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I am a Professor in the Graduate Program in Educational Technology and a Coordinator of the Ed.D. in Educational Technology Leadership.

My professional interests focus on the pedagogical applications of new literacies an d digital  technologies.  I have researched and published on the following topics:

  • Educational applications of new media
  • New literacies, technology, and language arts education
  • Universal design for learning, special education, and inclusion 
  • Development of online learning environments
  • Fair use, copyright, digital media, and teaching


Ed.D--Teachers College, Columbia University,  Instructional Technology (2001) 
MA--Rutgers Newark, English Literature (1996)
BA--Rutgers College, Major: English Literature (1990)


2001-Present -- Faculty Member, Graduate Program in Educational Technology, New Jersey City University (2001-2005, Assistant Professor;  2005-2010, Associate Professor; 2010-Present, Professor)

1991-2001-- English/Language Arts Teacher, Hudson County Vocational-Technical School, County Prep High School.


Recent Articles and Book Chapters

Shamburg, C. (2014) Language in the gutter: Comics, language and executive function in Mark Gura (Ed.) Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age.  Washington DC: ISTE. 

Shamburg, C. Mazzetti, & K, Shamburg, J. (2013).  Remix as an educational activity.  in Sharmila Ferris and Hilary Wilder (Eds) T he Plugged-In Professor.  Philadelphia, PA: Woodhouse.

Shamburg, C. (2010). DIY podcasting in education. In Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel (Eds.) DIY media: Creating, Sharing and Learning with New Technology. New York: Peter Lang.

Shamburg, C. & Craighead, C. (September, 2009). Shakespeare, our digital native. English Journal 99 (1).

Recent Presentations

Shamburg, C. (2016). Universal Design for Learning: the big picture.  New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education 2016 Conference. Montclair University, Montclair, NJ.

Shamburg, C. (2016). Coteaching: the game. .  New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education 2016 Conference. Montclair University, Montclair, NJ.

Shamburg, C. Buglione, F. (2016).  Inclusion through effective Co-Teaching.  NJEA 2016 Exceptional Children Conference.  East Brunswick NJ.

Shamburg, C. (2015) Wearable technology in education: Opportunities and solutions (Research Roundtable).  ISTE 2015, Philadelphia PA.

Shamburg, C. (2015). Teaching language, literacy and literature with remix. ISTE 2015, Philadelphia PA.

Shamburg, C. (2015) Remix as an Educational Activity (Keynote Speaker). Literacy Unbound Conference, Teachers College Columbia University.

Shamburg, C. (2014).  Educational technology innovation lab. NJEdge 2014 Annual Conference, Plainsboro, NJ.

Shamburg, C. (February, 2014). Remix as an educational and economic activity. Visiting  Speaker, HR College of Business and Commerce, Mumbai, India.


Shamburg, C. (February, 2014).  Technology and new literacies: Research and practice.   Visiting speaker, English and Foreign Language University, Osmania University, Hyderabad India.

Shamburg, C. & Twomey, C.  (2013).  The Theory, Practice, and Scholarship of Educational Technology Leadership: The Making of a Doctoral Program.  NJEDge, 2013 Annual Conference. Plainsboro, NJ.

Shamburg, C. (September, 2012).   Invited Speaker, Remixing as an Educational Activity. Worlds Together Conference, Tate Modern Museum, London, UK.

Shamburg, C. (June, 2012).  Invited Speaker, Trends in Technology and US Education, Visiting Chinese Educators Program, NJCU.

Shamburg, C. & Amerman, T.   (April, 2012).   Technology and Inclusion: A natural fit.    Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Shamburg, C. (March 2012).    Keynote Speaker, Liberation technologies.   Borough of Manhattan Community College Technology Day.   NY, NY.



2013 HP STEMx Catalyst Fellowship

2012 New Jersey Award for Excellence in Teacher Education

2001 Teacher of the Year Hudson County Schools of Technology

2001 Governor’s Award for Outstanding Teaching 

1995 Geraldine R. Dodge Award for Teacher of Humanities

1994, 1995 NEH Teaching Grant Fellowship



  • New Jersey Special Education Advisory Council (Board member, 2016-Present)
  • New Jersey Association for Educational Technology (Executive Board Member, 2010-2016)
  • NJEDge (Chairperson, Best Practices Selection Committee 2006-2015)  
  • International Society for Technology in Education (Affiliate Board Member, 2011-2016)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (Member)
  • American Educational Research Association (Member)
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