Tanya H. Vulanovic, PhD
Asst. Prof. of Mathematics, FT NTT
Basic Algebra Coordinator
Kent State University at Stark
Revised: Fall, 2014
Dr. Tatjana (Tanya) Hrubik-Vulanovic
Throughout my career I enjoyed challenging jobs. I worked in government statistics department, healthcare, ATM industry, and I taught mathematics and statistics courses at college level.
In recent years I became interested in technology implementations in education and in 2013 I earned a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology with the concentration in Instructional Technology at the College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University.
The topics of my research are intelligent tutors, the software that guides students individually through the course content. In my dissertation I investigated how well the intelligent tutor ALEKS prepared students for subsequent mathematics courses. I also discussed ALEKS features from the perspective of intelligent tutors in general and proposed a number of ALEKS design and course organizational changes.
I hope to implement this knowledge in my teaching and to continue the research about more efficient implementation of technology in mathematics education.