ETI Staff

Dina Kurzweil

Name: Dina Kurzweil, Ph.D.

Department of Primary Appointment: ETI
Position: USU Staff
Title: Director, Education & Technology Innovation Support Office

Affiliated Departments: Dept. of Medicine,

Profile

Dr. Kurzweil is the Director of the ETI and an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Health Professions Education (HPE).  As ETI Director, she provides strategic direction for the ETI, instructional and educational technology support for faculty, supervision of ETI personnel, and management of the ETI office. Prior to that, she worked at the National Defense University providing direction and vision of the instructional team supporting the Center for Educational Technology.

She has served on numerous committees and task forces examining a wide range of topics including educational technologies, interprofessional education, professional development for K12 and higher education faculty, learning management systems, program assessment and evaluation, instructional design, and teaching/faculty support paradigms.

Dr. Kurzweil has presented at international, national, and regional conferences, including American Educational Research Association (AERA),  multiple conferences offered by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC), the Open Apereo (Sakai) Conference and AAMC. 

Current Teaching

Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education  - USU HPE

Curriculum Development in Health Professions Education - USU HPE

Curriculum Seminar -  USU HPE

Advanced Instructional Methods and Curriculum Development in Health Professions Education - USU HPE

Computer Applications in Public Health - USU PMB

Dr. Kurzweil has previously taught at University of Maryland, Temple University, University of Virginia and Trinity University. 

Education:  

Ph.D. in Education from the University of Maryland

M.A. in Communication from Syracuse University

M.S. in Education from Syracuse University 

Selected Publications and Presentations:

  • Kurzweil, D., Hanson, E. & Baker, S. (2016). You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned...and other lesson we take from Star Wars & Star Trek in Support of Faculty. Presentation at Open Apereo 2016 Conference New York, New York.
  • Marcellas, K., Kurzweil, D., Henry, B. & Hanson, E. (2015). Designing and Building Effective Assessments: It's not about all about Total Recall. Presentation at Open Apereo 2015 Conference Baltimore, Maryland. Presentation.
  • Henry, B., Marcellas, K., Kurzweil, D.,  & Hanson, E. (2015). Can't We All Just Get Along? Using Media Principles to Find Common Ground Among Team Members. Presentation at Open Apereo 2015 Conference Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Ling, C., Kurzweil, D., Henry, B., Beam, K., Marcellas, B. & Onufro, D. (2014). Preventing a Zombie Pandemic - Working with Nursing Faculty to Create Motivating Online Content. In Proceedings of the AACE World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. (p. 217-222).
  • Kurzweil, D., Marcellas, K., Lopreiato, J., & Woodson, J. (2012). Planning Low Bandwidth Assessments That Support Curriculum Competencies. The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Orlando, Florida.  Full Paper and Presentation.
  • Woodson, J., Schwartz, J., Kurzweil, D., & Marcellas, K. (2012). T3 Pursuit: Triage, Transport, & Track Combat Health Support Board Game. The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Orlando, Florida. Full Paper and Presentation.
  • Woodson, J., Kurzweil, D. & Marcellas, K. (2011). Operation Lost Paradise: A Low-cost Classroom Simulation for Medical Stability Operations in Medical Education. The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Orlando, Florida. Full Paper and Presentation.
  • Goodie J.L., Williams P.M., Kurzweil D., & Marcellas K.B. (2011). Can Blended Classroom and Distributed Learning Approaches Be Used to Teach Medical Students How to Initiate Behavior Change Counseling During a Clinical Clerkship? Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. (4) 353-60.
  • Watts, D., Gibbons, S., & Kurzweil, D. (2011) Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Survey of  Perceived Knowledge and Learning Preferences of Military and Civilian Nurses, Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 43 (3), 122-129. 
Beth (Karen) Marcellas, Ph.D.

Name: Beth (Karen) Marcellas, Ph.D.

Department of Primary Appointment: ETI
Title: Instructional Design Team Lead, Education & Technology Innovation Support Office

Profile

Dr. Marcellas has more than twenty years of experience in designing instruction for classroom-based, DL and blended learning environments. Her main role at the ETI is ensuring that the team understands faculty members’ needs, and that the team designs and develops products that meet those needs. Her work at the ETI has included front-end analysis, content design, course evaluation, and conducting research on instructional interventions.  She has led professional development sessions at USU on topics including the development of effective learning objectives, the use of Bloom’s Taxonomy to guide assessment, and techniques for creating an effective learning environment. Dr. Marcellas has been involved with many instructional and educational technology initiatives at National Defense University (NDU) as well as USUHS.

Dr. Marcellas has made presentations at numerous national and international conferences, including the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, multiple conferences offered by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference, the Open Apereo (Sakai) Conference, AAMC, and the Educause Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference.

Education:

Ph.D. in English Literature from Princeton University

M.A. in English Literature from the University of Sussex

M.A. in Instructional Systems from Florida State University

B.A. in English and Psychology (double major) from the University of Virginia

Selected Publications and Presentations:

  • Kurzweil, D., Meyer, E., Marcellas, K, & Henry, B. (2020). Evidence-Based Guidelines for Recording Slide Based Lectures. Medical Science Educator. DOI 0.1007/s40670-020-01032-w. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40670-020-01032-w .
  • Kurzweil, D. & Marcellas, K. (2020). Teaming Up to Improve Medical /Healthcare Education: Instructional Design & Learning Engineering. Journal of Applied Instructional Design 9(1):20.https://www.jaid.pub/vol-9-issue-1-2020 .
  • Kurzweil, D. &  Marcellas, K. (2020).  Learning Engineering: It’s all about Teamwork  - iFest Conference. August 2020 Virtual due to COVID 19.   
  • Kurzweil, D, Marcellas, K & Nguyen, D. (2019).  Minds at Work: Teaching Professional Practice in the Medical Setting. Full Paper and Poster at the American Educational Research Association. Toronto, Canada. 
  • Kurzweil, D. & Marcellas, K. (2019). Instructional Designers and Learning Engineers. In Walcutt, J.J. & Schatz, S. (Eds.) (2019). Modernizing Learning: Building the Future Learning Ecosystem. Washington, DC: Government Publishing Office. License: Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 4.0 IGO.
  • Nguyen D., Kurzweil D., Marcellas K., Iteen A. (2019) The Qualities that Matter - Understanding the Medical Student Perspective of Residents as Teachers. J Health Sci Educ 3(3): 161.http://escires.com/articles/20190620033605_Health-1-161.pdf .
  • Anderson, M., Kurzweil, D., Marcellas, K., Jordan, B., & Cooper, S., (2020). Using Games to Enhance Learning in Health Professions. Concurrent presentation the Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT).  Virtual in November 2020 due to COVID19.
  • Kurzweil, D., & Marcellas, K., (2019). Providing a Helping Hand – Sharing Research & Best Practices on Supporting Faculty as a Learning Workshop at The IEEE Industry Connections Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering (ICICLE) - ICICLE Conference. Fairfax, VA.
  • Kurzweil, D & Marcellas, K., (2018). Making the Familiar Seem New Again: Using Principles of Engagement to Design Effective Processional Development. Education session at OLC Accelerate Conference. Orlando, Fl.
  • Marcellas, B., & Kurzweil, D. (2016). How to Win Friends and Influence Educators. E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education 2016 Conference. Washington, DC. 
  • Marcellas, K., Kurzweil, D., Henry, B. & Hanson, E. (2015). Designing and Building Effective Assessments: It's not about all about Total Recall. Presentation at Open Apereo 2015 Conference Baltimore, Maryland. Presentation.
  • Marcellas, B., Kurzweil, D., Woodson, J., & Henry, B.  (2014). Bringing Procedural Knowledge Instruction to Life Through Scenario-Based Online Lessons. In Proceedings of the AACE World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. (p. 217-222). Presentation.
  • Goodie, J. & Kurzweil, D. & Marcellas, B. (2012). Fostering Collaboration Between Faculty and Instructional Design/Technology Specialists to Advance Student Learning. Educause Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. Baltimore, Maryland. Presentation.
  • Kurzweil, D., Marcellas, K., Lopreiato, J., & Woodson, J. (2012). Planning Low Bandwidth Assessments That Support Curriculum Competencies. The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Orlando, Florida.  Paper and Presentation.
  • Woodson, J., Schwartz, J., Kurzweil, D., & Marcellas, K. (2012). T3 Pursuit: Triage, Transport, & Track Combat Health Support Board Game. The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Orlando, Florida. Paper and Presentation.
  • Woodson, J., Kurzweil, D. & Marcellas, K. (2011). Operation Lost Paradise: A Low‐cost Classroom Simulation for Medical Stability Operations in Medical Education. The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Orlando, Florida. Paper and Presentation. 
  • Goodie J.L., Williams P.M., Kurzweil D., & Marcellas K.B. (2011). Can Blended Classroom and Distributed Learning Approaches Be Used to Teach Medical Students How to Initiate Behavior Change Counseling During a Clinical Clerkship? Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. (4) 353‐60. Paper. 
  • Kurzweil, D.; Marcellas, B.; Miller, M. and Piller, M. (2006). American Educational Research Association. “Analysis of Participation in a Voluntary, Faculty-Led Online Book Discussion Group for Alumni.” Paper and presentation.
 Brandon Henry

Name: Brandon Henry

Department of Primary Appointment: ETI
Position: USU Staff
Title: Instructional Systems Specialist, Education & Technology Innovation Support Office

Profile

Mr. Henry has twenty years of experience in all aspects of producing online course materials and expertise in developing engaging instructional graphics and educational animations. He also works closely with other instructional designers, faculty, technical staff, and administrators to define distance learning (DL) content requirements and support a variety of graduate-level DL programs. Since 2006, Mr. Henry has been working with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), evaluating, designing and developing curriculum and instructional design projects for medical doctoral and graduate degree (PhD) level courses in both the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN). Additionally as a media specialist, he collaborates with a team of instructional designers, multimedia specialists and certified medical illustrators to develop and help deliver highly engaging and interactive technology enhanced face to face and distributed learning courses.

Mr. Henry has presented at various conferences, including E-Learn, ED-MEDIA, and the Open Apereo (Sakai) Conference. 

Education

Masters of Education, Instructional Technology, University of South Florida, 2005

Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications, Kansas State University, 1995

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Marcellas, K., Kurzweil, D., Henry, B. & Hanson, E. (2015). Designing and Building Effective Assessments: It's not about all about Total Recall. Presentation at Open Apereo 2015 Conference Baltimore, Maryland. Presentation.
  • Henry, B., Marcellas, K., Kurzweil, D.,  & Hanson, E. (2015). Can't We All Just Get Along? Using Media Principles to Find Common Ground Among Team Members. Presentation at Open Apereo 2015 Conference Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Ling, C., Kurzweil, D., Henry, B., Beam, K., Marcellas, B. & Onufro, D. (2014). Preventing a Zombie Pandemic - Working with Nursing Faculty to Create Motivating Online Content. In Proceedings of the AACE World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. (p. 217-222).
  • Watts, D., Chuba, J., Henry, B., Kurzweil, D., Marcellas, B., Mulkern, J. and Tarr, S. E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education – “Using Emerging Technologies to Decrease Anxiety and Improve Performance in a Doctoral Statistics Course.” (10/2009)
  • Kurzweil, D., Marcellas, B., Muniz, G., Henry, B., Watts, D., Gibbons, Lopreiato, J. & Wilber, J. E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education –“A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Develop and Validate an Online Course.” (10/2009)
  • Marcellas, B., Kurzweil, D., Goodie, J. & Henry, B. ED-MEDIA World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications – “Expanding the Learning Space: Transitioning from a Face-to- Face to a Blended Learning Experience Without Losing the “Human Touch”.” (6/2009)
  • Henry, B., Kurzweil, D., Marcellas B. ED-MEDIA World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications – “Changing the Face of Online Courseware (Literally!).” (6/2009).
  • Henry, B.; Marcellas, B.; Kurzweil, D.; and Davis, S. E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education – “Using Templates to Build Courseware to Enhance Ease-of- Use for Faculty and Usability for Learners” (11/2008).
 

Name: Michael Gallagher

Department of Primary Appointment: ETI
Position: USU Staff
Title: Medical Illustrator

 

 

Name: Clint Hospodar

Department of Primary Appointment: ETI
Position: USU Staff
Title: Education/Training and Exercise Specialist

 

 

Name: Zackary Lazo

Department of Primary Appointment: ETI
Position: USU Staff
Title: Greenroom Studio Technician

 

 

Name: Linda Macaulay Ed.D.

Department of Primary Appointment: ETI
Position: USU Staff
Title: E-Learning/Instructional Designer

Email: linda.macaulay.ctr@usuhs.edu

 

 

Name: Doug Onufro

Department of Primary Appointment: ETI
Position: USU Staff
Title: Graphic Designer/Multimedia Specialist