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Dr. Aaron Gierhart - Columbus State University

Columbus State University

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Aaron Gierhart

Faculty Fellow

Honors College

Assistant Professor

Teacher Education, Leadership & Counseling, Department of

Education and Certifications

  • Doctor of Education, Teaching and Learning (Educational Technology), May 2020: Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
  • Master of Science in Education, Elementary Education (Elementary Curriculum), July 2015: Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Science, Educational Studies (Elementary Education), May 2009: Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois 


I served as an elementary classroom teacher in the Illinois public schools for 11 years and worked as an adjunct professor at Illinois State University for three years. I joined the faculty at Columbus State on a part time basis in Summer 2020 and full time beginning in Fall 2020. 

Academic Areas

I am an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education in the Department of Teacher Education, Leadership, & Counseling. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary education, science and STEM teaching methods, and online teaching/digital technologies. My areas of expertise and research include (critical) digital pedagogy, digital technologies, and elementary education. I am also the STEM Teaching P-12 Endorsement Coordinator for the TLC Department. 

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