Neal Shambaugh, Ph.D.

Professor, Instructional Design & Technology
Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development


Office: 506F Allen Hall


Prior to academia, I was a radio announcer, radio station owner, self-employed developer of customized training programs for the mining industry, and a university video producer. My undergraduate degree is in Management Science. My master’s and Ph.D. are in instructional systems design. I have written two textbooks for Allyn and Bacon on instructional design. I’m a big advocate of studying one’s teaching and developing a research-grounded knowledge base. I advise master’s and doctoral students, and work with Benedum teachers who are placed at Rivesville Elementary/Middle School.


My areas are instructional design, technology-teaching, models of teaching, visual literacy. My research interests are Instructional Design Models and Pedagogy, Design and Development Research, Mental Models, and Professional Development.


Shambaugh, N. (2015). Joint Professional Development of Teacher Candidates and Mentoring Teachers in Using Project-Based Learning for 21st Century Learning Outcomes. In J. Keengwe (Eds). Handbook of Research on Global Issues in Next-Generation Teacher Education. Chapter 5. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Ogden, L., & Shambaugh, N. (2015). The continuous and systematic study of the college algebra flipped classroom. In J. Keengwe (Ed.). Handbook of Research on Active Learning and the Flipped Classroom Model in the Digital Age. IGI Global.

Shambaugh, N. (2015). Foreword to J. Keengwe & J. Agamba (Eds.). Models for Improving and Optimizing Online and Blended Learning in Higher Education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Steel, S., Shambaugh, N., Curtis, R., & Schrum, L. (2015). The Benedum Collaborative: Evaluating a strategic plan for simultaneous renewal. In D. Polly, T. Heafner, M. Chapman, & M. Spooner (Eds.). Professional Development Schools and Transformative Partnerships. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.


  • EDP 600 Educational Psychology
  • EDP 640 Instructional Design
  • EDP 740 Principles of Instruction
  • EDP 744 Cognition in Social Settings
  • IDT 744 IT Integration
  • IDT 691 IDT Professional Practice
  • IDT 640 Visual Literacy
  • IDT 693 Project-Based Learning
  • IDT 693 Visuals and Teaching
  • EDUC 400 Instructional Design and Evaluation
  • EDUC 600 Teacher as Researcher
  • EDUC 610 Context of Education
  • TE 710 Introduction to Technology
  • TE 740 Readings in Technology

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