Jaclyn J. Gish-Lieberman (Gishbaugher), EdD

I entered the Instructional Design field with over a decade of experience in designing and teaching curricula for adult English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. Most of these experiences involved building course materials to fit the specific - and often urgent - language needs of working adults. I cultivated skills in needs assessment, working with SMEs, target learners, and other key stakeholders to interpret their ideas into authentic and effective learning experiences. As an Instructional Designer, I've continued and expanded this work, building eLearning solutions with foundational knowledge in learning theory and empirical research.

Research Interests

Learner-Centered Syllabi

Communities of Practice

Identity Development

Case-Based Instruction

Learning Experience Design

English for Specific Purposes



Tawfik, A. A., Bradford, J. L., Gishbaugher, J. J. & Gatewood, J. (2022) Repeated measures of cognitive and affective learning outcomes in problem-based learning simulation debriefing. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. doi: 10.1097/JTE.0000000000000233

Gatewood, J., Tawfik, A. A., & Gishbaugher, J. J. (2022) From Singular to Differentiation: A History of Adaptive Systems. TechTrends. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-022-00702-3

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J., Wendt, J. & Herring, J., Gishbaugher, J. (2021). A case for a virtual STEM peer-mentoring experience for racial and ethnic minority women mentees. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMCE-08-2020-0053

Gishbaugher, J. J., Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J., Tawfik, A. A., & Theiling, T. (2021) Designing for self-efficacy: E-mentoring training for ethnic and racial minority women in STEM. International Journal of Design for Learning 12(3). https://doi.org/10.14434/ijdl.v12i3.31433

Tawfik, A.A., Koehler, A.A., Gish-Lieberman, J. J., Gatewood, J. (2021). Investigating the depth of problem-solving prompts in collaborative argumentation. Innovations in Education and Teaching International 55(5). https://www-tandfonline-com.proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/doi/full/10.1080/14703297.2021.1966821

Tawfik, A. A., Shepherd, C., Payne, L. A., Gish-Lieberman, J., & Armstrong, L. (2021). Double-O STEM (Learner Guide). EdTech Books. https://edtechbooks.org/double_o_stem_commun

Tawfik, A. A., Shepherd, C. E., Gatewood, J., Gish-Lieberman, J. J. (2021) First and second order barriers to teaching in K-12 online learning. TechTrends.

Tawfik, A. A., Gishbaugher, J. J. Gatewood, J., & Arrington, T. L. (2021) How K-12 teachers adapt problem-based learning. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning 15(1). https://doi.org/10.14434/ijpbl.v15i1.29662

Gish-Lieberman, J. J., Tawfik, A. A., & Gatewood, J. (2021). Micro-credentials for self-regulated learning in the 21st century. TechTrends. 65(1), 5-7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-020-00567-4

Tawfik, A. A., Gatewood, J., Gishbaugher, J. J., & Hampton, A. J., (2021). Toward a definition of learning experience design. Technology, Knowledge and Learning. doi.10.1007/s10758-020-09482-2

West, R. E., Tawfik, A. A., Gishbaugher, J. J., & Gatewood, J. (2020). Guardrails to constructing learning: The potential of open microcredentials to support inquiry-based learning. TechTrends, 64, 828-838. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-020-00531-2

Tawfik, A. A., Graesser, A., Gatewood, J., & Gishbaugher, J. (2020). Role of questions in inquiry-based instruction: towards a design taxonomy for question-asking and implications for design. Educational Technology Research and Development. 68(2), 653–678. doi:10.1007/s11423-020-09738-9

Gishbaugher, J. J. (2016). Hitting a moving target: Bringing English for occupational purposes training Online. ESP News: The Newsletter of the English for Specific Purposes Interest Section. Retrieved from http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolespis/issues/2016-09-15/2.html

Gishbaugher, J.J. (2015). EOP and technology: Beating the pain curve. ESP News: The Newsletter of the English for Specific Purposes Interest Section. Retrieved from http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolespis/issues/2015-02-06/6.htmlhttp://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolespis/issues/2015-02-06/6.html

Gishbaugher, J. J. (2015) Developing an English curriculum for the Indonesian National Police: A case study. In H. S. Joyce & E. A. Thomson (Eds). Language in Uniform: Language Analysis and Training for Defence and Policing Purposes. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Gishbaugher, J.J. (2013) 1st ELT Indonesia international conference: English for uniformed forces. IATEFL Professional and Academic English: Journal of the English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group. Retrieved from https://works.bepress.com/jaclyn_gishbaugher/1/

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I like to keep moving, whether that be practicing Muay Thai, running, dancing, traveling, or triathloning (if that's a word!). Pushing my body and mind empowers me to persist through all of life's twists and turns. When we're not traveling, my husband and I live in Columbus, Ohio.


How I define IDT...in infographic form!