Dr. Michael Hamlin
Director of Institutional Research and Professor,
Touro University Worldwide and Touro College Los Angeles
Dr. Michael Hamlin has worked and taught in the areas of academic affairs, educational technology and human factors at a number of universities including the University of Washington, Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University, Pepperdine University and Loyola Marymount University. During his doctorate training in Educational Psychology at the University of Washington, Dr Hamlin participated in some of the first human factors work in software usability at Microsoft. After earning his doctorate he sought to blend the fields of learning psychology, human factors psychology and informatics to develop instructional applications of technology in dental, medical and health science education.
Dr. Hamlin has extensive training in and experience with distance education and the psychology of online learning. He has taught in numerous online learning classes and developed online learning projects and coordinated teams that developed the first online learning class in Epidemiology for the Thomas Jefferson School of Nursing, the first education and administrative portal for the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine and the first iTunesU project at Loyola Marymount.
Dr. Hamlin earned Bachelor’s degrees in psychology and biology from Seattle University and master’s and doctorate degrees in Educational Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has produced numerous book chapters, articles and papers at paper presentations covering a range of topics in education, online learning and informatics. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children and works at Touro University Worldwide.