Dr. Nada Dabbagh is Professor and Director of the Division of Learning Technologies in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. She holds a PhD in Instructional Systems Design from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s of Science in Math Methodology and Operations Research from Columbia University. Dr. Dabbagh teaches graduate courses in instructional design, e-learning pedagogy, and cognition and technology in the Learning Design and Technology (LDT) master’s program and the Learning Technologies Design Research (LTDR) PhD specialization.
Dr. Dabbagh‛s research is steeped in the learning sciences specifically as this relates to learning at the intersection of pedagogy and technology with the goal of understanding the social and cognitive affordances of learning systems design. She is currently examining Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and the impact this has on professional development and cognitive behavior. Additional research areas include online and blended learning, e-learning, interaction design, problem-based learning, and supporting self-regulated learning in technology mediated learning environments. Dr. Dabbagh has an extensive publication record which includes six books and over 100 research papers and book chapters. She has presented her research at over 100 scholarly venues participating as keynote and invited speaker at local, regional, national, and international conferences.