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Sherry Vafa

Sherry Vafa

Sherry Vafa
Assistant Professor of Education
Phone: (361) 570-4336

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Education

Doctor of Education - Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Technology, 2002

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Service Award, School of Education, Health Profession & Human Development, University of Victoria, 2018

Enron Teaching Excellence Nominee, Office of the Provost, University of Houston Victoria, 2018

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publication

Vafa, S., Richardson, R. & Litton, F. (2018). Facilitating inclusion with assistive technology. Social Science Learning Education Journal.

Lasater, M., Vafa, S. (2018). Preservice teacher certification exam preparation using online vocabulary fluency-building games. Article submit as a virtual paper to Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Richardson, R & Vafa, S. & Litton, F. (2017). Early childhood education for children of poverty. Kappa Delta Pi: The Record. Vol. 53, Iss. 3, 2017.

Vafa, S., Richardson, R. & Murphree, C. (2017). Integrating technology and literacy: Creating an interactive storytelling experience with augmented reality. In J. Johnston (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia , World Conference on Educational Media and Technology. Washington, DC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). (pp. 1286-1291).

Lasater, M., Vafa, S., & Tavakkoli, A. (2016). Let the games begin! Or not: Lessons learned utilizing on-line fluency-building games to enhance certification exam preparation for teacher education students. EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (Jun 28, 2016) pp. 1222–1226

Selected Refereed Conference Presentations

Vafa, S. (March, 2018). Use of augmented reality in distance learning. Annual Texas Distance Learning Association Conference (TxDLA), Dallas TX.

Vafa, S. & Murphree, C. (March, 2018). How to incorporate Brekout.EDU games in distance courses. Annual Texas Distance Learning Association Conference (TxDLA), Dallas, TX.

Vafa, S., Richardson, R. & Murphree, C. (May, 2017). Integrating technology and literacy: Creating an interactive storytelling experience with augmented reality. EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology. Washington, DC.

Vafa, S. & Murphree, C. (February, 2017). Creating interactive experiences: Augmented reality. Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Convention & Exposition, Austin, TX.

Smith. R., Vafa, S., Farsaii, S., & Guhlin, M. (February, 2017). Panel Discussion: Technology literacy for the 21st Century teacher. Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)

Vafa, S. & Richardson, R. (November, 2016). Integration of assistive technology in education. Presented at the 2016 International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Lasater, M., Vafa, S., & Tavakkoli. A. (June, 2016). Let the games begin! Or not: Lessons learned utilizing on-line fluency-building games to enhance certification exam preparation for teacher education students. Presented at the 2016 Ed: Media: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Vancouver, Canada.