Monica Walch Tracey

Monica Walch Tracey
Associate Professor - Learning Design and Technology
369 Education Building

Office Hours: Wednesday Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Email monicatracey@wayne.edu to schedule an appointment.

(313) 577-1700
(313) 577-1693

Education
  • July, 2001 Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) Ph.D. Instructional Technology
  • December, 1997 Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) Education Specialist Certificate, Instructional Technology
  • May, 1986 Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) Masters of Arts in Education
  • May, 1981 Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant, Michigan) Bachelor of Science in Education

Academic Interests

Research on the theory and practice of  design and designer professional identity development. The theoretical foundations of design.

Area Of Expertise

Design, Design-based Research, Medical Program Design, Designer Professional Identity Development

Research Interests

 Research on the theory and practice of design, medical design and designer professional identity development

Courses Taught

  • Design Thinking 
  • Theoretical Foundations of Learning  Design and Technology
  • Research in Learning Design and Technology
  • Current Trends in Learning Design and Technology

Community Engagement Activities

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

University Committee Membership
Member: International Sources for Research Committee, Provost Office, 2012 - present
Member: University Sabbatical Leaves Committee, 2011 – 2012
Member: University Academic Technology Advisory Group, 2011 – present

College/Department Committee Membership
Chair: College of Education International Committee, 2012 – present
Member: Curriculum Committee, 2012 – present
IT Representative: College of Education M.Ed. Core Ad Hoc Committee, 2011 -– 2012
Chair: College of Education “The Center for School Health Proposal Review Committee, 2012
Member: College of Education Grievance Committee, 2010 – present
Member: College of Education Social Amenities Committee, 2008-2010
Member: Search Committee – Instructional Technology, Administrative and Organizational Studies Division, 2010 - 2011
Member: Search Committee – Instructional Technology, Administrative and Organizational Studies Division, 2009-2010
Member: Search Committee – Instructional Technology, Administrative and Organizational Studies Division, 2008-2009

Additional Department, School and University Service
Judge: WSU 3rd Annual Graduate Exhibition, March 6, 2012
Reviewer: Graduate School Professional Scholarships, 2012

 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

United States Army
Member of the Unites States Army Educational Advisory Board – 2013 to present

Designer for Learning
Member of the Non-Profit Designers for Learning Advisory Board – 2013 to present

AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology)

Member of the Leadership Development Task Force – 2012
Member of the Transition Task Force – 2012
Member of the AECT Certification Committee - 2012
AECT Outstanding Journal Article Award Reviewer - 2011
Board Member-at-Large: Elected – 2010-2013
Nominating Committee member to select candidates for the AECT Board of Directors, 2009-2010
Past President: Design and Development Division, 2009-2010
President: Design and Development Division, 2008-2009
President: Michigan Chapter of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2009 - present
President-Elect, Conference Planner: Design and Development Division, 2007-2008
Vice President: Communications, Design and Development Division, 2006-2007
Proposal Reviewer: Conference Review Committee, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Proposal Reviewer: Research and Theory Committee, 2009
PacifiCorp Student Competition Award Program: Member, 2003-2004; Chair,2004-2005
Chair: Design and Development Practice Award Competition, 2004 - 2012

ISPI (International Society for Performance Improvement)

Proposal Reviewer: ISPI International Conference, 2002
Reviewer: Awards of Excellence Committee, ISPI Michigan Chapter, 2001

AERA (American Educational Research Association)

Invited Proposal Reviewer: Division C: Technology Research Section, 2011
Proposal Reviewer: SIG Design & Technology: International Conference, 2009
Proposal Reviewer: SIG Design & Technology: International Conference, 2008

Grants

Educating Radiation Oncology Future Professionals
2013 - 2018

Cyber Learning Pilot with the Girl Scouts
2013 - 2013

Cyber Learning Pilot with the Girl Scouts
2013 - 2013

The Customization of Cross Cultural Instruction
2008 - 2009

Research in Partnership Programs in Doha, Qatar: Bridging Wayne State University and the Middle East
2009 - 2009

Designing an Enrichment School-Based Educational Intervention to Improve Sleep in Children
2008 - 2008

Instituting a Lean Transformation
2004 - 2004

The Relationship Between How Perspective Secondary Mathematics Teachers Learn and Their Approach to Designing Lessons for Other Learners of Mathematics
2004 - 2004

Instituting a Lean Transformation
2004 - 2004

Application of the Multiple Intelligence Design Model in Web- Based Instruction
2002 - 2002

The Pawley Institute: Creating and Sustaining an Interdisciplinary Institute focusing on researching and teaching lean principles
2002 - 2002

BPC-DP: G3 Cyber- GO-GIRLS Go Cyber. National Science Foundation Proposal #1042393
Submitted May 10, 2010. Under Review

Awards & Honors

2012
Wayne State University Department Chair Award (Nominated)

2012
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Brown Book Award

2012
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Presidential Award

2011
Association for Educational Communications and Technology: Annual Achievement Award

2008
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Design and Development Division Service Award

2005
Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award, Nominated

2004
Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award, Nominated

2002
Faculty Recognition Award, Oakland University

2001
Instructional Technology Doctoral Student of the Year, Wayne State University

1997
Instructional Technology Education Specialist Student of the Year, Wayne State University

Presentations

A design-based research case study documenting a constructivist ID process and instructional solution for a cross-cultural workforce
*Tracey, M.W.* 2 2012 College of Education at Wayne State University Faculty Brown Bag series, Detroit, MI

A Multidisciplinary Examination of the Decision-making Process Used by Designers
*Tracey, M.W.*, Stefaniak, J., & Quinn-Grzebyk, T. 2012 Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, KY

Preparing Novice Designers Through Reflection in Action
*Tracey, M.W.*, Stefaniak, J., & Quinn-Grzebyk, T. 2012 Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Louisville, KY

Developing Innovative Designers
*Tracey, M.W.* 2012 Greater Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development, Detroit, MI

How to Make the Most of Your Conference Experience and Beyond
*Tracey, M.W.* 2012 Association for Educational Technology and Communications Graduate Student Assembly GSA Virtual Conference

Design Thinking
*Tracey, M.W.* 9 2012 Michigan Chapter of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Detroit, MI

Design, Designers and Reflection-in-Action
*Tracey, M.W.* 2012 Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, KY

Design and Research - Everyone is Jumping on the Bandwagon, But Do We Know Where We Are Going?
*Tracey, M.W.*, Boling, E., Gibbons, A. & Reeves, T. 11 2011 Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Michigan Chapter of AECT: Growing the future of educational technology through community engagement
*Tracey, M.W.*, Unger, K.L., Remsing, L. & Chateauvert, C. 11 2011 Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Building Campus Community to Motivate and Retain First Year Students
*Tracey, M.W.* Kacin, S., & Remsing, L. 11 2011 Association for Educational Communications and Technology

The Effects of Instructional Designer Self-Awareness During Design
*Tracey, M.W.* & Grzebyk, T. Q. 11 2011 Association for Educational Communications and Technology

The Road to Full Professor for Women in Academia
Bishop, M.J., *Tracey, M.W.*, Ertmer, P., Lockee, B., Koszalka, T. & Boling, E. 11 2011 Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Design Thinking: What is This All About?
*Tracey, M.W.* 10 2011 Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Michigan Chapter

Using Google Applications to Teach Educators and Instructional Designers to Access, Modify and Create an Open Course
*Tracey, M.W.*, Unger, K.L. & Waddell, K.J. 11 2011 Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Using Google Applications to Teach Educators to Access, Modify and Create Open an Course
*Tracey, M.W.* 8 2011 New Literacy Conference

Strategically Aligning Volunteer Service to Support Career Advancement
*Tracey, M.W.* 7 2011 Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Leadership Meeting

Instructional Design and the Critical Role of Mentoring
*Tracey, M.W.* 10 2010 Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Networking on the NING: Building communities of learners to support classroom learning through discussions
*Tracey, M.W.*, Unger, K., & Schwartz, M 10 2010 Association for Educational Communications and Technology

The Dubai Mall Project: Cross-Cultural Instructional Design
*Tracey, M.W.* 5 2010 Oakland University

Technology Integration Professional Development Intervention: A Design and Development Study
Unger, K., & *Tracey, M.W.* 10 2010 Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Cross-cultural Instruction: An Instructional Design Case
*Tracey, M.W.* 9 2010 The Greater Detroit Chapter of the ASTD

New Approaches to Instructional Design
Tracey, M.W. & Boling, E. 10 2010 Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Creating Cross-Cultural Customized Instruction with Rapid Prototyping: A Case Study Linking Design and Development with Learning and Performance
*Tracey, M.W.*, Morgan, V., Alwadie, A., Unger, K. 10 2009 Association for Educational and Communications Technology, Louisville, Kentucky.

Implementing the ADDIE Instructional Design Model: LIS7880, Instructional Methods for Librarians
*Tracey, M. W.* 2 2009 Wayne State University

Transforming Learning and Instruction Through Educational Technology: Preparing Future Professionals
Robinson R., *Tracey, M.W.*, Kneller, M., & Unger, K. 10 2009 Association for Educational and Communications Technology, Louisville, Kentucky.

The 2008 Definition of the Field: Controversies and Applications
Molenda, M., Hlynka, D. *Tracey, M.W.* Robinson, R. & Donaldson, A. 8 2009 Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Webinar Series

Learning Through Collaborative Problem Solving, Humanities Center Brown Bag Colloquium Series
*Tracey, M. W.* 4 2009 Wayne State University

The construction and validation of the multiple intelligencedesign model
*Tracey, M.W.* 2009 American Society for Training and Development, Michigan Chapter, Detroit, Michigan

Getting Started as a Consultant, Graduate Student Assembly Presentation
*Tracey, M.W.* 2008 Association for Educational and Communications Technology Conference. Orlando, FL

Future Directions of Instructional Design Theory and Practice: Reflections from Leaders in the Field
*Tracey, M.W.*, Jonassen, D., Klein, J., Merrill, D., Richey, R., Rossett, A. 2008 Association for Educational and Communications Technology Conference. Orlando, FL

Needs assessment toolkit: Determining the needs of the people we serve
*Tracey, M. W.* 2008 Michigan Information Literacy Initiative, Michigan Library Association

Discussion of Educational Technology: The Definition in Action
Donaldson, A., Smaldino, S., Robinson, *Tracey, M.W.*, R. Mims, C. 2008 Association for Educational and Communications Technology Conference. Orlando, FL

Surviving IT9110 and the Doctoral Dissertation Process, Instructional Technology, I.T. on Tap Living Learning Community
*Tracey, M. W.* 12 2008 Wayne State University

Implementing the ADDIE Instructional Design Model: LIS7880, Instructional Methods for Librarians
*Tracey, M. W.* 2 2008 Wayne State University

Integrating objectivism and constructivism with collaborative problem-solving: A case study
*Tracey, M.W.* 2007 Association for Educational and Communications Technology Conference. Anaheim, CA

Strengthening the connections of instructional designers and ID models: designers respond to model layouts, characteristics, and usability
*Tracey, M.W.* 2006 Association for Educational and Communications Technology Conference, Dallas, Texas

Exploring ID models: Procrastination, contemplation and validation
*Tracey, M. W.* 2005 Association for Educational and Communications Technology Conference, Orlando, Florida

Instructional designer model utilization
*Tracey, M.W.* 2005 American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) Ann Arbor Regional Meeting

Developmental research: Facilitators and barriers
Ley, K., Richey, R., Klein, J. & *Tracey, M.* 2005 Association for Educational and Communications Technology Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Enhancing lesson planning through instructional design
*Tracey, M.W.*, Reiser, R., Newman, D., Moallem, M. 2004 Association for Educational and Communications Technology Conference, Chicago, Illinois

Research on the ID process: Moving the field beyond what we already know
Richey, R. Kline, J., Reiser, R., *Tracey, M.* 2003 Association for Educational and Communications Technology Conference, Anaheim, California

Multiple intelligences in instructional design for trainers
*Tracey, M.W.* 2003 Association for Training and Development meeting, Pittsburgh, PA

Riding the wave: Applying the multiple intelligences design model
*Tracey, M.W.* 2003 Association for Educational and Communications Technology Conference, Anaheim, California

"Do you see me?" Designing instructional strategies for multiple intelligences
*Tracey, M.W. * 4 2003 International Society for Performance Improvement Conference, Boston, MA

Gaining the maximum learner experience utilizing the MIdesign model
*Tracey, M.W.* 2002 National Training Coordination Meeting, General Motors, Chicago, Illinois

The construction and validation of the multiple intelligence design model
*Tracey, M.W.* 2002 Carlson Marketing Corporation Instructional Design Team, Troy, Michigan

Active learning using the multiple intelligence model
*Tracey, M.W.* 2002 American Association for Higher Education Conference, Chicago, Illinois

Rita Richey: Reflections of her theoretical and conceptual contributions to the field
Solomon, D., *Tracey, M.*, Reiser, R. & Ely, D. 2002 Association for Educational and Communications Technology Conference, Dallas, Texas

Raising the bar: through organizational learning
*Tracey, M.W.* & Solomon D. 2001 International Society for Performance Improvement Conference, San Francisco, California

The construction and validation of the multiple intelligence design model
*Tracey, M.W.* 2001 International Society for Performance Improvement, Michigan Chapter, Detroit, Michigan

Dialogue: a 90 minute experiential approach
*Tracey, M.W.* & Solomon, D. 2000 Discovering Connections: A Renaissance Through Systems Learning Conference presented by University of Michigan-Dearborn and Visteon, Dearborn, Michigan

Professional development and dialogue: a 90 minute experiential approach
*Tracey, M.W.* & Solomon, D. 2000 International Society for Performance Improvement Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio

Positive Faculty-Student Relationships: Opportunities for Enhancing Professional Development (PD)
*Tracey, M.W.* & Kacin, S. Presentation for the 23rd Annual Equity Conference, Detroit, MI.

The Road to Full Professor for Women in Academia
*Tracey, M.W.*, Bishop, M.J., Koszalka, T.A., Boling, E. & Campbell Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, KY

Developing Designer Identity Through Reflection
*Tracey, M.W.* Northern Illinois University Research Initiative, DeKalb, IL

Publications

Application of the Ning in a graduate level course and its effect on student use
*Tracey, M. W.*, Unger, K. L., & Schwartz, M. 2013 eali-life distance education; Case studies in practice

Design, Designers and Reflection-in-Action
*Tracey, M.W.* & Baaki, J. 2013 Design in educational technology: Design thinking, design process, and the design studio.

Preparing instructional designers and educational technologists: Traditional and emerging perspectives
*Tracey, M.W.*, & Boling, E. 2013 Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology (4th ed.)

Preparing instructional designers and educational technologists
*Tracey, M.W.* & Boling, E. 2013 Handbook of Resesarch on Educational Communications and Technology

A multidisciplinary examination of the design-making process used by designers
Stefaniak, J., & *Tracey, M.W.* 2013 TechTrends

Developing Designer Identity Through Reflection
*Tracey, M.W.*, & Hutchinson, A. 2013 Educational Technology

Examining the factors of a technology professional development intervention
Unger, K.L., & *Tracey, M.W.* 2013 Journal of Computing in Higher Education

A Blended Learning Program for Parents: A Design-based Research Case
*Tracey, M.W.* & Grzebyk, T.Q. 2013 International Journal of Designs for Learning

Modeling online teaching and learning to pre- and in-service teachers through the use of the Web 2.0 social networking tool NING
Unger, K.L., & *Tracey, M.W.* 2012 Developing Technology-Rich Teacher Education Programs: Key Issues

Instructional Design in Business and Industry
*Tracey, M.W.* & Morrison, G. 2011 Trends and issues in instructional design and technology (3rd ed.)

The instructional design knowledge base: Foundations of theory, research and practice.
Richey, R. Klein, J. & *Tracey, M.W.* 2011 Book

A Design-Based Research Case Study Documenting a Constructivist ID Process and Instructional Solution for a Cross-Cultural Workforce
*Tracey, M. W* & Unger, K. L. 2011 Instructional Science

Cross cultural instruction: An instructional design case
*Tracey, M.W.*, & Unger, K.L. 2010 International Journal of Designs for Learning 1(1)

A review and new framework for instructional design practice variation research
Leigh, H. & *Tracey, M.W.* 3 2010 Performance Improvement Quarterly 23

Increasing Motivation through 2.0 Tools
*Tracey, M.W.* & Unger, K. L. 2010 Academic Exchange Quarterly 14 (4)

Using the educational technology definition as a compass to teach backgrounds, issues and trends
*Tracey, M.W.* 2009 Tech Trends 53

Design and Development Research: A Model Validation Case
*Tracey, M.W.* 2009 Educational Technology Research and Development 57(4)

Teaching Lean with an interdisciplinary problem solving approach
VanTil, R., *Tracey, M.W.*, Sengupta, S., & Fliedner, G. 2009 International Journal of Engineering Education 25(1)

Real world projects in an advanced instructional design course
*Tracey, M. W.*, Chatervert, C., Lake, K. & Wilson, R. 2008 Tech Trends 52(4)

ID Model Construction and Validation: A Multiple Intelligences Case
*Tracey, M.W.* & Richey, R.C. 2007 Educational Technology Research and Development, 55(4)

HR's role in the lean organizational journey
*Tracey, M. W.* & Flinchbaugh, J. 2006 World at Work Journal 15(4)

Confirmative evaluation of training outcomes: Using self report measures to track change at the individual and organization level
Giberson, T. & *Tracey, M.W.* 2006 Performance Improvement Quarterly 19(4)

How human resource departments can help lean transformation
*Tracey, M.W.* & Flinchbaugh, J. W. 2006 Target Magazine 22(2)

History of distance education
*Tracey, M.W.* & Richey, R.C. 2006 Distance Learning Magazine 22(3)

Does media affect learning: Where are we now?
Hastings, N.,* Tracey, M.W.* 2005 Tech Trends 49(2)

Providing novice instructional designers real-world experiences: The PacifiCorp design and development competition
Bishop, MJ, Schuch, D., Spector, J.M., & *Tracey, M.W.* 2005 Tech Trends 49(2)

Developing and implementing a higher education quality initiative
*Tracey, M.W.* 2005 Planning for Higher Education 32 (2)

Introducing dialogue: a 90-minute experiential approach
*Tracey, M.W.*, Solomon, D. Moseley, J.L. 2004 Academic Quarterly Exchange 8(4)

R.C.R.: Architect of research and theory in instructional design
*Tracey, M.W.* 2004 Educational Media and Technology Yearbook

Abby Carlin: Documenting processes in a manufacturing setting
*Tracey, M.W.* 2002 The ID CaseBook, Case Studies in Instructional Design

Modeling online teaching and learning to pre- and in-service teachers through the use of the Web 2.0 social networking tool NING
Unger, K.L., & *Tracey, M.W. * Creating Technology-Rich Teacher Education Programs: Key Issues

Using digital communication tools and processes to model effective instruction
*Tracey, M. W.*, Unger, K. & Wadell, K Educational design research - Part B: Illustrative cases

Blending Instruction While Striving for High Levels of Interaction and Motivation: One Professor's Journey
*Tracey, M. W.* & Unger, K.L. Real-Life Distance Learning: Case Studies in Research and Practice

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