Nicol R. Howard, PhD has had the pleasure of serving as an educator in various capacities over the past years 15 years. Nicol is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at the University of Redlands. She previously served as a program specialist in the Learning Innovation with Technology department within the Santa Ana Unified School District. She was also an Adjunct Professor who taught multiple courses in teacher education, educational technology, learning theories, and research methods at Chapman University. Her research interests are related to the effective technology-use in education, equity issues in STEM Education, and sustainable professional development strategies for teachers.