John Morelock, Ph.D.

EETI Associate Director for Educational Innovation and Impact

Research Interests: Institutional change, Student motivation, Faculty & graduate student development

Dr. Morelock is an Assistant Professor of Practice with an emphasis on engineering education research, and EETI’s Associate Director of Educational Innovation and Impact.  In addition to coordinating EETI’s faculty development programming, Dr. Morelock conducts research on institutional change via faculty development, with an emphasis on innovative ways to cultivate and evaluate supportive teaching and learning networks in engineering departments and colleges.  He received his doctoral degree in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech, where he was a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. His dissertation studied the teaching practices of engineering instructors during game-based learning activities, and how these practices affected student motivation.



Select Publications

Morelock, J., Sochacka, N., & Walther, J. (2021). Building Communities of Engineering Faculty, Staff, and Students Engaged in Educational Research: The Approach of UGA’s Engineering Education Transformations Institute. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 20, 131-138

Morelock, J. R., Salado, A., Lakeh, A. B., & Richards, T. K. (2021). Demonstrating the elusive outcomes of decision-making, information-seeking, and adaptability: A market simulation game for engineering students. Advances in Engineering Education, 9(1), 1-32.

Morelock, J. R. (2021, June 10). Walking the walk of complex systems: Moving beyond “doing change” to build systemic capacity. Presentation at the Transforming Institutions 2021 Virtual Conference.

Chan Hilton, A. B., & Morelock, J. R. (2021, November 4). Elevating capacity building across multiple dimensions to strengthen transformation outcomes. Presentation at the AAC&U Transforming STEM in Higher Education 2021 Virtual Conference.

Morelock, J. R., Sochacka, N. W., Lewis, R. S., Walther, J., Culloty, C. M., Hopkins, J. S., Vedanarayanan, S., Ofunne, C. K. (2020). Using a Novel Research Methodology to Study and Respond to Faculty and Student Experiences with COVID-19 in Real Time. Advances in Engineering Education, 8(4), 1–14. Retrieved from 19 Issue/Text/AEE-COVID-19-Morelock.pdf

Sochacka, N. W., Walther, J., Morelock, J. R., Hunsu, N. J., & Carnell, P. H. (2020). Cultivating a culture of scholarly teaching and learning in a college of engineering: An ecological design approach. Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 25(2), 165-176. doi:10.1080/22054952.2020.1864087

Morelock, J. R., & Walther, J., & Sochacka, N. W. (2019, June), Academic Change from Theory to Practice: Examples from an Engineering Faculty Development Institution. Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida.

Morelock, J. R., Lester, M. M., Klopfer, M. D., Jardon, A. M., Mullins, R. D., Nicholas, E. L., & Alfaydi, A. S. (2017). Power, perceptions, and relationships: A model of co-teaching in higher education. College Teaching, 65(4), 182-191. doi: 10.1080/87567555.2017.1336610

Salado, A., Morelock, J. R., & Lakeh, A. B. (2017). Decision-making, information seeking, and compromise: A simulation game activity in global industrial management. Paper presented at the 124th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, OH.

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Selected Courses

ENED 7010: Preparing to Be an Effective Engineering Educator

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