- Teachers’ development of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)
- Impact on using technology tools in PreK-20 classrooms
- Evaluation of online learning programs
I am an Associate Professor and the Director for the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching (CTLT). I also serve as the chair of the Educator Preparation Coordinating Council (EPCC), which includes representation from three colleges at Iowa State University. My scholarship focuses on critically examining Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) in the contexts of teacher education and K-12 schools. This research uniquely contributes to the field’s understanding of teachers’ development and application of TPACK with the ultimate goal of preparing teachers who effectively integrate content, pedagogy and technology into classroom practice. I teach the required undergraduate instructional technology course for elementary education and early childhood education majors and graduate courses such as Integrating Technology into Literacy Practices and Action Research. In addition, I coordinate the undergraduate Learning Technologies Minor offered in the School of Education. I am also a co-editor for the Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education (JDLTE), a refereed journal published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and its Teacher Education Network (TEN).
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 1995