Associate Director for Instructional Research & Development
Stephanie Pulford, Ph.D., is the Associate Director for Instructional Research & Development with the Center of Educational Effectiveness. Stephanie and her team conduct instructional innovation and discovery in support of teaching and learning at UC Davis. Additionally, Stephanie supports the growing community of scholarly educators at UC Davis through consultation, collaboration, and research support. She is PI on a number of nationally and locally funded projects, including an NSF-funded initiative to understand the learning psychology of engineering students in writing courses. She is chair of the annual UC Davis Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) conference, as well as the founding and present chair of the American Society for Engineering Education’s Faculty Development Constituent Committee/Division. In addition to her PhD in Mechanical Engineering, she has degrees in aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics.