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Bruce Alan Spitzer, Ed.D.

Bruce Spitzer

Department Head, Secondary Education & Foundations of Education
Director, Secondary Education Transition to Teaching Program
Associate Professor of Instructional Technology 
Office: EA 2231
Phone: (574) 520-5074
Fax: (574) 520-4550

Bruce Spitzer earned his Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Technology from Oklahoma State University. His career history includes stints as a high school drama coach, English teacher, and journalism advisor; a community college English instructor; and a corporate vice president. His research interests include studying teacher use of instructional technology from an organizational culture perspective. He began serving as Department Head in July 2007.

Educational Background

BA, McPherson College (1984), Secondary Education/Speech and Drama
MA, Fort Hays, State University (1992), English
Ed.D, Oklahoma State University (2004), Curriculum and Instruction: Educational Technology 

Classes Taught

EDUC-W200 Using Computers in Education
EDUC-M500 Transition to Teaching Integrated Professional Seminar
EDUC-S512 Technology Management
EDUC-R503, Instructional Media Applications 

Research Interest

Teaching with technology, especially the use of podcasts and other Web 2.0 tools.

Campus/Community Service

Indiana University Education Council, 2006-2011
Indiana University Learning Technologies Steering Committee, 2009-present
Secretary, IU South Bend Academic Senate 2008-2010

Recent Publications

Mooney, M.E. & Spitzer, B. (2010). Screencasts: Your Technology Professor 24/7. In H. Song (Ed.), Distance Learning Technology, Current Instruction, and the Future of Education: Applications of Today, Practices of Tomorrow. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.