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Sep 19 2014

Dynamic, Radical Solutions Needed: 2014 Cybersecurity Conference Highlights

Sep 19 2014

NYIT Engineering Professor Wins NIH Grant for Robotics Research

Sep 17 2014

NYIT Holds Convocation for Medical and Health Professions Students

Sep 11 2014

NYIT Medical Researcher Wins NIH Grant for Cardiac Studies

Sep 09 2014

NYIT Ranked in Top Tier of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2015 Edition

Sep 23 2014

NSF Grant Opportunities Seminar

Sep 23 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

Sep 24 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

Sep 24 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation II

Sep 24 2014


School of Education Announcements
Jul 11 2014

Alumni Achievement

Shabana Figueroa is an alumna of NYIT. She obtained her bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies in 2003 (concentration: computer science, technology and business), and her master’s degree in instructional technology in 2007. In 2014, Figueroa earned her doctorate in instructional technology from Georgia State University. Her dissertation examined how personal characteristics of instructional designers influenced their instructional-design practices (ID). The research found that instructional designers’ gender, age, spirituality and philosophy, as well as education, experiences in the classroom, prior work experiences, and ID work experiences added a secondary perspective and directly informed the designers’ approaches to process. Study results also showed that specific personal characteristics and experience allow instructional designers to alter their current ID practices, thereby transforming a once-homogeneous process to a heterogeneous one.


Currently, Figueroa holds a position as an instructional designer for Georgia Tech Professional Education, an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her work includes research on adult learning in professional education.

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