Meet our Team

Principal Investigators


Tiffany A. Koszalka
Director

Research Focus:
Instructional systems design and education technology integration focusing on the systemic use and impact of emerging technologies on teaching and life-long learning

Jing Lei
Co-Director
Research Focus:
Technology integration in schools, social-cultural and psychological impact of technology, technology in informal learning settings, emerging technologies for education, and technology supported subject learning.
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Qiu Wang
Co-Director

Research Focus:
Educational assessment and psychometrics methods including EFA/CFA, DIF analysis, and Reliability; statistical modeling on categorical data

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Moon-Heum Cho
Co-Director
Research Focus:
Online Learning Mechanism, Engagement with Emerging Technologies,Technology Integration,Design Development & Evaluation
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Consulting Faculty


Nick Smith
Co-Director
Research Focus: The theory and methods of evaluation of educational and social programs, specifically on investigative methods in applied fields of inquiry. Nick Smith is a professor of instructional design, development, and evaluation. Smith has served on numerous editorial boards, including as past editor-in-chief of New Directions for Program Evaluation. He has also edited such volumes as Metaphors for Evaluation: Sources of New Methods; New Techniques for Evaluation; Communication Strategies in Evaluation; and Varieties of Investigative Evaluation. In 2004, he served as president of the American Evaluation Association.
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Heng (Patrick) Luo
Associate Professor
Heng Luo (Patrick) is an Associate Professor at School of Educational Information Technology in Central China Normal University.He received his Ph.D. in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from Syracuse University and worked as a research associate at the Pennsylvania State University before accepting his current position in China. His current research focuses on case-based instruction, self-directed online learning and peer assessment model. He has been an active member in academic organizations such as AECT, AERA and Online Learning Consortium with journal articles and conference papers published in their journals and conference proceedings. As the Principle Investigator, he has led and is leading several research projects in both China and the U.S. with a combined grant funding over $50k. His research efforts have been recognized with awards such as All-University Doctoral Prize given by Syracuse University and Divisional Outstanding Research Paper Award given by AECT.
Marilyn P. Arnone
Research Professor
Deniz Eseryel
Professor

Team Members


Abdulrahman Alogaily
Doctoral student
Research Focus:
Representation and visualization of complex domains and information about philosophical assumptions, paradigms, and praxis.
Abdulrahman Alogaily is a faculty member in the Instructional Technology department at King Saud University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has taught for about ten years in higher education, including four years as an interactive training developer. Abdulrahman is currently a doctoral student in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation program at Syracuse University. Abdulrahman has a background in pedagogy, art and IT and he combines them to ensure optimal cognitive load of multimedia learning. He is also an active member of several research organizations.
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Mary Wilhelm-Chapin
Doctoral student
Research Focus:
Conceptualizing generative learning theory and incorporating generative strategies in learning resources
Mary Wilhelm-Chapin is a doctoral student in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation at Syracuse University. She is interested in the development of learning resources that promote critical thinking skills, particularly in online environments. Mary started her career in teaching and learning as a public school teacher. In recent years, Mary has worked with the Leadership Institute of Utica College as project manager working with health care organizations, community groups, and higher education institutions. As an adjunct instructor in an online health care administration program, Mary has designed, developed, and taught courses in multiple platforms. She holds two masters of science degrees from Purdue University in elementary education, and supervision and administration, as well as a MS in Instructional Design from Syracuse University.
Lina Souid
Doctoral student
Lina Souid is a doctoral student at Syracuse University in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation. Currently, Lina is Assistant Director of Programs at University of Denver in the Transportation Institute (DTI). There she designs and implements an Executive Master’s program, customized corporate courses, and other professional development opportunities. She was awarded a Syracuse University Graduate Fellowship to support her doctoral studies. She has a MS in Instructional Technology from Syracuse University and a MA in Teaching: Secondary Mathematics from Western Governors University.
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Tianxiao Yang
Doctoral student
Tianxiao is a doctoral student in the IDD&E program at Syracuse University. He has two Master degrees at Syracuse University. One degree is Cultural Foundation of Education, Master of Science, and the other is Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation, Master of Science. He has taken courses in instructional design, evaluation theory, front-end analysis, etc. His current research interest is online learning in instructional design field.
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Previous Members
Cameron Blake
Cameron is a master student at Syracuse University. He has a background in language learning through digital mediums, as well as online course production. He wants to change the way we use technology to enhance the learning process. He helped design and developed website.
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Susan Bock
Webmaster/Masters Student
Susan is a masters student in the IDD&E program at Syracuse University. She has a background in digital technology management and communications. Susan is the webmaster for the RIDLR website.
Jiaming Cheng
Doctoral student
Jiaming Cheng is a doctoral student at Syracuse University in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation. Her primary interest is collaborative learning in digital learning environment, especially with games in formal learning environment. She is also interested in visualization and learner-centered instruction design.
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