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Telephone: (518) 580-5145
- Ph.D., Educational Psychology and Methodology, University at Albany, (2013)
- M.S., Educational Counseling, Western Maryland College (1996)
- B.S., Social Studies Education and Psychology majors, Indiana Wesleyan University (1988)
- New York State Permanent Elementary Teacher (N-6)
- New York State Permanent Social Studies Teacher (7-12)
- New York State Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention Instructor (2011-present)
- New York State Dignity for All Students (DASA) Instructor (2013-present)
Teaching Interests – Child and adolescent development, educational technology, alternative
education, topical courses involving educational psychology and developmental issues
Research Interests – educational technology for instruction and learning, adolescent and emerging adult development, alternative and gifted education, and play
- ED 200 Child Development and Learning
- ED 223 Adolescent Development
- ED 117 Alternative Education
- ED 213 The Exceptional Child in the Elementary School
- ED 337 Advanced Child Development: Theory and Practice
- ED 375 Senior Thesis in Education Studies: Advanced Topics and Research in Education
- Swanson, J. A. (2016). Trends in literature about emerging adulthood: Review of empirical studies. Emerging Adulthood, 4(6), 391-402.
- Swanson, J. A. & Walker, E. (2015). Academic versus non-academic emerging adult college student technology use. Technology, Knowledge, and Learning, 20(2), 147-158.
- Dai, D.Y., Swanson, J.A, & Cheng, H. (2011). State of research on giftedness and gifted education: A survey of empirical studies 1998-2010 (April). Gifted Child Quarterly, 55(2), 126-138.
- Swanson, J. A. (2013). Emerging adults: Analysis of learning patterns in collegiate classrooms. (Doctoral dissertation). Proquest Dissertations and Theses (UMI Number: 3596592).
- Swanson, J. A., Renes, S. L., & Strange, A.T. (2017). I might not be as tech as you think: Digital versus print preferences. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal.
- Swanson, J. A., Renes, S. L., & Strange, A.T., (2017). Collegiate Emerging Adult versus Non-Emerging Adult Technology Preferences and Use. Poster presented at The Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood Conference, Washington, DC.
- Swanson, J. A. (2017). Play Spaces: What and why. Invited presentation presented at The Council for Child Development Laboratory Administrators (CCDLA) Spring Conference, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.
- Swanson, J. A. (2017). An interdisciplinary exemplar using mobile technology. Paper presented the The 16th Annual Hudson Valley NYSCATE Conference, Wappingers Falls, NY.
- Swanson, J. A. (2016). The impact of technology upon collegiate pedagogy from the lens of multiple disciplines. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA), Mannheim, Germany.
- Swanson, J. A. & Towne, M. E. (2016). Early Childhood Center play space design: A case study using the Theoretical Integration and Application Matrix. Paper presented at the Jean Piaget Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
- Swanson, J. A. (2015). Technology as Skin. Paper presented at The Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood Conference, Miami, FL.
- Swanson, J. A. (2015). Selfie: Imagery of Emerging Adult Development. Pecha Kucha presented at The Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood Conference, Miami, FL.
- Swanson, J. A. & Ficarra, L. (2015). Differentiation: The key to unlocking the EAS with an emphasis on special education. Conference workshop presented at the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu) 2015 Conference, Albany, NY.
- Tang exhibition This Place, Teagle Foundation grant project for Teaching and Learning with Museum Exhibitions: An Inter-Institutional Approach, teaching grant ($300).
- Skidmore College Faculty Development Grant, 2015 ($1,800), 2016 ($1,470.00)
- Mellon Foundation funding Data Visualization Workshops, 2017 Faculty Fellow ($350)
- Mellon Foundation funding, Project Vis Workshop, “Creating a Visual Web Presence”, 2015 ($150)
- Mellon Foundation funding, Project Vis grant sponsoring xLab attendance, SEGD (The Society of Experiential Graphic Designers), New York, NY (2015)
- Mini-Mellon Faculty Seminar, Massachusetts museums and historic sites, Pittsfield, North Adams, and Williamstown, Massachusetts, 2015
- Skidmore College Center for Leadership in Teaching and Learning, E-learning Exploration Grant, 2015 ($1,500)
- Mellon Foundation funding, Project VIS, grant for an Edward Tufte “Presenting Data” course, Boston, MA, 2015 ($1000)
- Faculty/Student Summer Research Project Grant, Skidmore College 2014, ($1,000)
- Faculty/Student Summer Research Project Grant, Skidmore College 2012, ($1,000)
- Obtained Race-to-the-Top Federal Funding for video cameras, cases, and tri-pods for the Skidmore College Education Studies Department 2013-2014, ($1,713.70)
- Travel-to-Present Funding, Skidmore College 2012, ($500); 2014 ($1,400), 2015 ($1,658.73)
- Van Slyke Scholarship, University at Albany School of Education, 2011, ($2,000)
- Graduate Student Travel Scholarship, Adolescence and Youth Development, Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, 2009, ($200)
- Travel/Research Grant, University at Albany Graduate Student Organization, 2009, ($310)
- Best Paper Award, International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age 2014, Porto, Portugal.
- Best Paper Award, International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age 2017, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal.