Department of Learning Sciences Associate Professor Jonathan Cohen has been elected president-elect of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE).
SITE is an international academic association of teacher educators, researchers, practitioners and collaborating organizations across multiple disciplines working to enhance teacher education through the use of technology across a global context. The society publishes the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, a top-tier journal in the field, and the Journal of Online Learning Research and Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education.
He will first serve a one-year term as president-elect and then will begin a three-year term as SITE’s president in March 2023.
Cohen is also an affiliate faculty for the College of Education & Human Development’s curriculum and instruction Ed.D program and the master of arts in creative and innovative education program. His research focuses both on the design, development and implementation of constructionist curricula in formal and informal learning environments as well as on the infrastructure necessary to support the development and implementation of such curricula. Cohen has previously worked in a variety of educational contexts, in roles ranging from director of the Laboratory School for Advanced Manufacturing in Charlottesville, Va., to school improvement consultant, to secondary English teacher.
“I’m honored to be moving into this role. SITE is made up of people who believe that technology – when leveraged thoughtfully – can be transformative for learners, and are dedicated to preparing educators to do so,” Cohen said. “Over the next four year as president-elect and then as president, I hope to help the organization increase its positive impact on learners through strong research, outreach and advocacy.”