I am a Professor in the Graduate Program in Educational Technology at NJCU.
My research interests focus on the educational applications of digital
technology, especially in regard to developing innovative and effective learning
I have researched and published on the following topics:
am the author of two books on educational technology--
National Educational Technology Standards for Students: Units for the English Language Arts (ISTE, 2008) and
Student-Powered Podcasting: Teaching for 21st Century Literacy (ISTE, 2009) and the
Teachers as Technology Leaders (ISTE, 2006).
Educational applications of new media
Technology and language arts education
Curriculum design and project-based instruction
Universal design for learning, special education, and digital media
Development of online learning environments
Fair use, copyright, digital media, and teaching
I won several awards for my teaching—including New Jersey Higher Education Distinguished Faculty (2012), Teacher of the Year Hudson County Schools of Technology (2001), the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Teaching (2001), and the Geraldine R. Dodge Award for Teacher of Humanities (1995).
I have my BA and MA in English Literature from Rutgers and my Doctorate in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Besides my teaching, scholarship, and service I have worked for educational organizations, universities, online programs, and school districts as a curriculum consultant, workshop leader, and external evaluator.