Professor, Education, Health & Behavior
- Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Problem-based Learning, Problem solving, Active Learning Pedagogies, Systems Thinking and Modeling,
Woei Hung is currently a professor and graduate director of the Instructional Design and Technology Program at the University of North Dakota. He received his Ph.D. in Learning Technologies from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a former chair and program chair of the Problem-based Education SIG in the American Educational Research Association, as well as an executive board member and treasurer of the PAN PBL Association of Problem-Based Learning and Active Learning Methodologies. He is currently the co-editor for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning and has served as an editorial board member of the journal for many years. His research areas focus on problem-based learning (PBL), project-based learning, team-based learning, problem design, complex problem solving, types and difficulty levels of problems, systems thinking and modeling, concept mapping and formation, and creativity. He has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and edited books in the areas of PBL problem and curriculum design, and the effects of PBL in enhancing students’ higher order thinking skills, instructional technology and strategies, and creativity. He is a co-editor of the Wiley Handbook of Problem-based Learning. He was a Fulbright US scholar to Kyrgyzstan working with University of Central Asia in 2018, and the recipient of 2019 SHE Research Visit Scholarship at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.