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Christopher D.

Carnahan
124 Ole Mill Drive Shelocta PA 15774
(724) 422-4643 CDCarnahan@gmail.com

Curriculum Vita
Faculty Experience
New Jersey City University
Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education
Jersey City, NJ

Assistant Professor
2013-Present

Doctoral Program Coordinator - Ed. D. Educational Technology Leadership (2014- Present)


Taught/Teach the Following Doctoral Courses:
EDTC 810 Statistics for Educational Research (Online)
EDTC 676 Effective Models of E-Learning (Blended)
Taught/Teach the Following Masters Courses:
EDTC 621 - Using the Internet in Education (Online and Blended)
EDTC 627 - Seminar: Current Trends in Educational Technology (Online and Blended)
EDTC 622 - Research Applications in Educational Technology I (Blended) *Thesis Course*
EDTC 628 - Research Applications in Educational Technology II (Blended) *Thesis Course*
EDTC 631 - Technology Facilitator: Issues & Challenges (Online)
EDTC 614 - Introduction to Distance Learning (Online)
EDTC 623 - Introduction to Educational Technology (Online)
EDTC 655 Internship
LTED 618 Pedagogy and Application of Childrens Literature in the K-12 Classroom
(Online)
EDTC 616 Technology in the Special Education Curriculum
University Service
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Member
College of Education Accreditation Committee
University Senator(2013- Present)
o University Senate Elections Committee (2014)
College of Education Recruitment & Retention Committee
Faculty Search Committee Department of Educational Technology (2014-2015)
Education
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, College of Education
December 2012
Ph.D. in Communications Media and Instructional Technology
GPA: 3.96
Dissertation Topic: Effects of immersive learning simulations on K-12 student achievement
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, College of Education
M.A. in Adult Education and Communications Technology
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May 2009
Summa cum Laude

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, College of Business


B.S. in Business Education

May 2007
Summa cum Laude

Professional Experience
South Bend Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Vice President & Director
Shelocta, PA
2005 - Present
Work part time to manage company policies, directives, and investments
Carnahan's Auctions
Shelocta, PA

Auctioneer
1999 - Present

Central PA Digital Learning Foundation Cyber School


Facilitator of Secondary Education
Altoona, PA
2007 - 2013
Supervised and trained 34 teachers
Developed video and print professional development materials
Managed enrollment and scheduled secondary students
Managed LMS, web conferencing, and curriculum
Coordinated state standardized assessments and training of administrators
Directed educational planning requirements for Department of Education
Developed curriculum and virtual tutorial for elementary, high school, and special needs
students
Coordinated the school's marketing efforts
Altoona Area School District
Cyber Facilitator
Altoona, PA
2008 - 2012
Coordinated staffing and payroll
Implement and manage online learning management system and curriculum
Conducted cost/benefit analysis for online curriculums and systems

Additional Teaching Experience


Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Adjunct Instructor
Indiana, PA
Spring 2010 & 2011
Course: COMM 103 - Digital Instructional Technology for pre-service education majors
Central PA Digital Learning Foundation Cyber School
Adjunct Teacher
Altoona, PA
2007-2013
Taught online courses in Business Systems Technology, Computer Programming, Orientation,
and Economics
Bellwood School District
Guest Lecturer
Presented lecture on educational technologies for the classroom
Professional Development Trainer
Delivered in-service instruction to faculty and principals

Summer 2011
Summer 2009

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Created instructional videos and handouts for training

Selected Publications (* peer reviewed)


*Arsiwala, A. & Carnahan, C. (2014). The Efficiency of Online Courses in Addressing the Needs of
College Students with Learning Disabilities. Global Education Journal
*Carnahan, C. & Mensch, S. (2014).Effective Online K-12 Course Design: Applying Instructional
Design & Learning Theory. Global Education Journal
*Carnahan, C. & Fulton, L. (2013). Virtually Forgotten: Special Needs Students in Cyber Schools.
TechTrends (pp. 46-52)
*Carnahan, C. (2012). Schools as the Internet Police for Teachers and Students. Journal of
Communications Media Studies
*Carnahan,C. (2012). Serving Students with Disabilities in Cyber Education. In P. Resta (Ed.),
Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
2012 (pp. 210-214). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
*Parrott, D., Olear, C., Carnahan, C., Lenze, J. & Sherman, C. (2012). Kiski Boys School Virtual
World Experiment. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher
Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 2582-2587). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
*Carnahan, C. & Fulton, L. (2011). Special Needs Education Goes Digital: Cyber Charter Schools
and Special Needs Education. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher
Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 3443-3446). Nashville, TN.
*Carnahan, C. (2010). Immersive Learning in K-12 Schools: Success and Limitations. In
Proceedings of Society of Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
2010, (pp. 1848-1852). San Diego, VA.
*Carnahan, C. (2010). K-12 Cyber Schools: The school was created, the students came, the
students left, why? In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government,
Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (pp. 1630-1634). Orlando, Florida
*Carnahan, C. (2010). Virtual Learning & Real Students: Exploring Success and Failure of K-12
Cyber Education. In Proceedings of Laurel Highlands Communications Conference. Indiana,
Pennsylvania
Selected Presentations (* peer reviewed)
*Carnahan, C. & Arsiwala, A. (2014). Emerging Trends, Innovation, and Best Practices for School
Libraries. New Jersey Association for School Libraries. Long Branch, New Jersey
*Carnahan, C., Hummel, L. & Arsiwala, A. (2014). Tactics & Technology for Teaching Online
Courses. Society of Applied Learning Technologies. Reston, Virginia
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*Carnahan, C. (2014) Learning in a Virtual World. International Society for Technology in


Education (ISTE). Atlanta Georgia
Carnahan, C. (2014) Keys to Designing & Delivering Online Instruction. Academic Institute
Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana
* Awarded Best Paper for Business & Information Technology Track

*Carnahan, C. (2014). Apps in a Flash Free Instructional Programs. Pennsylvania Educational


Technology Conference. Hershey, Pennsylvania
*Carnahan, C. (2014). Making Online Education a Virtual Experience. Society of Applied Learning
Technologies. Orlando, Florida
*Carnahan, C. (2014). Effective Implementation of 3D Virtual Environments to Improve STEM
Instruction. Society of Information Technology & Teacher Education. Jacksonville, Florida
*Carnahan, C. & Serviss, J. (2014). Using a Virtual World to Engage Online Learners. New Jersey
Research & Education Network. Wall, New Jersey
*Carnahan, C. (2014). Solving Student Engagement and Retention Issues Through Virtual Worlds.
Laurel Highlands Communication Conference. Indiana, Pennsylvania
Carnahan, C. (2012). Serving Students with Disabilities in Cyber Education. Society for
Information Technology & Teacher Education. Austin, Texas
Parrott, D., Olear, C., Carnahan, C., Lenze, J. & Sherman, C. (2012). Kiski Boys School Virtual
World Experiment. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Austin, Texas
Carnahan, C & Briskin, J. (2012). Creating Quality Online Courses & Programs. Pennsylvania
Educational Technology Exposition & Conference. Hershey, Pennsylvania
Carnahan, C & Fulton, L. (2012). Special Needs Students in Virtual Education. Pennsylvania
Educational Technology Exposition & Conference. Hershey, Pennsylvania
*Carnahan, C. (2011). The Importance of Instructional Design and Learning Theory for Online
Course Development. Laurel Highlands Communications Conference. Indiana, Pennsylvania
*Carnahan, C.; Olear, C.; Parrott, D; Sherman, C.; & Lenze, J. (2011). The Kiski Virtual School for
Boys: An Overview of the Project and Involvement by IUPs Virtual Environments Research Group
in Education (VERGE). Laurel Highlands Communications Conference. Indiana, Pennsylvania
*West, C & Carnahan, C. (2011). Trends in Social Media Research: A look at the positive and
negative aspects of Social Networking. Laurel Highlands Communications Conference. Indiana,
Pennsylvania
*Carnahan, C. & Fulton, L. (2011). Special Needs Education Goes Digital: Cyber Charter Schools
and Special Needs Education. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Nashville,
Tennessee

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Carnahan, C (2011). Why K-12 Cyber Education Isn't "Good" or "Bad". Pennsylvania Educational
Technology Exposition & Conference. Hershey, Pennsylvania
*Carnahan, C. (2010). K-12 Cyber Schools: The school was created, the students came, the
students left, why?. World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and
Higher Education 2010. Orlando, Florida
*Carnahan, C. (2010). Virtual Learning & Real Students: Exploring Success and Failure of K-12
Cyber Education. Laurel Highlands Communications Conference. Indiana, Pennsylvania
*Carnahan, C. (2010). Immersive Learning Simulations in K-12 Schools: Success & Limitations.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. San Diego, California
Professional Service

Reviewer, TechTrends (2012-Present)


Reviewer, Journal of Teacher Education (2011-Present)
Quantitative Researcher, Virtual Environments Research Group in Education (VERGE),
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2011-2013)
Proposal Reviewer, Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo & Conference (2012)
Program Reviewer, Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo & Conference (2011)
Volunteer, SW PAECT (Pennsylvania Association for Educational & Communications
Technology), Collected Learning Project (2011-2013)

Professional Organizations

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Member, 2010-Present


Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Member, 2010-Present
Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Member, 2008Present
National Business Education Association, Member, 2005-Present

Community Organizations
National Association of Realtors, Member, 2008 - 2009
Free and Accepted Masons, 2011-Present

Certifications

PA Educational Specialist I for Instructional Technology Specialist


PA Instructional II Certification for Business, Computer, & Information Technology, K-12
PA Instructional II Certification for Marketing & Distributive Ed., K-12

Licenses

Pennsylvania Residential Insurance Provider, 2005-Present


Pennsylvania State Licensed Auctioneer, 2001-Present
Pennsylvania State Real Estate Salesperson License, 2006 (In Escrow)
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Pennsylvania State Licensed Apprentice Auctioneer, 1999-2001

Awards and Honors

Videographer Award of Distinction for Documentary "Tosi's Tale", 2011


Indiana University of Pennsylvania Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 2009

Community Service

Benefit Auctions for Burrell Township and Elderton Volunteer Fire Companies, Relay for Life,
and The Environmental Learning Center
Volunteer for Shelocta Sportsman Club Handicap Fishing Day

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