Team: Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students



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Rose Marra

Professor | SISLT Director

Dr. Marra conducts research on the design and development of technology-enhanced learning environments for both face to face and web-based learning. Her particular emphases are on supporting complex learning with technology in the area of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education examining their impact on problem-solving and meta-cognitive development. Dr. Marra develops and teaches courses in the areas of the systematic design of instruction, meaningful use of technology in learning, online learning and serious games. In a “past life”, Dr. Marra was a software engineer for AT&T Bell Labs.

  • Design of innovative technology, learner-centered environments
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Educational Change
  • Design of Engineering and Science Education environments with emphasis in recruiting and retaining women and minorities
  • Games for Learning (serious games)
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Joi Moore

Professor | Associate Dean for Engagement & Outreach of the College of Education

Dr. Joi Moore is a full professor of the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies and received her doctorate in Information Technology from the University of Georgia. She specializes in Human Computer Interaction.

  • Electronic performance support systems
  • Interactive learning environments
  • Designing user-centered web applications (human-computer interaction)

Research Assistants

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Shangman Li

Research Assistant

(August 2019-present)

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Nathan Riedel

Research Assistant

(August 2018-present) Nathan is currently a Ph.D. student at the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He holds a master's degree in Liberal Studies in the e-Learning Professional concentration. His research interests include

  • User Experience
  • Information Seeking and Technology Use Habits
  • Information Ecology
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Kanupriya Singh

Research Assistant

(January 2019-present) Kanupriya Singh is currently a Ph.D. student at School of Information Science & Learning Technologies at UMC. She holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems (2011) from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She did her Bachelors in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering (2007) from India. Her research interests include:

  • Information and Interaction Design
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Collaborative Learning in Distributed Environment
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Fan Yu

Research Assistant

(January 2020-present) Fan Yu is currently a Ph.D. student at the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has been engaged in educational products development and system design in China for nearly two years. She holds a master’s degree in Elementary Education Science and a graduate certificate in Curriculum and Instruction in Missouri State University . Her research interests include:

  • Virtual Reality Learning Environment
  • STEM education
  • HCI