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Tamara Galoyan, PhD, MA, Drexel University School of Education
Assistant Research Professor

Tamara Galoyan, PhD


PhD, Drexel University
MA, American University of Armenia
MA, Yerevan State Linguistic University

Program Affiliation

Co-Director & Co-Founder of Education, Learning, and Brain Sciences (E-LaBS) Research Collaborative


  • Galoyan, T. & Songer, N. (2022). How do interdisciplinary teams co-construct instructional materials emphasizing both science and engineering practices? International Journal of Science Education.
  • Golayan, T., Barany, A., Donaldson, J. P., Ward, N., & Hammrich, P. L. (2022). Connecting science, design thinking, and computational thinking through sports. International Journal of Instruction, 15(1), 601-618. DOI:
  • Galoyan T, Kysh L, Lulejian A, Dickhoner J, Sikder A, Lee M, Ben-Isaac E, Espinoza J (2022). Lessons learned from organizing and evaluating international virtual training for healthcare professionals. Int J Med Educ. DOI: 10.5116/ijme.6238.459f. PMID: 35367957; PMCID: PMC9017505.
  • Sikder A, Mehta P, Galoyan T, Parekh E, Dickhoner J, Yeghiazaryan N, Harutyunyan R, Hovhannisyan T, Lee T, Espinoza J. (2022). Using a Facebook Virtual Examination Room to Enhance ROPTraining in Armenia. Clinical Ophthalmology, 16. DOI:
  • Galoyan, T., Betts, K., Delaney, B., Fourie, M. (2021). Exploring online pedagogical practices for enhancing transfer of learning in higher education. Online Learning, 25(1), 178-197. DOI:10.24059/olj.v25i4.2887.
  • Betts, K., Delaney, B., Galoyan, T., Lynch, B. (2021). Historical Overview of Online Education from 1700s to 2021 in the United States. Journal of Online Learning Research and Practice.
  • Galoyan, T.; Betts, K.; Abramian, H.; Reddy, P.; Izzetoglu, K.; Shewokis, P.A (2021). Examining Mental Workload in a Spatial Navigation Transfer Game via Functional near Infrared Spectroscopy. Brain Sciences11 (45). DOI:
  • Galoyan, T. & Betts, K. (2021). Integrative Transfer of Learning Model and Implications for Higher Education. Journal of Continuing Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/07377363.2020.1847970
  • Betts, K., Miller, M., Tokuhama-Espinosa, T., Shewokis, P., Anderson, A., Borja, C., Galoyan, T., Delaney, B., Eigenauer, J., & Dekker, S. (2019). International report: Neuromyths and evidence based practices in higher education. Online Learning Consortium: Newburyport, MA. 
  • Learning Sciences
  • Online and blended/hybrid learning
  • Neuroeducation; Mind, Brain, & Education (MBE) Sciences
  • Creative problem solving and transfer of learning
  • Video games and Immersive Virtual Reality for learning
  • Drexel University, School of Education (Sep 2021 - Present)
    Assistant Research Professor
  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (Feb 2020 - Present)
    Learning Consultant
  • Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, University of Utah (Sep 2019 - Aug 2021)
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • American University of Armenia (Sep 2013 - May 2015)
    EFL/ESL Instructor
  • Yerevan State Linguistic University (Aug 2009 - Aug 2011)
    EFL/ESL Instructor

Tamara Galoyan, PhD, is Assistant Research Professor in the School of Education at Drexel University. She also serves as Founding Co-Director of Education, Learning, and Brain Sciences (E -LaBS) Research Collaborative and Research Associate at Freddie Reisman Center for Translational Research in Creativity and Motivation at Drexel University. Tamara earned her Ph.D. degree in Educational Leadership and Learning Technologies from Drexel University. Tamara completed her two-year postdoctoral training at the University of Utah’s College of Education, Department of Educational Psychology. Tamara’s research is multidisciplinary and lies at the intersection of Learning Sciences, neuroeducation, Mind, Brain, and Education Science, STEM education, and online and blended learning. She has more than a decade of experience in teaching, education research, instructional design, curriculum development, evaluation, and training in the context of higher education, PreK-12, and continuous workplace learning. Tamara has expertise in mixed methods, qualitative, and quantitative methodologies. She also works as Research Consultant for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she conducts research on innovation in medical education, including design, implementation, and evaluation of virtual medical training programs for healthcare professionals in low- and-middle-income countries.