Dominik May, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Engineering education, online engineering & intercultural education

Telephone: 706-542-9626


2105E Driftmier Engineering Center
597 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Dr. May is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Education Transformations Institute. He researches online and intercultural engineering education. His primary research focus lies on the development, introduction, practical use, and educational value of online laboratories (remote, virtual, and cross-reality) and online experimentation in engineering instruction. In his work, he focuses on developing broader educational strategies for the design and use of online engineering equipment, putting these into practice and provide the evidence base for further development efforts. Moreover, Dr. May is developing instructional concepts to bring students into international study contexts so that they can experience intercultural collaboration and develop respective competences.

Dr. May is Vice President of the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE), which is an international non-profit organization to encourage the wider development, distribution, and application of Online Engineering (OE) technologies and its influence on society. Furthermore, he serves as Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) intending to promote the interdisciplinary discussion of engineers, educators, and engineering education researchers around technology, instruction, and research. Dr. May has organized several international conferences in the Engineering Education Research field. He is currently program co-chair and international program committee member for the annual International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation (REV) and served as a special session committee member for the Experiment@ International Conference Series (


Dr.-Ing. (PhD equiv.), Industrial Engineering & Engineering Education Research, TU Dortmund University, (Dortmund, GER), 2017
Dipl. Wirt.-Ing. (M.S. equiv.), Industrial Engineering, TU Dortmund University (Dortmund, GER), 2010

Professional Appoinments

  • Assistant Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2018 – Present

Other Professional Experience

  • Research Scientist and Project Lead in Engineering Education Research, University of Dortmund, 2010 – 2018
  • Doctoral Student, University of Dortmund, 2012 – 2017

Research Interests

  • Online engineering: Remote engineering and virtual instrumentation
  • Intercultural engineering education: Transnational instructional concepts and global professional competences
  • Digital instructional design: Online instruction and virtual environments

Publications and Scholarly Articles

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Engineering Education Transformations Institute

The International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE)

International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)