Dr. Glenn Ellis is a Professor of Engineering at Smith College. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University. The winner of numerous teaching and research awards, Dr. Ellis received the 2007 U.S. Professor of the Year Award for Baccalaureate Colleges from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. His current research focuses on investigating the potential of transmedia storytelling for supporting the development of STEM identity and the capacity for engaging in collaborative knowledge work.