Hammond – Previous Doctoral Students


Julie Oltman (https://julieoltman.com


Julie Oltman’s previous degrees are an M.S. degree in Kinesiology and B.A. degree in English, both from the University of New Hampshire.  While completing her doctorate, she worked as the Assistant Athletic Director for Technology at Lehigh University. Her research interests include digital mobile learning, game-based learning, and elementary social studies education.


Ali Shameem, Lehigh University

Dissertation: Influence of Culture on Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Technology.  


Dr. Ali Shameem is the head of ICT at Surabaya Intercultural School, Indonesia. He has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environment since 2006. Dr. Shameem previously served as the director of educational technology and head of computer science at King’s Academy in Amman, Jordan where he was instrumental in the creation and execution of 1:1 Bring Your Own Device laptop program to support personalized learning with technology. Over the years, Dr. Shameem participated at a number of EdTech events all over the globe to share his passion and views on the benefits of effective technology integration and need for computer science education at schools. Dr. Shameem holds a PhD in Teaching, Learning, and Technology as well as a Master of Science in Instructional Technology from Lehigh University. An avid instructional technologist with research interest in teacher learning, technology integration, teachers’ attitudes towards technology, and the influence of culture on technology integration, Dr. Shameem enjoys working with teachers and students alike.


Sarah Eliza Stanlick, Lehigh University

Dissertation: Quality and Directionality of Global Citizenship Identity Development in the Context of Online and Offline Reflections During an Introductory Global Citizenship Course.


Sarah Stanlick is Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in International & Global Studies (faculty page). Previously, she was the founding director of Lehigh University’s Center for Community Engagement and a professor of practice in Sociology and Anthropology. She has taught at Centenary College of New Jersey and was a researcher at Harvard’s Kennedy School, assisting the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power. She has published in International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, The Social Studies, and the Journal of Global Citizenship and Equity Education. Her current interests include inquiry-based teaching and learning, global citizenship, transformative learning, and cultivating learner agency.


Xiaoli Zhao, Lehigh University

Dissertation: Towards a Systematic Understanding of Community in Online Learning” (2014)