Jill Stefaniak

Areas of Expertise

  • Human performance technology
  • Instructional design
  • Needs assessment
  • Medical education

Interests

  • Professional development of instructional designers
  • Designer decision-making processes
  • Contextual factors that impact instructional strategies
  • Cognitive apprenticeships

Academic Affiliations

Education

  •  Ph.D. in Instructional Technology, 2013
    Wayne State University
  •  M.T.D. in Training and Development, 2008
    Oakland University
  •  B.Comm in Business Administration, 2006
    University of Windsor

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Research Summary

My research focuses on the professional development of instructional designers and design conjecture. My work includes exploring contextual and environmental factors that influence design, designer decision-making processes, and the use of cognitive apprenticeships to train in situated contexts.

Awards and Accolades

Instructional Technology SIG Best Paper

American Education Research Association, 2022

Service Award

Georgia Association for Instructional Technology, 2021

Outstanding Proposal Award, Division of Distance Learning

Association for Educational Communications & Technology, 2021

Outstanding Book for Systems Thinking and Change

Association for Educational Communications & Technology, 2021

Service Award, Design and Development Division

Association for Educational Communications & Technology, 2021

Chancellor Learning Fellow

University System of Georgia, 2020

Distinguished Service Award

Association for Educational Communications & Technology, 2020

Design and Development Division Outstanding Journal Article

Association for Educational Communications & Technology, 2019

Presidential Award

Association for Educational Communications & Technology, 2016

Presidential Award

Association for Educational Communications & Technology, 2014

Cochran Internship Leadership Award

Association for Educational Communications & Technology, 2013

Instructional Technology Doctoral Student of the Year

Wayne State University, 2013

Presidential Award

Association for Educational Communications & Technology, 2012