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Angelika (Kiki) Zissimopoulos

Associate Professor of Instruction


2133 Sheridan Road
Ford 2.215
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-2638Email Angelika (Kiki) Zissimopoulos


Undergraduate Engineering


Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO


Kiki Zissimopoulos has a range of instructional experience that includes teaching undergraduates, graduates, post docs, and faculty in topics including engineering design, science communication, and pedagogy. Her educational research publications span areas such as student motivation, student outcomes, and course design. She brings this pedagogical experience to the classroom as one of the core faculty members of the Design Thinking and Communication (DTC) program.

Dr. Zissimopoulos is also a First-Year Adviser within McCormick and a Faculty Fellow of the Slivka Residential College. She approaches advising with the same goal-oriented approach she uses in teaching. She appreciates and respects each student’s unique identities, goals, and interests. She seeks to help students develop decision-making frameworks as she nudges them toward independence as learners.

Significant Recognition

  • 2020-2021 Cole-Higgins Award for Excellence in Advising

Selected Publications

  • Bonem, Emily M.; Fedesco, Heather N.; Zissimopoulos, Angelika N., What you do is less important than how you do it, Learning Environments Research 23(1):27-44 (2020).
  • Levesque-Bristol, Chantal; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Zissimopoulos, Angelika; Wang, Cong; Yu, Shi, An evaluation of the integrative model for learning and motivation in the college classroom, Current Psychology (2020).