Sponsored by External Funds

National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)

Cohoon, J.P., Chang, Y, Cintron, L, & Tychonievich, L. ($299,971; Aug, 2017-Jul, 2019). Increasing Diversity and Engagement in Undergraduate Computing with Enhanced Collaborative Learning. Co-PI. National Science Foundation (NSF #1712443). IUSE, Division of Undergraduate Education.

Project Overview and role: Lead co-PI. Designing undergraduate CS introductory courses with enhanced collaborative learning strategies to increase diversity in CS. Collaborating with computer science faculty and a sociologist.

Project Manager/Post-doctoral Researcher/Research Scientist

Lighthouse CC: Online Professional Development for Community College Computer Science Faculty ($ 1.5 million; May, 2014 – Aug, 2018). Postdoctoral Researcher. National Science Foundation (NSF #1432619).  (Program: S-STEM: IUSE).

Project Overview: Creating a Small Private Online Course (SPOC) and a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) professional development for community college computing faculty. Its purpose is to provide them the motivation and means to enroll and retain more and diverse students including underrepresented minorities, female, and students with disabilities.  Collaborated with the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT), Computer Scientists, and Sociologists.

Project Role: Project Manager, Lead Educational Researcher,  Postdoctoral Research Associate, Instructional Design and Development , collaborating with faculty members from computer science, sociology, and community college.

Developing a Pilot Online Module for Diversity-focused Professional Development for High School Computing Teachers. Postdoctoral Researcher and Lead Instructional Designer. Google (2015).

A Pilot online course created by a gift from Google

Collaborative research by Georgia STEM Accessibility Alliance (GSAA) for students with learning disabilities. (Awarded $ 8.46 million; 2011-2014). National Science Foundation (NSF # 1027655).

Project Role: Research assistant (designing online modules to align with e-mentoring and Second Life, collaborating with Georgia Institute of Technology)

Project Website (Georgia Breakthru)

Sponsored by Internal Funds

Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)

Designing Inclusive Learning Environments: A Pilot Project with Introductory Engineering Course. Co-PI, School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. ($86,000; Aug, 2017-Jul, 2018)

Project Role: co-PI

Developing Graduate Engineering Students Communication Skills with Online Portfolio. Co-PI, School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. ($66,000; Aug, 2016 – Jul, 2017)

Project Role: co-PI, co-instructor.

Independent Projects

Engaging Undergraduate Students in Technology Integration with Real-world Context Projects (2014- present)

Independent study with colleague instructors of technology integration course at University of Georgia. The project investigates the effectiveness of Project-based learning in a technology integration course, designed with ISTE standards, for undergraduate students.

The project was covered in the media, titled, Undergraduates’ animation finds its way to California classrooms, click here to view the article

Project Role: Project leader


Medical Education Office, Samsung Medical Center (2007-2009)

Online Problem-based Learning (e-PBL) (http://epbl.skkumed.ac.kr/)

E-learning Consortium for Korean Medical Education (2008-2009), Project Manager of E-learning Consortium for Korean Medical Education (http://www.mededu.or.kr/ )

Professional Development Workshop and Seminars for Medical School

Student Exchange Program with National University of Singapore

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in Korea University (2006-2007)

Assisted professional development workshops Consulted  Peer Tutoring for undergraduate students in English Mediated Course Assisted u-class project Assisted cyber home learning system project


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