Dr. Kyle Scafide (University of New Orleans) 

Research interests include: Assessing and altering environment to improve stakeholder
satisfaction and productivity/retention (especially with regard to institutions of higher
education and other private and public organizations), understanding factors related to
retention levels of under-represented students, tracking the outcomes of those who
complete teacher preparation programs, and l/g/b/t studies. 

Kyle Scafide received a Bachelor of Arts degree (philosophy) from St. Joseph Seminary
College in 1984 and entered graduate school at De Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven in
Belgium. He finished his M.A. at Notre Dame Theological in 1990 and began teaching
part-time at two colleges in the New Orleans metro area. During those years, he taught
two or three classes a semester, though most of his time in the 1990s was dedicated to
working as editor-in-chief of two lgbtq publications, IMPACT and eclipse. His
contributions to the publications were primarily journalistic, but he also published
quite a bit of fiction, as well. 

He completed his second Master’s degree (M.Ed., UNO) in 2001 and immediately pursued the
doctorate. In 2004, while still conducting research for his dissertation, he worked for a
short time in the educational software private sector. Upon attaining his PhD in 2005, he
returned to UNO to assist the College of Education with the NCATE accreditation process. 

Currently, Kyle is involved in several writing projects while maintaining his business
interests. He is available for adjunct teaching and assisting doctoral students with
dissertations. He also offers consultation related to improving organizational
effectiveness and stakeholder satisfaction. 

Faculty, Postsecondary

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Part-time University Faculty Members: The Relationship between Environment and Satisfaction, University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations (2005)

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between the environment and the...

 

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Faculty Diversity (with Barbara Johnson), Encyclopedia of Education (2002)

This article presents a broad view of issues related to faculty diversity. Headings include Demographics,...

 

Organizational Effectiveness

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Part-time University Faculty Members: The Relationship between Environment and Satisfaction, University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations (2005)

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between the environment and the...

 

Diversity

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Faculty Diversity (with Barbara Johnson), Encyclopedia of Education (2002)

This article presents a broad view of issues related to faculty diversity. Headings include Demographics,...

 

Teacher Preparation

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Preservice Preparation for the Urban Context (with William Sharpton), Metropolitan Universities Journal (2002)

Describes decision points facing teacher education programs with an urban focus. Provides examples of strategies...