Torrey Trust

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Torrey Trust

Associate Professor
Math, Science, & Learning Technologies

Email icontorrey@umass.edu

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Education

B.A., University of California San Diego (Visual Arts: Media with Film Emphasis), 2007
M.A., San Diego State University (Educational Technology), 2010
Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara (Education), 2014
 

Biography

Torrey Trust, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Learning Technology in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her scholarship and teaching focus on how technology shapes educator and student learning. Specifically, Dr. Trust studies educators’ professional growth through digitally enhanced professional learning networks (PLNs), how emerging pedagogical tools (e.g., HyperDocs), practices (e.g., makerspaces) and technologies (e.g., 3D printers, augmented reality) facilitate new learning experiences, and how to design and use open educational resources (OERs). Dr. Trust has published a number of research articles in high impact journals, including Computers & Education and Internet & Higher Education, as well as OER eBooks on the EdTech Books platform, including Web Design Basics for Educators, Teaching with Digital Tools and Apps, Building Democracy for All: Interactive Explorations of Government and Civic Life, and Critical Media Literacy and Civic Learning. Dr. Trust served as a professional learning network leader for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) for five years, including a two-year term as the President of the Teacher Education Network from 2016 to 2018.

Dr. Trust’s research, teaching, and service in the field of educational technology has received noticeable recognition, including the 2016 ISTE Online Learning Network Award, 2017 Outstanding Research Paper Award for the Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Instructional Technology SIG Best Paper Award, 2017 ISTE Emerging Leader Award, 2017 Association for Educational Communication & Technology (AECT) Division of Distance Learning Crystal Award (2nd Place), 2019 AERA Technology as an Agent of Change for Teaching & Learning SIG Early Career Scholar Award, and 2020 AECT Annual Achievement Award. In 2018, Dr. Trust was selected as one of the six recipients worldwide for the ISTE Making IT Happen Award, which “honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students.”

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