Associate Professor, Educational Technology
I am an associate professor of educational technology in the School of Education at Iowa State University. I received my Ph.D. on Curriculum and Instructional Technology and Human Computer Interaction at Iowa State University. Prior to my position at ISU, I worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Sciences and associate director of the Center for STEM Education at Middle East Technical University. I completed my postdoctoral fellowship within the department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia, Canada in 2012. I have four years of industry experience working as an instructional designer in an educational software development company in Turkey. My career highlights include AERA TACTL special interest group early career award, best paper awards at AERA, SITE, and AECT conferences, Iowa State University research and teaching excellence awards, METU outstanding young researcher awards, and ECT Foundation Cochran Internship award. I worked on online course design, program evaluation and needs assessment projects within the university and in nationwide projects. I received several national and international grants for my projects on teacher education and technology, mobile learning, and STEM education. I teach courses on online learning, instructional design and evaluation.
Ph.D., 2011, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, U.S. Major: Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Co-major: Human Computer Interaction
M.S., 2006, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey Major: Curriculum and Instruction
B.S., 2003, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey Major: Computer Education and Instructional Technology, Minor: Industrial Design Certified as a Computer Teacher in K-12 level.