Aman Yadav - MAET Program Director
MAET Program Director
Dr. Aman Yadav is a professor in the College of Education at Michigan State University. Aman’s research focuses on professional development for teachers to teach computational thinking and computer science in K-12 classrooms. He teaches courses on educational technology, research methodology, technology & leadership, and computing education at the undergraduate and graduate level. Over the last decade, Aman has led professional development workshops at the national and international level to engage teachers in embedding computing ideas and technology in the classroom. He serves on the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) executive board of directors. You can find out more about Aman on his website.
Candace Marcotte - MAET Program Coordinator
MAET Program Coordinator
Candace is a curious learner, looking to the world to inspire her inquisitive nature. Currently, Candace is an MAET program coordinator and an instructor for the MSU-WIPRO STEM & Leadership Teaching Fellowship. Her work in K-12 education includes teaching 6th grade ELA and science in Michigan and serving as a 1:1 Technology Facilitator in Illinois. Candace is a graduate of the MAET Overseas Cohort and has been teaching online for the MAET program since 2013. Education and technology are Candace’s game and she is always looking forward to growing as a digital and global citizen.
Liz Boltz - MAET Program Coordinator
MAET Program Coordinator
In addition to her role as an MAET program coordinator, Liz is a doctoral student in Michigan State University’s Educational Psychology & Educational Technology program, where she researches videogames for learning. She has been an instructor for the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program since 2013. Before coming to MSU, she managed the web presence for a private university in Ohio. She makes music, websites, art and games.
Brittany Dillman – Graduate Certificate Program Coordinator
Brittany is a doctoral candidate in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology program at Michigan State University. She is curious about teachers’ lesson planning practices and their preparation for lessons influences students' classroom experiences. She taught middle school mathematics for a decade prior to her graduate work. In her non-work time, she enjoys spending time with her husband (who also works at MSU) and twin toddlers. Brittany is organized by nature and loves to alphabetize and color code. She loves to travel and see beautiful places and different ways of being. She has deep love of making books on Shutterfly, teaching MAET courses, and working with MAET students. For more information, visit Brittany’s website.
Maria Serrato - Program Assistant
As Program Assistant, Maria is often the first point of contact for students interested in the MAET and graduate certificate programs. She also handles student inquiries and admissions. Maria is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters and has been a part of the East Lansing community since coming to Michigan State in the Fall of 1999. She has served as a crisis intervention counselor, community educator, assistant coordinator for MSU’s Annual Dia de la Mujer Conference and has recently started Capital Area Latina Youth (CALY), a program that fosters empowerment, education, cultural advancement and leadership among Latina youth in grades 4-12.
Katie Bradford is a former middle school teacher and a 2013 graduate of the MAET program. Currently, she provides professional development to educators all across northern Indiana as an Innovative Learning Specialist for Five-Star Technology Solutions. Katie loves to share her passion for technology-rich instructional practices that can truly transform teaching and learning in schools today. Additionally, she is a Google Certified Trainer who shares how these tools can foster collaboration, creativity and critical thinking by presenting at various conferences across Indiana. Aside from technology, Katie loves to travel, read and go on outdoor adventures with her husband and dog.
Diana Brandon is an alumna of the Educational Psychology and Educational Psychology program at Michigan State University. Currently she is the Distance Learning Coordinator at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, South Carolina. Her research interests include technology integration in both K-12 and higher education and professional development for teachers and faculty members.
Janine Campbell is a K-12 certified Visual Arts teacher at Byron Center Public Schools in Michigan. She has been teaching Art to middle schoolers since 2004 and has been a part of the MAET team since 2015. Janine has been recognized as a 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, 2015 Michigan Art Education Association Middle Level Educator of the Year and 2015 National Art Education Association Western Region Middle Level Educator of the Year. She enjoys traveling with her husband, making art, hiking, dancing, cupcakes, reading and writing. Visit this website to learn more about Janine’s classroom.
Edie Erickson is a full time instructional designer at a community college and a 2014 graduate of the MAET program. She is a former third grade teacher, spending nine years teaching in South Carolina and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. In Edie’s role as an instructional designer, she works with faculty to redesign their courses using best practices and tools for active and meaningful learning. She is passionate about technology integration. Edie is a Google Certified Educator, has presented at a number of conferences and is the recipient of the 2016 MACUL Technology Using Teacher of the Year Award.
Rachelle Galang is an instructor in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Program at Michigan State University. In addition to this role, she is a technology integration specialist at Oakland Schools. Rachelle bleeds green. She is a proud alumna of the MAET overseas cohort, the Department of Teacher Education and the Spartan Marching Band. Aside from technology, her passions include music, traveling, dance and athletics. You can find out more about Rachelle on her website.
Anne Heintz is a graduate of the EPET program at MSU and has been an MAET instructor for five years. Her scholarly works include contributions to the Handbook for Digital Learning in K-12 Schools, Teachers College Record, and Contemporary Issues in Technology, and Teacher Education. She is the co-author of a practitioner book on dialogic instruction and co-editor of a volume on writing instruction. She enjoys creative writing and has both led and participated in creative writing groups for writers of all ages throughout her career.
Ron has worked at the Kent Intermediate School District and the Kent Career Technical Center for 15 years both teaching in the classroom and providing educator and student professional development. He is an experienced instructional technologist with experience in instructional design, and development of online, blended and technology enhanced courses and experiences. Ron has many years of experience helping others use technology to enhance their teaching and learning, classroom engagement and collaboration. As a board member of MACUL and the REMC Association of Michigan, Ron actively contributes to helping students learn and teachers teach while using technology to enhance their effectiveness, learning outcomes and engagement.
Matthew J. Koehler is a professor of Educational Psychology and Educational Technology at the College of Education at Michigan State University. His work explores the pedagogical affordances (and constraints) of newer technologies for learning, the development and refinement of the Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework, and digital research methods for studying educational processes in social media and digital spaces. You can learn more about his work at www.matt-koehler.com.
Michael Lachney is an assistant professor of educational technology. With expertise in qualitative social science methods, he is interested in the role that technologies can play in strengthening school-community relationships. He is currently working on educational technology design strategies and implementation tactics to help teachers enroll community-based expertise in culturally responsive STEM education. In addition, Michael's work aims to show how STEM can make contributions to everyday anti-racism in schools, with specific attention to engineering and computer science. His work has appeared in the journals Learning, Media and Technology, Computer Science Education, Computational Culture and more.
Rachel is a high school English teacher in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and a 2017 graduate of the MAET program. In her classroom, she is passionate about pursuing student-centered instructional strategies and exploring how technology can support learning, engagement and growth. Rachel also enjoys collaborating with fellow educators, both in her building and through various education and technology conferences, in hopes of supporting educators along their own instructional technology journeys. When not teaching, Rachel can be found reading or listening to podcasts and musical soundtracks or exploring with her dog.
Debbie has a master’s degree in Educational Technology (MAET) from Michigan State University. She works in California for the Burbank Unified School District in Instructional Technology. She provides professional development and technology integration support for teachers and students across 22 schools. She is passionate about making sure all students are creators, not consumers, when using technology. She encourages teachers to provide students with an authentic audience. Debbie has presented at and organized numerous conferences and EdCamps and is a Google Certified Educator.
Ralph Putnam is an associate professor of educational psychology whose research focuses on the cognitively oriented study of classroom teaching and learning and role of technology in learning. His recent research examines the teaching and learning of mathematics in elementary school classrooms, especially the knowledge and beliefs of mathematics teachers, and the different ways that students learn about mathematics from various kinds of instruction.
Kyle Shack is currently a Social Studies teacher at Allegan Alternative High School. He was also a member of the MSU-Wipro STEM & Leadership Teaching Fellowship instructional team, where he worked with Chicago Public Schools teachers to create transformative, innovative and multimodal instructional experiences for students. He received both his bachelor’s degree in History and master’s degree in Educational Technology (MAET) from Michigan State University. Kyle is dedicated to providing his students with an authentic and collaborative educational experience. He uses his passion for all things technology to create an open classroom for his students.
Andrew Steinman is a MAET graduate and educational technology consultant for the Kent Intermediate School District in Grand Rapids. He supports teachers and administrators with integrating technology to enhance student learning through face-to-face, blended, and online professional learning opportunities. In 2015, Andrew was named Outstanding Technology-Using Educator of the Year by the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL).
Emily Stone signed up for a pilot Education Technology class at MSU in 2006 and has been hooked on technology integration ever since. She has taught brick-and-mortar middle school math and virtual elementary classes. Transitioning to higher ed, she worked at DePaul University as an Instructional Technology Consultant and Quality Matters Peer Reviewer. She is currently a freelance instructional designer and toddler/preschooler-chaser. Emily has been teaching for the certificate program since 2009, and her favorite part is connecting with each student and learning about their unique perspective and goals as an educator.
Mary Wever is a STEAM and Technology teacher for Waverly Community Schools in Lansing, Mich. Additionally, she serves as a Board member for MACUL and a teacher consultant for the Red Cedar Writing Project. Her interests include classroom design, movement in the classroom, the maker movement, STEAM, and of course, effective and creative uses of technology to assist teaching and learning. Mary is a proud MAET graduate and loves to connect and share at teaching conferences all over the U.S.
Melissa White was an educator for 31 years starting as a K-12 school librarian and ending as the Director of Instructional Technology at Ingham Intermediate School District. She was the MACUL 2013 Outstanding Educator. She has been teaching for the CEP Educational Technology certificate program since 2002. She is the co-creator of 21 Things 4 Teachers and 21 Things for Students, both of which have received the ISTE Seal of Alignment. For the past three years she has been consulting with Genesee and Oakland ISDs to create course content in educational technology. She lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan.
E. David Wong
E. David Wong
David Wong is an associate professor of educational psychology. He is interested in global education with a particular focus on how learning abroad experiences can foster student development. He is also interested in motivation, especially in what educators can learn from fields such as music, film, art, and architecture to create compelling experiences for their students. Finally, he has broad interests in the field of science education, urban education, the design of online instruction and educational philosophy.
Nicole M. Zumpano
Nicole M. Zumpano
Nicole Zumpano is a National Board Certified Teacher with 24 years of experience as a classroom teacher and currently as an instructional technology coach in a regional gifted center within Chicago Public Schools. She is an adjunct instructor at two private universities in Illinois. Nicole sits on the Executive Board of Illinois Computing Educators (Illinois’ ISTE affiliate) as President and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Chicago Foundation for Education. She holds master’s degrees in Administration & Supervision and Technology in Education and is a Google Certified Educator. She’s a wife and a mom to 16-year-old twins.