Karla Renee Hamlen Mansour (Karla Hamlen), Ph.D.
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 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Curriculum & Foundations
 Office: JH 388
 Phone: 216-687-4610
 Email: K.HAMLEN@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 388, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Education:
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, SUNY Buffalo, 2008
M.Ed., Music Education, SUNY Buffalo
B.M.E., Music Education, Wheaton College
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Karla Hamlen Mansour is an Associate Professor of Educational Research in the department of Curriculum and Foundations. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, at which time she developed research interests in choices and strategies in video games, and ways in which these relate to general learning strategies, academic ethics, creativity, and problem-solving styles in children and young adults. With background in music education and mathematics, Dr. Hamlen has taught K-12 general music, elementary instrumental music, and junior high mathematics in schools both in South America and the United States. She now teaches graduate Educational Research, Statistics, and Data-Based Decision Making Courses at CSU.
 
Research Interests:
Video game play and relationships to learning strategies, creativity, and ethics among children and adolescents.
 
Teaching Areas:
Educational Research and Statistics, Data-Driven Decision Making, Assessment
 
Professional Affiliations:
American Psychological Association
 
University Service:
Admissions and Standards Committee
Graduate Student Awards Committee
Doctoral Studies Committee, COEHS
Director of Educational Research Program, Curriculum and Foundations Dept
 
Professional Service:
Treasurer of APA Division 46
Member of editorial board for APA journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture
Reviewer for journals: Computers & Education, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Educational Computing Research, Developmental Psychology
 
Research Grants:
Chu, P. (PI), Hamlen, K., & Yu, C. (co-PIs) (2015-2018). A spiral computing engineering lab framework. Funded by NSF: $245,373.

Misra, S., Hamlen, K., Jackson, D., Simon, E., Sridhar, N. (2013-2017). CE21: Type I: Engaging Teachers in Computing Education for the Next-Generation Workforce. Funded by NSF: $1,000,000.00.

Hamlen, K. (2013). Learning from problem-solving styles in video games and in academics. CSU Faculty Scholarship Initiative. Funded: $4,635.00.