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    Dr. Christopher Shamburg 
    Professor, Doctoral Program Coordinator

    Email: cshamburg@njcu.edu 
    Phone: (201) 200-2546
    Research Interests: New Literacies, Online Learning, Inclusive Education




    Ed.D. Educational Technology, Teachers College Columbia University
    M.A. English Literature, Rutgers Newark
    B.A. English Literature, Rutgers College



    Dr. Shamburg is a Professor in the graduate program in Educational Technology at NJCU where he works in teacher education. He teachers a variety of graduate courses online and face to face. At the University, he has served in a number of roles and committees, most notably as a member of the University's Task Force for Instructional Technology, a member of the University’s Copyright Policy Committee and as the Chair of the College of Education Curriculum Committee.

    His research interests focus on the educational applications of digital technology, new literacies, inclusive education, and online learning environments. He has researched and published on the following topics: 

    • Educational applications of new media 
    • Technology and language arts education 
    • Curriculum design and project-based instruction 
    • Universal design for learning, special education, and inclusion 
    • Development of online learning environments

    He is the author of two books--National Educational Technology Standards for Students: Units for the English Language Arts (ISTE, 2008) and Student-Powered Podcasting: Teaching for 21st Century Literacy (ISTE, 2009) as well as the coauthor of Teachers as Technology Leaders (2006 with C. Twomey and L. Zeiger) as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

    Dr. Shamburg has assisted state and national organizations in the use of educational technology. He has designed professional development initiatives for the International Society for Technology in Education, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education, the National Council of Teachers of English, Public Broadcasting Service, and major school school districts across the United States. His focus has been on the innovative use of technology and the inclusion of all students in meaningful learning.

    He is currently an Executive Board Member of the New Jersey Association for Educational Technology.

    Before working in teacher education, Dr. Shamburg taught high school English for ten years at the Hudson County Schools of Technology in Jersey City where he won several awards for his teaching.

    He curently teaches Introduction to Educational Technology, Introduction to Authoring Tools, Advanced Authoring Tools, Using Integrated Software Across the Curriculum, Technology in the English Language Arts, Technology in the Social Studies Curriculum, Research I, Research II, and Graphics and Graphic Design in Education.




    Student-Powered Podcasting: Teaching for 21st Century Literacy (ISTE, 2009)

    National Educational Technology Standards for Students: Units in the English Language Arts (ISTE, 2008)

    Teachers as Technology Leaders (with C. Twomey and L. Zieger, ISTE, 2006)

    Recent Articles and Book Chapters 

    Shamburg, C. (2014). Language in the gutter: Comics, language and executive function in Mark Gura (Ed.) Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age. Washington DC: ISTE. 

    Shamburg, C. Mazzetti, & K., Shamburg, J. (2013). Remix as an educational activity. In Sharmila Ferris and Hilary Wilder (Eds.). The Plugged-In Professor. Philadelphia, PA: Woodhouse.

    Shamburg, C. (2010). DIY podcasting in education. In Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel (Eds.). DIY media: Creating, Sharing and Learning with New Technology. New York: Peter Lang.

    Shamburg, C. & Craighead, C. (September, 2009). Shakespeare, our digital native. English Journal 99 (1).

    Recent Presentations 

    Shamburg, C. & Twomey, C. (2013). The Theory, Practice, and Scholarship of Educational Technology Leadership: The Making of a Doctoral Program. NJEDge, 2013 Annual Conference. Plainsboro, NJ.

    Shamburg, C. (September, 2012). Invited Speaker, Remixing as an Educational Activity. Worlds Together Conference, Tate Modern Museum, London, UK.

    Shamburg, C. (June, 2012). Invited Speaker, Trends in Technology and US Education, Visiting Chinese Educators Program, NJCU.

    Shamburg, C. & Amerman, T. (April, 2012). Technology and Inclusion: A natural fit. Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

    Shamburg, C. (March 2012). Keynote Speaker, Liberation technologies. Borough of Manhattan Community College Technology Day. NY, NY.



    2013 HP STEMx Catalyst Fellowship

    2012 New Jersey Award for Excellence in Teacher Education

    2001 Teacher of the Year Hudson County Schools of Technology

    2001 Governor’s Award for Outstanding Teaching

    1995 Geraldine R. Dodge Award for Teacher of Humanities

    1994, 1995 NEH Teaching Grant Fellowship



    Chairperson, NJEDge Best Practices Selection Committee

    Executive Board Member, New Jersey Association for Educational Technology (NJAET)

    Affiliate Representative, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

    Consultant, New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education