Sungwon Shin, PhD
Educational Consultant and K-12 Curriculum Expert
Sungwon Shin is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at Texas Tech University (TTU). Dr. Shin joined TTU in 2015 after receiving her Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology (2015) and a master’s degree in social studies education (2014) at Indiana University Bloomington. Her research interests center around instructional design principles, diverse instructional strategies, and technology integration that support learning of complex phenomena. Since joining TTU, Dr. Shin has carried out multiple grants and contracts that focus on exploring student-centered instructional strategies, including the Personalized Learning Video Case Library project (2016-2018), Texas Education Agency (TEA) Case Library project (2022- ), NSF EAGER Developing a Cyber-Aerial Computing Curriculum for Improving Sky-of-Privacy-Things Education through a Modular-Based Integrated Framework (2023- ), and TTU Health Sciences Center Evidence-Based Medicine project (2024- ).
Recently, with her passion for broadening participation in STEM and bringing social issues into STEM education, Dr. Shin has been exploring ways to design student-centered STEM programs using a socio-scientific inquiry model as an educational intervention. She has worked with K-12 teachers and students in numerous professional development and camps to promote the active pursuit of integrated STEM knowledge and pathways with social and ethical mindsets. The recent NSF EAGER project also aligns with this effort as she explores ways to promote ethical awareness of undergraduate engineering students in cyber-aerial computing.
Dr. Shin first and foremost identifies herself as an instructional designer and consultant who enjoys collaboration with subject-matter experts in need to improve teaching, learning, and performance in any educational and training setting. She also enjoys gaming, hiking, crafting, and experimenting with new recipes in her free time.