Felice D. Billups

Professor,  College of Arts & Sciences


Contact Information
Felice D. Billups
I teach courses in research methods and in organizational theory/behavior. My research focuses on collegiate culture/subcultures, qualitative and mixed methods research approaches, organizational effectiveness, and the doctoral student experience.”

Bio

Felice Billups joined Johnson & Wales University after working for nearly 30 years as a college administrator, specializing in educational research, strategic planning, institutional accreditation and program review/assessment.

Billups teaches courses in research methods and in organizational theory/behavior. Her research focuses on collegiate culture/subcultures, qualitative and mixed methods research approaches, organizational effectiveness, and the doctoral student experience.

Areas of Expertise

  • Research Methods (Specializing in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Designs)
  • Organizational Theory and Behavior
  • Collegiate Culture, Subculture Studies

Recent Publications

  • Billups, F.D. (January 2020), Qualitative data collection tools: Design, development, and applications. The Qualitiative Research Methods Series (book), Vol. 55. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. US.Sagepub.com
  • Billups, F.D. (December 2019). Empowering faculty who teach adults: Implications for higher education, In J. Gregory (ed.), School leadership for learning: Learning theory to improve professional practice. TopHat Publishing.
  • Billups, F. D. (July 2018). Ask eAIR: Sources and applications of qualitative research for institutional research projects, eAIR Association for Institutional Research Newsletter. 38(6). Airweb.org
  • Billups, F. D., & Borstel, S. (2018). Advancing a community of practice: Reflections from the field one year later. Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice. Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate. Impactinged.pitt.edu
  • Braun, D., Billups, F. D., & Gable, R. K. (2017). Equity-oriented leadership: Leadership practices to increase equity through closing intraschool achievement gaps. Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 1(1).  Go.Southernct.edu
  • Billups, F. D. (Fall 2017). Organizational culture? Organizational climate? Is there a difference? The NERA Researcher, 56. Nera-Education.org
  • Billups, F. D. (August 2017). Ask eAIR: Mixed methods for institutional research professionals, eAIR Association for Institutional Research Newsletter, 37(8). Airweb.org
  • Braun, D., Gable, R. K., & Billups, F. D. (2016). Evolving an accelerated school model through student perceptions and student outcome data. Journal of Educational Issues, 2(2). Macrothink.org
  • Billups, F. D. (Fall 2016). Applying Krueger and Casey’s classic approach to focus group data analysis. The NERA Researcher, pp. 10-11. Nera-Education.org

Certifications

  • Certificate, Human Subjects Research Training (CITI Program), #29476648
  • Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) Certification, #1328332 National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Extramural Research Certification
  • Certificate, Management of Nonprofit/Arts Organizations, URI

Professional Service/Memberships

  • Board of Directors for Rhode Island State Representative, New England Educational Research Organization
  • Board of Directors, Northeastern Educational Research Association
  • Strategic Planning Committee, NEAIR
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Qualitative Methods
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
  • Editorial Board, Planning for Higher Education Journal
  • Reviewer, Impacting Education Journal (CPED)
  • Textbook Reviewer, Sage Publishing
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
  • International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics: Data Science and Institutional Research Subgroup
  • International Institute for Qualitative Methodology
  • Mixed Methods International Research Association
  • New England Educational Research Organization
  • Northeast Association for Institutional Research
  • Society for College and University Planning

Sample Courses

  • EDUC 7006: Research I: Educational Research for Higher Education Leaders
  • EDUC 7031: Organizational Theory & Behavior in Higher Education
  • EDUC 9005: The Field Research Project
  • EDUC 9010: Doctoral Dissertation