Jessica K. Parker


Phone: 707-664-3176

Office: Stevenson Hall 3017

Office Hours: Check Moodle or email her directly

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Jessica K. Parker

Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education

Courses Taught


Jessica is an Assistant Professor in the Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education department in the School of Education. She studies how secondary schools integrate multimedia literacy into academic literacy learning. She has the luxury of working with both pre-service teachers in the single subject credential program and in-service teachers enrolled in a Master's program in educational technology. Jessica has taught middle school, high school and college-level students for over a decade, and has worked in and collaborated with small schools, montessori schools, public and independent schools, and charter schools. On a personal note, Jessica grew up in Sonoma and graduated from Sonoma Valley High School. Her mother graduated from SSU in 1990 with a degree in computer science.


  • PhD, Education: University of California, Berkeley, 2009
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1998
  • CLAD credential, University of California, Berkeley, 1998
  • BA, Media Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1996

Research Interests

  • Digital Media and Learning
  • Educational Technology
  • New Literacies and Media Literacy
  • Critical Literacy
  • Gender Studies

Recent Scholarship and Publications

  • Presentation: Parker, J. and Bacigalupa, C. (2011, July) Faculty to Faculty: A Collaborative Approach to Moodle Transition. Paper presented at the West Coast Moodle Moot, Rohnert Park, CA
  • Publication:Parker, J. (2011, April) Student Agency and the Ethical Responsibility of Media Creation. Paper presented at the American educational Research Association (AERA) conference, New Orleans, LA
  • Publication: Parker, J. (2011, March) Opportunities and Obstacles to Youth Empowerment Online. Paper Presented at the Digital Media and Learning Conference (DML) conference, Long Beach, CA