Bryce, Brooke (my kids) and me at Whiteface, Mt. Lake Placid, NY

I am a veteran educator who has taught at the university, high school and elementary levels. I have been designing online educational courses since the days when teachers had to build websites using only HTML. My research and teaching interests are focused on developing Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (Koehler & Mishra, 2008) in online wiki environments with pre-service and in-service teachers (with all levels of teaching experience). I am also interested in how elementary students acquire content knowledge while they attain technological knowledge.

I believe that I have a rare attribute as a researcher and professor in that I have spent the majority of my career as a teacher and as an educational technology strategist in a K-6 environment (20 years). I have developed the pedagogical content knowledge (at the elementary school level) that is needed prior to adding a layer of technological knowledge. I have also spent 10 years working with classroom teachers and understand how the established teacher thinks about the integration of technology into their curriculum in this era of teacher accountability.

Teaching Experience (20 years)

University Teaching Experience (9 years)

  • Assistant Professor - February 2013 - Present - Buffalo State College
  • Adjunct Professor - Summer 2004 - February 2013 - Buffalo State College
  • Adjunct Professor - Summer 2012 - Present - University at Buffalo

Elementary Teaching Experience (10 years+)

  • Third Grade Teacher - September 2010 – February 2013 - Alden Central School
  • Third Grade & Fourth Teacher - September 1994 - June 2000 - Lake Shore Central School
  • Teacher's Assistant - September 1993 - August 1994 - Stanley G. Falk School

High School Teaching Experience (1 year)

  • Web Development with Dreamweaver - September 2008 - June 2009 - Alden Central School

Educational Technology Experience (10 years)

  • Educational Technology Strategist - September 2000 - June 2010 - Alden Central School

Honors and Awards

  • Emerging Scholar - October 2013 - Buffalo State College

  • Mary Lou and S. David Farr Scholarship - May 2012 & 2013 - University at Buffalo