Melda N. Yildiz is a global scholar, social justice educator, assessment and curriculum consultant, instructional designer, author, and edupreneur. She is the chair of the Instructional Technology program and associate professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education at NYIT.
Melda served as a Fulbright Scholar in Turkmenistan (2009) and Azerbaijan (2016) teaching and conducting research integrating new media and technologies in P16 classrooms.
Melda worked as a Media Specialist and the director of media services at Northfield Mount Hermon School and taught media literacy and production to grades 9-12.
As a teacher educator, she taught Media Literacy Education, Multimedia Production, and Educational Technology to P-16 educators and teacher candidates. She taught as a national faculty at Lesley University, as a contributing faculty to Walden University, as a research fellow at Oxford University, and as a visiting scholar at Abant Izzet Baysal University and Mehmet Akif University. She worked as the director of assessment and accreditation and also as a program reviewer and site visitor for StarTalk: National Security Language Initiative (NSLI).
Melda co-authored, published, and presented featuring Media and Information Literacy, Instructional Technology, and Global Education in national and international conferences.
She received Ed.D. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, on Math & Science and Instructional Technology; M.S. from Southern Connecticut State University on Instructional Technology. She majored in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Bogazici University, in Turkey.
EdD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MS, Southern Connecticut State University
BA, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey