Han Nee Chong graduated with a MA in Communication from Hawaii Pacific University, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. She is an Instructional Design and Technology Specialist at the Center for the Advancement in Innovative Teaching (CAIT), and an Adjunct Professor with the College of Communication at HPU. She teaches communication, writing and business courses and facilitates online courses. Her study, Teachers as Adopters of Innovation, examines teachers as key players in innovation at schools, and how their perceptions, experiences, knowledge and self-efficacy towards innovation, are shaped by the organizations in which they work.
Han Nee’s research interest in innovative technology for learning stems from a firm belief in student-centered learning. While technology is a tool, which in and of itself, does not promote learning, she believes that it can be integrated purposefully into instruction. In her role as an instructional designer at CAIT, Han Nee assists in planning for effective implementation of curriculum to ensure that technology is used effectively to meet student needs. She conducts workshops on a regular basis to demonstrate the use of technology in classroom to improve teaching and learning, and provides frequent feedback to faculty and administrators regarding instructional technology. She is interested in working with faculty to make continuous improvements in key processes, techniques, and procedures related to the instructional technology program at HPU.