When she’s not teaching in the Instructional Systems Technology Department, Gamze Ozogul serves as an appointed member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council as part of a three-year term. As a member of the Education Sub-Council, she helps identify effective methods for teaching skills and procedures various in Red Cross trainings. The goal of the Sub-Council is to seek the best ways to instill or build confidence in people and desire to step forward and use those competencies to help people in need.
She donates her instructional design and evaluation expertise, time and effort to prevent and respond to emergencies and to help save lives: “The work is very impactful,” Ozogul said. “I volunteer because it feels good to know that so many lives are saved because someone attended a training session, and chose to act in an emergency—and that they succeeded as a result of a systematically designed training, informed by latest research in the field of instructional technology."