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Mark Hawkes
Mark Hawkes
Mark Hawkes

Position: Dean of Graduate Studies & Research / Professor of Instructional Technology / CTL Director

Department: Graduate Office

Education:
Ph.D., Syracuse University
M.S., Brigham Young University
B.S., Brigham Young University

Mark Hawkes is Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Dakota State University, also holding the rank of Professor of Instructional Technology. Previous positions were held at the Evaluation and Policy Information Center of the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory in Chicago and the Center for Instructional Development at Syracuse University where he also received a Ph.D.  Mark has led and participated in a number of district and statewide studies and evaluations of educational technology fueling his research interests in the outcomes of educational technology application on student learning and teacher professional development. Additional research is also applied to understand optimal instructional design in distributed learning environments. In 2002, Mark was recognized by the South Dakota Higher Education Board of Regents with their inaugural “Best Practice in E-Learning” Award. Mark also has the only distinction of having been recognized with both DSU’s Researcher of Year Award (2007), and Teacher of the Year Award (2016). Mark serves on the editorial boards of the Quarterly Review of Distance Education, the Journal of Interactive Learning Research, and the Journal of Research on Technology in Education.  Recent publications have appeared in American School Board Journal, Technology Horizons in Education Journal, Phi Delta Kappan, Educational Technology, Journal of Research in Rural Education, the Journal of Educational Technology Systems and Journal of Research on Technology in Education, and a recent book entitled “Toys, Tools, and Teachers: The Challenges of Technology” published by Scarecrow Education Press.

Erin Blankespoor
Erin Blankespoor
Erin Blankespoor

Position: Senior Secretary

Department: Graduate Office