Wanju Huang

Wanju Huang

Learning Design and Technology
Department of Curriculum & Instruction


Dr. Wanju Huang is an instructional design supervisor at Purdue University. She is also an adjunct faculty for Purdue’s online Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology program. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (with a concentration in Technology) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For six years prior to joining Purdue in Fall 2016, she was a lecturer and an instructional designer at Eastern Kentucky University. She has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses (e.g., learning theories and instructional design, educational applications of multimedia, statistics, critical thinking, and social intelligence) in face-to-face, blended, and online formats. Dr. Huang has published and presented research papers related to online learning and instructional design at national and international conferences. Her research interests include: computer-mediated communication, human-computer interaction, gaming, online learning, augmented reality, and virtual reality.


Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Concentration in Technology

Select Publications

Huang, W., & O’Brien, S. (2017). Creating online presence: Weekly video feedback brings everyone together. In H. Blythe, C. Sweet, & R. Carpenter (Eds.), It works for me, creatively: Shared tips for the classroom. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Gray, K. L., & Huang, W. J. (2015). More than addiction: Examining the role of anonymity, endless narrative, and socialization in prolonged gaming and instant messaging practices. Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology, 6(1). 133-147.

Huang, W. J. (2015, March). Be visible in the invisible learning context: How can instructors humanize online learning. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Federation of Business Disciplines, Association of Business Information Systems (ABIS) Conference, Houston, TX.

Witz, K., Lee, H. J., & Huang, W. J. (2010). Consciousness in the study of human life and experience: “Higher aspects” and their nature. Qualitative Inquiry, 16(5), 397-409.


Instructional Design Supervisor, Teaching & Learning Technologies, Purdue University

Professional Memberships

International Visual Literacy Association
Quality Matters Instructional Designers Association

Courses Taught

EDCI 53100
EDCI 55600
EDCI 56600
EDCI 56900
EDCI 57200
EDCI 57700
EDCI 67200