Michael J. PillerDirector of Academic Computing and Laboratories
B.S., Wright State University
M.A., The Catholic University of America
Ph.D., The Catholic University of Americaa
Relevant Professional Experience:
Dr. Michael Piller directs the National Defense University’s Information Resources Management College (NDU iCollege) Laboratory Center – or iLabs. The iLabs serve as a hands-on learning and research center for government and private sector senior leaders. The labs include a Gaming and Simulation Lab, two Cyber Security Labs, an Emerging Technologies Lab, a Telepresence Center, and the emerging Classroom of the Future. In this role, Dr. Piller is responsible for creation and implementation of new learning paradigms that utilize emerging technologies, including virtualization, cloud computing, virtual worlds.
Dr. Piller’s research interests encompass a broad array of issues related to cognitive psychology and instructional technologies. His research has included evaluating instructional technologies, using virtual reality and virtual worlds to investigate learning and the formation of spatial mental models, human computer interaction, usability, and interface design.