Dr. Dawn M. Hathaway
PhD, George Mason University
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
Phone: (703) 993-2019
Fax: (703) 993-2722
Email: dhathawa (@gmu.edu)
George Mason University
Thompson Hall 1403
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Dawn Hathaway is an Associate Professor in the Division of Learning Technologies, School of Education in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at George Mason University. She has over 25 years of experience as an educator in a variety of settings including healthcare, corporate, higher education and P12. 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 (concurrent, hybrid, hyflex), and online environments. She has supported numerous grants serving international teachers in over 40 countries as they seek to develop their digital competence. She is a recipient of the George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award.
Dr. Hathaway’s 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. In addition, she was awarded an Open GATE fellowship to develop teaching and research partnerships with teacher educators at Norwegian institutions. This fellowship has resulted in co-authored peer-reviewed publications and presentations focused on teacher professional digital competence.
She has served as the Secretary/Treasurer, Program Chair-Elect, Program Chair, Vice Chair, Chair, and Immediate Past Chair of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) SIG-Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning (TACTL). In addition, she is an active conference presenter at AERA, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Educators (SITE), International Society for Technology Education (ISTE), Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) and the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy (CHEP). She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE) and Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE). She is a Consulting Editor for Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D). She has served on numerous University, CEHD, and School of Education committees. She is currently the Learning Technologies Design Research (LTDR) specialization representative to the PhD in Education program.
Dawn earned both her MEd and PhD in Education specializing in instructional technology from George Mason University. Her undergraduate degrees in environmental health and environmental science are from Purdue University.
Hathaway, D., Guðmundsdóttir, G. B., & Korona, M. (2023). Teachers’ online preparedness in times of crises: Trends from Norway and US. Journal of Education and Information Technologies. https://doi.org/ 10.1007/s10639-023-11733-5
Korona, M., & Hathaway, D. (2021). Visual literacy in teacher education: Examining the complexity of online images for instructional and personal purposes. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 29(4), 533-557.
Guðmundsdóttir, G. B., & Hathaway, D. (2020). "We always make it work": Teachers' agency in the time of crisis. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 28(2), 1-12.
Hathaway, D., & Norton, P. (2018). Understanding problems of practice: A case study in design research. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Hathaway, D. (2018). Examining a “five community typology” to support designing for community participation in PK-12 practice: Does “it” belong? In L. Liu & D. C. Gibson, (Eds.), Research highlights in technology and teacher education 2018 (pp. 165-172). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
- Technology and the Culture of Schools (EDCI 710)
- Technology and Learning (EDCI 712)
- Methods of Integration (EDCI 714)
- Principles of Technology Leadership (EDCI 716)
- Technology, Society, and the Culture of Learning (EDIT 413)
- Teaching with Telecommunications (EDIT 561)
- Teaching with Databases (EDIT 562)
- Teaching with Graphics (EDIT 563)
- Teaching with Web 2.0 (EDIT 564)
- Teaching with Educational Software (EDIT 565)
- Teaching with Multimedia/Hypermedia (EDIT 566)
- Teaching with Desktop Publishing (EDIT 567)
- Teaching with the Web (EDIT 568)
- Special Topics in Education (EDIT 597)
- Understanding Virtual Schools (EDIT 641)
- The Online Academy (EDIT 642)
- Online Mentoring I: Building Virtual Relationships (EDIT 643)
- Online Mentoring II: Promoting Self-Regulation (EDIT 644)
- Online Mentoring III: Conceptual Learning (EDIT 645)
- Teaching with Technology I: Telecommunications and Databases (EDIT 711)
- Teaching with Technology II: Graphics, TV and Video, and Simulations (EDIT 713)
- Teaching with Technology III: Publishing and Computational Tools (EDIT 715)
- Teaching with Technology IV: Hypermedia and Emerging Technologies (EDIT 717)
- Tools 5: Web 2.0 and Digital Video Editing (EDIT 719)
- Web-Based Learning (EDIT 721)
- Advanced Instructional Design (EDIT 730)
- Blended and Online Teachers and Learners (EDIT 760)
- Models of Blended and Online Learning (EDIT 761)
- Quality K-12 Blended and Online Learning (EDIT 762)
- Tools for K-12 Blended and Online Learning (EDIT 763)
- Blended and Online Communication (EDIT 764)
- Facilitating K-12 Blended and Online Learning (EDIT 765)
- Understanding Blended and Online Presence (EDIT 766)
- Designing for Literacy (EDIT 782)
- Designing for Problem Solving (EDIT 783)
- Designing for Community Participation (EDIT 784)
- Designing School-Based Digital Learning (EDIT 785)
- Design and Teacher Leadership (EDIT 786)
- Teacher Leadership and Advocacy for Digital Learning (EDIT 787)
- Practicum in Instructional Technology (EDIT 790)
- Cognition and Technology: A Multidisciplinary Approach (EDIT 802)
- Emerging Trends in Learning Technologies (EDIT 895)
- Independent Study for the Doctor of Philosophy in Education (EDUC 897)
- Advanced Internship in Education (EDUC 994)
- Doctoral Dissertation Research (EDUC 999)