Constance Geier

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Constance Geier
Office 
Gerber 148
Phone 
605-626-2300

Professor of Education

School/College 
School of Education
Department 
School of Education
Teacher Education
Programs 
Elementary Education
Secondary Education
Special Education
Teaching and Learning (Graduate)
Educational Studies (Graduate)
 
Dr. Constance Geier
Professor of Education
 
Ed.D. University of South Dakota
M.S. Northern State University
B.S.Ed. Northern State University
 
 
 
Dr. Constance Geier joined NSU's faculty in 2008. She received an Ed.D. in educational psychology, research and evaluation in 1997 from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D.; and an M.S. in educational administration in 1991 and B.S.Ed. in secondary English and science education in 1974 from Northern State University.
 
Courses Taught
EDER 415 Educational Assessment
EDER 761 Graduate Research and Design
ELRN 489 Electronic Portfolio I, II, III
ELRN 492 Education Careers in the Electronic Age
EPSY 302 Educational Psychology
EPSY 302 Educational Psychology (on-line)
EPSY 428/528 Child and Adolescent Development
EPSY 741 Psychology of Learning
IDL 190 University Success
LIBM 205 Literature for Children
LIBM 441 Instructional Technologies
PSYC 122 Human Growth and Development
PSYC 325 Child and Adolescent Development
 
Research Interests
Educational psychology
Cognitive and social learning theory
Educational assessment
Brain-based learning
Program evaluation
 
Select Research Projects
Geier, C., & Houge, T. T. (2007, May). Utilizing web cam technology in a university reading clinic to provide one-to-one literacy tutoring for adolescents. Paper presented by special invitation at the International Reading Association Conference, Toronto, Canada.
 
Geier, C. (2006, March). Preparing tomorrow€'s teachers to use technology (PT3): Utilizing advanced technology and scientifically based research strategies to maximize student achievement €- the results are in! Paper presented at the 17th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Orlando, FL.
 
Geier, C. (2006, March). Utilizing distance technology to deliver literacy instruction to struggling adolescent readers. Paper presented at the 17th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Orlando, FL.
 
Geier, C., & Peyton, D. (2005, June). Preparing tomorrow€'s teachers to use technology (PT3): Maximizing student achievement with action research and advanced technology. Poster presented at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) 2005, Philadelphia, PA.
 
Geier, C. (2005, March). Utilizing advanced technology and scientifically based research strategies to maximize student achievement: Lessons learned in year two. Paper presented at the 16th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Phoenix, AZ.
 
Geier, C. (2004, March). Using e-portfolios to assess preservice teachers€' achievement. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Atlanta, GA.
 
Geier, C. (2004, March). Preparing tomorrow€'s teachers to use technology (PT3): Utilizing advanced technology and scientifically based research strategies to maximize student achievement. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Atlanta, GA.
 
Geier, C. (2002, October). Electronic portfolios: Effective assessment tools in teacher education programs. Paper presented at the E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education, Montreal, Canada.
 
Geier, C., & Tomek, H. (2002, July). Electronic portfolio assessment in teacher education. Paper presented at Syllabus 2002, the Ninth Annual Syllabus Education Technology Conference and Exhibition, Santa Clara, CA.
 
Geier, C. (2002, June). Utilizing electronic portfolios in teacher education programs. Paper presented at ED-MEDIA 2002 €- World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, & Telecommunications, Denver, CO.
 
Geier, C. (2002, April). Electronic portfolio assessment in teacher education. Paper presented at the Thirteenth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL.
 
Geier, C. (2002, March). Electronic portfolio assessment in teacher education. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Nashville, TN.
 
Geier, C., & Coxwell, M. (2001, February). More €"a-ha!"€ moments: Empowering student creativity through choice. Paper presented at The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning Faculty Development Conference, Bloomington, MN.
 
Geier, C. (2000, February). The power of service: Implementing service learning in teacher education. Paper presented at the National Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Conference, Orlando, FL.
 
Geier, C., & Coxwell, M. (2000, February). Tickling the brain: Strategies for brain-based learning. Paper presented at the National Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Conference, Orlando, FL.State/Local:
 
Geier, C. (2004, November). Growing healthy brains. State PTA Convention, Aberdeen, SD.
 
Geier, C. (2003, October). The developing brain: How parents can enhance their children€™s ability to learn. State PTA Convention, Aberdeen, SD.
 
Geier, C., & Courtney, K. (2003, April). Preparing preservice teachers to utilize distance technology. Paper presented at the E-Learning Journey Conference, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD.
 
Geier, C. (2000, August). Strategies for effective grading. OIS Faculty In-Service, NSU.
 
Publications
 
Houge, T. T., & Geier, C. (2009). Delivering one-to-one tutoring in literacy via videoconferencing. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 53, 154-163.
 
Houge, T. T., Peyton, D., & Geier, C. (2008). Targeting adolescents€' literacy skills utilizing one-to-one instruction with research based practices. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 51, 640-650.
 
Houge, T. T., Peyton, D., Geier, C., & Petrie, B. (2007). Adolescent literacy tutoring: Face-to-face and via webcam technology. Reading Psychology: An international quarterly, 28, 283-300.
 
Coxwell, M., & Geier, C. (2000). Students€' reflections on the importance of children's literature in elementary classrooms. The Reader: Journal of the Arkansas Reading Council, 24, 13-16.
 
Grants and Contracts
Geier, C. (2009). South Dakota counts. South Dakota Department of Education, (funded in full).$69,636.00

Geier, C. (2008). Coordinated school health. South Dakota Departments of Health and Education (funded in full). $2,500.00

Geier, C. (2008). Education service agency for region 4. South Dakota Department of Education (funded in full).$204,191.00

Geier, C. (2007). Coordinated school health. South Dakota Departments of Health and Education (funded in full). $3,500.00

Geier, C. (2007). Education service agency for region 4. South Dakota Department of Education (funded in full).$206,046.00

Geier, C. (2006). Coordinated school health. South Dakota Departments of Health and Education (funded in full). $5,000.00

Geier, C. (2006). Education service agency for region 4. South Dakota Department of Education (funded in full).$206,046.00

Geier, C. (2006). South Dakota counts. South Dakota Department of Education, (funded in full through 2009).$335,376.00

Geier, C. (2006). Curriculum mapping. South Dakota Department of Education (funded in full).$53,150.00

Geier, C. (2006). Research based math and science instruction in grades 6-12: Knowledgeable teachers = high-performing students. South Dakota Board of Regents, $50,000 (not funded).

Geier, C. (2005). ENRICH academy and mentoring program. South Dakota Department of Education (funded in full).$12,285.00

Geier, C. (2005). Utilizing research based literacy instruction and distance technology to accelerate student achievement in reading and writing. United States Department of Education, $3,629,051 (not funded).Geier, C. (2005). Utilizing distance technology to accelerate high school students’ reading skills. United States Department of Education, $1,383,795 (not funded).

Geier, C. (2005). Project ENRICH: Utilizing advanced technology and research based strategies to maximize the achievement of children and youth with disabilities. State Improvement Grant (SIG), South Dakota Department of Education (funded in full through 2008).$275,180.00

Geier, C. (2005). Research based math and science instruction in grades 6-12: Knowledgeable teachers = high-performing students. South Dakota Board of Regents (funded in full).$50,000.00

Geier, C. (2005). Educational service agency for region 4. South Dakota Department of Education (funded in full).$283,545.00

Geier, C. (2004). Recruiting and retaining high quality teachers for students with special needs. Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), $210,843 (not funded).

Geier, C. (2004). Educational service agency for region 4. South Dakota Department of Education (funded in full).$238,200.00

Geier, C. (2004). Utilizing distance technology to provide literacy assessment and instruction for middle school students in rural high need areas. Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, $104,856 (not funded).

Geier, C. (2003). Preparing tomorrow’s teachers to use technology: Utilizing advanced technology and scientifically based research strategies to maximize student achievement. United States Department of Education (funded in full through 2006).$419,708.00

Geier, C. (2003). Preparing K-12 teachers: A new model for collaborative professional development. The Coca-Cola Foundation, $62,106, (not funded).

Geier, C. (2003). Improving teacher education methods: A new model for collaborative professional development. Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), $243,466 (not funded)

Geier, C. (2003). Redesigning EPSY 302 educational psychology. Governor Rounds Technology Grant Program in Course Redesign, $16,528 (not funded).

Geier, C. (2002). Asynchronous on-line assessment of electronic portfolios in teacher education. Governor Janklow’s Faculty Awards for Teaching with Technology (funded in full).$15,448.00

Geier, C., Zaidel, M., Dolejsi, D., Duszenko, A., Koczon, L., & Peterson, R. (2001). Assessment of student-based instructional practices in undergraduate courses using information and communication technologies. National Science Foundation, $498,786 (not funded).

Geier, C. (2001). Enhancing EPSY 302 through integration of e-learning technology. Governor Janklow’s Faculty Awards for Teaching with Technology (funded in full).$15,277.00
 
Awards/Other Recognition
 
Performance Award for Dedication to Student Service and Excellent Performance in the Educational Workplace/Teamwork (2006)
Performance Award for Dedication to Student Service and Excellent Performance in the Educational Workplace (2003)
Northern State University€™s Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year (1999)
Outstanding Alumni Award, University of South Dakota (1998)
Outstanding Ed.D. Candidate, Educational Psychology and Counseling, University of South Dakota (1997)
 
Involvement at NSU
Member, Academic Affairs Committee (1999 – 2008; 2009 - present)

Member, Teacher Education Council (TEC) (2015 – present)

Member, Deans’ Council (2009 – 2015)

Member, Extended Cabinet (2009 – 2015)

Chair, SD University System Education Discipline Council (EDC) (2012 - 2013)

Member, SD University System Education Discipline Council (EDC) (2003 – 2006; 2009 – 2015)

Member, College Team (RTG) (2012 – 2013)

Chair, Graduate Council (2009 – 2012)

Member, Graduate Council (1998 – 2007)

Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee (2009 – 2015)

Member, Technology Advisory Committee (2009 – 2015t)

Member, Assessment Committee (2009 – 2015)

Director, South Dakota COUNTS Grant (2006 – 2010)

Member, Enrollment Services Scholarship Committee (2004 – 2014)

Chair, Teacher Education Council (TEC) (2009 – 2015

Member, Teacher Education Council (TEC) (2003 – 2009)

Member, Community Advisory Council for Teacher Education (CACTE) (1991 – present)

Member of numerous search committees, including Director of Institutional Research (co-chair; 2015); Director of Grants and Sponsored Research Programs (co-chair; 2009); Assistant Professor of Special Education (2009); Help Desk Manager (2008); Director of Continuing Education and Extended Studies (co-chair; 2008); Coordinator of Media Services and Instructional Technologies (2007); Director of Distance Delivery (2007)

Member, Undergraduate Curriculum and Assessment Committee (2007 – 2009; revised curriculum in elementary, secondary, and K-12 programs)

Member, Graduate Curriculum and Assessment Committee (2007 -2009; revised curriculum in Educational Leadership, Teaching and Learning, and Educational Studies programs)

Director, Education Service Agency for Region 4 (2003 – 2009)

Coordinator, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (2002 – 2009)

Member, Faculty Senate (1999 – 2009)

Member, Presidential Search Committee (2008; selected by SD Board of Regents to represent NSU faculty)

Member, Statewide Mobile Computing Initiative Task Force (2008; selected by the Board of Regents to represent NSU and Education on the System-wide Planning for a Ubiquitous Mobile Computing Requirement)

Member, Faculty and Staff Campaign Committee (2004 – 2005; 2008)

Co-Director, Project ENRICH Grant (2004 – 2008)

Coordinator, Electronic Portfolio Assessment, School of Education (1998 – 2008)

Co-Coordinator, Future Teachers Academy (2005 - 2007)

Member, Institutional Review Board (2005 – 2007)

Coordinator, NSU’s Annual Town Hall Meeting (2004 - 2007)

Project Director, Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) grant (2003 – 2007)

Director, Institute for Rural Education and Community Development (2003 – 2007)

Coordinator, Department of Special Education (2000 – 2007)

Nominee, Performance Award for Dedication to Student Service and Excellent Performance in the Educational Workplace (2004, 2006)

Member, Work Team for NCATE visit (2001, 2006)

Study Group Leader, PT3 Study Group (2003 – 2005)

Nominee, Student Organization Advisor of the Year (2000)

University Coordinator, Learning Organizations for Technology Integration(LOFTI) grant ($364,769; 1998 – 2003)

Member, Student Budget and Appropriations Committee (1999-2002)

Advisor, NSU Student Association (1999-2001)

Member, Educational Technology Planning Committee (1999 – 2001)