Career Highlights

Research

  • Presented over 90 academic papers around the world.
  • Published over 30 refereed journal articles and book chapters in three different languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish.
  • Over 1,000 citations in Google Scholar.
  • Collaborates in research projects externally funded totaling over $6,000,000.
  • Secured over $200,000 of funds generated by internal grants and external contracts.
  • Work has been featured on the Today Show; Fox News and HuffPost, among other media outlets.
  • Awarded 2016 Outstanding Research and Theory Division-Sponsored Accepted Proposal by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Division of Research & Theory
  • Received 2014 Best Journal Article Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Division of Design and Development.
  • Received 2013 Best Journal Article Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Division of Distance Learning.
  • Received Outstanding Paper Award at the 2011 ED-MEDIA World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Led the Learning Design Research Group, a research group dedicated to explore learning design processes and pedagogies necessary to create engaging learning experiences and environments for different contexts and audiences at Iowa State University.

Teaching

Professional Practice

Service & Outreach

  • Serves as Member of OSU College of Education and Human Ecology International Education Advisory Committee
  • Worked on establishing strong partnerships between the Iowa State University and local organizations and communities, especially through Learning Design Solutions.
  • Created educational solutions to serve the community as part of her courses.

 


Received Outstanding Research and Theory Division-Sponsored Accepted Proposal presented by AECT Research & Theory Division.


Research in Educational Technology: creating real-world experiences in instructional design.


Professional practice and international partnerships: Braga, Portugal.


Giving back to the community: training volunteers on sandbagging.

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