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Title: Associate Professor/ Director of Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching
Department: School of Education

Office: 0624a Lagomarcino 901 Stange Rd., Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 9141
Email: dschmidt@iastate.edu


I am an Associate Professor and the Director of the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching (CTLT) in the School of Education. 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 several graduate courses in educational technology and action research. In addition, I coordinate the undergraduate Learning Technologies Minor offered in the School of Education. I am President for the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) and one of the editors for the Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education (JDLTE), a refereed journal published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).


Research Interests

TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) in the contexts of teacher education and K-12 schools

Technology use and integration in PreK-12 classrooms and teacher education

Teacher Educator Technology Competencies

Evaluation of Online Learning


Select Publications

Foulger, T. S., Graziano, K. J., Schmidt-Crawford, D., & Slykhuis, D. A. (2017). Teacher Educator Technology Competencies. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 25(4), 413-448.

Bull, G., Schmidt-Crawford, D. A., McKenna, M., & Cohoon, J. (2017). Storymaking: Combining Making and Storytelling is a School Makerspace. Theory Into Practice, 56(4), 271-281, DOI: 10.1080/00405841.1017.1348114

Paulsen, T. H., & Schmidt-Crawford, D.A. (2017). Enhancing Student Teacher Supervision Through Hybridization: Adding e-Supervision to the Mix. Journal of Agricultural Education, 58(2), 166-179.

Jin, Y., & Schmidt-Crawford, D. A. (2017). Parents' Perceptions of the First-Year Implementation of a One-to-One Laptop Initiative in a Midwestern High School. Computers in the Schools, 34(1-2), 73-87.

Schmidt, D. A., Baran, E., Thompson, A. D., Mishra, P., Koehler, M. J., & Shin, T.S. (2009-10). Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK): The Development and Validation of an Assessment Instrument for Preservice Teachers. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 42(2), 123-149.



Ph.D., Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Iowa State University, 1995

M.S. Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Iowa State University, 1991

B.S. Elementary Education, Iowa State University, 1982