Deniz Eseryel joined NC State in August 2014 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in the Digital Transformation of Education. An associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences specializing in digital learning and teaching, Eseryel is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Her research focuses how people can effectively and efficiently promote cyberlearning in complex knowledge domains such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In addition to her work focusing on STEM learning in K-20 educational settings, her research has been carried out in professional contexts including army, aircraft maintenance, air-traffic control, emergency response, environmental sciences, climate change, medical education, instructional design, architecture, construction science, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and systems engineering settings.
Previously, Eseryel was an associate professor in instructional psychology and technology at the University of Oklahoma. She received her Ph.D. in Syracuse University, where she also completed her post-doctoral training. Eseryel has published numerous books, peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and referred conference proceedings in the areas of educational psychology, instructional design and technology, and learning sciences. She recently co-edited a book for Springer titled Assessment in Game-based Learning and a special issue for Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D) titled “Towards Innovation in Complex Problem Solving Research: Implications for Instructional Design and Technology.” She is co-editing a book series for Springer titled Advances in Game Based Learning.
Eseryel serves on the editorial boards of several leading journals in instructional and learning sciences and has held elected offices for the past ten years in the professional organizations including the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). Her presidential service in the latter was honored with an Outstanding Service Award in 2013 from the AECT’s Design and Development Division. Eseryel has been collaborating with leading researchers in Europe and in the U.S. on large-scale projects funded by both private and government agencies including National Science Foundation, Institute of Education Sciences, European Union Commission, Institute of Museum and Library Services, U.S. government, Fulbright, Indonesian Department of Public Health, HP, Merrill Lynch, and Universeit Twente. Her research has been recognized by five awards: the AECT 2012 Outstanding Journal Article Award; the AERA 2010 Young Researcher Award; the AECT 2009 Design & Development Showcase Award; the 2006 Outstanding Dissertation Research Award from Syracuse University and the 2000 International Scholar Honor from Phi Beta Delta.