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The website Reddit has received scant attention from educational researchers despite the presence of numerous teaching-related …

The existing work on teacher-focused Twitter hashtags typically frames each hashtag as a single, unified phenomenon, thereby collapsing …

Twitter and other social media have assumed important places in many educators’ professional lives by hosting spaces where new kinds of …

In this paper, we document different expressions of Mormon identity and different approaches to Mormon practice within the #ldsconf …

The Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs) were created to help all teacher educators support teacher candidates as they …



Instructor, Electronic Assessment for Teaching and Learning

Michigan State University

Sep 2018 – Present Online

CEP 813 (Master’s course)

Foundational theories of assessment. Critical examination of methods (e.g., portfolios, rubrics, surveys, tests, self-evaluations), and digital tools that allow educators to gather information, analyze it, and make informed pedagogical choices. Design of assessments for learning, as learning and of learning, especially in digital contexts.


Instructor, Learning Technology through Design

Michigan State University

Jan 2018 – Present Online

CEP 817 (Master’s course)

Design of educational curricula, tools, and software. Designing for learners. Human computer interaction. Art and aesthetics of design. Iterative design. Collaboration in design.


Instructor, Teaching and Learning with Technology

Michigan State University

Sep 2017 – Present Online

CEP 416 (Undergraduate course)

Uses of multimedia technology and social media in teaching and learning. Developing plans for integrating technology in classroom. Designing digital online portfolio as tool for professional development. Teaching school subject matter with technology.


Instructor, Teaching Students Online

Michigan State University

Sep 2017 – Dec 2017 Online

CEP 820 (Master’s course)

Strategies for constructing and implementing online curricula aimed at students across the lifespan.


Into the Edu-verse: Early-Career Educators Seeking Induction Support on Social Media On November 26, 2019, I successfully defended my …

Talk for EPET PhD Brownbag series at Michigan State University on November 11, 2019.

A webinar series I facilitated for AECT’s Graduate Student Assembly in 2019.

I have completed the coursework for my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology through Michigan State …

Remembering my grandfathers and reflecting on their lives.