The CFT Welcomes New Assistant Director for Educational Technology Stacey Johnson
We’re excited to announce the upcoming appointment of Stacey Johnson as the CFT’s Assistant Director for Educational Technology. Beginning June 15th, Stacey will work with faculty, teaching assistants, and other instructors at Vanderbilt to enhance student learning through the use of Vanderbilt’s course management system, Blackboard, and other online learning platforms.
Stacey is currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Hope College in Michigan, where she teaches Spanish language and education courses and consults with other language faculty as they explore the use of educational technology in their teaching. While at Hope, Stacey worked with colleagues in the Spanish department to convert the entire first-year language sequence from a traditional four-day-a-week format to a hybrid model that uses a course management system for one fourth of the total contact hours.
Stacey’s research interests include adult language learning, problem-based learning, mobile technology in the classroom, and hybrid language instruction. Her first book, Hybrid Language Teaching in Practice: Perceptions, Reactions, and Results, co-authored with Berta Carrasco, was published earlier this year, and her second book, Adult Learning in the Language Classroom, is scheduled for release in September. Her co-authored College Teaching article, “The Selfie as a Pedagogical Tool in a College Classroom,” gives a sense of the creativity she brings to her teaching and her work with educational technology.
Stacey’s hybrid teaching experience and her expertise in educational technology will enhance the CFT’s ability to support Vanderbilt instructors as they explore how Blackboard and other online learning platforms can be more effectively used to enhance student learning. We look forward to introducing Stacey to her new colleagues across campus this summer and fall.