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Jacqueline Nunn, EdD

Professor and Associate Dean

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After joining CTE as acting director in 1990, Dr. Nunn immediately began to steer the center toward its focus on the development of research-based, technology-supported instructional strategies for K-12 classrooms. She has served as Principal Investigator for all of CTE’s hallmark grants and contracts, including two Technology Innovation Challenge Grants (TICG), the Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) grant, and the federal grant that supported CTE in testing and establishing the efficacy of the Boundless Learning instructional delivery system. Dr. Nunn’s professional and research interests continue to drive CTE’s work in developing, researching, and disseminating evidence-based research practices that transform instruction to ensure that all students, especially those with disabilities, are afforded the best possible educational opportunities. Dr. Nunn has served Baltimore’s education community through participation in the many committees to which she has been appointed, including the Maryland Task Force on Inclusive Education, the Maryland Committee on Technology in Education, and the Blue Ribbon Technology Committee of the Maryland Business Roundtable. Before joining CTE, Dr. Nunn was an educational consultant for IBM. Dr. Nunn began her career as a classroom teacher and school psychologist, and then served as a school principal and central office administrator in Fairfax County, Virginia for 14 years. Dr. Nunn has a B.S. in Social Welfare from Florida State University, an M.Ed. in Teaching Children with Severe Disturbances from Virginia Commonwealth University and an Ed.D. in Human Communication and Its Disorders from The Johns Hopkins University.


Ed.D. Johns Hopkins University, Human Communication and Its Disorders

M.Ed. Virginia Commonwealth University, Teaching Children with Severe Disturbances

B.S. Florida State University, Social Welfare.


“Early Learning Challenge Grant – Race to the Top – Maryland & Ohio” – Maryland State Department of Education & Ohio Department of Education, (January 2012 – December 2015) (Principal Investigator).

“Enduring Innovations: Using technology to promote success for students with disabilities through innovation and leadership.”  Maryland State Department of Education. (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2013) (Principal Investigator).

“Maryland State-Improvement Grant III. U.S. Department of Education, Evaluation Grant. (January 1, 2008 – June 30, 2013) (Co-Principal Investigator).


Center for Technology in Education, (2012).  A conceptual design document: The Early Childhood Comprehensive Assessment System Development, Implementation, and Evaluation Report.  Baltimore, MD: Author.

Center for Technology in Education, (2012).  A plan for validation of the Maryland EXCELS: Maryland’s Quality Rating and Improvement System.  Baltimore, MD: Author.