Kash Dutta

Kaushik Dutta, M.S.

Teaching Professor

Kaushik is a Teaching Professor who specializes in and coordinates digital pedagogy for the undergraduate pre-professional curriculum in Anatomy and Physiology.

He joined the University in 1997 as a Senior Research Associate in Cardiovascular Physiology. In 2003 he started teaching courses in Human Anatomy & Physiology for the Health Profession programs. In 2017 he was awarded the Digital Learning Innovation Award (a national award funded by the Gates Foundation) by Online Learning Consortium to recognize his exemplary work in blended curriculum design and the use of digital courseware to improve student learning outcomes. He is also listed as a Fulbright Specialist in Digital Learning and is currently on the roster through 2022.

Kaushik maintains a strong interest in technological innovation, digital pedagogy, and teaching excellence in pre-professional undergraduate education. 



M.S. Physiological Sciences
University of Arizona


Educational technology
Human physiology


Current research

Effective use of technology in class romm teaching. Content development and evaluation.

Selected publications

Currently in press:
Academic Voices: A conversation on new approaches to teaching and learning in the post-COVID World, Elsevier international publication (April 2022)
Book Chapter
Pandemic-proof teaching: Blended learning infrastructure to support pivot to online/hybrid pedagogy

Other scholarly activity

Professional Presentations:
Dutta, K. (2017) Integration of Digital/Blended Pedagogy and a Data Acquisition System to Enhance Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Teaching for Allied Health Students: A Learner-Centric Strategy. Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Dutta, K. (2015) Strategic use of teaching technologies to enhance learner-centric pedagogy. The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), International Conference on Technology in the Classroom, Honolulu, HI.

Funded grants

Digital Learning Innovation Award (funded by the Gates Foundation postsecondary success initiative), Online Learning Consortium

Invited plenary presentation

“Pandemic Teaching & Beyond: Adapting and Transforming Pedagogy Through a Blended Model.”Invited speaker at REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit hosted by Arizona State University (2021).

Rapid Rounds Project Overview: Winner of Digital Learning Innovation Award (funded by the Gates Foundation postsecondary success initiative), Online Learning Consortium, Accelerate Conference, Orlando, (2017)

Research interests

Physiology, digital wearable technology/physiological data acquisition, digital learning strategy and pedagogy, educational technology

Research topics

Education Technology