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John George Achrazoglou, Dr.

John George Achrazoglou, Dr.

Adjunct Professor Chief Technology Officer, College of Education
N157 Lindquist Center
Teaching and Learning
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-335-5620 (phone)

Academic History

  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Iowa, 2003
  • M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology; Computer Aided Instruction, The University of Iowa, 1993


  • Electronic portfolios for professional assessment and development
  • Assistive technologies for learners with disabilities
  • Distance education

Professional Service

  • Committee Assignment, Performance Management Design Committee, 2010–current.
  • Committee Assignment, University of Iowa Diversity Charter Committee, 2010–current.

Professional Activities and Membership

  • American Association of School Personnel Administrators
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Electronic Portfolio Executive Steering Committee.
  • Iowa Center for Assistive Technology and Education Research, Board of Directors
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE). Board of Directors

Licensure and Certifications

  • Secondary Education, State of Iowa

Awards and Professional Recognition

  • Outstanding Commitment to Promoting Diversity National Award.
  • Prometheus Award for Best Technology in the State of Iowa. Two time runner up.
  • Special Service to Education Award
  • The University of Iowa Catalyst Diversity Award.
  • Board of Regents Excellence Award
  • C.S. Robinson National Award for best practices and research
  • Faculty speaker, Fall 2005 and 2006. College of Education Teacher Education convocation-graduation ceremony. Elected by student body to deliver the faculty address to the graduating class.
  • Awarded funding by the Iowa Measurement Research Foundation for research into performance assessments and electronic portfolio use in teacher education.
  • Recipient of the Edgar M. and Evelyn Benzler Tanruther Scholarship for outstanding research in Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Special recognition for excellence in teaching and service

Selected Presentations

  • Achrazoglou, J. G. (2011, February). Global Competencies for Today's Job Market. Keynote Address given at the Career Days, Wellman, IA.
  • Achrazoglou, J. G. (2011, February). Working with Millennials; Reaching and Teaching Generation Next with Technology and Diversity. Lecture given at the Staff Development Day, The University of Iowa.
  • Achrazoglou, J. G. (2010, October). Engagement is a Snap with Clickers. Paper presented at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection statewide technology conference, Iowa.
  • Achrazoglou, J. G. (2010, March). Reaching Beyond Tolerance in Education; Diversity, Globalization and Techno-geeks. Keynote Address given at the The University of Iowa Spring Diversity Conference.
  • Achrazoglou, J. G. (2009, October). Sustainable Technology Labs and Classrooms ePortfolios for Teacher Assessment. Paper presented at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection statewide technology conference, Coralville, Iowa.
  • Stachowiak, J. R., Achrazoglou, J. G., & Kintz, W. (2007, October). Integrating Assistive Technology into Pre-Service Teacher Education. Workshop lead at the Closing the Gap, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Achrazoglou, J. G. (2007, October). MATlab: Integrating Assistive Technology into Pre-Service Teacher Education, a Pilot Program. Paper presented at the Closing the Gap; Assistive Technology Resources for Children and Adults with Special Needs National Conference, Henderson, Minnesota.
  • Achrazoglou, J. G. (2007, July). Three Rings Binders = Three Ring Circus; Using the ePortfolio to Tame the Professional Development Beast. Paper presented at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards National Conference, Washington DC.
  • Achrazoglou, J. G. (2007, March). Securing and Warehousing ePortfolio Artifacts, Rubrics and Measurements; Servers, Scripts and Account Management. Paper presented at the Educause Regional Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Achrazoglou, J. G. (2006, February). Parent Educators Connection - Transitioning from School to Work. Paper presented at the Presented to Depart of Ed sponsored conference on Assistive Technologies and Universal Design for Learning.
  • Achrazoglou, J. G. (2005, December). Presented - Standards-based ePortfolio for Teachers. Paper presented at the ePortfolio PanAmerica 2005 International Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Selected Contracts and Grants

  • Achrazoglou, John George (Principal Investigator), "The Next Step: Using ePortfolios for the Assessment and Professional Development of Early Career Teachers Professional Development of Early Career Teachers Co-PI with Marshall and Anthony," Sponsored by Roy Carver Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Muscatine, Iowa, Private, $217000.00. (September, 2003–September, 2005).