|Present||Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Texas at Tyler|
Honors and Awards
- Eleventh Annual Joint U.S.-China Joint Science and Technology Commission Guest Speaker, United States Department of State - 2004
- The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Grant, National Science Foundation - 2004
- Golden Apple Educator Award for Best Practices in Staff Development and Curriculum Initiatives - 2008
- Delello, Julie. Interview with Rosalinda Murphy. USA Today. March 27, 2012. - 2012
- Kappa Delta Pi Teacher of the Year - 2012
- Faculty Fellowship, CENTER FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION - 2014
- White Fellowship for Teaching Excellence Award - 2014
- Provost's Leadership Academy - 2015
- J. Burns Fellowship of Excellence, UT TYLER - 2016
- The University of Texas Regent's Outstanding Teacher Award - 2017
- The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Teacher Education PLN Award-Honorable Mention - 2018
- Academy of Distinguished Teachers, The University of Texas at Tyler - 2018
- Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) - 2018
- ISTE-General Motors Artificial Intelligence Explorations Program - 2018
- EDUC 4640: Student Teaching EC-12
- EDUC 5390: Internship in Secondary Schools
- EDUC 5386: Internship in Grades 4-8
- EDUC 5380: Internship in Elementary Schools
- EDUC 5351: Assessment in Educational Settings
- EDUC 4058: Internship Seminar
- EDUC 4230: Teaching Skills and Classroom Management II
- EDUC 3220: Teaching Skills and Classroom Management I
|2009||Ph.D., West Texas A&M University ‐ Curriculum and Instruction|
|1999||M.Ed., University of Texas of the Permian Basin ‐ Education|
|1992||B.S., University of Texas of the Permian Basin ‐ Biology|
Research Works (29)
“I Found Myself Retweeting”: Using Twitter Chats to Build Professional Learning Networks Education Faculty Publications and Presentations (2019)
This chapter describes a mixed-method, multiple case study that examined ways in which synchronous educational Twitter chats were used, first, to enhance graduate and undergraduate university student learning, second, to build professional networks, and third, ...
Using technology to promote postsecondary success and savings: An evaluation of the University of Texas at Tyler's PATSS initiative RAND Corporation (2018)
This research evaluates the implementation of the PATSS (Patriots Accessing Technology for Savings and Success) program, looking at student academic performance, course evaluations, and cost savings to students, educators, and the university. The authors found ...
Gamifying Education: Motivation and the Implementation of Digital Badges for Use in Higher Education International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (2018)
This article describes how gamification in education through the use of digital badges has emerged as a means to motivate and reward student learning. This exploratory, multi-case study looked at the motivations and perceptions of ...
Comparing Delivery Approaches to Teaching Abnormal Psychology: Investigating Student Perceptions and Learning Outcomes Psychology Learning & Teaching (2017)
This study compares the academic performance and perceptions of 114 undergraduate students enrolled in an abnormal psychology course. Specifically, this study focuses on whether face-to-face (F2F) or blended modalities are associated with student learning outcomes. ...
Using Facebook to supplement instruction in online and hybrid courses International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL) (2017)
With the growing pervasiveness of social media use among college students, instructors are considering how to incorporate social media elements into their courses. For online and hybrid courses where face-to-face interaction is limited or lacking, ...
Looking in From the Outside: Perspectives of Caring for an Individual Diagnosed with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum IJRDO-Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research (2017)
Agenesis of the corpus callosum (AgCC) is a rare condition in which the neural connection between the left and right hemispheres of the brain is missing. This descriptive phenomenological study included the voices of 82 ...
Giving Back: Exploring Service-Learning in an Online Learning Environment Education Faculty Publications and Presentations (2016)
Service-Learning (SL) as an instructional method is growing in popularity for giving back to the community while connecting the experience to course content. However, little has been published on using SL for online business students. ...
Green technologies enabling virtual learning environments International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD) (2016)
The ubiquity of the Internet has created options for educators and business professionals to expand learning opportunities through virtual learning environments (VLEs). This article discusses how green technology trends and practices such as Cloud computing, ...
Green Computing through Virtual Learning Environments Professional Development and Workplace Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (4 Volumes) (2015)
As technology has quickly evolved into more sophisticated forms, it is opening the options for educators and business professionals to expand learning opportunities into virtual learning spaces. This chapter discusses a number of technology trends ...
Integrating Augmented Reality in Higher Education: A Multidisciplinary Study of Student Perceptions Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (2015)
Augmented reality (AR) is an emerging technology that blends physical objects with virtual reality. Through the integration of digital and print media, a gap between the “on and offline” worlds are merged, radically shifting student-computer ...
Reducing the Digital Divide: Connecting Older Adults to iPad Technology Journal Of Applied Gerontology (2015)
America’s older adult population is increasing at a dramatic rate due to better health care, technology, and improved living conditions. However, as individuals 65 years and older begin to live longer and experience multiple life ...
Connected Yet Distracted: Multitasking Among College Students Journal of College Reading and Learning (2015)
In this study, 935 undergraduate college students from a regional four-year university responded to an online time-diary survey asking them to report their multitasking habits and practices while engaged in four main activities: reading voluntarily ...
Exploring the Perceptions of College Students on the Use of Technology: What Do They Really Think? Human Resource Development Faculty Publications and Presentations (2015)
Technology is an essential component of learning in the 21st century. College professors and teachers hold many assumptions regarding the technological skills and knowledge that students possess while learning in the college setting. In this ...
The Life of a Professor: Stress and Coping Human Resource Development Faculty Publications and Presentations (2015)
The life of a professor is a balancing act, both professionally and personally. Professors must weigh the demands of research, publishing, teaching, and service with the requirements of their personal responsibilities. The purpose of this ...
New Visual Literacies and Competencies for Education and the Workplace Handbook of Research on the Societal Impact of Digital Media (2015)
This chapter examines how new visual literacies allow students to create meaning and develop competencies needed for the 21st century. Today's generation is continually exposed to visual and digital media. Through empirical work, this chapter ...
The Impact of Field Experiences on Pre-service Teachers' Decisions Regarding Special Education Certification Journal of Education and Human Development (2015)
Across the United States, there is a continuing shortage of special education teachers. As a result, institutions of higher education must prepare a sufficient number of highly qualified special educators to meet the needs of ...
Using Social Media as a Tool for Learning: A Multi-Disciplinary Study International Journal on E-Learning (2015)
In order to explore the rich dynamics of using social media as a tool for learning within higher education classrooms, researchers across three disciplines: education, human resource development (HRD), and marketing, joined forces seeking ways ...
Insights from Pre-Service Teachers Using Science-Based Augmented Reality Journal of Computers in Education (2014)
This research examined the results of an exploratory case study on the use of the augmented reality (AR) platform Aurasma in the higher education science classroom. Thirty-one pre-service students, enrolled in an undergraduate science methodology ...
Faculty Attitudes Towards Integrating Technology and Innovation International Journal on Integrating Technology in Education (2014)
Technological innovation is an important aspect of teaching and learning in the 21st century. This article examines faculty attitudes toward technology use in the classroom at one regional public university in the United States. Building ...