Doctor of Education in Communications

Teachers College, Columbia University

Dissertation: Artists’ Acts of Appropriation: Educational, Aesthetic, & Political Implications 

Advisor: Dr. Howard Budin

May 2013

Master of Music Education

City University of New York, Herbert Lehman College

May 2006

Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Study, cum laude

New York University, Gallatin School

Focus in Music Education and Spanish 

May 2003


Director of Teaching and Learning Resources

The Webb Schools 

Claremont, CA

July 2014 – Present

  • Fulfill the responsibilities of a Webb faculty member
  • Lead 2017—2108 WASC accreditation process by forming, directing, and managing the school’s Steering Committee, coordinating all-school collaboration to complete draft, directing the draft revision process, and managing the site visit
  • Collaborate with faculty to make the library a hub of 21st century ideas and thinking, through research-based curricular projects, stand-alone events, and support of blended and online learning tools and programs
  • Liaise with the Director of Technology to evaluate, promote, and use existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Serve as member of the Education Leadership Team and the Academic Council
  • Establish yearly programmatic goals for the library in consultation with the Director of Academic Affairs, develop an annual report at the conclusion of the academic year
  • Coordinate all operations of the W. Russell Fawcett Memorial Library
  • Foster a culture of reading among students, both in support of academic goals and for pleasure
  • Maintain active membership in professional organizations and act as liaison with relevant vendors and organizations
  • Promote the ethical use of information, helps educate the students and faculty in the philosophy and mechanics of citation and fair use
  • Work with academic department chairs to coordinate the adoption and acquisition of course materials
  • Supervise library and seasonal support personnel
  • Teach and advise journalism courses, producing online publication:
  • Dorm Head


Southern California Librarians in Independent Schools, SoCaLIS


Adjunct Assistant Professor

Teachers College, Columbia University

Equity, Ethics, and Social Issues of Educational Technology 

May 2009 – Present

Technology and Democratic Education

May 2014 – Present 

Online and face-to-face sections

  • Develop curriculum and syllabus to guide student research in the fields of equity, ethics, democracy, technology, and education
  • Create and evaluate student assignments to appropriately support ability of each student and their understanding of the coursework on the social and cultural impacts of digital technology
  • Guide students in identifying appropriate research topics as well as approaches to scholarship and research to ensure successful projects
  • Manage LMS platforms and online tools including: Canvas, Blackboard, Zoom and Adobe Connect to facilitate student dialogue and collaboration
  • Facilitate students’ inquiries into their lived experiences to determine pragmatic avenues to apply and practice theories of justice, democracy, equity, ethics, and education


University of San Diego

Communication, Technology, and Curriculum Design Engineering Design Process

May 2014 – Present

Artistic Modeling and Representation in Science and Math Education

May 2014 – Present

Online sections

Teachers College Columbia University

Video as Art: Exploration
Fall 2010


Dzula, M., Wuu, S., Luna, J., Cook, A., & Chen, S. (2020). “Digital Participation and Risk Contexts in Journalism Education.” Media and Communication, 8(2), 219-231. doi:

Dzula, M. (2015). “Engaging Many Minds: Nurturing Collaboration in a STEAM Context.” The STEAM Journal. Vol. 2 Issue 1. doi:

Dzula, M. (2015). “What Is It?” in N. Patel (ed.) The Growth of Art: Lesson Plans and Essays by Recent Teachers College Columbia University Graduates in Art and Art Education. New Jersey: Nishan Arts LLC.

Dzula, M. (2013). “An Art Inquiry into a Young Photographer’s Artworks” in L. Vasudevan and T. DeJaynes (eds.) Arts, Media, and Justice: Multimodal Literacy Explorations with Court-Involved Youth. New York: Peter Lang Publishers

Dzula, M. (2012). “Animation, Appropriation, and Tech Kids Unlimited” Teaching Artist Journal, TAJ. Vol. 11 No. 1

Dzula, M. (2012). “On The Rocks” Teaching Artist Journal, TAJ. Vol. 10 No. 4

Professional association contributions

Journalism Education Association, Student Press Rights Committee 

Constitution Day lesson plan contributor

2021: Nurturing Public Discourse Through Social Inquiry and Communication

2020: Voting, Voice and the Constitution

American Association of School Librarians

Blogger, 2016 – 2019 

Knowledge Quest, AASL

Teaching Artist Journal 

Blogger, 2011 – 2012 

AltSpace, TAJ


Journalism Educators Association, Student Press Rights Committee, 2019 – Present

American Library Association, 2014 – Present

American Association of School Librarians, 2014 – Present

SoCaLIS, previously Independent School Library Exchange, 2014 – Present 

Association of Independent School Librarians, 2014 – Present

American Educational Research Association, 2010 – 2014

National Art Education Association, 2010 – 2013


Computer Skills: Proficient in Pro Tools, Logic, Garageband, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc), iStopmotion, iMovie

Languages: Fluent in Spanish


2022 Crown Award, Columbia Scholastic Press Association

2016 Perry Award, The Webb Schools

2013 Bay Area Discovery Museum, Artist in Residence

2013 Threadless Select Line, More Wishes

2012 Andy Warhol Preserve Visual Arts Program: Teaching Artist Residency

2011 Andy Warhol Preserve Visual Arts Program: Teaching Artist Residency

2010 Teachers College Myers Art Award: Caving, collaboration with Ardina Greco

2007-2010 Scholarships: Teachers College, Department of Computing, Communications, Technology and Education