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2014 Faculty Fellows

T. Price Dooley

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Dr. T. Price Dooley, Assistant Professor in Public Administration is exploring the quality of online courses as it relates to human capital development.





 Layne Morsch


Dr. Layne Morsch, Associate Professor in Chemistry, is researching how different technologies can increase the interactions among students in an online class.





Elissa Thomann Mitchell

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Dr. Elissa Thomann Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Child and Family Studies in Human Services, is researching the use of asynchronous debate as a way to promote collaboration and critical thinking among online students.



 Traci Van Prooyen


Dr. Traci Van Prooyen, Assistant Professor in Teacher Education, is developing and implementing a more comprehensive rubric and discussion board system that promotes the value of collaboration, synthesis, and support in the use of online discussion boards.