Susan McKenney: Service & academic citizenship

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  • 2021-present: Extraordinary Professor, North-West University, South Africa
  • 2021-present: Chair ELAN, Section for Teacher Professional Development (DDS/BMS/UT)
  • 2021-present: Board member UT Educational Leadership Program
  • 2018-2021: Program Director, MSc Educational Science and Technology (University of Twente)
  • 2017-2019: Chair of the BMS/UT Learning Research Theme
  • 2017-2020:¬†Associate Editor, Journal of the Learning Sciences
  • 2017-2019:¬†National advisory panel for (Dutch curriculum reform)
  • 2016-present: Director, Pro-U (teacher professional development program, University of Twente)
  • 2015-2016: Chair, ISDDE (International Society for Design and Development in Education)
  • 2012-present: Board member, VOR Curriculum Division (Benelux Educational Research Association)
  • 2012-present: Editorial boards: Journal of Research on Technology in Education (2012-2020), Educational Design Research (2017-present), Instructional Science (2019-present), Journal of the Learning Sciences (2020-present), Educational Technology Research & Development (2021-present)
  • 2011-present: Board member, ICO Curriculum Division (Dutch national school of educational research)
  • 2010-2015: Editor-in-Chief for ISDDE journal, Educational Designer
  • 2010-2014: NL Representative to European Agency project on Early Childhood Intervention
  • 2009: Visiting Scholar at the University of Georgia, USA
  • 2008-2014: Board member, Primato (the association of public primary schools in Hengelo, NL)

Invited service and committees

  • Research accreditation panels: Aeres Hogeschool (2021), University of Leiden (ongoing)
  • Advisory board member for various research projects (in USA, Ireland, Finland, Netherlands)
  • Reviewer for national research foundations (e.g. SSHRC in Canada, FWO in Belgium, NIE in Singapore)
  • Reviewer for scientific journals (e.g. British Journal of Educational Technology, Computers and Education, Computers in Human Behaviour, Educational Technology Research & Development, International Journal of Science Education, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, Learning and Instruction, Learning and Individual Differences)
  • International committees (e.g. ICLS publications, JLS best journal article award, JLS best reviewer award; ISDDE prize committee, various conference program and sub-committees including Learning Design Grid, ISDDE, AERA, ICLS, ISDDE, ORD, EC-TEL)
  • BMS/UT committees (e.g. Diversity network; Internationalization committee; Global PhD platform; EST program committee; UT doctoral student policy committee; various hiring committees; Management team for Department of Curriculum Design and Educational Innovation; Guidance counsellor to freshmen in Education, Design Media and Management program)


  • ISDDE: International Society for Design and Development in Education (fellow)
  • ISLS: International Society of the Learning Sciences
  • AECT: Association for Education and Communication Technology
  • ICO: (Dutch) Inter-university Center for Educational Research
  • VOR: Vereniging voor Onderwijskundig Onderzoek (Dutch Educational Research Association)
  • VELON: Vereniging voor Lerarenopleiders (Association of Teacher Educators)
  • AERA: American Educational Research Association
  • EARLI: European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction