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About Trena M. Paulus

I am a qualitative researcher specializing in the analysis of online conversations and co-author of Digital Tools for Qualitative Research. (The second edition will be out in 2020). My most recent book is Looking for Insight, Transformation and Learning in Online Talk. I am a certified professional trainer for ATLAS.ti and an affiliate of the Center for Computer-Mediated Communication. For a brief introduction to my work, take a look at these introductory videos from courses I have taught at the Qualitative Research Summer Intensive in Chapel Hill.

Positions

Present Professor, East Tennessee State University Family Medicine, Quillen College of Medicine
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2019 Developing Evidence-Based Messages for Low-Income African American Parents to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake Among Their Young Children
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Role: Qualitative Research Senior Advisor
Colleague(s): C.J. Cotwright, L. Birch, & J. Hall
$300,000
2011 Improving Online Teaching & Learning: University of Michigan-Flint Professional Development Program
University of Michigan
Role: Consultant and Project Director
$7,560
2010 Challenge, Create, Connect: University of Tennessee College of Nursing Faculty Development Program
University of Tennessee
Role: Consultant and Project Director
$1,250
2009 Evaluating an E-Learning Faculty Development Program
Sigma Theta Tau
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): S. Mixer & T. Wyatt
$1,000
2009 Implementation and Evaluation of an E-Learning Faculty Development Program
Tennessee Nurse's Foundation
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): C. Myers
$2,500
2009 Online Facilitation and Community Building Basics: College of Nursing Faculty Development Program
University of Tennessee
Role: Consultant and Project Director
$6,500
2007 Promoting Healthy, Happy UT Graduates: Combating Stress and the Freshman 15
University of Tennessee Office of Research
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): L. Jahns
$237,005
2006 Investigating the Web Pen Pals Project: What Students and Teachers Have to Say About Designing, Facilitating and Engaging in Online Spaces for “Critical Talk” About Young Adult Literature
National Council of Teachers of English
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): S. Groenke
$20,000
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Honors and Awards

  • 2006 - Helen B. Watson Outstanding Research Award
  • 2009 - Spotlight on Innovative Faculty, University of Tennessee
  • 2009 - Office of Research QUEST Scholar of the Week
  • 2009 - Faculty Fellow, Innovative Technology Center
  • 2012 - Faculty Development Leave, University of Tennessee
  • 2014 - Visiting Scholar, University of Tasmania
  • 2014 - Affiliate, Center for Computer-Mediated Communication, Indiana University
  • 2015 - Certified Professional Trainer for ATLAS.ti data analysis software
  • 2017 - Association of Educational Communication & Technology Division of Distance Learning Distance Education Best Practice Award
  • 2018 - Neal R. Norrick Special Issue Award for “The Microanalysis of Online Data (MOOD)” in the Journal of Pragmatics

Education

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2003 Ph.D., Education, Indiana University
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2001 M.S., Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University
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1997 M.A., Applied Linguistics, East Tennessee State University
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1991 B.A., English and Philosophy, Franklin College
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Contact Information

PO Box 70621
Johnson City, TN 37614
 
Office: Ed Allen Hall (VA Campus)
Phone: 423-439-6317

Email:



Books (2)

Articles (66)