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Meet Our Faculty

Julie Reinhart, Ph.D.

Julie ReinhartAssociate Professor

Director, STEM Education Center

Email: jreinhart@sxu.edu

Areas of Specialization

Instructional Technology and Curriculum and Instruction

Biography

Julie Reinhart earned her Ph.D. in instructional systems technology with a minor in educational psychology: inquiry methodology from Indiana University in Bloomington. She also has a master of education degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the Saint Xavier faculty, Reinhart was an associate professor in the Library and Information Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an assistant professor in the Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Technology program at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

Reinhart is interested in using the power of technology to improve knowledge construction as well as information acquisition and communication in a variety of instructional contexts. Many scholars see technology as a single variable that is placed within an environment and its mere presence creates individual and/or social change. Reinhart’s perspective is that technology’s influence on society, and individuals, is complex as access and usage varies widely. When used wisely, technology can be utilized to greatly improve the human condition. Technology needs to be carefully interwoven within the context in which it is used, and people need to consider its interaction with the entire system. Her current research is on the second level digital divide.

Courses Offered

Selected Publications

Robinson, R. & Reinhart, J. (2014). Digital Thinking and Mobile Teaching: Communicating, Collaborating, and Constructing in an Access Age. Denmark: Bookboon. 

Reinhart, J., Thomas, E., & Toriskie, J.M. (2011).  K-12 Teachers: Technology Use and the Second Level Digital Divide. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 38(4), 181-193.

Reinhart, J. & Lundin, J. (2011).  Using Mobile and Research-Based Technologies in the K-8 Math/Science Curriculum: The xSTEM Framework.  Association for Educational Communications and Technology: Selected Annual Proceedings, 34(2), 441-443.

Reinhart, J. (2010). Graduate Students’ Communication Practices and Perceived Sense of Community:  An Examination of Information Sources. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 11(4), 223-238.

Reinhart, J., Whicker, A., & Juettemeyer, T. (2005). Newsblogs and Distance Education Programs.  Distance Learning, 2(5), 23-28.