Graduate Student Assembly
Communications Officer

Waneta Hebert
Houston Community College

Waneta Hebert is an Instructional Designer in the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Houston Community College where she provides professional development and assists faculty in course design. She is an adjunct lecturer in the College of Education at the University of Houston where she teaches a course on educational technology for pre-service teachers. She is also a resident author for Infobase where she writes high-interest blogs and conducts timely and research-based webinars.

Hebert is currently a doctoral student at Sam Houston State University studying Instructional Systems Design and Technology. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Education in Integrated Language Arts from Kent State University and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Learning Design and Technology from the University of Houston. Hebert is a Certified Peer Reviewer in Higher Education for Quality Matters and a Google Certified Educator at levels 1 and 2 from Google for Education. She also holds three graduate certificates from the University of Houston: Online Teaching and Learning, Designing and Developing Educational Graphics, and Designing and Developing Educational Multimedia.

In addition to her current experience in higher education, Hebert spent seven years as a public-school English teacher, and while her interests have shifted with her career, she is still passionate about research relating to the integration of technology in K12 education and especially connecting that research to the practitioners who can use it inform instruction.

Hebertís research interests include best practices in distance education, pre-service teacher education, and the effects of COVID-19 on remote education and work. Her publication on the use of mobile-instant messaging in graduate level courses won the second place Journal Article (Mixed Methods) Award from the AECT Division of Distance Learning. Her most recent publication was a book chapter on utilizing an OER-enabled pedagogy approach to develop an educational technology textbook for pre-service teachers, which will be published soon.

Hebert has been an active member of the Graduate Student Assembly since 2021. She served as the Social Media Officer for the 2021-2022 term and is an active member of the Bylaws and Professional Development committees. She looks forward to the opportunity to continue serving GSA in the role of Communications Officer.

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