Tiffany A Koszalka

Tiffany A Koszalka
Phone: 315.443.5263
Address: 259 Huntington Hall
Academic Program Area Focus: Development, Instructional Design, and Evaluation

Dr. Koszalka earned a PhD in Instructional Systems Design. Her focus is studying the integration of learning, instruction, and technologies in instructional and learning environments. Much of this work is associated with e-learning strategies specifically through the Research in Designing Learning Resources [RIDLR] project. She spent over three decades in the instructional design field with over a decade in corporate environments designing, implementing, and evaluating multimedia-based training and human performance technology systems.

Dr. Koszalka is currently Professor in the Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation program at Syracuse University where she is focused on R&D projects investigating online learning and digital learning resources to support distance education, self-directed learning activities. She has been awarded grants from NIH, NASA, NSF, and the Department of Education and secured funding from foundations and university R&D initiatives. She is recognized as a Syracuse University Faculty Technology Associate based on her own practices of integrating technology into instruction and received a Meredith Professorship Teaching Recognition Award. Dr. Koszalka was an elected officer for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and as a Director on the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpi). She is now a life-time fellow for ibstpi.

Dr. Koszalka collaborates with colleagues worldwide and publishes on instructional sciences, technology integration, and distance learning. Her scholarship includes 5 books, 8 book chapters, 18 manuals, 24 refereed article, 40+ published conference papers, 40+ research reports, 70+ invited key notes, and 95+ conference presentations just over the last 15 years.


  • Ph.D. Instructional Systems Design - Penn State University - 1999
  • MS Instructional Technology - Rochester Institute of Technology - 1985
  • BS Ed Psychology / Biology - St John Fisher College - 1984
  • AAS Natural Science and Math - Monroe Community College - 1982

Research & Scholarship

Research Focus:

Investigating the intersections among learning, instruction, and technology to enhance the design of teaching and learning resources

Currently directing a working group on Research in Designing Learning Resources [ ]


  • AECT Design and Development Presidential Award for Service (2015)
  • International Board of Standards for Training Performance and Instruction - Past Board Director - elected life-time fellow (2015)
  • AECT Design and Development Division showcase - Outstanding and Innovative project to improve human performance award (2014)
  • European Journal of Training and Development - Highly commended paper award (2013)
  • Research paper of excellence - Global Chinese Computer and Communication Conference (2007)
  • International Board of Standards for Training Performance and Instruction - Past Board Director (2005-2014)
  • AECT Design and Development Division Past-President (2006-2009)
  • Meredith Teaching Recognition Award - Syracuse Univeristy (2004)
  • Research and Development Award - Eisenhower National Clearninghouse for Math and Science Education (2004)

Courses Taught

  • IDE 621 Principles of Instruction and Learning*
  • IDE 631 Instructional Design and Development I*
  • IDE 656 Computers as Critical Thinking Tools**
  • IDE 761 Strategies in Educational Project Management**
  • IDE 737 Advanced Instructional Design [Capstone]*
  • IDE 756 Designing Online Courses*
  • IDE 830 Doctoral Seminar in Design & Development
  • IDE 850 Doctoral Seminar in Literature Review

* Offered both online and in classroom setting
** offered only online