Judy Donovan

Ashford has the best faculty development opportunities at any institution I have been a part of, and the faculty members are wonderful; I love learning and growing here.

Judy Donovan, EdD

Faculty

Biography

Dr. Judy Donovan is the Program Chair for the Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media in the College of Education at Ashford University. She obtained her Doctorate in Instructional Technology and Distance Learning from Nova Southeastern University. She holds Master’s degrees in Library Information Systems (Indiana University/Purdue University), Educational Leadership (Western Michigan University), Early Childhood Education (Grand Valley State University), and Business Administration (Eastern Michigan University). Her Bachelor’s degree in General Studies was earned at the University of Michigan. Dr. Donovan teaches courses in library media, library science, educational technology and information literacy, as well as the graduate-level Education Capstone course. She says, “I have been impressed with Ashford University since I began teaching here. Ashford has the best faculty development opportunities at any institution I have been a part of and the faculty members are wonderful, so I love learning and growing here.” Dr. Donovan resides in Port Huron, MI with her husband.

Publications: Peer Reviewed Journals

1.      Sorensen, C., Donovan, J. (2017). An examination of factors that impact the retention of online students at a for-profit university. Online Learning, 21(3). Retrieved from: https://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj/article/view/935 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v21i3.935.

2.      Hollandsworth, R., Donovan, J. & Welch, M. (2017). Digital Citizenship: You Can’t Go Home Again. Tech Trendshttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-017-0190-4

Other Publications: Conference Proceedings, Books, Edited Articles, Book Chapters

1.      Donovan, J., Adkins, J., Carpenter, D. (2015). Online Instructors: the New Face of Education. Chapter in Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities, Encourages Women's Studies. Scarecrow Press

Selected Presentations

1.      Donovan, J. (2017, November). What do our students know about Digital Citizenship? Ashford University Teaching and Learning Conference, San Diego, Ca.

2.       Hall, B & Donovan, J. (2016, November) Online instructor perceptions of online course design elements and instructional time. Ashford University Teaching and Learning Conference, San Diego, Ca

3.      Donovan, J. & Hall, B. (2016, October). Online instructor perceptions of online course design elements and instructional time. College of Education Professional Development Conference, San Diego, Ca

4.      Donovan, J. and Sorensen, C.  (2015, November).   An investigation into factors that impact retention of online students. Ashford University Teaching and Learning Conference, San Diego, Ca.

5.      Sorensen, C. and Donovan, J.  (2015, October).   An examination of factors that impact the retention of online students at a for-profit university. Online Learning Consortium Conference, Orlando, FL

Education

Degree
Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology and Distance Learning
Institution
Nova Southeastern University
Degree
Master of Arts in Library Information Systems
Institution
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Degree
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
Institution
Western Michigan University
Degree
Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education
Institution
Grand Valley State University
Degree
Master of Business Administration
Institution
Eastern Michigan University
Degree
Bachelor of Arts in General Studies
Institution
University of Michigan

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