LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION
Computer Science Education; Diversity; Engineering Education; Cognition; Digital Media and Learning; Educator Preparation; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Higher Education; Instructional Technology; Learning Communities; Learning Design; Science Education; Online and Distance Learning; Problem Based Learning; Qualitative Research Methods; Professional / Staff Development; Quantitative Research Methods; Research Design
My research focuses on engaging cognitively and culturally diverse students in the student-centered online, hybrid, and face-to-face learning environments in multi-disciplinary contexts. My research areas have evolved while conducting mixed method research with scholars in computer science, science, engineering, and medical fields. Currently, I am leading two NSF grants and four ongoing research projects across four areas: Engaging learners in student-centered learning environments, Enhancing STEM diversity, Creating effective online professional development environments, and Serving underserved population.