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Jeremy Brueck
Joined Seton Hill
2017
Hometown
Green, OH
Contact Info
jbrueck@setonhill.edu

Dr. Jeremy Brueck is an assistant professor of education at Seton Hill University. He is recognized as one of the foremost educational experts on the use of ebooks for early literacy instruction. Dr. Brueck has been researching the use of ebooks, mobile devices and the development of transliteracy skills in the design of high quality language and literacy-rich environments for nearly a decade. His current research examines digital reading platforms in terms of platform affordances, digital architecture of e-books, functionality of screen pages and dashboard analytics. His research has been published in a number of international journals and he regularly presents on a wide variety of education and technology topics to audiences both nationally and internationally. In 2014, he received the Ohio Board of Regents Best EdTech Collegiate Innovator Award. Dr. Brueck holds a B.S. in Elementary Education, a M.A. in Educational Leadership and is a licensed teacher and principal. He earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in 2014. After beginning his career as an elementary teacher, he spent 5 years as a curriculum & technology specialist with a focus on designing standards-based integrated lessons for grades preK-3. Prior to joining Seton Hill, he served as the Director of Teacher Education in the Lebron James Family Foundation College of Education at The University of Akron where he worked to coordinate and provide oversight for the development and implementation of a clinical model of teacher preparation for educator preparation programs leading to licensure.

Education

  • Ph.D. Elementary Education, The University of Akron (Akron, OH), 2014
  • M.A. Education, Principalship, The University of Akron (Akron, OH), 2007
  • B.S. Elementary Education, The University of Akron (Akron, OH), 2001

Publications

  • Brueck, J., & Salem, J. (2017). Early Evidence of the Psychometric Characteristics and Usability of the E-book Quality-Rating Tool in the Primary Grades. In Journal of Literacy and Technology. [More Information]
  • Roskos, K., Brueck, J., & Lenhart, L. (2017). An analysis of e-book learning platforms: Affordances, architecture, functionality and analytics. In International Journal of Child- Computer Interaction. [More Information]
  • Roskos, K., & Brueck, J. (2016). Teaching Early Literacy with E-books: Emerging Practices. In Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Development (Technology in early childhood education). [More Information]
  • Brueck, J., & Lenhart, L. (2015). Ebooks and TPACK: What teachers need to know. The Reading Teacher, 68(5). [More Information]
  • Roskos, K., Burstein, K., You, B., Brueck, J., & O’Brien, C. (2011). A formative study of an e-book instructional model in early literacy. Creative Education, 2(1). [More Information]
  • Roskos, K., Brueck, J. & Widman, S. (2009). Developing analytic tools for e-book design in early literacy learning. The Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 8(3). [More Information]

Awards

  • United States Department of Education Early Reading First Grant (co-PI) for “Akron Ready Steps,” (2009)
  • eTech Ohio Teacher Planning Grant (PI) for "Digital Text Initiative (DigiTXT)," (2011)
  • Akron Community Foundation for “Third Grade Reading Action Team – Literacy Coaching,” (2017, 2016)
  • Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation for “Third Grade Reading Action Team,” (2016)
  • Martha Holden Jennings Foundation for “Third Grade Reading Action Team,” (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
  • GAR Foundation for “Third Grade Reading Action Team – Literacy Coaching,” (2016, 2015)

Organizations

  • Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE)

Presentations

  • (2017) Say-Tell-Do-Play: Improving Breadth and Depth of Word Learning at Preschool. Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • (2016) Independent e-book reading at school: Online program quality and influence on primary graders’ reading development [final report]. Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading Annual Meeting, Porto, Portugal.
  • (2016) Independent e-book reading at school: Online program quality and influence on primary graders’ reading development [interim report]. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
  • (2015) A Qualitative Understanding of Teaching in an Ebook Equipped Early Elementary Classroom. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • (2013) Assessment of the Technical Adequacy and Usability of an Ebook Quality Rating Tool (EQRT) in the Primary Grades. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • (2011) Developing an e-Book Quality Rating Tool. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • (2011) An eBook Instructional Model in Early Literacy: Findings on Functionality and Usability in Preschool. Paper presented at the Early Education and Technology for Children Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • (2010) The eBook in Preschool Vocabulary Instruction: Promise and Pitfalls. Paper presented at Society for the Scientific Study of Reading Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany.
  • (2009) Do E-Books Support Early Literacy? Analytic Tools for Assessment of E-Book Instructional Design. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Certifications

  • Ohio 5-Year Professional License, Elementary 1-8
  • Ohio 5-Year Professional License, Principal PK-6

Achievements

  • Ohio Board of Regents Best EdTech Award, Collegiate Innovator (2014)
  • Green Schools Foundation Outstanding Educator of the Year (2005)