Dr. Mark Laumakis
Mark has been in his position of ITS Faculty in Residence since August 2007. In this role, he has been involved in a variety of initiatives spearheaded by ITS. Mark has helped build and run the Course Design Institute (CDI) since its inception in 2008. The CDI has helped with the design of more than 110 fully online courses at SDSU. In addition, Mark has worked closely with other ITS staff in the rollout and support of a variety of technologies for teaching and learning, including classroom response systems (iClicker), classroom capture (Mediasite), and synchronous online tools for teaching (Zoom), to name just a few. He is currently part of the Canvas pilot at SDSU, using Canvas in one section of Introductory Psychology and using Blackboard in the other section.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California
Mark and his wife are the proud parents of three sons, aged 14 to 20. His oldest son is a Junior at Cornell University, majoring in Environment & Sustainability, where he is also a member of the Cornell Navy ROTC program. His other two sons are a senior and a freshman at Francis Parker School in Linda Vista. When not teaching 1,000 students per semester in PSY 101 or supporting faculty through ITS, he’s probably at a soccer or baseball practice or game. Or watching one of his Philadelphia sports teams or Duke Basketball…
Affiliations and Publications
Pelaez, K., Levine, R., Fan, J., Guarcello, M., & Laumakis, M. (2019). Using a Latent Class Forest to Identify At-Risk Students in Higher Education. JEDM | Journal of Educational Data Mining, 11(1), 18-46. Retrieved from https://jedm.educationaldatamining.org/index.php/JEDM/article/view/283
Guarcello, M.A., Beemer, J., Frazee, J.P., Laumakis, M., Levine, R., & Schellenberg, S.A. (2017).Balancing student success: Assessing Supplemental Instruction through coarsened exact matching. Technology, Knowledge, and Learning, 22, 335-352.
Schutt, M., Allen, B.S., & Laumakis, M.A. (2009). The effects of instructor immediacy behaviors in online learning environments. The Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 10(2), 135-148.
Julius, J., & Laumakis, M. (2009, January). Building an effective clicker program. Presentation at 2009 EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) meeting. Orlando, FL.
Laumakis, M. (2009, January). Evaluating blended learning in a large introductory psychology course. Pre-conference workshop presentation at 2009 EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) meeting. Orlando, FL.
Laumakis, M., Graham, C., & Dziuban, C. (2009). The Sloan-C pillars and boundary objects as a framework for evaluating blended learning. Journal for Asynchronous Learning Networks, 13(1). Retrieved May 5, 2009 from http://www.aln.org/node/1582