Debra Gilbuena is a doctoral candidate in Chemical Engineering at Oregon State University. She currently has research focused on student learning in virtual laboratories, specifically related to feedback. She is also interested in the diffusion of innovations, TA and faculty development, and concept-based instruction. Debra has an MBA and MS as well as 4 years of industrial experience including a position in sensor development, an area in which she holds a patent. Debra was awarded the Teacher’s Assistant of the Year Award by the College of Engineering at Oregon State University for her work as a Teacher’s Assistant.