Sara Kacin

Sara  Kacin
Adjunct Faculty - Learning Design and Technology
162 Purdy/Kresge Library

Office Hours: By appointment.


  • Ph.D. Instructional Technology (Wayne State University)
  • Master of Training and Development (Oakland University)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociloogy (Michigan State University)


Sara E. Kacin is Assistant Director of the Office for Teaching and Learning (OTL). In this role, she assists faculty by providing confidential course observations, teaching development consultations and assessment of traditional, hybrid and online instructional environments. Sara also designs, develops and presents customized workshops and seminars on a range of teaching and learning topics relevant to instructors at Wayne State. She is an active researcher and has presented scholarly research at local, national, and international professional conferences. Sara’s teaching and research interests focus on motivation theory, innovative applications of instructional technology for teaching and learning, and faculty and student success.

She is the recipient of a King Chavez Parks Future Faculty Fellowship, the Wayne State University College of Education Dean’s Scholarship, and a Board of Visitors Scholarship Award.

CV (Last update: 2/22/2017): S. Kacin


Learning Design & Technology, Administration & Organizational Studies

Courses Taught

  • Design Thinking and Knowledge
  • Advanced Research Seminar and Practicum
  • Advanced Instructional Design Tools and Techniques
  • Foundations of Distance Education