Samantha Fecich

Associate Professor of Education
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Phone: 724-458-2166

Samantha Fecich


  • Ph.D. Penn State University 
  • M.Ed. Penn State University '06, '12 
  • B.S. California University of Pennsylvania 

Conference Proceedings 

Presentations & Workshops

  • “iPad: Capitalizing Accessibility Features for Students with Special Needs”
  • Westmoreland Intermediate Unit online one week course through Moodle, summer 2013. 
  • “Augmented Reality Tools and Applications for Education” Spring 2013, Co-presented session at Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT)
  • “A Model for Effective Technology Integration”, Spring 2013, Co-presented pre-conference three hour session at PETE&C
  • “There is an app for that, but do we need it?”, Spring 2013, Co-presented a roundtable discussion at PETE&C
  • “iPad apps for every special education teacher”, Spring 2013, One hour session at PETE&C
  • “iPad apps for students who are deaf or hard of hearing”, Fall 2012, Presentation at Westmoreland Intermediate Unit
  • “Hidden Web 2.0 Tools from 2011”, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Westmoreland Intermediate Unit online one week course through Moodle
  • “Special Accommodations and Apps for the Visually Impaired, Summer 2012, Simplek12 Webinar
  • “Assistive Technology for Students Diagnosed with Communication Disorders” Spring 2012, Simple K12 Webinar
  • “Lovely world of live-binders”, Fall 2011, Co-presented at Three Rivers Education Technology Conference (TRETC)
  • “Using the interactive whiteboard in the special education classroom”, Spring 2011, Co-presented at PETE&C and ISTE
  • “Assistive technology in the autistic support classroom” , Fall 2008, Co-presented at Slippery Rock Autism Awareness Conference
  • “College life and AAC: Just do it.”, Spring 2007, Co-created a webcast.

Research Interests

  • Students with special needs
  • Literacy
  • Mobile learning
  • Augmented reality
  • Assistive technology

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 204 The Technologies of Instruction (Fall, 2014)


  • Boating on the lake and watching my husband waterski
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • I make a mean chocolate truffle.
  • I unwind by watching some great shows, such as: I Love Lucy, Lost, Heroes, Battlestar Galactica, and The Wizard of Oz to name a few.
  • I enjoy reading, some of my favorites include: Heaven is for Real and The Shack.

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