We are a research family with diversity in:
- Professional backgrounds and experiences
- Current areas of interest and fields of study
- Geographic and cultural backgrounds
- Academic, professional, and personal interests
- Professional and personal goals
Here is Our Research Family:
Marisa Exter, PhD
Research interests: instructional design and computing education, professional skill development, lifelong learning skills and attitudes, and interdisciplinary learning experiences.
Background: 15+ years in computer science and software design; 7 years as an LDT faculty
Wanju Huang, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Research interests: computer-mediated communication, online learning, scenario-based learning, augmented reality and virtual reality, and faculty development.
Background: Extensive experience as a learning designer, manager, and an LDT faculty
Iryna Ashby, MA, MSEd (ABD)
Research interests: interdisciplinary education, competency-based education, and talent development
Background: linguistics and translation studies (BA and MA), psychology (BA), learning design and technology (MSEd)
Carolina Cuesta, MSc
Research interests: How to foster creativity and innovation in higher ed & corporate settings, interdisciplinary learning, and lifelong learning.
Background: Microbiology (BS), Science, Technology, and Innovation Management (MSc),
Research interests: Application of positive psychology interventions (PPIs) in instructional design and attitudinal learning.
Professional/educational background: Over 10 years of experience in online learning technology.
Research interests: video game development education and cooperation
Research interests: learning experience design, performance improvement (Human performance technology), authentic learning and design, online learning, attitudinal learning, Universal Design for Learning.
Professional/educational background: Agricultural Education (BS, 09) Agricultural and Extension Education (MS, 11), current Ph.D. student in LDT