Graduate Student Leadership and Innovation MaryLouFulton Teachers College
In her role as Program Manager, Learning Initiatives for the Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) Learning & Teaching Hub (LTH), Kristen Peña plans, develops, and supports a variety of faculty professional learning initiatives, including workshops, quick-reference guides, and other learning opportunities for engineering instructional staff and faculty.
Kristen has worked in higher education since 2014 in various roles supporting student development, faculty-directed programs, and entrepreneurial experiential learning. Kristen is a first-generation student and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education degree in Leadership and Innovation from ASU. Her research interests include faculty-student interactions, first-generation students, and retaining students in STEM fields.
BA Psychology, Northern Arizona University
MA Industrial Organizational Psychology, Argosy University
EdD Leadership and Innovation, Arizona State University (expected 2023)
Engineering education, faculty professional development, faculty-student interactions, instructional strategies for first-generation underrepresented minority students in STEM, and faculty mentorship and coaching.
Schoepf, J., & Gillespie, S. M., & Trowbridge, A., & Cook-Davis, A., & Peña, K., & Argenti, C., & Laxman, D. J. (2020, June), A Summer Program Focused on Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset in the Context of the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34063