Joe Riina-Ferrie, Doctoral Student, Applied Anthropology

Joe’s research interests include using media to make research and scholarship participatory and accessible. Works with Professor Vasudevan on several projects, including at the Educational Video Center.

Kyle Oliver, Ed.D. Communication in Education program

Kyle is an Episcopal priest who studies digital literacies for church leaders

Libby Herbert-Wasson, Ed. D. Instructional Technology and Media program

Sam Thanapornsangsuth, Ed. D.  Instructional, Technology and Media program 

Sam’s research interests are maker education, constructionism and critical pedagogy. Sam has traveled to more than 30 countries!

Rodrigo Mayorga, Doctoral Student, Anthropology and Education

Rodrigo is interested in political and citizenship education, historical memory and student social movements… and also Batman.

Emily Bailin, Ed. D. Communication and Education program

Nicola Law, Ed. D. Instructional Technology and Media program

Nicola’s research interests include the use of pedagogical agents and its influence on motivation and agency. Nicola would like to tell you about her height: Once I fell on my face, sprained my ankle and broke my cello’s neck, a bird pooped on me when the cello was still taller than me.

Elyse Blake, M.A. Clinical Psychology program

Elyse’s research interests include technological interventions in psychotherapy and treatment. Elyse is learning to play the guitar in her free time.

Troy Williams, M.A. Communication and Education program

Troy’s research interests include activism, communication, and social change. Troy is a huge sports fan, especially football.

Ayda Basaran, B.A. Columbia College

Ayda’s research interests include sociology of education and media. Ayda was born and raised in a coastal city in Turkey and her best friend’s name is Murphy – who happens to be a mix of Beagle and Chihuahua!

Daria Dudenkova, M.A.  Instructional Technology and Media program

Daria’s research interests include emotional design of ICT and second language acquisition. Daria knows the lyrics of Notre Dame De Paris musical in French, but she doesn’t speak French.

Tseday Alehegn, Ed.D., MS, MA Neuroscience & Health Education (alum)

Tseday’s research interests include mobile health and new media journalism. Tseday loves practicing Aikido.

Joanne Beckwith, M.A. Instructional Technology and Media

Caroline DeVoe , M.A. CMLTD-Technology Specialist

Mengqi Ding, M.A. Communication and Education program

Mengqi has more than 4 years’ studying and practicing experience in various media and communication.

Brendan Gillett, M.A.

Risa Goda, M.A. Communication and Education program

Lisa Mertes Sepahi, M.A.  Instructional Technology and Media program

20+ years as a social worker committed to social justice issues related to child welfare, homelessness and poverty.

Karen Kirsh Page, M.A. Instructional Technology and Media

Rachael Stephens, M.A.  Anthropology and Education

Zhuqian (Karen) Zhou, M.A. Learning Analytics

Zhuqian is interested in personalized education by means of education data mining and new media in this Digital Age. Also, she is running a startup helping high school students discover their different aspects of interests and career potential in order to ameliorate the “quarter-life crisis” that haunts the youth in modern society.


lmv  Lalitha Vasudevan, Director
Professor, Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design Program

ioana  Ioana Literat
Assistant Professor, Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design Program

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