Dale Niederhauser, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Department of Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies

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Contact Information

Office: 802 Allen Hall
Phone: 304-293-4743
E-mail: dsniederhauser@mail.wvu.edu


Ph.D. University of Utah – 1994
Foundations of Education
Dissertation: The Role of Computer-assisted Instruction in Supporting Fifth-grade Mathematics Instruction: Cognitive and Attitudinal Outcomes.

M.Ed. University of Utah – 1988
Educational Technology

B.S. State University of New York-Fredonia – 1982
Elementary Education: Early Childhood

Research Interests

  • Learning from Hypertext
  • Technology-using Teacher Development
  • Learning in Web-based Environments


Dale Niederhauser is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University and served as Department Chair in the Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies department from 2014-2017.. His research interests include teacher development, technology integration, learning from hypertext, and problem solving. He has received over $4.5M in grant funding, published over 30 refereed journal articles and chapters in edited books, and presented over 80 papers at national conferences. He currently serves on editorial boards for three technology and teacher education journals, and has served as Chair for the American Educational Research Association Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group and as president of the International Society for Technology in Education Special Interest Group for Teacher Educators.

Honors and Awards

  • 2007 – Engineering Economy Division Best Paper Award
    American Society of Engineering Education.
  • 2004 – Outstanding Early Outreach Commendation
    Iowa State University College of Education
  • 1998 – Best Preservice Paper Award
    Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
  • 1996 – Technology and Teacher Education Award
    Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
  • 1994 – Best Conceptual Research Paper Award
    Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
  • 1992 – Best Mathematics Teacher Support Project Award
    Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
  • 1990 – Practical Applications Award
    National Association for Research in Science Teaching