Faculty and Staff

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Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff in the NJCU Department of Educational Technology

  • 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 Carnahan with drone

    Dr. Christopher 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.

  • Dr. Shamburg Teaching

    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;

  • Dr. Laura Zieger

    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

  • Melissa Welz

    Graduate Assistant

    Graduate Assistant for the 2022-2023 Academic Year in the Department of Educational Technology.

    Email: mwelz@njcu.edu