Faculty Spotlight: Spring 2015 Faculty Research Grant Recipients, Part 2
We are going to spend the next few weeks spotlighting the recipients of the Spring 2015 faculty Research grants. Get to know these distinguished faculty members below!
Names: Karen Manning, Ph.D., Angela Robbins, Ph.D.
University: University of Cincinnati
Title of Proposal: Increasing Student Engagement and Positive Learning Outcomes in Online Problem Based Learning through the Use of On Demand Video Feedback
Karen Crawford Manning brings over 35 years of business experience to the University of Cincinnati faculty. With increasing levels of responsibility in brand and product management with companies like Procter & Gamble, Schering Plough and Sara Lee, Manning went on to become President of 360 Connect LLC, a Cincinnati based marketing and advertising consulting firm. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University and Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. She has been part of the University of Cincinnati for 5 years as an adjunct faculty member in the Lindner College of Business where she most recently received the 2015 Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award.
Angela Robbins is the Lindner College of Business Senior Instructional Designer. She holds a MSE in Curriculum and Instruction and a MS in Instructional Design for Online Learning. Angela has served as a Program Director in both UC’s Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy and as an Adjunct Instructor in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human Services. She provides instructional and program design expertise for the development and support of the LCB online eLearning programs. She is responsible for assisting faculty in the design of online coursework and instructional practices, development of learning resources, and re-visioning of courses and course segments to electronic delivery methods. Angela is excellent at translating pedagogical research and practice into instructional curriculum specifically crafted to produce desired learning outcomes. – See more at: http://business.uc.edu/technology/InstructionalDesign/IDS-AboutUS.html#sthash.K642rUcn.dpuf
Name: Martha Mann, Ph.D.
University: University of Texas at Arlington
Title of Proposal: Measuring and enhancing student performance among RNs enrolled in a BSN program through online participation
Dr. Martha Mann is a Distinguished Teaching Professor and an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington. She began as an R.N. in general surgery and neurosurgical nursing, and then began teaching surgical technicians. She earned a B.A. in Biology and a M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts. To coalesce her interests in biology and psychology, she pursued and completed a Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Albany specializing in Biopsychology (now called Behavioral Neuroscience).
Dr. Mann became an Assistant Professor in 1983 and Associate Professor in 1989 at UT Arlington. There, she also served as the Campus Director of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program, an NSF-supported project that seeks to increase the number of historically underrepresented people in science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) fields. She also has been instrumental in planning and coordinating a university-wide research and creative activity symposium for undergraduate and graduate students called the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES).
Over a period of many years in higher education, Dr. Mann has conducted research on the genetic, hormonal and developmental aspects of behavior. She is currently studying phenotypic variation among several species of sea turtles, enjoying many collaborative efforts with her colleagues in Mexico. She is keenly interested in the science of online learning and teaching especially as it relates to reflection, critical thinking and student engagement. In the near future Dr. Mann will be studying aspects of cognition that appear to be re-shaped by the use of the internet and related technologies.