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Dr. Cynthia Vavasseur

Associate Professor of EducationCynthia Vavasseur Headshot 2013

Dr. Cynthia B. Vavasseur has experience in a vast array of educational
fields.  Dr. Vavasseur began her career teaching both elementary and middle grades in Ascension Parish, before slightly changing career paths.  Dr. V then served as an adjunct instructor at LSU, an Educational Technology Specialist with the Louisiana State Board of Education, and a program director of Education at a local Community College.

Dr. V. joined the Nicholls State University Faculty in 2008, where she has specialized in the Integration of Technology for Teachers.   She has multiple journal articles and book publications on technology professional development for teachers, and school leadership concerning technology.

Dr. V has 3 beautiful kiddos: Christian age 10, Avery age 8 and Gabriel age 5. “We live next door to my mom and dad, who are my best friends in the world. We are DisneyWorld fanatics (we go every Thanksgiving with my mom and dad) and love indoor waterparks. My husband is a Mechanical Engineer with BP. In my spare time, I love to run, play outside with my kiddos and go to movies. I am definite tech nerd and always want the latest gadgets.

Education:
B.S., English Education, LSU
M.Ed., Elementary Education, LSU
Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Research with a concentration in Educational Technology, LSU

Publications
MacGregor, S.K. & Vavasseur, C.B. (2015). Online Communities of Practice: A Story of Principal-Teacher Interaction in Two Middle Schools. Journal of School Leadership 25.4.

Vavasseur, C., Dempster, S., & Claytor, C. (in press). ITPD3: Instructional Technology Professional Development 3. Paper accepted in EdTekHub. ISTE

Vavasseur, C. & Dempster, S. (2015). Do you have CLASS? Clever Literacy Apps for Student Success. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Technology in Education. July, 2015.

Vavasseur, C. & Crochet, F. (2015). The TARI project: Technolgoy Assisted Reading Intervention. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. February, 2015.

Gautreaux, G., Vavasseur, C. & Shanman, D. (2015). The Technology of Educational Technology: Is the Learn Unit the best predictor of Ed Tech effectiveness? Paper presented at the annual Jigsaw conference. UK

Vavasseur, C. (2013). Preparing Teachers for Digital Age Learners. Invited Guest Speaker at the annual American Association of State Colleges and Universities annual meeting. Baltimore, MD.

Vavasseur, C., Naquin, T., & Robert, C. (2013) Pre-Service Teachers Serving Students: Service Learning through Virtual Tutoring: A Case Study. International Journal of Service Learning in Higher Education Vol2. JSLHE.

Vavasseur, C., Naquin, T., & Robert, C. (2012) Colonel Chat. Learning and Leading with Technology 40(1). ISTE.

Vavasseur, C.B. (2012) Teach Me How To Tech: Videoconferencing in the Classroom. Visions Publications.

Vavasseur, C., Naquin, T., & Robert, C. (2012) Colonel Chat. Paper presented at the annual Gulf South Service Learning Summit. Hattiesburg, MS.

Vavasseur, C.B. (2011) “Principals Making a Difference Through Professional Development.” Considerations on Technology and Teachers: The Best of JRTE. Edited by Lynne Schrum. ISTE.


Contact information:

139 Polk Hall
Phone: 985.448.4334
E-mail: cynthia.vavasseur@nicholls.edu

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