Michael Evans

is an Associate Professor in the Instructional Design and Technology Program, Department of Learning Sciences and Technologies, at Virginia Tech. His research, teaching, and service focus on the development and research of engaging integrative STEM curricula and programs for underserved, underperforming middle school youth. In support of this work, he is Principal Investigator on two current NSF-sponsored projects. The GAMES Project (DRL 1118571) develops learning games for tablets and other mobile devices, focusing on pre-algebra readiness, proficiency, and engagement states. Studio STEM (DRL 1029756) is an informal engineering design-based science-learning program that leverages social media to enhance inquiry. Dr. Evans teaches graduate courses in the learning sciences, digitally mediated learning, and interactive learning media development. He is a co-founder of the Human-Centered Design Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program, Fellow at the Institute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology, and Affiliate Faculty in the Center for Human-Computer Interaction. Dr. Evans has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters. He received his Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and B.A./M.A. in Psychology/Cognitive Psychology from the University of West Florida.


Last update: February 2014

Articles published on IXD&A:


Cross-disciplinary Participatory & Contextual Design Research: Creating a Teacher Dashboard Application, pp. 63 - 76 abstract, download