Curriculum Vitae



Michigan State University, Educational Technology and Educational Psychology Doctoral Program, Summer 2018 – current

George Mason University, Reading/Literacy Certificate Program, August 2007

University of Michigan, Master of Arts in Education with Teaching Certification, August 1995

Georgetown University, Bachelor of Arts in Government, cum laude, May 1993


Technology Integration Specialist, Alexandria, VA 11/05-present
George Washington Middle School, T.C. Williams High School, Northern Juvenile Detention Home School, Interim Education School

Instructor, James Madison University 9/17 – 6/19
International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Teachers Certification Program

Professional Development Specialist 7/04-11/05
Adventure of the American Mind, Library of Congress Grant


T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria, VA 8/00-6/03

Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ 8/98-6/00

Lakeland High School, White Lake, MI 8/95-6/98


College of Education Research Practicum/Dissertation Development Fellowship, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, Michigan State University. The fellowship is intended to cover hard costs incurred for practicum or dissertation work.


Dunbar, K. M. & Rich, K. M. (2020). Mathematics makes robots roll. Mathematics Teacher: Teaching and Learning PK-12, 113(7), 565-572.

Dunbar, K., & Yadav, A. (2022). Shifting to student-centered learning: Influences of teaching a summer service learning program. Teaching and Teacher Education, 110, 103578.


Caskurlu, S., Yadav, A., Santo, R., Dunbar, K. (2021) Professional development as a bridge between teacher competencies and computational thinking integration. In A. Yadav & U. Berthelsen (Eds). Computational thinking in education: A pedagogical perspective. Taylor and Francis.


Dunbar, K. M. & Yadav, A. (2021, April). Influences of Teaching a Summer Service Learning Program on Teaching Beliefs and Practices, Paper accepted at American Educational Research Association (AERA), Orlando, FL.

Caskurlu, S., Dunbar, K., Yadav, A., Santo, R., & Leon, C. (2020, April). Teacher competencies for CT integration into K-12 curriculum: A systematic review. Paper accepted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Orlando, FL.

Lachney, M. L., Mehta, S., Dunbar, K. M., & Opps, Z. (2020, April). Educational Technologists Talk About the Politics of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity in Design and Development, Paper accepted at American Educational Research Association (AERA), Orlando, FL.

Dunbar, K. M. & Yadav, A. (2020, April). Codable robots and math learning: What’s the value added?, Paper accepted at American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.


32nd Annual National Service-Learning Conference, CivicTREK: What Happens When a School District Buys into Service-Learning? April 2021.

University of Michigan 4T Virtual Conference, Ask, Create, Play, Solve, Share, May 2017

Virginia Society for Technology Education Annual Conference, Teachers’ Hands on Tech = Students’ Hands on Tech, Virginia Beach, VA, December 2014

K12 Online Conference, Augmenting Interest in Reading with Augmented Reality, October 2014, available: augmented-reality/

K12 Online Conference, Authentic Voices, October 2012, available:

International Society for Technology Education Annual Conference, Targeting Student Results with NETS*T, Denver, CO, June 2010

Technology in Education, TSIPs to NETS*T: Bringing Professional Development Together, Hampton Roads, VA, December 2010

Virginia Educational Technology Conference, Tell Me a Story: Digital Storytelling, Richmond, VA, October 2009

National Educational Computing Conference, Using Blogs to Increase Student Understanding, Poster Session, Washington, D.C., Summer 2009

17th Annual Teacher Research Conference, Increasing Student Understanding Through Student Blogs and Using Collaborative Websites to Increase Relevance for Students, Fairfax, VA, May 2008

National School Board Association, Technology and Learning Conference, A Laptop for Every Student: Using One-to-One Computing to Engage a Diverse High School Community, Nashville, TN, October 2007

Summer Institute on Diversity, Using Primary Sources to Deepen Student Understanding, Charlottesville, VA, July 2005


Postgraduate Professional License in History and Social Science for Virginia, through July 2029

Postgraduate Professional License Reading Specialist, through July 2019

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Teachers Certification, James Madison University, achieved December 2010

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Teachers Certification Program Evaluator, James Madison University, Spring 2009

Utilizing Technology to Create a Problem-Based Curriculum,
PBS Teacherline, Summer 2008

Coach Development Course, WIDE World, Harvard Graduate School of Education,
Fall 2005

Focus on Student Understanding: Teaching for Understanding I, WIDE World, Harvard School of Education,
Summer 2005


American Education Research Association
Phi Kappa Phi
National Youth Leadership Council
International Society of Technology Education
Virginia Society of Technology Education
Global Education Conference Network


Reviewer, RESPECT 2021 (IEEE STCBP Conference for Research on Equity and Sustained

Reviewer, Solution Tree Press, 2016

Advisory panel member, K12 Online Conference 2015

Reviewer, ISTE Sylvia Charp Award for District Innovation in Technology, 2013

Global Classroom Project Leadership Team, 2011 – present

Global Education Conference volunteer moderator, 2012 – present

Reading Is Fundamental Liaison, James K Polk Elementary School, June 2009 – 2016

Religious Education teacher, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, first, third, fourth and sixth grade, September 2009 – present

Coding Club adviser, James K Polk Elementary School, January 2014 – 2015

Hammond History Day Club co-adviser, Francis C. Hammond Middle School, November 2014 – 2015