Ronald J Abate, Ph.D.
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Teacher Education
 Office: JH 336
 Phone: 216-523-7116
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 336, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
educational technology,
B.S., Education, Central Connecticut State University, 1975
M.A., Instruction, University of California Santa Barbara, 1987
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara, 1991
Brief Bio:
Ron Abate is an associate professor of educational computing and technology who joined the CSU faculty in 1988. He currently serves as the coordinator of the Master's Degree Program in Educational Technology. Dr. Abate's publications and conference presentations focus on strategies for integrating technology in K-12 schools and in higher education. He serves on the editorial review board of the Journal for Technology and Teacher Education. Dr. Abate has directed ten major grant initiatives related to technology integration.
Honors and Awards:
CSU Merit Recognition Award Spring 2003
Society for Technology and Teacher Education 1992 Award for Multimedia in Teacher Education
Creative and Activities:
Professor-in-Residence, Campus International School 2010-2018
Research Interests:
Revolve around technology integration in K-12 and higher education settings. In particular, the role of mentoring in professional development.
Teaching Areas:
Innovation in educational technology, K-12 technology integration, online course design,
Professional Affiliations:
International Society for Technology in Education, Society for Technology in Teacher Education
Research Grants:
Project Director 2001-2006, National Science Foundation / Middle School Advanced Technology Education MSATE  Middle school teacher professional development and curriculum design project.
Project Director 1999- 5/2004, U.S. DOE PT3 Capacity / Implementation Grant MIMIC Project . A collaboration among five northeast Ohio Colleges and Universities to increase the quantity and quality of higher education faculty modeling of technology into pre-service teacher education.
Project Director 2000-2002, Ohio Board of Regents (OBOR) / Ohio Learning Network. Partnership for PK-12 Teaching and Learning. A collaboration among Cleveland State University Departments to develop and implement an asynchronous and web based Masters degree in Educational Technology.
Project Director 2000-2001, Center for Innovative Learning Technologies / Stanford Research Institute. Ubiquitous Computing  . A research project on the design and environment issues related to classroom technology use.
Principal Investigator, 1999-2000, SUED School-to-Work (STW) Coalition. A Framework for Integrating STW into Pre-service Teacher Education Programs , A web based instructional project to prepare CSU education faculty to implement STW concepts in pre-service teaching.
Associate Director 2000 (Educational Outreach) Advanced Manufacturing Center Cleveland State University. Active grants directed; Society of Manufacturing Engineers Middle School Summer Discovery Lab - future engineers, NSF 9850288 Team II & OBOR Eisenhower - teacher professional development, U.S. Department of Labor STW/UROG - engineering awareness, NSF 9987020 - career scholarships, Cleveland Foundation  math / science curriculum specialist.
Co-Director  2000-2001 ( with Joanne Belovich, CSU Fenn College of Engineering) OBOR Title II. Teaching Physical Science Through Engineering Design.  Course development project.
Project Director 2000-2001 CSU Presidents Initiative.  K-12 teacher professional development on the integration of distance technologies into classroom teaching