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Johannes Strobel

Professor of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri-Columbia

Johannes Strobel, Ph.D. is Full Professor, Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri where he leads the WeMake Design & Learn Lab, a maker space initiative and conducts research in STEM education. His research focuses on engineering as an innovation in education; cyber-physical learning technologies; learning through hands-on activities and defiance, empathy and care in engineering. Dr. Strobel has been PI, Co-PI and key personnel of research and development grants totaling over $36MM in the US and Canada. Funding sponsors include: NSF, U.S. Department of Education, FQRSC, SSHRC and several private and family foundations. He published more than 160 papers in journals and proceedings (many published with graduate and undergraduate students), co-edited four (4) books and co-authored 18 book chapters. Dr. Strobel was lead designer of Hands-on Standards STEM in Action™—an internationally available set of learning modules for preK-5th grades published by ETA hand2mind®. The national version is used in 200,000 classrooms reaching 6,000,000 students. The international version is now in use in 35 countries and was selected as a finalist for two international education awards. Dr. Strobel received the 2018 Science Educator of the Year Award from the Academy of Science - St. Louis and the 2018 STEM Excellence Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Professor, University of Missouri
  • 2013–2015
    Associate Professor, Texas A&M
  • 2008–2013
    Director, INSPIRE, Purdue University

Education

  • 2004 
    University of Missouri, Ph.D.

Publications

  • 2009
    Four books edited, STEM Education and Engineering Education
  • 1999
    98 Conference Proceedings, STEM, Engineering and Learning Technologies
  • 1999
    18 Book chapters, STEM, Engineering and Learning Technologies
  • 1999
    49 Journal Articles, STEM, Engineering and Learning Technologies

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Innovation in the Heartland: Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Rural Missouri and Kansas
    Role:
    Assistant Project Director
    Funding Source:
    US Department of Education
  • 2005
    17 grants for over $30MM
    Role:
    PI. Co-PI, Senior Personnel
    Funding Source:
    NSF, PRivate Foundations, US Department, DARPA

Honours

2018 Science Educator of the Year Award from the Academy of Science - St. Louis, 2018 STEM Excellence Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), 2019 Forest Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia, Perth