Curby Alexander, Ph.D.

Curby Alexander, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Professional Practice

Program Area: Teacher Education

(817) 257-4356  |  curby.alexander@tcu.edu

Texas Christian University
TCU Box 297900
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Bio

Curby Alexander is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the TCU College of Education. He teaches courses on the foundations of education, instructional methods, digital communication and collaboration, and experiential education. His current scholarship is focused on K-12 technology integration, cybersecurity education and workforce development, and geospatial education. For more information about Curby’s teaching, research, and writing, visit curbyalexander.net.

Education

Ph.D., Instructional Technology
University of Virginia
2009

M.A., Speech Communication
Colorado State University
2001

B.S., Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Utah State University
1995

Academic Areas

  • Educational Technology
  • Social Studies Education
  • Geospatial Education
  • Cybersecurity Education
  • Experiential Education

Research Areas

  • Student-Created Digital Media
  • Teaching & Technology in Higher Education
  • Geospatial Education
  • Cybersecurity Education

Recent Publications

Christensen, R. & Alexander, C. (2020). Preparing K-12 schools for a pandemic before it occurs. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 28(2), 1-12.

Alexander, C., Knezek, G., Christensen, R., & Tyler-Wood, T., (2019). Piloting innovative learning experiences: Outcomes of digital fabrication activities across five classrooms. Journal of Computing in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 38(1), 1-25.

Alexander, C. (2019). Using gamification strategies to cultivate and measure professional educator dispositions. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 9(1), 15-29.

Alexander, C. (2018). Teaching with Technology: Promoting Responsible, Safe, and Legal Digital Citizenship. In J. Jimerson and S. Quebec-Fuentes (Eds.) Instructional Leadership in the Content Areas: Case Studies for Curriculum and Instruction. New York: Routledge/UCEA.

Alexander, C. (2018). High-Quality Social Studies Instruction: Meeting Student Needs by Moving Out of Comfort Zones. In J. Jimerson and S. Quebec-Fuentes (Eds.) Instructional Leadership in the Content Areas: Case Studies for Curriculum and Instruction. New York: Routledge/UCEA.