Ph.D., Instructional Systems, Penn State
M.S., Educational Psychology, Penn State
B.A., Communication Studies, SUNY College at Brockport

Dr. Joshua Kirby is the program coordinator of the Master of Education degree program and the postbaccalaureate certificate programs offered by the Learning, Design, and Technology faculty of the College of Education. He teaches instructional design and development, technology integration, and technology and culture as they relate to learning.

Ph.D., Language, Literacy, and Culture, Vanderbilt University
M.EdT., Education, University of Hawaii
M.A., English, Penn State
B.A., English, DePauw University

Dr. Ty Hollett's research examines the intersection of out-of-school learning, youth culture, and digital media. Specifically, he studies and designs informal, media-rich learning settings for youth in order to support innovative teaching and learning. As an effort to disrupt container-like models of teaching and learning, his research responds to the ongoing development of interest-driven learning opportunities for youth within — and beyond — such settings as home, libraries, schools, and city streets.

Ph.D., Instructional Systems, Penn State
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Penn State
M.Ed., Mathematics, Penn State
B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics, Penn State

Dr. Simon Hooper specializes in new media design and development, learning analytics, e-assessment, and small group learning.