Karla Renee Hamlen Mansour (Karla Hamlen), Ph.D.
 Title: 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 game play, learning strategies in games, creativity, ethics in technology, Children's media, children's television, Computer Science education, quantitative methods, statistics, research methods
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 a Professor of Research and Assessment in the department of Curriculum and Foundations. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is the director of the Research in Education and Human Services Master's program and the Data-Based Decision Making advanced graduate certificate at CSU. She also teaches quantitative methods and statistics in the doctoral program and serves on dissertation committes. 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.
Twitter: @HamlenKarla
Honors and Awards:
APA Fellow, Division 46
Research Interests:
Research interests are children's media uses, 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. Additionally, she engages in research surrounding Computer Science and Engineering education, equitable opportunities for all, and relationships between these studies and other cognitive and academic outcomes.
Teaching Areas:
Educational Research Methods and Statistics, Data-Driven Decision Making, Assessment
Professional Affiliations:
American Psychological Association
University Service:
Faculty Senate
Director of Educational Research Program, Curriculum and Foundations Dept

Admissions and Standards Committee, Chair
COEHS Faculty Affairs, Chair
Grade Dispute Committee
Graduate Council
COEHS Executive Council
Graduate Student Awards Committee
Doctoral Studies Committee, COEHS
Interim Director of Doctoral Studies in Urban Education
Professional Service:
Treasurer of APA Division 46
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
Community Service:
Statistics Without Borders
Research Grants:
Zhu, Y., Liu, X., Wang, H., Hamlen Mansour, K. (2018-2020). SaTC: EDU: Game-Based Cyber Security Education on Anonymous Communication. Funded by NSF: $299,977.

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. (2013-2017). 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.