Dr. Greg Strimel is the Director of K-12 Initiatives for Academic Innovation at West Virginia University. In this role, he works to maintain a relationship between the university and the state department of education as well as provides oversight for early college/dual enrollment programming as well as curricular outreach.
Dr. Strimel joined West Virginia University in January 2013 as the K-12 Partnership Coordinator for Academic Innovation. In this role, he established a relationship between the university and the state department of education to support the implementation of new educational standards. He also teaches and serves as one of the Affiliate Directors for Project Lead the Way within the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. Dr. Strimel has operated on several state and national committees for improving STEM education.
Prior to his time at WVU, he served in the U.S. Army Infantry and is a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He earned a Bachelors and Masters degree in Technology Education from California University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Philosophy with an emphasis on STEM education from Old Dominion University. Strimel taught high school technology and engineering for several years in the state of Maryland and also served as a STEM Instructional Team Leader. He has been recognized as a New Technology and Engineering Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Technology Education Graduate Student, Emerging Leader in Technology and Engineering Education, and 21st Century Fellow within the K-12 technology and engineering education profession.