Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff in the School of Instructional Technology and Innovation are highly-qualified individuals dedicated to advancing education through the use of technology. The faculty are outstanding teachers who care about the success of their students. They have strong research agendas and maintain memberships and provide active leadership in professional organizations in Instructional Technology such as ISTE, AACE, and GaETC. The staff are committed leaders who have expertise in a wide range of areas and provide high quality customer service on a daily basis. The School of Instructional Technology and Innovation is committed to serving our candidates and preparing them to transform schools into digital-age learning environments that engage K-12 students and facilitate participation in our global community.

Faculty


 

Name
Position
  • Jabari Cain

    Jabari Cain Associate Professor of Instructional Technology

    Jabari CainPosition:
    Associate Professor of Instructional Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-2328
    Email: jcain35@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2330


    Dr. Cain is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and the Director of the Call Me MISTER Program at KSU. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses related to coaching, mobile devices, online/blended learning, and K-5 technology integration. Dr. Cain has over 18+ years of teaching experience including two years as a first-grade teacher and 16 years in higher education. His research interests include emerging learning technologies in the K-12 classroom and mobile apps in the K-12 classroom. Dr. Cain is the 2011 recipient of the Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) award presented to innovative teachers and their use of Apple products in the classroom. Dr. Cain received his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Master of Arts in Educational Technology from the University of Northern Iowa, and Bachelor of Science from Florida A&M University in Elementary Education.
  • Laurie Dias

    Laurie Dias Professor of Instructional Technology

    Laurie Brantley-DiasPosition:
    Professor of Instructional Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-2747
    Email: ldias@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2333


    Dr. Laurie Brantley-Dias is a  Professor at Instructional Technology. She teaches graduate level courses on technology integration, internet tools, instructional technology trends, and research in instructional technology. She holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from Georgia State University as well as a M.S. in Library Science and B.A. in English from Western Kentucky University.  She is a former English/Language Arts teacher, media specialist and instructional technology specialist. 

    Her scholarship focuses on  1) using technology to facilitate teachers' professional growth and reflection, 2) Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework, and 3) integrating technology into K-12 STEM environments to support student engagement and learning. You can view the publication at the following link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=S3Vm91MAAAAJ

  • Yvonne Earnshaw

    Yvonne Earnshaw Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-6798
    Email: yearnsha@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2319


    Dr. Yvonne Earnshaw is an Assistant Professor in the School of Instructional Technology and Innovation (SITI) in the Bagwell College of Education at Kennesaw State University. She received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Learning Systems (Instructional Systems) from Florida State University, an M.A.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Virginia Tech, and an M.A. in Technical Writing from Portland State University.

    Dr. Earnshaw has over 20 years of professional experience in technical writing, instructional design, and usability consulting, and has worked for several major national and global corporations. Her practitioner experience helps guide her research agenda that focuses on: learning experience design, online teaching and learning practices in higher education, and workplace preparation of instructional designers.

    Dr. Earnshaw has been an active member of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) since 2010. She received a 2016 AECT Cochran Leadership Intern Award and an Early Career award in 2019. She is finishing her term as a Design and Development division board member before becoming the President-Elect of the Design and Development division. Dr. Earnshaw is also currently serving as the Secretary/Treasurer for the AERA Design & Technology SIG and for the AERA Technology, Instruction, Cognition, and Learning SIG.

    Visit Dr. Earnshaw's Faculty web page to read more about her research publications and presentations.

  • Tricia Frazier

    Tricia Frazier Lecturer of Instructional Technology

    Position:
    Lecturer of Instructional Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-3262
    Email: tcauffie@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2117


     
  • Julia Fuller

    Julia Fuller Associate Professor of Instructional Technology

    Julia FullerPosition:
    Associate Professor of Instructional Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-2817
    Email: jfulle40@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2325


    Dr. Fuller is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director of Digital Learning Innovations, a unit of KSU's Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. While a faculty member in the School of Instructional Technology and Innovation (SITI), she has taught online graduate courses related to technology leadership, professional learning, online teaching, and personalized learning, as well as blended undergraduate technology integration courses. Prior to her 2013 appointment in SITI, Dr. Fuller served seven years as a district-level Instructional Technology Specialist and an Instructional Technology Coach in addition to 13 years as a K-5 educator. She holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialty in educational technology from the University of Florida, an Educational Specialist (Ed.S) in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Instructional Technology from the University of South Florida, and a Master of Arts (M.A) in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics, Science, and Technology from the University of South Florida. Dr. Fuller also maintains GaPSC Instructional Technology and Media Specialist (P-12) certifications. Her research interests include online and blended educator professional development and instructional technology coaching techniques.
  • Jason Harron

    Jason Harron Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology

    J HarronPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-2787
    Email: jharron@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2337


    Dr. Jason Harron is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology & Innovation and engages in research focused on the intersection of creativity, technology, and the arts. He holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Texas at Austin, where he co-founded the UTeach Maker program and wrote his dissertation on interdisciplinary learning between artists and engineers. Dr. Harron has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications, which include scholarship about the maker movement in K-12 education, Facebook and Twitter as an additional social space in MOOCs, agent-based modeling, and virtual reality in pre-service teacher education. His current scholarly interests include enriching STEM and the arts through creative computing, investigating how to scale and sustain CAD modeling and 3D printing standard literacies at the undergraduate education, and exploring how AR/VR-based models and simulations alter perspective-taking. In addition, Dr. Harron is the co-chair of SITE SIG Maker. 
  • Yeol Huh

    Yeol Huh Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology

    Dr. Yeol HuhPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-6153
    Email: yhuh@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 353


    Dr. Yeol Huh is an Assistant Professor in the School of Instructional Technology and Innovation and currently coordinating the Online Teaching Endorsement Certificate program and mainly teaches in the new B.S. in Learning, Design, and Technology program. He received his master's and Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University Bloomington. 

    His scholarship centers on promoting self-regulated learning, self-efficacy, and motivation in technology-enhanced learning environments by integrating technology and on facilitating technology integration for learner-centered instruction.

  • Yi Jin

    Yi Jin Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology

    Yi JinPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-3814
    Email: yjin8@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2334


    Dr. Jin specializes in Instructional Technology and Literacy Education. Her research concerns the integration of educational technologies in the PK-20 classrooms, with emphasis on teacher education, technology integration in the literacy curriculum, and emerging technologies such as 1:1 programs and makerspaces. She conducts research projects using the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework and focusing on teacher education, professional development and coaching, maker education, and coding and computational thinking.
  • Arvin Johnson

    Arvin Johnson Interim Director of School of Instructional Technology & Innovation

    Position:
    Interim Director of School of Instructional Technology & Innovation

    Phone: (470) 578-3354
    Email: ajohn560@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 457


     
  • Dabae Lee

    Dabae Lee Associate Professor of Instructional Technology

    Dabae LeePosition:
    Associate Professor of Instructional Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-4520
    Email: dlee159@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2328


    Dabae Lee, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Instructional Technology at Kennesaw State University, received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Instructional Technology and a M.S. in Inquiry Methodology at Indiana University. She has received several awards, the Young Researcher Award, Emerging Scholar Award, and Outstanding Presentation Awards from the Association of Educational Technology and Communications and the President Research and Creativity Award from her previous institution. Her research interests include personalized learning, roles of technology in personalized learning, student collaboration, online learning design, active learning spaces, and research methods in Instructional Technology. 
  • Julie Moore

    Julie Moore Associate Professor

    Julie MoorePosition:
    Associate Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-4362
    Email: jmoor151@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2332


    Dr. Moore is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology. She serves as Program Coordinator for Ed.D. and Ed.S. Advanced Track programs. She also serves as the Distance Learning Coordinator for the Bagwell College of Education, assisting faculty and departments in putting courses and programs online. Her research interests include collaborative models of teacher professional learning, technology supports for teacher professional learning, technology integration in B-12 environments, and supporting online faculty. Her most recent projects include studying online Critical Friends Groups and researching virtual coaches.
  • Traci Redish

    Traci Redish Professor of Instructional Technology

    Traci RedishPosition:
    Professor of Instructional Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-3349
    Email: tredish@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 311


    The Chair provides leadership, vision, strategic planning, and coordination for the instructional, research, and service programs offered by the Department of Instructional Technology.
  • Tiffany Roman

    Tiffany Roman Associate Professor of Instructional Technology

    Position:
    Associate Professor of Instructional Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-3928
    Email: troman5@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2329


    The scholarship of Dr. Roman focuses on four key areas: (1) student engagement within STEM and active learning environments; (2) the design and development of learning technologies; (3) design education, broadly conceived; and (4) teacher professional development. You can view more about Dr. Roman’s research, teaching, and service at the following link: https://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/departments/itec/siti-faculty.php

    Dr. Roman is a former elementary, middle, and high school teacher, having taught 5th grade (self-contained) and 7-12 grade art and design in Dallas, TX. She received her BFA in Design and M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame and earned her PhD in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University.

  • Jo Williamson

    Jo Williamson Professor of Instructional Technology

    Jo WilliamsonPosition:
    Professor of Instructional Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-2232
    Email: jwill157@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2331


    Dr. Williamson coordinates the ITEC Ed.S. (Initial Certification Track) program and teaches graduate technology courses related to technology integration, digital citizenship, and technology staffing/business management. Prior to joining the KSU faculty in 2005, Dr. Williamson served as the Director of Technology for Waukegan, IL Public Schools; the Director of Area One Technology Hub serving 307 school districts in Northeastern Illinois; and the Director of Technology & Media for the Georgia Department of Education. She holds an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction/English from the University of Kansas, Lawrence; and a Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on learning technologies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her scholarship activities center on technology coaching in K-12 schools.
  • Matthew Wilson

    Matthew Wilson Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology

    Mathew WilsonPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-3171
    Email: mwils268@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2336


    Dr. Matthew L. Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology for the Bagwell College of Education at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Wilson graduated from the University of Florida with a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction focusing on Educational Technology and a minor in Research and Evaluation Methodology. Additionally, Dr. Wilson holds a MAT focused on early childhood and elementary education from Willamette University. Dr. Wilson educational career ranges from PreK to Adults. As a educator in higher education, he has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses for teacher preparation to integrate technology for teaching and learning at both Kennesaw State University and the University of Florida. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Wilson taught for eleven years internationally. Immediately prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Wilson taught elementary school at an international school in Seoul. Before that, he taught English to pre-school and early elementary aged children in Korea. Dr. Wilson’s research focuses on the preparation of teachers for integrating technology in classrooms and analysis of technology use by teachers. He has been published in Computers & Education, the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE), and the Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education (among others), as well as presented nationally and internationally. Dr. Wilson has received research awards from AERA and AECT.

    Serving the broad educational technology community, Dr. Wilson is an active member of AERA SIG-TACTL. He actively serves as an Associate Editor for JRTE, from which he won the Reviewer of the Year Award for 2020.

    Current information on existing and ongoing Dr. Wilson's research can be found on the Faculty Web.

  • Jim Wright

    Jim Wright Associate Professor of Instructional Technology

    Jim WrightPosition:
    Associate Professor of Instructional Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-4739
    Email: jwright@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2326


    Dr. Wright teaches undergraduate courses and graduate technology courses. His research agenda focused on teaching and learning, technology integration in the classroom, and the design, development and delivery of online instruction. View CV

Staff


Name
Position
  • Andy Boyle

    Andy Boyle iTeach Director

    Position:
    iTeach Director

    Phone: (470) 578-6573
    Email: aeb3319@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2115


     
  • Jean Bramlett

    Jean Bramlett Office Manager

    Pamela BoyerPosition:
    Office Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-3412
    Email: wbramle4@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2111


    I support the Instructional Technology and iTeach Department faculty and staff. Responsible for the fiscal transactions, travel, equipment inventory, and contractual billings & deposits.
  • Gail Dasher

    Gail Dasher Office Manager

    Gail DasherPosition:
    Office Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-3262
    Email: gdasher@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2117


    I serve as an Administrative Associate for the Instructional Technology Dept as well as the iTeach Department.
  • Kellie Hebblethwaite

    Kellie Hebblethwaite Program Manager, TRAC

    Kellie HebblethwaitePosition:
    Program Manager, TRAC

    Phone: (470) 578-6623
    Email: khebblet@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2004


    Teacher Resource and Activity Corner
  • Bonnie Howland

    Bonnie Howland Office Manager, TRAC

    Bonnie HowardPosition:
    Office Manager, TRAC

    Phone: (470) 578-3687
    Email: bhowland@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2003


     
  • Helen Maddox

    Helen Maddox Instructional Technology Coach

    Helen MaddoxPosition:
    Instructional Technology Coach

    Phone: (470) 578-2746
    Email: hmaddox5@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2109


    As the Instructional Technology Coach for the Bagwell College of Education, I facilitate the instructional design, development, implementation and evaluation of technology integration. I collaborate with faculty and students on the integration of instructional technologies and reinforce best teaching practices.
  • Stephen Rahn

    Stephen Rahn Instructional Designer

    Stephen RahmPosition:
    Instructional Designer

    Phone: (470) 578-7617
    Email: srahn@kennesaw.edu
    Location: House 3203-121


    As the instructional Designer for BCOE I work with all faculty members to design and enhance their online courses.
  • Eileen Taylor

    Eileen Taylor Information Technology Services - Technology Support Specialist

    Eileen TaylorPosition:
    Information Technology Services - Technology Support Specialist

    Phone: (470) 578-6999
    Email: ftaylor9@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 2320


    As one of the technology support specialists, I am responsible for helping faculty and staff with any of their technical issues with technology.
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