Aditya Johri

About Me Aditya Johri

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Sciences & Technology in the Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University. I direct the Engineering Education and Cyberlearning Laboratory (EECL) at GMU. I am the faculty lead for the Engineering Education Faculty Learning Community (FLC) for 2018-2019.

Before joining GMU, I was an associate professor at Virginia Tech in the department of Engineering Education, Computer Science (courtesy), Industrial and Systems Engineering (courtesy) and Science and Technology in Society (courtesy).

I received my Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2007.

Physical co-ordinates: 4509 Nyugen Engineering Building, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Email: lastname at gmu dot edu

My current CV (pdf) (updated 07/2018).

Here is a complete list of my publications and presentations.

In 2009 I was awarded the NSF Early CAREER Award.

My research is funded through multiple grants from NSF (Award#s: 1712129, 1707837, 1733634, 1424444, 1408674, 1355955, 1265188, 1122609, 1044790, 0954034, 0935124, 0935143, 0835892, 0757540).

You can find me on LinkedIn and Google Scholar.


My research is in the areas of Engineering Education, Educational Technology, and Human-Computer Interaction with a focus on the use of digital technology for learning and knowledge sharing in informal contexts.

Recent and current projects examine engineering learning in online communities, understanding how social media shapes activism related to educational causes, and using learning analytics to assist learners and instructors. I also examine the role of ICT in furthering social and economic development in emerging economies.

My research has appeared in the Journal of Engineering Education, Computers & Education, Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Information Technology for Development, and proceedings of ACM Computing and Human Systems (CHI), ACM Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), ACM Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD), ACM Learning @ Scale, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), IEEE Frontiers in Education, ASEE Annual Conference, among other venues.

The Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research (CHEER), co-edited with Barbara Olds, was published in February 2014 and received the Best Book Publication Award for 2014 from Division I of AERA.

Teaching and Mentoring

As with my research, my teaching practice is based on the situated perspective and providing students the knowledge and support to become a part of a community is central to what I do. In my career I have taught courses at all levels from freshman to doctoral and also supervised undergraduate, masters and doctoral students.I fundamentally believe that classroom based formal teaching is just one element of the educational experience available to students and therefore I take my role as a mentor and advisor to students, particularly those that undertake research with me, very seriously. Students who have worked with me are employed both in academia and industry (Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc.). I have supervised over 50 students on different research and design projects. I have been involved with the creation of several graduate programs and have developed numerous courses.

Postdoctoral Associates: Dr. Aqdas Malik, Dr. Stephanie Kusano, Dr. Janaki Srinivasan, and Dr. Seuwngwon Yang.

Current Students: Omaima Almatrafi (Ph.D. IT, GMU), Hieu-Trung Le (Ph.D. IT, GMU), Habib Karbasian (Ph.D. IT, GMU).

Alumni: Bushra Chowdhury (Ph.D. Engineering Education, VT), Hon Jie Teo (Ph.D. Engineering Education), Stephanie Kusano (Ph.D. Engineering Education), Andrea Goncher (Ph.D. Engineering Education), Raktim Mitra (M.S. Thesis, Industrial and Systems Engineering), Ashwin Khandeparker (M.S. Project, Computer Science), and Rajat Handa, Daniel Ruiz, Cassie Heyman-Schrum, Saif Ahmed, Ben Gelman, Chris Beckley, Xiaomo Liu, Gaurav Dongaonkar, Monique Dufour, James Pembridge, Varun Ramdas, Asta Schram, Prasanna Kumar, Shreya Kothaneth, Daniel Breakiron, Vismay Shah, and Daniel Shanahan, among others.

(c) 2018 by Aditya Johri