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About Heidi L. Schnackenberg

Dr. Heidi L. Schnackenberg, Ph.D., is a Professor specializing in Educational Technology in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Teacher Education Unit, and is Coordinator of the Masters of Science in Education programs. She currently teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes on the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in the P-12 classroom, social issues in education, ethical issues in educational technology, and childhood education courses as a member of one of the faculty cohorts in the B.S. program in Childhood Education. She previously taught in the graduate Educational Technology program at Concordia University, and worked as an instructional designer for both Intel and Motorola corporations. Her various research interests include the integration of technology into pedagogical practices, the legal and ethical implications of western technologies in non-western and third world cultures, and collaborative and cooperative learning strategies within student learning communities. Dr. Schnackenberg recently designed and developed an extensive MyEducationLabs online supplement for the book Foundations of American Education: Perspectives on Education in a Changing World (15th ed.) published by Pearson Higher Education Publishers. She also co-edited the 2012 book entitled Best Practices for Education Professionals. Dr. Schnackenberg began her education career as an elementary music teacher.


Present Coordinator of M.S.Ed. Programs, SUNY Plattsburgh
Present Professor of Educational Technology, SUNY Plattsburgh

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology, 15th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, 2004
  • Special commendation, Young Researcher Award Committee for the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT), 1999
  • Dean and Sybil McKlusky Research Award from the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT), 1997


  • EDU 5204: Advanced Study in Content & Pedagogy: Portfolio & Mastery Teaching
  • EDU 120: Exploring Teaching, Learning, and Human Development
  • EDU 130: Ethics, Relationships, and Multicultural Competencies in Education
  • EDU 325/335: Teaching Methods: Connecting Pedagogy in Reading and Writing, Content Areas and Special Education

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (10)

Articles (14)