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Dr. Carla J. Thompson

Biography:

Dr. Carla J. Thompson is a Professor in the Department of Research and Advanced Studies with a joint appointment in the Department of Nursing, College of Education and Professional Studies and Usha Kundu, MD College of Health, and Director, Community Outreach Research and Learning (CORAL) Center, a Florida Board of Governors sanctioned center.

She teaches educational research, statistics, and evaluation courses; advises doctoral students, directs UWF CORAL Center, chairs dissertation committees, and serves the research/statistics needs of the Nursing Department.

Thompson, who joined UWF in 2006, previously was Associate Professor of Graduate Educational Statistics and Research and Director of CORAL.

Thompson’s research has examined the effects of breastfeeding education on Native American women, healthy energy and emotion in elderly populations, responsible conduct of research conduct, homeless veterans, test statistics anxiety and improving employability for people on welfare.

Publishers include Journal of Workforce Development, International Journal of Special Education, Journal of Research and Advanced Studies, and Mathematics Education Research Journal, and Accountability in Research Journal.

These peer-reviewed publications are in addition to chapters that she has written for books.

Thompson’s recent research focused on characteristics of homeless high school students, teachers’ perceptions and intercultural sensitivity, techniques of teaching social science statistics, and research integrity for sensitive populations. 

CORAL engages UWF graduate students in authentic research and evaluation projects, serves community-based organizations by conducting applied research and evaluation projects, and promotes applied research and publication efforts of UWF graduate faculty.

Thompson has a B.S. in Mathematics, a M.T.A. in Mathematics Education, and an Ed. D. in Research and Evaluation/Educational Leadership, all from the University of Tulsa. In addition, she did Post Masters Work in Curriculum and Instruction at Oklahoma State University and Post Doctorate Work in Educational Technology at the University of California at Berkley.

Degrees & Institutions:

Thompson received a B.S. in Mathematics, a M.T.A. in Mathematics Education, and an Ed. D. in Research and Evaluation/Educational Leadership, all from the University of Tulsa. In addition, she did Post Masters Work in Curriculum and Instruction at Oklahoma State University and Post Doctorate Work in Educational Technology at the University of California at Berkley.

Research:

  • Research Integrity and Sensitive Populations

Current Courses:

  • Doctoral Advanced Theory
  • Research, Statistics
  • Measurements
  • Evaluation
  • Psychometrics
  • Curriculum Design
  • Grant Writing

Classes Taught:

    • Doctoral Level Advanced Theory
    • Research, Statistics
    • Measurements
    • Evaluation
    • Psychometrics
    • Curriculum Design
    • Grant Writing

Special Interests:

Thompson loves to write poetry for relaxation.

Publications:

    Book Chapters: 

    • Thompson, C. J.  & Havard, B.  (2014). Virtual research integrity.  Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition Hershey, PA:  IGI Global.   
    • Thompson, C. J. (2009).  Online learning teams, Chapter 221.Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition. Hershey, PA:  IGI Global.DOI:  10.4018/978-1-60566.
    • Thompson, C. J.  (1982). Integrating computer literacy into the middle school curriculum. Chapter 4 of the 1982 NCTM Yearbook:  The Middle School. Reston, VA:  NCTM.

    Monographs:

    • Thompson, C.(2012).  Effects of breastfeeding education on Native American new mothers in Oklahoma:  Examining responsible conduct of research with indigenous groups.  Monograph of the International Research Forum:  National Association of Hispanic and Latino & Affiliates.
    • Caillouet, K., Schuler, P.  & Thompson, C.  (2012). Healthy emerging energies and emotions in elderly populations:  Exercise and social engagement.  Monograph of the International Research ForumNational Association of Hispanic and Latino & Affiliates.

    Manuscripts under Review:

    • Thompson, C., Bridier, N., & Sommerville, L., (2016). Exploring stress, coping, and decision-making considerations of Alzheimer’s disease family caregivers. Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Manuscript under review
    • Thompson, C., Sommerville, L., Bridier, N., Howard, M., & Barber, K. (2016). Adolescent homelessness: A phenomenological case study. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, Manuscript under review
    • Thompson, C. & Bagwell, D. (2016).Teaching graduate social science statistics using high-impact practices and community-based integrity research: A case study. Teaching in Higher Education, Manuscript under review, ID: CTHE-2014-0139. 
    • Thompson, C., Sommerville,. L., Bridier, N. , Howard, M. , Malley, P. & Bagwell, D. (2016). Homeless high school students: Exploring selected characteristics and considerations. Journal of Education for Students Placed At-Risk, Manuscript under review, ID: HJSP-2014-0043.

    Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

    • Cotten, C.  & Thompson, C.  (2016). High-Impact practices in social work education: A short-term study abroad service learning trip to Guatemala. Journal of Social Work Education (in press)
    • Burkart, K.  & Thompson, C.  (2016). Intercultural sensitivity and global competency: Pre-service teachers’ perceptions. Journal of Teacher Education, (in press)
    • Hoyt, R. E., Snider, D. & Thompson, C. (2016). IBM Watson analytics: Automating visualization, descriptive, and predictive statistics. Journal of Medical Internet Research, doi: 10.2196/jmir.5810. http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/jmir.5810.
    • Tran, X., & Thompson, C. (2015).  Application of game theory in tourism. Tourism Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 20 (6), (in press)
    • Grant, A., Thompson, C, & Reis, R. (2015). Quantitative approaches in life cycle assessment-Part 2- multivariate correlation and regression analysis. The International Journal of Life Cycle, No. JCLA-D-15-0072R1.
    • Thompson, C. (2014).  Responsible conduct of research: Assessment of doctor of education candidates, graduate faculty, and curriculum considerations. Innovative Higher Education, ISSN:  0742-5627. Netherlands: Springer DOI: 10.1007/s/10755-014-9289-0.
    • Burkart. K. & Thompson, C. (2014). Intercultural mindedness: Teachers left behind. Florida Association of Teacher Educators’ Journal, 14 (1), 1-14. http://www.fatel.org/journals/2014/burkartandthompson.pdf.
    • Thompson, C., Flores. P., Bridier, N., & Whatley, J. (2014).  Using quantitative observation instruments for analyzing behaviors, Journal of Research and Advanced Studies, II (I), 29-50. ISBN:  978-0-9883104-3-8.  
    • Caillouet, K.  A., Schuler, P. , & Thompson, C. J. (2014).  Using the profile of mood states-brief to examine effects of an exercise intervention on mood states in the elderly, Journal of Research and Advanced Studies, II(I), 59-70.  ISBN:  978-0-9883104-3-8.
    • Thompson, C. J. &Bridier, N. L. (2013). Homeless aging veterans in transition: A life-span perspective. Journal of Aging Research, ID: 570407(10). Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2013/570407.
    • Flagg, S.  & Thompson, C. J. 2013).  An overview of test anxiety: A literature review. Journal of Research and Advanced Studies, I (II), 29-50. ISBN: 978-0-9883104-3-8.
    • Aaberg, W., Thompson, C., & Shaffer, M. (2013). Exploring insights of an evaluation of a meteorology & oceanography program for training navy officers. Business and Economic Research Journal, 3 (1), 1-13.  ISSN: 2162-4860. 
    • Thompson, C. & Davis, S. (2013). Community-based learning experiences of graduate students within applied statistics and science: Emerging insights. Journal of Community Engagement in Higher Education, 5(1), Terra Haute, Indiana: Indiana State University. 
    • Thompson, C. & Davis, S. (2013). Classroom observation data and instruction in primary mathematics education: Improving design and rigor. Mathematics Education Research Journal, Online First. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13394-013-0099-y.
    • Thompson, C., (2012). Theories, theoretical frameworks, and quantitative research, Journal of Research and Advanced Studies,1(1), 1-30. ISBN:  978-0-9883104-3-8.
    • Thompson, C. (2012). Improving instructional decision-making by observing technology integration in the classroom: A case study   Journal of Technology Integration in the Classroom, 4(1), 5-14.  ISSN:  2150-5251.
    • Thompson, C., Podemski, R., & Brown, H. (2012). Infusing responsible conduct of research (RCR) in a regional comprehensive university. Accountability in Research, 19(2), 114-141. DOI: 10.1080/08989621.2012.660081. 
    • Aaberg, W. & Thompson, C. (2012). Infusing two models of evaluation into a military environment:  A case study.  Performance Improvement, 51(1), 17-25.  DOI:  10.1002/pfi21237.
    • Thompson, C. (2011).Improving the use of data in early reading intervention programs in northwest Florida.  Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 1(1), 1-16.  DOI: 10.5590/JERAP.2011.01.1.xx.
    • Thompson, C. (2011). Multi-sensory intervention using observational research.    International Journal of Special Education, 26(1), 202-214.  ISSN:   0827 3383.
    • Aaberg, W. & Thompson, C. (2011). Combining a human performance model and a six sigma model to assess performance in a military environment. Performance Improvement, 50(1), 36-48.
    • Thompson, C. & McCann, P.(2010). Re-designing college algebra for student retention: Results of a quasi-experimental research study. Math AMATYC Educator, 2(1), 34-43.
    • Thompson, C., Bourget, E. & Brown, H.  (2010).Improving welfare employability: Exploring factors for predicting employment of welfare-in-transition participants. Journal of Workforce Development, Washington, DC: National Association of Workforce Development Professionals.
    • Thompson, C. (2009). Preparation, practice, performance: Empirical examination of the impact of standards-based instruction on secondary students’ math and science achievement. Research in Education, May 1, 2009, Copyright Manchester University Press Nov 1996. Provided by ProQuest, LLC.
    • Aaberg, W., Thompson, C., West, H., & Swiergosz, M. (2009). Performance improvement: Applying a human performance model to organizational processes in a military training environment. Performance Improvement, 48(5), 16-24.
    • Thompson, C. (2009, March). Educational statistics authentic learning CAPSULES: Community action projects for students utilizing leadership and e-based statistics. Journal of Educational Statistics, 17(1), ISSN: 1069-1898.   
    • Scott, D., Crow, M.  & Thompson, C. (2009). Tempest in a therapeutic community. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 49(1), 39-51. 
    • White, J. & Thompson, C.  (2007). Tomorrow’s teachers, tomorrow’s technologies: Pre-service education students in business-industry internships.  Business Review.
    • Thompson, C. (2007, February).  Internet interventions for females facing fears in mathematics, Educational Leadership, online, Alexandria, VA:  Association of Curriculum and Development.        
    • Thompson, C. (1998).  Integral role of Tulsa Community College in the preparation of math and science teachers, Virginia Commonwealth Journal of Math/Science Education, VMSC:       Virginia Math and Science Coalition.
    • Thompson, C. (1982, September). The community college: An administrator’s resource for educational computing, Journal of Secondary School Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals.
    • Thompson, C. (1983). CLIMB: A two-year college approach to technology in mathematics education, Journal of Computers in Science and Mathematics Teaching, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. 
    • Thompson, C. (1982). Computer sorting with kids. The Arithmetic Teacher. Reston, VA:  NCTM.

    Invited National Blog:

    • Thompson, C. & Podemski, R. (2011). Invited PSI Blog: Infusing Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) into the Curriculum. Project for Scholarly Integrity Website by Invitation (2/16/2011): Council of Graduate Schools. 

    Published Proceedings, Poster Sessions, and Paper Series:

    • Thompson, C. & Bourget, E. (2016). Virtual assistance labs and just-in-time-online proactive feedback: Reducing statistics anxiety in graduate students, [National Award Session for Effective Practices] Online Learning Consortium Annual Conference, April 20-22, 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Thompson, C. (2015). Community-based research: A natural venue for research access and publishing. Invited Keynote Address for the 47th Annual Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (RMERA) Conference, October 21-23, 2015, Claremore, OK.  
    • Thompson, C. & Nguyen, G. (2015). Examining high-impact practices in graduate statistics for the social sciences: Brief research report accepted for presentation for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Research Conference, April 13-15, 2015, Boston, MA. 
    • Thompson, C. & Nguyen, G. (2015). Using classroom observational data to predict achievement in elementary mathematics. Research Session for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting, April 16-19, 2015, Boston, MA.
    • Nguyen, G. & Thompson, C. (2015). Investigating changes in middle school students’ motivation levels in mathematics: Brief research report presentation for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Research Conference, April 13-15, 2015, Boston, MA.
    • Thompson, C. Bridier, N.  & Sommerville, L.  (2015).   Exploring stress, coping, and decision-making considerations of Alzheimer’s family caregivers, American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) Annual Conference , Las Vegas, February 11-16, 2015.
    • Thompson, C. (2015).   Adolescent homelessness:  A phenomenological case study. Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, February 11-16, 2015.  
    • Lucena, R.  & Thompson, C.  (2014). Balance & strength training in older adults: Impact of a six-week intervention on balance related measures, Poster Session accepted for presentation at The Gerontological Society of America, 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, November 5-9, 2014, Washington, DC.
    • Thompson, C.  & Bourget, E.  (2014). Homeless veterans in transition:  Social justice considerations, Poster Session presentation at the Second Annual Military and Social Work Conference for June 6-7, 2014, St Leo University, St. Leo, Florida.   
    • Thompson, C.  & Nguyen, G.  (2014). Examining problem-based learning in graduate statistics for the social sciences.  Proceedings:  2014 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference, April 7-9, 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Thompson, C. J. (2014). Responsibly conducting research within face-to-face and virtual environments, Proceedings:  Southwest Educational Research Association: 37th Annual Meeting, February 10-13, 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana. 
    • Thompson, C. J. (2013).  Research ethics assessment in doctoral programs, Proceedings: Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association: 45th Annual Meeting, October 24-25, 2013, University of central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma.      
    • Thompson, C. J. (2013). Integrating Community Outreach Research and Learning (CORAL) Projects in Teaching Statistics in the Social Sciences Athens Institute for Education and Research Sciences and Engineering Research Division:  Research Unit of Mathematics and Statistics Paper Series, No. MAT2013-0471Located on the ATINER website at http://www.atiner.gr/papers.htm
    • Thompson, C. (2013). Integrating community outreach research and learning (CORAL) projects in teaching graduate statistics in the social sciences.  Proceedings:  Annual International Conference on Mathematics Education and Statistics Education, Athens Institute for Education and Research, June 17-21, 2013, Athens, Greece. 
    • Thompson, C. (2013). Research ethics: Institutional assessment of doctoral candidates and graduate faculty. Proceedings: Florida Association of Institutional Research Conference, January 31-February 1, 2013, Tampa, Florida.  
    • Thompson, C. & Davis, S. (2013).  Predictive relationships among uses of technology in elementary mathematics classrooms and student achievement: Graduate Mathematics education students engaged in community-based observational research. ProceedingsSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, March 25-29, 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Davis, S.  & Thompson, C. (2013). Engaging females in physical science teaching and technology: Reducing misconceptions of the minority “stereotype threat”. ProceedingsSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, March 25-29, 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Tyler, B., Barber, K., Todd, M. & Thompson, C. (2013). Symposium presentation: “Raising the roof on student achievement: Bridging achievement gaps with evaluation data”. Proceedings: International Reading Association Annual Conference, San April 18-22, 2013, San Antonio, Texas.
    • Thompson, C. (2012).  Infusing responsible conduct of research (RCR) into graduate teaching and learning in a masters-intensive regional university:  Sustaining the environment.  Proceedings:  International Institute for SoTL Scholars and Mentors Ecology of Teaching and Learning, May 31-June 3, 2012, Los Angeles, California.  
    • Thompson, C. (2012). Homeless veterans in transition: A lifespan perspective. Proceedings: Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, November 2-3, 2012, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
    • Thompson, C. & Podemski, R. (2012) Infusing research integrity principles and practices in a regional university graduate program: An implementation model, Proceedings for Quest for Research Excellence 2012 by the Office of Research Integrity, Washington, DC, March15-16, 2012.
    • Thompson, C.  & Bourget, E. (2011). Improving instruction by improving the use of data: Using I-pads for classroom observations. Proceedings: Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, October 24-27, 2011, Granbury, Texas.
    • Thompson, C. & Bourget, E. (2011). Improving Instruction by Improving the Use of Data: Using I-Pads for Classroom Observations. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 (pp. 3229-3234). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/38318
    • Thompson, C. (2011). Innovations for Improving the Use of Data in Early Reading Intervention Programs in Northwest Florida, Proceedings: Phi Delta Kappa International Conference, February 17-18. 2011. Atlanta Georgia.
    • Thompson, C. (2011). Infusing Research Integrity Principles and Practices into a Regional University Graduate Program: An Implementation Model, Proceedings: American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference. April 8-12, 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Thompson, C. (2010). “Improving the Use of Data in Early Reading Intervention Programs in Northwest Florida”, Proceedings: Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, October 27-28, 2010, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
    • Thompson, C. (2006). “An empirical examination of technology-enhanced strategies for teaching college algebra”, Proceedings: EISTA Conference, July 21-23, Orlando, Florida.
    • Thompson, C., ed. (1986).  Computer Literacy by B. Pffagennberger, New York: Little Brown Publishers.
    • Thompson, C. (1983, April). “Computer literacy in the two-year college curriculum”, Proceedings of the National Educational Computing Conference, Baltimore, MD: NECC.

Keywords: educational research, Native American women breastfeeding, elderly people exercise and involvement, research ethics and integrity and sensitive populations, characteristics of homeless teens, aging homeless veterans, test anxiety, math and statistics anxiety, Community Outreach Research and Learning Center at UWF

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