Students Interested in STEM: A Comparison of Gender and Ethnic Distribution

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Barbara Fedock, Ed.D

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Barbara Fedock
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Barbara Fedock

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7 years 7 months
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(828) 768-6648
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As a research fellow, I am conducting a study on Online Dissertation Chairs’ Perceptions:  Reflective Mentoring Practices and Changing Student s’ Cross Cultural and Generational Worldviews   This paper will be published and  presented In March 2016.  I will be presenting with some of my other research fellows at the  Association for Education and Computer Technologies (AECT) conference on November 6, 2015. My presentation will be  Technology Integration: Visionary Options for Digital Age Student Leadership Empowerment.

I am collaborating with two other colleagues to conduct a study on STEM education on The Comparison of Ninth and Tenth Grade STEM Students' Gender and Ethnic Diversity 2009 through 2014.   I am collaborating with a colleague on a study on the Beyond Best Practices:  Redefining Digital Reading Strategies for Online Adult Learners.  This study will be presented and published in March 2016.   I am writing a proposal for a quantitative study on Higher Education Leaders’ Perceptions on the Role of Tuition Increases and Student  Retention.  The study is a follow-up study of a quantitative study on Higher Education Leaders’ Perceptions on Prioritizing Critical Success Factors for Higher Education:  A Qualitative Cost.  I plan to collaborate with other researchers on the study Meditation, Critical Thinking and Critical Inquiry in Higher Education: a Phenomenological Study. 

I am currently engaged in conducting data for Adjunct Higher Education Instructors' Perceptions of Using Social Media as Teaching Tools, and I have conducted studies with other Research group members on Examining Critical Thinking Strategies, Components, and Challenges in Higher education: a Systematic Literature Review Presentation AECT Global Conference Las Vegas, Nevada October 2016 and Critical Thinking and Meditation:  A Quantitative Quasi Experimental Study Presentation AACE International Conference Alexandria, Va.  November 2016.  

 

 

Publications: 
Redefining the Role of Online Facilitation in Digital Classrooms
Transformational Leadership and Patient Satisfaction: Redefining Bedside Nurses’ Roles
A New Best Practice: Online Instructors as Researchers
Beyond Best Practices: A New Vision for Online Mathematics Teachers
Rethinking Online Writing and Communication Skills as a Process: Teaching Skills through Interactive, Learning Style Based Modeling
An International Perspective on Mobile Learning
Online Dissertation Chairs’ Perceptions: Reflective Mentoring Practices and Changing Student Cross Cultural and Generational Worldviews
Online Dissertation Chairs’ Perceptions: Reflective Mentoring Practices and Changing Student Cross Cultural and Generational Worldviews
Emulation of Human Ethics in Educational Settings: A Content Analysis
University of Phoenix Courses: 
RES/711
RES/722A
DOC/721R
DOC/732R
DOC/722
DOC/733
DOC/734
Professional Bio: 
Hello. I am Barbara Fedock. I hold an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, and I have 11 years of experience teaching higher education online students. I am a chair and serve on committees. Research Center Affiliations Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research: Research Fellow Publications Peer Reviewed Published Articles and International Conference Presentations Beyond best practices: A new vision for online mathematics teachers Redefining online teacher leadership: Visionary options for assessments Rethinking online writing and communication skills as a process: Teaching skills through interactive, learning style based modeling An international perspective on mobile learning Transformational leadership and patient satisfaction: Redefining the bedside nurses’ role A new best practice: Online instructors as researchers Peer reviewing: A tool to engage online students in the classroom managerial process Redefining the Role of Online Facilitation in Digital Classrooms Digital Badges and Micro-credentials: Digital Age Classroom Best Practices, Design Strategies, and Issues . Preferred Teaching Methods in Online Courses: Transformational Leadership and Student Empowerment Current Research Interests • Redefining Digital Reading Strategies for Online Adult Learners • STEM: A Comparison of Gender and Ethnic Diversity • Online educational global trends and issues Courses Taught • RES/711 - FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF SOUND RESEARCH • RES/722A - RESEARCH DESIGN • DOC/722 - DOCTORAL SEMINAR II • DOC/733 - DOCTORAL DISSERTATION • DOC/734 - DOCTORAL PROJECT IV • DOC/732R – YEAR THREE RESIDENCY Degrees Completed Doctoral Degree Western Carolina University Educational Leadership 2003 Masters Degree Western Carolina University Language Arts/English Teaching 1998 Academic Appointments Associate Faculty, Dissertation Chair School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations Wyvern Publishing National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Submissions And Funded Research Online Dissertation Chairs’ Perceptions: Reflective Mentoring Practices and Changing Students’ Cross Cultural and Generational Worldviews Funded: Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research Fellow
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Educational Leadership
Western Carolina University
2003
Academic Appointments: 
Content Area Chair and Lead Teacher
Masters of Teaching (MAT) Student Teacher Instructional Designer, Instructor, and Supervisor
Lenior-Rhyne University
Duration: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 to Sunday, December 30, 2018
Honors and Awards: 
Distinguished Faculty Teacher of the Year 2012
• DHA Faculty Member of the Quarter based on the number of student nominations received in University of Phoenix Doctor of Health Administration Program June 2012
Professional Education: 
Candidate Retention Committee
Masters of Teaching Student Supervisor
Content Literacy: Grades 6-12, Teaching Students With ADHD, Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom, Differentiating K-12 Assessments, Guided Reading: Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom, The Creative Classroom
Asheville Buncombe College
Year Awarded: 
2017
New Faculty Mentor Certificate
University of Phoenix
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2016
Lead Faculty and Content Area Chair
University of Phoenix
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2016
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CITI
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2016
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Dr. Alicia Holland, MS, EdD

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Dr. Alicia Holland

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Member for
7 years 6 months
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(323) 391-6716
Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 

I finished my 2016 Research Fellow Project on Meditation, Mindfulness, and Critical Thinking and presented those research results at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada in July 2017. It was published in a peer-reviewed journal that was not on the blacklist. Here's the link to the work: http://www.alliedacademies.org/articles/meditation-mindfulness-and-critical-thinking-individual-characteristics-in-online-higher-education-8019.html

 

Please note that I am actively looking for peer-reviewed writing opportunities both individually and collaboratively.

Publications: 
Expanding Your Tutoring Business: The Blueprint for Building a Global Learning Organization
Becoming a Better Tutor: A Data-Driven Approach to Tutoring
Expanding Your Tutoring Business: The Blueprint for Hiring Tutors and Contractors for Your Learning Organization
Expanding Your Tutoring Business: The Blueprint for Protecting Your Learning Organization
Starting and Operating an Online Tutoring Business: The Blueprint for Running an Online Learning Organization
Expanding Your Tutoring Business: The Blueprint for Evaluating Tutors and Implementing Professional Development for Your Learning Organization
ACCOMMODATING ADULT ESL LEARNERS IN THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials: Digital Age Classroom Best Practices, Design Strategies, and Issues
Coaching Tutors: An Instrumental Case Study on Testing an Integrated Framework for Tutoring Sessions
University of Phoenix Courses: 
RES/711
DOC/722
DOC/733
DOC/734
DOC/732R
RES/714
Professional Bio: 
I have a B.A. in Elementary Education and a M.Ed in Early Childhood Education from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Also, I hold a M.S. in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Lastly, I hold a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) in Organizational Leadership, with a minor in Curriculum Development from Nova Southeastern University located in North Miami Beach, Florida. My experience in the field of education is over 12 years and ranges from early childhood to adult education in many areas including special education, English as a Second Language (ESL), technology applications, and gifted and talented (GT). Currently, I am serving as a Lead Area Chair for Research and am a Research Fellow in the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology (CEITR) Research. In July 2017, I will present my Meditation and Critical Thinking Research Fellow Project in Toronto, Canada. This has been one of the highlights of my career because this particular opportunity aligns with my life mission of serving a higher purpose and helping others believe in themselves and go far. Just recently, I had honor of speaking at Harvard University on the topic of Personal Development. Outside of Academia, as a Transformational Life Coach, I travel the world sharing the message, You are Loved, Valued, and Competent. I just spoke at a Traditional and Alternative Medicine Conference in Dubai in June 2019. My seminal work, "Becoming a Better Tutor: A Data-Driven Approach to Tutoring" is dedicated to helping tutors become their very best and learn how to get started with a home-based tutoring business. Also, I am the author of the Expanding Your Tutoring Business Book Series, which help tutor business owners expand their tutoring practice. In 2017, the 2nd Edition of the books were released. The bottom line is that I enjoy sharing my knowledge with the rest of the world and truly hope that my contributions to the field of education benefit all parties involved in the tutoring industry. I enjoy teaching online because I am able to share my knowledge with students from different parts of the globe and it is an amazing feeling. Additionally, I enjoy sharing my professional experiences because many of my responsibilities require both critical and creative thinking skills on a daily basis. In every academic assignment, I strive to contribute real world experiences to our weekly discussions and provide assistance to ensure that students are successful on their academic journey. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two daughters, Georgia and Amaiya, who are 11 and 13 years old. In addition, I love to write, cook, garden, travel, and collect elephants (not real ones).
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Education, Organizational Leadership with a Minor in Curriculum Development
Nova Southeastern University
2010
Masters Degree
Early Childhood Education
Northwestern State University
2006
Bachelors Degree
Elementary Education
Northwestern State University
2004
Masters Degree
Addiction Counseling
Grand Canyon University
2022
Academic Appointments: 
Lead Faculty Area Chair for Research
University of Phoenix
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Friday, January 1, 2016
Part-Time University Research Methodologist (URM)
University of Phoenix
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Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Honors and Awards: 
Stephen Shank Recognition Award from Capella University
Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Learners
2015 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award Nominee from Nova Southeastern University
Your accomplishments demonstrate the great contributions NSU’s alumni are making in their communities and the world. The NSU Alumni Association is proud to call you a graduate of Nova Southeastern University and is confident you will continue to lead.
Professional Education: 
Holistic Wellness Practitioner (HWP-OL)
Concentration in Spiritual Studies and Specializing in Life Coaching & Hypnotherapy,Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
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Belinda Moses, PhD, MSTM, BS

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Belinda Moses

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6 years 11 months
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35 years as a Systems and Logistics (civil servant) experience in both the government and commercial sectors. Green and Black belts certifications in Lean Six Sigma. Served as System Administrator for a web portal for organization of about 3500 people using ORACLE, Database Management, SQL/JAVA/JavaScript/XML/HTML and other various programming language such as ERP/SAP. Education include a BS in Criminal Justice from the University of Detroit, Master of Science in Technical Management (MSTM) from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Ph.D. in Education Technology from Walden University
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Doctoral Degree
Technology
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2003
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PhD, MSTM, BS

Cultural barriers often exist when recruiting interested women and underrepresented students for STEM programs.  Family values, traditions, cultural, and expectations for females and underrepresented students are differing factors that STEM leaders may overlook during recruitment and retention processes. Though only half of US states mandate that high school students take ACT College Readiness Testing, Florida, Michigan, and North Carolina high school students are required to take the test.  Based on archived data from ACT College Readiness Testing questions, a quantitative ex post facto will be used in this study to investigate the comparison among the distribution of gender and ethnicity of Florida, Michigan, and North Carolina high school students who met math and science ACT College Readiness Testing Benchmarks in 2013 through 2015 and who expressed interest in STEM and the distribution of different types of STEM programs in each state. Though females and underserved students may be interested in STEM, STEM leaders may fail to create mission statements that promote and monitor recruitment and sustainability of the distribution of gender and ethnic students in areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Leaders must develop a stand and a culture that ensures that females, underserved students, and minority faculty members are recruited and retained in order to fully realize the intent of the STEM mission statement. STEM leaders goals must include strategies to create and maintain an ongoing, regular dialogues and exchanges on the many challenges and merit related to establishing a diverse environment and workplace.

Boyer's Domain: 
STEM