- Ph.D. Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology, Arizona State University
- MS, Science and Technology Policy, Arizona State University
- Professional Masters Architecture and Interior Design, University of California-Los Angeles
- B.A., School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Dr. Annie Hale is a Sr. Director at EdPlus, Arizona State University. Annie provides organizational leadership through supportive infrastructures for interdisciplinary research and projects. From a management perspective, Annie works to remove barriers for sharing information and ideas readily. From a development perspective, Annie co-develops meticulously curated and high-quality learning content that is aesthetically appealing, engaging, researchable, and accessible to a broad audience through the principle of "elegantly-designed experiences."
Annie's scholarly research spans various topics, including education for sustainability (EfS), science and technology studies (STS), the use of innovative technologies to improve learning experiences, design from a human-centered approach, and transformations in higher education. Annie's research agenda is intentionally connected to her current projects and morphs as she takes on new endeavors.
Annie has more than ten years of experience securing grants and philanthropic funding to advance these projects and research. Before coming to EdPlus in the Fall of 2021, she worked at the Biodesign Insitute for Nobel Laureate Lee Hartwell, Ph.D., for 12 years. Annie still actively collaborates with Lee. In the last six years alone, she has brought in more than $1.7M in research awards. Before coming to ASU, Annie worked in the field of architecture as a designer for five years at the influential architecture studio Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill. She is LEED-certified and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Purdue.