A woman congratulates a Cal U graduate following commencement ceremonies at Cal U.A woman congratulates a Cal U graduate following commencement ceremonies at Cal U.

Dr. Laura J. Hummell

Education

  • B.S.: Secondary Education with English option, Penn State
  • M.S.: Education, focus on Occupational and Technical Studies, Old Dominion University
  • Ed.D.: Educational Leadership and Instructional Design, East Carolina University

Courses

  • Assessment and Instruction in Technology Education
  • Student teaching supervision
  • Student teaching practicum
  • Master's in technology education capstone project
  • Master's in technology education curriculum and instruction in technology education
  • Masters in technology education research paper and project

Research Interests

  • Incorporating art and design in applied engineering coursework
  • Effects of incorporating community service and service-learning projects in technology education
  • Involving special needs students in the technology education laboratory classroom environment
  • Effects of the national board certification process on candidates and their students
  • Educational leadership in online distance education
  • Designing, developing and implementing effective online distance education instructional strategies
  • Making Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses and careers accessible to all students
  • Using animation, animatronics, applied robotics and nanotechnology to increase K-12 students' participation in STEM courses and careers

Student Research Projects

Selected Publications

  • The Technology Teacher. Incorporating Animation Concepts and Principles in STEM Education. International Technology Education Association Inc.: Reston, Va.
  • TEAP Journal. STEM Education in Southwestern Pennsylvania: Review of Regional Report. The Technology Education Association of Pennsylvania. Winter 2008, Vol. 56, No. 4
  • TEAP Journal. WANTED: Design Briefs. Design Brief Background and Open Call for Design Briefs. The Technology Education Association of Pennsylvania. Winter 2008, Vol. 56, No. 4
  • The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin. Comparing and Contrasting Leadership Styles: Case Studies. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Winter 2008, Vol. 74-2
  • The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin. Cyber-bullying: What it is and how to prevent it. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Spring 2007, Vol. 73-3
  • The Technology Teacher. Should There Be a National Curriculum for Technological Literacy? Opinions from Leaders in the Field, February 2007, pp. 29-33. International Technology Education Association Inc.: Reston, Va.

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Applied Engineering and Technology

Academic Program(s)

  • M.E. Technology Education
  • B.S. Technology Education
  • M.E. Elementary Education: STEM Education Track

Contact Information

Email:
hummell@calu.edu

Phone:
724-938-4381

Office:
Coover Hall 213A