Faculty Profile: Stephanie Claussen

Stephanie Claussen

Assistant Professor

Discipline: Engineering education, photonics

Office: SEIC 323

Email: sclaussen@sfsu.edu

Stephanie Claussen portrait


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2012

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2008

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2005


Dr. Stephanie Claussen joined San Francisco State University in 2021 as a faculty member in electrical engineering with a research focus in engineering education. She is also affiliated with the Metro College Success Program. Dr. Claussen’s research interests include engineering students' and professional engineers' views of ethics and social responsibility, effective pedagogies for sociotechnical integration, and the responsible engagement of engineers with communities. She has served as a PI or co-PI on three active NSF-funded engineering education research grants totaling over $1 million. Her disciplinary research focuses on photonics and includes optoelectronic materials, ultrafast optical characterization, and device design and fabrication.

Prior to joining SFSU, Dr. Claussen was a Teaching Professor with a joint appointment in the Electrical Engineering Department and the Engineering, Design, and Society Division at the Colorado School of Mines beginning in 2013. Dr. Claussen has been recognized with the IEEE Region V Outstanding Educator Award in 2018 and numerous teaching awards from the Colorado School of Mines. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Photonics for Energy.