Assistant Professor

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Office: 150-G MCKB

Brief Biography

Dr. Leary is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Psychology & Technology. She graduated from Utah State University in 2012 with her PhD in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences. She was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Institute of Cognitive Science and a Visiting Research Scientist at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research from 2011-2015. She designed curriculum for the online programs at BYU-Idaho from 2015-2016. She is an active member of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate Courses:

IPT 286 - Technology Integration for Secondary Teachers

Graduate courses:

IPT 653 - Qualitative Research I

IPT 661 - Introduction to Evaluation

Research Interests

Teacher Professional Learning (online, face-to-face, and blended)

Technology Integration

Problem-Based Learning

Curriculum Adaptations

STEM+Arts Education (STEAM)

21st Century Skills and Literacy

Design-Based Implementation Research

Research+Practice Partnerships

Meta-Analysis and Meta-Synthesis