CEITR November-December Newsletter

CEITR November-December Newsletter

December 19, 2019

Hello again esteemed CEITR faculty, alumni, administrators, staff, and other friends,

As you might remember, the newsletter and our efforts to spotlight the achievements and successes of our faculty was an effort to make appreciation more of a continuing condition rather than an event.  Our intention was and is to recognize the pivotal role that faculty members play in the success of SAS students and ultimately the larger university community.  A second purpose is to strengthen our research community by sharing their many activities.  To that effect, we are adding some updates about some of the CEITR center groups.  Finally, at the very end of the message we share an online treasure as a holiday gift; you may have to cut and paste the URL.  I assure you the gift is a worthwhile experience.  And now for the news!

Scholarship of Discovery

Lunthita Duthely, University of Phoenix (UOP) 2015 graduate in educational leadership (EdD) was awarded a National Institute of Health (NIH) KL2 Grant (Oct), a 2-year Mentored Research grant, which encompasses research study, research education, and mentorship.  The award includes $32,500 per year of research support plus 75% annual salary.  In addition, Dr. Duthely was invited to participate in a 10-day health disparities research workshop at the University of Miami CLaRO Summer Institute (7/27-8/5).  Invited speakers included NIH Program officers and a variety of US researchers focused on health disparities.  

Dr. Duthely is an alumni member and research fellow at the UOP Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research (CEITR) and a faculty member at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.  The title of Dr. Duthely’s grant application was “A Multi-Lingual, Culturally-Competent mobile Health Intervention to Reduce Medical Mistrust, Stigma, and Improve Treatment Adherence among Women Living with HIV/AIDS” The KL2 grants are intended to support newly trained clinicians as they prepare for a successful research career



Dr. Jim Lane recently presented a paper in a roundtable discussion at the Association for Middle Level Education 2018 Annual Conference, held October 24 – 27 in Orlando, FL.  Dr. Lane discussed the results of a mixed methods study that described and analyzed the opening and first year of a 550-student middle school in a semi-rural setting in East Central Florida. In planning for the school, district and school administrators designed specific structures and policies to address best practices for middle schools.


ILA Presentations

Dr. Lunthita M. Duthely represented University of Phoenix at the recent International Leadership Association Conference in Palm Beach, FL.  She shared her expertise at two panel discussions and one presentation.  


AERA, 2019

The American Educational Research Association recently honored Dr. Jim Lane, Senior CEITR Research Fellow.  Three papers submitted by Dr. Lane have been accepted for presentation at the AERA 2019 Annual Meeting in Toronto. 


AOM 2019

Dr Louise Underdahl, Dr. Lynne Devnew, and Dr. Elizabeth Johnston have been accepted as contrbutors to a symposium at the Academy of Management (AOM) 79th annual conference in Bostom Massachusetts on August 9-13th.  The presentation is titled Women Entrepreneurs and Success:  The Positive Potential of Data and Passion and the foocus is on exemplary senior women leaders over the age of 70.


AECT support for research

Rita J. Hartman, Marlo Jackson, Mary Townsend, and Oliver Lawrence are members of the Teaching and Learning with the Arts Research group (TLAR) Team 8, and will be requesting participation for their study, Technology Integration into the Classroom through the Association for Educational Communications Technology (AECT) website.  The innovative strategy to gather data was approved by IRB and also by AECT. The research question is, What were the values, beliefs, confidence, and level of preparedness of educators making the change from a traditional learning environment to a learning environment integrating technology?


Book Chapter published

SAS alumni and CEITR alumni research fellow, Dr. Lunthita Duthely, collaborated with Harashita Sunaoshi, Waseda University, Japan and Olga Villar-Loubet, University of Miami, USA to develop a book chapter published by the International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology (IACCP). The book chapter was the culmination of work derived from Dr. Duthely’s dissertation and began with poster and speaking presentations in August 2016 at the 23rd IACCP conference in Nagoya Japan. The follow up book chapter, which was not part of the conference proceedings, was accepted for publication by IACCP.  Dr. Duthely is a faculty member at University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. The citation and abstract are below.


CEITR Highlights

Alumni SIG brings in successful SAS alumni to talk informally about their experiences as doctoral students and graduates. Visit this page for more information about the program. https://research.phoenix.edu/content/alumni

Dissertation to Publication  (D2P)

Registration is now open for the D2P Spring, 2019 workshop.  University of Phoenix affiliates, including faculty, staff, graduated doctoral students, and doctoral students close to graduation, who are interested in publishing their doctoral dissertations (in all disciplines) are encouraged to participate. Dissertation chairs/committee members may participate with their doctoral students. Registration dates: Dec 15, 2018 through Jan 11, 2019.  Space is limited. If interested, please register as soon as possible.  Workshop Meeting Dates are: Jan 23, 2019, Feb 13, 2019, March 6, 2019, March 27, 2019; Submission to the target journals: April 17, 2019. https://research.phoenix.edu/center-educational-and-instructional-technology-research/dissertation-publication-workshop-fall-2018

End of year (EOY) event-On December 14th, the research hub centers participated in a shared EOY to celebrate, collaborate, and unify our efforts. Watch for a blog about this event with a recording for those who could not attend.  Life is busy but the EOY was fun and worth watching for next year.

Research Methodology Group (RMG) The RMG provides materials, webinars, and links to articles or other resources.  Every month, new topics are presented for discussion.  Click on the URL for the schedule: https://research.phoenix.edu/content/research-methodology-group/research-method-webinar

The first three RMG events in 2019 are welcome and orientation: Jan 24, 2019

Case study, Dr. Mansureh Kebritchi on Feb 21, 2019, and Content analysis, leaders: Dr. Erik Bean and Dr. Liz Johnston on March 7, 2019.

Gift: We are sending a poetic thought to each and every member of the CEITR.  Please click below.





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