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Phone: (703) 993-2069
Fax: (703) 993-2013
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George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 1807
4400 University Dr.
MS 4B3
Fairfax, VA 22030


Dr. Sprague is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University. She is assigned to the Elementary Education Program and teaches courses that focus on technology integration. Dr. Sprague also teaches courses in the Teaching and Teacher Education (TATE) PhD Program. Dr. Sprague completed her PhD. in the Summer of 1995 from the University of New Mexico. Her area of study was technology integration in teacher education.

Dr. Sprague's research interests focus on the use of technology to support teaching and learning. She is the co-author of Technology for Teaching, which looks at various technologies and ways to use them in the K-12 classroom. Dr. Sprague served as the editor for the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education for ten years (

Dr. Sprague has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education/Elementary Education, and a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education with an emphasis on computers. She spent eight years teaching on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico.

Research Interests

  • Technology integration in Teacher Education
  • Technology Integration in K-12
  • Gaming

Recent Publications

  • Sprague, D. (2017). The future of technology: Personalized learning. InterEd, 44(123), 10-11. Available online at
  • Zurawski Watkins, L., Sprague, D., Porter, A. & Williams, K. (2018). Evaluating university facilitators’ perceptions of video as an observational tool.  In L.Ping & D. Gibson (Eds.). Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2018. SITE. (Refereed)
  • Suh, J., Sprague, D., & Baker, C. (2016).  Transforming mathematics teacher knowledge in the digital age through iterative design of course-based projects. In M. Neiss, S. Driskell, & K. Hollebrands (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Transforming Mathematics Teacher Education in the Digital Age. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Sprague, D. and Shaklee, B. (2015).  Differentiating through technology for gifted students. In Lennex & Nettleton (Eds.) Cases on Instructional Technology in Gifted and Talented Education.  IGI Global, 269-286.


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