University at Buffalo

Elisabeth Etopio

Elisabeth Etopio

Assistant Dean, Teacher Education

Clinical Assistant Professor

LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION


Specialty/Research Focus

Curriculum and Instruction; Access and Equity; Early Childhood Education; Equity and Poverty; Music Education; Urban Education; Virtual Reality

Contact Information
502 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-4034
etopio@buffalo.edu


Education and Training:
  • PhD, University at Buffalo, Elementary Education (2009)
  • EdM, University at Buffalo, General Education (2000)
  • BM, Ithaca College, Music Education (1995)
Awards and Honors:
  • Distinguished Professor; Nominated by students for recognition as outstanding mentor/teacher.; LAI Graduate Student Association; 2015-05-02;
Grants:
Grant:
  • Teacher education using immersive virtual reality environments.; State; Innovative Instruction Technology Grant; Awarded; (04/12/2017-06/30/2017)
  • TeachLivE: Enhancing Pedagogical Practice within a Simulated Environment; Local; GSE SEED grant; Awarded; (06/01/2016-06/15/2017)
  • Magic of Music for Head Start; Local; Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo; Awarded; (08/01/2014-06/15/2015)
Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Lamb, R., Annetta, L., Firestone, J., & Etopio, E. (2018). A meta-analysis with examination of moderators of student cognition, affect, and learning outcomes while using serious educational games, serious games, and simulations. Computers In Human Behavior, 80, 158-167.
  • Lamb, R., Etopio, E., Lamb, R.E. (2018). Virtual reality play theory. International Journal of Play Therapy, 13(1), 22-25.
Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Lamb, R., Etopio, E., Annetta, L., Shanahan, L., Lamb, R.E., & Schwab, J. (2018). Clinical experiences using virtual reality to train preservice science teachers Paper presented at the International Conference of National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Atlanta, GA.;
  • Lamb, R., Etopio, E., Lamb, R.E., Annetta, L., Shanahan, L., & Schwab, J. (2018) Virtual reality as means to train preservice teachers. Paper presented at the International Conference of Association of Science Teacher Education (ASTE), Baltimore, MD.;
  • Etopio, E. (2016). Saving kitties and hunting for gold: Storytelling through music and movement in early childhood. Presentation at the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association National Convention. Salt Lake City, Utah, June 29, 2016.;
  • Etopio, E. (December, 2014). Giving preschool children a "Head Start:" Early tonal and rhythm skill achievement. Poster session presented at the meeting of the New York State School Music Association Winter Conference, Rochester, NY.;
Invited Lectures:
  • Etopio, E. (February, 2015). Developing the music aptitude that is already with our students. Lecture presented at the meeting of the Saskatchewan Register Music Teacher's Association - Yorkton Branch Professional Development Seminar, Yorkton, SK.;
  • Etopio, E. (February, 2015). Introduction to music learning theory and audiation. Lecture presented at the meeting of the Saskatchewan Register Music Teacher's Association - Yorkton Branch Professional Development Seminar, Yorkton, SK.;
  • Etopio, E. (February, 2015). Movement and Musicality. Lecture presented at the meeting of the Saskatchewan Register Music Teacher's Association - Yorkton Branch Professional Development Seminar, Yorkton, SK.;
  • Etopio, E. (February, 2015). Practical application of music learning theory. Lecture presented at the meeting of the Saskatchewan Register Music Teacher's Association - Yorkton Branch Professional Development Seminar, Yorkton, SK.;
Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Publications Commission Chair for Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML) oversee editorial and review activities for GIML publications
    07/01/2013-07/01/2016
Professional Service:
  • Vice-President for Convention: Early Childhood Music and Movement Association
    06/29/2016-06/27/2018
  • New York State School Music Association; Research Committee
    06/01/2014-06/15/2017
  • Northeast Regional Representative for ECMMA (Early Childhood Music and Movement Association)
    06/01/2014-06/01/2016
News:

    Contact Information

    502 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-4034
    etopio@buffalo.edu