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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 and Law. 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

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.


  • MEd (Master of Education), Edith Cowan University, 2015.
  • BEd (Bachelor of Education), Curtin University of Technology, 2004.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Riebe, L., Sibson, R., Roepen, D., Meakins, K., (2013), Impact of industry guest speakers on business students' perceptions of employability skills development. Industry and Higher Education, 27(1), 55-66, London UK, DOI: 10.5367/ihe.2013.0140.
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