curriculum vitae


Rohit 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

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

I am a post-doctoral researcher and teacher educator in the School of Education at Iowa State University. I conduct research on the intersections of culture, education, and technology to help teachers create inclusive and creative spaces using technology for students to be, know, and do in multiple ways. I take a postcolonial lens to my work and to foster culturally sustainable ways of being, transdisciplinary ways of knowing, and multimodal ways of doing. I am passionate about teacher professional development in K-12 and higher education contexts, working with and for non-dominant communities, and working on public scholarship and knowledge mobilization.

I was Enhancement of Global Understanding fellow to the Netherlands (2016), Inside Teaching fellow (2016), and Residential College at Arts and Humanities fellow for Hindi Integrated Language Option (2015-2016) at Michigan State University. Before coming into educational research and practice, I taught undergraduate level electronics engineering and worked as a higher education and study abroad counselor.

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (2017)
Michigan State University, East Lansing
Advisor: Dr. Doug Hartman
Dissertation Director: Dr. Punya Mishra
Topic: What does it mean to be literate? Designing and implementing a framework of inclusive literacy practices in a rural context

Certification in College Teaching (2017)
The Graduate School
Michigan State University, East Lansing

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

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

WORK EXPERIENCE

Post-Doctoral Research Associate (2017—present)
Iowa State University – School of Education (Ames, IA)

Teaching & Research Assistant (2013—2017)
Michigan State University – College of Education (East Lansing, MI)

Assistant Professor (2011—2013)
Malwa Institute of Technology – Department of Electronics and Communication (Indore, India)

Higher Education & Study Abroad Counselor (2011—2013)
The Globalizers (Indore, India)

Writer & Editor (2010—2011)
Creative Canvas Entertainment (Mumbai, India)

SCHOLARSHIP

Journal Articles

Mashood, K.K., Mehta, R., & Mishra, P. (2017). To see a world: Using multiple metaphors in science education. I Wonder: Rediscovering School Science, (4), 45-49.

Henriksen, D., Richardson, C., & Mehta, R. (2017). Design thinking: A creative approach to educational problems of practice. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 26, 140-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2017.10.001.

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), 269-286. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved from http://www.learntechlib.org/d/180388

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), 237-254. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved from http://www.learntechlib.org/p/180386

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), 407-411. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-017-0217-x

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), 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. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved from http://www.learntechlib.org/d/174349

Henriksen, D. & Mehta, R. (2016). A beautiful mindset: Creative teaching practices in mathematics. Journal of Mathematics Education, 9(2), 81-89. Retrieved from http://educationforatoz.com/images/2016_Commentary_2.pdf

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), 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), 83-86. Retrieved from http://azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/SitePages/pdf/I-WONDER-MAGAZINE-Issue2.pdf

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), 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), 455-478. Retrieved from http://www.learntechlib.org/d/151574

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), 9-12.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-014-0762-5

Book Chapters

Henriksen, D., Mehta, R. & Mehta, S. (in press). Design thinking gives STEAM to teaching: A framework that breaks disciplinary boundaries. In M. Khine & S. Areepattamannil (Eds.). STEAM Education: Theory, Research and Practice. Switzerland: Springer

Mehta, R., Keenan, S., Henriksen, D., & Mishra, P. (in press). Developing a rhetoric of aesthetics: The (often) forgotten link between art and STEM. In M. Khine & S. Areepattamannil (Eds.). STEAM Education: Theory, Research and Practice. Switzerland: Springer.

Craig, J., Mehta, R., & Howard, J.P. (in press). Quantitative literacy to new quantitative literacies. In L. Tunstall, V. Piercey, & G. Karaali. (Eds.), Shifting Contexts, Stable Core: Advancing Quantitative Literacy in Higher Education (pp. 33-46). Washington, D.C.: Mathematical Association of America.

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, 9-12. Reprinted in Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., with Contributions by the Deep-Play Research Group (2018). Creativity, Technology & Education: Exploring their Convergence. New York, NY: Springer. (please cite the original article, not the chapter https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-014-0762-5)

 

Mehta, R., Mishra, P., & Henriksen, D., & the Deep-Play Research Group (2016). Creativity in mathematics and beyond — Learning from Fields medal winners. Tech Trends (59)7, 14-18. Reprinted in Henriksen, D., with Contributions by the Deep-Play Research Group (2017). The 7 transdisciplinary cognitive skills for creative education. New York, NY: Springer. (please cite the original article, not the chapter http://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-015-0011-6)

Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., & Mehta, R. (2015). Creativity, digitality, and teacher professional development: Unifying theory, research, and practice. In M. Niess, & H. Gillow-Wiles (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Teacher Education in the Digital Age (pp. 691-722). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8403-4.ch026

Submitted/In Review

Mehta, R. & Guzman, L. D. (accepted). Fake or visual trickery? Quantitative visual rhetoric for social media and media literacy. Journal of Media Literacy Education.

Close, K., Bowers, N., Mehta, R., Mishra, P., & Henderson, J.B (in review). Students as teachers: How science teachers can collaborate with their students using peer instruction. iWonder: Rediscovering School Science.

Mehta, R. (in review). Culturally sustaining, Transdisciplinary, Multiliteracies (CTM) practices of inclusion. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice.

Mehta, R. & Mishra, P. (in review). Fluid discourse stances: Role of emotions and identity in meaning-making with multimodal texts. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia.

In Preparation

Mehta, R. (manuscript). Practicing a pedagogy of inclusion: Evaluating culturally sustaining, transdisciplinary, multiliteracies (CTM) practices in a rural science classroom. Manuscript in Preparation.

Mehta, R. & Vellanki, V. (in preparation). Living as (de)colonial contaminations: Exploring transnational polarities and liminality in academia through collaborative autoethnography.

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

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

Shellgren, M. & Mehta, R. (in preparation). Intersectionality, constellations, and orbiting planets: Understanding identity through metaphors.

Mehta, R. (in preparation). Meaning of being literate in a digital world. Manuscript in Preparation.

Gleason, B. & Mehta, R. (in preparation). Bridging emotional distance and reclaiming humanity through humanizing pedagogies. 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

Foulger, T. S., Shah, M., Graziano, K., Schmidt-Crawford, D., Slykhuis, D., Mehta, R., Lyublinskaya, I., & Sprague, D. (2018, March). Multiple perspectives on strengthening the ability of teacher education pro- grams to prepare teacher candidates to integrate technology. Panel at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Washington D.C., USA

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. & 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.

Gretter, S., Mehta, R. & Rosenberg, J. (2016, November). This teacher attended a media literacy session: You would not believe what happened next. Speaker proposal presentation at 2016 MSU College of Education Technology Conference. East Lansing, MI, 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.

Invited Talks

Mishra, P., Mehta, R., & Keenan, S. (April, 2017). Robust yet fragile: Developing a rhetoric of aesthetics for science education [hybrid]. Invited Speaker at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

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 [online]. Invited Speaker at IV Congreso de Education, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.

Webinars

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

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

Courses Taught

Iowa State University – School of Education (Ames, IA)

Toying with Technology
(MAT E 370; Undergraduate Level; Fall 2017 & Spring 2018)
Learning technologies for math certification and learning technologies minors in elementary education—using creativity, transdisciplinary thinking, computational thinking, engineering design, and repurposing as key approaches to thinking about technology in education with preservice teachers.
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
(RESEV 580; Graduate Level; Fall 2017)
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.
Michigan State University – College of Education (East Lansing, MI)

Study Abroad Program: Fellowship for Enhancement of Global Understanding
(Study Abroad Program; Graduate Level; Summer 2017)
Co-planning, organizing, and facilitating graduate-level Fellows for Enhancement of Global Under- standing (FEGU) to The Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Germany. Conducted meetings with dele- gates 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.

Technology and Leadership
(CEP 815, online; Graduate Level; Summer 2017)
Leadership course for in-service teachers using technology as a tool to trigger positive change.

MSU-Wipro Urban STEM & Leadership Teaching Fellowship Program
(Graduate Certification; 2015—2017)
Designing and teaching courses specifically for MSU Urban STEM program for teachers in Chicago Public Schools (CPS):
• CEP 805 (Learning Mathematics with Technology)
• CEP 806 (Learning Science with Technology)
• CEP 815 (Technology and Leadership).
Teachers build ambitious year-long projects to mobilize their knowledge, create new content, explore their worlds from disciplinary lenses, take leadership of their instruction, and be a public scholar.

Reflections on Learning
(TE 150; Undergraduate Level; 2015—2017)
Preparing pre-service teachers and interdisciplinary students, discussing foundational topics on educational psychology from the perspectives of global and intercultural competence, accounting role of empathy in education.

Creativity in Teaching and Learning
(CEP 818, online; Graduate Level; Fall 2014)
Implementing seven trans-disciplinary skills and creativity in everyday teaching and learning. 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.

MAET Summer Teaching at East Lansing
(CEP 800, 815, 822, face-to-face & hybrid; Graduate Level; Summer 2014)
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. 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.

Teaching Students Online
(CEP 820, online; Graduate Level; Summer 2014)
In-service teachers design online courses for students ranging from kindergarten to master’s level. The course covers essentials of online teaching and various learning and course management systems. Covered key design and content-related challenges in teaching an online course.

Malwa Institute of Technology – Department of Electronics and Communication (Indore, India)

Advanced Data Networks
(EC 801-1, face-to-face; Undergraduate Level; Spring 2013)

Cellular Mobile Communication
(EC 602, face-to-face; Undergraduate Level; Spring 2012, 2013)

Wireless Communication
(EC 701-1, face-to-face; Undergraduate Level; Fall 2011, 2012)

Satellite Communication
(EC 702, face-to-face; Undergraduate Level; Fall 2011)

Television and RADAR Engineering
(EC 804, face-to-face; Undergraduate Level; Spring 2011)

Teacher Professional Development Workshops Conducted

Mehta, R. (2016, August). Planning to Transition to Teaching in the U.S. – An Introduction to U.S. and Michigan State University Student Culture & Teaching Policies. Teacher professional development workshop under Dr. Melissa McDaniels, Assistant Dean, The Graduate School & in collaboration with 20 peer facilitators.

Gretter, S. & Mehta, R. (2016, May). “I saw it online. It must be true!” Media literacy across disciplines. [Twitter chat] Online teacher professional development session.

Gretter, S. & Mehta, R. (2016, February). Going multimodal with universal design for learning. Teacher professional development workshop for Inside Teaching Lounge – The Graduate School, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Mehta, R. (2015, October). Multimodality is your friend. Teacher professional development session at Ruth Fox Elementary, North Branch, MI.

Mehta, R. (2015, August). Planning to Transition to Teaching in the U.S. – An Introduction to U.S. and Michigan State University Student Culture & Teaching Policies. Teacher professional development workshop under Dr. Melissa McDaniels, Assistant Dean, The Graduate School & in collaboration with 20 peer facilitators.

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

Mehta, R. (2015, March). Bringing back Aesthetics to Science. Teacher professional development session at Ruth Fox Elementary, North Branch, MI.

Mehta, R. (2014, August). Planning to Transition to Teaching in the U.S. – An Introduction to U.S. and Michigan State University Student Culture & Teaching Policies. Teacher professional development workshop under Dr. Melissa McDaniels, Assistant Dean, The Graduate School & in collaboration with 20 peer facilitators.

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

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

Research Awards

2016: Outstanding Paper Award for ‘Switching Between Reading Stances: Intertextuality and Compre- hension 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

2017: College of Education Dissertation Assistance ($1000)

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. Working with In- ternationale Schakel Klas/Earste Opvang Anderstaligen (ISK/EOA) school for refugees and immi- grants in Maastricht, Netherlands, to help design Conversational English classroom activities for Eng- lish 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: College of Education Travel Fellowship ($500)

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

2015: College of Education Travel Fellowship ($500)

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

2014: College of Education Travel Fellowship ($500)

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

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

SERVICE

Disciplinary

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

Student Advising and Mentoring

• Research Committee Member
o Dissertation Committees for doctoral students.
 Toptayeva, B. (2017). Mass communication strategy: cross-cultural analysis of antinuclear movements in the U.S. and Kazakhstan
o Practicum Research Committees for doctoral students.
 Richardson, C. (2016). Learning environments that support student creativity: Developing the SCALE.
• Reviewer & Co-Advisor, Deep-Play Research Group at Michigan State University.

Professional

• Co-hosted #MichEd Twitter chat for the purpose of knowledge mobilization on the topic of Media Literacy in classrooms in Michigan, USA.
• 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.

Institutional

• Facilitator, CEPSE PhD Student Orientation
• Member & Social Media Manager, EPET Social Media Council
• Co-created, co-produced, co-hosted MAET program’s webinar series for knowledge mobilization and teacher professional development: MAET – The Bridge.
• 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

• National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
• International Literacy Association (ILA)
• Literacy Research Association (LRA)
• National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)
• Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)

Featured menu image: “We, the people” by Rohit Mehta