Maria AgeeInstructional Design Tech Specialist
- Encourage and support faculty to apply best practices in instructional design.
- Develop, implement, and promote professional development programs for engineering faculty to assist them with incorporating successful evidence-based instructional strategies in engineering education.
Maria is an educator, practitioner, and instructional designer. In Kazakhstan and Cambodia she worked as an English Instructor, and her main focus was to design and develop effective instructional interventions. At Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, Maria supported faculty at the School of Science and Technology and consulted STEM students about how they could transform their written communication into a form that would be more clear to a broader audience. Currently, Maria is earning her doctoral degree in Instructional Systems Technology with a minor degree in Adult Education from Indiana University Bloomington. One of her main research interests is to identify or design instructional interventions that reflect higher practical significance. She is also interested in gamification and its elements, and how they affect learners’ motivation and engagement. In addition, Maria frequently reviews and judges publications in instructional design and related disciplines for American Reference Books Annual (ARBA) and Benjamin Franklin Awards.
Currently, Maria works as the Instructional Design Technology Specialist for the College of Engineering.