OUR PEOPLE

The Instructional Architect team is lead by three outstanding professors and a variety of amazing graduate students. Additional information is available by clicking on the photos.

Mimi Recker

Mimi Recker is a Professor in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University, in the beautiful mountains of Northern Utah. In two current NSDL grants, her research group is developing software tools, professional development programs, and sustainable dissemination strategies so that teachers and learners can make better use of online learning resources to help improve learning.

She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and held academic positions at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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Andy Walker

Andy Walker is an associate professor in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University. Andrew does research in technology teacher professional development, recommender systems, problem-based learning, and meta-analysis. His bachelor's degree is in English but he is a self-taught and self-professed geek, doing development in several different languages and environments from Adobe Flash to php. He loves to hear himself talk (you can "listen in" at his blog).

Andy received his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology, Utah State University, 2002; MS, Instructional Technology, Utah State University, 2000; BA, English, Washington State University, 1995.

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Lei Ye

Lei Ye is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University. Her research interests include technology integration in STEM education, multilevel modeling, and marginal models. She is currently a graduate research assistant on a National Science Foundation-funded research project led by Dr. Mimi Recker, which helps high school Earth Science teachers use high quality Internet resources in their instruction.

Lei received her Master's degree in Second Language Teaching, Utah State University, 2008; BS, Psychology, East China Normal University, 2000.

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Linda Sellers

Linda Sellers is a graduate student in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University. She works with the IA as a research assistant. Her current interest is in finding efficient ways for K-12 teachers to use the Internet and thinks the IA is a great software tool for teachers.

Linda earned her BS in American Studies at Utah State University and an Elementary Education Certificate from Brigham Young University (1999). She worked in Utah's K-12 public education system and taught 2nd and 5th grades in Jordan district and was an ESL teacher in Logan district.

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Min Yuan

Min Yuan is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University. She involved in Instructional Architect (IA) as a research assistant. Her research interests include: digital library, problem-based learning, and quality research.

Min earned both her BS and MS degree in Educational Technology in China. After that, she has taught in a college in China for four years. She likes watching movies, reading and traveling.

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Hui Qiao

Hui Qiao is a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Instuctional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University. She works as a graduat research assistant in the IA group. Hui received her BA in English Education from Xianyang Normal University, 2009; MA in Second Language Acquistion, Shaanxi Normal University, 2012

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Former Team Members

.:: Kristy Bloxham ::.

.:: Xin Mao ::.

.:: Ye Liu ::.

.:: Bart Palmer ::.

.:: Bloxham ::.

.:: Deonne Dawson ::.

.:: Jaeyang Park ::.

.:: Sam Halioris ::.

.:: Heather Leary ::.

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