Minaz Fazal received her Ph.D. In Educational Psychology and Technology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She is experienced in working and collaborating with K–12 public and charter schools, supporting teachers in developing and implementing differentiated blended learning strategies. Fazal has worked with principals and teachers in developing instructional vision and professional development plans for effective data-guided blended learning practices, with special emphasis on the role of student agency and competency-based progression.

Fazal’s research interests focus on ethical use of technology in education with a focus on blended learning strategies. Her specific area of strength is in assessment and professional development for P-12 teachers. She has multiple grants to facilitate this area of work and scholarship, including from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Recent Projects/Research

  • Developing Action Research based teacher professional development
  • Developing comprehensive evaluation methodology to measure impact of blended learning
  • Leveraging technology for teacher training in developing countries - low–bandwidth/high-impact strategies
  • Algebra as gateway to college readiness


  • Navarrete, C., & Fazal, M. (2023). Case study of online flipped learning in higher education. Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning. 15(2): 214-229.
  • Fazal, M., Navarrete, C., & Ratnani, S. (2021). Online flipped course design: Diverse contexts. Academic Exchange Quarterly. 25(4).
  • Fazal, M., Panzano, B., & Luk, K. (2020). Evaluating the impact of blended learning: A mixed-methods study with difference-in-difference analysis. TechTrends. 64: 70-78.
  • Fazal, M., & Navarrete, C. (2019). Can flipped learning work in online courses? Academic Exchange Quarterly. 23(4): 27-36 (Editor’s Choice).
  • Fazal, M., & Bryant, M. (2019). Blended learning in middle school math. Journal of Online Learning Research. 5(1): 49-64.
  • Yildiz, M., Fazal, M., Ahn, M., Feirsen, R., & Ozdemir, S. (Eds.). (2019). Media literacy research and applications across disciplines. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • Educational Research and Evaluation
  • Human Growth, Development and Learning
  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Methods and Materials for Middle and Secondary Education

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