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Tony Dralle

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences

Degree Program Doctor of Education (EdD)

Dr. Dralle serves as a Contributing Faculty Member in Reading, Literacy, and Leadership in the Ed.D. Program at Walden University. He is also a University Research Reviewer (URR) with Walden University. In addition to teaching in the Ph.D/ Education program, Dr. Dralle serves as the chair or second committee member on several EdD project studies.

Dr. Dralle's doctorate is in Social Studies Education, from the University of Virginia. In addition to serving as a Contributing Faculty Member in the Richard W. College of Education with Walden University, Dr. Dralle is an Adjunct Professor of Graduate Education with another university, and an English and Social Studies teacher with the North Carolina Virtual Public Schools. Dr. Dralle has have served as an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education at East Carolina University, and as an adjunct instructor of writing/composition at UNC Pembroke and Southeastern Community College in North Carolina.

Dr. Dralle has taught in the public schools (F2F) for six years, and in the public schools (virtual) for 11 years.

Dr. Dralle has taught at the university level for 14 years.

Dr. Dralle has published articles and given presentations in technology integration in Social Studies, teaching reading in all content areas, seminar experiences for online graduate students, and in teaching and learning in online environments. Dr. Dralle's current research interests include best practices in online teaching, and exploring reading and writing instruction in the content area classroom. Dr. Dralle is currently conducting research related to live and asynchronous seminars in graduate courses.

Dr. Dralle's undergraduate degree is in Government from Cornell University, and he earned my Masters is in Secondary Education from Duquesne University. Dr. Dralle lives with his wife and son in southeastern NC.

Courses Taught

EDUC 8110 - Development of the Scholar Practitioner

EDUC 8002 - Leading the Future of Education

EDUC 8090 - Doctoral Study Intensive

EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation


PhD, University of Virginia

MEd, Duquesne University

BA, Cornell University


Dralle, A. P. (2008). Analyzing Course Management Systems in Online & Face to Face Instruction. New Learning Technologies. Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT).

Dralle, A. P. (2000). Bridging the Digital Divide.

Dralle, A. P., Good, A., O'Connor, K., Holsten, G. (2006). Bringing the Product to the Consumer: Telecollaborative and DE Technologies.

Finley, T., Dralle, A. P., Datz, A. (2005). Collaborative inquiry in 2005: Design, technology tools, resources, evaluation, & future directions.

Dralle, A. P. (2000). Digital History Lessons in the Social Studies Classroom.

Dralle, A. P. (2005). Easy, effective, and even exciting reading strategies for the Social Studies classroom.

Groendal-Cobb, J., Whitworth, S., Fogelmen, A., Mayo, J., Locascio, D., Waring, S., Fallace, T., Dralle, T., Dralle, A. P. (2002). Enhancing Social Studies Education: Tele-collaboration and Internet2.

Dralle, Tony & Mason, Cheryl., Dralle, A. P. (2000). Exploring digital archives in the social studies classroom.

Dralle, Anthony & Dobson, Ellen., Dralle, A. P. (2007). Geocaching: Adventures in Geography using GPS.

Dralle, A. P. (2006). Making the Most of Teacher Input: Strategies and Tools that Really Impact Student Learning.

Dralle, A. P. (2005). Not Just Surfing the Internet: Practical Technological Collaborative Applications for the Methods Classroom.

Dralle, A. P. (2005). Online In-service: Problems and Possibilities for Teachers in the Field.

Dralle, A. P. (2006). Potentials and Limitations of Online In-service.

Mason, C., Diem, R., Berson, M., Lee, J. K., Graham, B., Dralle, T., Bennett, C. T., Dralle, A. P. (1999). Project Impact- Infusing Technology into Social Studies Methods.

Dralle, Anthony & Jones, Ray., Dralle, A. P. (2005). Reading and writing instructional strategies for in-service and pre-service Social Studies teachers.

Dralle, A. P. (2003). Reading and Writing Your Way to Cultural Connections in the Social Studies Classroom.

Dralle, A. P. (2007). Special Addition: Building Relevancy and Literacy into the Social Studies Classroom through the Newspaper.

Jones, Ray & Dralle, Anthony., Dralle, A. P. (2005). Strategies for teaching reading and writing in the Social Studies classroom.

Dralle, A. P. (2007). The impact of the digital divide on rural communities.

Dralle, A. P. (2007). Use These in Class Tomorrow: Reading and Writing Strategies for Teachers in any Content Area.

Dralle, Tony & Ryland, Risa Anne., Dralle, A. P. (2003). Using Primary Sources to enrich instruction in the SOL-driven Social Studies classroom.

Mason, C., Berson, M., Diem, R., Dawson K., Keiper T., Alibrandi, M., Hicks, D., Dralle, T., Lee, J., Dralle, A. P. (1999). Waking the Sleeping Giant: Social Studies Teacher Educators Collaborate to Integrate Technology into Methods' Courses.