About Me

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Dr. David Mulder

Dr. David Mulder
Professor of Education

Phone: (712) 722-6039
Email: David.Mulder@dordt.edu

I love to teach! Before joining the Education department at Dordt in 2012, I taught in Christian schools in California and Iowa for 14 years. While I thoroughly enjoyed teaching in K-12 schools, I have found that I also love teaching future teachers. I view this calling as a tremendous blessing, and I do not take it lightly.

My interest areas in education are varied, but include educational technology, online learning, teaching young adolescents, STEM education, social networks for professional learning, and teaching Christianly. I blog my reflections on these topics (and more!) and you are welcome to read along at http://iteach-and-ilearn.blogspot.com. I also cohost the "Hallway Conversations" podcast, which is a podcast about issues in education and teaching Christianly. You can follow us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or here on the web: https://hallwayconvos.podbean.com/

Education and Experience:

  • Ed.D. in Educational Technology, Boise State University, 2017
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Dordt University (formerly Dordt College), 2008
  • BA in Elementary Education, Dordt University (formerly Dordt College), 1998
  • 14 years teaching experience in PreK-12, primarily in middle school settings

Courses I Teach Include:

  • Introduction to Education
  • Planning, Instruction, and Assessment in the Middle School
  • Teaching Science in PreK through Middle School
  • Teaching STEM in K-12 Schools
  • World Regional Geography (CORE Program)
  • Issues in Education (M.Ed.)
  • Teaching and Learning with Technology (and other EdTech courses in the M.Ed. program)

Recent Publications and Presentations:

  • Wilson, M. L., Hall, J., & Mulder, D. J. (2020). Assessing digital nativeness in pre-service teachers: Analysis of the Digital Natives Assessment Scale and implications for practice. Journal of Research on Technology in Education.

  • Mulder, D. J., Wilson, M. L., & Hall, J. (2019, October). “Descriptive analysis of the Digital Natives Assessment Scale (DNAS) in a multi-institutional, undergraduate sample.” Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention. Las Vegas, NV.

  • Mulder, D. J. (2018). “We’re just expected to know how…”: Unpacking pre-service teachers’ beliefs about technology integration. In L. Liu, and D. Gibson (Eds.) Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2018 (pp. 115-124). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

  • Lowenthal, P. R. & Mulder, D. J. (2017). Social presence and communication technologies: Tales of trial and error. In A. Whiteside, A. Garrett Dickers, and K. Swan (Eds.), Social Presence in Online Learning: Multiple Perspectives on Practice and Research.

  • Mulder, D. J. (2017). A review of Earth Science: God’s World, Our Home by Kevin Nelstead. Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, 69(2), 111-113.