I've kept an active scholarly and service agenda since 2013. The projects I have been the principle or co-researcher for are highlighted below. More extensive projects have their own separate information page, accessible by clicking on the projects' titles. If you'd like to use parts of my research, methods, or data collection instruments, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the contact form.
FOSTERING LEADERSHIP IN ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS
Co-presented a 60 minute webinar hosted by NASPA. The webinar URL is
REVELATIONS FROM A RESIDENT ASSISTANT MENTORING STUDY: MISALIGNMENT ON MENTORING
Are resident assistants (RAs) supposed to be the mentors or are they the ones being mentored? If you ask the resident directors and the officials in residential life departments, the answer seems to be a lot different compared to how RAs view themselves. View the entire article on the front page of the NASPA Winter Newsletter.
QUALITATIVE BIBLIOMETRIC METHOD
Can bibliometric methods be applied to the social sciences? Using a combination of bibliometric methods combined with qualitative analysis, my team and I are striving to answer this question.
STUDENT AFFAIRS - MENTORING
Are resident assistants (RAs) supposed to be the mentors or are they the ones being mentored? If you ask the resident directors and the officials in residential life departments, the answer seems to be a lot different compared to how RAs view themselves. This study is exploring the reasons behind this phenomenon.
MARSHALL UNIVERSITY DOCTORAL SEMINAR (COEPD)
I have served as the faculty advisor for the Doctoral Seminar since 2015. Prior to that I served on the committee from 2012 - 2014, and served as the committee's chairperson in 2013. Since becoming the faculty advisor, I have helped transform the event from a yearly residency of classes to a student-driven, conference that highlights students' research.
The 2017 event will be on Saturday, September 30 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
I was admitted to candidacy during the Fall 2014 semester and successfully defended my dissertation during the Fall 2015 semester. From start to finish, I completed my dissertation is nine months.
The broad topic I wanted to explore was online education, specifically online programs at the doctoral level. A review of the literature provided a path to understanding how a researcher could quantitatively asses one piece of doctoral programs by investigating the dissertations produced. Using widely accepted bibliometric techniques, I carved out a new method for quantitative analysis.
Within my dissertation, you will discover why this new method is promising, how dissertations can accurately depict the overall strength of doctoral programs, and a step-by-step account for conducting dissertation assessments. You might also be interested in my findings about the current state of Education Leadership doctoral programs in the United States.
FAIRFIELD COUNTY LITERACY COUNCIL (FCLC)
I became a board member with the FCLC in late 2018, and am working to increase awareness of the organization within the Fairfield County community. I am also working on developing a website and social media presence for the organization. The organizations efforts will be the presented at the 60th Annual SRCEA conference in Fort Myers, Florida in October, 2019.
ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COMPUTING IN EDUCATION (AACE) REVIEW BOARDS
I was selected to serve on two editorial review boards for AACE. My service for both began in 2015 and is ongoing.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE)
In 2015, I was elected as a Board Member and Recording Secretary for SRCEA. The term of the position is six years, ending in 2021. In this position, I maintain the association's files and assist with conference planning as necessary. I have also built and maintain the organization's website at http://www.srcea.co.
During the summers of 2017, 2018, & 2019 I taught several week-long courses in the field of information technology to students in grades fourth through ninth.
The first two weeks of July 2017, I taught information technology topics to students in grades K to 12. The theme for the program was "Investigating Mysteries."
During the Spring and Summer of 2017, I developed and launched a monthly painting program at Teays Valley Manor in Scott Depot, West Virginia. This program was designed to help residents at this senior living community relax, have fun, and learn about painting with acrylics. I handed the program off to Teays Valley Manor when I moved away from the area.