B.S., Social Studies Education and Psychology majors, Indiana Wesleyan University
M.S., Educational Counseling, McDaniel College, (formerly Western Maryland) (1996)
Dissertation Thesis: Emerging Adults: Analysis of Learning Patterns in Collegiate Classrooms
Ph.D., Educational Psychology and Methodology, University at Albany, (2013)
Phone: (603) 899-4201
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Office: Petrocelli Hall, 209
(prior to Franklyn Pierce University)
(at Franklin Pierce University)
Best Paper Award, International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age 2017, Algarve, Portugal
Best Paper Award, International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age 2014, Porto, Portugal
Swanson, J. A., (nd).“I took a screenshot”: Experiences with technology in and out of the classroom”, in Cultivating Success: A Multi-faceted Approach to Working with Emerging Adults in Higher Education, Edited by Duncan, T A. & Buskirk-Cohen, A. A. (in press).
Swanson, J. A., Renes, S. L. & Strange, A. T. (2020). “Collaborative learning: Collegiate pedagogy utilizing web conferencing” in Balancing the Tension between Digital Technologies and Learning Sciences, (in press).
Swanson, J. A., Renes, S. L., & Strange, A.T. (2020). “Communication preferences of collegiate students”.in Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (in press).
Swanson, J. A. (2020). Assessing the effectiveness of the use of mobile technology in a collegiate course: A case study in m-learning. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 25(2), 389-408. doi:10.1007/s10758-018-9372-1
Reilly, C. F. & Swanson, J. A. (2019). A case study in constructivist pedagogy in a computer organization course. (Oct. 2019 Frontiers in Education (FIE) conference and published in conference proceedings).
Swanson, J. A. (2019). “Technology as Skin” in Digital Technology: Advance in Research and Applications, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishing.
Swanson, J. A., Ficarra, L., & Chapin, D. (2019). Strategies to strengthen differentiation within the Common Core era: Drawing on the expertise from those in the field. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, 64(2), 116-127. doi.org/10.1080/1045988X.2019.1683802
Swanson, J. A. & Towne, M. E. (2018). Play space assessment: A pilot case study using the theoretical integration and application matrix. Early Child Development and Care. doi: 10.1080/03004430.2018.1529032
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0016986210397831
Swanson, J. A. (2013). Emerging adults: Analysis of learning patterns in collegiate classrooms. (Doctoral dissertation). Proquest Dissertations and Theses (UMI Number: 3596592).
American Educational Research Association, AERA (2008-present)
American Psychological Association, APA (2019-2020)
Consortium for Excellence in Teacher Education, CETE (2016-present)
New York State Association for Teacher Educators, NYSATE (2012-present)
IServed in the following capacities: an Associate Department Chair, an academic advisor for both graduate and undergraduate students, an Institutional Policy and Practice Sub-Committee on Responsible Citizenship member, as the faculty representative for the SEE-Beyond Student Research Program, as an Education Cub Advisor (SETA), curriculum committee. I also served on college Ad hoc committees including: Social Science Round Table, Fulbright Scholarship Interviewer, COACHE Collaborators (Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education), Faculty Advisory Board, Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Adjudication panel, First Generation College Student Faculty Advisor/Mentor program, Psychology Department Search Committee for Tenure-line developmental faculty position (2016), Education Studies Department Faculty and Staff Search Committees (2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018), Education Studies Accreditation Committee.
I served as a Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu) Representative for the New York Central East Region. In this role I participated in regional meetings designing professional development for colleges and P-12 partnerships to assist in implementing Common Core Standards and new NY State Teacher Certification requirements (2013-2014)
Additionally, I have served as a reviewer for professional conferences (Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, Cognitive Exploratory Learning in a Digital Age, and AERA) as well as a reviewer for academic publications: Education Policy (2018), Emerging Adulthood (2016, 2017), Technology, Knowledge and Learning (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019), Youth and Society (2016, 2017). Lastly, I have been a session chair for conferences
International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) 2016, 2017, 2018