brad mehlenbacher, phd

associate professor, nc state university

Dr. Brad Mehlenbacher, Associate Professor of Distance Learning, Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (ELPHD), College of Education, Box 7801
NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

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My title at NC State University is Associate Professor of Distance Learning in the Department of
Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development
. I have published around 50 articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, reviews and commentaries over the last several decades, in addition to delivering more than a hundred presentations at academic conferences around the world.

buying the 2012 ncte/cccc best book in technical & scientific communication

Brad Mehlenbacher's (2010) Instruction and Technology: Designs for Everyday Learning. The MIT Press. September 2010, 7 x 9, 504 pp., 26 illus. $35.00/£25.95 (cloth). ISBN-10: 0-262-01394-0. ISBN-13: 978-0-262-01394-9 [more...].

Instruction & Technology book cover
"Best cover of the year"
(Stephen Downes, 2011)


My research focuses on the relationship between technology and human communication and, specifically, how we use technology to design and deliver effective instruction. Research on how we design usable interfaces and on how adults learn is critical to this challenge [more...].


During the 2018 Spring Semester, I am teaching EAC 539 Teaching in the Online Environment and EAC 692 Research Projects in Education [more...].

Eleanor & Frances, dresses
"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows.
For love is the beauty of the soul" (Saint Augustine)