Stein Brunvand, Ph.D.

Associate Dean; Director, Graduate Programs; Professor, Educational Technology
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College of Education, Health, and Human Services
Dean's Office
253B Fairlane Center South | 19000 Hubbard Drive | Dearborn, MI 48126

Teaching Areas:

Secondary Certification, Elementary Certification, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, M.A. in Instructional Design and Learning Technologies

Research Areas:

Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Learning Technologies, Technology and Teacher Education

Biography and Education

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.