Emily Baumgartner


Emily is proficient in Bootstrap, HTML, and CSS.

Ph.D. Student

Emily is a current student at Kent State University pursuing her Doctorate of Instructional Technology.

Future Professor

Emily is hoping to continue a career in academia as a professor in the field of Technology.


Emily Baumgartner just finished her year as a Visiting Professor of Technology at Ohio Northern University. She graduated from ONU in 2012 with a Bachelor's of Science in Manufacturing Technology. She went on to complete her Master's of Science in Information Strategy Systems and Technology and Muskingum University in 2014.

Since graduating from ONU, Emily worked at FeneTech, Inc. in Aurora, Ohio as a Project Analyst. FeneTech specializes in ERP software for glass and window manufacturers. She is currently working part-time at FeneTech, Inc.

At Ohio Northern, Emily taught Web Design and Development, Computer Networking, Visual Basic Programming, and Database Design and Development in the Department of Technological Studies. She is also a Co-Trustee of Epsilon Pi Tau, a Technology Honorary.

In her free time, Emily is an avid golfer. She was a member of ONU's Women's Golf Team and still enjoys competing in local tournaments. Emily has also run two full marathons and has been a Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Ambassador the past three years. She also enjoys singing at church and playing with her dog, Jax.



Since graduating with my Master’s degree in 2014, I have been interested in seeing how people learn and what techniques and technologies one can use to enhance learning.

Many of my projects and papers within my courses were centered around Big Data and how companies analyze information and utilize your Internet data to market effectively. My original research interest was doing something with higher education and how Big Data affects it. However, I realized that my passion was looking more into how social media affects learning. How can one successfully utilize social media inside and outside of the classroom? There are many different social media platforms that can be utilized and some new platforms have become increasingly popular in the past few years.

There have been several studies on social media and the impact on higher education, but none that look into the newer social media platforms. Twitter is a platform that gaining momentum for 12-18 year olds, but most of the studies I have seen target Facebook as the biggest social media site. Snapchat is a relatively new social media tool that is also becoming increasingly popular, especially with millennials. It is the third most popular social app, but there have not been any studies that I have found on how Snapchat could be used as a tool in the classroom.

I would also be interested in seeing how educators could be encouraged to utilize social media in their classrooms. If there are results that prove that social media encourages learning, perhaps more educators would be inclined to try it themselves. I would like to find the best ways to utilize different social media platforms and see how students react to it.

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While I am not pursuing my Doctorate, I occasionally blog about my life with golfing and running. I have run two marathons and I continue to compete in local golf tournaments.

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