Dr. Susie Gronseth

Dr. Susie L. Gronseth


Title: Clinical Associate Professor

Department: Curriculum & Instruction; Laboratory for Innovative Technology in Education;

Program: Learning, Design & Technology

Office Number: 315B FH

Phone: 713-743-5036

Email: slgronseth@uh.edu


Dr. Susie Gronseth has been on the faculty at UH since 2012. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Learning, Design, and Technology program area in the College of Education. She specializes in learning technologies, teaching strategies, instructional design, health sciences education, and applications of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to address diverse learner needs in online, face-to-face, and blended contexts. She completed her Ph.D. in instructional systems technology at Indiana University, honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award. She has current federally-funded research projects through NSF and NIH relating to mentorship, program evaluation, and inclusive design of biomedical training. She has received recognition for her course design and university teaching, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Online Learning Network Award, UH Faculty Teaching Excellence Award - Innovation in Instructional Technology, and the UH College of Education Teaching Excellence Award. Her recent book, Universal Access Through Inclusive Instructional Design: International Perspectives on UDL (Routledge, 2020), addresses inclusive instructional foundations, policies, design approaches, technology applications, accessibility challenges, curricular quality issues, research, and case studies from around the world. She has served as President of the ISTE Inclusive Learning Network and currently is Co-Chair of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE) UDL-SIG. She was elected to the UH Faculty Senate in 2019 and serves on the Executive Committee as Community and Government Relations Committee Chair.


Recent Publications:

Alarcón, J.D., Cutler, C.S., Chauvot, J.B., & Gronseth, S.L. (2021). Applying critical pedagogy and UDL to synchronous online course design to equip pre-service teachers in mathematical discourse. In K. Hollebrands, R. Anderson, & K. Oliver (Eds.), Online learning in mathematics teacher education. Springer.

Rogers, S.A., & Gronseth, S.L. (2021). Applying UDL to online active and interactive learning: Instructional designer perspectives. Journal of Applied Instructional Design, 10(1), 1-22. https://edtechbooks.org/jaid_10_1/applying_udl_to_onli

Gronseth, S., & Dalton, E. (Eds.). (2020). Universal access through inclusive instructional design: International perspectives on UDL. Routledge.

Dickinson, K.J., & Gronseth, S.L. (2020). Application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to surgical education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Surgical Education, 77(5), 1008-1012.

Gronseth, S.L., & Hutchins, H.M. (2020). Flexibility in formal workplace learning: Technology applications for engagement through the lens of Universal Design for Learning. TechTrends, 64(2), 211-218.

Breitenbach, E.K., & Gronseth, S.L. (2020). Strategic instructional design of interprofessional education in health professions curricula. Journal of Applied Instructional Design, 9(1), 40-52.

Gronseth, S.L., Fu, J., Hebert, W., Zhang, H., Ugwu, L., & Nguyen, P. (2020). Connecting learners through technology in COVID-19: Facilitating pre-service teacher collaboration during the pandemic. In R.E. Ferdig, E. Baumgartner, R. Hartshorne, R. Kaplan-Rakowski, & C. Mouza (Eds), Teaching, technology, and teacher education During the COVID-19 pandemic: Stories from the field (pp. 179-185). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/p/216903/

Zhang, H., Yan, Y., & Gronseth, S.L. (2020). Adding flexibility to curriculum: A practical guide for student-directed assessment. In R.E. Ferdig, E. Baumgartner, R. Hartshorne, R. Kaplan-Rakowski, & C. Mouza (Eds), Teaching, technology, and teacher education During the COVID-19 pandemic: Stories from the field (pp. 113-117). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/p/216903/

Cooper, J. M., & Gronseth, S.L. (2020). Pedagogical tapestries: Paired-course collaboration and course design for authentic student learning. In C. Edge, A. Standerford, & B. Bergh (Eds.), Textiles and tapestries: Self-study for envisioning new ways of knowing. EdTechBooks. https://edtechbooks.org/textiles_tapestries_self_study/chapter_21

Gronseth, S.L., Michela, E., & Ugwu, L. O. (2020). Designing for diverse learners. In J. K. McDonald & R. E. West (Eds.), Instructional design: An introduction and student guide. EdTech Books. https://edtechbooks.org/id/designing_for_diverse_learners

Handoko, E., Gronseth, S., McNeil, S.G., Bonk, C.J., & Robin, B.R. (2019). Goal setting and MOOC completion: A study on the role of self-regulated learning in student performance in Massive Open Online Courses. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 20(3), 39-58.

Gronseth, S., & Hebert, W. (2019). GroupMe: Investigating use of mobile instant messaging in higher education courses. TechTrends, 63(1), 15-22.

Bauder, D.K., Simmons, T.J., & Gronseth, S. (2019). Technology ideas for monitoring student progress: Through a UDL lens. Closing the Gap, December 2018/January 2019, 3-10.

Dogan, B., & Gronseth, S. (2019). Bringing out the “T” in STEM education. In A. Sahin & M.J. Mohr-Schroeder (Eds.), STEM education 2.0 (pp. 153-174). Brill.

Gronseth, S. (2018). Inclusive design for online and blended courses: Connecting web content accessibility guidelines and Universal Design for Learning. Educational Renaissance, 7, 1-9.

Mahmoudi, L., & Gronseth, S. (2018). Video-based discussion: Promoting presence through interactions in online higher education courses. In E. Ossiannilsson (Ed.), Ubiquitous inclusive learning in a digital era (pp. 128-153). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Gronseth, S., & Zhang, H. (2018). Advancing social presence, community, and cognition through online discussions. In M. Marmon (Ed.), Enhancing social presence in online learning environments. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A.T., Brush, T.A., Strycker, J., Gronseth, S., Roman, T., Abaci, S.,…Plucker, J. (2012). Preparation versus practice: How do teacher education programs and practicing teachers align in their use of technology to support teaching and learning? Computers & Education, 59, 399-411.

Gronseth, S., Brush, T., Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A., Stryker, J., Abaci, S., Easterling, W.,…van Leusen, P. (2010). Equipping the next generation of teachers: Technology preparation and practice. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 27(1), 20-26.

Gronseth, S., LiPira, M., & Hinson, J. (2008). Recapturing the past with digital imaging. The Technology Teacher.



B.S. in Elementary Education; Specific Learning Disabilities, Palm Beach Atlantic University, 2001
M.A. in Educational Technology, Louisiana State University, 2002
Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University, 2011