David Wizer

Professor

David Wizer

Contact Information

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OFFICE
Psychology Building, Room 200D

Education

Ph.D., Education Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland, College Park, 1991

M.A., Education Policy, Planning and Administration, University of Maryland, College Park, 1985

B.A., Political Science, Rider University, 1979

Areas of Expertise

Technology and educational leadership
Online teaching and learning
Universal design for learning
Technology integration and planning
Research methods and design
Small group learning and technology use

Biography

Since 1997 David Wizer has been a faculty member at Towson University in the Instructional Technology Program within the College of Education, promoted to Professor in 2006. Dr. Wizer was a co-developer of the Department of Special Education and the Ed. D. Program in Instructional Technology at Towson University. Six Ed. D. students including C. Stevens, L. Macaulay, M. Rothbard, P. McAteer, W. Barnard and M. Fuller have completed their doctoral research program under his guidance. Since 2006, Dr. Wizer has served as the chair of the Department of Educational Technology and Literacy, formerly named the Department of Reading, Special Education, & Instructional Technology.

Previously, Dr. Wizer held faculty positions as an Assistant Professor at the George Washington University and the Johns Hopkins University and at the University of Maryland, College Park, as a Faculty Research Assistant.

Scholarship [select]

Martinez-Alba, G., Wizer, D., Cruzado-Guerrero, J., McNary, S., Huggins, S., & Mogge,  S. (2016).  A duck, is a duck, is a duck:  Roles of reading specialists today. Literacy Issues and Practices, 20(1), 5 – 22. 

Robinson, D. E., & Wizer, D. R. (2016). Universal Design for Learning and the Quality Matters Guidelines for the design and implementation of online learning events. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 12(1), 118-134.

Wizer, D. R. (2014). Beliefs of district administrators regarding student technology use. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning . 9, (1), 81-95. 

Wizer, D. R. (2013). Beliefs of district administrators regarding student technology use. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 9, (1), 81-95. Available online at http://sicet.org/journals/ijttl/issue1301/5_wizer.pdf.

 

Service [recent]

School of Emerging Technology, College representative 2011-present

Academic Computing and Technology, Advisory committee 2010- present

Grants & Contracts

Wizer, D., Bourdess, S., Jones, P., Liu, L., Robinson, P., Ryan., P., Sadera, W., & Wood, C. (2001). Grant award of $1,050,000 for 3 years by the US Dept. of Education for Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology Program.

Wizer, D., Jones, P., Hinkle, D. & Dabbagh, N. with the Johns Hopkins University (1999). Maryland Technology Academy. Grant award of $400,000 per year for 4.5 years from the Maryland State Department of Education.