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; 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. Antonenko, P., Etopio, E., & Secciai, A. (2018). Comparison of virtual reality and hands on activities in science education via functional near infrared spectroscopy. Computers & Education, 124, 14-26.
  • 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.
Book Chapter:
  • Lamb, R., & Etopio, E. (2019). VR has it: A framework for virtual reality integration into therapy. In J. Stone (Ed.), Integrating Technology into Modern Therapies: A Clinician’s Guide, New York, NY: Routledge.
Other:
  • Lamb, R., & Etopio, E. (2019). Preservice science teacher preparation using virtual reality. Proceeding for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education 2019. 162-167.
Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • Etopio, E., & Lamb, R. (2018). Virtual reality and clinical practice: Exploring the possibilities. Presented at the State University of New York (SUNY) Meeting of Deans and Directors, Fredonia, NY.;
  • 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.;
Conferences:
  • Etopio, E. & Lamb, R. (2018). Virtual Reality: Connecting theory and practice for preservice teachers as a means to close the opportunity gap. Presented at the New York State Association of Teacher Educators, Saratoga Springs, NY.;
  • Etopio, E., & Lamb, R. (2019). Virtual reality a tool for preservice teachers to put theory into practice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Louisville, KY.;
  • Etopio, E., Seccia, A., & Lamb, R. (2018). Examination of infant music behaviors during acculturation using function near-infrared spectroscopy: A single case design. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA), Buffalo, NY.;
  • Lamb, R. & Etopio, E. (2018). Virtual environments for teacher training and student engagement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of The International Serious Play Conference, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Lamb, R. & Etopio, E. (2018, November). Virtual reality tools teaching: Learning and research spaces. Presented at the Fact 2 Symposium, Albany, NY.;
  • Lamb, R. & Etopio, E. (2019). Preservice Science Teacher Preparation Using Virtual Reality. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Las Vegas, NV.;
  • 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.;
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
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    Contact Information

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