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Nick Sauers

Assistant Professor    

Doctor of Philosophy, Iowa State University
Masters, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bachelors, University of Iowa


Ed Leadership
Technology in Education

1 to 1 Schools


Nick Sauers graduated with his Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University in 2012. He has spent the past two years at the University of Kentucky as a lecturer and assistant research professor.

Sauers’ scholarly interests include K-12 leadership, and the role of technology in schools. More specifically, Sauers has worked with many one-to-one school leaders nationally and internationally as they move to a more technology rich environment.

Sauers is actively involved with research and training for school leaders across the country as they attempt to leverage technology as a tool for change. This past year, he spent a month as a visiting scholar with the American Embassy School in Delhi, India as they launched their one-to-one initiative.

Sauers also serves as an associate director for the Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE).

Prior to his work in higher education, Sauers served as a teacher, union president, and principal in Iowa. Sauers blogs at and can be reached at [email protected].


Sauers, N. J., Richardson, J. W., & McLeod, S. (In Press). Technology-savvy superintendents: Successes and challenges. Journal of School Leadership.

Richardson, J. W., McLeod, S., Flora, K., Sauers, N. J., Kannan, S., & Sincar, M. (2013). Large-scale 1:1 computing initiatives: An open access database. International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology, 9(1), 4-18.

Sauers, N.J. (2012, September). 1:1 teachers vs their non 1:1 peers : A look into
technological competencies: Anytime Anywhere Learning , 9 (1).

Sauers, N.J. ( 2012,February). Is BYOD your 1:1 solution? One -to One Institute at

Sauers, N. J. (2012). Do pocket-assisted technologies, such as the iPod and iPhone and iPad, provide mainly educational benefits or distractions to students in today’s schools? In C. J. Russo & A. G. Osborne (Eds.), Debating issues in American education: A SAGE reference set (Vol. 10). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Sauers, N. J. (2011, November). What is one-to-one? School Administrators of Iowa Report, 7.

Sauers, N. J., & McLeod, S. (2011, October). What does the research say about school one-to-one computing initiatives? [white paper]. University Council for Educational Administration Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education, Lexington, KY. Available at