Faculty Development

At Johnson & Wales University, we believe faculty development is a key component of providing a quality education for our students. Learn more about how JWU is investing in and supporting our faculty and their professional work and career development.

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Faculty Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation

In alignment with 2017: The Centennial Plan, the Faculty Center for Academic Excellence & Innovation has been established to advance JWU’s culture of educational excellence by offering programs that support faculty work and career development.

Our Purpose

The Faculty Center serves as the vibrant hub of professional development for all JWU faculty.

By offering a diverse menu of programs, workshops and other opportunities, the Faculty Center helps faculty advance their academic careers, strengthen collaborative relationships with colleagues, enhance student engagement, and sustain their academic vitality at the university.

Our Programs

Our programs focus on thematic areas central to academic work, including:

  • Teaching & Learning: Focused, interactive, application-based sessions on specific teaching and learning topics that have immediate and direct applicability to faculty work
  • Scholarship: Programs that assist faculty in moving their teaching to publication or presentation through sequential, hands-on sessions with teacher-scholar peers
  • Career Advancement & Leadership Development: Integrated programming to help faculty navigate the promotion process, prepare their dossiers for promotion, as well as enhance their leadership skills
  • Mentoring: Collaborative relationships that support the professional career needs of faculty at all stages of their careers
Based at JWU’s Providence Campus, the Faculty Center also has offices on our North Miami, Denver and Charlotte campuses to provide parallel professional development to faculty there.
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Center for Research and Evaluation

Conduct your scholarly research with the support of Johnson & Wales University’s Center for Research and Evaluation (CRE).

Work with the center to find external funding for your research, develop manuscripts for submission to journals and produce papers to present at state, regional and national conferences.

Whether you’re a member of the education community or a JWU faculty member, graduate student or alumni, the center can connect you with resources to support your research efforts and professional development.

Contact Robert Gable, CRE director, at 401-598-2952 to get involved.

JWU Research Fellows

Billups, Felice

Braun, Donna

Brett, Ann

DeMagistris, Denise

DiPaola, Thomas

Filippelli, Lawrence

Gable, Robert, CRE director

Jasparro, Ralph

Kiley, Meghan L.

Kim, Min

Kite, Stacey

Perakslis, Christine

Poplaski, Stephen

Sivula, Martin

Invited Research Fellows

Brian Bartolini, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, Providence College

Timothy Ryan, policy analyst, Rhode Island School Superintendents Association

Goals

The goals of our Center for Research and Evaluation are to

  • Increase and enhance scholarly activities of JWU faculty
  • Enhance faculty community service focused on scholarship, research and evaluation activities
  • Obtain external funding for research activities and communication of CRE’s research documents
  • Support RI educators' educational and school improvement efforts through research and evaluation projects

Mission

The Center for Research and Evaluation will focus on research, faculty professional development and service to education leaders. Specifically, the CRE will:

Support school improvement efforts through the conduct of a scholarly research agenda by Graduate School faculty and students.

Support faculty, doctoral students and alumni in the development of research papers for 

presentation at state, regional and national conferences, and the development of manuscripts for submission to journals.

Provide professional development for faculty and graduate students in the areas of research design, data analysis and program evaluation.

Identify and seek state, federal and foundation external funding to support the conduct of scholarly research and professional development.

Create opportunities for doctoral students to participate in faculty sponsored research projects not related to their dissertations.

Collaborate with educational leaders in conducting action-based research which will enable RI educators to improve the performance of their students.

Establish working relationships with the following RI and New England professional groups to facilitate and support mutual research interests: RISSA, RIASP, RIASBO, ARIASE, RIMLE, RI-ASCD, NASPA – Region I, and NEAIR.

Develop this website to disseminate CRE fellows' research materials and enable education leaders in the region to access and add to resources available through this website.

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Faculty Research Papers and Publications

These conference papers and journal articles are written by our faculty and research fellows here at Johnson & Wales University. Topics include:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Food Safety and Foodborne Illness
  • Higher education
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • K-12 education
  • Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Research Methodology
  • School finance and student achievement
  • Teacher education
  • Technology

Download and read the conference papers, or contact the journal/first author for article reprints

Cyberbullying

Filippelli, L. P., Kite, S. L., & Gable, R. K. (2008, April). Assessing Middle School Students’ Knowledge of Conduct/Consequences and Their Behaviors Regarding the Use of Social Networking Sites (29K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Hyannis, MA.

Gable, R. K., Ludlow, L. H., McCoach, D. B., & Kite, S. L. (2010, October). Construct Invariance of the Survey of Knowledge of Internet Risk and Internet Behavior Knowledge Scale (73K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Gable, R. K., Ludlow, L. H., McCoach, D. B., & Kite, S. L. (2011). Development and validation of the Survey of Knowledge of Internet Risk and Internet Behavior. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 71(1), 217-230.

Kite, S., Gable, R., & Filippelli, L. (2008). Cyberbullying and internet predators: A concern for educators and parents. The Researcher, 46(3), 15.

Kite, S. L., Gable, R. K., & Filippelli, L. (2010). Assessing middle school students’ knowledge of conduct/consequences and their behaviors regarding the use of social networking sites. The Clearing House, 1939-912X, 83, 158-163.

Kite, S. L., Gable, R. K., & Filippelli, L. P. (2008, October). Relationship of Gender, Grade Level, and School Demographics to Middle School Students’ Knowledge of Appropriate Behavior and their Behaviors in Using Social Networking Site (53K PDF). Paper presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Kite, S. L., Gable, R. K., & Filippelli, L. P. (2009, April). Parental Involvement in Students’ Safe Use of the Internet (64K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Kite, S. L., Gable, R. K., Filippelli, L. P. (2010, October). Assessment of Students’ Knowledge of Internet Risk and Internet Behaviors: Potential Threat to Bullying and Contact by Internet Predators (56K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, October, 2010, Rocky Hill, CT.

Food Safety and Foodborne Illness

Hicks, D., Pivarnik, L, Leydon, N., & Gable, R. K. (September, 2013). Assessing knowledge and attitudes of US healthcare providers about benefits and risks of consuming seafood. Journal of Food Science, 75-80.

Madaus, J. W., Pivarnik, L., Patnoad, M., Scarpati, S., Richard, N., Hirsch, D. W., Carbone, E., & Gable, R. (2010). Teaching food safety skills to students with disabilities. Teaching Exceptional Children. 42(4), 44-51.

Pivarnik, L. F., Patnoad, M. S., Richard, N. L., Gable, R. K., Hirsch, D.W., Madaus, J., Scarpati, S., Carbone, E. (2009). Assessment of food safety knowledge and attitude of high school and transition teachers of special needs students. Journal of Food Science Education. 8(1), 13-19.

Pivarnik, L. F., Richard, N. L., Patnoad, M. S., & Gable, R. K. (2011). Assessment of food knowledge and attitudes of managers of residential childcare institutions (RCCI) in the Northeast. Food Protection Trends, 32(6), 296-308.

Higher Education

Becker, S. P., & Gable, R. K. (2009, May). Self-Efficacy and Post-Secondary First-Term Student Achievement (113 PDF). Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Becker, S. P., & Gable, R. K. (2009, October). The Relationship of Self-Efficacy with GPA, Attendance, and College Student Retention (125K PDF). Paper presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Billups, F. D.  (2015). Strategic planning in the academy: Reflections on what really matters. Planning for Higher Education Journal, 43(3).

Billups,F. D. (2014).Trustworthiness and thequest for rigor in qualitative research.The NERA Researcher, 52,10-12.

Billups, F. (2014, October). Jumping into the abyss: Life after the Doctorate. (324K PDF) Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Billups, F. D. (April, 2013). The privilege and the challenge: Storytelling and the doctoral experience. Paper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Billups, F. D. (2011). Collegiate administrator perceptions of organizational culture: An analysis of metaphors (237K PDF). Paper presented at the Northeast Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Rocky Hill, CT.

Billups, F. D. (2011). College student perceptions of student life programs. Paper presented at the Northeast Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Rocky Hill, CT.

Billups, F.D., & Kite, S. L. (2010). Perceptions of doctoral students regarding factors contributing to student success. Paper presented at the Northeast Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Rocky Hill, CT.

Billups, F. D. (2010) Applying Tinto's model to assess doctoral student satisfaction, The NERA Researcher, 48(2), 22-23.

Billups, F.D., & Kite, S. L. (2009). Surviving a doctoral program: Student perspectives of support services. Paper presented at the Northeast Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Rocky Hill, CT.

Billups, F. D. (2008). Measuring college student satisfaction: A multi-year study of the factors leading to persistence. Paper presented at the Northeast Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Rocky Hill, CT.

Billups, F. D. (1995). Begin at the beginning. In K. M. Alvino (ed.), Strategic planning: A human resources tool. Washington, D.C.: CUPA

Billups, F. D., & DeLucia, L. A. (1990). Integrating institutional research into the organization. In J. B. Presley (ed.), Organizing for effective institutional research offices. New Directions for Institutional Research, 66, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Jasparro, R., & Billups, F. D. (2013). Faculty curriculum styles: Do style preferences influence the preparation of aspiring teachers?

Digital proceedings from a paper presentation at the Northeast Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Rocky Hill, CT.

Jasparro, R.J., & Billups, F.D. (2012). Faculty Curriculum Styles: Do Style Preferences Influence the Preparation of Aspiring Teachers? (233K PDF)

Paper presentation at the Northeast Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Rocky Hill, CT.

Jasparro, R. (2006, February). Strategic planning: Is it worth the effort? The superintendent’s perspective (153K PDF). E-Journal of Organizational Learning and Leadership.

Lindsey, D. C., & Gable, R. K. (April, 2013).  College-ready urban Black, Hispanic, or biracial students: Why are they not applying to college? Paper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Stamm, C., & Gable, R. (2015, April).  Analyzing the voluntary student participation in optional exam review sessions with academic self-efficacy and academic performance (587K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization. Portsmouth, NH.

Vohs, C. H., Gable, R. K., Ward, V. L., Martel, R. L., Barresi, J., & Slocumb, D. (2008, October). Anxiety and Depression as Comorbid Factors in Drinking Behaviors of Undergraduate College Students Attending an Urban Private University in the Northeastern United States (247K PDF). Paper presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Zemba, B., & Billups, F. D. (2009, October). Diversity Education and Student Perceptions of Campus Climate (200K PDF). Paper presented at the 40th annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Hospitality & Tourism

Guchait, P., Kim, M. G., & Namasivayam, K. (2011). Error management at different organizational levels – frontline, supervisor, and company,International Journal of Hospitality Management 31, 12-22.

Guchait, P., Kim, M. G., & Roseman, M. (2014). Error management at multiple organizational levels: impact on customer self-esteem and delight. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 17(5), 450-471.

Hyun, S. S., & Kim, M. G. (2015). Negative effects of perceived crowding on perceived value and brand identification among luxury cruise passengers. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 32 (3), 241-259.

Kim, M. G., Lee, C.H., & Mattila, A. S. (2014). Determinants of customer complaint behavior in a restaurant context: The role of culture, price level, and customer loyalty. Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 23, 885-906.

Kim, M., G., & Mattila, A. S. (2010, January). A Test of the Appraisal Structure of Interest and Relationship between Interest and Behavioral Intention: Applications in the Hospitality Industry

(54K PDF). Presentation at the 15th Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality & Tourism, Washington, DC.

Kim, M. G. & Mattila, A. S. (2010). “The impact of mood state and surprise cue on satisfaction," International Journal of Hospitality Management, 29, 432-436.

Kim, M. G., & Mattila, A. S. (2013). Does a surprise strategy need words?: The effect of explanations for a surprise strategy on customer delight and expectations. Journal of Services Marketing, 27(5), 361-370.

Kim, M. G., Wang, C., & Mattila, A. S. (2010). The relationship between consumer complaining behavior and service recovery: an integrative review, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 22(7), 975-991.

K-12 Education

Adriano, J., & DiPaola, T. (2010, April). Teenagers’ Reasons for Listening to Music and the Students’ Perception of the Effects of Listening When Completing School Assignments (111K PDF). Paper presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Alba, D. J., & Gable, R. K. (October, 2012). School safety planning: Barriers to implementation perceived by district leadership and first responders. Paper presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Alba, D. J., & Gable, R. K. (2011). Crisis preparedness: Do school administrators and first responders feel ready to act? (257K PDF) Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Bateson-Taupin, A., Brady, S., Gable, R. (May, 2014). Students characterized as proficient and nonproficient on a state reading assessment: Analysis of their oral language and reading skills (552K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Dover, VT.

Braun, D., Billups, F., & Gable, R. K. (April, 2013). Transforming equity-oriented leaders: Principal residency network program evaluation – full paper. Paper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Braun, D., Billups, F., & Gable, R.  (2013). Transforming equity-oriented leaders: Principal residency network program evaluation.The International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 8(1),161-182. http://www.ncpeapublications.org/attachments/article/561/Braun.pdf

Braun, D., Billups, F., & Gable, R. (2015, April). Equity-oriented leadership: Closing Intra-school achievement gaps. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.    

Braun, D., Gable, R., Kite, S. (2011). Situated in a community of practice: Leadership preparation practices to support leadership in K-8 schools. The International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation. 6(1).

Braun, D., Gable, R., & Kite, S. (2011). Relationship Among Essential Leadership Preparation Practices and Leader, School, and Student Outcomes in K-8 Schools. The International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation. 6(2).

Braun, D., Gable, R. K., & Kite, S. L. (2008, October). Relationship Among Essential Leadership Preparation Practices and Leader, School, and Student Outcomes in K-8 Schools (244K PDF). Paper presented at the 39th meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Casale, M., & Jasparro, R. (2011, October). Teachers’ perceptions of professional development: An exploration of delivery models (252K PDF). Paper presented at the Northeastern Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Rocky Hill, CT.

Casey, M. K., & Gable, R. K. (2011). Beginning teachers’ perceptions of preparedness to differentiate instruction for diverse learners (389K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Evans, E., & Gable, R. K. (2013). Effects of implementing school-wide positive behavioral intervention and supports in an alternative school setting (467K PDF). Paper presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Hedges, J., & Gable, R. (2014, October). The relationship of reading motivation and self-efficacy to reading achievement (570K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Holmquist, C. H., Gable, R. K., & Billups, F. D. (2013). The relationship between self-efficacy and persistence in adult remedial education (337K PDF). Paper presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Holmquist, C., & Gable, R. K. (2014, May). The Relationship Between Academic Self- efficacy and Persistence in Adult Remedial Education: A Replication Study (569K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Dover, VT.

Humbyrd, M., & Gable, R. K. (2010). The relationship of personality traits to satisfaction with the team: A study of interdisciplinary teacher teams in Rhode Island middle schools (228K PDF). Paper presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Jasparro, R., & Burns, R. (2010). Implementation of Formative Assessment Strategies Perceived by High School Students and Teachers: Professional Development Implications (321K PDF). Paper presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Keegan, M., & Gable, R. K. (2015, October). A Mixed Methods Study of the Causes of Chronic Absenteeism in a Large, Urban High School (615K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeaster Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT.

Kiley, M. L., & Gable, R. K. (2013). Validation of the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) using GPA, PSAT, and SAT scores (847K PDF). Paper presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Kiley, M. L. (April, 2013). Assistive technology: Identifying professional development needs of independent school teachers. Paper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Kiley, M. L. (2013, Summer). Cognition, Affect, and Behavior: Graduate Research Sheds Light on Student Selection in Independent Schools.Memberanda, 17-18

Kiley, M. L., & Gable, R. K. (April, 2013). Admissions counselors’ perceptions of cognitive, affective, and behavioral correlates of student success at an independent high school: A Mixed Methods Study. Paper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Kiley, M. L., & Gable, R. K. (2013, October). Validation of the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) using GPA, PSAT, and SAT scores (648K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rock Hill, CT.

Kiley, M. L., & Graham, T. (2014,December). Boosting lower school inquiries, applicants, and enrollment. SSAT Professional Development Webinars.

Kite, S. L., Gable, R. K., & Filippelli, L. F. (2013). Cyber threats: A study of what middle and high school students know about threatening behaviors and Internet safety. International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments. 1(3), 240-254.

Laliberte, K., & Gable, R. (2014, October). Inquiry-based instruction: Cultivating analytic habits of the mind with 21st century skills, a quantitative approach (550K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Laliberte, K., Gable, R. K., & Billups, F. (2014, May). Inquiry-based Instruction - Cultivating Analytical Habits of Mind with 21st Century Skills: A Qualitative Study (100K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Dover, VT.

Millen, R., & Gable, R. K. (2015, April). A new era of learning, teaching, and technology: Teachers’ perceived technological pedagogical content knowledge and self-efficacy towards differentiation (90K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization. Portsmouth, NH.

Millen, R., & Gable, R. K. (2015, October). Closing the gap between technological and best practice innovations (100K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT.

Morse, B. C., & Jasparro, R. (2010, October). Virtual education in Rhode Island’s K-12 public schools: Current status and perceptions of administrators (360K PDF). Paper presented at the Northeastern Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Rocky Hill, CT.

Reeves, A., & Braun, D. (2012). What if every day was “American Indian Day?” In A. Honigsfeld, & A. Cohan. (Eds.) Breaking the mold of education for culturally and linguistically diverse students: Innovative and successful practices for the 21st Century schools. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Richardson, T., DiPaola, T., & Gable, R., K. (April, 2013). An examination of data-sharing procedures of former juvenile offenders re-enrolling into mainstream public schools. Paper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Richardson, T., DiPaola, T., & Gable, R. K. (2012, October). Former juvenile offenders re-enrolling into mainstream public schools (452K PDF). Paper presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Skeldon, M. A., & Jasparro, R. (April, 2013). Perceptions of judges toward rigor of high school senior capstone projects at a northern RI charter school. Paper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Sollitto, M., & Gable, R. K. (2012,October). Characteristics of at-risk students (87K PDF). Paper presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Sollitto, M. J., & Gable, R. K. (2011). Perspectives of suburban public school teachers on the characteristics of students at-risk for dropping out of school (303K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Torregrossa, K., & Gable, R. K. (2015, April). Aligning professional development based on educator evaluations to support educator practice (2K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization. Portsmouth, NH.

Torregrossa, K., & Gable, R. K. (2015, October). Aligning professional development to an educator evaluation data system to support new teachers (100K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT.

Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Beck, C. T., & Gable, R. K. (2012). A mixed methods study of secondary traumatic stress in labor and delivery room nurses. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 2, 1-14.

Beck, C. T., Gable, R. K., Sakala, C., & Declercq, E. R. (2011). Post-traumatic stress disorder in new mothers: Results from a two-stage U.S. national survey. Birth, 38(3), 216-227.

Beck, C. T., & Gable, R. K. (2000). Postpartum Depression Screening Scale: Development and psychometric testing. Nursing Research, 49, 272-282.

Beck, C. T., & Gable, R. K. (2001). Further validation of the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale. Nursing Research, 50, 155-164.

Beck, C. T., & Gable, R. K. (2001). Comparative analysis of the performance of thePostpartum Depression Screening Scale with two other depression instruments. Nursing Research. 50, 242-250.

Beck, C. T., & Gable, R.K. (2005). Screening performance of the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale – Spanish Version. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 16(4), 331-338.

Beck, C. T., Kurz, B., & Gable, R. K. (2012). Concordance and discordance of the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale and Patient Health Questionnaire-9 in an ethnically diverse sample. Journal of Social Service Research, 38, 439-450.

Beck, C. T., LoJiudice, J., & Gable, R. K. (2015). Skaken belief in the birth process: A mixed methods study of secondary traumatic stress in certified nurse-midwives. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. 60(1), 16-23.

Beck, C. T., Gable, R. K., Sakala, C., & Declercq, E. R. (2011). Postpartum depressive sympomatolgy: Results from a two-stage U.S. national survey. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 56(5), 427-435. (Received the Best Research Article of the Year Award from the journal).

Beck, C. T., & Gable, R. K. (2005). The Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS). In C. Henshaw & S. Elliott (Eds.), Screening for perinatal depression (pp. 133-140). London: Jessica Kingley Publishers.  

Research Methodology

Beck, C. T., & Gable, R. K. (2001). Item response theory in affective instrument development: An illustration. Journal of Nursing Measurement. 9, 5-22.

Beck, C. T., & Gable, R. K. (2001). Ensuring content validity: An illustration of the process. Journal of Nursing Measurement. 9(2), 201-215.

Billups, F. D. (2015 in press). Decoding mixed methods designs: What do they all mean? The NERA Researcher.

Billups, F. D. (2014). Trustworthiness and the quest for rigor in qualitative research. The NERA Researcher, 52, 10-12.

Billups, F. D. (2012, Fall). Conducting focus groups with college students: Strategies to ensure success (273K PDF). Association for Institutional Research - Professional File, 127, 1-12.

Billups, F. D. (2012). Qualitative data analysis: An overview for beginning qualitative researchers (2.5MB PDF). The Researcher, 50(1), 8-10.

Billups, F. D. (2011). Using metaphor analysis to uncover organizational culture, The NERA Researcher, 49(2), 22-23.

Billups, F. D. (2013). Focus group research: What makes a focus group a focus group? The NERA Researcher, 51, 10-11.

Billups, F. D. (2015, in press). The quest for rigor in qualitative studies: Strategies for institutional researchers. Association for Institutional Research E-AIR Online.

Billups, F. D.  (2015). Strategic planning in the academy: Reflections on what really matters. Planning for Higher Education Journal, 43(3), 41-44.

Gable, R. K., Kiley, M. L. (2014). Test review - Entrepreneurial Personality Assessment – EPA. Mental Measurements Yearbook. (19th ed.), Buros Institute for Mental Measurements, Lincoln, NB.

Gable, R. K., Kiley, M. L. (2014). Test review - How I Think about Drugs and Alcohol (HIT-D&A) Questionnaire. Mental Measurements Yearbook. (19th ed.), Buros Institute for Mental Measurements, Lincoln, NB.  

Gable, R. K. (April, 2013). Construct validity: An illustration of examining validity evidence based on relationships to other variables using correlation, multiple regression and discriminant function analysis. Paper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Gable, R. K., Ludlow, L. H., & Kite, S. L. (2012, October). Using Rasch residuals to analyze the demographic characteristics of respondents with unexpected incorrect answers: Implications for construct validity (196K PDF). Paper presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

McCoach, D. B., Gable, R. K., & Madura, J. P. (2013). Instrument development in the affective domain. New York: Springer.

Tuthill, E., Butler, L., McGrath, J., Cusson, R., Makiwane, G., Gable, R., & Fisher, J. (2014). Cross-cultural adaptation of instruments assessing breastfeeding determinants: A multi-step 

approach. International Breastfeeding Journal,9(16),1-8. http://www.internationalbreastfeedingjournal.com/content/9/1/16

School Finance & Student Achievement

Simpson, P., Gable, R. K., & Kite, S. L. (2007, October). Patterns of District Performance in Student Achievement: Connecting Resources to Student Achievement (213K PDF). Paper presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Simpson, P., Gable, R. K., & Kite, S. L. (2008, October). Connecting Resources to Student Achievement: Assessment of the Indeterminacy of District Performance (211K PDF). Paper presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Simpson, P., Gable, R. K., & Kite, S. L. (2009, May). An Investigation of a Methodology to Assess District Performance (181K PDF). Paper presented at the 41th annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Teacher Education

Casey, M. K., & Gable, R. K. (April, 2012). Perceived efficacy of beginning teachers to differentiate instruction (362K PDF). Paper presented at the 44th annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Association, Portsmouth, NH.

Jacob, M., & Gable, R. K. (2009, May). Expectations for Career and Social Support by Mentors and Mentees Participating in Formal Elementary and Secondary School Mentoring Programs (199K PDF). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Humbyrd, M. D., & Gable, R. K. (2010, October). The Relationship of Personality Traits to Satisfaction with the Team: A Study of Interdisciplinary Teacher Teams in Rhode Island Middle Schools (142K PDF). Paper presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Ribeiro, J. J., & DeMagistris, D. (2009, May). Does a Co-Learner Delivery Model in Professional Development Affect Teachers’ Self-Efficacy in Teaching Mathematics? (38K

PDF). Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Ribeiro, J. J., & DeMagistris, D. (2011, April). Does a Co-Learner Delivery Model in a Mathematics Methods Course Affect Pre-service Teacher Candidates’ Self-Efficacy in Teaching Mathematics? (79K PDF). Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, New Bedford, MA.

Technology

Drew, J., Esposito, M., & Perakslis, C. (2004). Utilization of robotics in higher education. (335K PDF)Information Systems Education Journal, 4(2), 3-13.

Hecht, H., Mayier, M., & Perakslis, C. (2014). Pervasive connectivity: The thriving hotel of the future. Published in IEEE Xplore and presented at Social Implications for Pervasive Computing (SIPC 2014) and in conjunction with Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom2014), Budapest, Hungary: March 2014.

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