• Associate Professor, Educational Psychology


  • Zheng, R. & Truong, T.N. (2017). A framework for promoting knowledge transfer in SNS game-based learning. In R. Zheng and M. Gardner (eds.), Serious game for educational applications (pp. 66-91). Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Zheng, R. & Gardner, M. (2017). (Eds.). (2017). Handbook of research on serious games for educational applications. Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Zheng, R. & Smith, D., Luptak, M., Hill, R., Hill, J., & Rupper, R. (2016). Does visual redundancy inhibit older persons’ information processing in learning? . Educational Gerontology, 42(9), 635-645. Published, 09/15/2016.
  • Zheng, R. & Wang, Y.Q. (2016). Optimizing students’ information processing in science learning: A knowledge visualization approach. In A. Ursyn (ed.), Knowledge visualization and visual literacy in science education (pp. 307-329). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference/IGI Global Publishing. Published, 07/01/2016.
  • Zheng, R. & Daniel, C., Hill, R., Luptak, M., Hickon, B., Grant, M., & Rupper, R. (2016). Effects of digital technology on caregiving training for older adults: cognitive and affective perspectives. Educational Gerontology, 42(8), 540-550. Published, 05/04/2016.
  • Zheng, R. & Spears, J., Luptak, M., & Wilby, F. (2015). Understanding older adults’ perceptions of Internet use: An exploratory factor analysis. Educational Gerontology, 41(7), 504-518. Published, 01/15/2015.

Research Statement

My reseasrch focuses on multimedia learning, individual differences, cognitive load theory, instructional/educational technology, instructional design, and k-12 technology integration.

Research Keywords

  • Web Design
  • Online Education
  • Instructional Technology
  • Cognitive Psychology


  • Zheng, R., Luptak, M., Smith, D., & Rupper, R. (2015). Do Additional Visuals Benefit Older Adults’ Information Processing in Learning? International Convention of Psychological Science. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Presentation, Presented, 03/12/2015.