Tinukwa Boulder
Director of Innovative Technologies & Online Learning

Dr. Tinukwa Boulder is an Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Department Chair in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading (TLL) in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also the Director of Innovative Technologies and Online Learning in the Office of the Dean. She received her doctorate in Instructional Systems and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University. She has over 10 years’ experience in higher education with expertise in instructional design, faculty development, project management, innovative technology integration, consultative leadership, and teaching at the college level.

She has experience creating content using different instructional technologies to develop pedagogically sound online courses that accommodate the needs of diverse learners. She relies on constructivist learning theory to guide technology integration and instructional design processes. Her instructional design philosophy entails understanding faculty and students’ pedagogical and technological needs and addressing them using evidence-based instructional design methodologies.

Her research focuses on examining how emerging instructional technologies can enhance teaching in different learning environments (online, face-to-face, and hybrid). She is interested in examining and developing best practices for implementing innovative teaching strategies to support the learning needs of diverse student populations.

Instructional Interests

  • Distance Learning

  • Integration of Educational Technology

  • Instructional Design

  • Learning Sciences

Scholarly Interests

  • Distance Learning

  • Educational Technology and Equity

  • Integration of Educational Technology

  • Application of Instructional Strategies

  • Culturally Responsive Instructional Design

  • Anti-racist Teaching Strategies

Featured Publications

  • Boulder, T. C. (2020). Online strategic discussion forum: models, strategies, and application. In Okojie, M. C., & Boulder, T. C. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education (pp. 1-33). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-1306-4.ch012

  • Okojie, M. C., & Boulder, T. C. (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education. IGI Global. https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/foundations-of-adult-education-learning-characteristics-and-instructional-strategies/249776

  • Boulder, T., & Liotta, C. (2012). The integration of team-based learning (TBL) in an advanced exposure course. Radiologic science and education.

  • Sun, Y. Okojie, M. C. P. O., Yu, W. W., Boulder, T. C. (2019). Elementary students as digital makers: Improving STEM+C teaching and learning with digital making. In Leveraging technology to improve school safety and student wellbeing (pp. 262-280). MePA: IGI Global.
Tinukwa Boulder


University of Pittsburgh
5918 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260