PhD, Michigan State Univerity, Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
MEd, University of North Carolina, Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education
BA, University of Michigan, Communications and Psychology
Dr. Russo consults with faculty members on course, program, and project design leveraging digital platforms. Her quality focused, learning experience design (LXD) approach was developed over twenty five years from experiences including Visiting Faculty of Educational Technology at Grand Valley State University, Curriculum and Instructional Designer at Northwestern Michigan College, Teaching Fellow and Liaison with the North Carolina A+ School Program for arts-based school reform, and classroom teaching. She enjoys renovating houses and being outside in the woods or on the water to keep her sanity while working in the tech field.
Publications and Intellectual Contributions
Russo, T., Siko, P. J. "The Effect of Personal Learning Network Exposure on Pre-Service Teacher's Digital Resource Search Habits," i-manager's Journal of Educational Technology. 14 (2).
Amalfitano, T. R. "Preservice teachers' self-efficacy, intent to use, and technology integration descriptions: A study of technology learning experiences and their effects," East Lansing, Michigan: Proquest.
Rosenberg, J., Terry, C., Bell, J., Hiltz, V., Russo, T. E. "What we've got here is failure to communicate: Social media best practices for graduate school programs," Chesapeake, VA: Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International.
Oral Presentation Dowling, T. C. (Panelist), Stapp, W. (Panelist), Stakley, D. (Co-Chair), Peterson, A. (Co-Chair), Herrington, H. (Panelist), Russo, T. (Panelist), Konieczny, A. M. (Author & Presenter), Buys, A. M. (Panelist), HatchEd, "Pursuing External [email protected]: Matchmaking 101," Ferris State University, Zoom, (February 18, 2021).
Demonstration Bradley, P. (Author & Presenter), McCall, D. (Author & Presenter), Gardei, J. (Author & Presenter), Bonner, S. (Author & Presenter), Senkowski, K. (Author & Presenter), Russo, T., HatchEd-Innovation Conference and Idea Incubator, "New Paths to Learning via Badging, Including Honors," Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, (September 2019).
Paper Lancaster, S., Topper, A. G., Russo, T., American Association for Teaching & Curriculum, "Hybrid & Online Pre- and In-Service Teacher Technology Education Panel," Grand Rapids, MI, (October 14, 2016).
Poster Russo, T., Carnegie Summit on Improvement in Education, "Faculty Driven Professional Development: The 9x9x25 Challenge," Carnegie Foundation, San Francisco, CA, (March 2016).
Other Russo, T., Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Conference, "Robotic Telepresence and Other Issues of Embodiment and Psychological Space in Synchronous Hybrid Learning," SITE, Savannah, Georia, (March 2016).
Paper Russo, T., AECT 2015 Annual Conference, "A Survey of Social Media Use and the Effects of a Social Media Initiative on Graduate Student Engagement," Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Indianapolis, IN, (November 6, 2015).
Lecture Russo, T., TRENDS in Occupational Studies, "Outcomes that work for everyone: Especially the CTE faculty and students using them," Ferris State University, Traverse City, MI, (October 17, 2015).