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Dr. Dorothy Sammons, EdD - Associate Professor
Math, Science, and Technology
Dr. Sammons’ teaching and research interests are in Instructional Technology. She teaches undergraduate courses in classroom technology integration and helps students prepare the Idaho Technology Assessment Portfolio for state certification.

On the graduate level, professor Sammons teaches courses in learning theory, instructional design, and multimedia authoring.
Phone: (208) 282 - 2569
Fax: (208) 282 - 2244
Office: Building 61, H117C
Campus box 8059
Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8019

Associate Professor

Office: Education 117D 208-282-4223

sammdott@isu.edu

Academic Degrees

  • 1999 EdD, Education Leadership (Instructional Technology) Idaho State University
  • 1981 MA, Anthropology University of Utah
  • 1975 BA, History Bates College

Professional Education Experience

  • 2000 - present Assistant Professor, Teacher Education (Instructional Technology) College of Education, Idaho State University
  • 1999 - 2000 Technology Outreach Coordinator College of Education, Idaho State University
  • 1998 - 1999 Multimedia Development and Multicultural Projects Coordinator, Blackfoot School District
  • 1997 - 1998 Doctoral Assistant, Multimedia Development Laboratory and Technology Outreach Program College of Education, Idaho State University
  • 1991 - 1998 Program Manager, Center for Ecologoical and Environmental Anthropology, Idaho Museum of Natural History, Idaho State University
  • 1990 - 1991 Program Developmental Manager, Northern Intermountain Quaternary Institute, Idaho Museum of Natural History, Idaho State University
  • 1987 - 1989 Archaeologist, National Register of Historic Places, National Part Service, Washington, DC.
  • 1982 - 1983 Archaeologist, Chief Joseph Dam Cultural Resources Project, Nespelem, Office of Public Archaeology, University of Washington.
  • 1977 - 1981 Field archaeologist for various projects for the Archeological Center, University of Utah, Utah State Historical Society.

Recent Teaching and Administrative Load

  • EDUC 602 Theories of Learning (3 credits) – taught via interactive video to 6 sites – 75 master’s candidates
  • EDLT 742 Multimedia Authoring I (3 credits) – 16 EdD candidates in Educational Leadership (Instructional Technology)
  • EDLT 743 Multimedia Authoring II (3 credits) – 16 EdD candidates in Educational Leadership (Instructional Technology)
  • Technology Outreach Coordinator

Current Professional and Academic Association Memberships

  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • Society for American Archaeology

Publications

  • Sammons, D., & Strickland, A. (2000). Correlations between teacher characteristics and teacher attitudes toward multimedia development . Proceedings of the SITE 2000 Conference, 1553-1557.
  • Lohse, E., & Sammons, D. (1999). A computerized database for lithic use-wear analysis. British Archaeological Reports, Series 750.
  • Sammons, D. (1997). Report on survey of the Oregon Trail at Craters of the Moon National Monument. Interim Report to the National Park Service. Columbia Cascades, Washington: National Park Service.

Presentations

  • Lohse, E., Schlader, R., & Sammons, D. (June, 2001). Anthropology 491: Teaching an on-line laboratory course.
  • Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications, Tampere, Finland.
  • Strickland, A., Sammons, D., & Zimmerly, C. (March, 2001). Multimodel distance learning: A personal cooperative video on-line asynchronous experience. Paper presented to the SITE 2001 Conference, Orlando, Florida.
  • Sammons, D., & Lohse, E. (April, 2000). Digital stones: Teaching an archaeological course on-line. Paper presented to the Society for American Archaeology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Sammons, D., & Strickland, A. (February, 2000). Correlations between teacher characteristics and teacher attitudes toward multimedia development. Paper presented to the SITE 2000 Conference, San Diego, California.
  • Sammons, D. (April, 1996). Mapping the California Trail at City of Rocks National Reserve. Paper presented to the
  • Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans, Louisiana.

University, College, Department Service Activities

  • Idaho State University Computer Systems Advisor Committee
  • College of Education Doctoral Advisory Committee
  • College of Education Technology Committee

Service Activities with Schools

  • Regional Technology Advisor, Idaho Council for Technology and Learning (liaison to 55 school districts and the State Department of Education)
  • Numerous technology workshops to the teachers and administrators in the 55 school districts in the Idaho State University service region