Dr. Jiahui Wang is an Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at Kent State University. She received M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Virginia and Ph.D. in Educational Technology from the University of Florida.
Dr. Wang’s research examines how people with individual differences learn STEM content in technology-supported environments and how learning environments can be designed to accommodate individual needs. Specifically, she is interested in examining the influence of individual differences in cognition (e.g., working memory capacity), pre-existing interest and knowledge, as well as learning disability (e.g., dyslexia). In addition to traditional outcome measures of learning, her research also employs neurocognitive and psychophysiological tools such as electroencephalography (EEG) and eye-tracking to study the underlying attentional and cognitive processes that influence learning with technology.
Her research has been published in a number of well-respected journals including Computers & Education, Computers in Human Behavior, Dyslexia, Educational Technology Research and Development, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Journal of Special Education Technology, Mind, Brain, and Education, as well as Journal of Vision. Her work has also been recognized by several awards, such as Alec Courtelis Award and AECT Three Minute Thesis Competition Award.