2013 Outstanding Service Award in recognition for the Presidential Service to the Design & Development Division. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).
2012 Outstanding Journal Article Award by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) for my paper titled "Dynamic modeling as a cognitive regulation scaffold for complex problem solving skill acquisition in an educational massively multiplayer online game environment" published in the Journal of Educational Computing Research, 45(3), 265-287.
2012 AECT Featured Research Paper at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology for the paper entitled, “Dynamics of the social aspects of self-regulation during ill-structured collaborative problem solving”
2010 Young Researcher AwardAERA SIG Instructional Technology for my paper entitled, “Facilitating Learning in Complex Ecology Systems: Effect of Question Prompts versus System Dynamics Model Progressions as Cognitive Regulation Scaffolds in a Simulation-Based Inquiry-Learning Environment”
2009 AECT Design & Development Showcase Award for the design and development strategy for facilitating complex problem solving skills with McLarin’s Adventures: An Interdisciplinary Massively Multiuser Online Game.
2007 AECT Featured Research Paper at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology for my paper entitled, “Expert conceptualizations of the domain of Instructional Design: An exploration of the processes underlying complex, ill-structured problem solving.”
2006 Outstanding Dissertation Research Award by Syracuse University for exemplary inquiry in the field of instructional technology (May 12, 2006)
Certificate in UniversityTeaching awarded in 2006 by Syracuse University for successful completion of the requirements of the Future Professoriate Project
Finalist Syracuse University Entrepreneurial Competition [CrossCultures: Next Generation Advanced Training Solutions for Cross-Cultural Communication & Global Business Management, April 4, 2003].
Outstanding International Scholar Honor by Alpha Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta (inducted in April, 2000)
Scholarship for a Doctoral study at Syracuse University by Turkish Council of Higher Education ($128,000)
Scholarship for Master’s study at the University of Twente by Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) ($55,000)