Skip to main content

About Heather Leary, Ph.D.

Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. I did my doctoral work in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University and a postdoc in the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. My main areas of research include teacher professional learning, problem-based learning, technology integration, development and implementation of skills, online learning, meta-analysis and meta-synthesis, and open educational resources.


2016 - Present Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University ‐ Instructional Psychology & Technology

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Problem-Based Learning, Meta-Analysis and Meta-Synthesis, Teacher Professional Learning, Technology Integration, Design-based Implementation Research, 21st Century Skills, Digital Libraries, Online Educational Resources, Inquiry-Based Learning, and Research-Practice Partnerships

Enter a valid date range.

Enter a valid date range.

Honors and Awards

  • NSF Early Career Symposium recipient 2011, Association for Educational Communications & Technology
  • Outstanding Research Assistant 2011, Department of Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences
  • Lee W. Cochran Intern 2009, Association for Educational Communications & Technology
  • Professional Staff Award 2009, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University
  • Outstanding Research Assistant 2009, Department of Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences
  • Best Student Paper 2009, SIG ATL/LS, American Educational Research Association
  • Divison C Graduate Student Seminar recipient 2009, American Educational Research Association
  • Master of Education Scholar of the Year 2005, Department of Instructional Technology


  • IP&T 286/371: Integrating Technology in Teaching
  • IP&T 661: Introduction to Program Evaluation
  • IP&T 653: Introduction to Qualitative Research
  • Information Literacy
  • K12 Proessional Development Workshops

Articles and Conference Proceedings (22)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (3)