Mentoring & Advising

International Research Collaborative for Established and Emerging Scholars [IRCEES]

Mentored faculty and administrators for the International Research Collaborative for Established and Emerging Scholars [IRCEES] in Educational Technology supported by the e/Merge Africa and the Culture, Learning & Technology division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. IRCEES is an organization focused on developing a research community of practice to support educational technology faculty researchers and practitioner researchers. Wanjira Kinuthia (e/Merge Africa) and Patricia A. Young (AECT-CLT) facilitated the Culture in Instructional Design group. The purpose of the group is to initiate a process of exploring how instructional designers and educators use design to make a social difference globally. Presently, six scholars around the globe have received their mentorship [Camille Dickson-Deane, Dorothea Nelson, Rebecca Bayeck, Nicola Pallitt, Kristi Garrett and Mathew Boyer].


Educational Technology Research & Development [ETRD]

Graduate students hired by the Department of Education, at UMBC, to work as editorial assistants for the journal Educational Technology Research & Development (ETRD): Donte Coleman (2017-2018), Cameron Rhode (2016-2017), Ravi Chandra Ghanta (2016) and Shreyasi Deb (2014-2015).



Co-Directed and co-advised graduate students seeking a Master’s of Science degree in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Under the guidance of Drs. Patricia A. Young and Nilanjan Banerjee, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering Program, they guided graduate students in the development of the first mobile app versions of -- Proticy (formerly called Learner Reciprocity). Students wrote their final masters project papers on the software application.

  • Vani Koduru Shankara Murthy, Title of Paper: Learner Reciprocity App (1/2016)

  • Shrikant Bhangdiya, Title of Paper: Learner Reciprocity App (12/2014)


Mentored computer science and information systems students in the development of Proticy: Ati OK (2018-2019), Daniel Lee (2017-2019), I-Shiun Kuo (2017), Christopher Dunstan (2018), Kanni Sailakshmi Pisupati (2017), Samson Oni (2017), Iyanu Odebode (2017), Vineet Ahirkar (2017), Isha Potnis (2017), Tejas Bhalerao (2017), Vani Koduru Shankara Murphy (2015-2016), Sushant Athley (2016-2017), Nisarga Patel (2016), Shrikant Bhangdiya (2014), Fan Ping (2014) and Andrew Li (2014).

Research & Scholarship

Mentored Jazzmyn Rodriguez, an undergraduate Psychology major from Morgan State University. She participated in the BUILD/ASCEND program funded by the National Institutes of Health. The program prepares students for graduate study in their discipline. Jazzmyn worked on the psychological aspects of the Culture Based Model by updating all questions (Summer, 2016).