SPOTLIGHT: Micah Shippee

Micah Shippee (IDDE Ph.D. ’16) is an adjunct professor in the IDD&E Department at SU. In the 2021–22 academic year, he teaches IDE 621, IDE 761, and IDE 764. He is also a CEO and a Social Studies middle school teacher in Liverpool, NY.

SPOTLIGHT: Hemalathaa K. Y.

Hemalathaa K. Y. is a first-year doctoral student from India. In this interview, she shares with us her reasons for studying IDD&E and what her experience has been so far after one semester of coursework.

SPOTLIGHT: Violetta Soboleva

Violetta Soboleva is an M.S. IDD&E student from Russia who came to Syracuse University as a Fulbright scholar. In this interview, she describes her interest in instructional design and how she intends to apply the IDD&E knowledge in the future.

SPOTLIGHT: Hafiz Awais Afzal

Hafiz Awais Afzal is an M.S. IDD&E student from Pakistan. He is an aspiring young leader, entrepreneur, and full-stack developer with the desire to help people bring change in the education system of Pakistan.

SPOTLIGHT: Ekaterina Tretiakova

Ekaterina Tretiakova (M.S. IDD&E ’21) is a recent IDD&E alumna from Russia. In this interview, she shares with us what brought her in the IDD&E program, what she thought of it, and what her immediate future looks like.

SPOTLIGHT: Yanping Lin

Yanping Lin, IDD&E master's student from China, has shared the lessons she learned during her journey through the IDD&E program and the takeaways for her future career.


Check out what Dr. Rob S. Pusch thinks about the recent experience of everyone transitioning to online classes. Dr. Pusch has been teaching online courses for 15 years and involved in the design and development of distance learning for nearly 30 years.

SPOTLIGHT: Rebecca Pettit

Find out how Rebecca Pettit, IDD&E Office Coordinator, was able to turn the department into a little supportive oasis for both students and faculty.

SPOTLIGHT: Gerald Edmonds

Book edited by IDD&E alumni receives positive review In summer 2017, the book Bridging the High School–College Gap (2016) received a positive review in the educational journal The Teachers College Record (TCR). The book was edited by adjunct faculty member Dr. Gerald Edmonds, Ph.D., and IDD&E alumna Tiffany Squires,...

SPOTLIGHT: Jason Ravitz

Internet and Education In this October 2017 IDDE Spotlight we connected with Jason Ravitz about his unique trajectory into the IDDE world and the Internet and education. Dr. Jason Ravitz’s (MS 1995, PhD 1999) IDD&E journey started with a conversation that took place in the air and he hasn’t...

SPOTLIGHT: Jason Emerich

In our first Athlete Spotlight we spoke with Jason Emerich about his path to the IDD&E program at Syracuse University and his advice to those considering the program. Chasing Dreams In 2016 Jason Emerich graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Sports Management and a minor in Physical...

SPOTLIGHT: Berlin Fang

Berlin Fang (M.S., 2005), Director of Instructional Design at Abilene Christian University, received more than his Masters degree from IDD&E.  He took with him the sage advice and voices of several faculty members.  Berlin shares these words of wisdom in his columns found at  . Recognize These: “If technology...

SPOTLIGHT: Robert Davila

Robert Davila, Ph.D. (1972), was one of the first graduates of what is now IDD&E at Syracuse University.  Dr. Davila’s career illustrates the vast opportunities that a degree in instructional design offers.  His contributions in classrooms, board rooms, and government offices have impacted the education of decades of students....

SPOTLIGHT: Philip Doughty, Pr. Emeritus {VIDEO}

In our first faculty spotlight, IDD&E doctoral student Yuri Pavlov visited Philip Doughty.  Philip Doughty is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation at Syracuse University. After his retirement in 2008, Phil has been a welcome guest for the students of the IDE 712 class every...