Meryem Yilmaz Soylu is a Research Scientist I at the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U). Her main research interest lies in investigating the impact of self-regulation and motivational processes in writing, learning, and video gaming within various media, including online, blended, and face-to-face learning environments.
She has worked at higher education institutions and private companies in the United States and Turkey as a faculty member, instructional technologist, social studies coordinator, and project consultant. In addition, she has been serving as an associate editor in Frontiers in Psychology since 2015.
She holds a Ph.D. degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and earned her master's degree in Instructional Technology from Hacettepe University.