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Dr. Colorado-Resa has worked the last 19 years at Emporia State University.  There she served in a variety of roles, including Professor and Department Chair for the Instructional Design and Technology Department and most recently, Associate Dean of The Teachers College.  As Associate Dean she coordinated the college’s accreditation and assessment practices and reports, coordinated and monitored the curricular review process; and oversaw the Office of Field Placement and Licensure, including teacher education admissions and exit criteria, licensure and concerns with student teachers.  Dr. Colorado-Resa has worked in the area of instructional design and technology at various levels and environments of education, including serving as a computer resource teacher in K-12, an instructional designer, and director of academic technology. 

Dr. Colorado-Resa serves as a site reviewer for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and has held various leadership roles for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), including president of the Research and Theory Division and as a member of the Board of Directors.  Her research interests include educator preparation, technology management, self-regulated learning, social community in the classroom, and integrating technology into teaching. She has received numerous awards including the Emporia State University Graduate Mentor Award, The Teachers College Service Award, and AECT awards for Presidential and Division Service.