Scott J. Warren, Professor and Director of PhD Program












PhD, University of North Texas, 2018

  • Major: Operations Management and Logistics Systems
  • Degree Specialization: Operations Systems Research Methods
  • Dissertation Title: A Multi-Methodology Study of the Historic Impact of Soft Systems Methodology and Its Associated Data Visualization Approach in the Context of Operations and Business Strategy

PhD, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2006

  • Major: Instructional Systems Technology
  • Degree Specialization: Learning games for literacy
  • Dissertation Title: The Impact of a Multi-user Virtual Environment on Teacher Instructional Time, Voluntary Student Writing Practice, and Student Writing Achievement

MEd, University of Houston, 1998

  • Major: Curriculum and Instruction

BA, Western Michigan University, 1995

  • Major: English/Political Science

Research Interests 

Dr. Warren's interests include the use of existing and emerging technologies to improve student literacy, motivation to learn, achievement, and positive experiences with school, especially in K-16 settings. Research interests include studying the use of technologies such as digital learning environments, off-the-shelf and designed games and simulations, and instances where these intersect with more traditional, non-digital curricular materials such as text books, literature, and oral storytelling, and teacher preparation for the use of each.