Dr. Yen Verhoeven

Dr. Yen Verhoeven is a learning theorist with over twenty-one years of experience teaching science and education to thousands of people from all ages. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, and is a certified online instructional designer and program evaluator. Dr. Yen is also the interim co-chair for the Iowa Governor’s Creativity and Innovation Task Force.

Prior to becoming the founder and CEO of Qi Learning Research Group, Dr. Yen was a college biotechnology department chair and pharmacy technology co-chair, a high school science teacher, and a lab manager. 

In 2018, Qi Learning Research Group received a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – MiSK Foundation Grand Challenges Grant to develop an elementary STEM  professional development platform for teachers. The grant resulted in the development of a free resource library for elementary teachers, STEM workshops, and a supportive teacher network.

Online courses

Look under “Services” in the menu to find courses designed by Dr. Yen. You can also find a variety of her talks, tips, and tricks on her YouTube channel, “That’s Y.


Dr. Yen runs a variety of both online and in-person workshops around STEAM, 21st century skills, self-assessment, online instructional design, and professional development.



Schedule a complimentary strategy session with Dr. Yen around online instruction, course design, STEAM, teaching methodology, and evaluation. Let’s see if we’re a good fit to work together!