Stress Management Techniques Used by Faculty in the Asynchronous Learning Environment

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Barbara Kennedy, LCSW

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Barbara Kennedy

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5 years 7 months
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Barbara Kennedy has taught in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Phoenix Online since 2006. Barbara earned her MSW from Washington University in St. Louis in 1993, and her LCSW in 1998. Her social work career has allowed her the opportunity to individuals of all ages and in a variety of settings, including child and family services, community mental health, public schools, veteran’s services, and hospice.
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Mary Robbins, PhD

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Mary Robbins

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6 years 5 months
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(817) 228-3684
Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 

Currently working with higher education online faculty group to study stress management techniques.

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My formal education includes strong educational, technical and management components. My degree in Higher Education and my experience as faculty, staff and student give me the advantage of understanding issues from many perspectives and the ability to share that knowledge with students in a positive, effective manner. B.S. Secondary Education University of Dallas M.S. Computer Science University of North Texas Ph.D. Higher Education University of North Texas M.B.A. Telecommunications University of Dallas My professional experience consists of over thirty years in the Information Systems and higher education arena. My responsibilities included strategic planning, management and budgetary responsibility over the years in an educational environment. I have taught computer science and management classes at the undergraduate and graduate level. I understand and support diversity in all parts of life and especially in the education environment. Working and learning in a diverse environment encourages us to appreciate the value and opportunities diversity offers and to judge based on character and ethics rather than gender, ethnicity, physical characteristics or background.
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Higher Education
University of North Texas
1990
Masters Degree
Telecommunications (M.B.A.)
University of Dallas
1999
Masters Degree
Information Technology
University of North Texas
1979
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Louise Underdahl, PhD, MPA, MSLS

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Louise Underdahl

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7 years 2 months
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(310) 850-1288
Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 
  • Center for Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Research - Generational Research Team - Collaborative research on managing millennials, under direction of Dr. Kimberly Underwood
  • Dissertation to Publication Workshop - August - December 2017:  Working with Dr. Glenda Vardy Dell, Dr. Michael Bennett, and Dr. Gwen Avington (SAS alumni) to draft journal-appropriate content from dissertation for submission to peer-revewed journals.
  • Dissertation to Publication Workshop - January - April 2018
  • Dissertation to Publication Workshop - August - December 2018  NOTE:  Dr. Mansureh Kebritchi, Chair of the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research was recognized in October at the 2018 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention. The workshop received third place in the AECT Crystal Award category from the Division of Distance Learning (DDL) for the Dissertation to Publication workshop < https://research.phoenix.edu/news/research-chair-receive-award-associati... >.   The DDL-AECT Crystal Award was designed to recognize innovative and outstanding multimedia-based distance learning courses (online, CD-ROM/DVD or video-based) and distance learning projects (single modules, lessons, workshops, something less than an entire course). The workshop was nominated by Dr. David Proudfoot, a CEITR Senior Research Fellow and reviewer in the workshop. The application included Dr. Mansureh Kebritchi as the workshop developer and a committee of reviewers consisting of: Sandra Nunn, D.M; Louise Underdahl, Ph.D.; Elizabeth Johnston, Ed.D.; David Proudfoot, Ed.D.; Debbie-Ritter-Williams, Ph.D.; Patricia A. D'Urso, Ph.D.; Susan Ferebee, Ph.D.; and Jim Lane, Ed.D.
  • Experiences of Faculty and Graduates in Interprofessional Programs: A Phenomenological Study - Dr. Glenda Vardy Dell and Dr. Louise Underdahl - abstract submitted for peer review to 2018 AERA Annual Meeting, April 13 – April 17, 2018  in New York City, "The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education." 
  • Catalyzing Cross-Generational Entrepreneurship to Foster Economic Growth, Employ Youth, and Optimize Retirees’ Experience - Collaborative research with Dr. Ron Leach, Dr. Ron Heuss, Dr. Matt Knight, and Elizabeth Isele, CEO, Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship - Accepted for presentation at March 2018 conference, Washington DC - 6th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2018 <  http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/icie/
  • Do Then Learn - Collaborative research with Elizabeth Isele, Dr. Ron Leach, Dr. Matthew Knight, Dr. Ron Heuss, and Dr. Jean Perlman - submitted on May 16, 2018 to the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 2019 Annual Conference - http://www.usasbe.org/?page=2019ConferenceHome
  • Evidence-Based Entrepreneurship:  Mobilizing Interdisciplinary Education Research - Collaborative research with Elizabeth Isele, Dr. Ron Leach, Dr. Matthew Knight, Dr. Ron Heuss, and Dr. Jean Perlman - submitted on June 10, 2018 to the 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting - http://www.aera.net/Events-Meetings/Annual-Meeting
  • Partnership with Elizabeth Isele and the Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship (GIEE) < http://experieneurship.com/ > initiated on September 14, 2016 and currently considering project on senior entrepreneurship with The Chatham House:  Royal Institute of International Affairs
  • Stress Management Techniques Used by Faculty in the Asynchronous Learning Environment - Collaborative research with Dr. Mary Robbins, Dr. Barbara Kennedy, Dr. Holly Sawyer, and Dr. Kelechi Mezu
  • Best Practices Relating to Student Persistence, Motivation and Retention in Online MBA Programs - Collaborative research with Dr. Hilary
    Johnson-Lutz, Dr. Jennifer Schneider, and Dr. Sandra Sessoms-Penny
  • Creating Citizen Explorers from Non-Traditional Sectors to Accelerate U.S. Space Development© - Collaborative research with Dr. Richard Caldarola
  • Collaborative publication, "Associate Degree Nurses’ Attainment of Work-Based Competencies," submitted to Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, by Dr. LaRee Moody, Dr. Louise Underdahl, and Dr. Ronald Leach
  • Improving Medical Device Safety and Performance:  From Passive Reporting to Active Surveillance and Beyond - Collaborative research with Dr. Francine Nelson.  Acceptetd for publication by Management in Healthcare on 9/17/2018
  • Women Leaders Over 70 - Collaborative research with Dr. Lynne Devnew and Dr. Elizabeth Johnston, submitted on October 31, 2018 to the 2019 International Leadership Association 4th Women and Leadership Conference (June 16-19, 2019), Santa Cruz, CA < http://www.ila-net.org/WLC/WLC19-2/index.html >

 

Publications: 
Manipulative Monkeys: Research as Design
Millennial University: Today's learners - Tomorrow's leaders
Breast-health screening perceptions of Chinese Canadian immigrant women
Stealth Leadership Influences the Culture of Innovation
Improving Medical Device Safety and Performance: From Passive Reporting to Active Surveillance and Beyond
Synergizing Intergenerational Entrepreneurship: Formula for Economic Success?
Promoting Senior Entrepreneurs
A quantitative correlational study about patient identification errors and user perceptions of biometrics
Creating an Offboarding Process for the Retention of Intellectual Capital from External Educational Consultants
Reframing Physician Engagement: A Conceptual Analysis of Physician Resilience, Grit, and Retention
RN Hospital CEOs: Why So Few?
Interprofessional Education Adds Value to Professional Practice Programs
Antiepileptic Drug Adherence and Psychosocial Factors in Children: Is there a Connection?
Experiences of Faculty and Graduates in Interprofessional Programs: A Phenomenological Study
Dissertation to Publication: Building Scholar/Practitioner/Leaders
Promoting Psychic Equilibrium
Nursing students, caring attributes and opportunities for educators
Intellectual capital retention from education consultants offboarding process: A Delphi study
Introducing Gretheline Bolandrina - Mental Health Researcher
How Education Supports Entrepreneurial Empowerment
How education supports entrepreneurial empowerment
A phenomenological exploration of mediation models of transformative learning (WICS, SCM) in online for-profit universities.
Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being: The Mental Health First Aid Training Model
Supporting the Criminal Justice Officer: Mental Health First Aid Training
Systems collaboration and criminal justice: The Mental Health First Aid Training model.
Leadership Opportunities: Experiences of Hispanic and African American Women in West Texas
Realtor Creativity in the Digital Age
Research and scholarship enterprise: A vibrant community of colleagues.
Honoring Hackathon Jr. achievements
Transitions of care coordination framework for the post-acute management of chronic illness
Realtor Creativity in the Digital Age
Nursing students' contextual perspectives in a computer-aided simulated environment: A case study
Challenges in coordinating support systems for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Editorial Board Membership: 7/1/2020-6/30/2023
Reshaping Education Through Innovation: Aligning Curricula with Employer Needs
Expanding Biomedical Engineering Curricula to Include Medical Device Interoperability with Electronic Health Records.
University of Phoenix Courses: 
DHA/722
DHA/733
DOC/731R
DOC/733
DOC/734
DHA/723
DHA/724
DHA/712
DHA/732
DOC/722
SEM/700R
LDR/711A
RES/709
DOC/700
Professional Bio: 
I majored in English literature because it was recommended as the optimal foundation for a graduate degree in library science. I continued studies in public administration to prepare for an administrative career. During these years, I benefited from many inspiring professors who took time to serve as my docent and mentor. I wanted to give something back . . . to help others as these professors had helped me. But, after completing the PhD, I realized I needed wisdom and experience before I could teach or help anyone. In 1978, I began working for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as an Instant Person, defined as temporary office support for campus departments. I have enjoyed each and every moment of my time with UCLA, with administrative roles in University Extension, Internal Audit, Electrical Engineering, Business and Finance and UCLA Health Risk Management. To help others develop their talents and find their "calling" has been a lifelong goal and serving University of Phoenix is a dream come true. In my free time, I join my daughter as a Kidsave.org volunteer, work with my husband, serve as Vice President for UCLA Eta chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and explore new horizons. The University of Phoenix helps all of us to fulfill Jack London's ambition "to live, not merely exist."
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Public Administration
University of Southern California
1988
Masters Degree
Public Administration
University of Southern California
1972
Masters Degree
Library Science
University of Southern California
1971
Bachelors Degree
English LIterature
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
1969
CITI Certification - 3/31/2019 - 3/30/2021
2018
Academic Appointments: 
Doctoral Instructor - ACCESS/PV
College of Doctoral Studies
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Vice President - Eta Chapter
April 2016 Certificate for Outstanding Contribution in Promoting Patient Safety With Medical Devices
MedSun Hospital Reporters Group
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2016
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CDRH Director's Special Citation as a member of the MedSun Hospital Reporters Group
March 2016 Certificate for Outstanding Contribution in Promoting Patient Safety With Medical Devices
MedSun Hospital Reporters Group
Year Awarded: 
2016
Additional Details: 
CDRH Director's Special Citation as a member of the MedSun Hospital Reporters Group
February 2016 Certificate for Outstanding Contribution in Promoting Patient Safety With Medical Devices
MedSun Hospital Reporters Group
Year Awarded: 
2016
Additional Details: 
CDRH Director's Special Citation as a member of the MedSun Hospital Reporters Group
November 2015 Certificate for Outstanding Contribution to Promoting Patient Safety with Medical Devices
MedSun Hospital Reporters Group
Year Awarded: 
2015
Additional Details: 
CDRH Director's Special Citation as a member of the MedSun Hospital Reporters Group
CDRH Director's Special Citation as a member of the MedSun Hospital Reporters Group
August 2014 Certificate for Outstanding Contribution to Promoting Patient Safety with Medical Devices
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2014
September 2014 Certificate for Outstanding Contribution to Promoting Patient Safety with Medical Devices
Year Awarded: 
2014
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CDRH Director's Special Citation as a member of the MedSun Hospital Reporters Group
August 2010 Certificate for Outstanding Contribution to Promoting Patient Safety with Medical Devices
MedSun Hospital Reporters Group
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2010
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July 2016 Certificate for Outstanding Contribution in Promoting Patient Safety With Medical Devices
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CDRH Director's Special Citation as a member of the MedSun Hospital Reporters Group
MedSun Hospital Reporters Group
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2016
Additional Details: 
CDRH Director's Special Citation as a member of the MedSun Hospital Reporters Group - Manufacturer Action
July 2016 Certificate for Outstanding Contribution in Promoting Patient Safety With Medical Devices
Year Awarded: 
2016
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CDRH Director's Special Citation as a member of the MedSun Hospital Reporters Group - Device Recall
Faculty Excellence Award
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2018
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2018 Faculty Excellence Award
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Each year, we reach across the University for nominations for the Faculty Excellence Awards to recognize faculty who are committed to excellence in the classroom. Employees and faculty alike submit applications to acknowledge faculty who exemplify the values of the University in their dedication to students. This year, nominations were received for 248 faculty members. This year’s award recipients were hand-selected from this group by their School or College and the Executive Deans. Eight exceptional faculty were recognized for their contributions at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards, held Sept. 21-23 in Phoenix. The event, which included a keynote from Chief Strategy and Customer Officer, Ruth Veloria, and an awards ceremony hosted by University Provost, John Woods, PhD., provided recipients the opportunity to network with each other and connect with University leadership. 2018 Faculty Excellence Award Recipients Richard Bowman, School of Business Emma (Beth) Holland, School of Nursing Gillian Silver, School of Business Dr. Louise Underdahl, School of Advanced Studies Dr. Katherine (Kitty) Unthank, College of Humanities and Sciences, Social Sciences Dr. Tatiana Walsh, College of Information Systems and Technology Corlie Weber, College of Education Lisa White, College of Humanities and Sciences Experience some of the excitement by viewing the videos below. Celebration at Arizona Diamondbacks Stadium Dr. Louise Underdahl, School of Advanced Studies, Acceptance < https://multimedia.phoenix.edu/video/?v=293236571 >
Distinguished Service Award for Scholarly Leadership
Year Awarded: 
2019
Additional Details: 
Knowledge Without Boundaries Virtual Research Summit - June 10-14, 2019
Phoenix500
University of Phoenix
Year Awarded: 
2021
Professional Education: 
Chief Research Officer
Permanency and Safety: Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting (PS-MAPP)
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PhD, MPA, MSLS
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Mary Jo Brinkman, Ph.D.

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Mary Jo Brinkman

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6 years 1 month
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(479) 650-0509
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Stress Management Techniques Used by Faculty in the Asynchronous Learning Environment in Center for Health Engineering Research (CHER). Special Interest Group. 

Publications: 
A Survey of Patients with Inflatable Penile Prostheses for Satisfaction
A Survey of Patients with Inflatable Penile Prostheses: Assessment of Timing and Frequency of Intercourse and Analysis of Implant Durability
Comparison of 1992 and 1994 TURPs for Impact of Fast Track TURPs
Reducing Length of Stay without Compromising Outcomes
Take a Snapshot of Case Management's Results with Internal Report Cards
Fast Track Transurethral Resection of the prostate: Application of Case Map Improves length of Stay without Compromising Patient Outcome
Cutting Delays Without Cutting Corners: Improving the Timeliness of Pre Surgery Activities
University of Phoenix Courses: 
DHA/711
DHA/712
Professional Bio: 
I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE. I received a Master of Arts degree from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI. Finally, I received a Ph.D. in Health Science/Health Care Administration from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. Initially in my career I worked as a Medical Technologist for St. Luke's Hospital and Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City, MO. I also worked as a Medical Technologist for Physician Office Groups in Norfolk, NE. I began my career in Quality Management as the Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Coordinator at a hospital in Nebraska. After 13 years, I was promoted to the Assistant Administrator at a hospital in Arkansas. Now I am the Facility Compliance Officer, Privacy Office and Director of Risk Management. I have certifications as follows: Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) American Society Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Health Science; Health Care Administration
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
2001
Masters Degree
Health Care Administration
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
1979
Bachelors Degree
Medical Technology
College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE
1963
Academic Appointments: 
DHA/711 Administration of Complex Health Care Systems; DHA/712 Risk Management in Complex Organizations
University of Phoenix
Duration: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2004 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
Honors and Awards: 
Professional Education: 
Medical Technologist American Society of Clinical Pathologists (MT ASCP) Certification
American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Year Awarded: 
1963
Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)
Year Awarded: 
1985
Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM)
American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
Year Awarded: 
2016
Certified Compliance Officer
Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)
Year Awarded: 
2018
Professional Suffix: 
Ph.D.
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The asynchronous learning environment is characterized by complexities such as maintaining proficiency with organizational and technology changes, class management, perceptions of isolation, and classroom performance review.  The purpose of this research is to identify and describe stress management techniques used by online faculty to counteract identified stressors associated with teaching in the online environment. 

The isolation, depersonalization, and low sense of personal accomplishment reported by online faculty contribute to stress, burnout, and retention problems.  Faculty burnout results in the loss of experienced faculty and increased costs associated with the recruitment of replacement faculty.  The loss of experienced faculty can inhibit quality of learning, and contribute to student attrition.  Since work-related stress and time-management in the asynchronous learning environment require online faculty to employ a wide variety of coping techniques, the study may help online faculty develop or expand current strategies that are effective in dealing with stress associated with teaching in the asynchronous online learning environment.

This correlational case study will examine coping strategies used by online faculty to decrease their stress load.  The status variable for this study’s research is stress.  The independent variables are identified as common stressors for online faculty include (a) maintaining proficiency with organizational and technology changes; (b) class management; (c) isolation and (d) classroom performance review. The dependent variables are coping mechanisms commonly used to manage stressors.

Data will be collected by administering a voluntary, confidential, online survey via Survey Monkey. The survey instrument will gather data on the coping methods used for the different types of stressors typical for the online learning environment.

Current research indicates that faculty coping mechanisms include talking with others, physical/recreational activities, support groups/mental health counselors, self-destructive behaviors, such as increased alcohol and other substance use, self-awareness, self-reflection, and project management.  Results of this study may contribute to increased faculty retention, improved student performance, and more effective and faculty workshops.  

 
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Stress
mental health
coping
faculty health

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Connie Houser's picture Connie Houser | September 29, 2017 7:31 am MST

As a faculty member that loves teaching online, I find your research very interesting. Thank you for sharing with us on this research hub.

Connie Houser's picture Connie Houser | September 29, 2017 7:31 am MST

As a faculty member that loves teaching online, I find your research very interesting. Thank you for sharing with us on this research hub.

Connie Houser's picture Connie Houser | September 29, 2017 7:31 am MST

As a faculty member that loves teaching online, I find your research very interesting. Thank you for sharing with us on this research hub.