Biography

Sharon Tettegah’s research framework is at the intersection of education, psychology, technology, neuroscience, and social justice. She examines affective, behavioral and cognitive facets of empathy and empathic dispositions using multiple technologies (e.g., functional magnetic resonance imaging, simulations, games). Her interest and research in empathy, emotions and technology is the result of passion and commitment to the improvement of equity in leadership, teaching and learning. In addition to her research on empathy, she is also involved in the examination of innovation and creativity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields. Her goals as a researcher and practitioner are to broaden participation for students.

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Key Professional Appointments

Associate Professor, Core Team Member The Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, 2012 - present

Faculty Affiliate National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, 2012 - present

Faculty-part time Bio-Intelligence, Cognitive Neuroscience Group, Beckman Institute of Advanced Science & Technology, University of Illinois, 2005 - present

Associate Professor Educational Psychology, Division of Cognitive Science in Teaching and Learning, CTER, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, 2002 - present

Associate Professor, Faculty Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 - present

Program Director Education Human Resource Directorate, Division of Research on Learning, National Science Foundation, 2010 - 2012

Coordinator Global Campus, University of Illinois, 2007 - 2008

Faculty Fellow Bureau of Educational Research, 2005 - 2006

Faculty Fellow National Center for Supercomputing Applications, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 2003 - 2006

Learning Support Faculty CalStateTEACH, California State University, 1999 - 2001

Assistant Professor Teacher Education, California State University, Hayward, 1998 - 2001

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Education

Certificate, Neuroscience, MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for BioMedical Imaging, 2012

Post-Doctoral Training Institute, Contemplative Science, Mind and Life Insititute, 2011

Certificate, Neuroscience, MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for BioMedical Imaging, 2011

Certification, Palm Education Training Coordinator, PalmOne, 2003

Online Teaching and Learning Certification, Division of Extended and Continuing Education, California State University, Hayward, 2001

Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2000

Certificate, Interviewer, Certified Haberman STAR Teacher Interviewer, 1999

Graduate Study, Bilingual Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991

M.A., Curriculum & Supervision, University of California, Davis, 1991

Multiple Subjects Credential, Division of Education, University of California, Davis, 1989

B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Davis, 1988

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Awards, Honors, Associations

Visiting Fellow, APA Advance Training Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2012 - 2012

Distinguished Alumni Finalist Award University of California, at Davis. 2010-2011, University of California, at Davis,

Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003 - 2009

Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003 - 2009

Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003 - 2009

Faculty Fellow National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 2006 - 2006

Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003 - 2009

Faculty Educational Psychology, CTER Online Program, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, College of Education, 2002 - present

Faculty Fellow Bureau of Educational Research, 2005 - 2005

Faculty Fellow National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 2004 - 2004

Faculty Fellow Bureau of Educational Research, College of Education, 2003 - 2003

Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003 - 2009

PT3 Mini Grant Career Services Gateway for Pre-Service Teachers, PT3 TALENT: Technology Across Learning Environments for New Teachers, 2002 - 2003

Board Member Rob Reiner, California Children's and Families Commission, 2000 - 2000

Gubernatorial Appointment Council on Early Intervention, State of California, 1999 - 1999

Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003 - 2009

Research & Service

My research framework is characterized as interdisciplinary. The focus of my current work is at the intersection of education, psychology, technology, neuroscience, and social justice. In much of my work, I have used qualitative and quantitative methodologies to examine service professional’s attitudes and perceptions toward students. I examine affective, behavioral and cognitive facets of empathy and empathic dispositions using multiple technologies (e.g., functional magnetic resonance imaging, simulations, games). My interest and research in empathy, emotions and technology is the result of passion and commitment to the improvement of leadership, teaching and learning. When administrators, teachers and students are empathic, they are more likely to listen and take action that result in positive working and learning environments, within both formal and informal settings.

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Publications

Tettegah, S. (2015) Emotions and Technology: Communication of feelings, for, with and through technology. Series: Emotions and Technology: Communication of feelings, for, with and through technology Elsevier Academic Psychology Division: San Diego, CA, USA

Tettegah, S., & Ferdig, R. (2015) Emotions and Technology: Communication of feelings through, with and for technology. Emotions, Learning, Technology Elsevier: San Diego, CA , USA

Tettegah, S., McCreery, M., & Harley, J. (2014) Identity, Perspective-taking and learning in virtual environments IGI Global 1

Tettegah, S., McCreery, M., & Harley, J. (2014) Identity, Perspective-taking and learning in virtual environments International Journal of Gaming and Computer Mediated Simulations II

Huang, W., & Tettegah, S. (2014) A conceptual framework to understand the relationship between cognitive load and empathy development in serious games. Gamification for human factors integration: social, education and psychological issues IGI Global: Hershey, PA, USA

Benson, A., & Tettegah, S. (2013) Implementing a course management system in a religious school cooperative. Cases on educational technology planning, design and implementation: A project management perspective IGI Global: Hershey, PA, USA

Weiss, A., & Tettegah, S. (2012) World of Race War: Race, Identity & Literacy in World of Warcraft. International Journal of Games and Computer-Mediated Simulations 4 (4), 33-44

Huang, D., & Tettegah, S. (2010) A conceptual framework to understand the relationship between cognitive load and empathy development in serious games. Gaming & cognition: Theories and practice from the learning sciences,. IGI Global: Hershey, PA

Tettegah, S. (2009) An introduction: Exploring virtual spaces. Identity, learning and virtual worlds Sense Publications: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Tettegah, S., & Calongne, C. (2009) Identity, learning and support in virtual worlds.. Sense Publishers: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Tettegah, S., McFadden, C., Wiziecki, N., E., Z., H., L., J., S., M., T., K., C., & T., . (2009) Access grid technology: An exploration in educator's dialogue. Ubiquitous learning University of Illinois Press: Champaign

Tettegah, S., Whang, E., & Taylor, K. (2008) Narratives, Virtual Environments and Identity Semiotics: An exploration of Pre-service Teacher's Cognitions Journal E-learning 1 (5)  link >

Tettegah, S. (2007) Pre-service empathy & cognitions: statistical analysis of text data by graphical models Contemporary Educational Psychology 32, 35

Tettegah, S. (2007) Pre-service teachers, victim empathy, and problem solving using animated narrative vignettes Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning 5, 41-68

Tettegah, S., & Neville, H. (2007) Empathy among black youth: simulating race-related aggression in the classroom Scientia Paedagogica Experimentalis XLVI (1), 16

Tettegah, S., Bailey, B., & Taylor, K. (2007) Cognitions, process, and usability: Technology and animated narratives through the eyes of pre-service teachers Journal of Negro Education 76 (1), 43-56

Tettegah, S., Whang, E., Collins, N., & Taylor, K. (2007) Re-considering the digital divide: Using online content to understand teaching and learning. National Society for the Study of Education Blackwell: Massachusetts

Tettegah, S., Taylor, K., Whang, E., Meistininkas, S., & Chamot, R. (2006) Can Virtual Reality Simulations be used as a Research Tool to Study Empathy, Problems Solving and Perspective Taking of Educators? Theory, Method and Application. Association for Computing Machinery’ s 33rd Annual International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques: Boston, MA

Tettegah, S. (2006) Building your own social simulations (featuring E.W. Whang). Integrating technology for meaningful learning Houghton-Mifflin: Boston

Tettegah, S., & Hunter, R. (2006) Advances in educational administration: Vol. 8. Technology and education: Issues in administration, policy, and applications in K12 Schools.. Elsevier: St. Louis, MO

Tettegah, S. (2005) Technology, vignettes, and the intercultural and cross-cultural teaching portal Urban Education 40 (4), 368-393

Tettegah, S. (2005) Urban education and technology in the digital age: Theories and applications Urban Education 40 (4), 363-367

Sleeter, C., & Tettegah, S. (2002) Technology as a tool in multicultural teaching Journal of Multicultural Education 4, 3-8

McCreery, M., Tettegah, S., & Blumberg, F.. Psychological Perspectives on Games and Learning Educational Psychologist/Routledge

Tettegah, S., McCreery, M., & Blumberg, F.. Psychological perspectives on games and learning: A conceptual framework Educational Psychologist/Routledge

Tettegah, S.. Teaching and Learning Empathy: Bringing emotions to the classroom: Sense Publications

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Grants

Principal Investigator IPA Agreement - Tettegah, National Science Foundation, 2010 - 2012

Co-Principal Investigator Using Technology and Vignette Technique in Educational Research: From Qualitative Text to Statistical Modeling, Bureau of Educational Research, 2005 - 2006

Principal Investigator Increasing African-American Involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Critical Research Intiatives, 2005 - 2006

Principal Investigator From Narratives, Multimedia, and Empathy to Statistical Modeling, Campus Research Board, 2005 - 2006

Co-Principal Investigator Visualization of Vignette and Statistical Models: An Integrated Approach, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 2005 - 2005

Principal Investigator Assessing Pre-service teachers' empathy of classroom victims, Campus Research Board, 2004 - 2004

Co-Principal Investigator PT3 mini grant receipient: Career Services Gateway for Pre-Service Teachers, PT3 TALENT: Technology Across Learning Environments for New Teachers, 2002 - 2003

Principal Investigator Multicultural Teaching Knowledge Repository for Educators (MuTKRE), National Center for Supercomputing Applications,

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Service

Associate Editor, Interacting with Computers Elsevier, Official Publication of the British Computer Society, 2011 - present

Executive Associate Editor International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS), 2011 - present

Teaching, Learning & Human Development American Educational Research Journal, 2012 - present

Board Member Urban Education, 2003 - present

e-Learning and Digital Media Symphony Journals, Symphony Journals, 2010 - present

Chair, Social Media Communications Committee American Psychological Association, Division 15, 2013 - present

Chair Governance Committee on Continuing Education, American Psychological Association, 2013 - 2013

Vice-Chair Continuing Education Governance Committee, American Psychological Association, 2012 - 2012

Continuing Education Governance Committee, American Psychological Association, 2011 - 2013

Chair Division 15, Early Career Educational Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2010 - 2013

Publications Committee Member American Psychological Association, Division 15, 2010 - 2013

Member Technology and Policy, The White House, Office of Science, Technology and Policy, 2010 - 2012

Vice President Distance Education Committee, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, 2003 - 2004

Educational Technology Program Evaluator AACTE/International Society for Technology in Education, 2003 - present

Reviewer APA: DIV-15, Educational Psychology; DIV-46, Media Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2004 - present

Solar System Ambassador Jet Propulsion Lab, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2008 - present

Sharon Tettegah

Associate Professor Emerita, Curriculum & Instruction

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