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20150320_120557Rohit Mehta

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
School of Education
College of Human Sciences
Iowa State University

Contact Information:
0624D Lagomarcino Hall
Ames, IA 50010
(+1) 515.294.0317
rmehta@iastate.edu

 

Short Biography

I am post-doctoral researcher and teacher in the School of Education at Iowa State University. My research interests focus on conducting transdisciplinary research for more equitable and creative learning environments. Under this umbrella, I take a postcolonial lens to examine multiliteracies (e.g.: new literacies, media literacy, non-dominant literacies, and multimodal literacy), science literacy, creativity in STEM, and beauty and aesthetics in science education. I am passionate about teacher professional development in K-12 and higher education contexts, working with non-dominant communities, and working on public scholarship and knowledge mobilization.

 

EDUCATION

2017:
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
Michigan State University, East Lansing
Advisor: Dr. Doug Hartman
Dissertation Director: Dr. Punya Mishra

2017:
Certificate in College Teaching
The Graduate School
Michigan State University, East Lansing

2010:
Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Florida, Gainesville
Specialization: Digital Communication and Advanced Speech Processing

2008:
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal
Specialization: Digital and Wireless Communication

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2017 – present:  Post-Doctoral Research Associate
School of Education
Iowa State University, Ames

2013 – 2017:     Teaching & Research Assistant
College of Education
Michigan State University, East Lansing

2011 – 2013:     Assistant Professor
Electronics and Communication
Malwa Institute of Technology, Indore, India

2011 – 2013:     Education Counselor
Higher Education and Study Abroad
The Globalizers, Indore, India

2010 – 2011:     Writer & Editor
Creative Canvas Entertainment, Mumbai, India

 

AWARDS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

Research Awards

2016:                Outstanding Paper Award for ‘Switching Between Reading Stances: Intertextuality and Comprehension in Multimodal Texts’ at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Savannah, GA.

2014:                Outstanding Paper Award for ‘What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate: Social Media Best Practices for Graduate School Programs’ at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Teaching Awards

2015:                Michigan State University AT&T Faculty-Staff Instructional Technology Award for Best Blended Course with Dr. Rabindra Ratan for TC 401-731: Science Fiction, Communication & Technology.

Fellowships

2016:                Inside Teaching Fellow (discussing, designing, and leading teacher professional development in the university context) at The Graduate School at Michigan State University ($1000).

2016:                Fellow for Enhancement of Global Understanding (FEGU) to The Netherlands to work with Internationale Schakel Klas/Earste Opvang Anderstaligen (ISK/EOA) school for refugees and immigrants in Maastricht, Netherlands, to help design Conversational English classroom activities for English as a Second Language (ESL) learners from Eritrea, Syria, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and other war-stricken nations, and design curriculum for graduate certification in global competence.

2016:                Residential College of Arts and Humanities Language Fellowship in Hindi (Awarded but turned down: $8000).

2015:                Residential College of Arts and Humanities Language Fellowship in Hindi ($8000).

Grants

Mehta (2013). EPET Ph.D. Student Research Expenses Grant ($800). Department of Counseling, and Educational Psychology, and Special Education, College of Education, Michigan State University.

Other Awards

2015: OISS Family Health Insurance Award Program (FHIAP) Office for International Students and Scholars, Michigan State University ($2400).

2014: OISS Family Health Insurance Award Program (FHIAP) Office for International Students and Scholars, Michigan State University ($2400).

 

SCHOLARSHIP

Journal Articles

Mashood, K.K., Mehta, R., & Mishra, P. (in press).  To see a world: Using multiple metaphors in science education. I Wonder: Rediscovering School Science, 4.

Mehta, R., Mishra, P., Henriksen, D. (2017). The courageous rationality of being a neuroskeptic neuroscientist: Dr. Arne Dietrich on creativity and education. Tech Trends, 61(5), pp. 407-411. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-017-0217-x

Mehta, R., Mehta, S. & Seals, C. (2017). A holistic approach to science education: Disciplinary, affective, and equitable. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 36(3), pp. 269-286.

Horton, A., Shack, K & Mehta, R. (2017). Curriculum and practice of an innovative teacher professional development program. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 36(3), pp. 269-286.

Mishra, P. & Mehta, R. (2017).  What we educators get wrong about 21st century learning: Results of a survey. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 33(1), pp. 6-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21532974.2016.1242392

Mehta, S., Mehta, R., Berzina-Pitcher, I., Seals, C. & Mishra, P. (2016). 49 Stories That Make an Ultimate STEM Lesson Plan. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 35(4), pp. 343-353.

Henriksen, D. & Mehta, R. (2016). A beautiful mindset: Creative teaching practices in mathematics. Journal of Mathematics Education, 9(2), pp. 81-89

Mehta, R., Mishra, P, & the Deep-Play Research Group (2016) Downtime as a key to novelty generation: Understanding the Neuroscience of Creativity with Dr. Rex Jung. Tech Trends, 60(6), pp. 528-531. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-016-0119-3

Mehta, R. & Keenan, S. (2016). Research to practice: Why teachers should care about beauty in science education. I Wonder: Rediscovering School Science, 2, pp. 83-86.

Mehta, R., Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., & the Deep-Play Research Group. (2016). Creativity in mathematics and beyond – learning from Fields Medal winners. Tech Trends, (60) 1, pp. 14-18. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-015-0011-6

Henriksen, D., Mishra, P., & Mehta, R. (2015). Novel, effective, whole: Toward a NEW framework for evaluations of creative products. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 23(3), pp. 455-478.

Henriksen, D., Mehta, R., Mishra, P. & the Deep-Play Research Group. (2014). Learning to see: Perceiving as a trans-disciplinary habit of mind. Tech Trends, (58)4, pp. 9-12.

 

Book Chapters

Mehta, R., Keenan, S., Henriksen, D, & Mishra, P. (2017). Developing a rhetoric of aesthetics: The (often) forgotten link between art and STEM. In M.S. Khine, S. Areepattamannil & M. Melkonian. (Eds.), STEAM Education: Theory, Research, and Practice. Location: Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates.

Henriksen, D., Mehta, R., & Mehta, S. (2017). Design thinking gives STEAM to teaching: A framework that breaks disciplinary boundaries. In M.S. Khine, S. Areepattamannil & M. Melkonian. (Eds.), STEAM Education: Theory, Research, and Practice. Location: Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates.

Craig, J., Mehta, R., & Howard, J.P. (2017). Quantitative literacy to new quantitative literacies. In L. Tunstall, V. Piercey, & G. Karaali. (Eds.), MAA Notes Volume on Quantitative Literacy. Location: Michigan State University, USA.

Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., & Mehta, R. (2015). Creativity, digitality, and teacher professional development: Unifying theory, research and practice. Handbook of Research on Teacher Education in the Digital Age.

 

Under Peer Review

Henriksen, D., Richardson, C., & Mehta, R. (under review).  Design thinking: A creative approach to educational problems of practice.

Mehta, R. & Mishra, P. (under review). Switching between reading stances: Studying intertextuality and meaning-making across multimodal texts to understand reading stances.

 

In Preparation

Mehta, R. (2017). What does it mean to be literate? A framework of literacy practices of inclusion. Manuscript in Preparation.

Mehta, R. (2017). What does it mean to be literate? Practicing a pedagogy of inclusion. Manuscript in Preparation.

Mishra, P., Mehta, R. & Keenan, S. (2018). The philosophy at the intersections of science and aesthetics: An analysis through the centuries. Manuscript in Preparation.

Mehta, R., Mishra, P. & Henriksen, D. (2018). The fragility of designing a rhetoric of aesthetics in STEM classrooms. Manuscript in Preparation.

Mehta, R. (2018). Being Literate in a Digital World. Manuscript in Preparation.

 

Conference Proceedings

Mehta, R. & Mishra, P. (2016, March). Switching between reading stances: Intertextuality and comprehension in multimodal texts. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 1469-1475). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Mishra, P. & Mehta, R. (2016, March). What educators get wrong about 21st century learning. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Mehta, S., Mehta, R., Berzina-Pitcher, I., Seals, C., & Mishra, P. (2016, March). 49 stories that make an ultimate STEM lesson plan. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 2398-2406). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Mishra, P., Graves-Wolf, L., Gunnings-Moton, S., Seals, C., Mehta, R., Berzina-Pitcher, I., … Pawlicki, D. (2016, March). Reinventing TPACK, STEM teaching and leadership in an urban context. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 2026-2030). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Mishra, P., Graves-Wolf, L., Seals, C., Mehta, R., & Berzina-Pitcher, I. (2015, December). Enhancing urban teachers’ STEM and leadership capacities: A preliminary report on a unique private-public-public partnership. In S. Chandrasekharan, S. Murthy, G. Banjeree, A. Muralidhar (Eds.), Emerging Computational Media and Science Education. Paper presented at Episteme 6 Conference, Mumbai (p. 227-233). Mumbai, India: Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR.

Mishra, P., Keenan, S., Mehta, R., & Henriksen, D. (2015, December). I care about the beauty in science: Aesthetics in scientific practice and pedagogy. In S. Chandrasekharan, S. Murthy, G. Banjeree, A. Muralidhar (Eds.), Emerging Computational Media and Science Education. Paper presented at Episteme 6 Conference, Mumbai (p. 219-226). Mumbai, India: Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR.

Mehta, R., Henriksen, D. & Mishra, P. (2014, March). You are not in Kansas anymore: educational technology in films. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (pp. 561–567). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Rosenberg, J., Terry, C., Bell, J., Hiltz, V., Russo, T. & The EPET Social Media Council (2014, March). What we’ve got here is failure to communicate: Social media best practices for graduate school programs. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (pp. 1210- 1215). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Conference Presentations

Boltz, E., Arnold, B., & Mehta, R. (2017, March). 3 Simple Tricks that Will Change the Way You Think about Listicles Forever. Roundtable at at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Austin, TX, USA.

Mehta, R. (2017, April). What makes a culture of multiliteracies: revisiting the multiliteracies pedagogy for a holistic understanding. Full paper presentation at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, USA.

Henriksen, D., Mehta, R. & Richardson, C. (2017, April). Design thinking for teacher education: Solving problems of practice with design in an online learning setting. Full paper presentation at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, USA.

Mehta, R. & Gretter, S. (2016, December). Hashtag activism and gender advocacy: A virtual ethnography of activism on Twitter. Full paper presentation at Literacy Research Association (LRA) Conference. Nashville, TN, USA.

Mehta, R. & Mishra, P. (2016, April). Switching reading stances: A study of intertextuality and meaning-making in multimodal texts. Full paper presentation at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C, USA.

Mishra, P., Graves-Wolf, L., Gunnings-Moton, S., Seals, C., Berzina-Pitcher, I., & Mehta, R. (2016, April). Enhancing urban teachers’ STEM, technological, and leadership capacities through innovative instructional practices. Full paper presentation at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C, USA.

Seals, C. Cosby, M., Beymer, P., Mehta, R., Shack, K. & Mishra, P. (2016, March). Creative uses of mobile devices in the STEM classroom. Presentation at Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL). Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

Mehta, R. (2015, December). Reading video: The process of intertextuality and meaning-making in multimodal environments. Full paper presentation at Literacy Research Association 65th Annual Conference (LRA). Carlsbad, CA, USA.

Mehta, R., Rosenberg, J., Russo, T., Arnold, B. J., & Social Media Council (2015, November). Impact of Institutionally Encouraged Social Media Use on Doctoral Student Identity Formation. Full paper presentation at Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Mehta, R. & Seals, C. (2015, October 14). Using TPACK framework to foster creativity and aesthetics in STEM. MSU LOCUS Symposium on Pedagogy in a Digital Age. East Lansing, MI, USA.

Mehta, R., Henriksen, D. & Mishra, P. (2015, March). Through the ‘Cosmos’: Beauty and aesthetics in science education and popular media. Full paper presentation at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Henriksen, D., Mishra, P., Mehta, R., Cain, W., Fahnoe, C., Good, J.,…DeSchryver, M. (2015, March). The Roots of Creativity: Trans-disciplinary Thinking Skills as Tools for Creative Thinking and Learning in the 21st Century. Symposium at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Mehta, R., Henriksen, D. & Mishra, P. (2015, March). Creative Teachers: Fueled by Interdisciplinary and Avocational Pursuits. Full paper presentation at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Las Vegas, NV, USA.

 

Public Scholarship

Greenhalgh, S. P., Keenan, S. F., Mehta, R., Wever, M., McCarthy, A., & Lei, M. (May, 2016). Transitions and outreach [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=405

Mehta, R., Greenhalgh, S. P., Keenan, S. F., McDaniels, M., White, A., & O’Connor, A. (February, 2016). Teacher professional development – what it takes [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=393

Mehta, R., Greenhalgh, S. P., Keenan, S. F., Wolf, L. G., Robinson, J., & Martinez, J. (November, 2015). Repurposing, reusing, remixing: An ‘open’ conversation [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=387

Greenhalgh, S. P., Mehta, R., Keenan, S. F., Bell, J., Cain, W., Peterson, A., & Cheng, C. (October, 2015). Telepresence robots and distance learning [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=378

Keenan, S. F., Greenhalgh, S. P., Mehta, R., Blair, D., Heeter. C., & Greenberg, D. (September, 2015). Informal learning [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=360

Mishra, P., Marcotte, C., Shack, K., Horton, A., Seals, C., & Mehta, R. (June, 2015). Reflections on understanding urban teachers STEM and Leadership capacities: A private-public-public partnership [Webinar]. In IV Congreso de Education, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.

Hagerman, M. S., Wolf, L. G., Arnold, B., Boltz, E., & Mehta, R. (March, 2015). Digital games, online teachers, and aesthetics in science education [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=226

Mehta, R., Hagerman, M. S., Otten, S., Kupiecki, E., & Brown, R. (February, 2015). Technology integration to support learning in mathematics classrooms [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=221

Mehta, R., Hagerman, M. S., Wolf, L. G., Sawaya, S., & Rosenberg, J. M. (December, 2014). Edcamp with team MAET [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=201

Hagerman, M. S., Mehta, R., Marcotte, C., Fahnoe, C, Nash, S. & Rimes, B. (November, 2014). Shop talk with K-12 tech integration specialists [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=198

Hagerman, M. S., Mehta, R., Shack, K., Gerlach, J., & Quezzaire, P. (October, 2014). Integrating tech to support social studies instruction in K-12 [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=195

Hagerman, M. S., Mehta, R., Philips, L., Sweeney, S., Worrell, M., & Reveilleau, G. (September, 2014). MAET women talk global trends in Ed tech [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=192

Greenhalgh, S. P., Mehta, R., Rajab, R., Lin, C. H., Heussaf, J. P., & Davis, W. (May, 2014). Technologies to support language learning [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=161

Hagerman, M. S., Mehta, R., Heintz, A., Shulha, J., & Winters, B. (April, 2014). Technologies to support learning in arts education [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=153

Hagerman, M. S., Mehta, R., Kopf, B., Marcotte, C., Sawaya, S., & Rosenberg, J. M. (March, 2014). Mobile learning in the classroom [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=146

Hagerman, M. S., Mehta, R., Gallagher, C., Akcaoglu, M., & Greenhalgh, S. P. (February, 2014). Digital games to support learning [Webinar]. In MAET – The Bridge. Retrieved from http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/?p=124

 

TEACHING

Instructor of Record

Fall 2017:          Graduate Level (RESEV 580): Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
School of Education, Iowa State University

Course responsibilities: Designed and taught an introductory course to doctoral and master’s degree students from quantitative and qualitative research perspectives to appreciate and conduct qualitative research with ethical standards and quality.

 

Fall 2017:          Undergraduate Level (MAT E 370): Toying with Technology
School of Education, Iowa State University

Course responsibilities: Co-taught learning technologies course for math certification and learning technologies minors in elementary education. Used creativity, transdisciplinary thinking, engineering design, and repurposing as key approaches to thinking about technology in education with preservice teachers.

 

Summer 2017:   Graduate Level (CEP 815, online): Technology and Leadership
College of Education, Michigan State University

Course responsibilities: Co-taught leadership course for in-service teachers using technology as a tool to trigger positive change.

 

2015 – 2017:     Graduate Certification: MSU-Wipro Urban STEM & Leadership Teaching Fellowship Program. College of Education, Michigan State University.

Course responsibilities: Worked as a co-instructor to design and teach the following courses that form the MSU Urban STEM program for teachers in Chicago Public Schools (CPS): CEP 805 (Learning Mathematics with Technology), CEP 806 (Learning Science with Technology), and CEP 815 (Technology and Leadership). Worked with 10 teachers from CPS each year on their ambitious year-long projects. Helped teachers learn how to mobilize their knowledge, create new content, explore their world from disciplinary lenses, take leadership of their instruction, and be a public scholar.

 

2015 – 2017:     Undergraduate Level (TE 150): Reflections on Learning
College of Education, Michigan State University.

Course responsibilities: Taught as a solo sectional instructor. Worked with 20-25 pre-service teachers and interdisciplinary students, discussing foundational topics on educational psychology. Taught global and intercultural competence and role of empathy in education.

 

2011-2013:        Undergraduate Level: Wireless Communication
Undergraduate Level: Advanced Data Networks
Undergraduate Level: Cellular Mobile Communication
Undergraduate Level: Television & Radar Engineering
Electronics and Communication Department, Malwa Institute of Technology, Indore

Responsibilities: Course instruction, academic counseling, admission guidance, major stream selection and guidance, compatibility assistance, higher education consulting, basic motivational assistance.

 

Teaching Assistant

Spring 2015:      Graduate Certification: MSU-Wipro Urban STEM & Leadership Teaching Fellowship Program. College of Education, Michigan State University.

Course responsibilities: Worked with instructors to design and teach courses that form the MSU Urban STEM program for teachers in Chicago Public Schools.

 

Fall 2014:          Graduate Level (CEP 818, online): Creativity in Teaching and Learning
College of Education, Michigan State University

Course responsibilities: Worked with Dr. Punya Mishra to assist teachers in implementing seven trans-disciplinary skills and creativity in their everyday teaching and learning. Helped teachers learn how to mobilize their knowledge and be a public scholar. These teachers teach grade-levels ranging from kindergarten to high school to professional teacher development, covering subjects like math, science, theater, museum learning, etc.

 

Summer 2014:   Graduate Level (Face-to-face summer, hybrid): MAET Summer Session at East Lansing. College of Education, Michigan State University

Course responsibilities: Co-taught with Dr. Danah Henriksen and Jonathan Good, training in-service teachers through three integrated seminars in technology, learning, and teaching over a 2-week face-to-face period followed by 4-week online sessions. Helped teachers explore various uses of technology and get acquainted with what is currently known about human learning and development. Helped teachers learn how to mobilize their knowledge and be a public scholar. This session covered three courses including CEP 800 on learning in school and other settings, CEP 815 on technology and leadership, and CEP 822 on approaches in educational research.

 

Summer 2014:   Graduate Level (CEP 820, online): Teaching Students Online
College of Education, Michigan State University

Course responsibilities: Co-taught with Dr. Anne Heintz and Sandra Sawaya, helping in-service teachers design online courses for students ranging from kindergarten to master’s level. Covered the essentials of an online course on various learning and course management systems. Covered key design and content-related challenges in teaching an online course.

 

Facilitator: Professional Development Workshops

2014-2016:        Teacher Professional Development session with Ruth Fox Elementary

Mehta, R. (2015, October). Multimodality is your friend.  Workshop at Ruth Fox Elementary School, North Branch, MI.

Mehta, R. (2015, March). Bringing back Aesthetics to Science. Workshop at Ruth Fox Elementary School, North Branch, MI.

Mehta, R. (2014, August). How to effectively conduct Google Hangout-on-Air sessions. Workshop at Ruth Fox Elementary School, North Branch, MI.

 

2016:                Organized and managed #MichEd Twitter chat on Media Literacy

Gretter, S. & Mehta, R. (May, 2016). “I saw it online. It must be true!” Media literacy across disciplines. Twitter Chat.

 

2016:                Inside Teaching Lounge on Going multimodal with universal design for learning. Conducted for The Graduate School at Michigan State University

Gretter, S. & Mehta, R. (2016, February). Going multimodal with universal design for learning. Workshop at The Graduate School, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

 

2014 – 2016:     Graduate Facilitator at International TA Orientation under Dr. Melissa McDaniels, Assistant Dean, The Graduate School, Michigan State University.

 

2015:                Professional development workshop at College of Agriculture at Michigan State University

Greenhalgh, S., Rosenberg, J., & Mehta, R. (2015, May). Online presence for graduate students: An introduction. Workshop at the BHEARD Scholar Conference, East Lansing, MI.

 

 OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 Program Assistant

2017:                Fellowship for Enhancement of Global Understanding
College of Education, Michigan State University.

Responsibilities: Assisted professors/group-leaders on planning, organizing, and facilitating the graduate-level Fellows for Enhancement of Global Understanding (FEGU) to The Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Germany. Conducted meetings with delegates from European Commission in Brussels, Ministry of Education in The Hague, Internationale Schakel Klas/Earste Opvang Anderstaligen (ISK/EOA) school for refugees and immigrants in Maastricht, University of Maastricht, University of Amsterdam, Tilburg University, and Fontys Teacher Preparation College in Sitard.

 

Graduate/Research Assistantship

2013-2017:        Deep-Play Research Group
College of Education, Michigan State University

Responsibilities: Worked on several research projects and papers on aesthetics, creativity, and trans-disciplinary learning with Dr. Punya Mishra and Dr. Danah Henriksen. Managed web-presence for Dr. Punya Mishra’s museum exhibition of an anthology of his ambigrams at MSU Museum. Assisted Dr. Punya Mishra in writing of HARP Grant for ‘Deep-Play: Connecting mathematics to verbal and visual art.’ Edited article ‘Of Art and Math: Introducing Ambigrams’ by Dr. Punya Mishra and Gaurav Bhatnagar for At Right Angles magazine.

 

2013-2014:        Design Studio
College of Education, Michigan State University

Responsibilities: Worked with technological navigation, instructional design, classroom design, and web design-based projects for hybrid and face-to-face courses. Worked on integrating Double iPad-based robots to increase classroom engagement for hybrid and online students. Worked on seamless real-time video and content-sharing with instructors, face-to-face students, and hybrid students. Worked on designing web-based and software-based control and integration of classroom technology. Worked with Dr. John Bell on Abductive Learning Research, studying the role of abductive thinking on critical scientific reasoning.

 

Curriculum & Instructional Design

  • MSU-Wipro Urban STEM & Leadership Fellowship: co-designed and co-taught curriculum for a year-long graduate certificate program.
  • CEP 991a: Managed hybrid classroom sessions for ‘Special topic in learning, technology and culture’ course.
  • Conducted live video recording, editing, broadcasting, and uploading for ‘Instructional technology brown bag sessions’ at Natural Science, Michigan State University.
  • Conducted live video recording, editing, broadcasting, and uploading for ‘Educational Psychology and Educational Technology brown bag sessions’ at College of Education, Michigan State University.
  • Provided technical assistance for ‘Online interviews using Zoom sessions’ at Design Studio, College of Education, Michigan State University.
  • Managed video recording and editing for HALE program at College of Education, Michigan State University.

 

Web & Multimedia Design

  • Personal website com
  • Inside Teaching MSU grad.msu.edu
  • MSU Urban STEM: Year 2 org/teamtwo
  • MSU Urban STEM: Year 3 org/teamthree
  • Deep-Play Research Group website deep-play.com
  • Reading at a Crossroads website net
  • MAET Bridge webinar website educ.msu.edu
  • CEP 817: Course website for ‘Learning Technology through Design’ for Spring 2014 educ.msu.edu/cep817/ (link inactive)
  • CEP 818: Course website for ‘Creativity in Teaching and Learning’ for Fall 2014 educ.msu.edu/cep818/ (link inactive)
  • CEP 901b: Course website for ‘Proseminar in Educational Technology‘ for Spring 2014 educ.msu.edu/cep901ss14/
  • CEP 956: Course website for ‘Mind, Media, and Learning‘ for Fall 2014 educ.msu.edu/cep956fs14/

 

SERVICE

Professional

  • Co-hosted #MichEd Twitter chat for the purpose of knowledge mobilization on the topic of Media Literacy in classrooms in Michigan, USA.
  • Co-created, co-produced, co-hosted MAET program’s webinar series for knowledge mobilization and teacher professional development: MAET – The Bridge.
  • Worked with Internationale Schakel Klas/Earste Opvang Anderstaligen (ISK/EOA) school for refugees and immigrants in Maastricht, Netherlands, to help design Conversational English classroom activities for English as a Second Language (ESL) learners from Eritrea, Syria, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and other war-stricken nations.

Departmental

  • Served as reviewer and co-advisor for the work and members of Deep-Play Research Group at Michigan State University.
  • Served as a member in Practicum Research Committees for doctoral student(s).
    • Richardson, C. (2016). Learning environments that support student creativity: Developing the SCALE.
  • Served as facilitator for new Ph.D. students recruitment and orientation day.
  • Served as a member of the EPET Social Media Council – in charge of maintaining EPET program’s Twitter presence and program’s website.

 

Reviewing

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) 102nd Annual Meeting (2018) New York, NY.
  • Literacy Research Association (LRA) 66th Annual Conference (2016) Nashville, TN.
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) 100th Annual Meeting (2016) Washington, D.C.
  • Literacy Research Association (LRA) 65th Annual Conference (2015) Carlsbad, CA.
  • Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE), 2014
  • Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), 2015, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Division 15 at American Psychological Association (APA) Convention 2014, Washington DC.

 

Volunteering

  • Volunteered at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, 2014 and 2015.
  • Volunteered to usher teachers visiting from Chicago schools as a part of MSU-Wipro Urban STEM & Teaching Leadership program to study advancements in Educational Technology, College of Education, Michigan State University, 2013-2014.
  • Volunteered to help organizing the visit of Dr. Azim Premji, Founder, Wipro India, to further research collaboration with the College of Education, Michigan State University, 2013-2014.
  • Volunteered to usher visiting scholars from Azim Premji University, India, to study the different facets and workings of the College of Education, Michigan State University, 2013-2014.
  • Volunteered to welcome and interact with prospective graduate students in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology program

 

Professional Affiliations

  • International Literacy Association (ILA)
  • Literacy Research Association (LRA)
    • Area 10: Literacy, Technology and Media
  • National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    • Division C and G
    • Writing and Literacies SIG
  • Association for Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
    • Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)

 

Featured image credit: Rohit Mehta