The mentor-doctoral student relationship plays an important role both in dissertation completion and in the advancement of a discipline. I believe in mentoring that empowers doctoral students and leads to a lifelong relationship of professional growth for both the mentor and mentee. Being part of a process that involves the evolution of a novice researcher into an expert and colleague is an experience I find exhilarating. Individual mentoring, group mentoring, and composite mentoring are all approaches that I use to mentor doctoral students who conduct research in diverse educational environments, often at a distance from the university. The doctoral dissertations I have chaired are listed below, but I have learned much from serving on several other dissertations in the EdD in Educational Technology at the University of Florida.
Magruder, Olysha (2015). Changes in Faculty Use of a Learning Management System: A mixed-methods study using the Concerns-Based Adoption Model.
Rizzuto, Melissa (2015). Design and Evaluation of Self-paced Online Faculty Development.
Kung, Michael (2015). Self-reported Experiences of Chinese Students with Online Learning in the United States.
Murphy, Rachael (2015). A Tool of the Trades: Technology integration by Career and Technical Education faculty in a Canadian community college.
Logan, Thomas J. (2015). An investigation of Twitter use amongst admitted college students at a large public institution.
Martin, Charles (2015). Teaching vocabulary development with Interactive Whiteboards in third grade ELL classrooms in the UAE.
Johnston, Katrina (2013). Implementation of a Technological Innovation: Factors influencing the adoption of a new student information system.
Heathcock, Kristin (2013). Just-In-Case or Just-In-Time? An Examination of the Timing and Duration of an Online Embedded Librarian in an Online English Course.
Coughlin, Meredith (2013). High-Touch and High-Tech? Community College Advisors’ perceptions of integrating technology into quality academic advising.
Ogburn, Minnie (2013) Development and Evaluation of an E-learning Guide for the Reluctant Homeschooling Parent.