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Melissa Warr

Melissa  Warr
Assistant Professor

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O’Donnell Hall Rm 200C

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Dr. Warr’s research blends teacher education, design, creativity, and technology. She is currently exploring design perspectives in teaching and teacher education, including what and how teachers learn when they design media for learning. She also studies creative design approaches to helping teachers address problems of practice, including applying creative tools to support teachers in making sense of their practice.

Education Background

Ph.D. in Learning, Literacies and Technologies. Arizona State University, 2021.

Dissertation: Teachers as Designers: Epistemic Diversity and Sensemaking Amidst Indeterminacy

M.S. in Instructional Psychology and Technology. Brigham Young University, 2017.

Thesis: Teachers’ Adoption of Learner-Centered Technology

B.M. in Music Education. Brigham Young University, 2005.

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Warr, M., & Wakefield, W. (2022). Supporting teachers in designing for intersectionality. In H. B, M. Exter, M. Schmidt, & A. Tawfik (Eds.), Toward Inclusive Learning Design: Social Justice, Equity, and Community. Springer-Verlag.

Warr, M., & Mishra, P. (2021). Integrating the discourse on teachers and design: An analysis of ten years of scholarship. Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education, 99(March 2021).

Warr, M., Mishra, P., & Scragg, B. (2020). Designing theory. Educational Technology Research and Development, 68(2), 601–632.

Weiner, S., Warr, M., & Mishra, P. (2020). Fostering system-level perspective taking when designing for change in educational systems. TechTrends, 64, 779–788.