Graduate Faculty

Dr. Caitlin Riegel

Dr. Caitlin Riegel

Assistant Professor of Education

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Bio

Dr. Riegel joined Niagara University as an Assistant Professor in 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a concentration in adolescent mathematics, as well as a Master of Science Degree in Special Education from Niagara University in New York State. She earned her doctorate in Leadership and Policy from Niagara University, where she focused on developing an instrument to measure how often teacher candidates’ model and apply the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards in teacher preparation programs. Dr. Riegel has taught a variety of education courses, including instructional technology, measurement and evaluation, educational research and statistics, human learning, development and motivation, curriculum planning, special education, and diversity. In addition to teaching courses in the College of Education, Dr. Riegel also teaches mathematics courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Previously, Dr. Riegel served as an Assistant Professor and Program Director for graduate Adolescent and Elementary Education programs at Medaille University. She was the recipient of the International Society of Educational Planning (ISEP) Glen Earthman Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2020. Dr. Riegel currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Educational Planners (ISEP) and is the East Regional Representative on the Board of Directors for the Association for Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE). Dr. Riegel serves on the review board for the Journal of Teacher Education (JTE), Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE), Educational Planning Journal, and AILACTE Journal.

Dr. Riegel is a member of several professional organizations, including the Association for Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE), New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATE), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), the International Society for Educational Planners (ISEP), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Dr. Riegel resides in Williamsville, N.Y. She achieved her Gold Medal in Freestyle and Moves in the Field from the Unites States Figure Skating Association (USFSA). In addition to teaching, she lives out her passion for figure skating by coaching competitive figure skating in the community, primarily out of the rink on NU’s campus (Dwyer Arena).

Publications

  • Carr, J. & Riegel, C. (2022). Weekly teacher encouragement: One text message at a time. In Baumgartner, E., Kaplan-Rakowski, R., Ferdig, R.E., Hartshorne, R., & Mouza, C. A retrospective of teaching, technology, and teacher education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/221522
  • Riegel, C. (2021). Planning for accreditation: Examining program completer and employer satisfaction in advanced-level programs. Educational Planning, 28(2).
  • Riegel, C. (2019). Developing the Teacher Preparation Technology Inventory (TPTI) to evaluate teacher educator preparation. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 27(2), 207-234.
  • Riegel, C., Branker, M. (2019). Reaching deep conceptual understanding through technology. Mathematics Teacher112(4), 307-311.
  • Riegel, C., Tong, Y. (2018). Educational technology and teacher education programs: A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) study. Teacher Education and Practice, 30(4), 662-683.
  • Riegel, C. & Mete, R. (2018). A closer look at educational technologies for K-12 learners: What digital natives can teach digital immigrants and what digital immigrants can teach digital natives. Educational Planning Journal, 24(4), 49-58.
  • Mete, R., Riegel, C., Kozen, A., Polka W. (2017). What every contemporary teacher educator needs to know about technology...but, didn't know who to ask!. Critical Issues in Teacher Education, 26, 41-55.
  • Riegel, C. & Kozen, A. (2016). Attaining 21st century skills in a virtual classroom using technology. Educational Planning Journal, 23(3), 41-55.
  • Polito, A., Riegel, C., Vermette, P. (2013). Ms. Whitesox; Middle School Math Teacher: Providing Evidence of Meeting the new New York State Teaching Standards. In Transition, 30(3), 26-28.

Conferences

  • Riegel, C. (2022, October). Anticipating burnout: Taking preventative measures in educator preparation programs to combat the teacher shortage. Research presented at the New York State Association of Teacher Educators – New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NYSATE-NYACTE) Fall Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY. 
  • Riegel, C. (2022, October). Current events as opportunities to build research competencies in students. Research presented at the International Society of Educational Planners (ISEP) Fall Conference. Virtual.
  • Riegel, C. (2022, October). Developing teachers online: Challenges and advantages to virtual education courses. Research presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference. Virtual.
  • Riegel, C. (2022, August). Advocating for the growth of the profession: Building Educator Preparation Programs for graduate students. Research presented at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Conference. Nashville, TN.
  • Riegel, C. (2022, March). Innovative models for teacher education orientations: Using a Learning Management System (LMS) to provide early opportunities for engagement and success. Research presented at the Association for Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE) Conference. New Orleans, LA.
  • Riegel, C. (2022, February). Reimagining educational research courses to prepare antifragile teachers. Research presented at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Conference. Chicago, IL.
  • Riegel, C. (2021, November). Grabbing the data by the horns: Steering your program towards High Leverage Practices (HLPs). Research presented at the Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2021 Conference. Fort Worth, TX. 
  • Riegel, C. (2021, November). Modeling the use of interactive presentation platforms in teacher education. Research presented at the Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) International Convention. Chicago, IL & Virtual. 
  • Riegel, C. (2021, October). Using community partnerships to enhance culturally responsive pedagogy courses in educator preparation programs. Research presented at the New York State Association of Teacher Educators – New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NYSATE-NYACTE) Fall Conference. Virtual.
  • Riegel, C. (2021, October). The sustainability of virtual courses in educator preparation programs. Research presented at the International Society of Educational Planners (ISEP) Fall Conference. Virtual.
  • Riegel, C. (2021, August). Preparing for the unexpected: Using Pear Deck to seamlessly transition between in-person and online teaching. Research presented at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Summer Conference. Virtual.
  • Riegel, C. (2021, February). Fostering community online: Qualities of effective synchronous virtual conferences. Paper presented at the Association for Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE) Conference. Virtual Presentation.
  • Mete, R. & Riegel, C. (2021, February). Strategies for stress management and emotional wellbeing: Teacher educators adapting within the age of distance education. Research presented at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Conference. Virtual Presentation.
  • Riegel, C. & Mete, R. (2020, August). Mental health in the 21st century Classroom: Technology strategies for pre-service teachers. Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Summer Conference. Virtual Presentation.
  • Riegel, C. (2020, February). Measuring Advanced-Level Program Impact: Examining Program Completer and Employer Satisfaction. Paper presented at the Association for Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE) Conference. Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA.
  • Riegel, C. (2019, April). The Development of the Teacher Preparation Technology Inventory (TPTI). Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Riegel, C. (2018, January). Pear Deck: Key to Student Engagement and Cure to Death by PowerPoint. Paper presented at the Spring Conference on College Teaching and Learning (CCTL). Niagara University, Lewiston, NY.
  • Riegel, C. & Mete, R. (2017, October). A Closer Look at Educational Technologies: What Digital Natives Can Teach Digital Immigrants and What Digital Immigrants Can Teach Digital Natives. Paper presented at the International Society of Educational Planners (ISEP) Fall Conference. Toronto, ON, Canada. 
  • Riegel, C. (2017, October). Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Demonstrate the Extent Teacher Education Programs in the United States Prepare Pre-service Teachers to Make Effective Use of Educational Technology for Instruction. Paper presented at the International Society of Educational Planners (ISEP) Fall Conference. Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Riegel, C. & Mete, R. (2017, August). What contemporary teacher educators need to know about technology...But, didn't know who to ask: A contemporary review of educational technology hardware and software by higher education practitioners. Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Summer Conference. Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Riegel, C. & Kozen, A. (2016, August). Looking at 21st Century Skills through the Lens of a Virtual Classroom: Using Technology to Broaden the Look. Paper presented at the New York State Association of Teacher Educators – New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NYSATE-NYACTE) Fall Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY.
  • Polito, A., Riegel, C., Vermette, P. (2012, October). Implementation of the New York State Teaching Standards. Paper presented at the New York State Middle School Association (NYSMSA). Millennium Hotel, Buffalo, NY.