Jana Craig-Hare, Ph.D.

Jana Craig-Hare, Ph.D.

Jana Craig-Hare

Jana Craig Hare, Ph.D, is an Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Research on Learning, University of Kansas. She is a former secondary teacher, Technology Integration Facilitator, District Technology Coordinator, State Educational Technology Director and University Instructor. With 20+ years experience in education, she brings a classroom perspective to school improvement models, including best practices in research-based instructional strategies and technology integration.

Investigator, The Center for Research on Learning,
Associate Director, Research & Evaluation - ALTEC,
The Center for Research on Learning

Assistant Director,
The Center for Research on Learning

Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Emphasis in Technology-Rich Learning Environments, University of Kansas, 2011
M.S.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Emphasis in Educational Communication & Technology, University of Kansas, 2002
B.S.E., Secondary Education, Emporia State University, 1990

Contact Information


1122 West Campus Road
744 Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101

(785) 864-0555

Research Interests

As an academic researcher, Dr. Craig-Hare is interested in the implementation of technology into formal and informal learning environments.  Through a variety of research methods, Jana explores topics such as teaching and learning strategies utilizing educational technologies, technology rich learning environments, mobile learning in education, instructional coaching to facilitate technology integration, and educational game design. In addition, the evaluation of educational technology programs is a focus of her research.

Professional Service

Jana is a member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), and Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE).  She has presented at numerous local, regional and national conferences and has been recognized by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) as a “20 to Watch” Emerging Technology Leader (2007) and by the National Science Foundation as a DR-K12 CADRE Fellow (2011-12).




Professional Teaching License, Grades 5-12, Kansas State Department of Education, December 27, 1990 - Present

Endorsements: Bookkeeping/Accounting, Business Economics, Computer Studies, Data Processing, Office Practice, & Typing


Kansans Can Excel in Math and Science (Principal Investigator)