Doctor of Philosophy, Iowa State University
Masters, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bachelors, University of Iowa
Technology in Education
1 to 1 Schools
Nick Sauers graduated with his Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University in 2012. Currently, he is an associate professor in the Education Policy Studies Department at Georgia State University. Dr. Sauers serves as the unit coordinator for GSU’s Educational Leadership unit. His scholarly interests include K-12 leadership, and the role of technology in schools. More specifically, he has worked with school leaders nationally and internationally as they move to a more technology robust environment. Dr. Sauers is actively involved with research and training for school leaders across the country and world as they attempt to leverage technology as a tool for change. Dr. Sauers also serves as an Associate Director for the Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE). Prior to his position at GSU, he spent two years at the University of Kentucky as a lecturer and assistant research professor. He also previously served as a teacher and principal in Iowa. Dr. Sauers can be reached at [email protected].
Sauers, N. J., & Richardson, J. W. (in press). Leading the pack: Developing empowering responsible use policies. Journal of Research on Technology in Education.
*Cole, V., & Sauers, N. J. (2018). Superintendents’ perceptions of 1:1 initiative implementation and sustainability. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 5(3), 200-213. doi: 10.1080/15391523.2018.1442754
Sauers, N. J., & McLeod, S. (2017). Teachers’ technology competency and technology integration in 1:1 schools. Journal of Educational Computing Research. Prepublished June 9, 2017, doi:10.1177/0735633117713021
*Henderson, A., & Sauers, N.J. (2017). Analyzing the effects of one-to-one learning on inquiry-based instruction. Computers in the Schools, 34(1), 107-123. doi: 10.1080/07380569.2017.1298955
Wang, H., Sauers, N., & Richardson, J. W. (2016). A social network approach to examine K-12 educational leaders’ influence on information diffusion on twitter. Journal of School Leadership, 26(3), 495-522.
Sauers, N. J., & Richardson, J. W. (2015). Leading by following: An analysis of how K-12 school leaders use Twitter. NASSP Bulletin.99(2), 127-146. doi: 10.1177/0192636515583869
McLeod, S., Richardson, J. W., & Sauers, N. (2015). Leading technology-rich school districts: Advice from tech-savvy superintendents. Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 10(2), 104-126.
Richardson, J. W., Sauers, N. J., & McLeod, S. (2015). Technology leadership is just good leadership: Dispositions of tech savvy superintendents. AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice. 12(1), 11-30.
Richardson, J. W. & Sauers, N. J. (2014). Social justice in India: Perspectives from school leaders in diverse contexts. Management in Education, 28(3), 106-109.
Sauers, N. J., Richardson, J. W., & McLeod, S. (2014). Technology-savvy superintendents: Successes and challenges. Journal of School Leadership, 24(6), 1177-1201.
Richardson, J. W., McLeod, S., Flora, K., Sauers, N. J., Kannan, S., & Sincar, M. (2013). Large-scale 1:1 computing initiatives: An open access database. International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology, 9(1), 4-18.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
Sauers, N. J. (2012). Do pocket-assisted technologies, such as the iPod and iPhone and iPad, provide mainly educational benefits or distractions to students in today’s schools? In C. J. Russo & A. G. Osborne (Eds.), Debating issues in American education: A SAGE reference set (Vol. 10), pp. 36-42. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.