Taralynn Hartsell, Ph.D. Portrait

Taralynn Hartsell, Ph.D.



  • Ph.D., The University of Arizona, 1996 (Language, Reading, and Culture with focus on Education Technology)
  • M.A., The University of Arizona, 1991 (Media Arts)
  • B.A., The University of Arizona, 1989 (Radio & Television)

Professional Experience

  • 2017-Present, Associate Professor, Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA)
  • 2000-2017, Assistant and Associate Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS)
  • 1999-2000, Instructional Technologist, University Medical Center, University of Mississippi (Jackson, MS)
  • 1997-1999, Instructional Technologist, Delta State University (Cleveland, MS)

Research Interests

Instructional design; visual and digital literacy; visual and multimedia learning; teacher education; online learning; innovative practices.

Recent Publications

Wang, S., & Hartsell, T. (2017). Perceived factors influencing instructors’ use of e-textbooks in higher education. International Journal of Information Communication and Technology Education, 13(4), 87-97.

Hartsell, T. (2017). Mapping knowledge: Teaching and learning tools. National Social Science Journal. Online at: http://www.nssa.us/journals/2017-48-1/2017_48-1_contents.htm

Hartsell, T. (2017). Digital storytelling: An alternative way of expressing oneself. International Journal of Information Communication and Technology Education, 13(1), 72-82.



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