Nilufer Korkmaz

Nilufer Korkmaz, PhD

Learning Design and Technology
Department of Curriculum & Instruction


Nilufer Korkmaz is an instructional designer at Georgia Institute of Technology Professional Education and teaches for Purdue University as an adjunct instructor. She previously worked as a learning scientist at Virginia International University and as a consultant and media specialist for a production company in Los Angeles. Her research interests include training instructional designers, development of design character, and building sense of community in online programs.


Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Systems Technology, May 2011
Minor: Educational Psychology    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Dissertation Title: How development of design judgment is addressed in instructional design education?

Master of Science in Instructional Systems Technology, May 2006
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Bachelor of Art in Translation & Interpreting, June 2002
Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey


Instructional Designer, Georgia Institute of Technology

Learning Scientist, Virginia International University

Adjunct Instructor, Indiana-University-Bloomington

Educational Consultant, Westwood Production

Assistant Research Scientist, AER

Select Publications

Exter, M., Korkmaz, N., & Boling, E. (2014). Student Support and Advising in a New Online Ed. D. of Instructional Systems Technology Program: A design case. TechTrend, 58. pp.36-44.

Korkmaz, N. & Boling, E. (2013). Development of Design Judgement in Instructional Design: Perspectives from Instructors, Students, and Instructional Designers. (Design Pedagogy, Eds B.Hokanson & A. Gibbons), Springer.

Exter, M., Korkmaz, N., Harlin, N.M., & Bichelmeyer, B.A. (2009) Sense of community within a fully online program: Perspectives of Graduate Students. The Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 10(2), pp. 177–194.