College of Education Welcomes New Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Dr. Johannes Strobel
Professor, Department of Teacher Education, STEM Division;
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Education
Dr. Strobel joins UTEP from SRI International, where he served as director of the STEM and CS Education program. Dr. Strobel's research focuses on STEM as an innovation in education ranging from Pre-K to higher education and workplace culture; making and 3D printing; online professional development of teachers; and defiance, worldviews, empathy and care in engineering. His research has been implemented by a variety of audiences. For example, he is the lead designer for Hands on Standards - STEM in Action, a set of integrated STEM modules for Pre-K to 5th grade students. The national version is used in 400,000 classrooms, reaching 8,000,000 students. The international version has been used in 35 countries and was selected as a finalist for two international education awards. Dr. Strobel has been principal investigator (PI), co-PI, and key personnel of research and development grants totaling over $36,000,000 in the United States and Canada. Funding sponsors of grants have included: NSF, U.S. Department of Education, DARPA, FQRSC (Provincial Funding, Quebec), SSHRC (Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) and several private and corporate foundations. He has published 169 papers in journals, proceedings, and book chapters, and has coedited five books (many with graduate/undergraduate students). Dr. Strobel is founding editor of the Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER) and has served on several boards of engineering education, learning sciences, and educational technology journals in the United States and internationally. He recently was honored with the Outstanding Educator award by the IEEE, St. Louis Section. (2021). In 2018, Dr. Strobel received the Science Educator of the Year Award from the Academy of Science of St. Louis, and the STEM Excellence Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). He is a regular visiting professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, having served in 2008, 2012, and 2018. Dr. Strobel was selected as the 2019 Forrest Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. Dr. Strobel earned a doctoral degree and a master's degree in information science & learning technologies from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a bachelor's in philosophy from the Munich School of Philosophy.