Nic Nistor

Senior Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Doctor of Education (EdD)

Nicolae Nistor, Dipl.-Ing. Univ., Dr. phil. habil., is senior contributing faculty supervising doctoral students at Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership. Since 1995, he has been teaching Educational Sciences, Educational Psychology and Media Psychology at multiple universities. His research focus includes teaching and learning with technology, educational technology acceptance, knowledge building communities, and learning analytics. He is currently an associate editor of the journal Computers in Human Behavior.

Courses Taught

EDUC 8090-329 - Doctoral Study Intensive

EDDD 8990-127 - Completing Doctoral Capstone


Engineer (equiv. MSc), Technical University Politehnica, Bucharest, Romania

PhD, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

Habilitation, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

Awards / Honors

Award for Excellence in Teaching of the Bavarian M, , 2000

European e-Learning Award, , 2007

International German Training Award of the Federal, , 2006


Nistor, N., Stanciu, I. (2017). “Being sexy” and the labor market: Self-objectification in job search related social networks. Computers in Human Behavior

Nistor, N., Dascalu, M., Trausan-Matu, S., Mihaila, D., Baltes, B. R., Smeaton, G. (2013). Virtual communities of practice in academia: Automated analysis of collaboration based on the social knowledge-building model.

Nistor, N., Wagner, M., Istvanffy, E., Dragota, M. (2010). The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology: Verifying the model from a European perspective. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning