Marisa Exter has 15 years of experience in software design, development, and project management, and BS and MS in Computer Science, along with a PhD in Instructional Systems Technology. Her most recent research has focused on the formal and non-formal educational experiences professionals who use design processes to create technology (such as Instructional Design, Computer Science, and Engineering/Technology), with an aim to improving undergraduate education, especially cross-/trans-disciplinary programs. She currently leads a research and evaluation team for the Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s Transdisciplinary Studies in Technology program. She also has an interest in program-level.
Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University, 2011
M.S. in Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2003
B.S. in Computer Science, Elmhurst College 1999
Caskurlu S., Exter, M., Ashby, I. (2016). Importance of lifelong learning skills and degree covered in undergraduate programs: faculty and practitioners' perspective. AERA 2016, Apr. 8- Apr. 12, Washington, DC.
Exter, M. E., Ashby, I., Shaurette, M. (2015, June). Entering the first year of a multi-disciplinary, hands-on, competency-based learning experience: Hopes and concerns of students, parents, and faculty. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education annual conference.
Exter, M. E., Korkmaz, N., Boling, E. (2014). Student Support and Advising in a New Online EdD of Instructional Systems Technology Program: A design case. Techtrends, 58 (4).
Exter, M. E. & Turnage, N. M. (2012). Exploring experienced professionals’ reflections on computing education. Transactions on Computing Education, 12 (3).
Exter, M.E., Korkmaz, N., Harlin, N.M., & Bichelmeyer, B.A. (2009). Distance education students’ responses to sense of community within a fully online graduate program. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 10 (2), 177-194.
2013-current, Assistant Professor of Learning Design and Technology, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Purdue
2012-2013, Adjunct, Indiana University, EDUC-R505: Portfolio Workshop in IST
2012-2013, Director of Design & Development and Lead Curriculum Designer & Instructional Specialist, STEM Education, DELVE learning
2010-2012, Director of Design, Development and Testing and Member of Research Team, Critical Web Reader Project, Indiana University
2006, Adjunct, Ivy Tech Community College, CIS-157: Web Site Development
2006, Technical Coach and Assistant Instructor, EDUC-R541: Instructional Development & Production I
2005-2010, Lead Developer (Graduate Research Assistant), Critical Web Reader Project, Indiana University
2005, Instructional Designer (Intern, Full Time) DyKnow 1999-2004, Software Engineer, Lucent Technologies
AECT, AERA, ISPI, ACM, ACM SIG-CSE, ASEE