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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Faculty/Teacher Development.
  • Game-based Learning, Game Theory, and Game Design.
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)/Pedagogical Research.
  • Technology as a Tool for Learning: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK), Online Learning, and Virtual Gaming.
  • Learner Centered Theory, Critical Pedagogy and Curriculum Development.
  • Collaboration and Collaborative/Cooperative Learning.
  • Program and Performance Based Assessment.

EDUCATION

Ph.D.         Teaching and Curriculum, Syracuse University, New York.                                 Doctoral Dissertation: Middle School Students’Perceptions of Cooperative Learning.

M.S.           Social Studies Education, Syracuse University, New York.

B.S.            Secondary Education, Social Science Concentration, History Minor, State University of New York at Oswego, New York.

HIGHER EDUCATION HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2013              Recipient: Worldwide Who’s Who of Professional Women, Cambridge Who's Who.
  • 2011               Recipient: George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award.
  • 2010-2011   Recipient: Mason Horizons Faculty Observership Program, Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • 2010              Invited Participant: Carnegie Scholars Program (CASTL), Omaha, Nebraska.
  • 2007              Invited Delegate: People to People Ambassador Program, Anthropology and Education Delegation, China.
  • 2006             Recipient: District of Columbia Public Schools Consortium of Universities on the Washington Metro Area, DCPS Reading Across The    Curriculum Project Certificate.
  • 1996-1999    Pi Lambda Theta-Gamma Tau Chapter.
  • 1998               Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
  • 1994-1995    Outstanding Teaching Associate: Professional Development Programs of the Graduate School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
  • 1993-1995     Selected Participant: The Future Professoriate Project, Professional Development Programs of the Graduate School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.

ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

  • American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL).
  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE).
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA).

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

  •  5/12-present    Director, Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation (CTE & I), University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

REFEREED SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

  • Kayler, M., Owens, T. & Meadows, G. (2013). Inspiring Maker Culture through Collaboration, Persistence, and Failure. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 1179-1184). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Kayler, M. & Sprague, D. (2012). Practicing Teachers’ Technology Integration: Projects that Mattered. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 1373-1380). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. 
  • Kayler, M. (2011). Project-based Approaches to Support Teachers’ Technological Skill Development and Pedagogical Understandings. Creating Technology-Rich Teacher Education Programs: Key Issues, Hersey, PA: IGI Global Publisher.
  • Kayler, M. & Sullivan, L. (2011). Integrating learner-centered theory and technology to create an engaging pedagogy for K-12 students and teachers. Journal of Technology Integration in the Classroom (3)1.
  • Weller Swanson, K. & Kayler, M. (2010). Faculty development and adult learning: A model for transforming higher education. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 4(1), 1-6.
  • Weller Swanson, K. & Kayler, M. (2010). Blended learning: The best of both worlds. In V. C. X. Wang (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
  • View, J., DeMulder, E., Kayler, M., & Stribling, S. (2009). Cultivating transformative leadership in P-12 schools and classrooms through critical teacher professional development. Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 3(2), 39-53.
  •  Kayler, M. (2009). Crafting digital stories on real world needs: Multiple pathways for teacher development. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (pp. 654-657). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Kayler, M. & Sullivan, L. (2009). Role of student feedback: Results from integrating learner-centered theory, content, & technology to create an engaging pedagogy for K-12 students. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (pp. 3653-3658). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Kayler, M., Sprague, D., & Dede, C. (2009). Online gaming: Building bridges that enhance cultural understandings. In C. Vrasidas, M. Zembylas & G. Glass, ICT for Education, Development & Social Justice (pp.183-200). North Carolina, Information Age Publishing.
  • Swanson, K. W., & Kayler, M. (2009). The role of self-assessment in e-learning communities.  In V. C. X. Wang (Ed.), Handbook of research on E-learning applications for career and technical education: Technologies for vocational training (pp. 431-443). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
  • Kayler, M. (2009). Teacher development and learner-centered theory. Teacher Development, 13(1), 57-69.
  • Kayler, M., & Weller Swanson, K. (2008). Modeling Constructivist Practice in the Context of a Traditional University-based teacher development program. Journal for the Practical Application of Constructivist Theory in Education, 3(2), 1-21.
  • Kayler, M., Sprague, D. & Chris, D. (2008). Online Gaming: Processes, Structures and Cultural Understandings. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 1067-1074). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Weller Swanson, K., & Kayler, M. (2008). Co-constructing a learner-centered curriculum in teacher professional development. Journal for the Practical Application of Constructivist Theory in Education, 3(1), 1-26.
  • Kayler, M., & Sullivan, L. (2008). Integrating learner-centered theory and technology to create an engaging pedagogy for K-12 students and teachers. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 5248-5252). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Kayler, M. (2007). Sharing power with adult learners: Implications for teacher learning. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 11(4), 222-228.
  • Kayler, M. (2007). Relinquishing power: The development of teacher empowerment. Proceedings of International Hawaii Conference on Education, Conference, (pp. 2772-2805).
  • Kayler, M., & Weller, K. (2007). Pedagogy, self-assessment and on-line discussion groups.  Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 10 (1), 136-147.
  • Samaras, A.P., DeMulder, E.K, Kayler, M.A., Newton, L., Rigsby, L.C., Weller, K.L., & Wilcox, D. R. (2006). Spheres of learning in teacher collaboration. In  C. Kosnik, C. Beck, A.R. Freese, & A.P. Samaras (Eds.), Making a difference in teacher education through self-study: Studies of personal, professional, and program renewal, (pp. 147-163). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
  • Samaras, A.P., Kayler, M., Rigsby, L., Weller, K., & Wilcox, D.R. (2006). Self-study of the craft of faculty team teaching in a non-traditional teacher education program. Studying Teacher Education: An international journal of self-study of teacher education practices 2(1), 43-57.
  • Weller, K., & Kayler, M. (2005). A team of faculty and teams of students: Critical pedagogy and learner centered curriculum. Center for Research in Lifelong Learning: Conference Proceedings (Vol.2), 682-688.
  • Kayler, M. (2004). Portfolio assessment and teacher development. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 8, 265-274.
  • Dutt, K., Tallerico, M., & Kayler, M. (1997). Assessing student teachers: The promise of developmental portfolios. The Teacher Educator. 32(4), 201-215.

NON-REFEREED SCHOLARLY PUBLICATION

  • Kayler, M. & Weller, K. (2004). Dynamic learning communities through web-based communication. Learning Technology, 7(3), 18-20 in IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning Technology (LTTC).

REFEREED COLLOQUIUM AND WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

  • Owens, T., Burtis, M., Moon, K., and Kayler, M. (2013).  Featured Panel: A Domain of One’s Own moderated by Gardner Campbell, Virginia Commonwealth University). Open VA, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
  • Albion, P., Ferdig, R., Maddux, C., Johnson-Leslie, N., Kayler, M. & Willis, J. (2013).Transitions to Academia: Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Eby, K., Kayler, M., Reid, S. & Usher, B. (2011). Enhancing Scholarly Inquiry through Organizational and Faculty Development. International Institute for SoTL Scholars and Mentors/National CASTL Institute. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Kayler, M., & Swanson, K.W. (October 19, 2010). Finding a framework: SoTL and faculty development. The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Liverpool, United Kingdom (refereed pre-conference workshop).
  • Swanson, K.W. & Kayler, M. (October 19, 2010). Preconference Workshop, Using course management systems to teach conceptually. The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Liverpool, United Kingdom (refereed pre-conference workshop).
  • Kayler, M. (October, 2010). Conceptual teaching through online learning modules. The International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Swanson, K. W. & Kayler, M. (October, 2010).  The use of online discussion tools to promote student development and content rigor in a community of practice. The International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Kayler, M. & Weller Swanson, K. (2010). Tools for reflective course design, part II, The SoTL Commons: An International Conference for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Statesboro, Georgia.
  • Weller Swanson, K. & Kayler, M. (2010). Data collection in reflective course design, part I, The SoTL Commons: An International Conference for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Statesboro, Georgia.
  • Weller Swanson, K., & Kayler, M. (2009). How is SoTL increased through online data collection? The SoTL Commons: An International Conference for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Statesboro, Georgia.
  • Sprague, D., Kayler, M. & Bohnstedt, K. (2009). Gaming and social causes: A marriage whose time has come. National Educational Computing Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Weller Swanson, K. & Kayler, M. (2009). Pedagogy, self-assessment and online discussion groups, College of Education and Human Development Research Symposium, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
  • Kayler, M., Williams, N., Sturtevant, E., Sullivan, L., & Mittapalli, K. (2007). Urban secondary school literacy reform. Community Research and Learning Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Kayler, M. & Weller, K. (2007). Self-assessment, and online discussion groups. Professional Development Committee Poster Session, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
  • Rigsby, L., Kayler, M., Weller, K., Bartlett, K. (2007). Doing the scholarship of teaching, The Teaching Professor Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Weller, K., Rigsby, L., Kayler, M., and Bartlett, K. (2007). Reading strategies for the college classroom, The Teaching Professor Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Kayler, M. & Kalam Id-Din, S. (2007). Through other peoples’ eyes: Pathways toward social justice and advocacy. 2nd Annual Instructional Conference, Creating the Future: All Students Can Succeed, Fairfax, Virginia.

COURSES TAUGHT

 University of Mary Washington, Virginia (2013-present)

Honor’s Program

    • 100E                Participatory Play: Games Without Walls

George Mason University, Virginia (7/99-2012)

Masters of Arts in New Professional Studies – Teaching Track

    • IETT 500        Introduction to Initiatives in Educational Transformation (IET)
    • MNPE 700      The New Professionalism: Theory and Practice
    • MNPE 702      The New Professional as Reflective Practitioner
    • MNPE 703      Technology and Learning in the New Professional
    • MNPE 704      Research Methodologies in the New Professionalism
    • EDUC 597       Independent Study: Special Topics
    • IETT 750        Studies in Language and Culture I
    • IETT 752        Research in Practice: The Team Project (6 credits)
    • IETT 753        Teaching and Learning
    • IETT 751        Studies in Language and Culture II

Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (Spring, 2012)

    • EDUC 615       Educational Change

Mt. St. Mary’s University, Maryland (8/95-7/99)

Graduate Elementary Education

    • MEDUC 513     Social Studies in the Integrated Classroom
    • MEDUC 525     Teacher As Researcher

Undergraduate Secondary Education

    • ED 303     Educational Assessment
    • ED 413     Content Area Pedagogy
    • ED 421     Professional Seminar
    • ED 417     Secondary Intern Supervision

Undergraduate Elementary Education

    • FS 100     Freshman Seminar
    • ED 100     Foundations of American Education
    • ED 331     Integrated Studies
    • ED 421     Professional Seminar
    • ED 418     Elementary Intern Supervision
    • ED 422     Independent Study-Social Studies Education

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE TO ACADEMIC FIELD/PROFESSION                                                                                                                      

Professional Journals and Publications

    • 2012-2014     Associate Editor: Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.
    • 2011                 Member:  Editorial Review Board of the Digital Games and Simulations.
    • 2008-2012   Member:  Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.
    • 2008-2014   Member:  Editorial Review Board for Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education.
    • 2008-11          Invited Member:  Editorial Review Board for the International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology.
    • 2009-10         Invited Member:  Editorial Review Board for Journal of Teacher Recruitment and Retention.
    • 2009-11         ReviewerJournal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
    • 2009              Editorial Board and Review MemberJournal of Curriculum and Instruction (JoCI) Review Board, Volume 3 Number 2, Transformative Leadership.

 National Professional Organizations

    • 2008-2010     Elected Board of Trustees Member: Teaching Firms of America (TFOA), Professional Preparatory Charter School, New York City, New York.
    • 2008-2011       MemberTeaching Firms of America (TFOA), Professional Preparatory Charter School, Education Advisory Committee, New York City, New York.
    • 2008                Invited Member:  American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence, Development of a Professional Teaching Knowledge (grades K-12) Teacher Certification Exam.
    • 2008-2013       Member:  Society for Information and Teacher Education Games & Simulations SIG.
    • 2008-2013       MemberSociety for Information and Teacher Education Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) SIG.
    • 2005-2006    Trainer: Higher Education Sector Group of the DC Education Compact (DCEC), Reading Across The Curriculum Project.
    • 2005, 2006    Reviewer: Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund (JFMF) Teacher Program.
    • 2002                Reviewer: RAND Corporation for National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, Research Proposal Competition.

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL),  Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Commons

    • 2010, 2014   Reviewer: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Commons, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia.
    • 2009               Reviewer: International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL) Conference, “Solid Foundations, Emerging Knowledge, Shared Futures" Bloomington, Indiana.
    • 2008               Reviewer: International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL) “Celebrating Connections: Learning, Teaching, Scholarship” Conference, Alberta, Canada.

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

    • 2009                Invited Reviewer: American Educational Research Association “Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World,” Technology Instruction, Cognition & Learning SIG, Denver, Colorado.
    • 2008                Reviewer: American Educational Research Association, Technology as an Agent of Change SIG and Technology Instruction, Cognition & Learning SIG.
    • 2007                Reviewer: American Educational Research Association, Portfolios and Reflections in Teaching and Teacher Education SIG and Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning SIG.
    • 2005, 2004 Reviewer: American Educational Research Association, Portfolios and Reflections in Teaching and Teacher Education SIG.
    • 2000               Discussant: American Educational Research Association: Annual Meeting Moral Development and Education SIG Theory, Research, “Moral/Ethical and Academic Development: Considerations for Program Development and Implementation” New Orleans, Louisiana.

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

    • 2007-2014     Reviewer: International Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference.
    • 2011                  Participant: SIGTE PISA Report Project.
    • 2008                Session Presider: International Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada: Games and Simulations, Web/Learning, Graduate Education and Faculty Development.
    • 2008               Invited Discussant: ED-Media 2008 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vienna, Austria.

Additional Professional Organizations

    • 2007               Reviewer: Hawaii International Conference on Education, Conference Paper Proposals.
    • 2007               Invited Discussant: Comparative and International Education Conference Society, Knowledge Construction of Culture and Identity Panel Session, Baltimore, Maryland.
    • 2004              Discussant: Eastern Educational Research Association, Technology Training Enhancement Paper Session, Hilton Head, South Carolina.
    • 2002              Discussant: Performance Assessment through Portfolios, American Association of College Teachers for Teacher Education, New York, New York.