Dr. Lohnes Watulak earned her doctorate in Communication and Education from the Teacher’s College, Columbia University in 2008. She also began teaching at Towson in 2008. Dr. Lohnes Watulak regularly teaches ISTC 541 Foundations of Instructional Technology, ISTC 667 Instructional Development, and ISTC 705 Advanced Web Applications in Education. She also teaches instructional technology courses at the undergraduate level. Dr. Lohnes Watulak's research primarily focuses on undergraduate students and their technology practices in their academic and everyday lives. Recent projects have also explored the development of critical digital literacy among pre-service teachers. Theoretically, Dr. Lohnes Watulak works from socio-cultural perspectives, with a particular focus on discourse and identity. Dr. Lohnes Watulak has presented at both the local and national levels and has authored several articles for publication, of which the most recent include:
Lohnes Watulak, S. (in press). "I'm not a computer person:" Negotiating participation in academic discourses. British Journal of Educational Technology.
Lohnes Watulak, S. (2010). "You should be reading not texting": Understanding classroom text messaging in the constant contact society. Digital Culture & Education, 2(2), 171-192. Retrieved from http://www.digitalcultureandeducation.com/uncategorized/dce1032_watulak_html/
Lohnes Watulak, S. (2010, December). Reflection in action: Using inquiry groups to explore critical digital literacy with pre-service teachers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference/Literacy Researchers' Association, Ft. Worth, TX.