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Elizabeth DeMulder

Associate Professor of Initiatives in Educational Transformation

Expertise: Early childhood development and education, Immigrant perspectives and cultural conflicts in education, teacher professional development

DeMulder is director and associate professor of Initiatives in Educational Transformation (IET) in the Graduate School of Education's Master's in New Professional Studies - Teaching Program. DeMulder's research concerns the study of interpersonal relationships in educational contexts and risk and protective conditions in children's development and early education. She is involved in community-based action research in South Arlington, where she developed a family-centered preschool program for low-income, immigrant families as a university/community partnership. DeMulder co-edited a book entitled Transforming Teacher Education: Lessons in Professional Development (Bergin and Garvey, 2001) and has published her research in a variety of professional journals.

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Debra Sprague

Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning

Expertise: Technology integration in teacher education, Technology integration in K-12 education

Sprague is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University. She is assigned to the Elementary Education Program and teaches courses that focus on technology integration. Sprague also teaches courses in the Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning Program.

Sprague's research interests focus on the use of technology to support teaching and learning. She is the co-author of Technology for Teaching, which looks at various technologies and ways to use them in the K-12 classroom. Sprague currently serves as the editor for the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.