Dina M Kurzweil


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Associate Professor/ Senior Director Education & Technology Innovation (ETI) Support Office
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Faculty Support/ Instructional-Curricular Design, Change Management, AI in Teaching & Learning, Learning Engineering,
Educational Technologies, Professional Development, PIF
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Ph.D. in Education from the University of Maryland

M.A. in Communication from Syracuse University

M.S. in Education from Syracuse University


Dr. Kurzweil is the Senior Director of the ETI and an Associate Professor of Medicine with a secondary appointment in Department of Military & Emergency Medicine (MEM). As the ETI Senior Director, she provides strategic direction for the ETI, instructional and educational technology support for faculty, supervision of ETI personnel, and management of the ETI office. Prior to that, she worked at the National Defense University providing direction and vision of the faculty support team at NDU's Center for Educational Technology.

She has served on numerous committees and task forces examining a wide range of topics including educational technologies, interprofessional education, professional development for K12 and higher education faculty, learning management systems, program assessment and evaluation, instructional design, and teaching/faculty support paradigms.

Dr. Kurzweil has presented at international, national, and regional conferences, including American Educational Research Association (AERA), multiple conferences offered by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC), OLC, AECT, and AAMC.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Kurzweil, D, Macaulay, L., & Marcellas, K. (2023). The Holy Grail of Developing Partnerships for DL in Military Education: The Keys to Success. Journal of Military Learning 7(1) Found at https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Journals/Journal-of-Military-Learning/Journal-of-Military-Learning-Archives/Conference-Edition-2023-Journal-of-Military-Learning/Military-Education/ SR

Capaldi, V., Kuzweil, D., Lopreiato, J., Bowyer, M, Samuel, A., Vojta, L. (2022). Invited Panel Discussant: USU Leadership Focus: Innovations and the Future of Education and Distance Learning.. Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS). Virtual due to COVID 19.

Kurzweil D, Seibert D, Tetteyfio G, Henry B, & Cruthirds D., (2022) Quality Feedback: Using Animation to Improve Evaluations. Nurse Educ. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001337. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36450272.

Kurzweil, D and Barry, Erin (2022). Learning Engineering Toolkit - Evidence-Based Practices from the Learning Sciences, Instructional Design and Beyond. Chapter 1, Chapter 10 - Routledge Publishing.

Kurzweil, D., Marcellas, K., Macaulay, L. (2021). History has its Eyes on You - Communicating Value and the Importance of ISD Teams. Innovative Session. Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT). November 2021.

USUHS Teaching with Technology Workshops - 2020 - Present

World Health Organization (WHO) 2019 – 2020 - Radiation Risk Communication- Learning Modules Development team

Image Gently Alliance 2018 – Present

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), TeacherLine Grant – US Department of Education - Deputy Director - January 2001 January 2001 – August 2002 Grant No. R286A000003-01 -

Temple University – Community for Learning Grand under the Laboratory for Student Success (LSS) – US Department of Education - Laboratory for Student Success at Temple University Center for Research in Human Development and Education Researcher 2000 – 2001 http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/ToolsforSchools/cfl.html


Macaulay, L., Kurzweil, D. (2023) Teaching in the “New Normal”: Using an Evidence-Based Process to Determine Should It Stay or Should It Go (SISoSIG). Med.Sci.Educ. ( https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-023-01827-7

Kurzweil, D., Mears, D., Swanberg, M., & Meyer, E. (2022). A Pragmatic Approach to Flipping the Classroom for 170 Medical Students. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 13(2), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.14434/ijdl.v13i2.32759

Kurzweil, D and Barry, Erin (2022). Learning Engineering Toolkit - Evidence-Based Practices from the Learning Sciences, Instructional Design and Beyond. Chapter 1, Chapter 10 - Routledge Publishing

Kurzweil, D., Meyer, E., Marcellas, K, & Henry, B. (2020). Evidence-Based Guidelines for Recording Slide Based Lectures. Medical Science Educator. DOI 0.1007/s40670-020-01032-w.

Nguyen D, Kurzweil D, Marcellas K, Iteen A (2019). The Qualities that Matter - Understanding the Medical Student Perspective of Residents as Teachers. J Health Sci Educ 3(3): 161.http://escires.com/articles/20190620033605_Health-1-161.pdf

Kurzweil, D. and Marcellas, K. (2019). Modernizing Learning: Building the Future Learning Ecosystem, Chapter 16: Instructional designers and Learning Engineers. GPO number 008-300-0097-2. https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/modernizing-learning-building-future-learning-ecosystem

Kurzweil, D, Marcellas, K & Nguyen, D. (2019). Minds at Work: Teaching Professional Practice in the Medical Setting. Full Paper and Poster at the American Educational Research Association. Toronto, Canada.

Yoon M., Kurzweil D., Durning S., Schreiber-Gregory D., Dong, T., Hemmer P., and Gilliland W. (2020). It's a Matter of Trust: Exploring The Basis of Program Directors' Decisions About Whether to Trust a Resident to Care For a Loved One. Advances in Health Sciences Education https://doi.org/10.1007/s10459-019-09953-x

Goodie J.L., Williams P.M., Kurzweil D., & Marcellas K.B. (2011). Can Blended Classroom and Distributed Learning Approaches Be Used to Teach Medical Students How to Initiate Behavior Change Counseling During a Clinical Clerkship? Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. (4) 353-60.

Watts, D., Gibbons, S., & Kurzweil, D. (2011). Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Survey of Perceived Knowledge and Learning Preferences of Military and Civilian Nurses, Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 43 (3), 122-129.