Contact Information

Dr. Alec Bodzin
College of Education
Lehigh University
113 Iacocca Hall
111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-5095

Current Graduate Student Advisees



Nesreen Haddush

Nesreen is a Senior Instructional Designer at St. Luke's University Health Network with a background in computer science and instructional design. Nesreen believes that the art of developing training is very crucial in helping learners retain the knowledge and apply it in real life. Nesreen manages e-learning projects and develops learning solutions for clinical and non-clinical hospital employees by applying learning theories and utilizing e-learning authoring tools. Also, she provides support, consultation, and best practices to the subject matter experts. Nesreen is interested in researching immersive technologies and their impact on teaching and learning in terms of student engagement, performance, and motivation.


Julian Kluk

Julian is currently the Systems Specialist for Enrollment Management Services, under the Office of the Provost at Lehigh University. He has a Master of Science in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Clinical/Counseling Psychology. While earning his first degree, Julian ran an online community that hosted fundraiser events for local charities. He later developed tech demos for games that could be played by blind and visually impaired individuals. Julian currently has a strong interest in podcasting as a formal and non-formal medium of education, using artificial intelligence to achieve personalized learning, intrinsic motivation in adult learners, game-based education, and many other areas of interest. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. in the Teaching, Learning, and Technology program at Lehigh.


Lisa Grossbauer

Lisa Grossbauer, Instructor of Mathematics, earned a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Applied Statistics from Villanova University. After 15 years at Lockheed Martin Corporation working as an Aerospace Software Engineer, she entered higher education teaching while simultaneously attending Ursinus College for her Secondary Education Certification in Mathematics as a post-baccalaureate. She received her Pennsylvania certification in Mathematics from Ursinus College then joined the mathematics department the following semester. She is interested in the intersection of mathematics, learning theories, and the persistence in STEM at the undergraduate level especially among 1st generation and underrepresented students.


Kristen Lauria

Kristen Lauria spent 4 years after high school in the U.S. Navy learning about nuclear reactors and went on to finish her BS in Physics with a minor in Math from Kutztown University. While at Kutztown, Kristen realized she had a passion for teaching and started a tutoring company, eventually pursuing her MS in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum from Drexel University along with certification to teach physics and chemistry in the state of Pennsylvania. She is interested in how to best reach K-12 students who are taking classes online in areas such as physics, environmental science, and calculus using the methods and technology we have today, and those still evolving, in order to make science and math relatable and achievable to all.


Steven Ring

Steven Ring is an Instructor in Building Trades Maintenance (masonry, carpentry, plumbing, electrical technology) at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute in Schnecksville, PA. He earned and M.Ed in Industrial Education  with a Vocational Teaching Certification from Temple University, and a BSBA in Finance from Kutztown University. He is interested in the development, use, tracking and storage of digital credentials to help provide measurable and equitable outcomes for students in Career and Technical Education.


Jason Slipp

Jason Slipp is an experienced Instructional Designer/Technologist with a demonstrated history of working in industry and higher education. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Data Analysis, and Design Thinking. Jason has graduate degrees in Instructional Design and Environmental Policy Design. Currently he is working towards his doctorate focusing on teaching, learning, environmental literacy, and serious play.


Robson M. Araujo-Junior

Robson Junior has a BA in English and Literature (UFES/Brazil) and a Graduate certificate in Distance Education (UFF/Brazil). Junior has been a gamer for his entire life, has previously taught in Brazil for 10 years. He is interested in foreign languages teaching and learning, technology integration, online environments, and video games. Before moving to the U.S., Junior researched and developed a comprehensive Virtual Learning Environment for a public English/Spanish language school. As a doctoral student at Lehigh, his research focuses on the cognitive and affective affordances of video games for supporting integrated subjects, as well as the design and development of virtual reality experiences and learning games. He is passionate about immersive game-based education


Sam Perugini

Sam Perugini has 11 years undergraduate teaching experience at Penn State in the meteorology program, with 8 years of training and sales experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He is currently a stay at home Dad in addition to being a full time student. He has a Bachelor and a Master of Science (1991 & 1993) in Meteorology from Penn State University.


Tammie Peffer

Tamara is an Environmental Science Educator and Researcher. She serves as the Environmental and Ecology Content Advisor as well as the Executive Director of the Advisory Council for Environmental Education for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Tamara began her career in EE in the 1990’s, first affiliated with the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PA Bureau of State Parks, and Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center. She also served as the first Communications Liaison for the bureau. Concurrently, Tamara taught Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Biology, and Social Science and Technology at the Reading Area Community College as an adjunct faculty member. Tamara holds an MS in The Science of Instruction from Drexel University and PA teaching certifications in Environmental Education (K-12), Biology and General Science (7-12) and Instructional Technology. Her research focuses on the integration of instructional and spatial technologies into interdisciplinary environmentally-focused instruction with an overlay of Environmental Justice and equity.