Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education is located in the Watson School of Education, Room 378

2008-2009 New Faculty Profiles

Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education

Angela M. HousandDr. Angela M. Housand, Assistant Professor, will begin her tenure-track assistant professor position in the Dept. of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education. Dr. Housand received her Ph.D. from University of Connecticut in 2008. Her areas of research are Educational Psychology; Measurement & Evaluation, Gifted Education and Talent Development. Her dissertation was on “Student Self-Regulated Learning Behaviors: Individual Factors and Environmental Influence”. She has contributed to edited books: Schoolwide Enrichment Model reading and Achieving Excellence: Educating the Gifted and Talented and completed a book review for the Journal for the Education of the Gifted.
Albert D. RitzhauptDr. Albert D. Ritzhaupt, Assistant Professor, will begin his tenure-track assistant professor position in the Dept. of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education. Dr. Ritzhaupt received his Ph.D. from the University of South Florida in 2008. His dissertation was entitled: The Effects of Time-compressed Audio and Adjunct Images on Learner Recall, Recognition and Satisfaction. Dr. Ritzhaupt comes to us from the University of North Florida, where he was serving as a visiting instructor in Computer and Information Sciences. Already to date Dr. Ritzhaupt has recently published articles in the Journal of Research on Technology in Education, Computers in Human Behavior, Business Education Forum, and the Journal of Computing in Higher Education. Albert’s writings have been cited in Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology.

Candace ThompsonDr. Candace Thompson, Assistant Professor, will begin her tenure-track assistant professor position in the Dept. of Instruction Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education in fall 2008. Dr. Thompson is completing her Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina and her dissertation is entitled: This is What We Are About: White Faculty Stories of Teaching, Learning and Action at the Margins. She recently completed work on an NSF grant with South Carolina Education Television promoting teacher training in developing a media technology model of an inquiry-based, afterschool education program for middle-school girls and teachers in rural districts. Her research interests are in critical multicultural education and social justice education in teacher education and adult education; critical ethnographic research, international multicultural education. Candace’s publications have been cited in Research in Higher Education, American Psychologist, and the American Journal of Criminal Justice.


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