Teaching & Mentorship

Doctoral Courses

Affect & Technology (Face to Face) – An in depth examination of research that addresses the relationship between affect and learning as facilitated by technology.

Behavioral Sciences & Technology (Face to Face) – Emphasis is placed on the critical review of theory-driven research in the general principles of behavioral and social processes in technological contexts.

Foundations of Technology & Learning (Face to Face) – Emphasis is on the critical review and analysis of computer-mediated communications, human-computer interaction, and human factors design research for learning contexts.

Interaction Design (Face to Face) – An in depth examination of how human-computer and interaction design influences learning.

Masters Courses

Cognition & Instruction (Online) – Instruction designed to familiarize the student with key theories, concepts, principles, and phenomena in cognition and learning as they apply to instruction.

Design of Educational Software (Face to Face) – Instruction in various theories of learning as they apply to courseware.

Development of Educational Software (Hybrid) – Instruction using a project-based learning method that focuses on programming languages used to create educational multimedia. An emphasis has been placed on Internet-based applications.

Human Development (Face to Face and Online) – Instruction in the theories and principles of human development as they occur throughout the lifespan, including physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development.

Identity, Emotions, & Social Interaction (Face to Face) – Instruction into the origins and construction of identity, major theories of socioemotional development, and how culture, media and technology influence social interaction.

Integrating Technology in Teaching and Learning (Online) – Study of research-based practices and methods of integrating technology to promote thinking and learning. Students actively explore contemporary technologies and environments for the production and consumption of information.

Issue & Methods of Online Learning (Online) – Instruction in the theory and practice of effective online teaching and learning. Emphasis is on issues and trends in computer-mediated communications and their impact on learning with technology and in technology-based environments.

Research Methods (Face to Face) – Project-based learning approach to exploring research methods that includes research design, locating and summarizing published research, sampling, measurement, descriptive, and inferential statistics, and critiquing of published research.

Technology & Educational Change (Online) – Examines issues and trends pertaining to technology-based innovations in education, including historical and current views of technology, current and emerging technologies, and technologies impact on educational reform.

Undergraduate Courses

Educational Psychology (Face to Face and Online)
Instruction in general principles, theories, and recent research evidence regarding human development, human learning, and human motivation.

Foundations of Educational Assessment (Hybrid)
Instruction that focuses on creating, standardizing, and interpreting diagnostic, performance, and proficiency assessments used in educational settings.

General Psychology (Face to Face)
Instruction in the general principles of psychology, including biological bases of behavior, sense and perception, consciousness, personality, social behavior, and psychological disorders.

Preparing Teachers to Use Technology (Hybrid)
Addresses key technology hardware, software, web-based tools, and instructional practices in schools with a focus on developing teacher candidates’ knowledge, skills, and strategies for integrating information technology into the classroom.


Bacos, C. A. (2023). Dissertation Title: Assessing social attention in social interactions: a second-person approach to eye-tracking research and interventions. (Co-Chair).

Carroll, M. (2023). Dissertation Title: Toward data science for research in novel online learning environments: a mixed method, complex systems approach. (Committee Member)

Laferriere, J. R. (2019). Dissertation Title: A video game as a pedagogical tool for pre-service teachers to learn about bullying prevention and intervention in school contexts (Co-Chair).

Van Heck, J. (2017). Dissertation Title: The relationship between roles and responsibilities of co-teachers and co-teacher self-efficacy. (Committee Member).

Tetzlaff, D. M. (2017). Dissertation Title: Using mobile technology to increase the academic achievement and engagement of students with disabilities. (Committee Member).

Higa, J. M. (2017). Dissertation Title: Instructional math technology in secondary special education:  Teacher-reported practices and perceptions. (Committee Member).

Norton, R. (2017). Dissertation Title: Investigating the use of a structured self-determination curriculum with students with gifts and talents. (Committee Member).

Marsh, R. (2016). Dissertation Title: School connectedness: Comparing students with emotional and behavioral disorders to their general education peers. (Committee Member).

Schaefer, J. (2014). Dissertation Title: The impact of a collaborative inquiry-based professional development approach and teacher practice on student reading achievement: A mixed methods study. (Committee Member).