Sarah Schroeder

Sarah E Schroeder

Associate Professor - Field Service

Teachers College


CECH Instructional Design & Technology - 0022

Professional Summary

Sarah Schroeder is an instructional designer and educator passionate about the creation of engaging, relevant and equitable e-learning solutions. Passionate about understanding learner diversity and designing the way our brains work, Sarah believes in the success of all learners and empowering them to do more vs. simply learn more. In addition, Sarah's work focuses on preparing teachers to work in urban communities, partnering with local teachers to create a community of learning including educators, community members, and pre-service education students.

As a faculty member, Sarah coordinates the Digital Learning Design certificate program for undergraduate students and connects UC learners with community partners.  She also teaches courses related to educational technology and media literacy, specifically focused on applying Universal Design for Learning using technology.  Sarah is an ISTE certified educator, a certified Quality Matters facilitator and master reviewer, a graduate of the Educause Educational Technology Leadership Institute, and has supported grant-funded development of blended learning solutions for K-12 districts.  During the recent pandemic, Sarah and her students have supported blended and online learning development for local districts.

Outside of UC, Sarah provides consulting services, coaching and professional devlopmet for K-12, non-profit, corporate and higher education organizations.  Before joining the University of Cincinnati, Sarah was a faculty member in the Department of Communication at Northern Kentucky University, an Instructional Designer in Northern Kentucky University's Center for Innovation and Technology in Education, and a professional diversity educator.

Sarah received her BA in education from Indiana University and her MS in Communication from the University of Cincinnati. She is currently a candidate for the EdD in Urban Educational Leadership.


BS: Indiana University Bloomington, IN, 1992 (Secondary Education, English, Theater and Communication)

MA: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2003 (Communication, Rhetorical Studies)


Invited Presentations

Schroeder, S. & Stoll, C. (2012. ) Brain-Based Design: Where Universal Design and Quality Matters Meet .Quality Matters Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ. Level:National

Schroeder, S., Clineman, D. & Williams, N. (2012. ) Roundtable: Engaging Faculty .Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, Cincinnati, OH. Level:Regional

Schroeder, S & Hodges, A. (2013. ) Building an Implementation Plan for Your Campus: Lessons Learned .Quality Matters Annual Members Meeting, Akron, OH. Level:State

Schroeder, S. & Johnson, S. (2012. ) Losing Control: Preparing Students for the Future through Classroom Technology Use .Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, Cincinnati, OH. Level:Regional

Schroeder, S. & Heinrich, J. (2010. ) Leveraging Social Bookmarking Tools in the Research Classroom .Kentucky Convergence Conference, Erlanger, KY. Level:State

Schroeder, S., Besnoy, L. & McGill, K. (2011. ) Considering the Student Mind in Instructional Design .Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, Highland Heights, KY. Level:Regional

Schroeder, S. & Thrower, L. (2010. ) Did They Really Say That?: How to Have Difficult Discussions in the Classroom .Central States Communication Association, Cincinnati, OH. Level:State

Schroeder, S. (2011. ) The New Research Project: Collaborative Student Research Using Social Media .Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, Highland Heights, KY. Level:Regional

Schroeder, S. & Dell, L (2011. ) Performance Based Assessments .Embanett-Compass Partner Summit, Orlando, FL.

Sarah Schroeder (2017. ) Diverse Literacies: Tech for Voice and Choice .CAST UDL Symposium, Boston, MA. Conference. . Level:National

Sarah Schroeder (2017. ) Accessibility Spotlight Panel .Distance Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Conference. . Level:National


Dr. Nancy Jennings, Dr. Rockia Harris, Dr. Renee Hobbs, Dr. Srividya Ramasubramanian, Dr. David Oh and Sarah Schroeder (2022. ) Honoring PLACE in Media Literacy: Equity, Voice, and Action for Social Justice​​ .New Orleans, LA. Level:National