Peggy Semingson | Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Arlington
Current Position and Past Experience
Peggy Semingson is an associate professor Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Arlington. She currently studies the ways that we can use digital pedagogies to engage pre-service and in-service teachers to most effectively help them to teach literacy in their current and future classroom contexts. Within this area, she is interested in socially distributed knowledge sharing that takes place online, distributed cognition, and video-mediated (e.g., YouTube) discussion and dialogue. She is interested in fostering digital approaches to innovations in teaching and personalized outreach to online students.
Education, Honors and Achievements
Semingson received her bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1996. She received her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. She is the 2017 recipient of the Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award (2017) sponsored by the International Literacy Association. In 2013 she was awarded the Platinum Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching sponsored by United States Distance Learning Association and the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award sponsored by University of Texas System Regents in 2013.