Faculty and Staff

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Educational Technology Faculty and Staff

Dr. Tracy Amerman

Dr. Tracy Amerman

Ed.D., Rutgers University,
Teaching and Learning

Dr. Amerman is a Professor in the Department of Educational Technology. She has worked extensively assisting teachers in meeting the needs of all students in numerous NJ districts, and received the 2012 NJ Secretary of Higher Education Award for Excellence in Teacher Education. Dr. Amerman served on the State Special Education Advisory Council and continues to work with the NJ Department of Education on a number of initiatives including NJ Tiered Systems of Supports and Universal Design for Learning Supports.

Phone: 201-200-3078
Email: tamerman@njcu.edu

Dr. Christopher D. Carnahan

Dr. Christopher D. Carnahan

Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania,
Communications Media and Instructional Technology

Dr. Christopher D. Carnahan is the Doctoral Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor in the Educational Technology Department at New Jersey City University. Prior to moving to higher education, he served as an administrator for an online K-12 school overseeing professional development, curriculum, and technology integration. His research focuses on the implementation of innovative technologies such as drones, robotics, and virtual learning environments. Dr. Carnahan actively interacts with local K-12 and charter schools through consulting and professional development activities on emerging technologies. He published the first book on drone usage in education: Drones in Education: Let Your Students' Imaginations SOAR.

Phone: 201-200-3078;
Email: ccarnahan@njcu.edu

Mr. Giulio Dininno

Mr. Giulio Dininno

BA, New Jersey City University,
Political Science and History

Mr. Giulio Dininno, Educational Technology Department's Professional Services Specialist IV, has served the University since 2007. As an office administrator Mr. Dininno provides assistance to student queries. Among significant accomplishments Mr. Dininno composed the Thesis Catalog, a fully digitalized library for students to access past Master's theses. Mr. Dininno also helps to coordinate events such as the Doctoral Summer Institute and the Doctoral Open House. Furthermore, Mr. Dininno has aided the department in helping to start and administer social media and marketing initiatives. Mr. Dininno's hobbies include graphic and media arts, and programming.

Phone: 201-200-3078 
Email: gdininno@njcu.edu

Dr. Christopher Shamburg

Dr. Christopher Shamburg

Ed.D., Teachers College Columbia University,
Instructional Technology and Media

Dr. Shamburg is a Professor and Coordinator of the Ed.D. in Educational Technology Leadership. He is the author of Student-Powered Podcasting: Teaching for 21st Century Literacy (2009) and Technology and the English Language Arts (2008), He is the recipient of several awards, including a 2013 HP STEMx Catalyst Fellowship and the 2012 NJ Secretary of Higher Education Award for Excellence in Teacher Education. His research interests are new literacies and inclusive education.

Phone: 201-200-3078;
Email: cshamburg@njcu.edu;
Homepage: Dr. Shamburg's Homepage

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Dr. Cordelia Ryan Twomey

Ph.D., New York University,
Teaching Technology to Adult Learners

As the first full-time faculty member of the department, Dr. Twomey pioneered the expansion of the department to what it is currently; an MA in Educational Technology, programs in School Library, and a Doctorate in Educational Technology Leadership. She is the co-author of two books and many articles. In addition, Dr. Twomey was part of an educational exchange with the People's Republic of China and was the recipient of an International Studies Grant, researching technology education in the London, Birmingham, and Cork.

Phone: 201-200-2545;
Email: ctwomey@njcu.edu

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Dr. Laura Zieger

Ed.D., Pepperdine University,
Educational Technology

Dr. Laura Zieger is a Professor and the Chairperson of the Department of Educational Technology. Her research interests currently focus on online learning, social computing applications in education, and transformation of teaching and learning with emerging technologies including robotics, immersive virtual environments, and drones. Dr. Zieger has published and presented widely including a recent co-publication by ISTE, Drones in Education: Let your Students' Imaginations Soar. She is also a consultant for schools and organizations.

Phone: 201-200-3078;
Email: lzieger@njcu.edu