UCI School of Education
Veronica Newhart

Veronica Newhart

Ph.D. Student
School of Education

Email: vnewhart@uci.edu


Biography

Veronica Ahumada Newhart is a Ph.D. student in the School of Education at UC Irvine with a specialization in Language, Literacy, and Technology (LLT). 

Veronica received her M.Ed. in Adult Education with an emphasis on distance/online learning from the University of Georgia and received her B.A. in English Language and Literature from Loma Linda University. As a graduate student, Veronica investigated the use of technology in distance learning, adult literacy, and English as a Second Language. She plans to focus on the use of technology in multiple areas of traditional and non-traditional educational settings and hopes to also explore the relationship between student health and academic achievement as she pursues her Ph.D. at UCI.

Her research interests include virtual inclusion, telepresence, emerging technologies to facilitate teaching and learning, online/distance learning, social context of learning, motivation, student health and academic achievement.

Publications

Newhart, V.A. (2014) Virtual inclusion via telepresence robots. CHI 2014, Apr 26 - May 01 2014, Toronto, ON, Canada. ACM 978-1-4503-2474-8/14/04.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2579417​

Newhart, V.A., & Olson, J.S. (2015). Going to school on a robot: A case study to illustrate important design considerations of telepresence robots. (under review)

Newhart, V.A., Warschauer, M., & Sender, L. (2015). Virtual inclusion via telepresence robots in the classroom. (under review)

​Warschauer, M., & Newhart, V. A. (2015). Broadening our concepts of universal access. Universal Access in the Information Society, 1-6.

​Newhart, V.A. (2011). Oral Health School-based Screenings in Montana. Department of Public Health and Human Services, State of Montana.

Newhart, V.A. & Carpenedo D. (2011). School Readiness Initiative: Connecting Oral Health and School Readiness. Department of Public Health and Human Services, State of Montana.

​Dotson, J.A., Buss, A., Frick, D., Carpenedo, D., Newhart, V.A. (2010). Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment. Department of Public Health and Human Services, State of Montana.

​Carpenedo,D., & Newhart, V.A. (2010). Oral Health in Montana: 2005-2006 Oral Health Study. Department of Public Health and Human Services, State of Montana.​

​Helena Public Schools. (2010). Health Enhancement K-12 Critical Competencies. (In accordance with Montana State Standards and Benchmarks for Health Enhancement). Helena, MT.

​Newhart, V.A. (2009). Oral Health Education Curriculum: Grades 1-5. Department of Public Health and Human Services, State of Montana. Listed in National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.

Conference Proceedings

Newhart, V.A. (2014) Virtual Inclusion via Telepresence Robots. CHI 2014, Apr 26 - May 01 2014, Toronto, ON, Canada. ACM 978-1-4503-2474-8/14/04.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2579417

Presentations

2014  “Virtual Inclusion in Traditional Classrooms,” presented at the Southern California K-12 Assistive Technology Network Annual Meeting.

2013  “Disparities in Dental Care for Head Start Children,” presented at the School of Education in Irvine, CA, September 2013. ;