Texas Tech University

Sungwon Shin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Educational Psychology & Leadership

Email: sungwon.shin@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-6240

Office: EDUC 270

Sungwon Shin is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at Texas Tech University. Dr. Shin's research interests center around instructional design principles, diverse instructional strategies and technology integration that support learning of complex phenomena. As part of this work, she studies inquiry-based learning, case-based learning, and collaborative learning, and the role of technology to support social knowledge construction during complex learning processes. In one of her current projects (Personalized Learning Video Case Library, http://plcase.ttu.edu), Dr. Shin focuses on constructing classroom cases that present teachers' use of diverse student-centered strategies and exploring the use of video cases in both teacher education and professional development. In her most recent work in collaboration with colleagues in engineering and education, Dr. Shin is exploring ways to design student-centered STEM programs as educational interventions for underrepresented K-12 students to promote their active pursuit of STEM pathways. Her efforts have led to collaboration with STEM teachers in rural schools and a summer STEM camp in the College of Education at Texas Tech for underrepresented students. She is working on multiple external grant proposals to seek support for continuing these efforts. In addition, Dr. Shin's prior experience includes 4 years in e-learning companies for online education and corporate training. Her interest in online education led to the construction of a framework for quality assured online courses (Quality of Online Education) in the College of Education. 

Dr. Sungwon Shin, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University Bloomington, 2015
  • M.S. Education (Social Studies), Indiana University Bloomington, 2014 
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Modern History, University of St. Andrews, 2008
  • B.A., History, Ewha Woman's University, 2004

Areas of Expertise

  • Instructional design principles and strategies
  • Student-centered instruction
  • Technology-enhanced instruction and learning environment design
  • Large-scale instructional program design

Selected Publications

Shin, S., Brush, T., & Saye, J. (2019). Using technology-enhanced cases in teacher education: An exploratory study in a social studies methods course. Teaching and Teacher Education, 78, 151-164.

Shin, S., Brush, T., Saye, J., & Zhang, Z. (2019). Integrating classroom video cases into a teaching methods course: A two-year journey of curriculum redesign. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 10(1), 35-52.

Shin, S., & Cheon, J. (2019). Assuring student satisfaction of online education: A search for core course design element. International Journal of E-Learning, 18(2), 147-164.