Samuel M. Kwon, PhD
Associate Professor of Educational Technology
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
Dr. Kwon teaches graduate level courses on instructional design and the effective use of technology in the classroom. His research interests include the design of learning environments, using technology to support teaching and learning, urban school reform, science curriculum development and educational software design. Prior to serving at Concordia, Dr. Kwon worked as a research professor at Northwestern University. He joined Concordia’s faculty in 2010.
- PhD, Education and Social Policy–learning Sciences. Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
- MS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
- BS, Electrical Science and Engineering. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
Academic and Professional Highlights
- “The Academy and the Inner City: The Impact of Collaborative Instructional Design and Technology Activities on a University - High School Partnership for Urban School Improvement.” 75th Annual Meeting of the Association of Lutheran College Faculties, Irvine, Calif., October 2010.
- “Fostering Teacher Professional Community Development with Instructional Technology Tools.” Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, Calif., April 2009.
- “Co-design of Interdisciplinary Projects as a Mechanism for School Capacity and Teacher Professional Community Growth” (with Wardrip, P., & Gomez, L). International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 2008.
- “Enhancing Mathematics Achievement in Urban Schools through Project Based Instruction” (with Pligge, M., McKenna, A., & Carr, V). Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, N.Y., March 2008.
- “Enhancing Mathematics Achievement through Community Building and Problem Based Instruction” (with McKenna, A., Kwon, S., Block, M., & Gomez, L.). Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, Calif., April 2006.
- “Strengthening Learning Communities by Promoting Social Skill Development” (with Gomez, L.). Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Santa Monica, Calif., June 2004.
- “Supporting New Tools and Practices for Literacy Development in Early High School” (with Gomez, L., Gomez, K., & Pinkard, N.). Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, Calif., April 2004.
- MSTA (Math, Science, and Technology Academy) Model of Teacher-Researcher Collaboration (with Kemeny, V.). Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, La., April 2002.
- “21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Analytic Support for Evaluation and Program Monitoring: An Overview of the 21st CCLC Performance Data: 2007–08” (with Naftzger, N., & Vinson, M.) (Fifth Report). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education, 2009.
- “Supporting Reading-to-learn in Science: The Application of Summarization Technology in Multicultural Urban High School Classrooms” (with Gomez, K., Gomez, L., & Sherer, J.). Research in technology use in culturally diverse settings. Bloymeyer, T. Ganesh, & H. Waxman (Eds.), Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publications, 2007.