Dr. Claire L. A. Dancz

Research Associate, Education Systems

PhD, Sustainable Engineering
MS, Civil Engineering
BS, Environmental Microbiology and Biology

Claire L. A. Dancz, Ph.D, M.ASCE is a Research Associate for Education Systems at Watt Family Innovation Center and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Engineering and Science Education. Dr. Dancz leads faculty development for technology-enhanced learning environments, supporting faculty through classroom trainings, collaborative technologies such as video teleconferencing, in-classroom lecture capture, and the application of evidence-based pedagogies for academic engagement. Dr. Dancz’s research interests include scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), creativity in higher education classrooms, conation and the application of striving instincts in team settings, and integration of sustainability in engineering education. Dr. Dancz earned a B.S. in Environmental Microbiology/Biology from Michigan State University, M.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, and Ph.D. in Sustainable Civil Engineering from Arizona State University. Dr. Dancz teaches an interdisciplinary Creative Inquiry course on Conation and Creativity in Education, is the Vice Chair of the Formal Engineering Education Subcommittee to the Committee on Sustainability at the American Society for Civil Engineering, and is the director for National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenge Scholars Program at Clemson. Dr. Dancz is a Kolbe™ Certified Consultant and regularly consults on conation and striving instincts.