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Jordan Schugar

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Jordan Schugar

Jordan Schugar

Associate Professor
Main Hall 537

Apple Distinguished Educator


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.A., Humboldt State University
  • B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder


  • Digital Storytelling
  • Mobile Pedagogy
  • Wearable Technologies
  • Reading Comprehension (Digital and Traditional)
  • Figurative Language
  • Learn-to-Code/Coding Literacy
  • Emerging Technology

Selected Publications

"Can everyone code? Preparing teachers to teach computer languages as a literacy." In Participatory Literacy Practices for P-12 Classrooms in the Digital Age. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing, 2020. Co-authored with Laquana Cooke, Heather Schugar, Chris Penny, & Hayley Bruning.  

"Deconstructing eTexts and eReading: The effect of text structure and purpose on teacher educators." International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 10.2 March 2018. Co-Authored with Heather Ruestschlin Schugar.

Mobile Pedagogy and Perspectives on Teaching and Learning. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing, 2014. Co-edited with Douglas McConatha, Christian Penny, and David Bolton.

"Teaching with Interactive Picture E-Books in Grades K-6." The Reading Teacher 66.8 (May 2013): 615-624. Co-authored with Heather Ruetschlin Schugar and Carol Smith.

"A Nook or a Book: Comparing College Students' Reading Comprehension Levels, Critical Reading, and Study Skills ." The International Journal for Technology, Teaching, and Learning 7.2 (December 2011): 174-192. Co-authored with Heather Ruetschlin Schugar and Christian Penny.

"'Oceans like tiny cups of tea': Mapping Figurative Language in Narrative-Informational Text." The California Reader 44.3 (March 2011): 12-18. Co-authored with Heather Ruetschlin Schugar.

Explanatory Notes for The Iron Heel, by Jack London. New York: Penguin Classics, 2006.

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