Jon Mundorf, Ed.D., is a 2014 graduate of UF’s online doctorate in curriculum and instruction program, which is designed to strengthen the skills of practicing educators.
A native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Mundorf, 36, began his career teaching middle school in Naples, Florida, and he has gone on to become an award-winning teacher, and an internationally recognized practitioner of teaching to meet the needs of all learners.
In the 2015-2016 school year, Mundorf joined UF’s P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, where he teaches seventh grade language arts.
He credits continuing education for making him a better teacher. He gives much credit to his joining in 2006 Harvard Graduate School of Education’s summer institute on universal design for learning (UDL). UDL is a teaching framework to guide the design of flexible learning environments that support individual learning differences. The summer institute, a partnership with the nonprofit Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), now includes Mundorf among its teaching cadre.
Mundorf also has consulted with schools and organizations on inclusive teaching practices, accessibility, technology integration, and other ways to improve teaching and learning.
In the fall of 2015, he traveled to Fukuoka, Japan to provide a keynote presentation to 2,500 Japanese educators eager to learn how to create more accessible learning environments.