From the series Faculty Awards for Excellence 2017

Early Career Achievement

Noah Schroeder

Noah Schroeder

Noah Schroeder comes to work early and stays late. An assistant professor of educational technology and instructional design, Schroeder discusses his research projects, courses and gives feedback on ideas to Joseph Keferl, the dean of the College of Education and Human Services. His impressive work ethic, along with other accomplishments, helped Schroeder earn an Early Career Achievement Award.

“He has done a fabulous job in all core areas for a faculty member,” Keferl said.

Carol Patitu, professor and chair of the Department of Leadership Studies, said Schroeder’s teaching methods are very effective. “Teaching is a joy to him. He is a great mentor to his students as an educator and scholar,” Patitu said.

In the classroom, Schroeder effectively uses problem-based learning, group work, peer reviews, independent projects, class discussions and lectures. Schroeder organizes his materials exceedingly well on Pilot, Wright State’s online class system. Students have shared many positive comments about the way he organizes the online content of his classes.

“He places a strong emphasis on students learning versus just memorizing information,” Patitu said. “He uses a variety of teaching methods, which is so important, knowing students learn in different ways.”

Schroeder has also been exceptionally successful in his research. He received the 2-16 Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Special Interest Group on Instructional Technology. Since joining Wright State, he has published 11 journal articles,  two book chapters and has four journal articles currently in review.

“Noah has done a superior job in his scholarship,” Keferl said.

Schroeder’s contributions to Wright State go beyond research and teaching. He serves on the College of Education and Human Services committee for diversity, is chair-elect of the committee for technology and serves on the curriculum committee for the Department of Leadership Studies. He also serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Research on Technology in Education.

“Noah does a stellar job in the area of service,” Keferl said.

Wright State became an independent institution in 1967 and has grown into an innovative leader in the Dayton region and beyond, capturing the spirit of the university’s namesakes, Wilbur and Orville Wright, who invented the world’s first successful airplane from their Dayton bicycle shop. It celebrates its 50th anniversary as an independent public university in 2017, culminating with a special Homecoming celebration Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.

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