- Richard Otto
- Associate Professor Digital Media Technologies, Department Chair
B.A., 1995, University of Arizona
M.A., 2001, Marywood University
Ph.D., 2007, University of Memphis
I'm the Chair of Digital Media Technologies. Any DMET student can always come to me about any DMET issue and I will help or point you in the right direction.
My areas of specialization are Video Production, Audio Production, Media Theory
Esports, Gaming, Virtual Communities, and STEM Learning.
- Yi-hui Huang
- Professor Digital Media Technologies
B.A., 1994, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
M.A., 1996, The University of Iowa
M.F.A., 1997, The University of Iowa
Ph.D., 2008, The Ohio State University
Yi-hui Huang creates and writes about photographs. She teaches various levels of photography courses.
Digital Photography, Digital Composites, Studio Lighting
Aesthetics and Theories of Photography
Philosophical and Cultural Theories in Photography
Artist Practices in Digital Composite Photography
Publications & Presentations
Recent book: Theories in digital composite photographs: 12 artists and their work. New York & London: Routledge.
- Carol Walker
- Assistant Professor Digital Media Technology, Graduate Coordinator Instructional Technology
B.A., 2001, Education, St. Joseph’s College
B.A., 2001, Psychology, St. Joseph’s College
M.A., 2004, History, East Stroudsburg University
M.Ed., 2008, Instructional Technology, East Stroudsburg University
Ph.D., 2012, Communication Media and Instructional Technology: Indiana University of PA
Dr. Carol Walker is a dedicated professional, passionate about motivating students to achieve to their highest potential. Her research, publications, and presentations are focused on understanding the impact of technology on learning.
Quantitative Research, Instructional Technology and Design, Communications Theory, Media Law and Ethics
Cyberbullying, exploring the role of emerging communication technologies and social media in Veteran education, Heutagogy and the practice of self-determined learning
East Stroudsburg University: DMET 495 submitted for new GE Standard IV
Co-advisor: National Broadcast Society, Fall 2017
Acting Department Chair for the purpose of chair: Promotion Dr. Beth Rajan Sockman Fall 2016
Chair of Promotion Committee of Digital Media Technologies Fall 2016
National Association of Lutheran Church: Church Plant Committee, Secretary on Leadership Committee. Stroudsburg, PA 2015 – present
Reviewer: Computers in Human Behavior: 2016
Reviewer: Review of Educational Research (2014 Impact Factor: 3.897; Ranking 1/224 in Education and Educational Research): 2015
Reviewer: Pennsylvania Communication Annual: 2014, 2015, 2017
Reviewer: AECT Education Division: March 2015
Presenter: Christ Hamilton United Lutheran Church: Staying Safe on the Web, 2015
East Stroudsburg University: Professional presentation for College of Education: “Simplifying Life with Technology” February 2014
Teacher Education Council Committee member 2014 - present
Colonial Intermediate Unit 20: Assistant to Chair and Judge for 2014 Computer Fair Spring 2014
East Stroudsburg University: Faculty Away Days, Summer 2013 - 2017
East Stroudsburg University: Strategic Planning Roundtable Discussion January 2014
East Stroudsburg University: Campus Security Authority 2014 - present
East Stroudsburg University: Department Assessment Chair 2014
East Stroudsburg University: Strategic planning committee, Teaching and Learning into the Future Task Force 2013 – 2014
East Stroudsburg University: Performance and Review Committee 2013 - present
Research Paper Presentation: Reviewer for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference (2011)
Teacher Education Division: Reviewer for the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) Annual Conference (2011; 2012;2013).
Volunteer at church
Certified member of Student Assistant Program (SAP)
Student Group Advising
Advisor for DMET Instructional Technology Graduate Students
Publications & Presentations
“Staying safe on the Web: A discussion about social media, cyberbullying, and how to use the Internet to your best advantage for career success” Accepted at Provost’s Colloquium East Stroudsburg University, April 2019
“Exploring the Role of Emerging Communication Technology and social Media in 21st Century Veteran Education” Proposed at Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) Conference in March 2018 in San Diego, CA
“Exploring the Role of Emerging Communication Technology and social Media in 21st Century Veteran Education” Accepted at University of North Florida Conference in November 2017 in Jacksonville, FL
“Motivating Learning and Differentiating Instruction Using Web 2.0 Content Curating Tools” Presented at the Mini-Conference of Faculty Research & Scholarly Activity in April 2015 in East Stroudsburg University
“Motivating Learning and Differentiating Instruction Using Web 2.0 Content Curating Tools” Presented at the Association for Educational and Communications Technology (AECT) in November 2014 in Jacksonville, FL.
“21st Century Cyberbullying defined: An analysis of intent, repetition, and emotional response” Presented at the Mini-Conference of Faculty Research & Scholarly Activity in April 2014 in East Stroudsburg University
“21st Century Cyberbullying defined: An analysis of intent, repetition, and emotional response” Presented at the Association for Educational and Communications Technology (AECT) for 2013 in Anaheim, CA.
“iPad: Explore the hidden potential in your students.” Accepted at the Association for Educational and Communications Technology (AECT) for 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Pennsylvania Education Technology Expo and Conference – “iPad: Explore the potential in your students!” February 2012
Cyberbullying: gender, culture, and the role of adults. Presented at The Laurel Highlands Communications Conference 2010. Indiana, PA.
George Herbert Mead: an overview and understanding of symbolic interactionism. Presented at The Laurel Highlands Communications Conference 2010. Indiana, PA.
Workshop: Digital storytelling. (2010) Presented at The Laurel Highlands Communications Conference 2010. Indiana, PA.
An exploratory study of cyberbullying with undergraduate students. Paper presented at the Association for Educational and Communications Technology (AECT) for 2010 in Anaheim, CA.
Pennsylvania Education Technology Expo and Conference – 3 hour Workshop – “Digital Storytelling” February 2010
Pennsylvania Education Technology Expo and Conference – “Cyberbullying – do you know?” February 2010
East Stroudsburg University Summer Reading Workshop, co-presenter – “Reading and Writing with Meaning: Storytelling on the Web” June 2009
East Stroudsburg University Summer Reading Workshop, co-presenter – “Storytelling with Movies” June 2009
Pennsylvania Education Technology Expo and Conference – “Wikis and WebQuest – Collaborate in Web 2.0” February 2009
Pennsylvania Education Technology Expo and Conference – “Reading and Writing Come Alive with Web 2.0 Tools” February 2009
East Stroudsburg University Summer Reading Workshop, co-presenter – “Web 2.0” June 2008
East Stroudsburg University Summer Reading Workshop, co-presenter – “Podcasting” June 2008
Walker, C. (2017) Developing an understanding of cyberbullying: The emotional impact and struggle to define. In O. Dreon & D. Polly (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Teacher Education for Ethical Professional Practice in the 21st Century. (pp. 236 – 258). Hershey, PA: IGI Glob
Walker, C. (2015). An analysis of cyberbullying among sexual minority university students. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 15(7), 44 – 50.
Walker, C. (2015). Cyberbullying. In Encyclopedia of Educational Technology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Walker, C. (2014). Cyberbullying Redefined: An analysis of intent and repetition. International Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 1 (5), 59 – 69.
Walker, C. (2013) Twenty-first century cyberbullying defined: An analysis of intent, repetition, and emotional response. In M. Simonson (Ed.), 35rd Annual Proceedings: Vol. 1. Selected Research and Development Papers Presented at the Annual Convention of Association for Educational Communication and Technology (pp. 211 – 220) Acceptance rate: 60%
Walker, C., Sockman Rajan, B., & Koehn, S. (2011). An exploratory study of cyberbullying with undergraduate students. TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 55(2), 31 – 38. doi:10.1007/s11528-011-0481-0
Walker, C., Sockman Rajan, B., & Koehn, S. (2010). An exploratory study of the cyberbullying with undergraduate students. In M. Simonson (Ed.), 33rd Annual Proceedings: Vol. 1. Selected Research and Development Papers Presented at the Annual Convention of Association for Educational Communication and Technology (pp. 259 – 281). Acceptance: Approximately 60% of submissions are accepted for publication through a peer reviewed process
Walker, C. (2010) Cyberbullying: gender, culture, and the role of adults. In B. Wiggins & C. Schaeffer (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second Annual Laurel Highlands Communications Conference. (pp. 160 – 167).
Walker, C. (2010) George Herbert Mead: An overview and understanding of symbolic interactionism. In B. Wiggins & C. Schaeffer (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second Annual Laurel Highlands Communications Conference. (pp. 221 - 231).
- Jason Engerman
- Assistant Professor Digital Media Technologies
B.S., 2008, East Stroudsburg University
M.S., 2011, Wilkes University
Ph.D., 2016, The Pennsylvania State University
My research interests center around the intersection of underrepresented populations and their sociocultural uses of interactive digital media (such as video games) within native learning ecologies. I work toward social change and school equity through promoting civic engagement and empowering learners. Learners should be empowered to navigate their learning pathways through accessible interactive technologies. Culturally responsive systemic approaches can leverage learner engagement to help foster more efficient opportunities for authentic teaching and learning in the New Age of Experience.
Multimedia Production, Media Theory, Entrepreneurship, Professional Training and Executive Coaching, Instructional Learning Design
Game based learning (Esports), Entrepreneurship, Affinity spaces, Sports, Entertainment, Digital Media Technologies, Playcology
- Patsie Varkados
- Assistant Professor of Digital Media Technologies
B.A., 2010, DeSales University
M.A., 2014, Ohio University
M.F.A., 2014 Ohio University
Patsie Varkados teaches DMET 210: Television Studio Production I, DMET 310: Television Studio Production II & DMET 410: Advanced Production. Her teachings focus on Television Studio Production, Editing in Final Cut Pro X, Editing Theory & Techniques, Camera and Lighting Techniques, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Character Animator and Advanced Production Techniques. She has worked professionally in the field for HBO, Epix, Showtime, ESPN and many more. She is proud to be part of Digital Media Technologies here at ESU.
- Ahmed Karam Yousof
- Assistant Professor of Digital Media Technologies
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Ahmed Yousof is an assistant professor of digital media technologies at East Stroudsburg University. His area of research is game-based learning in educational, business and cross-cultural communication contexts.
Born and raised in Belgium, lived in the Middle East, and studied in the U.S., Yousof is interested in intercultural communication and the effective use of digital games in enhancing the intercultural competency of people from different cultural backgrounds. Yousof’s research focuses on the examination and production of effective computer-mediated and mixed-reality instructional approaches to solve challenging learning problems related to intercultural communication. Through considering the necessary factors in the instructional design of video games and virtual reality, Yousof tackles how dynamic learning environments made possible by 3D games and virtual reality can contribute to better development and acquisition of business, educational, and cultural knowledge. Accordingly, he has developed a video game, HERO 1, as a training tool for enhancing intercultural competency. The game concept and the research behind it received an international award for New Media and Mobile Learning in 2013 from Education Without Borders Conference in Dubai."
I am teaching undergraduate and graduate courses that are related to graphics, gamification, Multimedia design and production, animation, and digital publishing.
Linking games to business training and education is a necessity to create prolific experiences and achieve valuable outcomes for the individual and business. Thus, I am interested in the design and development of serious games in non-digital, digital, AR/VR formats. The games cover cross-disciplinary fields such as communication, business, science, and art.
Dr. Yousof is a member of departmental and university-wide committees such as The Department of Digital Media Technologies (DMET) Evaluation Committee and ESU Campus Author Recognition Committee. Also, Dr, Yousof has given workshops and speeches in the Middle East, the U.S., and Canada.
Publications & Presentations
Yousof, A. (2019). Benefits and Disadvantages of Utilizing Gamified Learning in Higher
Education In Mabel C. P., Okojie, Tinukwa C. Boulder (Ed.), Handbook of Research on
Adult Learning in Higher Education (pp. TBD). Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing
Co-investigator of the Digital Fluency Grant from Adobe: Research title: The Effectiveness of using Adobe Applications in the Development of the faculty digital fluency across Pennsylvania State University in Erie, PA.
Yousof, A. Nahla, A. (2019). The Future of Digital Game-Based Learning (DGBL) in Shaping Intercultural Communication Competency In Heather Lum (Ed.), Critical Issues Impacting Science, Technology, Society (STS) and Our Future (pp. 120-141). Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing
“Media in Transition: Journalism and Mass Media in the Arab World after the Arab Spring and its Influence to Access and Use of Media by Arab Immigrants in the United States” (2016)
Research Paper presented at AEJMC, Canada
“Do console games encourage racial and cultural discrimination: The Portrayal of Race and Culture in Commercial 3D games” (2016)
Research Paper presented at LHCC conference, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
“The Portrayal of Super Heroes in LEGO® Videogames” (2015) Paper presented at Popular Culture of America (PCA) Conference, New Orleans
“Egypt Vs. Indonesian Politics: Role of International Media in Reporting Egyptian Revolution Vs. Indonesian Reform” (2015) Paper presented at Indonesia Focus Conference, Ohio
“Videogames and Teen Crimes” (2014)
Paper presented at Popular Culture of America (PCA) Conference, Chicago
“HERO I: A Simulation Game that Promotes Cultural Understanding among Cultures” (2013)
Education Without Borders Conference, Dubai
“When Lara Croft Teaches a Second Language” Paper presented at Laurel Highlands Communications Conference
“Designing a Study Skills Website for Egyptian Students in Higher Education”
Case-study co-presented at Egypt TESOL Conference, Egypt
- Nicholas D'Angelo
- Assistant Professor of Digital Media Technologies
B.A., Montclair State University
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
Nicholas D'Angelo brings 11 years of Digital Advertising experience to ESU. He has worked for several prestigious digital advertising agencies, including Organic, J. Walter Thompson, and Digitas. He has worked on the marketing and design of such brands as Ford, Cadillac, Duracell, Kraft Foods, and Dodge. His current focus is on web design and production, social media, and brand development. He also is a fine artist producing work in mixed media and painting; he has exhibited in numerous galleries and shows over the past 25 years.