About Caitlin Riegel
Dr. Riegel joined Medaille College as an Assistant Professor in 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a concentration in adolescent mathematics, as well as a Master of Science Degree in Special Education from Niagara University in New York State. She earned her doctorate in Leadership and Policy from Niagara University, where she focused on developing an instrument to measure how often teacher candidates model and apply the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards in teacher preparation programs. Dr. Riegel has taught a variety of courses, including instructional technology, measurement and evaluation in education, educational research and statistics, human learning, development and motivation, curriculum planning in adolescent education, special education, mathematics, and international education for educators teaching in Thailand. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Education, Dr. Riegel serves as the Program Director for MSEd Adolescent Education and MSEd Elementary Education programs.
Dr. Riegel serves on the review board for the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE), the Educational Planning Journal, as well as Buriram Rajabhat University’s International Symposium. She has also served on doctoral dissertation committees. Dr. Riegel is a member of several professional organizations, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), and the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE).
- Riegel, C. (2019). Developing the Teacher Preparation Technology Inventory (TPTI) to evaluate teacher educator preparation. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 27(2), 207-234.
- Riegel, C., Branker, M. (2019). Reaching deep conceptual understanding through technology. Mathematics Teacher, 112(4), 307-311.
- Riegel, C., Tong, Y. (2018). Educational technology and teacher education programs: A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) study. Teacher Education and Practice, 30(4), 662-683.
- Riegel, C. & Mete, R. (2018). A closer look at educational technologies for K-12 learners: What digital natives can teach digital immigrants and what digital immigrants can teach digital natives. Educational Planning Journal, 24(4), 49-58.
- Mete, R., Riegel, C., Kozen, A., Polka W. (2017). What every contemporary teacher educator needs to know about technology...but, didn't know who to ask!. Critical Issues in Teacher Education, 26, 41-55.
- Riegel, C. & Kozen, A. (2016). Attaining 21st century skills in a virtual classroom using technology. Educational Planning Journal, 23(3), 41-55.
- Polito, A., Riegel, C., Vermette, P. (2013). Ms. Whitesox; Middle school math teacher: Providing evidence of meeting the new New York State teaching standards. In Transition, 30(3), 26-28.
- Riegel, C. & Mete, R. (2020, August). Mental health in the 21st century Classroom: Technology strategies for pre-service teachers. Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Summer Conference. Virtual Presentation.
- Riegel, C. (2020, February). Measuring Advanced-Level Program Impact: Examining Program Completer and Employer Satisfaction. Paper presented at the Association for Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE) Conference. Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA.
- Riegel, C. (2019, April). The Development of the Teacher Preparation Technology Inventory (TPTI). Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada.
- Riegel, C. (2018, January). Pear Deck: Key to Student Engagement and Cure to Death by PowerPoint. Paper presented at the Spring Conference on College Teaching and Learning (CCTL). Niagara University, Lewiston, NY.
- Riegel, C. & Mete, R. (2017, October). A Closer Look at Educational Technologies: What Digital Natives Can Teach Digital Immigrants and What Digital Immigrants Can Teach Digital Natives. Paper presented at the International Society of Educational Planners (ISEP) Fall Conference. Toronto, ON, Canada.
- Riegel, C. (2017, October). Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Demonstrate the Extent Teacher Education Programs in the United States Prepare Pre-service Teachers to Make Effective Use of Educational Technology for Instruction. Paper presented at the International Society of Educational Planners (ISEP) Fall Conference. Toronto, ON, Canada.
- Riegel, C. & Mete, R. (2017, August). What contemporary teacher educators need to know about technology...But, didn't know who to ask: A contemporary review of educational technology hardware and software by higher education practitioners. Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Summer Conference. Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA.
- Riegel, C. & Kozen, A. (2016, August). Looking at 21st Century Skills through the Lens of a Virtual Classroom: Using Technology to Broaden the Look. Paper presented at the New York State Association of Teacher Educators – New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NYSATE-NYACTE) Fall Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY.
- Polito, A., Riegel, C., Vermette, P. (2012, October). Implementation of the New York State Teaching Standards. Paper presented at the New York State Middle School Association (NYSMSA). Millennium Hotel, Buffalo, NY.
- Recipient of the International Society of Educational Planning (ISEP) Glen Earthman Outstanding Dissertation Award
Dr. Riegel achieved her Gold Medal in Freestyle and Moves in the Field from the Unites States Figure Skating Association (USFSA).
Dr. Riegel combines her passion for instructing with her passion for figure skating by coaching competitive figure skating at ice rinks in the Western New York area.
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