Chelsey M. Bahlmann Bollinger

Senior Faculty Associate from Early, Elementary, & Reading Education, Assistant Professor

Chelsey Bollinger


Office: Memorial Hall 3220H
MSC: MSC 6911

Department: Instructional Design

About me

I am a faculty member in the Early, Elementary, and Literacy Education Department at JMU. I teach Literacy Education courses in the Elementary Program, in the early childhood BIS program, and in the Literacy M.Ed program. Before teaching in higher education, I was an elementary school teacher. I taught first grade in Wilmington, NC, and third grade in Bluffton, SC. My interest in infusing technology into my classroom started when I was a first-grade teacher. I enjoy trying out new types of technology and working with peers to problem solve and explore possibilities. My scholarly work addresses young children’s writing, technology integration, and professional development with teachers. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family exploring the Virginia mountains and relaxing on the Carolina beaches. 

Education, Training, and Certification 
Ph.D., Language and Literacy Education, The University of Georgia
M.Ed., Language and Literacy Education, The University of North Carolina Wilmington
B.S., Elementary Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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About Instructional Design

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