Before earning his doctorate degree in Learning Technologies at the University of Michigan, Stein Brunvand was an elementary school teacher. He taught third grade for three years in the Marshall Islands at George Seitz Elementary school and fifth grade for three years here in Michigan at Greyhound Intermediate in a town called Eaton Rapids. When not teaching or conducting research, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Stein is very interested in the enhancement of learning environments through the integration of technology and enjoys working with preservice and practicing teachers to learn about how this can be done more effectively. In his dissertation he looked at how scaffolds impact what preservice teachers learn and notice from videos of classroom practice.
While at UM-Dearborn he has investigated the impact of research-based professional development on the integration of technology in K-12 classrooms. Stein has also explored the use of e-portfolios in teaching and learning with undergraduate and graduate students.