Director of the Office of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship
She has partnered with faculty in Spanish, English, History, Anthropology, and African American Studies to explore technologies that engage students in new ways and help them self-direct their learning.
Before coming to Penn State, Dave worked in a variety of positions in education and industry: Dave has worked as an adult ESL instructor, a technical writer/design assistant for e-Learning simulations and courses for the military, and a writing tutor. Dave has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Michigan State University. Dave’s research areas include emerging educational technologies (especially computers in the Humanities), project-based learning, and gamification.
Emilee earned her bachelor’s degree (with honors) in digital media from Juniata College; she also studied new media as a non-degree graduate student and earned her certification in digital art, both at Penn State.
In her spare time, Emilee enjoys hiking and training her dog and learning to garden.
Collectively the office has presented at the following conferences:
“Americans in the Middle East in the Nineteenth Century” A Course and a Site – Nina Safran, Dave Sandor, Kelsey Bell – Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference, October 2019
Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship Training for Faculty in the Liberal Arts (Poster Presentation) – Aaron Mauro, Dave Sandor, Kevin Conaway, Erica Fleming, and Jessie Driver – Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference, October 2018
Writing Intensive Courses Revised: Applying Hybrid Learning Techniques – Jessie Driver, Erica Fleming – Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning, August 2018
Applying and Workshopping Successful Blended Learning Strategies – Jessie Driver, Erica Fleming, TLT Symposium – March 2018
1968: Promoting Digital Fluency through Student and Alumni Engagement – Jessie Driver, Dave Sandor, Kathy Salzer, Jamie Brenner, Reilly Ebbs – TLT Symposium, March 2018
Future Learning Experience for Distance Education – Rick Shearer, Tugce Aldemir, Jessie Driver – AECT Conference, November 2017
Empowering Faculty to Redesign Courses Through a Blended Learning Cohort – Jackie Sabol, Jessie Driver – Montgomery County Community College Technology and Learning Conference, October 2017
Analyzing Trump: Showcasing Liberal Arts in the Classroom and Online – Jessie Driver; Emilee Spokus – TLT Symposium, March 2017
Quizzes and Question Banks – Louise Sharrar, Jessie Driver – Canvas Day, 2017
Quizzes and Question Banks – Louise Sharrar, Jessie Driver – Canvas Day, 2016
Colleen Flickinger – Communications
Anna King – Communication Arts and Sciences