Dr. Ellen Elizabeth Dobson » College of Education Administration

College of Education Dean:

Office Location: 123 Speight Building East Carolina University Phone: 252-328-2457
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 EMPLOYMENT

9/02 – present
Instructional Technology Specialist/edTPA Coordinator
East Carolina University College of Education
Greenville, NC

1/05 – 5/10
Adjunct Instructor
Department of Library Science and Instructional Technology
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

1/01 – 8/02
Educational Technology Consultant
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Raleigh, NC

7/99 – 12/00
Media Coordinator
Princeville Montessori School
Tarboro, NC

6/98 – 6/99
Manager, Educational Services
Project ASTRA
Altoona Area School District Center for Advanced Technologies
Altoona, PA

10/94 – 6/98
Instructor
Multimedia Communication Technology/Computer Programming
Altoona Area Vocational-Technical School
Altoona, PA

8/88 – 1/90
Instructor
Office Information Systems
Computer Learning Network Technical School
Altoona, PA

1/84 – 5/87
Sr. Training Officer
AMTRAK Human Resources
Washington, DC

4/80 – 6/83
Teacher
Social Studies/English
Maryland Public Schools

EDUCATION

BA, Secondary Education
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
December 1979

M. Ed, Instructional Systems
Penn State University, State College, PA
August 1999

Ed. D, Educational Leadership
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Dissertation Topic: Examining the Impact of Early Field Experiences on Teacher Candidate Readiness

REFEREED ARTICLES

Smith, J. J. & Dobson, E. E. (2011). Beyond the Book: Using Web 2.0 tools to develop 21st century literacies. Computers in the Schools 28(4). 316-327.

Kosak, L., Manning, D., Dobson, E., Rogerson, L., Cotnam, S., Colaric, S. & McFadden, C. (2004). Prepared to teach online? Perspectives of faculty in the University of North Carolina system. Online Journal of Distance Education Administration, Fall 2004.

Edgerton, A., Kendall(Dobson), E. & Resnik, R. (2000). From the bottom up. North Carolina Libraries, Fall 2000.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

L’Esperance, M., Dobson, E., Bullock, A., Lys, D. (2013, April). A College-wide implementation of the Teacher Performance Assessment: A general model. American Association for Research in Education, San Francisco, California.

Lys, D. & Dobson, E. (2013, April). A comprehensive assessment/database system for supporting a large-scale teacher preparation program. American Association for Research in Education, San Francisco, California.

Dobson, E. & Lys, D. (2013, February). Building the plane while flying it. American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Orlando, Florida.

Lys, D., L’Esperance, M., & Dobson, E. (2012, February). Institutional change in a teacher performance assessment pilot: An opportunity for reflection and action. American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Chicago, Illinois.

Steadman, S. & Dobson, E. (2012, February). Re-envisioning the student teaching triad: Moving from an isosceles triangle to an equilateral triangle. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, Illinois.

Dobson, E., Lys, D., Bullock, A., L’Esperance, M., & Steadman, S. (2011, September). Piloting a calibrated teacher performance assessment: Lessons learned and opportunities uncovered. North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Steadman, S. & Dobson, E. (2011, September). Identifying and implementing intentional changes prompted by critical times: Re-envisioning the work and position of university supervisors. North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dobson, E. & Manning, D. (2007, July). Tales from the pit crew: Keeping your DE faculty in top performance. Campus Technology, Washington, DC

Manning, D. & Dobson, E. (2007, February). Effective professional development for distance education. Society for Applied Learning Technology Learning Technologies Conference. Orlando, Florida.

Dobson, E. & Manning, D. (2007, January). Essential conditions for supporting a major distance instruction initiative. Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii

Manning, D. & Dobson, E. (2007, January). Best practices for developing effective professional development for distance education. Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii

Jeffs, T. & Dobson, E. (2005, October). Equal access through accessible teaching. E-Learn World Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Research Interests

  • Teacher Performance Assessment
  • Clinical practice in teacher education

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