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Mr Dean Roepen


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5907, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.354
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5907  
Facsimile: (61 8)  6304 5633  
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.354  


Dean Roepen is an Academic within the School of Business. Dean is currently the Unit Coordinator for BES1500: Business Communication and Analysis.


Please contact Dean by phone or email to make an appointment.


Dean Roepen began working at ECU in 2009. Dean’s expertise in educational best practice has resulted in him winning multiple university awards for his work across the key areas of teaching, research, and engagement.

Dean’s current role involves the development and teaching of curriculum which focuses on graduate employability and equipping students with the non-technical skills required for success in the workforce. Dean is well-versed in the development of face-to-face and online curriculum which he has delivered at both national and international higher education institutions.

In addition to his work in the classroom, Dean has been involved in research projects based on the scholarship of employability-based teaching and learning. His current research involves the investigation of graduate perceptions of effective employability development strategies used in both higher education and the workforce.

Current teaching

  • BES1500 - Business Communication and Analysis


  • 2015 - Master of Education (Research). Edith Cowan University
  • 2013 - Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety. Plenty Training
  • 2012 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Plenty Training
  • 2004 - Bachelor of Education. Curtin University

Awards and recognition

  • 2013 - Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching - Early Teaching Career Award.
  • 2012 - Faculty of Business and Law, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
  • 2011 - Faculty of Business and Law, Dean's Award for Quality Publication in an A Star Journal.
  • 2011 - Edith Cowan University, Golden Key International Honour Society.
  • 2009 - Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Engagement (Awarded to the Business Edge Team).


Research interests

  • Graduate employability;
  • Teaching and learning;
  • Higher education;
  • Teamwork;
  • Educational technologies;
  • Explicit skills teaching.

Recent publications

Journal articles

  • Riebe, L., Sibson, R., Roepen, D. & Meakins, K. (2013). Industry guest speaker impact on business student perceptions of the development of employability skills. Industry and Higher Education. 27(1).
  • Riebe, L., Roepen, D., Santarelli, B. & Marchioro, G. (2010). Teamwork: effectively teaching and employability skill. Education + Training, 52(6/7), p. 528-539.

Conference publications

  • Riebe, L., Sibson, R., Roepen, D. & Meakins, K. (2012). Perceptions and expectations of undergraduate business students of industry guest speakers in an employability skills program. Proceedings of e-Culture Conference, Edith Cowan University, 7 November, 2012.
  • Roepen, D., Riebe, L., & Santarelli, B. (2010). Getting the teamwork Edge: Sustaining skills of future employability. Proceedings of the Teaching and Learning Forum 2010, Edith Cowan University, 28 January, 2010.
  • Riebe, L., Roepen, D. & Santarelli, B. (2009). Surviving teamwork: Engaging in the process to develop and sustain a key employability skill. Proceedings of e-Culture Conference, Edith Cowan University, 5 November, 2009.


  • Roepen, D. (2015). Business graduate perceptions of the development and application of non-technical skills within higher education and the workforce. Retrieved from
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