Jana M. Willis

Professor, University of Houston-Clear Lake

Jana M. Willis, PhD, is chair of the Literacy, Library and Learning Technologies Department and professor of Instructional Design and Technology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), College of Education. For her work with the Texas State Teachers Association Student Program, UHCL’s Office of Student Life named her UHCL Organization Advisor of the Year for the 2012–2013 academic year. She is chair of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education’s Digital Games and Simulations Special Interest Group. She serves on the editorial review board for Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education journals and was 2015–2016 managing editor of Texas Forum of Teacher Education published by the Texas Association of Teacher Educators. Among her recent publications are “Flip This Classroom: A Comparative Study” published in early 2016 by Computers in the Schools (coauthored with Tiffany Unruh and Michelle L. Peters) and “Increasing Teacher Confidence in Teaching and Technology Use through Vicarious Experiences within an Environmental Education Context” published in 2016 by Applied Environmental Education and Communication (coauthored with Brenda Weiser and Donna Smith).