Maggie Niess

Emeritus Professor
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PhD, Mathematics Education, Oregon State University
MS, General Science (Mathematics Education), Oregon State University
BS, General Science (Mathematics Education), Oregon State University
Honors and Awards: 
  • 2014 George G. Mallison Distinguished Service Award  from the School Science and Mathematics Association.  Awarded November 6-8, 2014.
  • 2013 Journal of Distance Education Editor’s Award, March 2014.  Niess, M. L. , & Gillow-Wiles, H.  (2013).  Developing asynchronous online courses: Key instructional strategies in a social metacognitive learning trajectory.  The Journal of Distance Education, 27(1), 1-73.Available online at   
  • Thompson TPACK Award 2014:  Paper award.  Gillow-Wiles, H, & Niess, M. L. (March 2014).  A Systems Approach for Integrating Multiple Technologies as Important Pedagogical Tools for TPACK (SITE) 2014 Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Niess, M. L.,  & Gillow-Wiles, H.  (2015).  Learning trajectory for transforming teachers’ knowledge for teaching mathematics and science with digital image and video technologies in an online learning experience.   Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 31(1), 5-17, 864-871.  Awarded article of the year 2015 with potential for impact and contribution innovativeness, and generalizability or usability.

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Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci
OSU Main Campus
Research/Career Interests: 

Designing learning trajectories for online learning for teacher professional development

Teacher knowledge for teaching: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)

Preparing teacher to teach with technology: Toward a development of a pedagogical content knowledge integrating technology

Implementing communities of learning in online courses

Integrating technology in teaching of mathematics and science, K-12

Integrating technology in education K-12: Critical factors for systemic change

Designing and implementing instructional strategies for online courses


Margaret (Maggie) L. Niess is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Education at Oregon State University.  Her research focuses on the knowledge teachers rely on for integrating technologies in their teaching  -Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge, often referred to as TPACK.   She has authored multiple pee-reviewed journals and chapter including multiple teacher preparation books.  She directed the design, implementation, and evaluation of an online Master of Science program for K-12 mathematics and science teacher with an interdisciplinary science mathematics, and technology emphasis. Her research from this program explores the effectiveness of social metacognitive constructivist learning trajectory in online graduate coursework. She has been an editor of multiple Handbooks of Research for IGI Global.  She has chaired multiple committees for the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) and has served as chair for the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) SIG-TACTL (Technology as  a Change Agent in Teaching and Learning).