Dr. Stephanie Farrell is Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Experiential Engineering Education at Rowan University (USA) and the 2017-18 President-Elect of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). She also serves as the 2016-2017 Chair of the ASEE Diversity Committee. Stephanie is principal investigator of the groundbreaking project Promoting LGBTQ Equality in Engineering through Virtual Communities of Practice, funded by the USA National Science Foundation. This project has generated knowledge about barriers and inclusion strategies, and has brought Safe Zone Ally training to STEM professionals via webinars and workshops at national meetings, equiping hundreds of allies to foster inclusive environments for LGBTQ individuals in academia and industry.
Dr. Farrell has been recognized nationally and internationally for contributions to engineering education through her work in experiential learning and faculty development. Stephanie was the 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar in Engineering Education at Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland). In 2012 she was awarded Honoris Causa in Engineering Education from the Internationale Gesellschaft für Inginieurpädagogik (IGIP). She has been honored by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) with several teaching awards such as the National Outstanding Teaching Medal and the Quinn Award for experiential learning. She has conducted numerous teaching innovation workshops arround the world and is a founding team member of International Engineering Educator Certification Program with the Indo-US Collaboration for Egineering Education (IUCEE). Her research interests include inductive teaching in engineering pedagogy, development of spatial visualization skills, and inclusive pedagogy.