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Dave L. Edyburn

Dave Edyburn, Ph.D. is Associate Dean for Research in the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

Selected accomplishments and qualifications:

As a scholar, Dr. Edyburn's research interests focus on how technology enhances teaching, learning and performance. He has authored three books and published over 150 articles. His work spans, theory, research, policy, and practice. His grantsmanship has secured over $7 million dollars in extramural funding. He is the co-lead of the new faculty cluster in the learning sciences being developed at UCF.

His teaching experience has been at the middle school level and he holds a Missouri teaching license. As a teacher educator, he has taught courses in reading, research methods, special education, and technology. In 2014 he received the Excellence in Teacher Education award from the International Society of Technology in Education for his innovative online teaching methods.

Dr. Edyburn is recognized national and internationally as an educational expert in designing accessible instructional materials and assessments through work for PARRC, UNESCO, and the U.S. Department of Education. He has served as an expert witness, editor of four professional journals during his career, as well as elected president of three different national professional associations (Technology and Media Division within the Council for Exceptional Children, the Special Education Technology SIG within the international Society of Technology in Education, and the Online Teaching and Learning SIG with the American Education Research Association).

As an university administrator, he has college-level and campus-level leadership experience in areas such as accreditation, budget management, curriculum, diversity and inclusion, faculty development, IRB, philanthropy,  promotion and tenure, research administration, and technology. He holds the belief that educational leadership during challenging times demands vision, integrity, creativity, and an abundance of energy and optimism.

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