Dina Kurzweil, Ph.D.

Dina Kurzweil, Ph.D.

Dina Kurzweil

Name: Dina Kurzweil, Ph.D.

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

Profile

Dr. Kurzweil is the Director of the ETI and has worked at USU since 2006. In this capacity, 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.