Alex Spatariu, PhD

Contact:

Office Address: HINTN 328
Phone: (281) 649-3415

aspatariu@hbu.edu
Alexandru Spatariu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Leadership & Research

Education

  • BS - Orthodox Theology, University of Craiova
  • MA - Educational Psychology, University of Northern Iowa
  • PhD - Educational Psychology (Learning and Technology), University of Nevada - Dissertation Title: The influence of the discussion leader procedure on the quality of arguments in online discussions. December, 2006.
     


Courses Taught

  • PSYC 2301 Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC 6324 Research Seminar

Teaching Focus

Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics
Research methodology and design

Publications

Recent published articles, book chapters, and conference papers:
Peach, A., Bell, S. & Spatariu, A. (2012). Internet safety: proactively protecting young children from the Internet threats, In Blake, S., Winsor, D.L., & Allen, L. (Eds). Child development and the use of technology: Perspectives, applications, and experiences, (Chapter Fourteen.) Hershey, PA:  IGI Global. 
Spatariu, A., Peach, A., & Bell, S. (2011). Enculturation of young children and technology. In Blake, S., Winsor, D.L., & Allen, L. (Eds.), Technology and young children: Bridging the communication generation gap, (Chapter Three). Hershey, PA:  IGI Global. 
Belair, M., & Spatariu, A. (2012). A qualitative view of teacher initiated phone calls in virtual high schools. Brief paper presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual Conference, Austin, TX.
Winsor, D., Spatariu, A., Lee, L., & Hale, S. (2012). An emic and etic grounded theory analysis: Pre-service teacher affect and disposition on the use of technology as a teaching tool. Paper presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual Conference, Austin, TX.
Spatariu, A., Bell, S., Peach, A., & Winsor, D. (2011). Various aspects of technology use with young children. Poster presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.
Peach, A., Bell, S., Winsor, D., & Spatariu, A. (2011). Young children and technology exposure outside of the school setting. Round table presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.
 

Additional Information

I have extensive experience in online education and research methodology. I have been developing and teaching online courses in research methodology as well as educational technology for over 8 years.