Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development
EHS Building 451
Dr. Kathryn Dirkin is an associate professor at Central Michigan University
and director of the Teacher Education and Professional Development department. She holds a Ph.D in
Educational Technology/ Educational Psychology. She has multiple conference presentations and
publications focusing on the role of an instructor’s pedagogical beliefs and values in online teaching. Dr.
Dirkin has also presented or published on such topics as helping faculty integrate technology in methods
courses and using authentic and collaborative projects in an educational technology course. She is a
former elementary teacher and technology coordinator. Her current research interests focus integrating
technology for systemic change. Selected scholarly activities.
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