Dr. Ray Pastore has multiple years of instructional design experience, which includes extensive corporate, K-12, and higher education experience. He earned his Ph.D. in Instructional Systems with a minor in Educational Psychology from Penn State University in 2008 and is currently an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Instructional Technology master’s program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Research: Dr. Pastore’s research focuses on multiple representations (multimedia), gaming, mobile learning, and metacognitive strategies that support learning from a multimedia environment.

Teaching: Dr. Pastore has been teaching face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses for many years. He has taught at Penn State University, Slippery Rock University, Walden University, the University of Phoenix, and most recently the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His teaching experience includes a myriad of courses on topics including: technology use in the K-16 classroom and corporate workplace, instructional design practice and theory, project management, online course design and development, gaming, mobile learning, and multimedia development (CBT).

Personal: Dr. Pastore currently lives in Wilmington NC. He has a wife, son (Kai Mason), son (River Layne), son (Huntington Stiles) and two cats. In his free time he enjoys surfing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Purple Belt), golfing, painting, gaming, and spending time with his family.