsylvania State University: An Academically Driven Model of Cross-Sector Collaboration to Create Sustainable Value for Developing Communities” in “The U.S.-India Relationship: Cross-Sector Collaboration To Promote Sustainable Development” Edited by Dr. Michael J. Fratantuono, Dr. David M. Sarcone, John D. Colwell, Jr., United States Army War College Press, Carlisle, PA, 2014, pp. 487 – 496
  4. Mehta, K., “The Philosophy and Praxis of Convergence to Shape an Emergent High-Impact Learning Through Service Program”, in Convergence: Philosophies and Pedagogies for Developing the Next Generation of Humanitarian Engineers and Social Entrepreneurs, Ed. T. Colledge, IJSLE & NCIIA, 2012, pp. 114-144
  5. Morais, D. B., Heath, E., Tlhagale, M., Payton, F. C., Martin, K., Mehta, K., and Bass, J. “People-First Tourism,” in Eduardo Fayos-solà (ed.) Knowledge Management in Tourism: Policy and Governance Applications (Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice, Volume 4), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.115-128

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Gilliam, J., Mehta, K., “A Taxonomy of Failure Modes of Agricultural Technology Ventures in Developing Countries: Part 1 and Part 2” Journal of Humanitarian Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2018
  2. *Wenner, G., *Marino, M., *Bram, J., *Obeyesekare, E., Mehta, K. “Organizational Models for Mobile Payment Systems in Low-resource Environments” Information Technologies and International Development, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 681-705, 2018
  3. Obeysekare, E., Mehta, K., Maitland, C., “Bringing Community Back to Community Health Worker Studies: Community interactions, data collection, and health information flows,” Journal of Community Health Informatics, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2017
  4. Dzombak, R., Mehta, K., “Reflections on Engaging and Retaining Women in an Engineering and Entrepreneurship Program,” IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2017
  5. Mehta, K., and Gorski, I., “Engineering Careers in Social Innovation and Global Sustainable Development,” IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2017
  6. *Patel, S., Mehta, K., “Systems, Design, and Entrepreneurial Thinking: Comparative Frameworks,” Systemic Practice and Action Research, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 515-533, 2017
  7. Martin, LA., Porter, AG., Pelligrini, VA., Schnatz, PF., Jiang, X., Kleinstreuer, N., Hall, JE., Verbiest, S., Olmstead, J., Fair, R., Falorni, A., Persani, L., Rajkovic, A., Mehta, K., Nelson, LM., “A design thinking approach to primary ovarian insufficiency,” Panminerva Medica, Vol. 59., No. 1., pp. 15-32., 2017
  8. Gorski, I., *Chung, W., *Herr, K., Mehta, K. “Nyama Choma Culture: Implications of Increased Red Meat and Alcohol Consumption in East Africa,” Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 96-102, 2016
  9. Gorski, I., *Bram, J, *Canagarajah, P., *Suffian, S., and Mehta, K. “How to Set Up a Community Health Venture: Lessons from 10 Years in Kenya,” International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering: Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 72-86, 2016
  10. Gorski, I., Mehta, K. “Engaging Faculty across the Community Engagement Continuum,” Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education, Vol. 6, pp. 108 – 123, 2016
  11. **Freiberg, M., **Onyango, N., Ashbaugh, S., Mehta, K., ” Chronic diseases in Nyeri, Kenya: a study of knowledge and perceptions ” Healthcare in Low-Resource Settings, Vol. 4., No. 2., pp. 35-39, 2016
  12. *Trolio, J., *Eckman, M., Mehta, K., “Leveraging Globalization to Revive Traditional Foods” Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 212-219, 2016
  13. *Moussavi, P., *Liguori, K., Mehta, K., “Street Foods in Central Kenya: Actors, Trends, and Opportunities” International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering, and Social Entrepreneurship, Vol. 11, No. 2., pp 87-100, 2016
  14. *Eckman, M., Gorski, I., Mehta, K. “Leveraging Design Thinking to Build Sustainable Mobile Health Systems,” Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, Vol. 40, No. 7-8, pp 422-430, 2016
  15. *Gorski, I., *Bram, J., *Sutermaster, S., *Eckman, M., Mehta, K. “Value Propositions of mHealth Projects,” Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, Vol. 40, No. 7-8, pp 400-421, 2016
  16. **Frazzette, N., *Jethva, J., Mehta, K., Stapleton, J., Randall, C., “A Ruggedization Lab to Characterize Materials for Humanitarian Applications in Harsh Environments,” Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, Vol. 40, No. 7-8, pp 383-391, 2016
  17. *Sundin, P., *Callan, J., Mehta, K., “Why do Entrepreneurial mHealth Ventures in the Developing World Fail to Scale?” Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, Vol. 40, No. 7-8, pp 444-457, 2016
  18. *Sandirasegarane, S., *Sutermaster, S., *Gill, A., Mehta, K., “Context-Driven Entrepreneurial Education in Vocational Schools,” International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 106-126, Aug 2016
  19. *Baskaran, S., Mehta, K., “What is Innovation Anyway? Youth Perspectives from Resource-Constrained Environments,” Technovation, Vol. 52-53, pp. 4 – 17, June-July 2016
  20. **Abdelmalak, M., **Ahmed, B., Mehta K., “Health Knowledge and Health Practices in Makeni, Sierra Leone: A Community- Based Household Survey” International Health, Vol. 8, No. 3, p220, 2016
  21. *Dzombak, R., **Mouakkad, S., Mehta, K., “Motivations of Women Participating in a Technology-Based Social Entrepreneurship Program,” Special Issue of Advances in Engineering Education on Engineering Entrepreneurship Education, Vol. 5. No. 1, pp. 1-28, Winter 2016
  22. Mehta, K., Zappe, S., Brannon, M., Zhao, Y., “An Educational and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to Actualize Technology-Based Social Ventures“, Special Issue of Advances in Engineering Education on Engineering Entrepreneurship Education, Vol. 5. No. 1. Pp. 1-28, Winter 2016
  23. *Eckman, M., *Gigliotti, C., *Sutermaster, S., Butler, P., Mehta, K., “Using Handgrip Strength to Screen for Diabetes in the Developing World” Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 8-14, 2016
  24. *Eckman, M., Kriner, E., Prucino, K., Lian, M., Tang, X., Erickson, J., Mehta, K., “Legal Concerns with Academic Engagement Programs in Developing Countries” International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering, and Social Entrepreneurship, Vol. 10, No. 2., pp 18-28, 2015
  25. Mehta, K., Gorski, I., Liu, C., Weinstein, S., Brua, C., Christensen, A., “Expanding Engagement Opportunities at a Large Land-Grant Research University: The Engagement Ecosystem Model” Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, Vol. 8, No. 2., pp 44-58, 2015
  26. Gorski, I., Obeysekare, E., Yarnal, C., Mehta, K, “Responsible Engagement: Building a Culture of Concern” Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp 16-25, 2015
  27. *Jeganathan, S., *Eckman, M., Mehta, K., “Review of Household Grain Storage Systems for Smallholders” Agrarian Frontiers, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-11, 2015
  28. *Stokes, E., *Lauff, C., *Eldridge, E., Ortbal, K., Nassar, A., Mehta, K., “Income Generation Activities of Rural Kenyan Women” Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 8., No. 8., pp 42-55, 2015
  29. *Pustay, D., Mehta, K., Munyua, P., “Strategies to Support Non-communicable Disease Interventions” International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 353-361, 2015
  30. Bement, S., Mehta, K., “The Feasibility of Rice Bags and Ground Tarp Plastics as Low-Cost and Locally-Available Alternatives to Greenhouse Glazing,” Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 8, No. 6, pp 162-173, 2015
  31. **Irwin, T., Ashbaugh, S., Mehta, K., “Knowledge of diabetes mellitus among community health workers in rural Kenya,” Annals of Global Health, Vol. 81, Issue 1, p 91, 2015
  32. *Dzombak, R., Mehta, K., Butler, P., “An Example‐Centric Tool for Context-Driven Design of Biomedical Devices,” Advances in Engineering Education, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 1-32, Winter 2015
  33. *Bram, J., *Warwick-Clark, B, Obeysekare, E., Mehta, K., “Utilization and Monetization of Health Care Data in Developing Countries” Big Data, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 59-66, 2015
  34. **Hansen, K., **Kim, J., **Suffian, S., Mehta, K., “Leveraging Informal Lending Mechanisms to Facilitate Technology Transfer and Microenterprises in Developing Countries,” Technology in Society, Vol. 41, pp. 65 – 75, May 2015
  35. *Lissenden, J., *Maley, S., Mehta, K., “An Era of Appropriate Technology: Evolutions, Oversights and Opportunities,” Journal of Humanitarian Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1., pp. 8 – 16, 2015
  36. **Suffian, S., **Lackey, J., *Dzombak, R., Mehta, K. “Demonstrating Demand for Preventive Health Services in Rural Kenya,” Journal of Humanitarian Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1., pp. 24 – 35, 2015
  37. Liguori, K., Eckman, M., Mehta, K., “Reflections on Multidisciplinary Teamwork: From Experience to Impact,” International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, Special Edition on University Engineering Programs That Impact Communities: Critical Analyses and Reflections, pp. 283 – 299, Fall 2014
  38. *Zang, R., *Robinson, M., *Jeong, S., **Suffian, S., Mehta, K., “A Typology of Revenue Models for Community Health Worker Programs,” International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 93-105, 2014
  39. *Hinton, A., *Ortbal, K., Mehta, K., “The Praxis of Grassroots Diplomacy for Social Entrepreneurship,” International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 116-134, 2014
  40. *Zankowski, J., *Sun, Y., Nassar, A., Mehta, K., “Gutter Design and Business Development for Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Systems” International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering: Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 64-78, Spring 2014
  41. *Krisher, S., *Riley, A., Mehta, K., “Designing Breathalyser Technology For the Developing World: How A Single Breath Can Fight the Double Disease Burden,” Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, Vol. 38, No. 3: 156–163, April 2014
  42. *Patel, S., *Maley, S., Mehta, K., “Appropriate Technologies in the Globalized World: FAQs,” IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 19 – 26, Spring 2014
  43. Owiny, S., Mehta, K., Maretzki, A., “The Use of Social Media Technologies to Create, Preserve, and Disseminate Indigenous Knowledge and Skills to Communities in East Africa,” International Journal of Communication, Vol 8, pp. 234-247, 2014
  44. *Dzombak, R., **Mehta, C., Mehta, K., Bilen, S. “The Relevance of Systems Thinking in the Quest for Multifinal Social Enterprises,” Systemic Practice and Action Research, Vol. 27, No. 6, pp 593 – 606, 2014
  45. **Suffian, S., *De Reus, A., *Eckard, C., *Copley, A., Mehta, K., “Agricultural Technology Commercialization: Stakeholders, Business Models and Abiotic Stressors: Part 2,” International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol. 2. No. 6, pp. 561 – 577, 2013
  46. **Suffian, S., *De Reus, A., *Eckard, C., *Copley, A., Mehta, K., “Agricultural Technology Commercialization: Stakeholders, Business Models and Abiotic Stressors: Part 1,” International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol. 2. No. 5, pp. 415 – 437, 2013
  47. *Henry, M., *Maley, S., Mehta, K., “Designing a Low-Cost Ceramic Water Filter Press,” International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering: Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, Vol 8, No. 1, pp. 62-77, 2013
  48. *Mathern, R., *Schopman, S., *Kalchthaler, K., Mehta, K., Butler, P., “Design of Affordable and Ruggedized Biomedical Devices Using Virtual Instrumentation,” Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, Vol 37, No. 4, pp. 237-251, 2013
  49. *Schopman, S., *Kalchthaler, K., *Mathern, R., Mehta, K., Butler, P., “Ruggedizing Biomedical Devices for Field-Testing in Resource-Constrained Environments: Context, Issues and Solutions,” Journal of Humanitarian Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 17-25, 2013
  50. Mehta, K., *Dzombak, R., “Ethical Decision-Making and Grassroots Diplomacy for Social Entrepreneurs: Concepts, Methodologies and Cases,” International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 203 – 224, 2013
  51. *Dzombak, R., Mehta, K. “Scholarly Advances in Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship: A Typology of Research Publications.” International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering: Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, Special Edition, pp. 98-116, Fall 2013
  52. *Qin, R., *Dzombak, R., *Amin, R., Mehta, K., “Reliability of a Telemedicine System Designed for Rural Kenya”, Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, Vol 4, No. 3, pp. 177-181, 2013
  53. **Francis, A., **Nasser, A., Mehta, K., “Are we formal yet? The evolving role of informal lending to support entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation in central Kenya,” International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol 2, No. 2, pp. 109-129, 2013
  54. Mehta, K., Alter, T., Semali, L., Maretzki, A., “AcademIK Connections: Bringing Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives into the Classroom,” Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 83-91, 2013
  55. *Chen, S., *Cheng, A., Mehta, K., “A Review of Telemedicine Business Models”, Telemedicine and e-Health, Vol 19, No. 4, pp 287-297, 2013
  56. **Smith, S., **Ludwig, T., Chinchilli, V., Mehta, K., Stoute, J., “Use of Telemedicine to Diagnose Tinea in Kenyan Schoolchildren,” Telemedicine and e-Health, Vol 19, No. 3, pp 166-168, 2013
  57. **Buehler, B., *Ruggiero, R., Mehta, K., “Empowering Community Health Workers with Technology Solutions“, IEEE Technology & Society Magazine, Vol 32, No. 1, pp 44-52, 2013
  58. **Sulewski, T., *Dzombak, R., *Bell, C., Mehta, K., “Systemic and Systematic Assessment Methodology for Technology-Based Social Enterprises“, International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering: Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, Volume 7, No. 2, 2012
  59. Semali, L., Mehta, K., “Science Education in Tanzania: Challenges and Policy Responses“, International Journal of Educational Research, Vol 53, Pages 225-239, 2012
  60. *Bell, C., *Dzombak, R., **Sulewski, T., Mehta, K., ” Preparing and Complying with Institutional Review Board Protocols for Integrated Research and Entrepreneurship Ventures in Developing Countries“, Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2012
  61. *Patel, S., Mehta, K., “Life’s Principles as a guiding philosophy for Social Enterprises”, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2011
  62. Mehta, K., Semali, L., Maretzki, A., “Trust, Cellphones, Social Networks and Agricultural Entrepreneurship in East Africa: A Dynamic Interdependence“, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Vol. 11, No. 6, 2011
  63. Mehta, K., Maretzki, A., Semali, L., “The Primacy of Trust in the Livelihoods and Social Networks of Women Agro-entrepreneurs in Northern Tanzania”, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Vol. 11, No. 6, 2011
  64. *Brown, A., *Garguilo, S., Mehta, K., “The Relentless Pursuit of Financial Capital for Micro-enterprises: Importance of Trust and Social Capital”. International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 2), 2011, pp 78 – 97
  65. **Mehta, C., Mehta, K., “A Design Space and Business Strategy Exploration Tool for Infrastructure-Based Ventures in Developing Communities“, International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2011
  66. *Garguilo, S., *Prindible, M., Okello, A., Mehta, K., “Labor hiring practices and produce supply chains in rural Kenya: the case for WishVast networking”, International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering: Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, Vol 5, No 1, 2010
  67. *Fleishman, A., *Wittig, J., *Milnes, J., *Baxter, A., *Moreau, J., Mehta, K., “Validation Process for a Social Entrepreneurial Venture in Tanzania: A Case Study”, International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering: Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, Vol 5, No 1, 2010

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  1. **Abdelmalek, M., *Volz, J., *Canagarajah, P., Mehta, K., “Diet and Food Insecurity in Sierra Leone,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2020 (Under Review)
  2. Arnett, N., Bseisio, A., Opalinski, N., Mehta, K., “A Review of Desalination Technologies for Low Resource Settings,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2020 (Under Review)
  3. Wing, J., Crawford, A., Lancia, M., Lopez, P., O’Donnell, O., Perera, J., Mehta, K., Cheng, X., “A Low-Cost, Point-of-Care Sickle Cell Anemia Screening Device for Use in Low and Middle-Income Countries,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2019
  4. Wolman, J., Gomanie, N., Drost, C., Herrick, S., Day, Z., Ekambaram, R., Mehta, K., “A case study on integrating a diagnostic medical device into the health care system of Sierra Leone,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2019
  5. Ekambaram, R., Gomanie, N., Mehta, K., “Analysis of Failure Modes: Case study of Ruggedizing a low-cost Screening Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2019
  6. Hapeman, P., Fugh, A., Falk, E., Case, R., Yeatter, D., Balasubramaniam, G., Mehta, K., “Community Approaches To Recycling Plastics,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2019
  7. Fodera, D., Gomanie, N., Pardo, C., Nolte, M., Castillo, N., Mehta, K., “Accessible Point-of-Care Screening Solution to Detect Urinary Tract Infections in Developing Countries,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, Oct 2018
  8. Abele, B., Bader, L., Mehta, K., “Predictive Model for Affordable Greenhouse Operations,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, Oct 2018
  9. Predmore, T.,Bader, L., Payne, T., Mehta, K., “Affordable Mushroom Production System Design and Operations,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, Oct 2018
  10. Fosbenner, L., Predmore, T., Evers, S., Conway, S., Payne, T., Mehta, K., “Implementation of Small-Scale Mushroom Production Systems in Rural Cambodia,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, Oct 2018
  11. Bader, L., Warnquist, S., Mehta, K., “Socially-Beneficial Technologies in the African Marketplace: Product Perceptions and Consumer Preferences,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, Oct 2018
  12. Higgins, C., Margot, H., Warnquist, S., Obeysekare, E., Mehta, K., “Mushroom cultivation in the developing world: A comparison of cultivation technologies,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, Oct 2017
  13. Obeysekare, E., Mehta, K., Maitland, C., “Defining success in a developing country’s innovation ecosystem: The case of Rwanda,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, Oct 2017
  14. Warkulwiz, G., Hannon, K., Cabano, D., Mehta, K., “Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in rural Kenya: Screening challenges, treatment pathways, and technological solutions,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, Oct 2017
  15. Hebert, E., Ferguson, W., McCullough, S., Chan, A., Drobakha, A., Ritter, S., Mehta, K., “mBody health: Digitizing disabilities in Sierra Leone,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2016
  16. Gundermann, G., Sen, S., Ritter, S, Mehta, K., “Developing a Low-Cost Manufacturing Method to Stamp Assays,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2016
  17. Rumple, C., Maley, S., Mehta, K., “Densified mango residues as biofuel from low-resource agricultural processing,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2016
  18. Marucci, A., Obeysekare, E., Mehta, K., “Developing a Lean Data Management System for An Emerging Social Enterprise,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2016
  19. Rao, D., Higgins, C., Lyle, T., Margot, H., McFalls, S., Obeysekare, E., Mehta, K., “Micronutrient Deficiencies in the Developing World: An Evaluation of Delivery Methods,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2016
  20. Arnett, N., Vergani, A., Winkler, A., Ritter, S., Mehta, K., “Inexpensive Urinalysis Test Strips to Screen for Diabetes in Developing Countries,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2016
  21. Nassar, A., Holmes, K., Mehta, K., “What is the value of fieldwork? Student Outcomes from the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program,” Frontiers in Education 2016, Oct 2016
  22. Ligrani, B., Gorski, I., Ritter, S., Mehta, K., “PubHub: A Web-Based Compendium to Catalyze Undergraduate Research,” Frontiers in Education 2016, Oct 2016
  23. Gorski, I., Mehta, K., “Preparing Engineers for Careers in Social Innovation and Sustainable Development” Frontiers in Education 2016, Oct 2016
  24. O’Connor, N., Mehta, K., “Modes of Greenhouse Water Savings,” Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact Conference, Boston, June 2016
  25. *Ortbal, K., Mehta, K., “Constructed Stakeholder Personas: An Educational Tool for Social Entrepreneurs,” Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact Conference, Boston, June 2016
  26. *Ortbal, K., Mehta, K., “Stakeholder Journey Mapping: A Business Development Tools for Social Entrepreneurs,” Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact Conference, Boston, June 2016
  27. Bseiso, A., Abele, B., Ferguson, S., Lusch, P., Mehta, K., “A Decision Support Tool for Greenhouse Farmers in Low-Resource Settings,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2015
  28. Frazette, N., Dobson, J., Mukhtar, A., Burt, B., Jethva, J., Adair, J., Mehta, K., “Can We Manufacture Diagnostic Test Strips Using an Inkjet Printer?” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2015
  29. Biek, M., Chung, W., “Mehta, K., “Affordable Greenhouses: A Tool to Increase Farmers’ Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2015
  30. King, M., Philliips, B., Shively, M., Raman, V., Fleishman, A., Ritter, S., Mehta, K., “Optimization of Prosthetic Hand Manufacturing for Developing Countries,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2015
  31. Marino, M., Pattni, S., Greenberg, M., Miller, A., Hocker, E, Ritter, S., Mehta, K., “Access to Prosthetic Devices in Developing Countries: Pathways and Challenges,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2015
  32. Phillips, B., Zingalis, G, Ritter, S., Mehta, K., “A Review of Current Upper-Limb Prostheses for Resource Constrained Settings,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2015
  33. Schraeder, B., Bonta, E., Obeyesekare, E., Mehta, K., “Co-Located Community Health and Economic Activity Centers,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2015
  34. Johnson, D., Dally, C., Canon, M., Ritter, S., Mehta, K., “Characteristics and Material Properties of a 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand for Use in Developing Countries,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 2015
  35. *Riley, A., *Krisher, S., Mehta, K., “Breath and Air Analysis: Applications in Resource-Poor Settings” Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact Conference, Boston, May 2015
  36. *Carey, K., *Kinney, J., *Eckman, M., Nassar, A., Mehta, K., “Chang’aa Culture and Process: Detecting Contamination in a Killer Brew” Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact Conference, Boston, May 2015
  37. *Ranslow, A., *Crompton, D., Mehta, K., Butler, P., Adair, J., “Empowering Community Health Workers With Inkjet-Printed Diagnostic Test Strips,” Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact Conference, Boston, May 2015
  38. Brown, E., Natoli, N., McLaughlin, R., Mehta, K., “Pathways and Barriers to Diabetes Screening: Observations from Rural Kenya,” Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact Conference, Boston, May 2015
  39. Sun, Y., Liguori, K., Moussavi, P., Mehta, K., “Piloting a Healthy Street Food Venture in Kenya: Lessons Learned” Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact Conference, Boston, May 2015
  40. *Eckman, M., *Gigliotti, S., *Sutermaster, S., Mehta, K., “Get a Grip! Handgrip Strength as a Health Screening Tool,” Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, Oct 2014
  41. *Cardillo, H., *Kohler, J., *Kriner, E., Mehta, K., “Applications of Wood’s Lamp Technology to Detect Skin Infections in Resource-Constrained Settings,” Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, Oct 2014
  42. *Callan, J., *Sundin, P, *Suffian, S., Mehta, K., “Designing Sustainable Revenue Models for CHW-Centric Entrepreneurial Ventures,” Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, Oct 2014
  43. *Czyzyk, K., *Mehta, K., “Quantifying Water Savings with Greenhouse Farming,” Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, Oct 2014
  44. *Liguori, K., Nassar, A., Mehta, K., “An Interactive Nutritional Guide for Developing Low-cost Healthy Meals While Maintaining Indigenous Foods,” Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, Oct 2014
  45. *Martino, M., **Obeysekare, E., *Wenner, G., Mehta, K., “Making Data Collection in Low-resource Contexts Intuitive, Fun, and Interactive,” Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, Oct 2014
  46. *Warkulwiz, G., *Paul, L., Mehta, K., ” Efficacy of Brief Health Education Interactions in Busy Marketplaces,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA October 2014
  47. **Trause, D., *Peterson, S., *Doty, N., *Liguori, A., **Holmes, K., Kanzleiter, L., Mehta, K., “The Diverse Roles of Community Health Workers: Cues for Technology Innovations,” Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact Conference, Boston, May 2014
  48. *Paul, L., *Warkulwiz, G., Nassar, A., Mehta, K., “Importance of Interactive Small Group Discussions to Educate Community Health Workers,” Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact Conference, Boston, May 2014
  49. **Holmes, K., **Suffian, A., **Lackey, J., Mehta, K., “Pilot Results of a Health Social Franchise in Kenya: Early Evidence of Sustainable Livelihood Creation,” Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact Conference, Boston, May 2014
  50. *Gilliam, J., Nassar, A., Mehta, K., “Failure Modes for Agricultural Technology Ventures in Developing Countries,” NCIIA Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA, March 2014
  51. Brock, D., Steiner, S., Mehta, K., “Harnessing the Power of Field-Validated Business Models to Achieve Social Impact in Technology-Based Social Ventures,” USASBE Annual Conference, Forth Worth, TX, January 2014
  52. **Bajpai, K., Larson, J., Mehta, K., “Like a Hustler: Aligning Intervention Design with Informal Labor Practices,” Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICT4D), Cape Town, South Africa, December 2013
  53. *Ghen, M., *Shovlin, A., Simpson, P., Mehta, K., “Challenges to Medical Data Digitization in Low-Resource Contexts,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA October 2013
  54. *Johnstone, J., *Bacik, B., *Burke, S., Dzombak, R., Mehta, K., “Design of a Low-Cost Dermascope for Resource-Poor Settings,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA October 2013
  55. *Bement, S., Nassar, A., Mehta, K., “The Feasibility of Rice Bags as a Low-Cost and Locally-Available Alternative to Greenhouse Glazing,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA October 2013
  56. *Zankowski, J., *Sun, Y., *Poon, C., *Passauer, E., Nassar, A., Mehta, K., “Gutter Design and Selection for Roof Rainwater Catchment Systems,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA October 2013
  57. *Dzombak, R., **Mehta, C., Mehta, K., Bilen, S. “The Praxis of Systems Thinking for Concurrent Design Space and Business Strategy Exploration,” Global Humanitarian Engineering Conference, October 2013
  58. *Maley, S., *Perez, A., *Mehta, K., “The Significance of Implementation Strategy for Scaling-Up Base of Pyramid Ventures,” NCIIA Annual Meeting, Washington DC, March 2013
  59. *Copley, A., *Eckard, C., *DeReus, A., Mehta, K., “Business Strategies for Agricultural Technology Commercialization,” NCIIA Annual Meeting, Washington DC, March 2013
  60. *Pack, M., Mehta, K., “Democratizing Design Through The Use of Lego-Inspired Universal Connectors,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, Washington, Oct 2012
  61. *Cheng, A., *Sinha, A., **Shen, J., **Mouakkad, S., *Joseph, L., Mehta, K., “Opportunities for Social Innovation at the Intersection of ICT Education and Rural Supply Chains” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, Washington, Oct 2012
  62. *Pack, M., Mehta, K., “Design of Affordable Greenhouses for East Africa,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, Washington, Oct 2012
  63. **Hatzell, K., **Hatzell, M., *Pack, M., *Hatzell, J., *Patel, S., **Sulewski, T., Freeman, A., Mehta, K., “Overview of the First Year of an Innovative Science Education and Entrepreneurship Venture“, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 2012
  64. *Baskaran, S., **Malekar, G., Mehta, K. “The Global Jugaad Commons: Cross-pollinating Concepts across Cultures”, NCIIA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 2012
  65. *Dzombak, R., Mehta, K., Butler, P., “Design by Example: A Web-based Tool for Context-Driven Biomedical Device Design,” NCIIA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 2012
  66. **Grzybowski, A., **Mathias, B., Mehta, K., “When Participatory Research and Business Strategy Collide: Lessons from Base-of-Pyramid Ventures,” NCIIA Annual Conference, San Francisco, March 2012
  67. **Bajpai, K., Larson, J., Mehta, K., “Transience, Mobile Telephony and Place Creation,” M4D 2012 – 3rd International Conference on Mobile Communication for Development, New Delhi, January 2012
  68. Mehta, K., Morais, D., Zappe, S., Brannon, M., Zhao, Y., “Milking the Rhino – Innovative Solutions Showcase: Promoting ethics education, user-centered design and social entrepreneurship in the global context”, Engineering Ethics Division, ASEE Annual Conference, June 2011
  69. **Mehta, C., Mehta, K., Colledge, T., “The E-Spot Model for developing Business Strategies for Technology-based Ventures in Developing Communities“, NCIIA Annual Conference, Alexandria, March 2011
  70. Mehta, K., Semali, L., Fleishman, A., Maretzki, A., “Leveraging Indigenous Knowledge to foster Developmental Entrepreneurship“, NCIIA Annual Conference, Alexandria, March 2011
  71. *Bell, C., *Dzombak, R., **Sulewski, T., Mehta, K., “Institutional Review Board Compliance Issues on Research Aspects of International Entrepreneurial Ventures“, NCIIA Annual Conference, Alexandria, March 2011
  72. Mehta, K., Brannon, M., Zappe, S., Colledge, T., Zhao, Y., “eplum Model of Student Engagement: Expanding non-travel based Global Awareness, Multi-disciplinary Teamwork and Entrepreneurial Mindset Development“, International Division, ASEE Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, June 2010
  73. *Stepler, R., *Garguilo, S., Mehta, K., Bilen, S., “Applying systems thinking for realizing the mission of technologybased social ventures in Africa”, Systems Engineering Division, ASEE Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, 2010
  74. **Turner, C., Mehta, K., “Development of code of ethics for an entrepreneurial telemedicine venture in Africa“, NCIIA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 2010
  75. Mehta, K., Semali, L. “WishVast: Buiding Trust and Social Capital using Cellphones”, First International Symposium on Intelligent Mobile Technologies for Social Change (IMT4SC’09), Mragowo, Poland, October 2009
  76. Mehta, K., Laliberte, N., Fleishman, A., Wittig, J., De Reus, L., Dowler, L., “Multidisciplinary Social Entrepreneurship Education Model: If Capitalism, Socialism and Feminism in concert strive, will Social Entrepreneurship thrive?,” NCIIA Annual Meeting, Washington DC, March 2009
  77. Mehta, K., Semali, L., Maretzki, A., Findeis, J., Kuldau, G., Willyerd, K., “Cellphones and Social Networks: Defining new opportunities and discovering champions for entrepreneurial ventures in developing communities“, NCIIA Annual Meeting, Washington DC, March 2009
  78. Mehta, K., “Riding in Dala-Dalas with Social Scientists”, part of a panel with Delcore, H. (Panel Leader), Spears, L., “Using Social Science to Unlock the Pan-Human Capacity for Innovation“, NCIIA Annual Meeting, Washington DC, March 2009
  79. Mehta, K., and Bilen, S., “Championing High-Tech Renaissance: Sensor and Controller System Integration Course” Entrepreneurship Division, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008
  80. Mehta, K., “Lessons from the Field: Setting up a Windmill Based Business in Rural Kenya”, NCIIA Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, 2008

Schreyer Undergraduate Honors Thesis

  1. Leveraging design thinking to build sustainable mobile health systems, Molly Eckman, 2016
  2. Handgrip Strength Applications in Resource Constrained Settings, Staci Sutermaster, 2015
  3. An Analysis of Failure Modes of Health-Related Social Entrepreneurial Ventures, Jonathan Callan, 2015
  4. Removal of Model Microbes from Water Using Moringa Oleifera F-sand and Challenges to Implementation, Krista Liguori, Biology, 2014
  5. Feasibility of Rice Bags as Low-Cost Substitutes for Greenhouse Glazing, Shayne Bement, Engineering Science and Mechanics, 2014
  6. An Analysis of Entrepreneurial Health Ventures: Why Telemedicine and mHealth Pilots Fail to Scale? Phil Sundin, Industrial Engineering, 2014
  7. Persona-based Journey Mapping: An Empathy-based Business Development Tool for New Social Entrepreneurs, Kathryn Ortbal, Social Entrepreneurship, 2014
  8. The University as an Epicenter of Social Innovation: Defining Roles and Pathways, Sarina Katz, History, 2014
  9. The Praxis of Grassroots Diplomacy for Social Entrepreneurship, Andrew Hinton, International Politics and History, 2013
  10. Design By Example: A Web-Based Tool for Context Driven Design of Biomedical Devices, Rachel Dzombak, Bioengineering, 2012
  11. Design of a Telemedicine Computer Interface for Harsh Environments, Alice Lee, Bioengineering, 2011
  12. Relationships between microfinance, solidarity groups, and informal lending in developing countries: the importance of trust and social capital and the WishVast potential, Adam Brown, Finance, 2010
  13. Design of low-cost stethoscope for telemedicine applications in developing countries, Katie Workinger, Electrical Engineering, 2009