Karla Renee Hamlen Mansour (Karla Hamlen), Ph.D.
 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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Research Keywords:
video games,learning strategies,creativity,ethics,new media
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 Creativity in Education courses at CSU.
Honors and Awards:
Technology in Teaching Award, College of Education and Human Services, CSU, 2010
Faculty Research Mentoring Award, Cleveland State University
Research Interests:
Video game play and relationships to creativity, learning strategies, and ethics among children.
Teaching Areas:
Educational Research and Statistics, Creativity
Professional Affiliations:
American Psychological Association
University Service:
Doctoral Studies Committee, COEHS (Fall 2010-present)
Instructional Media Services Committee (Fall 2009-present)
COEHS faculty secretary (Fall 2011-Spring 2012)
College of Graduate Studies Grade Dispute Committee (2012-present)
Director of Educational Research Program, Curriculum and Foundations Dept (2010-present)
Professional Service:
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
Participant in APA Divison 46
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. 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.