John R. Morelock, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Engineering Education Transformations Institute

Studies faculty development & institutional change

John Morelock is the Associate Director for Educational Innovation and Impact in EETI, where he will be coordinating faculty and graduate student professional development opportunities, including EETI’s monthly engineering education Forum, annual travel grant program, and the College of Engineering’s graduate TA pedagogy course. He received his doctoral degree in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech, where he was a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. His dissertation studied the teaching practices of engineering instructors during game-based learning activities, and how these practices affected student motivation. His research interests include engineering faculty development, student motivation, game-based teaching and learning, gamified classrooms, and engineering faculty collaborations around the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Education
  • Ph.D., Engineering Education, Virginia Tech, 2018
  • M.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2017
  • B.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2014
Areas of Expertise
  • Student Motivation
  • Game-Based Learning and Gamification
  • Faculty Development
Publications

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