Patricia J. Donohue, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University
Patricia Donohue is an Assistant Professor and the Program Coordinator for the Instructional Technologies (ITEC) program in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies in the Graduate College of Education at San Francisco State University. She teaches courses in emerging technologies for learning, foundations of instructional design theory, usability testing and evaluation, interface design, distance education and technology hardware and software for technology specialists.
Pat has been interested in the technological impacts on learning for the past 20 years,She has been involved in several community initiatives linking educators, students, and industry professionals to today’s technologies. She worked for eight years in directing two federal grants in STEM education for K-12 in rural schools. She currently publishes in cultural and equity issues in online learning. She has led the ITEC program’s recent efforts to put the full program of courses online to reach all distant learners. ITEC has produced alumni who work in most of the large companies and school districts in the greater Bay Area.
Prior to ITEC, Pat has also been Principal Investigator for NatureShift, a U.S. Department of Education Technology Innovation Challenge Grant, and Project Director for Hawaii Networked Learning Communities, a National Science Foundation Rural Systemic Initiative grant for the Hawaii Program of Education. Both grants researched technology integration into teacher professional development and curriculum development in science, mathematics, and social studies for rurally isolated, culturally rich schools from the Northern plains states to the six Hawaiian Islands. Pat worked with teachers in developing applications and curriculum for innovative technologies in the classroom.
Pat has taught high school for six years, several university education courses, and published a small town newspaper in Northern California. Pat completed her Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences (CIS) at the University of Hawaii.