Kristin Isaacson

Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Operations and Management Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management

Office: 148 Communication Technologies Building
Personal website:

Brief Biography

I believe education is the key to empowering individuals, and technology has the power to make education more accessible and engaging to learners. I have found a way to combine my passions for digital media, web design, communications and marketing, education — and I love what I do. I have been designing and developing websites since the dark ages (aka the late 1990s) and have worked for a variety of industries and clients. I am currently pursing my Ph.D. in Learning Technologies at the University of Minnesota, so when I'm not teaching I'm working on my dissertation.

Teaching Interests: Digital marketing technology, web design & development, social media, technology and ethics

Research Interests: Media and digital literacy, new media and society, social media, convergence and participatory culture (emerging forms of user participation using digital media), gender equity and technology education

Professional Interests: Exploring formal and informal technology learning environments and experiences, getting youth excited about creating technology, and pedagogy in tech classrooms


  • HTML5 and CSS3 (Fluent/Native/Near Native)
  • PHP, mySQL, and JavaScript (Conversational)


    • MS Digital Communication and E-Business
      St. Cloud State University
      St. Cloud, MN, United States, 2011
    • BS Apparel Design & Manufacturing
      University of Wisconsin-Stout
      Menomonie, WI, United States, 1993

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Information & Communication Technologies
        August 2016 -
      • St. Cloud Technical & Community College, Advertising Web Design & Development
        August 2014 - May 2016

Intellectual Contributions

    Book, Chapter

    • Scharber, C., Lewis, C., Pyscher, T., & Isaacson, K. (2016). Teens, tech, and learning: Pathways for all. , 195-214, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

    Journal Article

    • Scharber, C., Isaacson, K., Pyscher, T., & Lewis, C. (Accepted). Participatory culture meets critical practice: Documentary film production in a youth internship program. English Teaching: Practice and Critique.