M. Ed., Education University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A., English, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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2011 Literacy Research Association: Area 10 Co-Chair (Literacy Technology & Media)
2011 Literacy Research Association: Policy and Legislative Committee
2009-2011 American Educational Research Association, Division C Campus Liaison
2008-2011 International Reading Association: Technology, Communication & Literacy Committee
2008-2009 International Reading Association: Committee to revise IRA Position Statement on New Literacies and 21st Century Technologies
2008-2011 International Reading Association: Conference Proposal Reviewer
2008-2011 National Research Conference: Yearbook Reviewer
2008-2011 National Research Conference: Conference Proposal Reviewer
2007-2011 Neag Graduate Student Association: Technology Chair
2007-2011 American Educational Research Association Conference Proposal Reviewer