Honors and Awards
- Honorary Life Membership in Parent Teacher Association for Distinguished Service to Children and Youth, Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers - 2003
- Acknowlegdement in Analysis for Improving Performance - 2007
- Spirit Award, Relay for Life in Second Life Committee, The American Cancer Society - 2008
- Invited Researcher, Shambhala Instute for Authentic Leadership, Trent University - 2008
- Epsilon Pi Tau, International Honor Society for professions in Technology, UT Tyler - 2010
- Acknowledgement in Scenario Planning in Organizations - 2011
- Acknowledgement in Journal Article for technical assistance for PhD Nursing Instructors and Students, Second Life as a Clinical Conference Environment - 2011
- Cutting Edge Award for Outstanding Paper in 2011 Conference Proceedings, AHRD - 2011
- Who's Who among students in American Universities and Colleges Award, Who's Who - 2011
- Outstanding Young Teacher Award, Assoication for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) - 2012
- Nominated for 2011 Faculty Teaching Award, , College of Business and Technology - 2012
- HRD 3312: Training, Selection and Recruiting
- HRD 4321: Introduction to E-Learning
- HRD 4331: Workforce and Organizational Development
- HRD 5331: Workforce Development
- HRD 5350: Leadership and Ethics in Human Resource Development
- TECH 1301: Technology and Society
- TECH 2323: Introduction to Computer Applications
- TECH 2330: Information Technology and Communications
- TECH 4173: E-Portfolio
- TECH 4372: Capstone Experience
|2011||Ph.D., Texas A&M University ‐ Human Resource Development|
|1993||M.Ed., University of Texas at Tyler ‐ Educational Diagnostician|
|1990||B.S., University of Texas at Tyler ‐ Education|
Research Works (24)
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 ...
Updated Perspectives on Educational Diagnosticians' Understanding of Reading Assessments Current Issues in Education (2016)
Chappell, Stephens, Kinnison, and Pettigrew (2009) conducted a study investigating educational diagnosticians knowledge of early reading development. Our study replicated the work of Chappell et al. through a mixed methods design that investigated educational diagnosticians' ...
Opening the black box and searching for smoking guns: Process causality in qualitative research European Journal of Training and Development (2016)
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of qualitative research in causality, with particular emphasis on process causality. In one paper, it is not possible to discuss all the issues ...
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 ...
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 ...
Teaching Technical Writing with Virtual World Technology Virtual Worlds for Online Learning: Cases and Applications (2015)
This case study documents how experiential learning in virtual worlds can be used to teach technical communication to university students. A virtual campus was used to facilitate critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and writing through ...
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 ...
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 ...
Creating Virtual Communities of Practice with the Visual Social Media Platform Pinterest International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments (2014)
This paper reports results of a mixed methods study on the use of the visual social media platform Pinterest in the higher education classroom. Research methods included data collection of pre-experience and post-experience student surveys ...
New Visual Social Media for the Higher Education Classroom The Social Classroom: Integrating Social Network Use in Education (2014)
This chapter examines how next-generation visual social platforms motivate students to capture authentic evidence of their learning and achievements, publish digital artifacts, and share content across visual social media. Educators are facing the immediate task ...
Seeking Empirical Validity in an Assurance of Learning System Journal of Education for Business (2014)
Business schools have established measurement tools to support their assurance of learning (AoL) systems and to assess student achievement of learning objectives. However, business schools have not required their tools to be empirically validated, thus ...
A Cross-Case Analysis of the Use of Web-Based ePortfolios in Higher Education Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice (2013)
Higher education is mandated to document student learning outcomes and ePortfolios have been offered as a panacea for assessment, evaluation, and accreditation. However, the student voice regarding the value students construct from building and utilizing ...
Fostering Presence in Online Discussions Academic Exchange Quarterly (2013)
With increased demands for online courses, instructors are challenged to facilitate discussions that promote critical thinking and mastery of content. Synchronous and asynchronous discussion forums are used to create a Community of Inquiry (COI) across ...
Going Virtual: Delivering Nanotechnology Safety Education on the Web Human Resource Development Faculty Publications and Presentations (2011)
The emergence of nanotechnology has created new challenges for the 21st century. Future development of Engineered Nano Materials (ENMs) will soon impact society in ways never imagined before. Most importantly, those who develop and work ...
Leveraging Green Computing for Increased Viability and Sustainability Human Resource Development Faculty Publications and Presentations (2011)
Greening of computing processes is an environmental strategy gaining momentum in the 21st century as evidenced by increased virtual communications. Because of the rising cost of fuel to travel to meetings and conferences, corporations are ...
Scenario Planning as the Development of Leadership Capability and Capacity; and Virtual Human Resource Development (2011)
This dissertation explored the perceived association between scenario planning and the development of leadership capability and capacity. Furthermore, this study explored sophisticated virtual environments seeking instances of adult learning and the conduciveness of these environments ...
A Study of Adult Learning in a Virtual World Advances in Developing Human Resources (2010)
It is crucial that employees and students become astute adult learners. Due to rapidly changing technology in both the workplace and instructional venues, organizationsare challenged to find new and useful tools for adapting to these ...
Exploring the Emergence of Virtual Human Resource Development Advances in Developing Human Resources (2010)
Technology is permeating our personal and professional lives and is having an enormousimpact on the field of human resource development (HRD). Given the growing interestthat scholars have had for integrating technology into HRD practice and ...
Exploring Mock Team Interviewing As Career Management Strategy in Business Courses Southern Management Association Annual Meeting (2015)
New college graduates often have difficulty finding employment in a competitive job market. With many career management resources available, they still need direct instruction for communicating their values to a potential employer. This paper highlights ...