Curriculum Vita


Marina Stock McIsaac, Ph. D.

Professor Emerita, Department of Educational Technology
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Mailing address: 516 W. 18th St, Tempe, Arizona, 85281, USA
Tel +1 480.894.0232; Cell +1 480.241.9319

Academic Preperation








Education Technology

Minor Fields: Educational


Communication Arts

Library Science

(With Distinction)



University of Wisconsin,

Madison, Wisconsin



University of Wisconsin,

Madison, Wisconsin

Pomona College,

Claremont, California









Recent Academic Experience

Fulbright Senior Specialist

Universidade de Aveiro

Aveiro, Portugal


May 2008

Visiting Professor

  Departmaneto de

  Didactica e Tecnologia


Universidade de Aveiro,

Aveiro, Portugal



Fulbright Alumni Iniatives Award

 Open Education Faculty

Anadolu University

Eskisehir, Turkey


July 2002

Professor Emerita

  Educational Technology

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ




  Educational Technology

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ



Fulbright Senior Scholar/Researcher

  Educational Communications

Andolu University

Eskisehir, Turkey



Research and Training

International Distance Education, Social and Cultural effects of computer-mediated communication in global education, Information and Communication Technologies for Professional and Faculty Development.

Awards, Honors:

Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, 2008
International Contributions Award, International Division, AECT-2007
President, International Council for Educational Media 2002-2006
Fulbright Alumni Initiatives Award, 2001
Distinguished Service Award, International Division, AECT-1998
Outstanding Faculty Award, Arizona State University-1997
President, International Division ,AECT 1996-97
Fulbright Senior Scholar/Researcher Award-1991-92
President, Research and Theory Division, AECT-1990-91
President, International Visual Literacy Association-1989-90
Fulbright Senior Scholar Award-1986-87

Recent Professional Organizational Activity:

2004-Pres. Board of Directors, Center for the Advancement of Research and Development in Education Technology, (CARDET); Cyprus
2002-2006 President and United States Representative, International Council for Educational Media, (ICEM), a UNESCO affliated NGO.
2001-2006 Board Member, International Council, Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT)
2001-2002 Discipline Peer Review Board, Fulbright Senior Specailists Program, US Council for International Exchange of Scholars
2001-2002 Recipient Fulbright Alumni Initiatives Award
2000-2001 Arizona Board of Regents' Task Force on Higher Education

Recent Invited Addresses, Presentations, Symposia

Recent Invited Addresses, Presentations, Symposia

Recent Consulting
2008 Consultant, Center, for Faculty Development, "Technology and Action Research in the Classroom", Wenzao Ursline College of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
2006 Program Evaluator, Litespeed Learning Management System, Singapore, January 2006.
2004-2006 Arizona State University, College of Nursing, Educational Technology Consultant for "Meeting Demands for 21st Century Nurse Educators". Funded grant to improve.
2002-2004 Arizona State University, College of Extended Education, Designed and presented Faculty Development modules to assist university fauclty to integrate distance learning methods into campus-based and off-campus courses.
2002-2004 Anadolu University, Eskisehir Turkey Worked with university officials. Open Education Faculty (AOF) administrators, and faculty in Communication Sciences to promote collaborative activities between Anadolu and Arizona State University in publication, research and online course development.
1999-2001 Escola Superior de Santarem, Portugal worked in collaborative projects to set up videoconferences between classes at Escola Superior de Santarem and Arizona State University

Recent Articles, Chapters, Monographs, Reports

Recent Publications

  • Aydin, C.H., Mutlu, M.E., McIsaac, M.S. (2007). Integrating
    Computer-Supported Learning into Traditional Distance Courses. In F.M.
    Mendes Neto & F.V. Brasileiro (Eds.), Advances in Computer-Supported Learning. (pp. 97-120). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Inc.

  • McIsaac, M.S. (2006). Use of Litespeed’s Learning Management System in Selected Singapore Schools: Evaluation Report. Singapore: Litespeed.

  • Aydin, C.H. & McIsaac, M.S. (2004) Impact of instructional technology on Turkish culture. Educational Technology, Research & Development, 54 (1) 105-112.

  • Gunawardena, C.N. and McIsaac, M. S. (2004). Distance education. In D. H. Jonassen (Ed.), Handbook of Research in Educational Communications and Technology, 2nd ed. (pp. 355-395). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

  • McIsaac, M.S. (2003) Culture, community building and ODL research. In W. Zhang (Ed.) Global Perspectives: Philosophy and Practice in Distance Education. (In English and Chinese), Vol.1, (pp.29-37 Chinese, pp.185-195 English). Beijing, China: China Central Radio & Television University Press.

  • McIsaac, M.S. & Harris, E.H. (2003). Faculty Development:Using distance educattion effectively in the classroom. Computers in the Schools, 20 (3) 41-49. co-published simultaneously in Corry, MC. & Tu,C.H. Distance Education:What works well. New York: Haworth Press.

  • McIsaac, M.S. (2002). The Internet, culture and community building. In D. Murphy, N. Shin and W. Zhang,(Eds.) Advancing Online Learning in Asia. (pp.16-25). Hong Kong: The Open University of Hong Kong Press.

  • McIsaac, M.S. (2002) Editorial: Past present and future of educational technology Educational Media International 39 (2) 109-110.

  • Tu, C. H., & McIsaac, M. S. (2002). The relationship of social presence and interaction in online classes.The American Journal of Distance Education, 16(3), 131-150.

  • Zembylas, M., Vrasidas,C. & McIsaac, M.S. (2002). Of nomads, polyglots and global villagers: Globalization, information technologies, and critical education online. In C. Vrasidas & G. Glass (Eds.) Distance Education and Distributed Learning: A volume in current perspectives on applied information technologies. (pp.201-223). Western Illinois University, Center for the Application of Information Technologies. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

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