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Brooke Marton McGowin

Instructional Designer
Brooke McGowin
801 University City Blvd, Suite 21; Office 2101C
Blacksburg, VA 24060

University Mail Code 0292

Brooke earned her B.A. degree in Psychology and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Central Florida (UCF). She earned her M.A Instructional Design and Technology from Virginia Tech and is currently a PhD Candidate Instructional Design and Technology from Virginia Tech.


Brooke began her career in 2016 in the TLOS PDN department as a Graduate Assistant and later joined the TLOS ID group as an Instructional Designer. Her role centers on faculty development where she helps design and develop faculty professional development training on various topics including educational technology and online learning. She also helps faculty with designing or redesigning their courses.

Professional Interests:

Her research interests include online learning, immersive virtual reality in higher education, cognitive theory of multimedia learning, and flexible learning environments.

Personal Interests:

When she is not working, Brooke enjoys hiking, traveling, and exploring new places.