Research & Scholarship

Being a Chick in Cyberspace - As the end of Women’s History Month approaches, I am excited to share a blog post I wrote earlier this month at The Digital Leadership Network. I am a founder of this group, which is A collaborative network of working educational professionals who have an invested interest and curiosity in social communication technologies, and their influence […]
Publication Announcement! Going Digital in Student Leadership - Lisa Endersby and I are so excited to share that our co-edited publication, Going Digital in Student Leadership is released!! In addition to serving as the volume co-editor, I also authored one of the seven chapters. When we started this process in the spring of 2015, we had a vision for what this publication could be, […]
Recruiting Participants: #HigherEd Digital Life - In what ways do higher education professionals utilize and participate in digital communication tools? What leadership characteristics are shared by staff who participate in digital communication tools? These are the research questions my colleague, Dr. Brian Bourke at Murray State University and I are exploring in #HigherEd Digital Life. The link for the survey is bit.ly/HigherEdDigitalLife. […]
Publication Announcement! Engaging the Digital Generation - Dr. Ed Cabellon and I are so excited to share that our edited publication, Engaging the Digital Generation will be released September 5th! When we started this process back in the Fall of 2014, in the throws of our doctoral programs, we had a vision for what this publication could be. Writing about technology is challenging […]
Shaping a Vision for Higher Education Digital Leadership | Presenting at #NASPA16 - Today kicks off the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN. Just coming from ACPA last week in Montreal, I am excited to continue sharing my research and connect with new and long time colleagues.  If you are at this conference – I’d love to see you at one of my sessions I’ve listed below or even get […]
Going International | Presenting at ACPA 2016 - Today kicks off ACPA’s Annual Convention, which went international to Montreal, Canada. I thought I would cut back a bit from last years convention – so instead of presenting seven sessions, I’m only doing six 😉  If you are at this conference – I’d love to see you at one of my sessions or even get a wave, hug […]
Dissertation Download Available: Developing Digital Student Leaders - I am thrilled to share that my dissertation is finally accessible online!!! Despite graduating seven months ago with my doctorate, the release of my dissertation as open access took on a much longer process. Maybe it was due to the 524 pages or the 50 social media posts included. Or maybe the academic process just […]
Publishing Announcement: Going Digital in Student Leadership | New Directions for Student Leadership - Lisa Endersby and I are thrilled to announce we have been selected to serve as Co-Editors for an upcoming “New Directions for Student Leadership” (NDSL) sourcebook, to be published in Spring 2017, tentatively titled, “Going Digital in Student Leadership.” The book will cover a variety of topics including how technology impacts all stages of the […]
Student Transitions, Stress and Social Media - How can theories created twenty years ago help educators understand student development through a digital lens? I recently used Nancy Schlossberg’s (1995) Transition Theory as part of my dissertation to do just that. This theory looks at identity through transitions and the perceptions one has during them. I wondered during my research, would Schlossberg “like” social […]
Why I (and most college students) Love Snapchat - I ❤️ Snapchat. In the moment, low pressure and twenty-four hours later it is gone. I have been getting to know the application for a while, but recently on vacation I really started to get the appeal. This will be far from a tutorial post about Snapchat. I will do my best to provide resources – […]