Jessica Parker Faculty Profile
Jessica K. Parker


Phone: 707-664-3176

Office: Stevenson Hall 1078 G

Office Hours: Check Moodle or email her directly

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Jessica K. Parker

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education

Courses Taught


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 digital literacy into academic literacy learning, and she is currently studying the development and effectiveness of maker education in K-12 settings. She is the author of Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids: Bringing Digital Media into the Classroomand 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. Her research interests include digital media and learning, maker education, new literacy studies, and gender and 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. Jessica's mother graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in Computer Science in 1990.


  • 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
  • Maker Education

Recent Scholarship and Publications

  • Arya, D. and Parker, J. (2015). Dialogic action in climate change discussions: An international study of high school students in China, New Zealand, Norway and the United States. Dialogic Pedagogy: An International Online Journal, 3, 131-157. Doi: 10.5195/dpj.2015.53. Retrieved from
  • Soodjinda, D., Parker, J., Ross, D., and Meyer, E. (2014). CSU Digital Ambassadors: An empowering and impactful faculty learning community. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 31:1, 35-42. doi: 10.1080/21532974.2015.979634
  • Parker, J. (2013). Critical literacy and ethical issues within student media production. Journal of Adult & Adolescent Literacy, 56(8), 668-676. doi:10.1002/JAAL.194. Companion podcast:
  • Parker, J. (2010). Teaching tech-savvy kids: Bringing digital media into the classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.