Learning Design and TechnologyCurriculum and Instruction
Dr. Marisa Exter has 15 years of experience in software design, development, and project management, and BS and MS in Computer Science, along with a PhD in Instructional Systems Technology. Her research interests focus on formal and non-formal educational experiences professionals who use design processes to create technology (such as Instructional Design, Computing, and Engineering/Technology), with an aim to improving undergraduate education, especially through interdisciplinary programs and learning experiences.
Marisa takes a mentorship approach to teaching and co-leads an active research family group with members from a wide range of backgrounds and interest areas (https://disruptive.education.purdue.edu/). Marisa is a member of the Computing Curriculum 2020 Task Force and its Competencies committee, and co-coordinator of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Summer Research Symposium. She is currently the Purdue PI for a $3M multi-institutional grant related to developing a model for computing competencies. She is a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor.