Research Manager

I started to work at the University of Joensuu in the year 2000 when I was finalizing my master's studies. I received a PhD degree (in Computer Science) from the University of Joensuu in 2005. Currently, my main work duties are connected to the IMPDET online doctoral studies, and the ICT-study path collaboration initiative between UEF, Karelia University of Applied Science, and Savonia University Applied Sciences. My research interests include online and blended learning in higher education, design research in educational technology, computing education, and ICT4D.

Contact info


Faculty of Science and Forestry, School of Computing




+358 50 435 8927


    • Academic degrees and titles

      • MSc, Computer Science, University of Joensuu, 2000
      • PhD, Computer Science, University of Joensuu, 2005
      • Associate Professor, Technology for Development and Education, University of Eastern Finland, 2016
    • Work experience in academia

      • Research Manager, University of Eastern Finland, 2017-2022
      • University Researcher, University of Eastern Finland, 2012-2017
      • Senior Assistant (post-doc researcher), University of Joensuu/University of Eastern Finland, 2007-2012
      • Director of Research, University of Joensuu, 2006-2007
      • Professor, University of Joensuu,  2005-2006
      • Lecturer, University of Joensuu, 2005
      • Graduate Assistant, Massey University, 2003-2004
      • Doctoral Student, University of Joensuu, 2002-2005
      • Research Amanuensis, University of Joensuu, 2001-2002
      • Trainee, University of Joensuu, 2000-2001

Research groups - UEF