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The Mid-South Educational

Vol. 43 No.5

ReSearcher

November 2015

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44 Annual Meeting Program Lafayette, Louisiana November 4-6, 2015 What’s Inside‌

Member States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee

President's Message 1 Meeting Highlights 2 Nominees for Executive Board 3 Local Information 8 Program Sessions and Events 9 2015 Membership 24 Program Overview 33


Welcome to Our 44th Annual Meeting

2015 Annual Meeting – President’s Message

2015 Board of Directors President

Gail Hughes University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Vice President/President Elect

Dustin Hebert

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Secretary

Shannon Chiasson University of New Orleans

Past-President

Kathy Campbell

Hello and welcome to MSERA 2015. Thank you to everyone for your excellent proposal submissions and for encouraging submissions from colleagues. As a result of your great work, we have an outstanding conference filled at capacity with sessions for you to enjoy. Because one of the great aspects of MSERA is forming professional friendships, please sign up to attend the new networking roundtable session. There are forms at the registration table so we can arrange topics around the attendees’ research interests. In addition, be sure to take advantage of our long-standing sessions such as the keynote lunch, business meeting, and reception.

Southeastern Louisiana University

Executive Director

Cliff Hofwolt Vanderbilt University

Historian

Jane Nell Luster Com-Link, LLC

Alabama Director

Nancy Gaillard University of South Alabama

Arkansas Director

Rachelle Miller University of Central Arkansas

Florida Director

Franz Reneau Florida A&M University

Kentucky Director

Yuejin Xu Murray State University

Louisiana Director

Suzanna Craig Southern University

Mississippi Director

Rebecca Robichaux-Davis Mississippi State University

Tennessee Director

Jwa Kim

Middle Tennessee State University

Graduate Student Representative Justina Ogoto University of Alabama

At-Large Director

Carol Christian

Our Past President, Kathy Campbell, has arranged a timely panel for our keynote luncheon. In light of the monumental cuts in higher education, and the overall privatization movement in K-12 education, the panel will discuss challenges, dilemmas, and solutions. The panel includes Faculty Senate Presidents from six Louisiana Universities: Dr. J. Kirylo, Southeastern Louisiana University; Dr. K. Cope, Louisiana State University; Dr. V. Menon, McNeese State University; Dr. S. Hester, Southern University at Shreveport; Dr. L. Deaton, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; and Dr. B. Salvador, Louisiana State University – Shreveport. Now that our organization has “outgrown” our logo with the addition of Florida, we need to adopt a new logo to represent our group for the future. Votes will be cast at the Business Meeting so please be there to cast your vote (I will spare you puns about voting and Florida).

Morehead State University

At-Large Director

Mindy Crain-Dorough Southeastern Louisiana University

At-Large Director

Larry Daniel The Citadel

2015 Publications Editors MSERA Proceedings

Mindy Crain-Dorough

Southeastern Louisiana University

Research in the Schools

John Slate Anthony Onwuegbuzie

Sam Houston State University

The Researcher

Randy Parker Julie A. Holmes Louisiana Tech University

MSERA Web Page

Dustin Hebert

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

www.msera.org

On Thursday, leading into the Business Meeting, we will hold committee meetings for many of our standing committees. If you are interested in serving on a committee (or simply finding out more about a committee), please plan to attend the committee meeting. If you wish to serve on multiple committees, simply rotate among the meeting rooms at your discretion. We hope that you have a wonderful MSERA experience in Lafayette, “the heart of Cajun country.” Be sure to join in on the discussion of solutions to problems in education; tips, tricks, and new ideas from esteemed colleagues; spicy food, and soulful music at MSERA 2015.

Gail Hughes 2015 MSERA President


2015 Annual Meeting Greetings from your 2015 Program Chair What a busy semester this has been! I truly understand the old saying “time flies when you’re having fun!” Serving you as 2015 Program Chair has truly been a pleasure and a joy. I hope each of you is as excited as I am to be a part of the 44th Annual Meeting of MSERA! I know you will agree that the program has much to offer each of you in terms of both scholarly presentations and professional-social opportunities. You will have some tough decisions to make as you determine just which of the 69+ sessions you will attend. Of these sessions, we have 9 symposia, 7 trainings, 40 research paper sessions, 9 Research in Progress sessions and 1 Mentor Session. We will also have our annual traditions upheld with the twelfth IR session, the fourth Schools in 2021 symposium, and the second New and Aspiring Faculty symposium. Additionally, I hope you will consider getting more involved or remaining involved in MSERA by attending one of the concurrent committee meetings which will be held on Thursday, November 5th at 4:00 pm. Thanks to each of you who assisted me in any way during the development of our 2015 program. I am grateful to each of you for your commitment to making this one of the best MSERA meetings ever. I appreciate your help more than the simple “thanks” in my email replies can convey. Welcome to Lafayette and MSERA 2015 - Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Rebecca R. Robichaux-Davis, 2015 MSERA Program Chair

2015 MSERA Annual Meeting Highlights

Wednesday, November 4 8:30-4:30

Registration (Portico) 9:00-3:50 Concurrent Sessions 10:00-11:50 Research in Progress (Oaklawn) 12:00-1:30 Luncheon & Keynote (Salon B & C) 2:00-2:50 Mentoring Session (Oaklawn) 3:00-3:50 Displays (Portico) 3:00-3:50 Research in Progress (Oaklawn) 4:00-4:50 IR 12 (Salon A) 5:00-6:30 Graduate Student/New Member Reception (Vermilion)

Thursday, November 5 7:00-8:00

8:00-4:30 8:30-3:50 8:30-3:50 12:00-1:30 3:00-3:50 4:00-4:30 5:00-6:00 6:00-7:30

Graduate Student/New Member Breakfast (Salon A) Registration (Portico) Concurrent Sessions Research in Progress (Oaklawn) Foundation Luncheon (Private Dining Room) Displays (Portico) MSERA Committee Mtgs MSERA Business Meeting (Salon A) MSERA President’s Reception (Vermilion)

Friday, November 6 Past Presidents’ Breakfast (Private Dining Room) 8:30-10:30 Registration (Portico) 9:00-9:50 Outstanding Papers (Oaklawn) 9:00-11:50 Concurrent Sessions 7:30-8:45


Slate of Executive Office Candidates For Terms Beginning 2016 Additional Nominations may be made by any member in good standing from the floor at the Business Meeting on Thursday Evening

For Vice President/President Elect

Franz Reneau Florida A&M University

Franz Reneau is the Interim Director of the Office of University Assessment at Florida A&M University. He joined MSERA in 2010 and has served the association in the capacity of Program Chair, Board Member, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, Proposal Reviewer and Session Presider. He is the recipient of the 2011 Herbert M. Handley Dissertation Award and 2012 James E. McLean Distinguished Paper Award. Professionally, he serves as an external evaluator for several grants and periodically teaches graduate courses in Assessment and Research Methods. As Interim Director of Assessment at Florida A&M University, Reneau is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the institution’s assessment processes. He plays a critical role in building the university’s capacity to use best practices in assessment as a tool for sustainable and continuous improvement. He has conducted numerous accreditation self-study reviews and has supported many academic and non-academic programs in their re-accreditation preparation. A native of Belize, Reneau is committed to student success and the use of evidence to drive the decision making process in Education. Reneau’ s research interests span the broad areas of faculty work, faculty administrator relationships and doctoral level teaching preparation.

For At-Large Director (Four to be Elected)

Lindsey Jakiel Diulus Nunez Community College

Lindsey Jakiel Diulus is currently employed in the Office of Institutional Advancement at Nunez Community College in Chalmette, LA. She is also a doctoral student at the University of New Orleans and expects to complete her degree in higher education administration in 2016. Since attending her first MSERA conference in 2011, she has been involved with the organization as Graduate Student Director (2012 – 2013), Graduate Student Co-Advisory (2015), and a Development Committee Member (2015). As the Graduate Student Director, she helped to increase outreach to graduate students and created the MSERA Facebook page. Lindsey has attended MSERA annual meetings in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015; presented research in progress, literature reviews, and training sessions; and has participated in various symposia and fireside chats. Her research interests include college access, underrepresented students, and community colleges. Lindsey is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Greater New Orleans Chapter and has written for Inside Higher Ed’s new educational marketing and communications blog, Call To Action.


Deborah King is currently serving as the department chair for Education Professions at McNeese State University. Her thirteen years of higher education experience include teaching assignments in the areas of diagnostic and remedial reading. The primary focus of these courses is reading remediation with elementary students in the public schools. Research interests include diagnostic reading, brain-based practices in early childhood, and the effectiveness of teacher residencies. Dr. King has previously served as a session chair as well as reviewed proposals for MSERA conferences.

Deborah King McNeese State University

Deborah McCarthy Southeastern Louisiana University

Diana Ward University of New Orleans

Deborah began her journey as an educator in 1973. Twenty-five of those years were spent at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans teaching science. Concurrently, she earned an M. Ed. and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Science Education from the University of New Orleans. In 2006, Deborah retired from Sacred Heart, taking a position at Southeastern Louisiana University in the Department of Teaching and Learning while earning tenure and promotion to associate professor. Deborah has served as a faculty senator, chaired committees, collaborated on grants, established partnerships with local public schools and published in 12 journals. Her involvement with MSERA began in 1997 as a co-presenter at the annual meeting in Memphis, TN. Since resuming membership in 2010, she has been a presenter and presider at five annual meetings including the upcoming 2015 meeting in Lafayette, LA. Having the desire to become more involved in the association and with the educators in her region, Deborah is running for at-large representative for the Mid-South Educational Research Association.

Diana Ward is an adjunct professor in the College of Education at the University of New Orleans and an instructional coach for an alternative certification program serving the greater New Orleans area. She has presented at the Southern Regional Council for Educational Administrators and at the University Council for Educational Administration conferences. As a graduate student, she presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association conference. She is back as a professional to present her research on openly gay K-8 teachers. Her other research interests include data driven instructional coaching, community and family practices of charter schools, and the impact of school closure. She has been a proud member of MSERA since 2014.


MSERA Past Presidents

James McLean Outstanding Research Paper Award Recipients

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972

Kathy Campbell Michelle Haj-Broussard Julie A. Holmes Eddie Shaw Linda Kondrick Dana Thames Randy Parker Bill Spencer Gahan Bailey Jane Nell Luster Scott Bauer Kathy Franklin Qaisar Sultana Jim Flaitz Cliff Hofwolt Gerald Halpin John Enger Dot Reed David Morse Glennelle Halpin Diana Lancaster Gardiner Robert L. Kennedy Judith A. Boser Gypsy Abbott John R. Petry Carl R. Martry Carolyn Williams William Deaton John Thornhill Carolyn ReevesKazelskis Robert Rasmussen Ronald Adams James E. McLean Neil Amos Harry L. Bowman Robert E. Bills Charles Babb Doug McDonald Virginia Horns-Marsh Fred K. Bellott George Gaines Walter Mathews Walter Mathews

2014 2013 2012 2011 2009 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 1999 1998

1997 1996 1995

1994

Anthony Onwuegbuzie Anthony Onwuegbuzie & Kathleen M.T. Collins Franz H. Reneau & Marietta Del Favero Andrea Lynch Paganelli Larry Daniels, Lunetta Williams & Katrina Hall Nancy L. Leach & Anthony Onwuegbuzie Glennelle & Gerald Halpin Charles M. Achilles Anthony Onwuegbuzie & Nancy L. Leach Kathleen T.L. Collins & Anthony Onwuegbuzie Betty Porter J. Jackson Barnette & James E. McLean Kevin M. Keiffer & Bruce Thompson Katrina N. Rhymer, Karen I. Dittmer, Christopher H. Skinner, & Bertha Jackson Scott C. Bauer & Ira E. Bogatch Pat Wachholz & Carol Etheridge Christopher H. Skinner, Patricia Logan, Gregg A. Johns & Sheri L. Robinson Yi-Cheng & James E. McLean

1993

1992

1991

1990

1989 1988 1987

1986

1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977

Alan S. Kaufman Jane Ford-Richardson & James E. McLean B. A. Nye, Charles M. Achilles, J. Zahorias & D. Fulton Robert L. Kennedy, Jianliang Wang & Gene Harryman Marion Dana, Anthony Scheffler, Mark Richmond, Sandra Smith & Howard Draper Jeffrey Gorrell James E. McLean & Alan S. Kaufman Larry Webber, Bruce Thompson & Gerald S. Berenson Joan M. Butler, David DeRuzzo, John P. Wollenberg & Herbert M. Handley Charles M. Achilles & M. Nan Lintz James Flaitz James M. Prater, Jr. Debra Joyce Steele Linda Newby Ruth Bragman Charles E. Standifer & Ernest G. Maples Robert E. Bills Robert H. Bradley & Betty M. Caldwell

MSERA Past Presidents -2014 Annual Meeting - Knoxville, TN


Herbert Handley Dissertation/Thesis Award The first dissertation/thesis award was given in 1986. This award was renamed in 1991 to honor Herbert Handley, a distinguished Mississippi State University professor. 2014 2013 2012 2011 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986

Leilya Pitre Debbie D. Dailey Shane T. Warren Jeremy Ross Searson Franz H. Reneau Monica Ratliff Sherlyn Powell John F. Edwards Lishu Lin Paul Webb Susan Seay LaDonna K. Morris Mary Margaret Merrill Carla R. Monroe Laureen G. Mayfield Susan Dale Mason Sunya T. Collier Sue G. Minchew Rebecca McMahon Melenna Sumrall Jayne B. Zaharias Colleen C. Johnson Michele G. Jarrell Margaret L. Glowacki Kevin Hughes Gloria A. Turner Soo-Back Moon M. Nan Lintz Esther M. Howard

Harry L. Bowman Service Award This award was established in 1992 to honor persons who make significant and continuous contributions to the organization. It is named in honor of Harry L. Bowman, a charter member of MSERA. 2014 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008

2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1995 1994 1993 1992

Randy Parker Gahan Bailey Ava Pugh William Spencer Walter Mathews Mary Jane Bradley Nola Christianberry Lynn Howerton Richard Kazelskis Carolyn Kazelskis Linda Morse Rob Kennedy Qaisar Sultana Carl R. Martray Cliff Hofwolt Robert Rasmussen Ron Adams Neil Amos David Morse Glennelle Halpin Gerald Halpin James E. McLean John R. Petry Judith A. Boser Harry L. Bowman

Walter Mathews Historical Contribution Award This service award was created to recognize contributions that led to MSERA's present status and is named for the founder of MSERA. 2014 2013 2012

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2004 2003 2002 2001

2000

Jane Nell Luster James E. McLean Mary Beth Evans Judith A. Boser Cliff Hofwolt David Morse Linda Morse Ron Adams John Enger Jerry Robbins George Gaines Harry L. Bowman John R. Petry Charles A. Achilles Richard Kazelskis Jeff Gorrell Fred Bellott John Burns Eugene Jongsma Ron Partidge Walter Mathews


MSERA has a long and storied history of providing a supportive environment for graduate students and new members. All Graduate Students are encouraged to actively participate, make connections, and reach their professional goals through involvement in our 2015 Annual Meeting. Please plan to attend the special opportunities noted below while in Lafayette: * Research In Progress (RIP) Sessions * Keynote Luncheon – Wednesday * Mentoring Session - Wednesday * Training Sessions and Workshops * Graduate Student/New Member Reception – Wednesday

* Graduate Student/New Member Breakfast - Thursday *MSERA Business Meeting - Thursday * President’s Reception - Thursday * MSERA Committee Fair – Thursday * Displays - Wednesday and Thursday

Become involved in the Annual Meeting, and help us continue to refine, expand, and extend the MSERA Experience!!! MSERA Committee Chairpersons and Other Leadership Team Members Budget Review Randy Parker, Louisiana Tech University SRERA Liasion Harry Bowman, Council on Occupational Education Constitution and By-laws Harry Bowman, Council on Occupational Education Development Larry Daniel, The Citadel Michelle Haj-Broussard, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Distinguished Awards Gail Hughes, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Distinguished Papers Dustin Hebert, Northwestern State University of Louisiana Evaluation Rose Jones, University of Southern Mississippi Dianne Richardson, Walden University Carol Christian, Morehead State University Foundation Ava Pugh, University of Louisiana at Monroe Future Site Gahan Bailey, University of South Alabama Kathy Campbell, Southeastern Louisiana University Graduate Student Advisory Suzanne Franco, Wright State University Lindsey Jakiel Diulus, University of New Orleans

Graduate Student Mentors Linda Morse, Mississippi State University Local Arrangements Dustin Hebert, Northwestern State University of Louisiana Michelle Haj-Broussard, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Membership Kenny Anthony, Mississippi State University Bob Rasmussen, Louisiana State University Nominations Kathy Campbell, Southeastern Louisiana University Proceedings Mindy Crain-Dorough, Southeastern Louisiana University Publications and Communications Rob Kennedy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Research in the Schools Editors Tony Onwuegbuzie, Sam Houston State University John Slate, Sam Houston State University Researcher Editors Julie A. Holmes, Louisiana Tech University Randy Parker, Louisiana Tech University Technology Dustin Hebert, Northwestern State University of Louisiana


Welcome to the heart of Cajun Country Lafayette! While MSERA’s Annual Meeting has been held in Louisiana before now, this is the first time we gather in Lafayette. Staff members at the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission and the DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette, along with our friends at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, have helped us over the last year to prepare for this year’s meeting and ensure that your time in Lafayette is memorable.

On behalf of our management and staff, I would like to welcome you to DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette! We have a common goal at DoubleTree Lafayette and that is to provide each guest with the level of superb service that they expect and desire. As your premier hotel and convention center we focus on excellence. At DoubleTree Lafayette the little things mean everything. Once a guest here, you become a lifelong friend. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and once again sharing our “joie de vivre (joy of life)” with you.

If this is your first trip to Lafayette, have no fear about whether you will find things to do after the meeting’s official close each day. Taxi and Uber services are available to transport you anywhere in town you wish to go. In addition to that, many of your current and, hopefully, new MSERA friends will be travelling by auto, and we are confident that rides can be shared. Visit http://www.lafayettetravel.com/ for more information on our host city and what it has to offer visitors. Those of us who are “locals” (give or take a few miles) will be happy to show you our favorite Lafayette locations like the nightlife attractions downtown that can be found at (http://www.downtownlafayette.org/) or the more trendy restaurants and cocktail lounges at River Ranch (http://www.shopriverranch.com/), just to name a few.

Your partner in hospitality,

No matter what your interest may be, Lafayette has something for you. Enjoy your time in Cajun Country!! Allons à Lafayette!

Dustin Hebert and Michelle Haj-Broussard 2015 Local Arrangements Co-Chairs

Jimmy Thackston General Manager DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette

Fun With Flags! The flag of the ethnic Acadian (Cajun) region was designed in 1965 by Thomas J. Arceneaux. Arceneaux was the dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The three silver fleurs-de-lis on the blue field represent the French heritage of Acadiana. A portion of the flag pays tribute to Spain. The gold castle on a red field is the coat of arms of Castile, one of the kingdoms that merged to become modern Spain. The gold star on the white field symbolizes Our Lady of the Assumption, patron saint of Acadiana (the star also symbolizes the active participation of the Cajuns in the American Revolution as soldiers). Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Acadiana


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2015 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

REGISTRATION

9:00 – 9:50 AM

CULTURE Presider: Lindsey B. Jakiel Diulus, Nunez Community College

Portico

Oaklawn

Development of a Conceptual Model and Instrument for Sustaining Successful School Reculturing and Reform Efforts Molly D. Stadalis, Dianne F. Olivier and Mitzi P. Trahan, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Contributions and Challenges of Eminent Second Generation Female Psychologists Married to Male Psychologists Audri A. Brown, Mississippi State University The Impact of School Culture, Climate, and Collective Efficacy on Reform Movements Erin W. Stokes and Dianne F. Olivier, University of Louisiana at Lafayette An Exploration of District Support for the Professional Learning Community Process and Development of a District Support Measure Dianne F. Olivier, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Jane B. Huffman, University of North Texas 9:00 – 9:50 AM

SYMPOSIUM:

Rosedown

Action Research as an Agent for Change: Capstone Projects of Gifted Education Masters Candidates Organizers: Christine J. Briggs, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Nicole M. Hebert, Schools of the Sacred Heart; H. Michelle Kreamer, Ovey Comeaux High School; Elizabeth L. Pham and Megan D. Richard, Episcopal School of Acadiana 9:00 – 9:50 AM

STEM Presider: Suzanne Franco, Wright State University

Ashland A

Wired Wednesday’s: STEM Literacy Professional Development Bridgette L. Davis, Louisiana State University A Fifth Grade STEM Experience: I Learned New Things that I Didn’t Know about in Life. Deborah L. McCarthy, Southeastern Louisiana University STEM Schools, STEM Programs and Traditional High Schools: A Multiple Metropolitan Study Regarding Student Engagement Suzanne Franco and Nimisha Patel, Wright State University 9:00 – 9:50 AM

TEACHER EDUCATION Presider: Michelle G. Haj-Broussard, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Ashland B

Studying for the Praxis: Does Attendance at a Study Workshop Aid in Higher Passage Rates than Not Attending? Susan K. Jennings and Myra Lovett, University of Louisiana at Monroe; Angie Bales, Bossier Parish Community College; Ava F. Pugh, Dorothy Schween and Rhonda Mann, University of Louisiana at Monroe Student Teaching Practicum: A Leap of Faith or Steady Professional Growth? Leilya A. Pitre, Louisiana State University Teacher Performance: Observations and Self-Perceptions Katina M. Leland, Anne C. Lindsay and Gail D. Hughes, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Piloting a Teacher Residency Program: Resident Perspectives and Self-Efficacy Michelle G. Haj-Broussard, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Natalie Shaheen, McNeese State University

MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, LA - November 4-6


9:00 – 9:50 AM

LEADERSHIP Presider: Kathleen T. Campbell, Southeastern Louisiana University

Oak Alley

Equity Audits - A Practical Leadership Tool for School Reform Nan B. Adams, Southern Louisiana University Use of Metacognition and Self-Monitoring in Students' Problem-Solving Iris DeLoach Johnson, Louisiana State University at Shreveport; Lilian Linialy Chimuma, University of Denver A Mixed Methods Study on the Leader in Me Process: How Does Fostering Student Leadership Capacity Influence Behavior, Efficacy, and Achievement? Kimberly L. Cummins and Mitzi P. Trahan, University of Louisiana at Lafayette 10:00 – 10:50 AM

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Parental Involvement Presider: Leilya A. Pitre, Louisiana State University

Oaklawn

Investigating the Role of Parental Involvement in Virtual Schooling for K–12 Education Ni’Shawn L. Stovall, Southern University and A & M College The Impact of School, Family, and Community Partnerships on the High School Graduation Rate of Black Males Daryl A. Comery, Southeastern Louisiana University 10:00 – 10:50 AM

SYMPOSIUM

Rosedown

Representing Qualitative Research Paradigms through Music, Geography, and Dance Organizers: Sebnem Cilesiz, Susan Dewees, Rebecca Pippen, Frederick Dickinson, Rita Mathews, Erin W. Stokes and Ramona Barnhart, University of Louisiana at Lafayette 10:00 – 10:50 AM

ADMINISTRATION Ashland A Presider: M. Shannon Chiasson, South Central Planning & Development Commission

Qualitative Findings from a Mixed-Methods Study of the Relationships between School Culture, Internal Factors, and State of Flow Amanda S. Mayeaux and Dianne F. Olivier, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Literature which Supports the Louisiana State Certification for Immersion Schools Michelle G. Haj-Broussard, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Nicole Boudreaux, Lafayette Parish School System A Comparison of Internships among Louisiana University Principal Preparation Programs Kathleen T. Campbell, Southeastern Louisiana University; Randy Parker, Louisiana Tech University 10:00 – 10:50 AM

ACHIEVEMENT Presider: Nancy P. Autin, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Ashland B

The Relationship between 8th-Grade Students’ Parents’ Education and Students’ Mathematics Achievement: NAEP 2000 and 2013 Beverly M. Klecker, Morehead State University Achievement Motivation for Sport Participation Shelley L. Holden, University of South Alabama Predicting Standardized Test Scores Based Upon a Teacher-Developed Pre/Post Test William Hogan, Kimberly McAlister and Terrie T. Poehl, Northwestern State University

MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, LA - November 4-6


10:00 – 10:50 AM

ISSUES IN EDUCATION Presider: Anne C. Lindsay, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Oak Alley

Is This Going to Be on the Test? No Child Left Creative Cheryl McCarthy, Sally Blake, Jeremy A. Krause and Benjamin Rome, Flagler College Emergent Curriculum in the Reggio Emelia Approach Chau B. Vu, Louisiana State University A Literature Review on New Hire Orientation and Gamification Karen A. Burns and Vivian Wright, University of Alabama The State of Community College Alumni Relations Programs: A Review of the Literature Lindsey B. Jakiel Diulus, Nunez Community College 11:00 – 11:50 AM

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Higher Education – Science Presider: Bridgette L. Davis, Louisiana State University

Oaklawn

Analysis of Concurrent Enrollment on Subsequent Achievement in Chemistry Courses at Arkansas State University Laura A. Kuizin, Arkansas State University Comparing Discourse in Traditional and Virtual Modes of Instruction in an Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory: A Qualitative Study Vichunda K. Hunter and Archana Tirumala, Middle Tennessee State University Progressions of Biology Majors' Ecological Concepts and the Influence of Collaborative Group Work Angelique Troelstrup, Middle Tennessee State University 11:00 – 10:50 AM

SYMPOSIUM

Rosedown

Conceptual Frameworks – Underpinning Research with Theory Organizer: Nan B. Adams, Southeastern Louisiana University 11:00 – 11:50 AM

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION Presider: Rebecca R. Robichaux-Davis, Mississippi State University

Ashland A

The Effect of Math Anxiety on Standardized Test Scores Jeremy A. Krause, Yasmeen Anis and Sally Blake, Flager College Using Play to Improve Mathematics Skills Terrie T. Poehl, Northwestern State University; Amy Moore, Northwestern State University Elementary Lab School Reform-Oriented Statistics in the Middle Grades: The Importance of Explicit Curriculum Natasha E. Gerstenschlager, Western Kentucky University 11:00 – 11:50 AM

ASSESSMENT Presider: Dianne F. Olivier, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Ashland B

The Effects of Cardio-Syntactic Analysis Instruction on Writing Scores in an 11th Grade High School Classroom Paul W. Blair and Patrick N. Kariuki, Milligan College STEMulate Engineering Academy: Impact on Students’ Science and Engineering Knowledge Debbie D. Dailey, Alicia Cotabish and Nykela Jackson, University of Central Arkansas Trace Effects Program Theory Evaluation Sandra A. Rogers and R. Burke Johnson, University of South Alabama Site Visitation as a Diagnostic Tool for School Improvement M. Shannon Chiasson, South Central Planning & Development Commission 11:00 – 11:50 PM

TRAINING SESSION

Oak Alley st

Digital Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for 21 Century Classrooms Christi G. Trucks, Jacksonville State University

12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM

MSERA MEMBER LUNCHEON and Keynote Panel

MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, LA - November 4-6

Salons B & C


2:00 – 2:50 PM

MENTOR SESSION Chair: Linda W. Morse, Mississippi State University

Oaklawn

Hosted by MSERA Mentors, this session will provide opportunities for attendees to collaborate with one or more long-term members of MSERA about attendees’ existing or potential research projects, proposed or draft manuscripts, dissertation ideas, data analysis, program evaluation projects, and other research-related topics. These sessions are offered primarily for new graduate student and professional members of the Mid-South Educational Research Association. 2:00 – 2:50 AM

SYMPOSIUM

Rosedown

Research Design in the Context of Change Organizers: David N. Ellis, James Van Haneghan, Jessica Harlan and Abigail Baxter, University of South Alabama 2:00 – 2:50 PM

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION Presider: Terrie T. Poehl, Northwestern State University

Ashland A

Parental Influence on Their Students’ Mathematics Education with Regards to Mathematics Education Practice in Nigeria and Its Impact in a Post-Colonial Era Noble O. Enime and Namwamba John Bosco, Southern University and A & M College Equity of Students’ Use of Graphing Calculators for Mathematics Learning and Assessment Beverly M. Klecker, Morehead State University; Richard L. Klecker, University of Kentucky Motivation in Mathematics: Is Gender Responsible? Martha Tapia, Berry College 2:00 – 2:50 PM

SCIENCE EDUCATION Presider: Deborah L. McCarthy, Southeastern Louisiana University

Ashland B

Professional Development to Improve 21st Century Middle School Science Teaching Rose M. Pringle, University of Florida The Role of the Facilitator in Advancing Biology Graduate Teaching Assistants' Pedagogical Content Knowledge during Lesson Study Sandra A. Lampley, University of Alabama at Huntsville; Angela Barlow and Grant Gardner, Middle Tennessee State University Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Service-Learning Project in an Elementary School Setting Martha Fontcuberta, Michelle Morris and Kimberly McAlister, Northwestern State University 2:00 – 2:50 PM

HIGHER EDUCATION Presider: Iris DeLoach Johnson, Louisiana State University at Shreveport

Oak Alley

Student Perceptions of Their Doctoral Programs: Case Study David W. Moffett, Lindsey Wilson College Why Did They Stay? A Mixed Methods Approach to Understand Student Persistence Hardil K. Banks, University of South Carolina Research Methods in Educational Leadership Journals: Educational Administration Quarterly and Journal of Educational Administration Thomas A. DeVaney, Southeastern Louisiana University

MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, LA - November 4-6


3:00 – 3:50 PM

DISPLAYS: Education Reform

Portico

In Search of Play and Playgrounds for ALL the Children David W. Walker and Rose B. Jones, University of Southern Mississippi E-Portfolio Assessment: A Mixed-Methods Study of an Instructional Leadership Program’s Assessment System James E. Hardin, University of Alabama Unintended Effects of School Reform on Teacher Identity Mary Beth Van Sickle and Michelle M. Fazio-Brunson, Northwestern State University; Debra Jo Hailey, Southeastern Louisiana University Incorporating QR Codes into the High School Disciplines Patricia G. Elmore, Komanci Love and Vivian Wright, University of Alabama Parents’ Perspectives about Portable Digital Devices in Children of Preschool and Primary School Age Katerina Sergi, Ronald Gatewood, Jr., Anastasia Elder and Jianzhong Xu, Mississippi State University I Am Sirius: The Educational Evolution of a University Planetarium Julie A. Holmes, Louisiana Tech University The Impact of Family Literacy Activities on At-Risk Children’s Literacy Skills Michelle M. Fazio-Brunson, Mary Beth Van Sickle, Northwestern State University; Debra Jo Hailey, Southeastern Louisiana University 3:00 – 3:50 PM

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Effective Schools Presider: Suzanne Franco, Wright State University

Oaklawn

Integrating Content Literacy and Inquiry in Upper Elementary Social Studies Jennifer Stepp-Sanders, Mississippi State University Decision-Making Methods of Principals and Their Influence on Fifth Grade Student Achievement LaShinda D. Thompson, Union University Race, Power, and Identity: Student Perceptions of Code Switching Elizabeth P. Eubanks, University of Alabama 3:00 – 3:50 PM

TRAINING SESSION

Rosedown

Strategies for Post-Doctoral Positions Nathan M. Roberts and Richard Fossey, University of Louisiana at Lafayette 3:00 – 3:50 PM

TEACHER PREPARATION Presider: Leilya A. Pitre, Louisiana State University

Ashland A

Examining the Elephant in the Room: Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions and Utilization of Educational Research Methodology Jason Trumble, Debbie D. Dailey and Alicia Cotabish, University of Central Arkansas Innovations in Assessing Teacher Candidates’ Performance in Clinical Model Teacher Education Programs Chunling Niu, Cassie Zippay and Sylvia Dietrich. Western Kentucky University Exploring Alternative Survey Questions to Assess Teacher Candidates’ Dispositions Michelle Morris and Jarrod Sanson, Northwestern State University 3:00 – 3:50 PM

TECHNOLOGY Presider: Mindy Crain-Dorough, Southeastern Louisiana University

Ashland B

Social Isolation and Technology: Implications for Psychosocial Development Sally A. Zengaro and Franco Zengaro, Delta State University; Mohamed A. Ali, Grand Canyon University Life from the Student’s Point of View: What I’ve Learned about Instruction from Taking 30 MOOCs David T. Morse, Mississippi State University Social Media and Teens: Not Being “Liked” Enough Laura A. Kuizin, Arkansas State University; Kimberly McFall, Marshall University

MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, LA - November 4-6


4:00 – 4:50 PM

SYMPOSIUM

Salon A

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[IR] : Irrational Reasoning for Improbable Research with Impossible Replicability and Irreproducible Results by Irresponsible Researchers—Ineptly Represented, Inexplicably Rendered, Inappropriately Rehashed and Incomprehensibly Resurrected by Irascible Recreants who Interpolate Randomly with Irreconcilable Reliability Organizer: Walter M. Mathews, Evaluation Associates of New York Assorted Vocabularies with Multiple Subject Matter and Formats Harry Bowman, Council on Occupational Education [ret.] Irrefutable Ruminations on How to Write More Good Randy Parker and Julie A. Holmes, Louisiana Tech University Irresponsible Etymological Practices among Imprudent Academicians Jonnie S. Cleveland, Evalyon, LLC Knowing Whom to Avoid! An Irreproducible Study of Obnoxious Behaviors of Researchers at Professional Conferences Larry Daniel, The Citadel Irreproducible Results: A Personal Experience Jane Nell Luster, LSU Health Sciences Center [ret.] Ragin' Cajuns’ Imaginary Research Kathleen T. Campbell, Southeastern Louisiana University Dustin M. Hebert, Northwestern State University Mindy Crain-Dorough, Southeastern Louisiana University 5:00 – 6:30 PM

GRADUATE STUDENT / NEW MEMBER SOCIAL

Vermilion

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2015 7:00 – 8:00 AM

GRADUATE STUDENT/NEW MEMBER BREAKFAST

Salon A

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

REGISTRATION

Portico

8:30 – 9:20 AM

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Issues in Education Presider: Kathleen T. Campbell, Southeastern Louisiana University

Oaklawn

I Belong, Therefore I Create?: Investigating Creative Self-Concept among Male and Female University Students in Mostly-Male and Mostly-Female Departments Kasia Z. Gallo and Audri A. Brown, Mississippi State University Winds of Change: An Organizational Ethnography Amy D. Thompson, Dana Tribble and Sarah E. Argue, University of Central Arkansas Exploring the Impact of Urban Green Infrastructure on the Ecological Literacy of Urban Residents Patrick E. Phoebus, Middle Tennessee State University 8:30 – 9:20 AM

SYMPOSIUM

Rosedown

Let’s See How Long You Last! Autoethnography of a South Texas Borderlands Principal’s Experience Organizer: Lourdes Viloria, Texas A&M International University

MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, LA - November 4-6


8:30 – 9:20 AM

TEACHER DEVELOPMENT Presider: Terrie T. Poehl, Northwestern State University

Ashland A

Teacher Professional Development in a Children’s Engineering Camp Debbie D. Dailey, Alicia Cotabish, Rachelle Miller, and Michelle Buchanan, University of Central Arkansas The Relationship between Teacher Professional Development and Schools’ Accountability Performance Yuejin Xu, Murray State University Motivating Teachers towards Expertise Development: A Mixed-Methods Study of the Relationships between School Culture, Internal Factors, and State of Flow Amanda S. Mayeaux and Dianne F. Olivier, University of Louisiana at Lafayette 8:30 – 9:20 AM 

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT Presider: Nancy Gaillard, University of South Alabama

Ashland B

Nurturing Parents: An Evidence Based Approach to Improving Parenting Behaviors in Mississippi Brandi Burton, Louise Davis, Chad Allgood and Lydia Bethay, Mississippi State University; Laura Dickson, Mississippi Department of Human Services Parents’ Perceptions of Institutional Communication for Parents of Undergraduate Students: An International Perspective Sanoya Amienyi, Arkansas State University Parental Involvement and Success in Higher Education among African American Students Donald Snead and Brelinda Johnson, Middle Tennessee State University 8:30 – 9:20 AM

STEM Presider: Randy Parker, Louisiana Tech University

Oak Alley

What’s the Spark? STEM Educational Engagement Robert NOYCE Summer Interns Discuss Their Experiences Engaging K-12 Learners in Structured Science and Mathematics Learning Experiences Rachel Davis-Haley, Xavier University of Louisiana Disciplinary Reading: Initial Findings of a Teacher Survey from Year 2 of a STEM Professional Development Program Shoudong Feng, Uma Garmella and Carolyn Pinchback, University of Central Arkansas An Empirical Investigation of Student Engagement and Achievement in STEM Schools, STEM Programs, and Traditional High Schools Nimisha Patel and Suzanne Franco, Wright State University 8:30 – 9:20 AM

TRAINING SESSION

Salon A

Using the 5E (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate) Learning Cycle and Interactive Technology Tools to Empower Educators in Creating Active Learning Environments Celeste A. Wheat and Martha Hocutt, University of West Alabama 9:30 – 10:20 AM

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: STEM Presider: Rebecca R. Robichaux-Davis, Mississippi State University

Oaklawn

An Investigation of Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Statistical Content Knowledge, Beliefs, and Attitudes towards Statistics Amber L. Matuszewski and Matthew Duncan, Middle Tennessee State University Preparing Urban Educators: A Case Study of Alternative Licensure Amy D. Thompson, University of Central Arkansas The Effect of Middle School STEM Curriculum on Science and Math Achievement Scores Angela A. Wade-Shepherd, Union University

MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, LA - November 4-6


9:30 – 10:20 AM

SYMPOSIUM

Rosedown

A Clinically Intensive Teacher Preparation Program Organizers: Anne C. Lindsay, Katina M. Leland, Amy Sedivy-Benton and Karina Clemmons, University of Arkansas at Little Rock 9:30 – 10:20 AM

TEACHER PREPARATION Presider: Julie A. Holmes, Louisiana Tech University

Ashland A

The Issues and Implications Related to the Reliability and Validity of Using PGES in Assessing and Supervising Clinical Experiences for TC’s Professional Growth Chunling Niu, Kimberlee Everson, Cassie Zippay and Sylvia Dietrich, Western Kentucky University Collaboration and Connections: Investigating the Use of Teacher Candidate-Created Protocols to Connect Research to Classroom Practice in an Educator Preparation Program Jannah W. Nerren and Tracey Covington Hasbun, Stephen F. Austin State University Secondary Education Majors: Preferences for Teaching Middle School or High School Gahan Bailey and Susan Ferguson Martin, University of South Alabama 9:30 – 10:20 AM

AT-RISK POPULATIONS Presider: Dustin M. Hebert, Northwestern Louisiana University

Ashland B

Bullying, Sexual Identity, Health Risk Behaviors and Outcomes among Adolescent Youth in a Metropolitan School District Amalio C. Nieves, Broward County Public Schools Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline: The PROMISE Program Candace H. Lacey, Southeast Research and Evaluation Associates; Amalio C. Nieves, Broward County Public Schools; Jennifer Thomas-Simmons, Capital City Consultants 9:30 – 11:20 AM

TRAINING SESSION (double session)

Salon A

A Meta-Framework for Developing Meta-Cognitive Awareness during the Writing and Editing Process: Evidence-Based Strategies to Help Emergent Writers Negotiate their Dissertations, Research Articles, and Other Works Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Sam Houston State University 10:30 – 11:20 AM

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Teacher Education Presider: Suzanne Franco, Wright State University

Oaklawn

How Expert Teachers Cope among Various Educational Levels: Implications for Teacher Education and Professional Development Programs Katherine D. Garth, Mississippi State University Educators on Twitter: Community of Practice or Support John M. Coleman, University of Alabama Kindergarten Readiness in Arkansas Public Schools Sarah E. Argue and Amy D. Thompson, University of Central Arkansas 10:30 – 11:20 AM

SYMPOSIUM

Rosedown

From a Critical Geographical Lens: Negotiating Place, Space, and Identity at a PWI, Then and Now Organizers: Jean Swindle, LaTasha Smith Tyus and Marsha Simon, University of Alabama

MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, LA - November 4-6


10:30 – 11:20 AM

ARTS Presider: Peggy H. Connell, Samford University

Ashland A

An Investigation of Health and Creative Identity on Life Satisfaction in Aging Adults Linda W. Morse and Carolyn E. Adams-Price, Mississippi State University Hope, Imagination, Play and the Arts as Crucial to Environmental Education Emily A. DeMoor, Midway University Facilitating Social Emotional Learning through an Expressive Arts Curriculum Ellen Broach, University of South Alabama Teach Your Children Well: Considering Teaching and Learning through the Art of Candy Chang Paige Vitulli, University of South Alabama 10:30 – 11:20 AM

DIVERSITY Presider: Lindsey B. Jakiel Diulus, Nunez Community College

Ashland B

A Grounded Theory Study to Describe Approaches Gay K-8 Teachers Take to Living Openly at Work Diana M. Ward, University of New Orleans Lesbian and Gay Educators Functioning in Homophobic Schools Steven D. Hooker, Morehead State University Differences in Ethnicity-Based Persistence for Workforce Certificate Programs in Texas Scott R. Godley, Sam Houston State University 10:30 – 11:20 AM

ENVIRONMENT Presider: Justina A. Ogodo, University of Alabama

Oak Alley

Strategies to Change Disruptive Behavior in a Junior High School Learning Environment Abraham A. Andero, Albany State University; Bettie Jones Jimerson, Robert C. Hatch High School Middle School Students' Perceptions Regarding the Motivation and Effectiveness of Homework Donald Snead and Kathleen Burriss, Middle Tennessee State University Examining Classroom Communication through the Relationships between Instructional Communication Variables Michelle Morris, Northwestern State University; Aaron Johnson, Montgomery College 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM

1:00 – 1:50 AM

MSERA FOUNDATION LUNCHEON (Foundation Members Only)

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Teacher Development Presider: Rose B. Jones, University of Southern Mississippi

Salon C

Oaklawn

An Equitable Education for Diverse Students: A Cross-Sectional Case Study of a University Teacher Education Program’s Impact on the Preparedness of Teachers to Educate Diverse Students Tammie L. Hayes, Union University The Use of Lesson Study as a Tool to Improve Science Teacher Practice in Elementary Education Chatoria K. Franklin, Middle Tennessee State University Preparation for Teaching in Rural Schools: Alternate Route Certified Teachers’ Perspectives Autumn K. Jordon, Mississippi State University 1:00 –1:50 PM

CULTURE Rosedown Presider: M. Shannon Chiasson, South Central Planning & Development Commission

Do Teachers Bully Students? Donald Snead and Kathleen Burriss, Middle Tennessee State University Shared Reading Interventions with Hispanic Families of Pre-Kindergarten Students: Oral Language and Home Literacy Behaviors Tracey Covington Hasbun, Stephen F. Austin State University The Multicultural Classroom: A Literature Review of Management Strategies for Today’s Diverse Classroom Darian Gladney and Julie A. Holmes, Louisiana Tech University

MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, LA - November 4-6


1:00 – 1:50 PM

DIFFERENTIATION Presider: Diana M. Ward, University of New Orleans

Ashland A

Action Research as an Agent for Change: Capstone Projects of Gifted Education Masters Candidates Christine J. Briggs, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Nicole M. Hebert, Schools of the Sacred Heart; H. Michelle Kreamer, Ovey Comeaux High School; Megan D. Richard and Elizabeth L. Pham, Episcopal School of Acadiana Reshaping the Classroom: The Promise of Differentiation Tarrah C. Davis and Nancy P. Autin, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Differentiating Instruction: Elements for Successful Implementation Nancy P. Autin and Tarrah C. Davis, University of Louisiana at Lafayette 1:00 – 2:50 PM

SYMPOSIUM (double session)

Ashland B

The Schools in 2021: Responses to the MSERA Heritage Volume – A Fourth Forward Forecast The MSERA Heritage Volume contains a chapter [#19] of forecasts of the way schools might be in ten years. Contributors include Harry Chaucer, Silence Dogood, Arne Duncan, Chester E. Finn, Bill Gates, Robert E. Slavin, James Van Patten and Robert E. Wise. For each of the past three years, diverse panelists of MSERA members have responded to those papers and added their individual views. This year, a new set of respondents will share their visions, with some previous presenters available to participate as well. Organizer/Chair: Walter M Mathews, Evaluation Associates of New York Education 2021: Despair or Hope? Nancy Gaillard, University of South Alabama Removing Test-Driven Classrooms Rachelle Miller, University of Central Arkansas Computerized Humanism: Education for 2021 and Beyond Ann Chapman, Eastern Kentucky University, Professor Emerita Evolving Educational Challenges for Urban School Systems with Specialized Curriculums Audrey Bowser, Arkansas State University Internationalization and Student/Faculty Mobility Trends Krishna Bista, University of Louisiana at Monroe The 2012 Panel: Kathleen T. Campbell, Larry Daniel, Suzanne Franco, Gail D. Hughes, Beverly M. Klecker, Jane Nell Luster The 2013 Panel: Tom Burnham, Lindsey B. Jakiel Diulus, Krishna Kumar, Candace H. Lacey, David T. Morse The 2014 Panel: Blythe Goodman-Schanz, Dustin M. Hebert, Beverly M. Klecker, Dana Seymour 1:00 – 1:50 PM

ACHIEVEMENT Presider: Dianne F. Olivier, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Oak Alley

The Impact of Interventions on Upper Elementary Students' Reading Performance as Measured by the Stanford-Achievement Test (SAT-9) Abraham A. Andero, Albany State University; Bettie Jones Jimerson, Robert C. Hatch High School Motivating Urban Students towards Advanced Placement Courses in High School Justina A. Ogodo, University of Alabama Massive Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games for Second Language Acquisition Sandra A. Rogers and R. Burke Johnson, University of South Alabama 1:00 – 2:50 PM

TRAINING SESSION (double session)

Seven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review: A Multimodal & Cultural Approach Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Sam Houston State University

MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, LA - November 4-6

Salon A


2:00 – 2:50 PM

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Science Education Presider: Suzanne Franco, Wright State University

Oaklawn

Middle School Science Teachers Integration of Nos into Laboratory Classes Jessica J. Brown, Middle Tennessee State University Examining the Impact of Professional Development on Science Teaching Reform Justina A. Ogodo and Tara Ray, University of Alabama Differentiated Instruction in the High School Science Classroom Jane R. Pablico, Southern University and A&M College 2:00 – 2:50 PM

TECHNOLOGY Presider: Jeffry L. White, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Rosedown

Psychosocial Learning Environments in Online and Blended Instruction Michelle A. Hale, University of Alabama A Rank-Order Alternative for Nonparametric Analysis: The Ln Statistic and the General Linear Model Jeffry L. White, University of Louisiana at Lafayette 2:00 – 2:50 PM

LITERACY Presider: Anne C. Lindsay, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Ashland A

Self-appraisal and Behavioral Indices of Motivation of Graduate Students in the Mississippi Delta Ying Wang and Chukwum Ahanonu, Mississippi Valley State University; Duane Shuttlesworth, Delta State University Effects of Reading Engagement on Literacy Achievement for Elementary Students Meredith M. McClanahan, Leslie S. Ennis, and Peggy H. Connell, Samford University The Impact of Formative Literacy Assessments on Third Grade Students' Literacy Skills Marcus Bennett, Terrie T. Poehl, Kimberly McAlister and Sarah Bernard, Northwestern State University 2:00 – 2:50 PM

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION Presider: Rebecca R. Robichaux-Davis, Mississippi State University

Oak Alley

Digital Math Environments: Enhancing the Mathematics Classroom with Technology in P-12 and Higher Education Cynda Fickert, University of Texas at Austin An Investigation of Elementary Pre-Service Teachers’ Self-Efficacy for Teaching Mathematics Kelly O. Byrd, Rebecca M. Giles and Angelia Bendolph, University of South Alabama An Investigation of Elementary Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding of Parallelograms Rebecca R. Robichaux-Davis, Mississippi State University 3:00 – 3:50 PM

DISPLAYS: Teacher Education

Portico

Using Authentic Multicultural Literature Albertaeve A. Abington-Pitre, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Teacher Education Assessment: Moving into the Digital Age David Bell and Lynn Walsh, Arkansas Tech University Professionals for the Future: Alternative Licensure with a Master of Arts in Teaching Lynn Walsh and David Bell, Arkansas Tech University Academic Service Learning in Action: A Case Study of the Vermilionville Education Enrichment Project Toby A. Daspit, Natalie Keefer and Micah Bruce-Davis, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Jolie Johnson and Adam Doucet, Vermilionville Living History and Folk Life Park Elementary and Middle Level Mathematics Teacher Preparation Rebecca R. Robichaux-Davis, Mississippi State University

MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, LA - November 4-6


3:00 – 3:50 PM

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Literacy Presider: Michelle G. Haj-Broussard, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Oaklawn

Examining the Relationship between Reading Attitude and Performance of English Language Learners: A Meta-Analysis Wencheng Hu, Middle Tennessee State University A Comparison between Standardized Assessment Performance Scores of Students Who Attend Traditional rd Public versus Charter Schools in Southeast Tennessee School District Using 3 Grade TCAP Scores as th the Beginning Margin of Measure for 4 Grade TCAP Performance Growth Victoria Y. Shields, Union University 3:00 – 3:50 PM

SYMPOSIUM

Rosedown

Middle & Secondary Science Vocabulary: How Much Is Too Much? Organizers: Fred H. Groves, Missouri State University; Randy Parker, Louisiana Tech University; Ava F. Pugh, University of Louisiana at Monroe; Cliff Hofwolt, Vanderbilt University; Julie A. Holmes, Louisiana Tech University; Krishna Bista and Rhonda Mann, University of Louisiana at Monroe 3:00 – 3:50 PM

TEACHER DEVELOPMENT Presider: Iris DeLoach Johnson, Louisiana State University at Shreveport

Ashland A

Virtual Coaching during Internships: Results of On-Demand Corrective Feedback Tammy R. Benson, Alicia Cotabish, Donna Wake and Debbie D. Dailey, University of Central Arkansas Assessment, Measurement, and Statistical Training of Educators on the MS and AL Gulf Coast James D. King, University of Southern Mississippi Examining a Lack of Student Leaning Gains and High School Science Teachers’ Responses to Data from Use of the Learning Log Interventions John A. Underwood, Louisiana State University; Cyrill Slezak, Utah Valley State University 3:00 – 3:50 PM

MULTICULTURALISM Presider: Ingrad Smith, Jackson State University

Ashland B

Experienced Teachers’ Belief Claims about Teaching ELLs: New Insights from the Online Classroom Amber Warren, Indiana University The Faces of Diversity: Beyond Black and White Steven D. Hooker, Daryl Privott and Carol Christian, Morehead State University Global Perspectives of Leadership within the Professional Learning Community Process: Focusing on Educational Leadership in Three Countries Dianne F. Olivier, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Jane B. Huffman, University of North Texas Pre-Service Teacher Candidates Construct Cultural and Instructional Awareness through Short-term Study Abroad Paula Barton Griffin and Tracey Covington Hasbun, Stephen F. Austin State University 3:00 – 3:50 PM SYMPOSIUM

Salon A

Smooth Sailing or Rough Waters? Tips and Tales for New and Aspiring Faculty Organizers: Mindy Crain-Dorough, Southeastern Louisiana University; Dustin M. Hebert, Northwestern State University; Franz H. Reneau, Florida A&M University

MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, LA - November 4-6


4:00 – 4:30 PM MSERA COMMITTEE MEETINGS The Committee Meetings are an opportunity for new members and regular members who wish to be more involved with MSERA to meet with current members of the major committees of MSERA. Budget Advisory Committee & Development Committee

Oaklawn

Constitutions and Bylaws Committee & Technology Committee

Rosedown

Future Site Selection Committee & Membership Committee

Ashland A

Graduate Student Advisory Committee & MSERA Mentors Committee

Ashland B

Program Committee & Evaluation Committee

Oak Alley

Networked Improvement Community Committee 5:00 – 6:00 PM

MSERA BUSINESS MEETING

6:00 – 7:30 PM

MSERA PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION

Salon A Salon A Vermilion

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2015 7:30 – 8:45 AM

PAST PRESIDENTS’ BREAKFAST

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

REGISTRATION

9:00 – 9:50 AM

OUTSTANDING PAPERS Presider: Dustin M. Hebert, Northwestern State University

9:00 – 9:50 AM

TRAINING SESSION

Hotel Restaurant Private Dining Room Portico Oaklawn

Rosedown

Item Response Theory (IRT): Theories & Applications Jwa K. Kim, Middle Tennessee State University 9:00 – 9:50 AM

TEACHER PREPARATION Presider: Kenneth V. Anthony, Mississippi State University

Ashland A

Faculty’ Perceptions of Online Teacher Training Programs in Jordan Amany I. Saleh and Suhair Mrayan, Arkansas State University Peer Instruction: The Effect on Content Understanding and Student Perceptions of the Process Sally Blake and Jeremy A. Krause, Flagler College; Candice Burkett, University of Illinois at Chicago; Benjamin Rome, Flagler College The Path of Curriculum Reform in a Clinically Based Teacher Preparation Program Cassie Zippay, Chunling Niu and Sylvia Dietrich, Western Kentucky University Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of History Kenneth V. Anthony, Mississippi State University 9:00 – 9:50 AM

LITERACY Presider: Johan W. van der Jagt, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Ashland B

Using Graduate Perception Data for Continuous Program Improvement Jennifer R. Chambers, University of the Cumberlands The Effects of the Accelerated Reader Program on Reading Achievement and the Predictive Relationship between Achievement and Non-Fiction Books Read on Second and Third Grade Students Bridget Chambers Lee, Union University Bakker’s Balance Model of Learning to Read Investigated with 16-18 Year Old Students: A Pilot Study Johan W. van der Jagt, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; Donna Christensen, Bloomsburg Area School District

MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, LA - November 4-6


9:00 – 9:50 AM

CRITICAL THINKING Presider: Stephanie P. Pepper, Arkansas Tech University

Oak Alley

Responses to Critical Thinking Technique, Engage and Connect to Class Activities: A Qualitative Investigation Mohamed A. Ali, Grand Canyon University; Franco Zengaro and Sally A. Zengaro, Delta State University Academic Rigor: A Political Spectacle or as Ways Forward. How It Is Conceptualized and Operationalized in Higher Education Catheryn J. Weitman, Texas A&M International University; Lynn Hemmer, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi The Question: Key to Critical Thinking Ingrad Smith, Jackson State University 10:00 – 10:50 AM

AT-RISK POPULATIONS Presider: Justina A. Ogodo, University of Alabama

Oaklawn

A Qualitative Narrative Multiple Case Study Exploring GEAR UP Janet M. Pope and Mitzi P. Trahan, University of Louisiana at Lafayette The Effects of One College Class on Co-Teaching for Future General Education Teachers and Students Roben W. Taylor and Josh Pfiester, Dalton State College Findings from a Five Year Evaluation of Project Bridge a Safe Schools Healthy Students Grant Candace H. Lacey, Southeast Research and Evaluation Associates; Amalio C. Nieves, Broward County Public Schools, Jennifer Thomas-Simmons, Capital City Consultants 10:00 – 10:50 AM

COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS Presider: Julie A. Holmes, Louisiana Tech University

Ashland A

Stages of Concern: Implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Louisiana Schools Michelle Abadie, Krishna Bista, Ava F. Pugh, Shalanda Stanley and Kioh Kim, University of Louisiana at Monroe Attitudes of Elementary Professional Block Students toward the Methods Courses of Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics Prior to the Implementation of CCSS and After the Implementation of CCSS: Longitudinal Study Ava F. Pugh, University of Louisiana at Monroe; Fred H. Groves, Missouri State University; Dorothy Schween, Rhonda Mann, Krishna Bista, Myra Lovett, Susan K. Jennings and Diane Strozewski, University of Louisiana at Monroe How Instructional Coaches Support and Facilitate the Implementation of the Common Core Standards: A Case Study of One Louisiana School District Kris Wilhelmus and Krishna Bista, University of Louisiana at Monroe More of the Same: A Review of the Literature Related to the Effectiveness of the Common Core Standards 2010-2015 Rose B. Jones and Jonnie S. Cleveland, University of Southern Mississippi; Dianne Richardson, Walden University; Mary Beth Evans, University of Southern Mississippi 10:00 – 10:50 AM

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP Presider: Mindy Crain-Dorough, Southeastern Louisiana University

Ashland B

Race, Gender, and Faculty Advancement at American Colleges and Universities James S. Bridgeforth, University of Southern Alabama What Factors Motivate Teachers to Become School Administrators? Kathleen T. Campbell and Nan B. Adams, Southeastern Louisiana University A Guide to Data-Driven Leadership in Modern Schools Leslie Jones, Nicholls State University A Qualitative Inquiry into the Leadership Identities, Styles, and Practices of Female Administrators and Presidents at Doctorate-Granting Universities Celeste A. Wheat, University of West Alabama; Lilian H. Hill, University of Southern Mississippi

MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, LA - November 4-6


10:00 – 10:50 AM

TRAINING SESSION

Rosedown

Ethical Perspectives: The Shadows of Leadership Randal Wilson and Teresa Clark, Murray State University 10:00 – 10:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY Presider: Ingrad Smith, Jackson State University

Oak Alley

Managing Media: Novice Educators Must Help Children and Their Families Find a Balance between Technology and Active Learning Stephanie P. Pepper, Arkansas Tech University An Examination of Public School Policies Related to the Use of Social Media Pamela H. Scott, East Tennessee State University Tray vs. Touchscreen: Do Touchscreen Apps for Handwriting Practice and Remediation in the Early Grades Merit the Use of Screen Time? Kristin H. Javorsky, Mississippi State University Are Female STEM Majors Academic Risk-Takers? Jennifer Byrom and Tara Beziat, Auburn University at Montgomery 11:00 – 11:50 AM

EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS Presider: Kenneth V. Anthony, Mississippi State University

Oaklawn

Policies and Practices for Hiring Effective Teachers: A Qualitative Study of Louisiana Public Schools G. Andrew Kling, Jr. and Dianne F. Olivier, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Perceptions of Customer Service In A Mid-Size School District In Southeast Louisiana Jarrett M. Landor, Southern University and A&M College Analyzing How Trust is Neglected in the Business Style Approach to Charter Schools Gareth Mitchell, Louisiana State University Why Here and Why Now? Emerging Charter School Unions in Post-Katrina New Orleans Brian R. Beabout, University of New Orleans 11:00 – 11:50 AM

SYMPOSIUM

Rosedown

Sites of Struggle: Space, Place, Power, & Identity in Schools Organizers: Jennifer M. Barnett and Shernavia Hall, University of Alabama 11:00 – 11:50 AM

SPECIAL EDUCATION Presider: Johan W. van der Jagt, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Ashland A

Wanted: Quality Special Education Teachers Jennifer B. Hune, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Characteristics of Parent or Caregiver Perceptions of Children with Autism's Educational Placement Jessie S. Thacker King, Arkansas State University Cognitive Function and the Administration of a Writing Strategy Compendium Incorporating Autobiographical Recall and Art Jonnie S. Cleveland, Evalyon, LLC; David Daves, Rose B. Jones and David W. Walker, University of Southern Mississippi 11:00 – 11:50 AM

STATISTICS Presider: Randy Parker, Louisiana Tech University

The British Influence on Psychology: A Modern G P S Katerina Sergi and Carlen Henington, Mississippi State University Application of the Testlet Response Theory Model to a Testlet-Based Test Weon H. Kim and Eric L. Oslund, Middle Tennessee State University Statistical Methods Used in the Study of Dyslexia: 2005 - 2014 Adam B. Rollins, Kelli Wallace and Eric L. Oslund, Middle Tennessee State University

MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, LA - November 4-6

Ashland B


2015 MSERA MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

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Lola Aagaard

Morehead State University

l.aagaard@moreheadstate.edu

Sneha Abraham

East Tennessee State University

zsea10@goldmail.etsu.edu

Joseph P. Akpan

Jacksonville State University

jakpan@jsu.edu

Mohamed A. Ali

Grand Canyon University

mohamed.ali@my.gcu.edu

Tina L. Allen

Marshall University

allenti@marshall.edu

Sanoya Amienyi

Arkansas State University

Abraham A. Andero

Albany State University

abraham.andero@syrams.edu

Kenneth V. Anthony

Mississippi State University

kva3@msstate.edu

Rene’ Antrop-Gonzales

Dalton State College

rantropgonzalez@daltonstate.edu

Gahan Bailey

University of South Alabama

gbailey@southalabama.edu

Mary McCullum Baldasaro

Waterloo Catholic District School Board storygirl@hotmail.ca

Lauren Balentine

Collierville Schools

lauren.balentine@my.uu.edu

Brittany Bane

Mississippi State University

blb449@msstate.edu

Heather Barker

Middle Tennessee State University

hlb3g@mtmail.mtsu.edu

Angela Barlow

Middle Tennessee State University

angela.barlow@mtsu.edu

Larry Beard

Jacksonville State University

lbeard@jsu.edu

David Bell

Arkansas Tech University

dbell@atu.edu

Krishna Bista

University of Louisiana Monroe

bista@ulm.edu

Sarah K. Bleiler

Middle Tennessee State University

sarah.bleiler@mtsu.edu

Judy Boser

University of Kentucky at Knoxville (Ret) boser@utk.edu

Harry L. Bowman

Council on Occupational Education

bowmanh@comcast.net

Jackie Bowman

Arkansas Tech University

jbowman@atu.edu

Chelsi Brasher

Mississippi State University

cra71@msstate.edu

Laura Clark Briggs

Middle Tennessee State University

lcc2a@mtmail.mtsu.edu

Benita G. Bruster

Austin Peay State University

John S. Burgin

University Arkansas Little Rock

jsburgin@ualr.edu

Mark Butler

Asbury University

mark.butler@asbury.edu


2015 MSERA MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

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Kathleen T. Campbell

Southeastern Louisiana University

kathy.campbell@selu.edu

Kristal Carey

Shelby County Schools

careykristala@gmail.com

Tim Carter

Arkansas Tech University

tcarter@atu.edu

Jennifer Chambers

University of the Cumberlands

jennifer.chambers@ucumberlands.edu

Ann Chapman

Eastern Kentucky University (Ret)

anndchapman@gmail.com

M. Shannon Chiasson

University of New Orleans

shannonchiasson@att.net

Carol Christian

Morehead State University

c.christian@moreheadstate.edu

J. P. Clark

Western Kentucky University

john-patrick.clark502@topper.wku.edu

Tausha Clay

Milligan College

TLClay@milligan.edu

Jonnie Cleveland

University of Southern Mississippi

jonnie.cleveland@eagles.usm.edu

Joanne V. Coggins

Middle Tennessee State University

joannevcoggins@gmail.com

Timothy W. Conner, II

Morehead State University

t.conner@moreheadstate.edu

Susannah Craig

Southern University

susannah_craig@subr.edu

Mindy Crain-Dorough

Southeastern Louisiana University

mindy.dorough2selu.edu

Jason Creekmore

University of the Cumberlands

jason.creekmore@ucumberlands.edu

Jennifer Cribbs

Western Kentucky University

jennifer.cribbs@wku.edu

Margaret “Meg� Crittenden

Murray State University

mcrittenden@murraystate.edu

Trudy Crossbourne

Western Kentucky

Juanita Crumbly-Franklin

Tennessee State University

juanitacfranklin@gmail.com

Tiffany Culver

Sulross State University

tculver@sulross.edu

Debbie Dailey

University of Central Arkansas

ddailey@uca.edu

Larry G. Daniel

The Citadel

ldaniel@citadel.edu

Amanda Dascomb

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

adascomb@utk.edu

Sandy Davidson

Mississippi State University

sh11@msstate.edu

Bridgette L. Davis

Louisiana State University

bridgettedavis@lsu.edu

Shannon Deaton

University of the Cumberlands

shannon.deaton@ucumberlands.edu

Emily DeMoor

Midway College

edemoor@midway.edu

trudy-ann.crossbourne857@topper.wku.edu


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Amy Doolittle

University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Amy-Doolittle@utc.edu

Lauren Dotson

East Tennessee State University

dotsonlwatauga.K12.nc.us

Belinda Dumas

Livingston Parish Public Schools

belinda.dumas@lpsb.org

Joanne J. Ebey

Livingston Parish Public Schools

jeanne.ebey@lpsb.org

Mary Beth Evans

University of Southern Mississippi

marybeth.evans@usm.edu

Sam Evans

Western Kentucky University

sam.evans@wku.edu

Janet Faulk

Milligan College

JMFaulk@milligan.edu

Jay Feng

Mercer University

Feng_J@mercer.edu

Shoudong Feng

University of Central Arkansas

sfeng@uca.edu

Sherry Field

Arkansas Tech University

sfield@atu.edu

Lewis "Tony" Finley,

Harding University

tfinley@harding.edu

Virginia Foley

East Tennessee State University

foleyv@etsu.edu

M. Suzanne Franco

Wright State University

suzanne.franco@wright.edu

Bobby J. Franklin

Mississippi College

franklin@mc.edu

Nancy B. Gaillard

University of Alabama

nbgaillard@crimson.ua.edu

Donna Carol Gainer

Mississippi State University

browning@colled.msstate.edu

Kristi N. Garrett

Atlanta Technical College

kgarrett@ua.edu

Blythe A. Goodman-Schanz

University of Southern Mississippi

blythegoodmanschanz@gmail.com

Amanda Goodwin

Asbury University

amanda.goodwin@asbury.edu

Jonathan Lawrence Grissom

Union University

jonathangrissom@gmail.com

Michelle Haj-Broussard

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

drhajbroussard@gmail.com

Kirkland Hamilton

Shelby County Schools

kirklandhamilton@hotmail.com

John Hammett

Jacksonville State University

jhammett@jsu.edu

James Hardin

University of Alabama

jhardin@bamaed.ua.edu

Melissa Ann Harness

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

maharness@vols.utk.edu

Leigh M. Harrell-Williams

University of Memphis

Suzanne Harris

Southeastern Louisiana University

suzannetharris@hotmail.com


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Kristin Hartland

Middle Tennessee State University

kristin.hartland@mtsu.edu

Deborah Hayes

Carson-Newman University

dhayes@cnedu

Gloria Hayes

Miles College

ghayes@miles.edu

Dustin M. Hebert

Northwestern State University

hebertd@nsula.edu

Tommye Henderson

Mississippi College

hender02@mc.edu

Patricia Hervey

Union University

hervey.patricia@gmail.com

Cliff Hofwolt

Vanderbilt University

clifford.hofwolt@vanderbilt.edu

Julie A. Holmes

Louisiana Tech University

jholmes@latech.edu

Gary W. Houchens

Western Kentucky University

gary.houchens@wku.edu

Cindy Houston

Western Kentucky University

cynthia.houston@wku.edu

Heidi Howard

Florida State College at Jacksonville

hhoward@fscj.edu

Lyn C. Howell

Milligan College

lchowell@milligan.edu

Shanshan Hu

University of Kentucky

shanshan.hu@uky.edu

Wencheng Hu

Middle Tennessee State University

wencheng.hu@mtsu.edu

Gail D. Hughes

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

dr.hughesgail@gmail.com

Vichuda Hunter

Middle Tennessee State University

vlhunter@charter.net

Michael Hylen

Asbury University

michael.hylen@asbury.edu

Sara Jennings

Western Kentucky University

sara.jennings241@topper.wku.edu

Susan Jennings

University of Monroe

jennings@ulm.edu

Rose B. Jones

University of Southern Mississippi

RoseBJones@aol.com

Patrick N. Kariuki

Milligan College

pnkariuki@milligan.edu

Ameneh Kassaee

Middle Tennessee State University

amk4e@mtmail.mtsu.edu

Jwa K. Kim

Middle Tennessee State University

jwa.kim@mtsu.edu

Kyungtae Kim

Middle Tennessee State University

kk2w@mtmail.mtsu.edu

Weon Kim

Middle Tennessee State University

weon.kim@mtsu.edu

Robert S. Kirkham

East Tennessee State University

scott.kirkham@maryville-schools.org

Beverly M. Klecker

Moorehead State University

bklecker@mooreheadstate.edu


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Aszure Knox-Brown

Whitney Achievement Schools

aszurebrown@yahoo.com

Linda C. Kondrick

Arkansas Tech University

lkondrick@atu.edu

Laura Kulzin

Arkansas State University

lkuizin@astate.edu

Maud A. Kuykendall

Delta State University

mkuykn@deltastate.edu

James H. Lampley

East Tennessee State University

lampley@etsu.edu

Jennifer Lee

East Tennessee State University

leejm3@goldmail.etsu.edu

Leisa Lennex

Morehead State University

l.lennex@moreheadstate.edu

Robin Rawlings Lester

Walden University

rocketmail47@rocketmail.com

Angela Radford Lewis

East Tennessee State University

lewisar@etsu.edu

Alyson Lischka

Middle Tennessee State University

Alyson.Lischka@mtsu.edu

Don W. Locke

Mississippi College

locke@mc.edu

Robert E. Lockwood

Kaplan University

rlockwood@kaplan.edu

Mary Ellen Lohr

Middle Tennessee State University

MEL4V@mtmail.mtsu.edu

Jane Nell Luster

Com-Link, LLC

JaneNellLuster@gmail.com

Nancy Maldonado

Walden University

nancylmaldonado@comcast.net

Rhonda Mann

University of Louisiana-Monroe

mann@ulm.edu

Margie Martinez

Timber Academy High School

mmartinez@csisd.org

Walter M. Mathews

Evaluation Associates of New York

wmmathews@me.com

George Matthias

Milligan College

grmatthias@milligan.edu

Greg Matthias

Milligan College

grmatthisa@milligan.edu

Deborah McCarthy

Southeastern Louisiana University

deborah.mccarthy@selu.edu

Kimberly McFall

Arkansas State University

kmsfall9@gmail.com

Cindy Melton

Mississippi College

cmelton@mc.edu

Lauren Menard

Northwestern State University

laurenannmenard@gmail.com

Rachelle Miller

University of Central Arkansas

rgmiller@uca.edu

Heechun Moon

Middle Tennessee State University

hm3e@mtmail.mtsu.edu

Pamela S. Morgan

Louisiana Tech University

pmorgan@latech.edu

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David T. Morse

Mississippi State University

dmorse@colled.msstate.edu

Linda W. Morse

Mississippi State University

lmorse@colled.msstate.edu

Christian E. Mueller

University of Memphis

cemuellr@memphis.edu

Tony D. Norman

Western Kentucky University

tony.norman@wku.edu

Justina Ogodo

University of Alabama

ogodotna@yahoo.com

Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

Sam Houston State University

ajo002@shsu.edu

Michael Orsega

University of West Georgia

morsega@westga.edu

Jody B. Owen

Western Kentucky University

jody.owen674@topper.wku.edu

Megan Owens

East Tennessee State University

zmec20@goldmail.etsu.edu

Andrea Paganelli

Western Kentucky University

andrea.paganelli@wku.edu

Jeffrey Pair

Middle Tennessee State University

jeffrey.pair@mtsu.edu

Mia-Hwa Park

Murray State University

mpark7@murraystate.edu

Randy Parker

Louisiana Tech University

doctorp@latech.edu

Lynn Patterson

Murray State University

lpatterson@murraystate.edu

Rita Patterson

Walden University

rpatte6547@aol.com

Rachel Peay Cornett

Brown's Chapel Elementary School

cornettr@rcschools.net

Stephanie P. Pepper

Arkansas Tech University

spepper@atu.edu

Barbara R. Peterson

Austin Peay State University

petersonb@apsu.edu

Tyra W. Pickens

Middle Tennessee State University

twp2s@mtmail.mtsu.edu

Leilya Pitre

Louisiana State University

lemira1@lsu.edu

Margaret Pope

Mississippi State University

mpope@colled.msstate.edu

Yvette Powell Robitaille

HCPS

sonnyvette7@msn.com

Sherry Powers

Asbury University

sherry.powers@asbury.edu

Geoff Price

Wake Forest University

pricegp@wfv.edu

Julia Price

Carson-Newman University

jprice@cn.edu

Daryl R. Privott

Morehead State University

d.privott@moreheadstate.edu

Ava Pugh

University of Louisiana-Monroe

apugh@ulm.edu

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University of Memphis

erakow@memphis.edu

Franz H. Reneau

Florida A&M University

fhreneau@gmail.com

Dianne Richardson

Walden University

overworked5377@yahoo.com

Jeanetta G. Riley

Murray State University

jriley@murraystate.edu

Rebecca R. Robichaux-Davis

Mississippi State University

rrr102@msstate.edu

David Rock

University of Mississippi

rock@olemiss.edu

Sandra A. Rogers

University of South Alabama

sanddrarogras@southalabama.edu

Mary Schlieder

Norris School District

mary.schlieder@gmail.com

Kendra Schroeder

Morehead State University

k.schroeder@moreheadstate.edu

Dorothy Schween

University of Louisiana Monroe

schween@ulm.edu

Dana Seymour

Mississippi State University

dana.seymour@gmail.com

James “Chris� Sharp

Greene County Schools

sharpc@greene.k12.org

Edward L. Shaw, Jr.

University of South Alabama

eshaw@southalabama.edu

Kaori Shimizu

Louisiana State University

kshimi1@lsu.edu

Duane Shuttlesworth

Delta State University

dshuttlesworth@deltastate.edu

Kay Simpkins

Tennessee State University

fsimpkins@tntech.edu

Jennifer Simpson

University of the Cumberlands

jennifer.simpson@ucumberlands.edu

JenniferR. Smith

Mississippi State University

jrs1011@msstate.edu

Donald Snead

Middle Tennessee State University

donald.snead@mtsu.edu

William A. Spencer

Auburn University

spencwa@auburn.edu

Thomas A. Stewart

Austin Peay State University

stewartt@apsu.edu

Sophia Suggs

Mississippi State University

snb16@msstate.edu

Gena Surgener

Tennessee State University

surgenergf@gmail.com

Martha Tapia

Berry College

mtapia@berry.edu

Roben W. Taylor

Dalton State College

rtaylor6@daltonstate.edu

Amy Thompson

University of Central Arkansas

athompson@uca.edu

Angelique M. Troelstrup

Middle Tennessee State University

angelique.troelstrup@mtsu.edu

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John W. van der Jagt

Bloomsburg University

j.w.van-der-jagt@att.net

Nicole D. Vaux

University of Alabama

ndvaux@crimson.ua.edu

Maria de Lourdes Viloria

Texas A&M International University

maria.viloria@tamiu.edu

Robert E. Waller

Columbus State University

waller_robert1@columbusstate.edu

Joseph Walter

Arkansas State University

Min Wang

University of Alabama

mwang35@crimson.ua.edu

Jeffry L. White

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

jwhite1@louisiana.edu

Brandon M. Williams

East Tennessee State University

zbmw25@goldmail.etsu.edu

Carolyn C. Williams

University of Central Arkansas

carolynw@uca.edu

Randal Wilson

Murray State University

rwilson@murraystate.edu

Denise L. Winsor

University of Memphis

dwinsor@memphis.edu

Janice Wyatt-Ross

Asbury University

janice.wyattross@asbury.edu

Yuejin Xu

Murray State University

yxu@murraystate.edu

Hongwei “Patrick� Yang

University of Kentucky

patrick.yang@uky.edu

Kathleen C. York

University of Southern Mississippi (Ret) kathycy@aol.com

Franco Zengaro

Delta State University

fzengaro@deltastate.edu

Daina Zhu

Mississippi State University

dz158@msstate.edu


MSERA 2015

Lafayette, Louisiana

Notes


MSERA 2015 Overview of Concurrent Sessions Room

Oaklawn

Rosedown

Ashland A

WEDNESDAY Nov 4, 2015

10:00

11:00

Culture Research in Progress: Parental Involvement Research in Progress: Higher Education Science

Symposium: Action Research as an Agent for Change Symposium: Representing Qualitative Research Paradigms Symposium: Conceptual Frameworks – Underpinning Research with Theory

Mentor Session

Symposium: Research Design in the Context of Change

STEM

Teacher Education

Leadership

Administration

Achievement

Issues in Education

Assessment

Training: Digital Storytelling: A Powerful Took for 21st Century Classrooms

Mathematics Education

Mathematics Education

Science Education

Higher Education

Displays: Portico Foyer – Education Reform

3:00 3:00

Salon A

MSERA Member Luncheon and Keynote Panel – Salon B & C

12:00 2:00

Oak Alley

Registration All Day – Portico Foyer

8:30 9:00

Ashland B

Research in Progress: Effective Schools

Training: Strategies for Post-Doctoral Positions

Teacher Preparation

Technology

12

4:00

[IR] : Irrational Reasoning for Improbable Research with Impossible Replicability and Irreproducible Results by Irresponsible Researchers—Ineptly Represented, Inexplicably Rendered, Inappropriately Rehashed and Incomprehensibly Resurrected by Irascible Recreants who Interpolate Randomly with Irreconcilable Reliability – Salon A

Graduate Student/New Member Reception – Vermilion Graduate Student/New Member Breakfast – Salon A Registration All Day – Portico Foyer

5:00 7:00 8:00

THURSDAY Nov 5, 2015

8:30

Research in Progress: Issues in Education

9:30

Research in Progress: STEM

10:30

Research in Progress: Teacher Education

Symposium: Let’s See How Long You Last: Autoethnography of a Principal’s Experience Symposium: A Clinically Intensive Teacher Preparation Program Symposium: Negotiating Place, Space, and Identity at a PWI, Then and Now

2:00

Parental Involvement

Teacher Preparation

At-Risk Populations

Arts

Diversity

Research in Progress: Teacher Development Research in Progress: Science Education

Environment

Training (2 hours): A Meta-Framework for Developing MetaCognitive Awareness During the Writing & Editing Process: Evidenced-Based Strategies

Culture

Differentiation

Technology

Literacy

Symposium: The Schools in 2021 – A Fourth Forward Forecast

Achievement

Mathematics Education

Training (2 hours): Seven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review: A Multimodal & Cultural Approach

Displays: Portico Foyer – Teacher Education

3:00 3:00

Research in Progress: Literacy

Symposium: Middle & Secondary Science Vocabulary: How Much Is Too Much?

Teacher Development

Multiculturalism

4:00

MSERA Budget Advisory Committee & Development Committee Meetings

MSERA Constitution & Bylaws Committee & Technology Committee Meetings

MSERA Future Site Selection Committee & Membership Committee Meetings

MSERA Graduate Student Advisory Committee & MSERA Mentors Committee Meetings

5:00 6:00

STEM

Training: Using the 5E Learning Cycle & Interactive Technology Tools to Empower Educators

MSERA Foundation Members Luncheon – Salon C

12:00 1:00

Teacher Development

Symposium: Smooth Sailing or Rough Waters? Tips & Tales for New and Aspiring Faculty MSERA Program Committee & Evaluation Committee Meetings

MSERA Business Meeting – Salon A MSERA President’s Reception – Vermilion

MSERA Networked Improvement Community Committee Meeting


MSERA 2015 Overview of Concurrent Sessions Room

Oaklawn

Ashland A

Ashland B

Oak Alley

Salon A

MSERA Past Presidents’ Breakfast – Doubletree Private Dining Room Registration– Portico Foyer

7:30 8:30

FRIDAY Nov 6, 2015

Rosedown

9:00

Outstanding Papers

Training: Item Response Theory (IRT): Theories & Applications

Teacher Preparation

Literacy

Critical Thinking

10:00

At Risk Populations

Training: Ethical Perspectives: The Shadows of Leadership

Common Core State Standards

Educational Leadership

Technology

11:00

Effective Schools

Symposium: Sites of Struggle: Space, Place, Power, & Identity in Schools

Special Education

Statistics

All MSERA Sessions, other than the Graduate Student/New Member Breakfast and the President’s Reception, are scheduled for the Main Level – Fourth Floor


Make Your Plans Now - MSERA FUTURE MEETINGS

November 2016 Renaissance Riverview Plaza Mobile, Alabama

The Mid-South Educational RESEARCHER Published at Louisiana Tech University for the Mid-South Educational Research Association. Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership P.O. Box 3161, Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA 71272 Randy Parker and Julie A. Holmes - Editors

November 2017

The Mill at MSU Mississippi State University Starkville, Mississippi

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