Vanessa E Domine

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Chairperson, Secondary and Special Education

University Hall 2191
973 655-6850
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BA:San Jose State University
MA:San Jose State University
PhD:New York University
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Dr. Domine is associate professor and elected chairperson of the Department of Secondary and Special Education in the College of Education at Montclair State University. She earned her BA and MA in Communication Studies from the California State University system and her PhD in Media Ecology from New York University. She worked as a media educator and technology consultant in the New York City Schools, which served as the basis of her first book, "Rethinking Technology in Schools" (Peter Lang, 2009). Her research and scholarship of pedagogy focus on the uses of technology to renew schooling and promote democratic practices particularly through media literacy education. At MSU, Dr. D. has most recently coordinated, taught (and published on) the undergraduate course "Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling" (CURR 210) and the course module "Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum" (CUR 316/518) for both undergrad and graduate secondary teacher education candidates. She recently received the 2013 Meritorious Service award from the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) for her service as NAMLE Vice President and co-editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education ( She currently serves on numerous other editorial boards for education, media, and technology-related academic journals. You can follow her on Twitter @vanessadomine.


Dr. D.'s current research intersects the fields of communication, education and technology with a particular emphasis on media literacy education. More specifically, she is interested in how media technologies can support communicative and communal experiences among teachers and students and ultimately lead to more democratic approaches to schooling and education in the United States. She is currently exploring (through research and praxis) online learning (PLCs) and the intersection of health and media literacy. She is the author of "Rethinking Technology in Schools" (Peter Lang Publishing, 2009) and was awarded a sabbatical in Spring 2013 to finish writing her second book, "Healthy Teens, Healthy Schools: How Media Literacy Can Save Education in the United States." Dr. Domine was recently interviewed on PBS for the "After Newton, What Next: Violence in the Media" (see below).


Office Hours


  • Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 pm - 3:00 pm


  • Monday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm



Research Projects

Project Literacy Among Youth (PLAY)

PLAY is an online collective of my research in the areas of media literacy education and technology in schools. You'll also find Twitter Updates and links to workshops and other collaborative efforts.