Laurie Dias

WelcomLaurie Dias headshote to my faculty webpage.  I am a Professor at Kennesaw State University. I mentor doctoral students and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses on technology integration, internet tools and research in instructional technology. I currently serve as the Faculty Fellow for Doctoral Programs and as the Personalized Learning Endorsement coordinator. Early in my education career, I taught for 10 years in K-12 education as an English/Language Arts teacher, media specialist and instructional technology specialist. After earning my doctorate, I worked at Georgia State University for 13 years. I came to KSU in Fall 2013. Facilitating learning is one of my passions. As a teacher and mentor, I strive to provide students' with opportunities to connect their experiences and prior knowledge to course content, to collaborate and construct knowledge, and to use a variety of technologies to mediate the teaching and learning process.  

 In addition to teaching, I enjoy exploring problems, asking questions and searching for answers. My research and scholarship interests include 1) using technology to facilitate teachers' professional growth and development, 2) technological pedagogical content knowledge, and 3) using technology to foster learning in informal education spaces.