• Ph.D. 2012 – University of Tennessee
  • M.Ed. 2008 – Clemson University
  • B.S. 2004 – University of Central Florida

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital Literacy
  • EdTech
  • Design Thinking


Dr. Todd Cherner specializes in using technology to promote informed citizenry and critical literacy. Cherner started his career as a high school English teacher in Florida before becoming a professor. As he gained experience working with teachers in both secondary and higher educational settings, he has honed his skills for identifying edtech that can be used for supporting student learning, collaboration, and engagement.

Research Interests

Dr. Todd Cherner’s research lives in the intersection of technology and equity. He studies the ways implicit bias seeps into technologies and how teachers and teacher educators can respond. Previously, Dr. Cherner’s research has focused on critical media literacy, evaluating and classifying instructional technology, and promoting literacy across the disciplines. His work has been published in Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, the Journal of Information Technology Education, and the International Journal of Multicultural Education.