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Tonia A. Dousay, Ph.D.

Tonia A. Dousay, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Assessment and Accreditation, Researcher, Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning, Associate Professor


ED 505



Mailing Address

875 Perimeter Drive MS 3080
Moscow, ID 83844-3080

  • Ph.D., Learning, Design, & Technology, University of Georgia, 2013
  • M.S., Agricultural Education, Texas A&M University, 2000
  • B.S., Agricultural Science, Texas A&M University, 1999

  • 2020 Alumni Award for Excellence Inspirational Mentor, University of Idaho
  • 2018 Culture, Learning and Technology Division Outstanding Publication Award for a Journal Article, Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT), Kansas City, MO
  • 2016 Gold Paper Award, Educational Technology World Conference (ETWC), Bali, Indonesia
  • 2016 Award for Advocacy, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Tonia Dousay is a K-20 educator and researcher, encompassing K-12, higher education, and continuing education. She is an Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and serves as Associate Dean of Assessment & Accreditation for the University of Idaho College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. As a Google Certified Innovator with 20 years of distance learning design and education project management experience, she designs and studies a variety of learning environments and activities with emergent and established technologies, focusing on: Instructional and Multimedia Design; Creativity & Collaboration; Learner Engagement; Distance Learning. Her goal is to help others better design learning to empower learners of all ages, foster interdisciplinary understanding, and help learners take control of their own learning experiences.

  • Technology Integration/Emerging Technologies
  • Instructional and Multimedia Design
  • Creativity & Collaboration
  • Situational Interest

  • Rader, E., Love, R., Reano, D., Dousay, T. A., & Wingerter, N. (2021). Pandemic Minecrafting: An analysis of the perceptions of and lessons learned from a gamified virtual geology field camp. Geoscience Communication, 4.
  • Dousay, T. A., Wetcho, S., Muljana, P. S., Arslan, O., Digges Elliot, H., Peacock, R., & Carr-Chellman, A. A. (2021). Hybrid or virtual conferencing: That is the question. TechTrends, 65(4).
  • Dousay, T. A., & Hall, C. S. (2021). Support technologies. In L. Cifuentes (Ed.), A guide to administering distance learning (pp. 326–352). Brill Sense.
  • Dousay, T. A. (2021). Right place, right time. In J. H. Curry & S. R. Jackson (Eds.), The greatest lecture I was never taught. Brill Sense.
  • Houlden, S., Hodson, J., Veletsianos, G., Gosse, C., Lowenthal, P., Dousay, T., & Hall, N. C. (2021). Support for scholars coping with online harassment: An ecological framework. Feminist Media Studies.
  • Gosse, C., Veletsianos, G., Hodson, J., Houlden, S., Dousay, T. A., Lowenthal, P. R., & Hall, N. (2021). The hidden costs of connectivity: nature and effects of scholars’ online harassment. Learning, Media and Technology, 46(3), 264–280.
  • Janak, E., & Dousay, T. (2020). Ben Henneke and college by radio: Expanding midcentury educational opportunity at the University of Tulsa. Journal of American Culture, 43(4), 312–323.
  • Carpenter, J. P., Rosenberg, J. M., Dousay, T. A., Romero-Hall, E., Trust, T., Kessler, A., Phillips, M., Morrison, S. A., Fischer, C., & Krutka, D. G. (2020). What should teacher educators know about technology? Perspectives and self-assessments. Teaching and Teacher Education, 95.
  • Dousay, T. A. (2018). Designing for creativity in interdisciplinary learning experiences. In K. A. Persichitte, A. Suparman, & J. M. Spector (Eds.), Educational technology to improve quality and access on a global scale (pp. 43–56). Springer.


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Mailing Address:
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3082

Phone: 208-885-6587

Fax: 208-885-1071