Acquired Leadership Skills in Online Doctoral Education Programs at the University of Phoenix

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Jennifer Calito, EdD, MEd, MLIS, BIT

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Jennifer Calito

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5 years 2 weeks
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I have 20 years experience as a trainer in various industries including: retail, healthcare, banking, and education. Before I entered into teaching, I recognized the importance and influence that technology would have on education. As such, the concentration of my first masters degree is in instructional technology. The focus of studies revolved around technology integration in all aspects of education and training from pre-school through adult education, and in corporate settings. I was able to immediately apply the acquired skills and become proficient in communication with adults on how to use technology in corporate settings. In my classroom teaching experience, I have implemented laptops in an inner city school to enhance instruction. I also assisted other teachers in finding ways to integrate technology into their current lesson plans to provide a rich learning experience for students and teachers. At a second inner city school I was employed at, I was hired to implement a blended learning model. After a successful first year, I was placed as an elementary team-leader, continued to grow the blended learning model with other elementary teachers, while simultaneously teaching. As a team lead, I worked as a curriculum coordinator, developing a curriculum life-cycle process for the school with check-points for review, teacher buy-in, and board approval. It is with these experiences, I have developed strong passions for continuing to add value to the classroom to data-based research implementations, teacher mentorship and training, and adding to the body of knowledge with new research projects.
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Doctoral Degree
Educational Leadership
University of Phoenix
2016
Masters Degree
Library and Information Sciences
Dominican University
2018
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Elementary Education Certification
University of Phoneix
2009
Masters Degree
Instructional Technology
American Intercontinental University
2003
Bachelors Degree
Information Technology
American Intercontinental University
2002
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3rd Grade Teacher
Salem Christian School
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 to Sunday, June 1, 2014
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Pui Tak Christian School
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Friday, August 15, 2014 to Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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Northwestern University - Center for Talent Development
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Sunday, April 1, 2012 to Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Thomas Edison Elementary School
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Monday, August 20, 2018
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Cynthia Knittle, DHA, MSN, RN

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Cynthia Knittle

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6 years 3 months
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My Eyes Opened to a Healthier Life”: An Exploration of Health Choices Made by Puerto Rican Mothers Living in Pennsylvania
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Health coach, natural foods chef, advocate of permaculture lifestyle.
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Doctoral Degree
Health Administration
UOP
2015
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Adjunct Faculty
UOP
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DHA, MSN, RN

Dr. Jennifer Calito, an experienced researcher and conference presenter, will be leading the study entitled “Acquired Leadership Skills in Online Doctoral Education Programs at the University of Phoenix” along with Research Team Members Dr. Linnel Hickman and Dr. Cynthia Knittle.  The purpose of this research study will be to identify if a relationship exists between University of Phoenix student's completion of an online doctoral program and their leadership skills/traits at the conclusion of the students' program

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Project in Development