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Dr. Elizabeth Stephan

Dr. Elizabeth StephanPrincipal Lecturer
Director of Academics

General Engineering
106B Holtzendorff Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Phone: (864) 656-2542
Email:  bethste@clemson.edu

Courses Taught

  • ENGR 1020- Engineering Disciplines and Skills
  • ENGR 1050/1060 - Summer online / half-term course equivalents to ENGR 1020
  • ENGR 1410 - Programming and Problem Solving
  • ENGR 1070/1080/1090 - Summer online / half-term course equivalents to ENGR 1410
  • ENGR 1510 – Engineering Skills
  • ENGR 1100 -  Engineering Success Skills

Meet Dr. Stephan

Education

  • Ph.D, Chemical Engineering, University of Akron (1999)
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Akron (1993)

Experience

  • Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Clemson University/General Engineering
  • Lecturer - University of Akron - Wayne College/Chemistry
  • Lecturer - University of Akron/Chemical Engineering
  • Consultant - University of Akron/Polymer Engineering
  • Post-doctoral Fellow and Consultant - Akron, OH/Microscale Physiochemical Engineering Center (MPEC)
  • Production Engineer - Traverse City, MI/Dow Chemical
  • Coop Education Experience - Midland, MI/Dow Chemical

Professional Activities

  • Member, ASEE – American Society of Engineering Education (current)
  • Chief Advisor for SC Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi (2006 – 2016)
  • District Director for Tau Beta Pi (2002 – 2014)
  • Advisor,Alpha Omega Epsilon, Professional Engineering Sorority (2005 – 2016)

Honors and Awards

  • Tau Beta Pi National Outstanding Advisor (2015)
  • Clemson National Scholars Program Award of Distinction (2014)
  • Clemson Ted G. Westmoreland Award for Excellence (2014)
  • CECAS Byers Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2010)
  • OTEI-ETS Laptop Faculty Fellow (2004)

Selected Publications

Textbook

  • Stephan, E. A., D. R. Bowman, W. J. Park, W. D. Martin, and M. W. Ohland | Thinking Like an Engineer: An Active Learning Approach | Pearson - Prentice Hall | Fifth Edition | 2022 | ISBN-13: 978-0136932208

Recent Conference Proceedings and Presentations

  • Martin, B. A., M. K. Orr, S. C. Brandon, and E. A. Stephan | An Overview of First-Year Engineering Students’ Perceptions of Problem Solving in Engineering during a Major Exploration Course | First-Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference | Online | August 2021
  • Stephan, A. T., J. Harcum, E.A. Stephan, and L.A. Whisler | Using the Learning and Study Skills Inventory (LASSI) to Track Students’ Growth and Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Learning Strategies Course | ASEE Annual Conference | Online | July 2021
  • Minor, J.C., E.A. Stephan, A.T. Stephan, and A.I. Neptune | Implementing an Engineering Math Curriculum Sequence: Preliminary Results and Lessons Learned | ASEE Annual Conference | Online | July 2021 >> This paper is one of five papers presenting in the “Best Paper” session for First-Year Programs.
  • Stephan, E.A., A.T. Stephan, B.A. Martin, and M.K. Miller | Exploring Engineering: Peer Sharing Presentations in First-Year Engineering Curriculum | ASEE Annual Conference | Online | July 2021
  • Stephan, E.A. | Using MyLab Engineering and Other Online Tools to Support Student Learning| Pearson Digital Learning Webinar Series | Invited webinar speaker | Online | March 2021
  • Stephan, E.A., A.T. Stephan, and L.A. Whisler | Continuing to Promote Metacognitive Awareness in a First-Year Learning Strategies Course | ASEE Annual Conference | Online | June 2020 >> This paper was one of five papers presenting in the “Best Paper” session for First-Year Programs.
  • Stephan, A. T., E.A. Stephan, L.A. Whisler, and A. I. Neptune | Peer Sharing Presentations in a First-Year Engineering Learning Strategies Course | ASEE Annual Conference | Online | June 2020
  • Stephan, A. T., E.A. Stephan, and M.K. Miller | Extended Exam Wrappers: A Comparison of Approaches in a Learning Strategies Course | ASEE Annual Conference | Online | June 2020