Anne Hale

Director, Research & Development
Biodesign PC
Arizona State University
University Club
University Club

Location: TEMPE

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  • Ph.D. Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology, ASU
  • Masters in Science and Technology Policy, ASU
  • Professional Masters of Interior Architecture, UCLA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability, ASU


Dr. Annie Hale is a Director of Research & Development for the Biodesign Institutes Pathfinder Center at Arizona State University. Annies work combines science and technology studies, sustainability, and design from a human-centered approach. She directs various educational programs that target sustainability and 21st-century learning that aim to inspire, engage, and empower a variety of publics, from educators to community leaders, through elegantly designed learning experiences.

Annies scholarly research spans an array of topics, including education for sustainability, the use of innovative technologies to improve learning outcomes, human dimensions of science and technology, as well as transformations in higher education. Her research explores the overarching question: How do people construct and understand the world around them, and, in turn, how do those constructs change the way people engage with their world? 

With the goal to better inform how we understand, perform, and envision societys role with science and technology, Annie works to build upon knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for problem-solving complex sustainability challenges and the interconnected relationships of science and society. She worked in the field of architecture for five years at the influential architecture studio, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, before coming to ASU.