Qualitative Methods Development

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Xeno Rasmusson, Ph.D.

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Xeno Rasmusson

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6 years 4 months
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Ph.D.
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Elizabeth Johnston, Ed.D.

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Elizabeth Johnston

History

Member for
7 years 10 months
Phone: 
(925) 988-0450
Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 

I am interested in learning more about how the arts open learning potentials.

I am interested in developing better learning opportunities for students in online or CSCL environments.

I am interested in how visual, auditory, and kinesthetic materials might improve learning in general and particularly an online learning experience.

I am interested in learning more about qualitative research, particularly content analysis.

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The CEITR has accepted my research fellowship proposal for 2016-17.  The article was accepted for publication in August, 2017.  I am currently developing a special interest group: The Arts: Teaching and Learning.  A call for research participants will go out during September, 2017.  Several other research projects are nearing completion and will be submitted for publication.  I will present three papers at the AECT conference in Jacksonville, Florida in November, 2017.

Elizabeth Johnston, Ed.D.

 

 

Publications: 
The power of images: Exploring the edges of an alternative paradigm
May the odds be ever with you
Symposium Introduction (to Design)
Appreciative surprise: A strategic approach to generating reflexive responses to meet the challenges of 21st-century corporate citizenship
Appreciative inquiry: Researching greatness
Emancipating Reflexive Voice in Developing Contemporary Graduate Identity: Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management
Making Sense of Differing Experiences of Identity in America
Still Alice
Exploring pedagogical foundations of existing virtual reality (VR) educational applications: A content analysis study
Witnesses to transformation: Family member experiences providing individualized music to their relatives with dementia
Virtual Reality Pedagogy Considerations in Learning Environments
University of Phoenix Courses: 
DOC/733
DOC/734
DOC/721R
DOC/722
DOC/721R
DOC/740R
DOC/736A
DOC/737
DOC/731R
DOC/732R
RES/711
RES/722A
EDD/731
EDD/712
PHL/700R
Professional Bio: 
Elizabeth is the Associate Chair for the Center for Educational and Instructional Research (CEITR) and faculty member at the School for Advanced Studies (SAS) at University of Phoenix. Co-leader of Teaching and Learning with the Arts Research (TLAR) Special Interest Group (SIG) and the Diversity Research Labs (1 and 2). Qualitative researcher interested in online education, technology and the arts. Currently working on Arts based instructional and curricular strategies for working with virtual educational applications and the narratives of artists. The goal is to provide useful new knowledge for a wide audience of educators, policy makers, and researchers. Elizabeth has been teaching in Higher Education for 21 years and at University of Phoenix® for 14 years, including successfully chairing over 40 dissertations. Passionate about education, Elizabeth spent 25 years in K-12 education where she was a teacher, department chair, principal, and central office administrator. At the University of Phoenix, Elizabeth has worked as a member of the Global Council (serving the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) and the Academic Cabinet (serving the entire University). Elizabeth was an editor for the Media Symposium at the Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture for the years 2015-2016 and a peer reviewer for the Journal of Leadership Studies, Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture. Elizabeth earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Loyola, Chicago, and an MA and BA from Michigan State University in Fine Arts and Education. She earned a Type 75 certificate in Leadership (Superintendent's level) from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Educational Leadership
Loyola of Chicago
1994
Masters Degree
Art Education and Special Education
Michigan State University
1982
Bachelors Degree
Double major in Fine Arts and Psychology
Michigan State University
1976
Leadership: Type 75 Leadership Certificate
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, IL
1986
Academic Appointments: 
Senior Research Fellow
School of Advanced Studies: Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research (CEITR)
Duration: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Honors and Awards: 
Global Council, School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix
Subject Matter Expert for ACCESS (incoming doctoral learner course sequence) curriculum development
Academic Cabinet, School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix
Research Fellowship in Teaching & Learning, University of Phoenix
Top Ten Dissertation chairs
Research Faculty of the Year
Research Hub: KWB conference
Year Awarded: 
2018
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Ed.D.
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Nandita Verma

First and Last Name: 
Nandita Verma

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Member for
6 years 7 months
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Yvonne Hefner, Ed.D.

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Yvonne Hefner, Ed.D.
First and Last Name: 
Yvonne Hefner

History

Member for
7 years 9 months
Phone: 
(706) 499-5246
Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 

I am a member of the Ethics in Education Research Group Research associated with my Research Center at UOP.  I am a member of a group that is currently working on a study titled "Crises of Care and Critique: School Principals and Narratives of Compassion Fatigue." 

I am involved in an on-going research about the implementation of edTPA and teacher perceptions of the teaching performance assessment that is used in many states.  I have co-authored one published article on this topic and am now in year two of collecting data for this research. 

I have also completed research on ways to increase student knowledge through the implementation of reading circles for college students. 

PUBLICATIONS

Hefner, Y. & Souter, D. (2018). Tears and Fears – Sighs and High Fives: Listening to the Words of Teacher Candidates after edTPA submission. GATEways to Teacher Education, 28, 2, 64-76.

 

Hefner, Y. (2018). The implementation of reading circles in an educator preparation program course. Perspectives in Learning, 17, 1, 23-35

PRESENTATIONS: Peer-Reviewed

Hefner, Y. (2018). Shattered Ground- Mental Health Issues in Children-A Hidden Crisis. National Youth At-Risk Conference, Savannah, GA.

Hefner, Y. & Souter, D. (2017). Tears and Fears – Sighs and High Fives: Listening to the Words of Teacher Candidates after edTPA submission. Georgia Association of  Teacher Education (GATE) Annual Conference 2017, Cordele, GA

Hefner, Y. (2016). Using Planned Reading Circles to Increase Pre-service Special   Education Teachers’ Content Knowledge. GERA Conference, Georgia Southern        University – August, GA

Hefner, Y. & Turpin, S. (2015). Becoming a Teacher Leader. Impacting Student Learning   Conference. Georgia Regents University-Augusta, GA

Hefner, Y. & Blake, M. (2014) Beginning Special Education Teachers: Career Ready!         G-CASE Conference, University of Georgia – Athens, GA

Dissertation Committee Chair and Committee Member

Committee Chair:

Teaching Middle-School Inclusion Classrooms: A Qualitative Exploratory Multiple-Case, Lashley, D. University of Phoenix, Academic Dissertation, 2018.

A Quantitative Comparative Study of Youth Leadership and Problem Solving. Jacklin, Anne. University of Phoenix, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2017.

Teachers' Perceptions of Student Violence in Public Schools:  A Qualitative Phenomenological Study. Hall, Kevin D. University of Phoenix, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2017.

Emotional Intelligence, Special Education Teacher and Attrition. Lohman, Paula. University of Phoenix, Academic Dissertation, 2014.

Committee Member:

Novice Teacher Retention in Relation to Merit Pay: A Phenomenological  Study. Bridges, Chaitra. University of Phoenix, Academic Dissertation, 2018.

A Quasi Experimental Study of Educational Gaming Technology and Success of Repeating Algebra 1 Students. Cook, Amelia University of Phoenix, Academic Dissertation, 2017.

A Single Exploratory Case Study of A Special Education Online School.  Kim-Guild, Tanya. University of Phoenix, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2017.

A Phenomenological Study: Post-Secondary Vocational Support for Individuals with Special Needs. Skinner, Ashley. University of Phoenix, Academic Dissertation, 2017.

Teacher Preparation: Managing Behavioral Issues Displayed by High Risk African American Males. Scott, Kim. University of Phoenix, Academic Dissertation, 2016.

African American Registered Nurses in Post-Secondary Faculty Positions: A Phenomenological Study. Coppage, Cynthia. University of Phoenix, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2017.

Teacher Perception of Student Attributes: A Quantitative Correlation Vignette Study.Francis, Brenda S. University of Phoenix, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2015.

Administrative Support for Special Education Teachers:  A Phenomenological Study. Hodges, Janet. University of Phoenix, Academic Dissertation, 2014.

 

 

Publications: 
DOES SETTING AFFECT ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: COMPARING CO-TEACHING TO RESOURCE
The Implementation of Reading Circles in an Educator Preparation Program Course
Tears and Fears – Sighs and High Fives: Listening to the Words of Teacher Candidates After edTPA Submission
University of Phoenix Courses: 
DOC/722
DOC/733
DOC/734
Professional Bio: 
Dr. Hefner has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Phoenix since 2011. She currently chairs doctoral committees, mentoring students from the inception of their concept paper to the final approval of their dissertation. Dr. Hefner graduated with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College. She earned an Education Specialist degree from Valdosta State University in Instructional Technology. She holds a doctorate degree in Teaching in Learning from Liberty University. She has also received certification in Special Education and Educational Leadership and is reading endorsed. Dr. Hefner was a special educator for 17 years before teaching in higher education. Dr. Hefner lives in North Georgia with her family.
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Teaching and Learning
Liberty University
2010
Educational Specialist in Instructional Technology
Valdosta State University
2004
Masters Degree
Early Childhood Educaiton
Piedmont College
1999
Bachelors Degree
Early Childhood Education
Piedmont College
1995
Special Education Certification & Educational Leadership Certification
North Georgia College and State University
1999
Academic Appointments: 
Dissertation Chair
University of Phoenix
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Georgia Gwinnett College
Honors and Awards: 
Kappa Delta Pi
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Ed.D.
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Sally Evans

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Sally Evans
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Sally Evans

History

Member for
7 years 10 months
Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 

Collaborative STEM project as part of the research center initiative.

Peer reviewer for AERA and Merlot

Chair paper presentations at conferences

Curriculum Development in Higher Education 

Publications: 
Demetrio's Story: Socialization and Family Adjustments Based on Long-Term Immersion in a Culture of Poverty
Influence of online computer games on the academic achievement of nontraditional undergraduate students,
University of Phoenix Courses: 
DOC/722
DOC/734
DOC/733
Professional Bio: 
I have a doctorate in Ed Leadership research/assessment/IT from UNC Charlotte, a MS in Administration and Supervision from St. John's Univeristy, and a BS degree in Elem Education from SUNY @ Oswego. As a professional, I am a researcher, instructor, author, and educational leader. I have been a reviewer for AERA and Merlot as well as chaired paper sessions at the AERA conference. In the past, I presented at national, regional, and district conferences. Recent research includes a peer review article in Children and Schools. Just recently I presented a study as part of a grant from the university at the WERA (World Education Research Association) in Scotland. I have taught in the online program from 2002 and successfully coached students through the doctoral process.
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Ed Leadership/Research/Assessment/IT
UNC Charlotte
2006
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Patricia Shopland, Ed.D.

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Patricia Shopland

History

Member for
7 years 10 months
Phone: 
(781) 834-1934
Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 

1.  In April, 2016, I joined the Group 8 Research Team of the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology at the University's Research Hub.  The Title of the qualitative content analysis study is:, Witnesses to transformation:  Family members’ Narratives about music and Alzheimer’s patients, The Team plans to submit the research report for publication in 2017.  Group 8 did publish the research report.  Group 8 plans to continue to work together and I plan to maintain my active status as a researcher with Group 8.

2.  In 2015 I conducted a qualitative case study in a public middle school in Massachusetts. The title of the study is The Impact of 1:1 iPad Integration Implementation on Innovative Instructional Design in Middle School Classrooms  I focused on the school's schoolwide implementation of 1:1 iPads in all grades and all subjects and the impact of the implementation on teacher's instructional design.  The study findings indicated that      several teachers were able to design innovative instuction and that the iPads facilitated greater teacher and student organization.  I plan to submit the study report for publication in a peer-reviewed journal by the end of January, 2018.  Hopefully, it will be published in 2018.   I would also like to present the paper at the 2018 conference of the Association for Educational and Instructional Technology.  I did submit the paper for the 2017 AECT Conference in November.  The paper was approved as a Featured Research Presentation.  Due to unexpected scheduled surgery in late October, I will not be able to present at the 2017 conference.  However, AECT invited me to resubmit in 2018 for presentation at next year's conference.

Publications: 
Article: Witnesses to transformation: Family member experiences providing individualized music to their relatives with dementia
University of Phoenix Courses: 
EDT/711
EDT/721
EDT/722
EDT/723
EDT/731
EDT/732
RES/711
RES/722A
DOC/722
DOC/733
Professional Bio: 
I earned my Ed.D. at Teachers College, Columbia University, N.Y.C., in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, with a specialization in Curriculum Development and Supervision of Instruction.New York City. My M.A. in Music and Music Education was also earned at Columbia University and my M.Ed. in Instructional Technology was earned at Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass. I am certified in Mass. as an Instructional Technology Specialist, K-12, My professional experiences include 7 years as a classroom teacher, Grades 3-8, 10 years as an Assistant Professor in Education at Concordia CollegeNew York, 5 years as Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the Mansfield Public Schools, MA, New York, 2 years as Principal of the Rhode Island College Campus Lab School, RI, 2 years as the Director of the Mentorship Academy of the RI Children's Crusade for Higher Education, 8 years as an Associate Professor at Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA. In addition to teaching at these schools and colleges, I have also held several administrative positions, including Chair of the Department of Teacher Education, Coordinator of Student Teaching, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Academic Dean. I have been teaching online at the graduate level since 1999. My tenure with the University of Phoenix as part-time online faculty began in 2004 and with the School of Advanced Studies in 2007. I served as a part-time curriculum writer for Concordia Publishing House and presenter at several national and international conferences. I have authored state proposals for new undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs, including the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology. I have been teaching online since 2000, joining the University of Phoenix online faculty in 2004. I joined the SAS online doctoral faculty in 2007 to serve as an facilitator of doctoral courses in research, distance education and instructional technology. At the same time, I qualified to serve as a Dissertation Chair and/or Committee Member. I am very interested in continuing my research focusing on the use of tablets in the K-12 classroom and its impact on innovative instructional design. In addition, I am currently a member of the Research Team, Group 8, with Dr. Elizabeth Johnston, Team Chair, Dr. Barbara Foyil and Dr. Xeno Rasmussen in the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research. Group 8 investigated secondary data to identify the impact of music, provided via a variety of technologies, on individuals with impaired cognitive functioning. Our research paper was published by Cogent Education in August, 2017. We also submitted a presentation proposal to the 2017 conference of ACET to be held in Jacksonville, Florida in November, 2017. Another research interest of mine is the impact of mutually supportive cohort behaviors on student retention. I have found my involvement in the CEIT of the Research Hub to be the most professionally and scholarly engaging activity I have experienced with colleagues at the University of Phoenix.
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Curriculum Development and Supervision of Instruction
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, New York
1975
Masters Degree
Instructional Technology
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
1998
Masters Degree
Music and Music Education
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, New York
1969
Bachelors Degree
Education
Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Illinois
1964
HERS Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration
Bryn Mawr College
1979
School Administration
Bridgewater State College
1985
Academic Appointments: 
Online Faculty
University of Phoenix, School of Advanced Studies
Duration: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
Online Faculty, Doctoral Program, Dissertation Committee Member
University of Phoenix, School of Advanced Studies
Duration: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 to Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Academic Dean
Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA
Duration: 
Friday, January 1, 1993 to Monday, January 1, 2001
Director of the Mentorship Academy, RI Children's Crusade for Higher Education, RI Office of Higher Education
Office of Higher Education, Rhode Island
Duration: 
Thursday, August 1, 1991 to Thursday, April 15, 1993
Honors and Awards: 
TTT Scholarship
Teachers College, Columbia University
Year Awarded: 
1973
Kappa Delta Pi, Honor Society in Education, Kappa Chapter
Teachers College, Columbia University
Year Awarded: 
1971
Professional Education: 
Instructional Technology Specialist, K-12
Massachusetts State Department of Education
Year Awarded: 
2015
Advanced Certified Facilitator
University of Phoenix
Professional Suffix: 
Ed.D.
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Type of Project: 

How can systematic literature review be developed for publication?

Systematic literature reviews can be very useful to scholars and often provide an introductory platform for further research. To be considered for publication, however, the articles must meet rigorous standards for publication.  This small study group will meet under the leadership of Dr. Xeno Rasmusson for six sessions of support in writing systematic literature reviews related to some aspect of the arts in teaching and learning.   Each member will individually or in a team of 2 develop a systematic review where they will select and develop a topic. Peer reviews will support learning.  This workshop will be capped at 8-10 participants. Liz Johnston will review completed article.

Project Status: 
Project in Development
Project Funding Description: 
unfunded
systematic review of the literature
scoping review
analytic review

Comments

Elizabeth Johnston's picture Elizabeth Johnston | December 3, 2017 3:33 pm MST

You will also find some materials for developing a systematic literature review. 

Team 7: Systematic Literature Review (SLR) 

Elizabeth Johnston's picture Elizabeth Johnston | December 3, 2017 3:31 pm MST

This research team has a presence on Research Gate that is worth visiting.  Go to Research
Gate and search for the team title below.  You will find some of the team discussions and work to date. 

Team 7: Systematic Literature Review (SLR)