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Vanaja Nethi, Ph.D.

Vanaja Nethi
Associate Professor
Department of Education
(954) 262 8603
Office: DeSantis 4114


  • Ph.D. - Cornell University - Education
  • M.A. - University of London - Science Education
  • B.Sc. - Universiti Sains Malaysia - Biology & Chemistry
Vanaja Nethi, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University and teaches mainly research courses at the doctoral level. She earned her Ph.D. in Education from Cornell University and has worked internationally in various capacities. Her research interests include online and blended instruction, STEM education, and transnational higher education, and her expertise is in qualitative and mixed methodology. She is the assistant editor of the Quarterly Review of Distance Education and was a Transnational Social Review guest editor. She is also a reviewer and member of the editorial board for The Qualitative Report and a reviewer for the Florida Distance Learning Association Journal.

Areas of Research

  • Online and blended learning
  • STEM/ STEAM Education
  • Transnational higher education
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
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