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Research Highlights from the SSMI Team

Research Highlights

SSMI and Higher Education Focused - Research Since 2013

Publications

Edwards, J. T. (2016). Incorporating the Diversity of Academic Disciplines in a College-Wide First Year Seminar Course to Address University Problems. National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment - Degree Qualifications Profile. Tarleton State University.

Edwards, A. C., Baker, C., Edwards, J. T. (2016, June). The impact of age and online readiness on final grades in an open online course. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. Retrieved from www.itdl.org/Journal/Jun_16/Jun16.pdf.

Edwards, J. T. & Maben, S. (2015). Social media internships: A case study of a student-run social institute. Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication.

Maben, S., Edwards, J., & Malone, D. (2013, November ) Online Engagement Through Facebook Groups in Face-to-Face Undergraduate Communication Courses: A Case Study. Southwestern Mass Communication Journal. Retrieved from http://swmcjournal.com/journal/

Edwards, J. T., Holley, T., Horton, C., Howard, C., & Wakefield, G., Goen, K., Parnell, P., Helvie-Mason, L. (2017). Public speaking and beyond – Student workbook (8th ed.). Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil Publishing

Edwards, J. T., Holley, T., Horton, C., Howard, C., & Wakefield, G., Goen, K., Parnell, P., Helvie-Mason, L. (2016). Public speaking and beyond – Student workbook (7th ed.). Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil Publishing

Edwards, J. T., Holley, T., Horton, C., Howard, C., & Wakefield, G., Goen, K., Parnell, P., Helvie-Mason, L. (2015). Public speaking and beyond – Student workbook (6th ed.). Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil Publishing

Presentations—last five years:

Carter, D. & Edwards, J. T. (2016, December). LEAP Texas Faculty Fellows: High Impact Educational Practices and Degree Qualifications Profile. 2016 LEAP Texas Conference, Dallas,, TX.

Edwards, J., Elmore, K., & Johnson, C. (2015, December). Get digital or get out of the way: Overcoming our collective fear of technology. Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

Edwards, J. T. (2013, November). Higher Education Professional and Social Media: Creating and Sustaining Personal and Professional Boundaries. Presented at Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators, Fall Conference – New Professionals Institute, Houston, TX.

Edwards, A., Baker, C., & Edwards, J.. (2015, March). 55 Social Media Tips for #HigherEd Faculty and Staff - SxSWEdu, Austin, TX. SxSWEdu, Retrieved from http://sxswedu.com/news/2014/more-70-sessions-panelpicker-added-programming-lineup#sthash.P9z0cskj.dpuf

Edwards, A. & Edwards, J. (2015, March 8). Getting “in tune” with distance learners using Blackboard communities. Texas Distance Learning Association Conference. Dallas, TX.

Edwards, J. & Maben, S. (2014, November). Incorporating social media responsibility in (SMR) communication classrooms. Texas Speech Communication Association, Lubbock, TX.

Baker, C., Maben, S., & Edwards, J. T. (2014, April). Women in Higher Education and Connectivism. Texas Women in Higher Education Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Edwards, J. Maben, S., & Stafford, P. (2014, March). How to Launch a Student-Run Social Media Endeavor, SxSWEdu, Austin, TX.

Maben, S., Helvie-Mason, L. H., & Edwards, J. T. (2014, March). Social Media Integration and First-year Seminars, First-Year Experience Conference. San Diego, CA.

Edwards, J,. (2013, November). The Crisis Management Fail: A Case Study of Social Media Usage and Failure in a Higher Education Emergency Situations. National Communication Association Conference – Connecting Stakeholders and Organizations through Social Media in Crisis Communication: Opportunities and Challenges, Washington, DC.

Edwards, J,. (2013, November). Connecting with Introductory Speech Students Through an Outline-Based Assignment on Google Documents . National Communication Association Conference – Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S) Session III, Washington, DC.

Edwards, J. (2013, November). Academic Advising Services Centers’ Utilization of Facebook as a Means to Virtually Connect with Undergraduate Students. National Communication Association Conference – Scholar to Scholar: Education, Leadership, and Social Support, Washington, DC.

Edwards, J., Maben, S., Mulhern, Y., Edwards, A., Johnson, J., & Miller, H. (2013, November). Providing the Undergraduate Training and Development Internship of a Lifetime: Training and Development, Social Media, Undergraduate Research, and Connections with Faculty, Staff, and Community Leaders. National Communication Association Conference, Washington, DC.

Edwards, J. (2013, November). Pinterest as an Icebreaker and Team builder Mechanism in Small and Large Group Settings - Innovative Techniques for Training Professionals. National Communication Association Conference, Washington, DC.

Edwards, J. T. (2013, November). Academic Affairs + Student Affairs = Student Success. Presented at Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators, Fall Conference, Houston, TX.

Edwards, J. T. (2013, April 15-17). Multicultural Initiatives to Promote Traditionally Under-Represented Students’ Success for an Inclusive Campus. Symposium on the Recruitment and Retention of Students of Color, Savannah, GA.

Faulkner, B., & Helvie-Mason, L. New Perspectives in Mentoring, “Mentoring to the max: An
innovative approach to embedded mentoring,” Albuquerque, NM (October 22, 2015).

Helvie-Mason, L., International Society for Educational Biography, "#HandsUpDontShoot and
#BlackLivesMatter - Activism, digital media, and the duality of the political and professional selves," St. Louis, MO. (April 24, 2015).

Helvie-Mason, L. (Author Only), Faulkner, B. (Presenter & Author), Excellence in Teaching
(EIT), "Mentoring to the max: How to enrich student retention with peer-to-peer mentoring," Center for Instructional Innovation - Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX. (April 9, 2015).

Helvie-Mason, L., Diversity Leadership Conference, "Strength, Stamina, and Construction of
Identity: Women's Paths to (Self-) Acceptance," Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. (February 21, 2015).

Helvie-Mason, L., Diversity Leadership Conference, "The Social Mediated Woman: Exploring
Self, Others, Social Issues, and "Face" in the Digital Age," Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. (February 21, 2015).

Helvie-Mason, L., Texas Social Media Conference, "#SocialHigherEd - One Minute Idea
Exchange, Best Practices and Best Results," Texas Social Media Research Institute, Fort Worth, Texas. (November 7, 2014).

Helvie-Mason, L., Texas Social Media Conference, "Social Media Policies and their use in
Higher Education," Texas Social Media Research Institute, Fort Worth, Texas. (November 7, 2014).

Helvie-Mason, L., International Society for Educational Biography, "Diversity Initiatives and
the Use of Narrative in Intensive Mentoring Programs," Toronto, Canada. (April 25, 2014).

Maben, S. K. (Author Only), Helvie-Mason, L. (Presenter & Author), Johnson, J. (Presenter &
Author), Hosterman, A. (Presenter & Author), Annual Convention for Southern States Communication Association, "Social Media and Undergraduate Research — the Future for Student Researchers," Southern States Communication Association, New Orleans, LA. (April 3, 2014).

Maben, S. K. (Presenter & Author), Helvie-Mason, L. (Presenter & Author), Excellence in
Teaching Conference, "Twitter + Advocacy: A multicultural fusion for undergraduate research," Center for Instructional Innovation at Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX. (March 28, 2014).

Helvie-Mason, L., Rhodes, X. (Presenter Only), Terra, T. (Presenter Only), Holland, A.
(Presenter Only), Leon, R. (Presenter Only), Perez, A. (Presenter Only), Gadoury, C. (Presenter Only), Jones, D. (Presenter Only), Cooper, A. (Presenter Only), Diversity Leadership Conference, "Bold Leadership: Women's Leadership that Breaks Beyond the Brick and Mortar Boundaries of Campus," Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. (March 22, 2014).

Helvie-Mason, L., MacAlister, M. (Presenter Only), Blake, S. (Presenter Only), Diversity
Leadership Conference, "Trapped Inside your Head: Depression, Discovery, and Campus Life after Diagnosis," Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. (March 22, 2014).

Maben, S. K., Helvie-Mason, L., Edwards, J., 33rd Annual Conference on the First-Year
Experience, "Social Media Integration & First-year Seminars." (February 17, 2014).

Parnell, P. (Presenter & Author), Helvie-Mason, L. (Presenter & Author), National
Communication Association Conference, "Allies, Awareness and Advocacy: Connecting the Dots between Faculty, Staff and Students Through Allies Training." National Communication Association, Washington D.C. (November 2013).

Helvie-Mason, L., Texas Social Media Conference, "Shared Blogs: Enhancing Connections,
Strengthening Community Within Groups," Texas Social Media Research Institute, Fort Worth, Texas. (November 8, 2013).

Hall, R. (Presenter & Author), Helvie-Mason, L. (Presenter & Author), National Center on Race
and Ethnicity, "MENtal Freedom - Breaking the Boundaries on Higher Education through Intensive Mentoring of Traditionally Under-Represented College Males," University of Oklahoma, New Orleans, LA. (May 31, 2013).

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