Action Research Group
To bring together a diverse group of faculty committed to the scholarship of teaching and learning by investigating and documenting significant issues in the teaching and learning of their fields. While multiple methodologies are utilized the primary research vehicle is Action Research.
Action research provides a unique lens to investigate many issues central to teaching and learning. It is a valuable tool for assessing teacher effectiveness and student understanding. Action research can be defined as “a systematic approach to investigation that enables people to find effective solutions to problems they confront in their everyday lives (Stringer, 2007, p.1). Moreover, action research is a continual process of systematic investigation that focuses on observing, planning, and taking action towards a problem central to the participants involved (Stringer, 2007).
Faculty at Maryville University engaging in the SoTL are considered Action Research Associates and commit themselves to an intensive two years of study of their teaching in a seminar with other faculty members. This intense experience lays the ground work for continued work in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Stringer, E. (2007). Action research (3rd ed.). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
Action Research Group I (2005-2007)
|Nadine Ball ,Ed.D.
Associate Professor of EducationJoni Barry, D.P.T.
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Kristen Bruzzini, Ph.D.
Alice Jensen, M.S.N.
Mark Roman, M.S.A., M.S.T.
|John Baltrashunas, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of ArtCynthia Briggs, Psy.D.
Assistant Professor of Music Therapy
Karen Fletcher, M.B.A.
Michael Kiener, Ph.D.
Action Research Group II (2006-2008)
|Karen Cannon, M.A.T.
Assistant Professor of EducationJonathan Fahnestock, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Communication and Graphic Design
Geralyn Frandsen, Ed.D.
Barbara Parker, Ph.D.
|Konrad Dias, D.P.T.
Assistant Professor of Physical TherapyCherie Fister, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Art and Graphic Design
Soo Jin Kwoun, Ph.D.
LaDonna Whitten, Ph.D.
Action Research Group III (2007-2009)
|Catherine Bear, Ed.D.
Professor of Educational Leadership Paula Bohr, Ph.D. Associate
Professor of Occupational Therapy
Mary Curtis , Ph.D.
Carrie Ellis-Kalton, Ph.D.
Karen Tabak ,Ph.D.
|Robert Bertolino, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation CounselingKathy Cammack, M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance
Dan Deschamp, Ph.D.
L. Keith Kinder, Ed.D.
Becky von der Heyde, M.S.O.T.
Action Research Group IV (2008-2010)
|Elizabeth Buck, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of NursingNancy Cibulka, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Nursing
Larry Grieshaber, Ph.D.
Paul Mack, Ed.D
Donna Ulmer, Ph.D.
Lottchen Wider, Ph.D.
|Michael Cibulka, D.P.T.
Assistant Professor of Physical TherapyLaurie Eisenbach-Bush, B.F.A.
Instructor, Graphic Design
Felix Kwan, Ph.D.
Marja-Lisa Payne, Ph.D.
Jinfeng Wei, Ph.D.
Action Research Group V (2009-2011)
Darlene Davison, B.Arch.
Gina Oswald, M.Ed.
Linda Schulz, Ph.D.
|Peter Green, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of PsychologyJen McCluskey, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for First-Year Experience and Retention
Diana Phares, M.S.N.
Jennifer Yukna, Ph.D.
Welcome to our newest cohort of action research associates who will begin their work in Fall 2010.
Action Research Group VI (2010-2012)
|Russell Blaine, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of BiologyGeri Brandt,
Instructor of Criminal Justice/Criminology
Mary Carol Parker, Ph.D.
Jackie Saleeby, Ph.D.
Michelle Unterberg, Ph.D.
Kosha Bramesfeld, Ph.D.
Nina Caldwell, Ph.D.
Pradip Ghosh, Ph.D.
Denise Pearl, Ph.D.