CEITR Selected Publications

Greetings CEITR members,

Congratulations on your professional accomplisment! Your publication or presentation will forever represent your hard work and desire to contribute original research to your field. On behalf of CEITR, we would like to acknowledge and celebrate this major accomplishment within our scholarly community. In order to help us do this, please tell us more specific details about your publication by completing this brief survey.

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​Preview of the Survey

Section I: Demographic Information

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Section II: Publications Accepted Since Last Reporting


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Julie  Conzelmann

Publications Accepted for Published

Conzelmann, J. D. (2020). Document Review: Journal Articles, Performance Evaluations, and Organizational Citizenship Terminology. Business Ethics and Leadership, 4(2), 75-85.

The purpose of conducting the document analysis was to visually compare various performance review documents with topical literature noting the exclusion of language that identifies and measures organizational citizenship behaviors among employees in formal performance evaluation processes. This paper addresses a need for organizational leaders to revise formal performance evaluation documents to ensure altruistic and above and beyond citizenship behavior terms from the literature are also part of the reward and recognition process. Changes in the formal performance evaluation process are necessary for future organizational success.


Conzelmann, J. D. (2020). Leaders Recognizing and Rewarding Organizational Citizenship Behaviours During Formal Employee Performance Evaluations.  e-Journal of Social & Behavioural Research in Business, 11(1), xx -xx.

The purpose of conducting the study was to measure the perception of leadership recognition and rewards related to exhibiting organizational citizenship behaviours among employees who work in the healthcare industry in Washington State. : This paper addresses a need for organizational leaders to recognize the altruistic contributions of employees who exhibit organizational citizenship behaviours, and offer a pat on the back, or appropriate reward and recognition for a job well done during formal performance evaluations.


Mark  Johnson

Publications Accepted for Published

Research and Social Distancing with Covid-19

Covid-19 has changed interviewing by both the researcher and investigator in many settings. Using social media to conduct interviews allows for long distance contact with subjects and at the same time limits the interviewer’s ability to read the truthfulness of statements. In overcoming the personal contact used in many settings there are techniques used to establish trust. Deakin and Wakefield (2013) examine ways of establishing this trust and avoiding pitfalls of not establishing trust.


Matasha  MurrellJones

Publications Accepted for Published

MurrellJones, M. & Akin, I. (2020). Developing the Dissertation Chair and Doctoral Candidate Relationship in Online Learning Environments. In Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 849-859). Online, The Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 31, 2020 from

Please add co-author  Imani Akin

Published paper in the Learning and Technology Library

The doctoral candidate and dissertation chair relationship is critical to the success and timeliness of the completion of the dissertation. Some doctoral candidates struggle to complete the dissertation in a timely manner and have a favorable experience. Emotions which emerge during the doctoral process, impact the well-being of the doctoral candidate and development of the dissertation. A quantitative, correlational study was conducted to discover the impact of the relationships of the doctoral candidate and the dissertation chair. Participants were recruited and completed a Likert-type survey to collect data.


Patricia  Steele

Publications Accepted for Published

Steele, P., Burleigh, C., & Young, E. (in press) .Considering educators’ perceptions of ethics and safety in virtual learning environments (VLEs). Journal of Educational Research & Practice.

With the emergence of virtual reality (VR) curriculum and programs designed specifically for K-12 and higher education, teachers may feel compelled to incorporate technology based learning in the classroom. The shift from a traditional ‘sage on the stage’ approach of teaching to developing relevant lesson plans based on increasing student engagement may be seen as daunting. Technology, including VR programs, have been introduced into both course curriculum and professional training applications as early as the 1990s. Contributions of this study could bring awareness of ethical considerations to educators, administrators, and curriculum specialists in the fields of pedagogical planning and instruction. Thoughtful consideration of this study’s results in the use of VR in VLEs could encourage those who have direct influence to adopt VR programs to investigate various ethical aspects of the application on the end-user, the student.


Jenae  Whitfield

Published Articles, In Print or Digitally

Whitfield, J. (2020). Using social media as a disruptive innovation for virtual learning. eLearning Industry.

This article discusses how social media can potentially spark a new educational trend for increasing student engagement in a virtual learning environment. The essence of education is about teaching others how to think for themselves. However, the challenge is finding relevant ways to capture and maintain the attention of students who thrive in a multisensory society that encourages instant gratification at a glance. A mindset of disruptive innovation in education is necessary to compete within the growing mark of virtual learning. Maybe using social media to reach and micro-teach students can provide teachers with a new skillset that may potentially be necessary for virtual learning.


Louise  Underdahl


Thompson, M., Marzano, M., Smith, D., & Underdahl, L. (2020, August 7). Telemental health counselor therapeutic alliance in session-limited depression treatment:  A phenomenological study.  2020 Knowledge Without Boundaries Virtual Research Summit, August 7, 2020.

            The purpose of this study was to discover how the telemental health counselor professionals create therapeutic alliance with patients when not in a traditional brick and mortar setting. Study findings provide a resource for practitioners considering telemental health care delivery and for leaders interested in workforce development and implementation of telemental health care components.

Avington, G., Underdahl, L., & Lawrence, F. (2020, August 8). Epilepsy diagnosis: The direct and indirect costs. 2020 Knowledge Without Boundaries Virtual Research Summit, August 8, 2020.

            The direct and indirect costs following an epilepsy diagnosis are a major healthcare burden worldwide. The economic burden that families and society face after an epilepsy diagnosis is an important issue to understand. Costs associated with epilepsy may be one of the most significant factors affecting seizure control. Early identification and understanding of the problem may create a collaborative environment for discussing ideas to mitigate these costs, likely increasing seizure control.


Brinkman, M. J., Kennedy, B., Mezu, K., Robbins, M. A., Sawyer, H. N., & Underdahl, L. (2020, August 7). Managing COVID-19 stress: Strategies and tips for everyone. 2020 Knowledge Without Boundaries Virtual Research Summit, August 7, 2020.

            Since COVID-19 has added stress to all areas of life, the mental health and psychological well-being research community can help.  This presentation on innovative practices provides an overview of COVID-19 stressors, the range of individual responses, and strategies to manage stress during the current pandemic. These strategies and tips can be applicable for anyone in any profession.


Kebritchi, M., & Underdahl, L. (2020, August 8). Introducing CDS Alumni SIG. 2020 Knowledge Without Boundaries Virtual Research Summit, August 8, 2020.

            The College of Doctoral Studies Alumni Special Interest Group provides scholarship engagement, networking, career development, and entrepreneurship opportunities for alumni of the College of Doctoral Studies. This presentation provides an overview of the CDS Alumni SIG with the purpose of introducing/exploring the group programs, projects, achievements, and inviting everyone to join the group.


Paula  Miller

Published Articles, In Print or Digitally

Miller, P., & Connelly, J. (2020), Walk to Health: The Transtheoretical Model for Behavior Change Applied to Exercise. International Journal of Public and Private Perspectives on Healthcare, Culture, and the Environment (IJPPPHCE), 4(2) 1-11.doi:10.4018/IJPPPHCE:2020070101.

            University graduate and undergraduate students were compared for levels of exercise. A convenience sample of 137 students were assigned to two groups.

These two groups were compared on the transtheoretical model's five stages of change. At pretest, there was no distribution of performance toward increasing exercise across the five stages of change for students. However, at posttest, students in Group A with a goal were more likely to engage in mild (p <0.05) and moderate (p<0.05) exercise.

Miller, P., & Connelly, J. (2020). A Conceptual Framework for SMART Applications in Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities. Hershey, PA: IGI-Global.

            The accumulation of information and the knowledge derived from it has been growing so rapidly that it resembles an explosion. Information is growing exponentially and at an accelerating rate. It has become increasing difficult to turn this vast quantity of information into knowledge. This book explores the areas of archaeology, behaviorism, cognitivism, higher education, knowledge doubling, long-term memory, memory pathways, neurogenesis, neuroplasticity, optimal learning, short-term memory, and smart technologies. The book discusses ways to apply what is known about teaching to how the brain operates and how to incorporate instructional design models into the teaching and learning process.


Published Articles, In Print or Digitally

Baule, S. M. & Fezzy, H. J. (2019, November 25). Harnessing LMS and other IT data to support the scholarship of teaching and learning. Tech & Learning University.

            A short summary of how IT staff can assist in making meaningful learning improvements through the use if LMS data.


Baule, S. M. (2020). PD for successfully launching a 1:1 program, in Dillon, R. (ed.) IDEAS to Connect Your Classroom, Illinois Digital Educators Alliance, 53-62.

            A  review of best practices for implementing a new technology-rich learning environment.


Baule, S.M. (2020, Winter). The impact of Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) on suspensions by race and ethnicity in an urban school district. AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, 16 (4), 45-55.

            A summary of the impact of PBIS on reducing discipline issues in an urban district.



Baule, S. M. (2020 August). Engagement in asynchronous online courses, 2020 Knowledge Without Boundaries Research Summit. Phoenix, AZ.

            Review of how to ensure engagement of online asynchronous students.


Duke, R., Irish-Glass, J, Rizzo, J. & Baule, S. M.  (2020, May). Key questions to ask as you evaluate your technology program. CoSN 2020 Annual Conference, Washington, DC.


Baule, S. M. & Gilpin, S. (2019, October). Utilizing an LMS’s internal data to improve course design and student performance. AECT National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.


Additional Publications or Presentations

Baule, S. M. & Leeper, T. (2020, July 15). Navigating student gender identity issues. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 23 (4), 1-10.

Baule, S. M. (2020, January). Evaluating the accessibility of special education cooperative websites for individuals with disabilities. Tech Trends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 64 (1), 50-56.

Baule, S. M. (2020, September). Inclusion: Supporting gender minorities and non-binary students, Wisconsin School News.

Baule, S. M. (2020, August 10). Cybersecurity and user productivity: An important balance. eSchoolNews.

Baule, S. M. (2020, August 4). Cybersecurity and user productivity: An important balance. eCampusNews.

Baule, S. M. (2020, August). Secure and protect: Student and staff data remains vulnerable to attacks and theft, American School Board Journal.

Baule, S. M. (2020, Spring). An infantry regiment’s board of inquiry about a missing pair of cavalry boots. Military Collector & Historian, 72 (1), 59.

Baule, S. M. (2020, February 1). How IT staff can accommodate transgender and non-binary students and faculty, Tech & Learning, How – to.

Baule, S. M. (2019, November). Seeking strategic variety and organizational curiosity. Tech & Learning, 40 (4).