Faculty and Staff

Heejung An

Professor • Educational Leadership and Professional Studies

Dr. An is a professor of instructional technology, science education, and STEAM, and the director of the M. Ed in Curriculum and Learning Program at the College of Education, William Paterson University. Dr. An was the director of the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (2013-2015) grant program, entitled "Exploring Korea’s History, Culture, and Education System through Experiential Learning," funded by the U.S. Department of Education. She currently serves as the director of a STEAM / Arts Integration grant funded by the Geraldine Dodge Foundation (2017 - present). Her work has been published in Young Children, Computers & Education, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE), Computers in the Schools, and the Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education. Dr. An received her Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University

Professional Interests

Dr. An's research centers on the intersection of educational technologies, pedagogies, the arts, diversity, and online learning for the K-16 sector; ways to maximize emergent technology use and arts integration for intended learning outcomes and for reaching out to diverse populations; and teacher leadership.

Other Interests

Hiking, Biking, Painting, Calligraphy, Traveling

Languages (other than English)



EdD Department of Mathematics, Science, & Technology - Instructional Technology and Media, Columbia University, Teachers College New York, NY

MA Educational Technology , New York University New York, NJ

BS Biology (with certification program in K-12 education), Ewha Womans University Seoul, South Korea


Instructional Technology; Online Learning; STEM/STEAM; Teacher Leadership; Digital Curriculum Design & Assessment

Representative Publications

Choreographing the phases of the Moon; , The Journal of Dance Education ; 2019

Handbook of research on efficacy and implementation of study abroad programs for P-12 teachers.; Hershey, PA; IGI Global.; 2017

The effects of different instructor facilitation approaches on students' interactions during asynchronous online discussions; , Computers & Education; Volume 53, 2009

Teacher perspectives on online collaborative learning: Factors perceived as facilitating and impeding successful online group work; , Contemporary issues in technology and Teacher Education; 2008

Developing a Makerspace as a Vehicle for Partnership Building: The Role of Teacher Education Programs in Guiding Teachers, Librarians, and Communities; , The STEAM Journal; 2018

Representative Presentations

The design of online robotics course based on the Learning by Design approach
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) - online The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
, 2021

Collaboratively Designing Assessments to Meet the CAEP Advanced Program Standards A1.1. (Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Professional Dispositions)
NJACTE Mid-Atlantic Day of Assessment
, NJ 2021

Overcoming the Digital Divide: The Development of a Culturally Responsive Video-Based Arts Integration Tool for High-Needs New Jersey Urban Schools
The Korean Society for Educational Technology (KSET) The Korean Society for Educational Technology (KSET)
Seoul, 2020

Supporting high needs schools to integrate arts across the curriculum: Benefits and challenges​
National Association for Professional Development Schools Conference
Atlanta, GA 2019

Use of music integration across the curriculum to cultivate creative thinking
The 11th Annual New Jersey Professional Development Schools Conference
, 2019

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Paper Award
International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE)

Outstanding Paper Award
International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE),

Highly Commended Award Winner
At the Literati Network Awards for Excellence



William Paterson University Finds Creative Ways to Teach Art to School Children in Paterson During Pandemic Shutdown

William Paterson University awarded grant to fund South Korea study

Fulbright-Hays program: US schools to have lessons on Korea

Fulbright-Hays program: U.S. Teachers delve into Korean History
Arirang TV interviews with two participants of the Fulbright-Hays program.

Fellowships, Grants and Research

STEAM / Arts Integration Grant

STEAM / Arts Integration Grant

Dodge STEAM grant program

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Grant: The US-NJ-South Korea Project at William Paterson University: Exploring Korea’s History, Culture, and Education System through Experiential Learning

Notable Courses Taught

(G) ELCL 6290 & 6300: Research in Education I & II
(G) ELCL6230: Teaching Earth & Space, and Life Sciences with the STEAM approach
(G) ELCL 6270: Teaching Physical Science with the STEAM Approach
(G) ELCL 6540: Programming, Robotics, and Engineering in STEAM
(G) ELCL 6060: Emerging Technologies for Teaching Mathematics
(UG) CIED2130: Introduction to Educational Technology and Assessment in P-12 Classrooms
(UG) CIEE3260: Science Methods and Assessment for K-6

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