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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Dr. Dawn M. Hathaway
PhD, George Mason University
Associate Professor
Designing Digital Learning in Schools, Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning
Academic Program Co-Coordinator, Learning Technologies in Schools
Learning Technologies Design Research, PhD in Education
Learning Technologies Design Research

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Phone: (703) 993-2019
Fax: (703) 993-2722
Email: dhathawa (

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall L041
4400 University Dr.
MS 5D6
Fairfax, VA 22030


Dawn M. Hathaway is an Associate Professor in the Learning Technologies in Schools program at George Mason University. Through a design research lens, she has cultivated a line of teaching and scholarship that emphasizes the role of design and learning technologies in the transformation of teacher education and P-12 teacher practice.  Her teaching practice focuses on developing teachers as designers of instructional practice that effectively uses technology to support future ready learners. She has designed and currently teaches courses that address designing for information using, literacy, problem-solving, community participation, teacher leadership and advocacy for digital learning, and blended and online learning quality.  She has designed programs and courses for face-to-face, blended, and online environments.  Her research focuses on developing alternative learning designs; applying design concepts from other fields to solve problems of practice in teacher education; examining the concept of teacher as designer; the use of technology to support information using, literacy, problem solving, and community participation; and investigating quality blended and online learning. She co-authored the book, Understanding Problems of Practice: A Case Study in Design Research.

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