Dr. Barbara Newman Young

Professor

Dr. Barbara Newman Young
615-898-2209
Room 383, College of Education Building (COE)
MTSU Box 91, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

MWF       10:00 - 3:00

T / TR     10:00 - 3:00

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Degree Information

  • Ed.D., Tennessee State University (1993)
  • E.D.S., Middle Tennessee State University (1990)
  • M.A.T., Middle Tennessee State University (1989)
  • B.A., University of Louisiana, Lafayette (1971)

Areas of Expertise

E-Learning Curriculum Design and Implementation
Transactional Distance Theory
Acculturation Experiences of International Students
Contributions of Neuroscience / Psychology to Education
Cultural Issues in Education
Classroom Managment / Methods of Teaching

Biography

Dr. Young strives to create a challenging and engaging virtual learning classroom environment in which students become life-long scholars and learners. Her professional career experience includes K-12 teaching as well as university level onsite and online teaching experience. She is certified by the Learning Resources Network (LERN) as a Certified Online Instructor (COI) and Certified Online Faculty Developer (CFD).

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Dr. Young strives to create a challenging and engaging virtual learning classroom environment in which students become life-long scholars and learners. Her professional career experience includes K-12 teaching as well as university level onsite and online teaching experience. She is certified by the Learning Resources Network (LERN) as a Certified Online Instructor (COI) and Certified Online Faculty Developer (CFD).

Dr. Young  pursues research and work that further the goals of the Ed.S. degree with Specialization in Culture, Cognition, and the Learning Process. Along with Dr. Laura Clark, Dr. Young wrote and helped implement a project funded by a Tennessee Board of Regents Student Engagement, Retention, and Success grant for the 2016-17 academic year. This project, La Comunidad @ MTSU, currently serves a targeted population that is underrepresented, composed of many first-generation college students, and is part of an ethnic minority.

In addition, Young, who joined the MTSU faculty in 1989, is principal investigator in ongoing research projects involving Saudi Arabian women international graduate students who are studying at MTSU and interacting with Americans in a mixed-gender classroom environment for the first time—a situation significantly different from the segregated-gender environment of their homeland. Also, research projects focusing on Saudi undergraduate students, both male and female, are ongoing. 

Dr. Young also conducts ongoing research projects involving international students with various ethnic backgrounds that are undergoing effects of initial acculturation experiences at MTSU.   “Both the TBR grant and the ongoing research projects focus on cultural diversity and the teaching/learning process and are clearly aligned with existing intercultural and diversity initiatives at MTSU,” Young observes.

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Publications

Young, B. N. (2017). Saudi Arabian international male graduate students lived initial immersion experiences interacting and studying within a mixed-gender, non-segregated society for the first time. International Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Educational Research, 16(6), 101-111.

Young, B. N., & Gutierrez-Moncaleano, M. (2017). Biological, psycho-social, and academic context challenges faced by one South American graduate student during the initial acculturation...

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Young, B. N. (2017). Saudi Arabian international male graduate students lived initial immersion experiences interacting and studying within a mixed-gender, non-segregated society for the first time. International Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Educational Research, 16(6), 101-111.

Young, B. N., & Gutierrez-Moncaleano, M. (2017). Biological, psycho-social, and academic context challenges faced by one South American graduate student during the initial acculturation process. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 2017(Fall).

Young, B. N. (2017). Cultural adjustment experiences as experienced by Saudi women gradtate students studying for the first time in a mixed-gender environment at a US university. Journal of Education and Social Policy, 4(2).

Young, B. N. (2017). Initial immersion cross-cultural challenges and barriers to success as experienced by international graduate students. Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 13(2).

Young. B. N., & Wenpeng, L. (2015). Exploration of mnemonics for ESL/EFL vocabulary employing the depth and elaboration of processing theory. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 42(1), 30-33.

Young, B. N., & Wenpeng, L. (2014). Ethnographic research on origins of American and Chinese surnames. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 8(4), 190-204.

Young, B. N., & Clark, L. (2012). The Murfreesboro mosque: To build or not to build? Forum on Public Policy: A journal of the oxford round table, 2012(2).

Craig, D., & Young, B. N. (2009). Blog, blog, blog: Online journaling in graduate classes. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 36(2), 5-10.

Young, B. N., Gilbert, L., & True, C. (2008). Middle school: The bridge between elementary school and high school. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 34(3), 17-20.

Young, B. N., Hausler, J., & Sanders, J. (2007). Do online students exhibit different learning styles? Tennessee Educational Leadership, 34(1), 22-34.

Craig, D., Young, B., & Patten, K. (2006). Curriculum adaptations within the online environment. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 33(1), 39-47.

Craig, D., Young, B. N., & Patten, K. (2005, November & December).  Designing an online course: Eight strategies. Higher Learning Magazine, 21-22.

Craig, D., Young, B. N., Patten, K., & Brown, M. (2005). Examining curriculum design, adaptions, and effective practice in an online learning environment for preservice teachers. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 1(7), 73-82.

Young, B. N., Craig, D., & Patten, K. (2005). Curriculum adaptations within the online environment. Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 2(10), 35-46.

Young, B., & Man, Z. (2005). Formal schema theory and teaching EFL reading. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 32(2), 14-16.

Young, B. N., & Morrissey, G. (2005). Grammar and teaching ESL. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 31(3), 43-46.

Young, B. N., Laroche, L., & Wulfsberg, G. (2003). Discovery videos: A safe, tested, time-efficient way to incorporate discovery-laboratory experiments into the classroom. Journal of Chemical Education, 80(8), 962-966.

Young, B. N., Snead, D., & Sutarso, T. (2003). Perceptions of discipline of middle school teachers, high school teachers, student teachers, and undergraduate education majors enrolled in a classroom management course. Education Issues, 12(1&2), 17-31

Young, B. N., & Snead, D. (2003). Using concept mapping to aid African American students’ understanding in middle grade science. Journal of Negro Education, 72(3), 333-343.

Young, B. N., & Snead, D. (2003). Making connections with concept mapping: A tool for under-achieving middle grade school students. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 30(1), 25-30.

Young, B. N., Snead, D., & Sutarso, T. (2002).  Jewels of wisdom: A study of perceptions of discipline of middle school teachers, high school teachers, student teachers, and undergraduate education majors enrolled in classroom management course YOED 4000. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 29(1), 9-18.

Young, B. N., Sutarso, T., McDaniel, D., & Craig, D. (2000). Warnings from the field: A study of perceptions of violence. Education Issues, 10(2), 32-40.

Young, B. N., Craig, D., Sutarso, T., & McDaniel, D. (2000). Authors cite warnings from the field: A study of the perceptions of violence. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 27(2), 27-33.

Young, B. N., Helton, C., & Whitley, M. (1998). Impact of school-related, community-based, and parental-involvements activities on achievement of at-risk youth in high school setting. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 25(2), 41-44.

Young, B. N. (1998). Theoretical orientation to reading and student teaching placement: Three case studies in match and mismatch contexts.  In J. McIntyre & D. Boyd (Eds.), Strategies for Career-Long Teacher Education (199-216).  Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press.

Young, B. N. (1996). Learning style in theory and practice. Education Issues, 7(1), 20-32.

Young, B. N. (1996). Relevant literacy development within the inclusive classroom. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 23(2), 25-28.

Young, B. N. (1995). Student-teacher placement: Three case studies in match and mismatch contexts. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 22(1), 35-40.

Young, B. N.(1994). Qualitative research comes of age. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 21(1), 21-23.

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Presentations

“Acculturation Experiences of Saudi-Arabian Women Studying and Living for the First Time in a Mixed-Gender Environment.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Education, New York, NY. July/August, 2017.

“Challenges and Barriers to Success As Experienced by an International Graduate Student during Initial Acculturation Process.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Education, New York, NY. July/August, 2017.

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“Acculturation Experiences of Saudi-Arabian Women Studying and Living for the First Time in a Mixed-Gender Environment.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Education, New York, NY. July/August, 2017.

“Challenges and Barriers to Success As Experienced by an International Graduate Student during Initial Acculturation Process.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Education, New York, NY. July/August, 2017.

“Challenges and Barriers to Success in the Psycho-SociaL Context as Experienced by an International South-American Graduate Student During the Initial Acculturation Process." Virtual Presentation at the 24th International Conference New Media for New Learning, Honolulu, HA. July, 2017.

“Cross-Cultural Lived Experiences of Saudi-Arabian International Students at a US University for the First Time.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Supervision, Nashville, TN. May, 2017.

“Acculturation Experiences of Saudi-Arabian Women Studying and Living for the First Time in a Mixed-Gender Environment.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Supervision, Nashville, TN. May, 2017.

“Challenges and Barriers to Success Experienced by One South American International Graduate Student within the Biological, Psychosocial, and Academic Contexts during the Initial Acculturation Process.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Supervision, Nashville, TN. May, 2017.

“Lived Experiences of International Students Studying at a US University.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Education, San Diego, CA. March, 2017.

“La Comunidad @ MTSU.” Paper presented at Avancemos Juntos 2017 Hispanic Higher Education Conference, Nashville, TN. January, 2017.

“Cultural Adjustment Experiences of Saudi Women International Graduate Students Studying in a Mixed-Gender Environment at MTSU.” Virtual Presentation / Lightning Talk at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research, San Antonio, TX. October, 2016.

“Qualitative Examination of the Cultural Adjustment of Saudi Women International Graduate Students.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Supervision, Nashville, TN. May, 2016.

“International Graduate Students’ Lived Experiences at a US University.” Paper presented at the International Education Conference, New Orleans, LA. March, 2016.

“Cultural Issues in Education: Online Graduate Course Creating a New Culture for Learning.” Paper presented at the ISIS-Key West International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, Key West, FL. March, 2014.

“Ethnographic Research on Origins of American and Chinese Surnames.” Paper presented at the 26th annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV. February, 2014.

“Blog, Blog, Blog: Online Journaling in Graduate Classes.” Paper presented at the third conference meeting of the International Conference on the Future of Education, Florence, Italy. June, 2013.

“Cyber-Bullying in the Classroom.” Paper presented at the 11th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. January, 2013.

“Using Literature as a Venue to Deter Bullying.” Paper presented at the 11th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI. January, 2013.

“The Murfreesboro Mosque: To Be or Not to Be?” Paper presented at the Oxford Round Table of Religion and Culture. August, 2012.

“Transactional Distance within the E-Learning Environment: Using Structure and Dialogue to Bridge the Gap.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Learning and Academic Administration in Higher Education, Nashville, TN. May, 2012.

“Blog, Blog, Blog: Online Journaling in Graduate Education Classes.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Learning and Academic Administration in Higher Education, Nashville, TN. May, 2012.

“Transactional Distance within the E-Learning Environment: Using Structure and Dialogue to Bridge the Gap.” Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. January, 2012.

“Transactional Distance within the E-Learning Environment: Using Structure and Dialogue to Bridge the Gap.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain. July, 2011.

“Cultural Issues in Education: Online Graduate Course Creating a New Culture for Learning.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain. July, 2011.

“Between Two Worlds: The Formation of Ethnic Identity in Latino University Students.” Paper presented at MTSU’s Scholars Week, Murfreesboro, TN. April 2011.

“Cultural Perspectives Regarding Educational Technology.” Paper presented at MTSU’s Scholars Week, Murfreesboro, TN. April 2011.

“Blogging on Education: A Study Examining the Use of Blogs in Graduate Education Classes.” Paper presented at MTSU’s Scholars Week, Murfreesboro, TN. April 2011.

“Attitudes and Knowledge toward Diversity Issues.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Conference on the State of Higher Education hosted by the American Association of University Professors. Washington, DC. June, 2010.

“Designing Rubrics for Evaluating Student Work Submitted Via Drop boxes, Quizzes, and Discussion Boards.” Presented at the Desire2Learn Users Conference. Memphis, TN. July, 2008.

“Building the School Team: Engaging (ESL) Parents and Community.” Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. February, 2008.

“A Day in the Life of a Japanese Teacher Education Student seen through the Eyes of a US Teacher Education Intern Student.” Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. February, 2008.

“Building the Team: Engaging Parents and Communities.” National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) 87th Annual Convention and Exposition, New Orleans, LA. February, 2008.

“Building the Team: Engaging Parents and Communities.” National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) 92nd Annual Convention and Exposition, San Antonio, TX. February, 2008.

“Bridging the Home/School Gap for ESL Families.” Presented at the Annual Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages Conference (TESOL), New York, NY. April, 2008.

“Bridging the Home/School Gap for ESL Families.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI. January, 2008.

“Can We Quantify Imagination? Comparison of Learning Outcomes of an Imaginative Versus Traditional Approach to Teaching and Learning.” Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI. January, 2008.

“Creating Cross-disciplinary Epistemological Spaces: How Poetry and Visual Arts Can Communicate Scientific Knowledge.” Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI. January, 2008.

“Place of Belonging: Creating an Integral Interaction Virtual Community for Adult and Distance Learners.” Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. January, 2008.

“Self-Produced Videos as an Instructional Tool for Teaching and Learning.” Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. January, 2008.

“Online Students and Learning Styles vs. Onsite Students and Learning Styles.” Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (MSERA), Hot Springs, AK. November, 2007.

“Bridging the Gap for ESL Learners.” Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (MSERA), Hot Springs, AK. November, 2007.

“How to Create a Successful ELL Project.” Third Biennial International Conference on Cultural Diversity, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. October, 2007.

“Bridging the Home/School Gap for ESL Families.” Presented at the International Conference on Cultural Diversity, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. October, 2007.

“Bridging the ESL/EFL Gap between Families and Schools.” Presented at the 4th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, Boston, MA. March, 2007.

“Learning Styles and On-line Courses.” Presented at the Exploring New e-Learning Application: Web 2.0 and Beyond, Nashville, TN. February, 2007.

“Online Students and Learning Style Adaptations.” The 11th Annual Distance Learning Conference (TBR), Nashville, TN. February, 2007.

“Problems and Solutions for Teaching Online: Curriculum and Instruction.” Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI. January, 2007.

“Learning Styles and Online Course Accommodations in the Pedagogy.” Presented at the 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. January, 2007.

“Attitudes Toward Multicultural Issues: College of Education Students.” Presented the 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI. January, 2006.

“Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers’ Attitudes toward Multicultural Issues in Tennessee’s Public Schools.” Presented at 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. January, 2006.

“Wired for Research: An Online Graduate Research Class.” Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (MSERA), Birmingham, AL. November, 2006.

“Bridging the ESL Gap Between Families and Schools.” Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (MSERA), Birmingham, AL. November, 2006.

“Innovations in Distance Ed Technology w/Curriculum Adaptations for an Online Graduate Research Course.

” Tennessee Alliance for Continuing Higher Education Conference (TACHE), Gatlinburg, TN. November, 2006.

“To See the World in a Grain of Sand: Leading Edge Science as a Framework for Integrating Science, Story, and Spirituality.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. April, 2006.

“Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers’ Attitudes toward Multicultural Issues in Tennessee’s Public Schools.” Presented at 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI. January, 2005.

“Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Multicultural Issues in Tennessee’s Public Schools.” Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (MSERA), Baton Rouge, LA. November, 2005.

“Digital Video Production as a Venue for Designing New Imaginative Forms of Curriculum Pedagogy.” 2005 College Teaching & Learning Conference (CTLC), Las Vegas, NV. October, 2005.

“Cultural Issues in Education: An Online Graduate Course that Creates a New Climate for Learning.” Annual International Networking into the Future 2 International Conference for Higher Education Institutions, Veracruz, Mexico. July, 2005. (Proposal accepted for presentation)

“Learning Adaptations in an Online Cultural Issues Graduate Course.” The Twelfth International Conference on Learning, Grenada, Spain. July, 2005. (Proposal accepted for presentation)

“Adult ESL Instruction.” 63rd Annual Mountain Plains of Adult Education Association Conference, Jackson Hole, WY. April, 2005.

“Learning Styles and Online Course Accommodations in the Pedagogy.” Presented at the 10th Annual Instructional Technology Conference, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN. April, 2005

“Online Graduate Courses that Create a New Culture for Learning.” Annual Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages Annual Conference (TESOL), San Antonio, TX. April, 2005.

“Examining Curriculum Design, Adaptations, and Effective Practices in an Online Learning Environment for Preservice Teachers.” Presented at the International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, Oakland, CA. February, 2005.

“Bridging the ESL/ELL Gap between Families and School.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Researcher Conference, Gatlinburg, TN. November, 2004.

“ESL Learning and the Study of Grammar.” Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (MSERA), Gatlinburg, TN. November, 2004.

“Concept-Mapping: To Use or Not To Use: That is the Question.” Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (MSERA), Gatlinburg, TN. November, 2004.

“Grammar and Teaching ESL.” Presented at the Tennessee Association for Children Educational International 2004 State Conference, Murfreesboro, TN. October, 2004.

“Concept Mapping to Aid African American Students’ Understanding in Middle Grade Science.” Presented at the Fourth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA.

“Cultural Issues in Education.” The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning,” Havana, Cuba. June, 2004.
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“Using Concept Mapping to Aid African American Students’ Understanding in Middle-Grade Science.” Presented at the AACTE 56th Annual Meeting and Exhibits, Chicago, IL. February, 2004.

“Online Graduate Courses Creating a New Culture for Learning.” American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education Annual Conference (AACTE), Chicago, IL. February, 2004.

“The ESL Enterprise Project: Students and Teachers Working Collaboratively.” Presented at Southeast Regional TESOL Conference 2003, New Orleans, LA. September 2003.

“Cultural Issues in Education: An Online Graduate Course that Creates a New Culture for Learning.” Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (MSERA), Biloxi, MS. October, 2003.

“Cultural Issues in Education: An Online Graduate Course that Creates a New Culture for Learning.” Southeast Regional TESOL Conference, New Orleans, LA. September, 2003.

“Using Concept Mapping to Aid African-American Students’ Understanding of Middle Grade Science.” Southeast Regional TESOL Conference, New Orleans, LA. September, 2003. Informational Session for 2003 ESL Enterprise Summer Academy. ESL Enterprise Project Grant, MTSU. Summer, 2003.

“An Exploration of Sociocultural Issues in Education.” Presented at the AACTE 55th Annual Meeting and Exhibits, New Orleans, LA. January 2003.

“An Exploration of Sociocultural Issues in Education.” Mid-South Educational Researcher Conference, Chattanooga, TN. October 2002. “Adult ESL Instruction.” Southeast Regional TESOL Conference, Atlanta, GA. September, 2002.

“Inside Separate Worlds: An Exploration Of Perceptions and Views of Diversity.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (AERA), New Orleans, LA. April, 2002.

“Immersion Experience at a Clinical School Site: Impact on Student Teachers.” Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Denver, CO. February, 2002.

“Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom.” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 54th Annual Conference (AACTE), New York, NY. February, 2002.

“Jewels of Wisdom: A Study of Perceptions of Discipline of Middle School Practicing Teachers, Middle School Preservice Teachers, High School Practicing Teachers, and High School Preservice Teachers.” Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (MSERA), Little Rock, AR. November, 2001.

“ESL at MTSU.” Tennessee Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages Annual Conference (TNTESOL), Nashville, TN. April, 2001. “MTSU ESL Program.” Rutherford County Board of Education, Murfreesboro, TN. February, 2001.

“Discovery Videos: Assessment of the Effectiveness of Active Learning by Students Viewing Digitally-Animated Videos of Descriptive Inorganic Lab Experiments.” 110th Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences (TAS), Belmont University, Nashville, TN. November, 2000.

“Discovery Videos: Assessment of the Effectiveness of Active Learning by Students Viewing Digitally-Animated Videos of Descriptive Inorganic Lab Experiments.” 154th Conference of the Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium (2YCC), Vincennes, IN. November, 2000.

“A Study of Perceptions of Violence of Preservice Teachers and Practicing Teachers.” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference (ATE), Orlando, FL. February, 2000.

“Warnings from the Field: A Study of Perceptions of Violence of Middle School Students, Middle School Preservice Teachers, Middle School Practicing Teachers, and High School Students, High School Preservice Teachers, and High School Practicing Teachers.” Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (MSERA), Point Clear, AL. November, 1999.

“Multiple Intelligences Theory.” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 51st Annual Conference (AACTE), Washington, DC. February, 1999.

“Students’ Perceptions of Characteristics of Effective Teachers.” Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (MSERA), New Orleans, LA. November, 1998.

“Classroom Management.” Office of Teacher Licensure, MTSU. October, 1998. “Tenure and Promotion.” Association of Faculty and Administration Women, MTSU. September, 1998.

“Practical Intelligence: Using Multiple Intelligences Theory in the Classroom.” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 50th Annual Conference (AACTE), New Orleans, LA. February, 1998.

“Multiple Intelligences Theory and the Constructivist Paradigm.” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference (ATE), Dallas, TX. February, 1998.

“Theoretical Orientation to Reading and Student-Teaching Placement: Three Case Studies in Match and Mismatch Contexts.” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference (ATE), Dallas, TX. February, 1998.

“Better Chemistry Teaching Through Polymethodology.” National Science Teachers Association Area Convention (NSTA), Nashville, TN. December, 1997.

“Impact of School-Related, Community-Based, and Parental-Development Activities on Achievement of At-Risk Youth in the High School Setting.” Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (MSERA), Memphis, TN. November, 1997.

“Supporting At Risk Students.” Mississippi Valley State University Annual Conference (MSVU), Greenwood, MS. September, 1997.

“Using Themes to Teach Language Arts in High School.” MTSU’s 54th Annual Education Conference, MTSU. August, 1997.

"Fusion of Audio-Visual Educational Technology and Constructivist Principles in Science Teaching.” Association of Teacher Educators Summer Workshop (ATE), Las Vegas, NV. August, 1997.

“Using Multiple Intelligences Theory in the Classroom.” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 49th Annual Conference (AACTE), Phoenix, AZ. February, 1997.

“Constructivism in the Chemistry Lecture Room.” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference (ATE), Washington, D.C. February, 1997.

“Collaboration and Curriculum Integration.” Mid-South Educational Research Association Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference (MSERA), Tuscaloosa, AL. November, 1996.

“Practical Intelligence: Using Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom.” American Association for Teaching and Curriculum Annual Conference (AATC), San Antonio, TX. October, 1996.

“Planning for Diversity: Inclusive Teaching.” American Association for Teaching and Curriculum Annual Conference (AATC), San Antonio, TX. October, 1996.

“Alternative Schools and Youth at Risk.” International Society for Educational Planning (ISEP), New Orleans, LA. September, 1996.

“Inclusive Teaching.” Florida International University Second Annual Conference on Urban Issues, Miami, FL. April, 1996.

“Pedagogies for Diversity: Inclusive Teaching in the Secondary School Setting.” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 48th Annual Meeting (AACTE), Chicago, IL. February, 1996.

“Modeling Collaboration in Curriculum Integration through Creating Oral History.” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting (ATE), St. Louis, MO. February, 1996.

“Theoretical Orientation to Reading and Student-Teaching Placement: Three Case Studies in Match and Mismatch Contexts.” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting (ATE), St. Louis, MO. February, 1996.

“Classroom Management and Inclusion.” Kappa Delta Pi, MTSU, February, 1996.

“Modeling Collaboration in Curriculum Integration.” Association of Teacher Educators Summer Workshop (ATE), Williamsburg, VA. August, 1995.

“Using Technology in the Classroom.” Association of Teacher Educators Summer Workshop (ATE), Williamsburg, VA. August, 1995.

“Inclusive Teaching in the Secondary School.” Teaching for Learning for all Kids, MTSU’s 52nd Annual Education Conference, Murfreesboro, TN. August, 1995.

“Use of Instructional Technology in Primary, Secondary, and College Classrooms.” National Educational Computing Annual Conference (NECC), Baltimore, MD. June, 1995.

“Instructional Technology and Teaching.” Tennessee Educational Technology Conference (TETC), Nashville, TN. March, 1995.

“Using Instructional Technology in Primary, Secondary, and College Classrooms.” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference (ATE), Detroit, MI. February, 1995.

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Awards

Recipient, Certification of Appreciation 25 Years of Service, MTSU. Fall, 2016.           

Certified Faculty Online Developer, Learning Resources Network (LERN). April, 2013.

Recipient, Distinguished Educator in Distance Learning Award, University College, MTSU. Fall, 2013.

Recipient, Certification of Appreciation 20 Years of Service, MTSU. Fall, 2011. 

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Recipient, Certification of Appreciation 25 Years of Service, MTSU. Fall, 2016.           

Certified Faculty Online Developer, Learning Resources Network (LERN). April, 2013.

Recipient, Distinguished Educator in Distance Learning Award, University College, MTSU. Fall, 2013.

Recipient, Certification of Appreciation 20 Years of Service, MTSU. Fall, 2011. 

Recipient, International Conference of College Teaching and Learning, Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology Award. College of Liberal Arts, MTSU. 2010.

Appointment, Doctoral Faculty Membership, MTSU Graduate Faculty. Summer, 2007.

Certified Online Instructor, Learning Resources Network (LERN). Summer, 2007.

Recipient, Tennessee Board of Regents Distance Education Committee Innovations Award. Spring, 2007.

Recipient, MTSU College of Continuing Education and Distance Learning Distinguished Educator in Distance Learning Award. Fall, 2006.

Recipient, Certification of Appreciation 15 Years of Service, MTSU. Fall, 2006.                         

Recipient, Annual Prize for Excellence for Article “Examining Curriculum Design, Adaptations, and Effective Practices in an Online Learning Environment.” International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society. Fall, 2006.

Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation, Tennessee Association for Children Education International 2004 State Conference. Fall, 2004.

Mid-South Educational Research Association Mentor. Fall, 2004.

Summer Fellowship Recipient, MTSU Instructional Technology. Summer, 2004.

Faculty In-Service Leader, Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville. Summer, 2004.

Nomination, 2003-2004 MTSU Outstanding Achievement in Instructional Technology Award. Spring, 2004.  

Video Presenter, MTSU’s Fourth Annual University-wide Showcase of Faculty Research and Creativity. Spring, 2003.

Recipient, Certification of Appreciation 10 Years of Service, MTSU. Fall, 2001.

Recipient, Certification of Appreciation, MTSU College of Education and Behavioral Science. Fall, 2001.

Recipient, Middle Tennessee State University Outstanding Teacher Award. Spring, 2001.

Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation, National Campaign for Tolerance. Spring, 2001.

Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation, Jennings A. Jones Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise.  Spring, 1997.

Recipient, Middle Tennessee State University Outstanding Teacher Award. Spring, 1995.

Nomination, MTSU Distinguished Researcher Award. Spring, 1995.

Recipient, Scholarship from Office of Dyslexic Studies, MTSU, to attend workshop at University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. Spring, 1995.

Appointment, Full Membership, MTSU Graduate Faculty. 1995.

Recipient, First Place, Phi Delta Kappa 1993-94 District VII Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards Competition. 1994.

Recipient, Award. Teachers Teaching in the Tradition of Excellence, Chi Omega Fraternity Annual Teacher Tea. 1994.

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Research/Scholarly Activity

Areas of Interest / Research / Scholarly Activity Focus:
Online Curriculum Design and Implementation
Cultural Issues in Education
Acculturation Experiences of International Students
English Language / Second Language Acquisition
Behavior in Cyberspace: Cyber Ethics

  • Academic Writing / See Publications 
  • Academic Conference Presentation / See Presentations
  • Grants - Most recent awarded:
    • Tennessee Board of Regents Student Engagement, Retention, and Success Grant, "La Communidad at MTSU." Fall 2016 – Spring 2017. 

 

Courses

SPSE 7170    LEARNING THEORIES AND THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS    

FOED 7080    CONTRIBUTIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY TO EDUCATION

FOED 6211    EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER

FOED 6850    CULTURAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION   

SPSE 7720    BRAIN BASED TEACHING & LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM

SPSE 7020    CLASSROOM...

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SPSE 7170    LEARNING THEORIES AND THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS    

FOED 7080    CONTRIBUTIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY TO EDUCATION

FOED 6211    EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER

FOED 6850    CULTURAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION   

SPSE 7720    BRAIN BASED TEACHING & LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM

SPSE 7020    CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: METHODS AND MODELS

FOED 7060    SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS  

SPSE 7130   THE CURRICULUM: STRUCTURE & FUNCTION                                            

                                       

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