As assistant dean of architectural and construction technologies, Ellyn is responsible for all architecture, building construction, construction management, and HVAC majors. She comes to Penn College from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, where she was the associate chair of graduate studies for the Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering Department and chair of built environment programs.
The National Association of Women in Construction honored Ellyn in 2020 with its Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award.
Prior to Stevens, Ellyn was director of career services and adjunct faculty at NewSchool of Architecture and Design. Other experience includes establishing a national consulting firm (NovaConnect Inc.) and serving as vice president of architecture for MBA Management Inc., vice president of membership and marketing for the Design-Build Institute of America, and director of business development for WRS Architects Inc.
She has made peer-reviewed conference presentations and written for both peer-reviewed and industry publications. Ellyn belongs to several professional societies, including being the joint commissioner of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building Construction.
Ellyn is completing a doctorate from the University of Salford (England), focusing on the built environment. She holds a master’s degree in architecture and a bachelor’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Kansas.