Dr. Mary Corwin Herring

Associate Dean of the College of Education
(319) 273-2719
Office Location: 

Schindler Education Center 159A
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0615


Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Technology; Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 1997

Master of Science, Education: Physical Education
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 1989

Bachelor of Science, Physical Education
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 1979

Areas of Expertise 

Instructional Technology; Curriculum Development

Research Interests 

Distance Education; Teacher Effectiveness

Honors & Awards 

Association for Educational Communication and Technology
AECT President; 2008-2009
Presidential Service Award; 2005
Teacher Education Division Service Award; 2004
University of Northern Iowa
College of Education Professional Service Award; 2007
Iowa State University
Summer Iowa State University Research Excellence Award:
Design and training for implementation of constructivist-based learning environments; Doctoral Dissertation; 1997

Professional Affiliations 

Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Iowa Distance Learning Association

Phi Kappa Phi


U.S. Department of Education Teacher Quality Partnership Grant (2010). State of Iowa Teacher Quality Partnership Program. UNI Subcontract Co-Primary Investigator: Herring, M., Davidson, N. ($3,200,000).

Iowa Learning Technology Commission (2006). Iowa Learning Technology Commission Grant Evaluation Team. ($8,000).
Phye, G., Herring, M.; Yarbrough, D.

Iowa Public Television (2004). Digital Content Evaluation Project. ($10,000) Herring, M.; Smaldino, S.

UNI Graduate College Carver Foundation Grant (2010). Teaching and Learning Online: It's all about the pedagogy! Workshop ($3000). Herring, M.; Lindell, L.; Zeitz, L.