Dr. Sara Dempster, Nicholls State University
ISTE affiliate: LACUE
Sara Dempster, Ed.D., is an assistant professor and the coordinator of clinical experiences in the Department of Teacher Education at Nicholls State University in Louisiana. Dempster has experience teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses focused on educational technology, and she regularly works with preservice teachers to help prepare them for the digital age classrooms they’ll enter upon graduation. She also works with inservice teachers and educational professionals to help them integrate technology into their current classrooms and other educational settings they may work in. During her doctoral program, she conducted research focused on the use of ISTE Standards-related skills in post-secondary comprehensive transition programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has also conducted research related to teaching in an online environment and technology tools for the PK-12 classroom. Dempster has provided several professional development training sessions for university faculty and staff focused on using technology in college courses or for other university operations. She has also been invited to provide educational technology professional development for local schools. Dempster has presented at the ISTE affiliate Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE) Conference and at the ISTE conference from 2014-2019. She earned a bachelor’s degree in birth to 5/early interventionist education and a master’s degree in educational technology leadership from Nicholls State University. She holds a doctoral degree in instructional systems design and technology from Sam Houston State University.
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