Service


Offices and leadership held in national professional organizations

  • Director of Communications, American Educational Research Association (AERA) – Division C, April 2012-2015.
  • Program Co-chair, American Educational Research Association (AERA) – Technology as An Agent of Change (TACTL) Special Interest Group, April 2009 – 2010
  • International Conference Committee, Computer-Assisted Learning Conference (CAL11), United Kingdom, January 2010 – 2011
  • Treasurer, American Educational Research Association (AERA) – Technology as An Agent of Change (TACTL) Special Interest Group, March 2008 – 2009
  • Invited participant, National Technology Leadership Summit, Washington DC, Sept 18-19, 2008.
  • NETS Stakeholders Advisory Council, International Society of Technology in  Education (ISTE) 2007-2008. Invited to serve on the national council to write and disseminate new National Educational Technology Standards. K-12 schools and teacher education programs across the country look to the NETS standards in formulating professional development opportunities.
  • Associate Vice President of “Technology Diffusion and Integration,” Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE), 2003-2009.
  • Secretary, Graduate Student Council, American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2003-2004; 2004-2005. Created and Co-chaired 1st graduate student orientation with over 200 attendees, 2004; Co- chaired GSC Orientation, 2005.
  • Chair, Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning, American Educational Research Association, Paper Awards Committee, 2006-2008.

Offices and leadership in local organizations

  • Founder and Chair, Social Networks Research Consortium, University of Minnesota (www.socialnetresearch.org), 2007-present
  • Founder and Co-Chair, Networks and Neighborhoods in CyberSpace Symposium (www.networksincyberspace.org), February 11; 2008. University of Minnesota. Attendance: 200
  • Founder and Chair, Interdisciplinary Internet Research Seminar Series, University of Minnesota
    • Conducting Internet Research I: Guidelines for Ethical Decision-making (February, 2008)
    • Digital Reproduction of Inequality: Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University (March, 2008)
    • Conducting Internet Research II: Stories and Strategies from the Field (April 2008)
  • Co-founder and Former Board Member, Admission Possible (www.admissionpossible.org)

Critiquing, reviewing, chairing

  • Invited Grant Reviewer, National Science Foundation, 2010-present
  • Reviewer, Educational Researcher, 2006-present
  • Reviewer, American Educational Research Journal, 2004-present
  • Reviewer, Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2004-2005; 2007-present
  • Reviewer, Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2007-present
  • Reviewer, Teachers College Record, 2008-present.
  • Reviewer, Computers & Education, 2011-present.
  • Reviewer, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2006-present
  • Reviewer, Educational Technology Research and Development, 2008-present
  • Reviewer, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2011.
  • Reviewer, Journal of Computer-assisted Learning, 2010-present.
  • Reviewer, Teachers College Press, 2008-present.
  • Reviewer, book chapter for New Media in Education: Social Presence to Telepresence, Routledge 2007.
  • Reviewer, proposals for the American Educational Research Association, 2002-present.
  • Reviewer, proposals for the American Association for Computing in Education, 2006-present.
  • Reviewer, proposals for the International Society of the Learning Sciences, 2006-present
  • Reviewer, proposals for the Association for Education, Communications and Technology 2004; 2006.
  • Discussant, Paper Presentation “A Space for Design: When New Media Environments Meet Formal Learning Opportunities” at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, 2011.
  • Discussant, Paper Presentation “Exploring Technology in Schools and Classrooms” (Session 43.105) at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, 2009.
  • Chair, Paper Presentation “Teaching and Learning with Virtual Environments: Engaging While Playing in New Spaces” (Session 34.051) at the American Educational Research Association, 2007.
  • Chair, Paper Presentation “Mentoring: Its Place in Education and Technology Implementation” (Session 66.076) at the American Educational Research Association, 2007.
  • Discussant, Paper Presentation “An Examination of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge” (Session 47.092) at the American Educational Research Association, 2007.
  • Chair, Paper Presentation “Qualitative research in practice: Issues in ethnography.” (Session 73.024) at the American Educational Research Association, 2006.
  • Discussant, Paper Presentation, “Teacher disposition, ideation and perception in developing effective practices.” (Session 74.048) at the American Educational Research Association, 2006.
  • Organizer and Chair, Graduate Student Seminar “Writing successful grant proposals and beyond” at the American Educational Research Association, 2006.

University, college and department committees

  • Technology Committee, College of Education, University of Maryland,  September 2010-present.
  • Professional Education Committee, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland,  September 2010-present.
  • Doctoral Program Committee, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, September 2011-present.
  • Technology Committee, Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education and Human Development, September 2007-2009.
  • STEM Block, Learning and Teaching Neighborhood, College of Education and Human Development, September 2007-present.
  • Consortium for Post-Secondary Academic Success, PreK-University Committee, University of Minnesota. October 2006-present.
  • Wireless Cities Conference Committee, Office of Information Technology. University of Minnesota. 2006-2007.

Selected Consulting & Invited Speaking

  • National Science Foundation, Invitation to serve on grant reviewer panel (paid consulting)
  • Gates Grant, 3-year funding to study social media and college access, Research Team, Michigan State University (paid consulting)
  • National Institutes of Health, 5-year Funding for the Choices Obesity Prevention Study, University of Minnesota (paid consulting)
  • Bush Foundation, Funding for the “Ramp-Up to College Readiness Project,” Research Team (paid consulting)
  • University of Hong Kong, Knowledge Building Exchange, advisory board (unpaid consulting)
  • University of West Virginia, Funding for the “Globaloria Virtual Worlds Project,” advisory board (unpaid consulting)
  • University of Minnesota, Funding for the “Parenting 2.0 Project,” (paid consulting)
  • U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Grants, Comprehensive Program Grant Applications, Reviewer, July, 2007. (paid consulting)
  • U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Grants, Comprehensive Program Grant Applications, Reviewer, July, 2006. (paid consulting)
  • U.S. Department of Education, Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant Applications, Reviewer, April, 2004 (paid consulting)
  • U.S. Department of Education, Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology Grant (PT3) Applications, Reviewer, August, 2003. (paid consulting)
  • Saint Paul School District, Federal Magnet Grant, 2003-2004. Project: Development of Technology-integrated Lessons and Teacher Workshops. (paid consulting)
  • Metronet, A Network of Minnesota Libraries, Information Literacy Conference, June 2007. (unpaid consulting)
  • The Open University. Invited Addres.  Milton Keynes, England.
  • Learning and the Brain Conference Invited Address. “Youth, Social Media & Learning.” Co-sponsored by Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley & MIT, San Francisco.
  • Ontario Institute for Educational Studies (OISE), University of Toronto, Canada
  • Economic and Social Research Council Keynote. “Learning and Literacy in Social Network Sites.” Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
  • Harvard-MIT-Cyberscholars Presentation. “Youth, Social Media & Learning.” MIT Campus, Cambridge, MA
  • Cynthia Hobbie Lecture, “The Rise of Social Networking.” 19th Annual Fall Pediatrics Conference, Minneapolis, MN
  • Invited talk, 2009 New Media Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN
  • Keynote, Technology and Teaching Conference, Bismarck, ND
  • Keynote,  Inquiry to Impact Conference, Minneapolis, MN
  • Invited presentation. “Use of Social Media in Government Agencies.” Communication Directors, Minnesota State Capitol, Saint Paul

Other Significant Service Activities

  • Board Member, Admission Possible, an educational non-profit that helps low-income students prepare for and gain admission to college. 2000-2004.
  • Co-authored Preparing Teachers of Digital Age Learners program, an initiative included in the Higher Education Act’s Reauthorization which would replace the former Preparing Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) program and benefit teacher education programs. Legislative advocacy in Washington DC, May 2009.
  • Panel Member, Minnesota State Digital Learning Plan Conference, Saint Cloud, MN. May, 2004.
  • Invited Speaker, “Assessing and Tracking Students’ Performances.” Orientation for new coaches, Admission Possible, Neighborhood House, Saint Paul, MN. September 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.
  • Invited Speaker,Pictures of Teaching Practice Online.” UTELL Meeting, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. April, 2006.
  • Invited Speaker, “Technology Integration Decision-making Software: A Teaching, Learning and Assessment Tool. Presentation at Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) Conference, Minneapolis, MN. October, 2002.

Membership in Professional Associations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS):Computer-supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Association for Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
  • Association for Education, Communications and Technology (AECT)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Kappa.