Ed.D.*, with emphasis in Technology, Innovation, Education (formerly Technology in Education). 2006.
*Ed.D. is the only degree offered and seen as equivalent to Ph.D.
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction. 1994.
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. 1992.
Honors and Awards
Teacher-Scholar Award for excellence in scholarship informed by and closely tied to teaching, Michigan State University, 2018.
Post-Tenure Research Fellowship, one of four faculty selected through a college-wide competition to continue development of excellence in funded research, Michigan State University, 2017 – 2018.
Honorable Mention, AT&T Award for Innovative Teaching with Technology, Michigan State University, 2017.
Ranked #3 most productive scholar in “Social Media Research: An Assessment of the Domain’s Productivity and Intellectual Evolution,” a bibliographic investigation and meta-analysis of social media scholarship (n=610 articles) produced over eight years, since the domain’s emergence in 2004.
Lilly Fellow, distinction recognizing teaching excellence and developing scholar-teacher-leaders campus-wide, 2013-2014.
Early Career Award, American Educational Research Association, Division C: Learning and Instruction, 2013.
Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award, University of Minnesota, 2008-2009.
Member, National Educational Technology Leadership Summit, Washington DC, 2008.
Selected for Women’s Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota, 2006-2007 cohort.
Qualifying Paper passed with distinction, Harvard University, 2001.
Larsen Scholarship for promising entering doctoral candidates, Harvard University, 1998.
Annie Ryder Memorial Scholarship, American Association of University Women, 1998.
Phi Delta Kappa, Boston College, 1994.
Donovan Scholarship for promising master’s candidates, Boston College, 1994.
Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth College, 1992.
Honorable Mention, Colby Prize in Government, Dartmouth College, 1992.
Rufus Choate Scholar, Dartmouth College, 1989-1991.
Angulo Award for excellence in Government, Dartmouth College, 1990.
Five academic citations for exceptional scholarship, Dartmouth College, 1990-1992.
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Associate Professor, Educational Psychology & Educational Technology Program, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, College of Education, 2016-present.
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology & Educational Technology Program, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, College of Education, 2012-2016.
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Assistant Professor, College of Education (primary appointment), 2010-2011.
Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies ( iSchool), 2010-2011.
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Visiting Fellow (academic year 2009-2010), Information and Society Project, Digital Education Research & Policy
Cyberscholar, joint fellowship program with Yale Information & Society Project, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and Comparative Media at M.I.T.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, fostering interdisciplinary research & collaborations. 2009-2010.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Learning Technologies, College of Education & Human Development. 2007-2009.
Research Associate, Digital Media Center, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2004-2007.
Project Coordinator, Center for Applied Research, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 2001-2003.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Research Assistant, Education with New Technologies Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education.1998-2000.
Research Assistant, Women in the Information Age Project, John F. Kennedy School of Government.1999-2000.
Teaching Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1998-2000.
Master of Teaching Candidate Supervisor, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1998-2000.
Related Work Experiences
Co-founder and Founding Board Member, College Possible, (formerly Admission Possible), Twin Cities, 2000-
Independent Consultant, Saint Paul Public Schools, 2003-2004.
Independent Consultant, Ivy Productions, Summer 1998.
Teacher, King Philip Regional High School, 1994-1998.
Research Associate, Health Advances Management Consulting, 1993.
Account Manager, Cambridge Technology Group, 1992.