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Ray Francis, Ed.D.

  • ​Education
  • Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, 1992, West Virginia University
  • Program Areas
  • Educational Leadership
  • Teacher Education
  • Courses Taught
  • EDU 853 - Evolving Internet Learning
    EDU 814 - Differentiated Instruction in Online Learning
    EDU 776 - Issues in Education
    EDU 662 - Applied Educational Measurement and Evaluation
    EDU 660 - Methods of Educational Research
    EDU 515 - Managing Classrooms and Learning Environments
    EDU 458 - Student Teaching
    EDU 433 - Global Pre-Student Teaching Elementary Field Experience
    EDU 325 - Middle Level and High School Teaching Methods
    EDU 107 - Introduction to Teaching
  • Research Interests
  • Student motivation in blended and online learning. Concept mapping. Authentic assessment. The synchronous & asynchronous communication cycle. Using global experiences to build the professional knowledge base of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • ​​​Publications
  • Deschaine, M. E., Francis, R. W, & Whale, D. E. (Eds.). Effective educational social media. Houston, TX: NCPEA/IPEL Press. 
  • Deschaine, M. E., Francis, R. W., & Sharma, S. A. (Accepted for Publication, 2018). Ensuring due process for data-driven errors: Establishing policies to address errors in responsible analytics and data mining in education. In Corbiel, R., Corbiel, M, & Kahn, B. (Eds.), Responsible analytics and data mining in education: Global perspectives on quality, support, and decision-making. New York, NY: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.  
  • Deschaine, M.E. & Francis, R.W. (Accepted for Publication, 2017). Succession planning for administrative positions: Supporting order during tumultuous transitions. A chapter in Research on the Superintendency: The Contemporary Superintendent: (R)evolutionary Leadership in an Era of Reform. Edited by L.E. Wallace and M. Mountford. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publications. 
  • Francis, R. W. & Deschaine, M. E. (2016, Spring). Improving pre-service mentoring through the implementation of process improvement guidelines (PIGs). The Field Experience Journal, 8-25.  
  • Francis, R. W., & Deschaine, M. E. (2016, Summer). Making a priority of the partnership. PDS Partners, 12(1), 12-14. Francis, R. W. (2016). Promoting learning through the IER model of reflection. In Blyth, B., Sweet, C., & Carpenter, R. (Eds.), It Works for Me, Metacognitively.  Stillwater, Oklahoma: New Forums Press. 
  • Francis, R. W., & Deschaine, M. E. (2016). Building sustainable professional development school partnerships. Annual Meetings of the Michigan Academy, Saginaw Valley State University, March 4, 2016. Michigan Academician, 44(2), 120-121. doi:
  • Additional Publications and Presentations
    • Additional Documents
    • Vitae
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