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Dr. Cynthia Sistek (Dr. C)

National University, Private Non-Profit University Sanford College of Education
Professor of Social and Emotional Learning
National University College of Education
Cynthia Sistek Ed D is a Professor in the Sanford College of Education for National University and is the Academic Program Director for the Master of Arts in Social and Emotional Learning. Dr. Sistek is the former Academic Program Director (APD) for the Master of Science in Educational and Instructional Technology (MSEIT). In 2007, “Dr. C “ earned her Doctorate in Educational Technology through the University of San Diego and San Diego State’s joint doctoral program.
Cynthia is a recognized leader in Educational Technology. In 2020, she was awarded EdTech Digest’s Higher Education Technology Leader of the Year.
Through her 35-year affiliation with Computer Using Educators (CUE) she has worked at the affiliate level in San Diego holding every board position including President. As an award-winning educator, in 2019 from this organization she earned the prestigious ISTE and CUE Award for *Making IT Happen* as well as a earning a Gold and Platinum Disk from (CUE) for her lifetime achievements and service to the educational technology community. In 2014, she received the President’s Professoriate Award from National University and for two years served as a Faculty Fellow for Teaching and Learning.
Dr. Sistek a pioneer in the area of online learning where she has designed and taught online courses since 1999. Her ongoing research focuses on the efficacy of online learning in higher education and how synchronous methods of online communication enhance teaching and learning. Look for her new book, Assessing through the Lens of Social and Emotional Learning (Corwin, Winter 2023) and Exploring Online Learning through Synchronous and Asynchronous Methods (April 2020) IGI Global.