College of Education

Instructional Technology

ITSA Officers

Jennifer Hart

Jennifer Hart


USF Instructional Technology Ph.D. candidate

Jennifer Hart is currently working on developing a blended technology program using flipped design and andragogical principles, a pre-service online teacher preparation program and a hybrid STEM professional development program for secondary educators.

Jennifer is the assistant director of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology (FCIT) and the project lead for the iTeach Professional Learning program which provides online professional development for K-12 teachers and administrators. A former school teacher and school-based technology coach, her research interests include technology integration in the K-12 classroom, online, blended and flipped learning modalities, and the unique needs of non-traditional students in virtual environments.

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Amber Lee, M.Ed.

Amber C. Lee

Vice President

USF Instructional Technology Ph.D. candidate

Ms. Amber C. Lee proudly serves her fellow students with ITSA as the Vice President (2016-17, 2017-18) and is a doctoral candidate in the Instructional Technology program at USF Tampa. Amber graduated from USF in May 2017 with her Master's degree in Instructional Technology and also in August 2002 with her Bachelor's degree in Professional and Technical Communication. She currently serves her alma mater in the role of Office Manager at USF Sarasota-Manatee. Amber has varied research interests in instructional technology including immersive environments, virtual worlds, mixed and augmented reality, learner motivation, and 21st century skill development. Prior to USF Sarasota-Manatee, Amber has served in administrative and instructional roles with Hillsborough Community College, U.S. Airways, the American Red Cross, USF Tampa, and freelance. Connect with Amber online through Twitter (@AmberHorizons), on Google+ (+AmberCLee), and on LinkedIn (AmberHorizons).

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Ora Tanner

Ora Tanner


USF Instructional Technology Ph.D. candidate

Ora D. Tanner is currently working on the design and validation of a digital game as a formative assessment of performance-based science learning in middle grades for her dissertation. Ora earned both a B.S. and M.S. in physics and is a former 8th grade science teacher. Her research interests include the use of emerging technologies in science instruction, technology integration in K-12 classrooms, game-based learning and assessment, fairness and equity in PreK-12 science education, and teacher preparation.

Ora currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant on a K-12 Mathematics and Science Partnership grant. She has served as a game designer and developer, provided teacher professional development in technology integration, and conducted content training in physical science. She was recently recognized by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Design and Technology SIG with an Outstanding Research Presentation Award for her work on this project.

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Eraldine Williams-Shakespeare

Eraldine Williams-Shakespeare


USF Instructional Technology Ph.D. candidate

Eraldine Williams-Shakespeare, B.ED, MA, has research interests that include interactions and interactivity in the online environment, online learning communities, and instructional technology in teacher education.

Eraldine is a trained Program Evaluator and currently, works as a Graduate Instructional Assistant with responsibility for supervising the team at the iTeach Lounge, FCIT and as content manager for the Lounge’s website. Prior experiences include Lecturing in Instructional Technology at the undergraduate level and working as a distant learning liaison officer. Her professional associations (membership) include AECT, AERA, AEA, FERA, and the Online Community of Expertise in Educational Technology.

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Certfications and Areas of Emphasis

Instructional Design
Virtual/Online Educator
eLearning Design+Dev't
Distance Learning
Web Design