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Stacey Zurek

Title/s:  Instructional Designer

Phone: ext. 6-8274



Dr. Stacey Zurek is an Instructional Designer at Loyola University Chicago. She brings nearly 20 years of instructional design experience to her role of collaborating with faculty to design and develop effective instruction and engaging learning environments for online and in-person instruction. Having taught at all levels including higher education, Stacey brings a relatable mindset to her work with faculty. Stacey also played and coached intercollegiate volleyball and basketball for which she has earned Hall of Fame honors at two universities. This unique background augments Stacey’s skills in communicating and functioning in a collaborative workspace. Stacey has a MS in Physical Education and Health as well as an MS in Instructional Design. She earned her doctorate from Purdue University in Learning Design and Technology. Stacey's research interests include learner self-efficacy, multimedia learning, motivation and transformative learning in the Ignatian tradition (Ignatian Pedagogy Paradigm). She is also focused on gamification in education and has developed an instructional design theory in support of developing and designing gamification to foster learner self-efficacy. In addition to her work as an instructional designer, Stacey serves as a spiritual director for campus ministry and is currently completing a Spiritual Direction Certificate through the Institute of Pastoral Studies.