Annie Hale

Executive Director for Action Lab

EdPlus at Arizona State University

Annie Hale is the Executive Director for Action Lab at EdPlus at ASU. Annie works on co-developed university-wide solutions that foster student success through research, evaluation, leadership, and innovative learning models and digital teaching to reduce barriers to achievement in higher education. Annie provides organizational leadership to ensure projects move seamlessly between phases and teams. Working through a broad array of topics, Annie networks interdisciplinary research teams to co-inform curriculum development and foster student success, retention, and perseverance through data-driven analytics. 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 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 Institute for Nobel Laureate Lee Hartwell, Ph.D., for 12 years. 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.