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Faculty Spotlights

Julia Ballenger, Ph.D., (she, her, hers)

JBallenger 

AWARDS

PDK Distinguished Educator, 2019 

2020 Regents Professor

2020-2022 Faculty Senate President

2021 ICPEL Living Legend

2022 Willystene Goodsell Award: The award itself was named for Willystine Goodsell, who is described by the Research on Women and Education Special Interest Group, the group that sponsors the award and operates underneath AERA, as having “dedicated her life to advancing opportunities and equal education for women.”

Editor: Research on Women and Education, Information Age Series Book,

Editor: Advancing Women in Leadership Journal (the only open-access journal related to women in leadership, founded in 1996) www.advancingwomen.com

Editorial Board and Peer Reviewer:  The International Journal of Organizational Innovation,

https://www.infoagepub.com/products/Girls-and-Women-of-Color-In-STEM-Navigating-the-Double-Bind

https://www.infoagepub.com/products/Girls-and-Women-of-Color-In-STEM-Journeys-in-Higher-Education

PUBLICATIONS

2016

Women of Color in STEM: Navigating the Workforce (Research on Women and Education) Paperback – Unabridged, December 1, 2016

https://www.amazon.com/Women-Color-STEM-Navigating-Workforce/dp/1681237067

2020

Girls and Women of Color In STEM: Navigating the Double Bind in K-12 Education

Edited by:
Barbara Polnick, Texas A&M University
Julia Ballenger, Texas A&M University, Commerce
Beverly Irby, Texas A&M University
Nahed Abdelrahman, Texas A&M University

A volume in the series: Research on Women and Education. Editor(s): Beverly Irby, Texas A&M University. Julia Ballenger, Texas A&M University, Commerce.

2021

Women of Color In STEMNavigating the Double Bind in Higher Education

Edited by:
Beverly Irby, Texas A&M University
Nahed Abdelrahman, Texas A&M University
Barbara Polnick, Texas A&M University
Julia Ballenger, Texas A&M University, Commerce

A volume in the series: Research on Women and Education. Editor(s): Beverly Irby, Texas A&M University. Julia Ballenger, Texas A&M University, Commerce.

In Press 2021

Girls and Women of Color In STEM: Their Journeys in Higher Education

https://www.infoagepub.com/authors/nahed-abdelrahman

Edited by:
Nahed Abdelrahman, Texas A&M University
Beverly Irby, Texas A&M University
Julia Ballenger, Texas A&M University, Commerce
Barbara Polnick, Texas A&M University

A volume in the series: Research on Women and Education. Editor(s): Beverly Irby, Texas A&M University. Julia Ballenger, Texas A&M University, Commerce.

Mei Jiang, PhD

Mei Jiang

Publications:
Jiang, M., Arrambide, M., Munoz, A. (in press). Effective Practices in Facilitating Non-traditional Adult Learners' Dissertation Writing in an Online Doctoral Program. Journal of Educators Online. 

Jiang, M., & Koo, K. (2020). Emotional Presence in Building an Online Learning Community Among Non-traditional Graduate Students. Online Learning, 24(4).http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v24i4.2307

Jiang, M., & Lu, S. (2020). To empathize, or not empathize in educational leadership. Journal of Organizational & Educational Leadership, 5(3), 1-20. 

Jiang, M., Ballenger, J., & Holt, W. (2019). Educational leadership doctoral students’ perceptions of the effectiveness of instructional strategies and course design in a fully online graduate statistics course. Online Learning, 23(4), 296-312. http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v23i4.1568

Services: 
2020-2021, Co-chair Elect, AERA SIG Research on Women and Education (RWE)
2019- 2020, Diversity Task Force Chair, AERA SIG Research on Women and Education (RWE)