Dr. Jessica Parker is an Associate Professor in the Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education department in the School of Education. She currently works with both pre-service teachers in the single subject credential program and in-service teachers enrolled in the MA program in curriculum, teaching, and learning with educational technology. Jessica studies how secondary schools integrate media literacy and media production into academic literacy learning, and she is currently studying the development and effectiveness of online learning environments. She is the author of Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids: Bringing Digital Media into the Classroom, and has been recognized by the California State University (CSU) system for producing exemplary hybrid and online courses. She is the 2014 recipient of the Sony Electronics Faculty Award for Innovative Instruction with Technology. Jessica completed her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley; she has a BA in Media Studies and a MA and a PhD in Education.