Texas Tech University

Cecil R. Short, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice
Curriculum & Instruction

Email: cecil.r.short@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.5284

Office: Education 272

Google Scholar Profile

Cecil R. Short is an Assistant Professor of Practice of Blended and Personalized Learning in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas Tech University. His research primarily focuses on the skills, knowledge, and dispositions needed to adopt blended and personalized learning in K-12 contexts. His interest in blended learning research stems from his own experiences using blended learning as a high school English teacher in the Kansa City, Missouri, area.

Short has served as the co-chair of the K-12 Online Learning Special Interest Group for the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), as well as the Vice President of Communications for the Teacher Education Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). He was also a guest editor for the 2021 special issue of TechTrends, which focused on P-12 Distance and Blended Learning. He is on the editorial board for a new AECT journal in the field of educational technology called the Journal of Technology Integrated Learning and Teaching.

During the 2020-2021 academic year, Short was awarded the Smaldino and Herring Teacher Leadership Award by the Teacher Education Division of AECT and the Promising Scholar Award by the Journal of Online Learning Research. Short is the co-author of the highly rated and widely used K-12 Blended Teaching: A Guide to Personalized Learning and Online Integration, which is available for free below.

Cecil R. Short, Ph.D.


  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Instructional Psychology & Technology, Brigham Young University
  • Master of Arts in English, University of Central Missouri
  • Bachelors of Science in English Education, University of Central Missouri

Areas of Expertise

  • Blended Learning
  • Personalized Learning
  • Teacher Education

Selected Publications

Short, C.R., Graham, C.R., Holmes, T. et al. Preparing Teachers to Teach in K-12 Blended Environments: A Systematic Mapping Review of Research Trends, Impact, and Themes. TechTrends (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-021-00626-4

Short, C. R., Graham, C. R., & Sabey, E. (2021). K-12 blended teaching skills and abilities: An analysis of blended teaching artifacts. Journal of Online Learning Research, 7(1), 5-33. Available from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/217689/

Borup, J., Jensen, M., Archambault, L., Short, C. R., & Graham, C. R. (2020). Supporting students during COVID-19: Developing and leveraging Academic Communities of Engagement in a time of crisis. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 28(2), 161-169. Available from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/216288/

Arnesen, K. T., Graham, C. R., Short, C. R., & Archibald, D. (2019). Experiences with personalized learning in a blended teaching course for preservice teachers. Journal of Online Learning Research, 5(3), 251-274. Available from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/210637/

Free Book Publications

Graham, C. R., Borup, J., Short, C. R., & Archambault, L. (2019). K-12 blended teaching: A guide to personalized learning and online integration.  Provo, UT: EdTechBooks.org. Retrievable from https://edtechbooks.org/k12blended

Graham, C. R., Borup, J., Jensen, M., Arnesen, K. T., & Short, C. R. (2020). K-12 Blended Teaching (Volume 2): A Guide to Practice Within the Disciplines . EdTech Books. Retrieved from https://edtechbooks.org/k12blended2