Use of Computer Technology in Rural Public Schools to Enhance Educational Outcomes

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Sandra Nunn, DM, MBA, BS

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Dr. Sandra Nunn
First and Last Name: 
Sandra Nunn

History

Member for
4 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
Additional Details: 
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
Project Name (Optional): 
"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
Project Name (Optional): 
"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
Project Name (Optional): 
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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Submitted for publication with a group of two faculty to the journal “Computers in the Schools” the manuscript entitled “Use of Computer Technology in Rural Public Schools to Enhance Educational Outcomes”. 

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