Department of Design and communication, Campus Kolding
Nina Bonderup Dohn is Professor in Humanistic Information Science at the Department of Design and Communication. She holds a dr.phil. in educational philosophy with the dissertation Epistemological concerns – querying the learning field from a philosophical point of view, defended on 21.9.2017 at the University of Southern Denmark, Kolding.
Her research field bridges between epistemology, learning theory, and cognitive theory, and does so both philosophically and in terms of the development and testing of concrete designs for learning in practice, with a special focus on the role of ICT. Interdisciplinarity is key in her work, including the metaphilosophical explication of the roles philosophy can have in relation to other disciplines. Her research centers on questions such as what human knowledge is, how it is developed, how one can facilitate others’ in developing knowledge, and what roles technology can play.
She is head of the research program Learning, Design and Digitalization at the Department of Design and Communication. She currently holds a research grant from Independent Research Fund Denmark for the project Designing for Situated Knowledge in a World of Change which involves researchers from 3 Danish universities and 4 international ones (in Great Britain, Australia, and the Netherlands).
She is regularly invited as Visiting Researcher to top international universities, including twice at University of California, Berkeley (2000-2001 and 2009-2010), and three times at University of Sydney (2013-2014, 2016, 2018). She has an extensive international network and has participated in several international research teams. Since 2015, she has been part of the Steering Committee for the biannual International Networked Learning Conference.
Her education reflects her commitment to interdisciplinary studies. She holds a PhD in learning theory from Aalborg University (2005) and an MA in philosophy (major subject) and physics (minor subject), Aarhus University (1998).
In 2004, she was awarded the Teaching Prize for the Faculty of Humanities, upon nomination from her students.