Jon Clausen
Jon Clausen
Professor of Secondary Education Educational Technology
Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 807

About Jon Clausen

Jon M. Clausen is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Secondary Education. He also serves as the Director of the Educational Technology programs and is the Advisor & Coordinator for the Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Educational Technology.

Dr. Clausen holds a Doctorate of Philosophy with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Iowa State University where he also served as the lab coordinator for the Center for Technology for Learning and Teaching (CTLT). He earned his Masters degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. His Bachelors degree is from the University of South Dakota. He is a former high school teacher and has over 15 years experience teaching in both secondary and post-secondary instructional contexts. 

Dr. Clausen teaches and conducts research in the fields of teacher education and educational technology. His primary focus is on teacher learning and development, and how instructional contexts that support technology integration can lead to conceptual changes in teachers’ instructional practice. He has also been involved with several immersive learning projects.
More information about Dr. Clausen’s research and professional work can be located at,

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Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Ball State University, Teachers College, Department of Educational Studies

American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) 2017 Outstanding Book Award for the book "Transforming Teacher Education for Social Justice". The book describes the Schools within the Context of Community SCC Program and provides guidance to teacher education programs who want to develop community engaged teacher education candidates. The book also describes how various technologies are integrated into the learning process and used as metacognitive tools for teacher education candidates.

American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) Best Practice in Support of Multicultural Education and Diversity Award.
Ball State and the Schools within the Context of Community program were honored at the 2017 AACTE conference for our work in developing community engaged teacher education candidates

American Educational Research Association, Division K. Innovation in Research on Diversity in Teacher Education Award. The Schools within the Contexts of Community Program.

Director, NESTT Learning Labs
Program Coordinator, Educational Technology
Program Director, Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Educational Technology
Ball State University, Teachers College, Department of Educational Studies


Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instructional Technology

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

M.S in Secondary Education

University of Nebraska – Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

B.A. in Political Science

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota

Research and Publications

Clausen, J.M., Borthwick, A., Finsness, E., Carpenter, J., DeBacker, T. (2017). TPACK leadership action rubric implementation: Diagnosis, reflection and transformation. Interactive dialogue session at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Tampa, FL

Clausen, J. M. (2016). Professional Development Differentiated and Digitized. Proposal submitted to the Provost’s Immersive Learning Initiative, Ball State University. (Funded, $22,089).

Clausen, J.M., Mucherah, W., Zygmunt, E., Clark, P., Tancock, S. (2016). Conceptual frameworks for learning: Candidate development and change through a community based teacher education program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington D.C.

Zygmunt, E., Clark, P., with Clausen, J.M., Mucherah, W., Tancock, S. (2015). Transforming teacher education for social justice. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Visual and Digital L 665 800 0000 - 0000
Technology Policy an 670 800 0000 - 0000
Dist, Flex & Blended 675 800 0000 - 0000