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Michaela A. Noakes, M.A., MBA, MS-ISM

Adjunct Instructor
School of Leadership and Professional Advancement
Information Technology

Phone: 724.272.6212


Duquesne University, School of Education – Doctorate in Instructional Technology and Leadership – In progress
Duquesne University, Donahue Graduate School of Business – Masters Information Systems Management
Duquesne University, Donahue Graduate School of Business – Masters in Business Administration
Duquesne University, McNaulty Graduate School of Liberal Arts – Masters in Social and Public Policy
Point Park University, Bachelor of Arts – Legal Studies

Michaela is a Doctoral student and Research Assistant in Instructional Technology in the School of Education at Duquesne University. She serves as a data analysis consultant in the School of Education at Duquesne University. She also is an Adjunct Faculty member at Duquesne University, Point Park University and Butler County Community College. She was recently inducted into Pi Lambda Theta, the International Honor Society for Educators.

Her research interests include traumatic brain injury and meta-cognitive strategies for struggling readers, assistive technologies and sociocultural and constructivist learning theories, transformational e-learning and teaching best practices. As a computer scientist, I am actively working to enhance teacher awareness of the importance of developing STEM skills and the ways to integrate them as a cross-functional collaborative process between K-12, secondary education and strategic business partnerships by providing practical guidance in curriculum development, course selection and planning strategies which fully integrate available technologies into migrateable platforms for distribution.

Michaela co-authored a paper titled Fostering a Web 2.0 ethos in a traditional e-learning environment which was accepted for publication and presentation at the International Conference on E-Learning in the U.K. Other scholarly works include two co-authored conference proceeding papers, co-authored book chapters, and research manuscripts (in press).

  • Hyatt, K.J., Noakes, M.A., & Zinger, C. (2012). Strategies for online instruction. In S. Keengwe & L. Kyei-Blankson (Eds.) Virtual Mentoring for Teachers: Online Professional Development Practices. IGI-Global, 292-300.
  • Hyatt, K. J., Barron, J.L., & Noakes, M.A. (2012). Video gaming for STEM education. In S. Wang & H. Yang (Eds.). Cases on E-Learning Management: Development and Implementation. IGI-Global, 103-117.
    International Conference Presentation
  • Martin, M. & Noakes, M. (2011). Learning by Wandering. Towards a Framework for Transformative e-Learning. Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on e-Learning Brighton Business School University of Brighton, UK 10-11 November 2011
    National Conference Presentation
  • Saban, K. & Noakes, M. (2010). The Role of Trust in Today's Extended Enterprise. Association of Marketing Theory & Practice. Association of Marketing Theory and Practice 2010 Annual Meeting March 25th -27th, Hilton Head, S.C.
    Regional Conference Presentation
  • Hartzel, K.S., Noakes, M.A., Backstrom, E., George, R., Hutchko, T. (2010). Reward Systems: Perceptions of Fairness and Satisfaction in Project Teams. NABET (Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology). 2010 Proceedings of the 33th Annual Meeting October 19th & 20th, 2010, State College, PA
  • CECT 401: Problem Solving with Information Systems and Technology
  • CECT 404: Managing Information Systems Strategically
  • MSIT 641: Information Systems Security and Assurance
  • MSIT 642: System Analysis and Delivery