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Julia McKeown

Associate Professor


402D Poe Hall


Julia McKeown, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University and coordinates the Learning, Design, and Technology graduate programs. She currently focuses her teaching and research in the areas of instructional media, instructional design and development, learning theories, human performance improvement, and emerging technologies.

Dr. McKeown also has a passion for financial education and a large part of her outreach work is currently devoted to developing and managing large scale personal finance education and media projects to promote financial literacy, planning, and education.

Research Description

Dr. McKeown is currently focused on two primary areas of research. The first focus is on modeling, mapping, and assessing complex problem solving, in a variety of settings including educational programs as well as media and content creation. The second area is focused on emerging technologies that have the potential to improve learning and human performance especially in the areas of online instruction and distance education. Particular emphasis is placed on areas where technology facilitates paradigm shifts in way learning may occur or be facilitated.

Courses Taught

  • ECI 511 Introduction to Learning, Design, and Technology
  • ECI 512 Emerging Technology for Teaching and Learning
  • ECI 514 Developing and Delivering Online Instruction
  • ECI 517 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Learning Environments
  • ECI 518 Program and Staff Development
  • ECI 519  Special Topics including Open Learning, Instructional Video Production, Media and Content Creation, Performance Improvement, and Design Thinking.
  • ECI 652 Field-Based Applications of Learning Design and Technology

Editorial Boards

  • TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning (Springer)
  • Educational Technology Research & Development (Springer)


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Instructional Systems Florida State University 2009

Master of Science Instructional Systems Florida State University 2005

Bachelor of Arts Music Education Florida State University 1999