Zina Alaswad is a doctoral candidate, an administrative graduate assistant, and an instructor at Iowa State University (ISU). She previously earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Interior design and is currently pursuing a PhD in Instructional technology at ISU. Prior to pursuing her graduate studies, Zina was a practicing architect and an instructor at the German Jordanian University.
Zina's interests are mainly focused in academia. Her research and teaching address interior design studio instruction and learning with the use of innovative instructional technologies and pedagogies. Specifically, she is interested in using game-based learning and blended learning in design studios.