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Jacqueline Gaffner

Education Professor Jacqueline Gaffner

Jacqueline Gaffner

Assistant Professor of Education
Dan Waggoner Hall 302


  • 2011-2015 Doctorate in Education - Curriculum & Instruction - Texas Wesleyan University – Fort Worth, TX
  • 2005 Master of Arts in Education - Curriculum & Instruction - California State University Bakersfield – Bakersfield, CA
  • 1989 Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - Saint Cloud State University – Saint Cloud, MN

Research Interests/Scholastic Profile

My main research interest is integrating technology in classroom instruction. I am also interested in using video reflections to improve teaching practice, particularly with pre-service teachers. Other research interests are co-teaching with pre-service teachers, literacy instruction, and doctoral degree completion.

I am originally from Minnesota, but I began my elementary teaching career in California. I met my husband, Kevin, in California, where he was stationed at Edwards Air Force Base. Thanks to the Air Force, I have had the opportunity to teach in many places, including Korea, Germany, and Hawaii. I started teaching full time at Texas Wesleyan University in 2010. My husband and I  have two children, Christian and Hollyn, and a dog named Lacey. We really enjoy our family time, especially exploring new restaurants, cooking, camping, playing family games, and traveling.

Courses taught at Texas Wesleyan

  • EDU 3338. Computers as a Classroom Tool 
  • EDU 4338H. Honors Technology for Educators 
  • EDU 4608. Student Teaching in Elementary School 
  • RDG 4402. Intermediate Literacy 
  • EDU 2300. Foundations of Education 
  • EDU 3319. Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers 
  • EDU 3303. Instruction and Assessment in Elementary School
  • KIN 2201. Health and Physical Education Activities for Elementary Teachers
  • EDU 6372. Foundations of Education in the Elementary Classroom
  • EDU 8308. Technology for the Educational Professional 
  1. Gaffner, J., & Wilson, C. (2015). An Investigation of Factors Contributing to All but Dissertation Status: Doctor of Education Students, Administrative Issues Journal Conference Proceedings -Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma, 89-96.
  2. Gaffner, J. M. (2015). Exploring barriers and solutions to technology integration: Employing co-teaching strategies as a method of technology professional development (Order No. 3713564). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection. (1698251884).
  3. Gaffner, J. (2015). Book Review: An abundance of Katherines. Texas Wesleyan Graduate Review.
  4. Gaffner, J. (2015). Book Review: The flat world and education: How America’s commitment to equity will determine our future. Texas Wesleyan Graduate Review.
  5. Gaffner, J., Johnson, K., Torres-Elias, A., & Dryden, L. (2014). Guided reading: From theory to practice. Texas Journal of Literacy Education, (2)2, 117-126.
  6. Gaffner, J. (2014). Internet use in Cuba: The pursuit of a balance between governmental control and economic progress. Texas Wesleyan Graduate Review, (11), 35-41.
  7. Gaffner, J. (2013). Book Review: Shooting Kabul. Texas Wesleyan Graduate Review, (10)1, 62.
  8. Gaffner, J. (2013). Using cloud tools to assist and assess student teachers. Texas Wesleyan Graduate Review, (10)1, 24-27.
  1. Gaffner, J. (February 14, 2016). Using Kahoot to engage learners. Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.
  2. Gaffner, J. (January 30, 2016). Using VoiceThread in the classroom. Fort Worth ISD Technology Conference. Arlington Heights HS, Fort Worth, TX.
  3. Gaffner, J., & Wilson, C. (2015). An investigation of factors contributing to all but dissertation status: Doctor of Education students. Administrative Issues Conference -Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma.
  4. Gaffner, J. (2015). Co-teaching as a method of professional development to address technology integration barriers. Paper presented at the summer conference of the Association of Teacher Educators, Minneapolis, MN.
  5. Ladores, M. & Gaffner, J. (2015). iPads for Teacher Educators Workshop. Association of Teacher Educators summer conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  6. Kaufmann, T., & Gaffner, J. (2015). Modeling best practice for technology use in education. Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Tots & Technology summer Conference, Galveston, TX
  7. Gaffner, J. (2015). Preparing students for certification exams. Texas Association of Teacher Educators conference, Austin, TX.
  8. Gaffner, J. (2015). Exploring barriers and solutions to technology integration: Employing co-teaching strategies as a method of professional development. Dissertation defense –  Texas Wesleyan University – Fort Worth, TX, April 1, 2015.
  9. Robles-Goodwin, P., Torres Elias, A., Wilson, R.J., & Gaffner, J. (2015). Collaborate! Working Partnerships Meet the Needs of English-Language-Learners in the Science Classroom. Bilingual/ESL (BEAM) Symposium, Arlington, TX
  10. Anderson, E., Gaffner, J., & Torres Elias, A. (2014). Educator Panel. Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA-SP) District 4 Convention - Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX.
  11. Parker, C., & Gaffner, J. (2014). Use of Smartphones in Class. ThinkLink Roundtable, Texas Wesleyan University & Tarrant County College Collaboration – Fort Worth, TX
  12. Gaffner, J. & Ward, E. (2013). Co-Teaching as Best Practice in Student Teaching: The Texas Wesleyan University Model. Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Atlanta, GA
  13. Gaffner, J. (2013). An Examination of Co-Teaching with Student Teachers. Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA), San Antonio, TX
  14. Gaffner, J. (2013). Top Ten Cheap Ideas for Teachers TSTA-SP Annual Conference. Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX.
  15. Gaffner, J. (2013). Google Drive. CETL Summer Institute, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX
  16. Gaffner, J. (2012). Podcasting Workshop. Texas Wesleyan University Summer Institute. Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX
  17. Gaffner, J. (2012). Paulo Freire: Educating the Educator. University College Day – Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX
  18. Gaffner, J. & Schultz, K. (2012). Creating Possibilities through Alternative Policy Perspectives. University College Day – Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX
  19. Gaffner, J. (2011). SMART Board. Title III Summer Institute Presentation, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX
  20. Gaffner, J. (2011). Faculty Spotlight Presentation – Educational Applications for the SMART Board. Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX