Foundational Theories of Social Media Tools and Cultural Competency: A Systematic Literature Review

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Sandra Nunn, DM, MBA, BS

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Dr. Sandra Nunn
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Sandra Nunn

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Member for
7 years 3 months
Phone: 
(760) 917-2660
Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 

Dr. Nunn has a strong interest in qualitative research concerning topics related to leadership ethics and how ethics affects modern global organizations. However, she is also actively engaged in other research projects as shown below:

  • "Use of Computer Technology in Rural Public Schools to Enhance Educational Outcomes" (Primary Researcher:  Sandra G. Nunn, Research Fellow;  Assistant Researchers:  Lunthita M. Duthely, John T. Avella).  Study completed and submitted to journal in August 2017 and resubmitted to journal in Winter 2018.  Currently under review.
  • Currently working with over 20 dissertation students (10 as Dissertation Chair / 10 as Committee Member) to facilitate completion of dissertations and fulfillment of oral defense.

  • Currently serving as Reviewer / Research Fellow with the Dissertation to Publication Fall 2018 workshop series to help approximately 15 doctoral graduates and faculty achieve successful publication of dissertations in peer-reviewed journals.  

  • One of my former dissertation students, Dr. Kristi Burtis, just received Dissertation of the Year in August 2018.  I am currently working with her to help convert her dissertation into a publishable journal article for submission in December 2018.

  • Currently serving as the Group Leader of the SAS Alumni Special Interest Group and overseeing four (4) Research Fellows and their respective research teams regarding different research projects.  Also, I am currently helping to recruit four (4) new Research Fellows and teams for the 2018-2019 year.

  • As the Group Leader of the SAS Alumni Special Interest Group, my team and I facilitate a monthly webinar featuring UOPX alumni from the School of Advanced Studies to showcase their respective work as well as how obtaining their doctorate has helped to serve their community.

  • I am seeking to get involved in new projects at the beginning of 2019 that focus on ethics, leadership, and educational technology.

Publications: 
Symposium Introduction: Achieving Ethical Leadership
A Novel Heart-Centered, Gratitude-Meditation Intervention to Increase Well-Being among Adolescents
Foundational Theories of Social Media Tools and Cultural Competency: A Systematic Literature Review
Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials: Historical Overview, Motivational Aspects, Issues, and Challenges
Learning Analytics Methods, Benefits, and Challenges in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature Review
How Moral Identity Influences Leadership Ethics: A Historical Case Study
Does Moral Leadership Conflict with Organizational Innovation?
“Use of Computer Technology in Rural Public Schools to Enhance Educational Outcomes”
Spirituality and Religion as Cultural Influences in Andragogy
Examining Critical Thinking Challenges, Components, and Strategies in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature Review
University of Phoenix Courses: 
DOC/722
DOC/733
DOC/733A
DOC/733B
DOC/734
DOC/734A
DOC/734B
DOC/741
DOC/741A
DOC/741B
DOC/742
DOC/742A
DOC/742B
DOC/993
Professional Bio: 
As an ethics, leadership, and national security expert, Dr. Nunn has appeared extensively in the national and international media, testified before the U.S. Senate, served as a guest speaker at prestigious Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and has been featured in several books because of her expertise. In addition, Dr. Nunn has served on the Board of Directors for an international public company as well as an international nonprofit organization. Currently, Dr. Nunn serves as an executive for two consulting firms. She also serves as a Board Member for several non-profit organizations, an entertainment production company, and as a Trustee for a private trust. She is a Founding Board Member and Director of International Ethics with the Foreign Affairs Council, Inc., a non-profit organization that serves as an international platform for advancing knowledge and leadership. Dr. Nunn serves as an Associate Faculty member, Dissertation Chair, and Committee Member for the University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies. Further, Dr. Nunn is also a Research Fellow with the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research at University of Phoenix where she collaborates with other scholars on research regarding ethics, leadership, education, and technology. As a researcher and scholar, Dr. Nunn is actively involved in doctoral-level publishing with peer-reviewed journals and books. In February 2016, Dr. Nunn was invited to serve on the editorial board of a peer-reviewed business and management journal published by UK-based Taylor & Francis to help manage the peer-review process and recommend articles for publication. Dr. Nunn holds a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, an MBA in Global Management, a BS in Electronics Engineering Technology, and an AA in General Studies. Dr. Nunn is a member of the International Leadership Association (ILA), Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT), International Women’s Leadership Association, the United Nations Association, and a Charter Member of the International Doctoral Empowerment Academy. She is also a Founding Member and Doctoral Advisor for the SD Doctoral Support Group. For her outstanding work and contributions, Dr. Nunn was inducted as a lifetime member of Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business and was commissioned by the Governor of Kentucky into the prestigious Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels for her dedication to public service.
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Doctor of Management (DM) in Organizational Leadership
University of Phoenix
2014
Masters Degree
MBA in Global Management
University of Phoenix
2006
Bachelors Degree
BS in Engineering Technology
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
1984
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Honors and Awards: 
McJulien Scholar Best Paper Award
Year Awarded: 
2016
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Foundational Theories of Social Media Tools and Cultural Competency: A Systematic Literature Review
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The team’s research paper entitled “Foundational Theories of Social Media Tools and Cultural Competency: A Systematic Literature Review” was nominated and selected out of a field of more than 30 submissions for the best paper award for the Culture, Learning and Technology Division of AECT. Sponsored by Routledge Publishing, the McJulien Scholar Best Paper Award recognizes the best paper submitted to the division that discusses a theoretical construct or research that can guide further research and/or development relative to culture, learning, and technology. In addition, the paper must represent original, unpublished research. The team’s paper examined different theoretical constructs to show how educators can best integrate cultural competency with social media to enhance communication, multicultural understanding, and learning through the use of social media and technology-based tools. As recipients of the award, the team will co-chair the 2017 McJulien Panel as well as serve for one year as advisors to the AECT Culture Learning and Technology Board.
Excellence in Publishing Award
Office of Scholarship Support, University of Phoenix
Year Awarded: 
2016
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"How Moral Identity Influences Leadership Ethics: A Historical Case Study" (Journal Article)
Excellence in Publishing Award
Office of Scholarship Support, University of Phoenix
Year Awarded: 
2016
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"Learning Analytics Methods, Benefits, and Challenges in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature Review" (Journal Article)
Honorarium
Office of Scholarship Support, University of Phoenix
Year Awarded: 
2016
Project Name (Optional): 
"Learning Analytics Methods, Benefits, and Challenges in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature Review" (Journal Article)
Excellence in Publishing Award
Office of Scholarship Support, University of Phoenix
Year Awarded: 
2016
Project Name (Optional): 
Chapter 1: "Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials: Historical Overview, Motivational Aspects, Issues, and Challenges" (Book Chapter of Scholarly Book Published by Springer International)
Honorarium
Office of Scholarship Support, University of Phoenix
Year Awarded: 
2016
Project Name (Optional): 
Chapter 1: "Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials: Historical Overview, Motivational Aspects, Issues, and Challenges" (Book Chapter of Scholarly Book Published by Springer International)
Honorarium
Office of Scholarship Support, University of Phoenix
Year Awarded: 
2016
Project Name (Optional): 
"Examining Critical Thinking Strategies, Components, and Challenges in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature Review" (PowerPoint Presentation at AECT Convention)
Honorarium
Office of Scholarship Support, University of Phoenix
Year Awarded: 
2016
Project Name (Optional): 
"Foundational Theories of Social Media Tools and Cultural Competency: A Systematic Literature Review" (PowerPoint Presentation at AECT Convention)
SAS Research Award
Office of Scholarship Support, University of Phoenix
Year Awarded: 
2016
Project Name (Optional): 
"Foundational Theories of Social Media Tools and Cultural Competency: A Systematic Literature Review" (PowerPoint Presentation at AECT Convention)
Honorarium
Office of Scholarship Support, University of Phoenix
Year Awarded: 
2017
Project Name (Optional): 
"Foundational Theories of Social Media Tools and Cultural Competency: A Systematic Literature Review" (Chapter 9 of published book by Routledge entitled: "Culture, Learning, and Technology: Research and Practice")
Excellence in Publishing Award
Office of Scholarship Support, University of Phoenix
Year Awarded: 
2017
Project Name (Optional): 
"Foundational Theories of Social Media Tools and Cultural Competency: A Systematic Literature Review" (Chapter 9 of published book by Routledge entitled: "Culture, Learning, and Technology: Research and Practice")
2017 AECT James W. Brown Publication Award
Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT)
Year Awarded: 
2017
Project Name (Optional): 
Book entitled "Culture, Learning, and Technology: Research and Practice" with contribution of Chapter 9 entitled "Foundational Theories of Social Media Tools and Cultural Competency: A Systematic Literature Review".
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Award to Editors and Contributing Authors for book entitled "Culture, Learning, and Technology: Research and Practice" published by Routledge in 2017.
Honorarium
Office of Scholarship Support
Year Awarded: 
2018
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For publication of "Symposium: Achieving Ethical Leadership" in Journal of Leadership Studies in October 2017.
Excellence in Publishing Award
Office of Scholarship Support
Year Awarded: 
2018
Project Name (Optional): 
For publication of "A Novel Heart-Centered, Gratitude-Meditation Intervention to Increase Well-Being Among Adolescents" in peer-reviewed journal.
Honorarium
Office of Scholarship Support
Year Awarded: 
2018
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2016 McJulien Scholars Panel: A Reflection of Culturally-Responsive Teaching in Education
Honorarium
Office of Scholarship Support
Year Awarded: 
2018
Project Name (Optional): 
Learning Analytics Methods, Benefits, and Challenges in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature Review
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DM, MBA, BS
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Lequisha Brown-Joseph, PhD

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Lequisha Brown-Joseph
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Lequisha Brown-Joseph

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Member for
8 years 1 month
Phone: 
(504) 220-5197
Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 

 A study to determine the effectiveness of Culturally Responsive Teaching and Academic Achievement in the Middle School Classroom

Sandra G. Nunn      

sandynunn@email.phoenix.edu
           
Lequisha Brown-Joseph
lbrownjoseph@email.phoenix.edu

Michelle Susberry Hill
chelle638@email.phoenix.edu

Public Montessori Educational Instructional Practices: A Deeper Look into Accountability

Dr. Lequisha Brown-Joseph ( Dissertation)

Publications: 
Optimization of Adult Learner Experiences by Clinical Research Preceptors via Application of Andragogical Principles
Enhancing Skills for the Clinical Research Practice
Foundational theories of social media tools and cultural competency: A systematic literature review.
University of Phoenix Courses: 
DOC/733
DOC/734
DOC/736A
Professional Bio: 
I have earned a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. I also hold a B.S. in Science Education and a M.A. in Urban Education. I have been working with both students and adults for 18 years. I love working with both students and adults. During my years of teaching I have remained a student continuing my education in my field and using professional development to broaden my horizons. I have a great passion for what I do in the classroom everyday and I believe that continuing to further my education is the key to breaking down the walls and moving forward to continuous change in the field of education. Although I prefer working with Qualitative research methods. I do feel comfortable with Quantitative or mixed methods studies as well.
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Philosophy of Education: Curriculum & Instruction
Capella University
2010
Masters Degree
Urban Education
Southern University at New Orleans
2003
Bachelors Degree
Science Education (Biology)
Southern University at New Orleans
1999
Academic Appointments: 
University of Phoenix
Associate Faculty
Honors and Awards: 
Best New Proposal Award Teacher Education Division
AECT Teacher Education Division
Year Awarded: 
2016
Project Name (Optional): 
The Relationships between Professional Development for Elementary Teachers and Student Achievement in Science
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Studies indicate a relationship between teacher science professional development and student achievement. A gap exists in understanding the effect of elementary teacher science professional development on later student achievement. This study will apply mixed methods analysis to address the gaps in the literature while studying the influence of elementary teacher science professional development on student standardized test scores. Results will lead to recommendations for teacher training in science to improve STEM education in schools.
McJulien Scholar Best Paper Award
AECT 2016 Culture, Learning & Technology Division
Year Awarded: 
2016
Additional Details: 
The use of social media tools provides users with enhanced skills to create and share information to influence society and the global community. However, a key issue concerns whether the increased use of social media reflects improved communication using cultural competency. Though theoretical foundations exist in the literature for social media and cultural competency, few studies synthesize these constructs and provide strategies. This presentation presents results of a literature review study to address these issues.
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PhD
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Michelle Susberry Hill, Ed.D.

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Michelle Susberry Hill

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Member for
8 years 1 month
Phone: 
(708) 296-5005
Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 

Guilty by Association: Ethics of Educational Board Membership.  This topic was submitted to the Journal of Leadership Symposium and will be submitted to other journals.

 

Current research involves Genealogy Research and Academic Research .

 

Publications: 
Foundational theories of social media tools and cultural competency: A systematic literature revew
Cultural, Learning and Technology: Research and Practice
What educational leaders should know about social media, collaboration and doctoral learning
Upgrading Your Classroom With a Cell Phone
University of Phoenix Courses: 
DOC/722
DOC/733
DOC/734
Professional Bio: 
Michelle Susberry Hill, Ed.D has been with the University of Phoenix since 2005. Models and Theories of Education was one of the classes that she taught before the class retired. She currently works as a Dissertation Chair and Committee Member and a University Supervisor for Student Teachers. She retired as an elementary and middle school teacher with over 30 years of experience. Michelle received her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Illinois. She has a Master's degree in the Teaching of Reading from Chicago State University and a Master's degree in Educational Administration from Governors State University. Michelle’s doctorate is in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University-Chicago. Her interests are in the advancement of education with the use of technology and social media. She has previously presented with The Academic Forum, TQR, NAME, and AECT. She is currently listed as a University Supervisor in the Student Teaching Program and Associate Faculty. Dr. Hill is doing Independent Research on gender issues, genealogy, social media, and K-12 and Higher Education Issues. She also welcomes opportunities for group research. Lastly, Dr. Hill is a spouse of a Military Retiree.
Degrees Completed: 
Bachelors Degree
Business Economics
University of Illinois
1985
Masters Degree
Reading
Chicago State University
1995
Masters Degree
Educational Administration
Governor's State University
1998
Doctoral Degree
Curriculum and Instruction
Loyola University
2005
Academic Appointments: 
Honors and Awards: 
McJulien Scholar Best Paper Award for: Foundational Theories of Social Media Tools and Cultural Competency: A Systematic Literature Review
Association for Educational Communication & Technology (AECT)-Culture, Learning and Technology Division
Year Awarded: 
2016
Additional Details: 
Award given for research: Foundational Theories of Social Media Tools and Cultural Competency: A Systematic Literature Review
Professional Education: 
Statewide Annual ESEA/NCLB (No Child Left Behind) Conference 2/4/2015
8 CEU's earned
Transforming the Paradigm of Educating Children 1/29/2015
Superintendents' Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity 1.25 CEU's earned
The Flipped Classroom 1/29/2015
Superintendents' Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity 1.25 CEU's earned
Professional Suffix: 
Ed.D.
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This literature review provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of 10 different theoretical constructs that support the integration of cultural competency with social media tools to help support users in education, business, and other situational contexts.  By establishing and using these theoretical constructs, educators, students, and practitioners can serve to improve the ability of users to communicate through social media to transcend cultural considerations, facilitate information exchange, and promote greater learning outcomes.

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Social Media Lab