Current work, research and interests
Trudy is a state faculty member and leads the national CYFERnet Technology team, working with individuals and community-based organizations in the effective utilization of information, communication, learning and participatory technologies. She is a member of the Educational Development and Design team at the Center. She also works on national and regional projects integrating inquiry-based learning, science and technology in youth programming.
Her current work focuses on the use of technologies, the organization of content, and the learning experience for informal online and blended learning and instruction. She is working on several projects that facilitate the innovative use of mobile technologies and social media in youth programming, and the repurposing and reuse of online content to support informal professional development.
- Survey and observational research methods
- Introduction to statistics
- Principles and theories of educational evaluation
Academic degrees and experience
- M.S., educational psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
- B.A., psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Dunham, T.C. & Kimsey, R. (May, 2010). Social Networks: What, Why and How to Use Them (Professionally). Presented at the CYFAR Conference, San Francisco, Calif.
Bignall, H. & Dunham, T.C. (April, 2010). Youth Lead! Inquiry in the 4-H Experience. Presented at the National Afterschool Association Conference, National Harbor, Md.
Dunham, T.C. & Staker, J. (January 2010). Thinking and Doing Like a Scientist AND Thinking and Doing Like a Citizen. Commissioned white paper, National 4-H Council.
Dunham, T.C. (April 2009). Know What No One Else Knows: Perception and Inquiry in Afterschool Activities. Presented at the National Afterschool Association Conference, New Orleans, La..
Dunham, TC (June, 2008). Understanding Youth Use of Social Networking and Other Interactive Online Behavior: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly! Presented at the National American Association of Family Consumer Science Annual conference, Milwaukee, Wisc.
University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus