IDT

lhemphill Leaunda S. Hemphill, Ph.D.

Professor and Graduate Advisor

Horrabin Hall 95D
309-298-1186
LS-Hemphill@wiu.edu

Research Interests: Online program and course development and evaluation, learning strategies for computer-based and online training, virtual learning environments, global e-learning, cross-cultural educational collaboration, technology integration in the schools, web-based and face-to-face professional development and evaluation, visual and digital literacy, strategies for handling cyber bullying situations.


 

 

 

 
Education Publications Presentations Related Works Subjects Taught
Education

Ph.D. - Instructional Design and Technology - Utah State University
Dissertation title: Development of a learner profile for computer-based training. Chair: M. David Merrill

Certified Online Learning Administrator (Illinois Online Network, University of Illinois)

Master Online Teacher Certificate  (Illinois Online Network, University of Illinois)

M.S. - English (Theory and Practice of Writing Emphasis) - Utah State University
Thesis title: How international graduate students and international professors collaboratively write technical journal articles.
Chair: Keith Grant-Davie

B.S. - Secondary Education (Earth Science and English) - Utah State University

B.S.  - Geology - University of Missouri-Columbia

Selected Publications

Hemphill, L. (2013). Flipping professional development: Development of a master instructor certificate for university instructors with a twistProceedings  of the  Society for Information Technology  & Teacher Education International Conference 2013.

Mahadewi, L.P.P., Hamilton-Hancock, D., & Hemphill, L.S. (2011). A study of the effectiveness of using social networking sites in online collaborative projects. Proceedings of the 24th ICDE World Conference 2011, Nusa Dua, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

Myers, J.J., McCaw, D.S., & Hemphill, L.S. (2011). Responding to cyber bullying: An action tool for school administrator. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

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Hemphill, L.S., & McCaw, D.S. (2009). Modeling professional development training that worked. In L.T.W. Hin, & R. Subrananiam (Eds.), Handbook of Research on New Media Literacy at the K-12 Level: Issues and Challenges (2nd ed., pp. 808-822). 2nd Ed. Hersey, PA: IGI Global. 

Hemphill, L.S. (2009). Using technology to support a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, and methods. Invited author. Illinois Reading Council Journal 37(2), 54-58.

Hemphill, L.S., Hemphill, H.H., Yoon, S-W, & Zhang, L. (2008, April).  On the road to cross-cultural understanding: U.S. and Chinese graduate students collaboratively examine technology issues in the classroom. Classroom Culture and Dynamics. Editor: E.P. Velliotis. Chapter 8 (pp. 159-173), Nova Publishing.

Hemphill, L.S., Wood, A.M., Hemphill, H.H., & Ingram, D. (2007). Developing a virtual community of instructors and teaching assistants: A case study. Midwest Journal of Educational Communications and Technology 1(1). Macomb, IL: IAECT.

Hemphill, L.S., & Hemphill, H.H. (2007). Evaluating the impact of guest speaker postings in online discussions. British Journal of Education Technology 38(2), 287-298.

Zhang, L., & Hemphill, L.S. (2007). An instructional design model of technology integration focusing on technology. China Educational Technology Journal (4), 1-8.

Selected Presentations/Workshops

Biswell, C., & Hemphill, L., (2013, Nov. 1). Development of a departmental online graduate advising area: Lessons learned.   2013 Association for Educational Communications and Technology Conference. Anaheim, CA. 

Hemphill, L., Hamilton-Hancock, D., & Hemphill, H. (2013, Nov. 1). Construct and critique: Development and assessment of student-generated online social networking sites. 2013 Association for Educational Communications and Technology Conference. Anaheim, CA. 

Alber, J., Hamilton-Hancock, D., Hemphill, H., & Hemphill, L. (2013, Apr. 26). Adapting the Discern Instrument to evaluate health information on YouTube. 2013 AAHE/AAHPERD Convention. Charlotte, NC.

Myers, J.J., & Hemphill, L. (2012, Feb. 24). Digital divide in the educational process: Establishing standards and addressing conduct. General Session Presentation. Missouri Association of Rural Education 2012 Conference. Resort at Port Arrowhead, Lake Ozark, MO.

Mahadewi, L.P., & Hemphill, L.S. (2010, Oct. 28). The effects of incorporating a social networking site into project-based instruction on student participation and collaboration. 2010 AECT International Convention, Anaheim, CA.

Hemphill, L.S., Hamilton-Hancock, D., & Hemphill, H.H. (2011, Aug. 5). Evaluating online health science discussions for interactivity and level of critical thinking. International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. University of Cambridge. Cambridge, UK.

Hemphill, L., McCaw, D., Jia, X., & Hemphill, H. (2010, Apr. 2). Free and fun online tools for assessing student learning. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 21st International Conference. San Diego, CA.

Mahadewi, L.P., & Hemphill, L.S. (2010, Nov. 18). Developing an online module in Moodle. 17th Annual Illinois Education & Technology Conference, Springfield, IL.

Hemphill, L.S., McCaw, D.S., & Hemphill, H.H. (2010, Jan. 9).  TAG, You’re IT (Institutional Transformation): Assessing the assessment process. Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 8-11, 2010. University of Illinois (Proposal was double-blind peer reviewed.)

Hemphill, L.S., Myers, J., Roskamp, T., Borgia, L., & Carper, G. (2009, Oct. 31). Cyberbullying through the eyes of administrators and teachers: What is happening in our schools? 2009 AECT Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.

Awards and Recognitions

COEHS Faculty Scholar, 2010-2011

Provost Award for Excellence in Technology, 2008-2009.

COEHS Excellence Award for Excellence in Teaching with Technology, 2008-2009.

Provost Award for Excellence in Internationalizing the Campus, 2007-2008.

COEHS Excellence Award for Excellence in Internationalizing the Campus, 2007-2008.

Related Work Experience   

Consulting

Conducting cyber bullying workshops and presentations for K12 school administrators and staff

Conducting online and blended online course development workshops conducted in China and U.S. K12 schools (e.g., United Township High School, Moline, IL; Kewanee High School, Kewanee, IL)

Developed Debt Financing Workshop and Customer Service online workshop websites for Western Illinois Entrepreneurship Center, Macomb, IL.

Developed an educational research methods course for an online educational institution’s instructional design program.

Evaluated online and face-to-face professional development curriculum and workshops on technology integration/engaged learning for Chicago Public School teachers, principals, and parents.

Advised an educational research institution on how to revise the content and activities of their online graduate course on reading literacy for secondary school teachers.

Developed an evaluation tool for evaluating the instructional effectiveness of an online zoo educational website.

Developed an instrument for testing adaptive learning strategies in computer-based training; this was the prototype for the front-end profiling tool now used by the corporation for their products.

Researched literature and wrote reviews for software development company.

Co-authored user manuals such as an automatic tracing system for an elementary education reading computer program.

Developed online and print hardware and software documentation manuals for engineering, hardware, and software companies.

Designed ad copy for a major exercise equipment manufacturer.

Worked as an information dissemination editor and writer at a major water research laboratory.

Wrote, designed, and edited online and print publications such as technical publications, proposals, publicity releases, newsletters, reports, posters, slide shows, presentation papers, and brochures.

Created and field-tested science training curriculum modules for elementary education teachers; developed training videos; and trained field technicians in the use of the modules.

Wrote user documentation, technical manuals, training material, brochures, catalogs, and newsletter articles for hardware and software products.

Developed and conducted training seminars for clients.

Worked in  customer service, including pre/post sales support, proposal writing, system packaging, product evaluation and testing, programming assistance, conference and trade shows, customer and in-house staff training, and troubleshooting of hardware and software problems.

Coordinated sales activity and proposal writing in the India market for an electronics company, including bids to government and university agencies, and coordination sales representatives.

Wrote winning proposals for outreach program funding for the science program from organizations such as the Ronald MacDonald House Charities.

Academic

IDT Graduate Advisor 

Pedagogy Faculty Associate for Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research - 2009-present

Assistant Professor, Technology in Education (TIE) Program, College of Education, National-Louis University, Wheaton, IL

Assistant Professor/ Facilitator of Instructional Technology, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL

Adjunct Faculty:

      Illinois Online Network, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
            Teach the  “Student Assessment in Online Courses” online course to higher education faculty members, technical staff, and
            administrators. As part of a team, I helped develop the Quality Online Course Rubric, as well as evaluated many community
            college courses using the rubric. I also serve as an Ask ION Expert who provides answers about traditional and online
            education for the online learning community.

      Office Administration and Technology, South Suburban College, South Holland, IL
      English Department, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
      Academic Computing Department, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught  

IDT 285 Technology Integration Standards for Pre-Service Teachers 

IDT 500 Preseminar

IDT 503 Microcomputer Applications in Instructional Technology

IDT 504 Technology Applications for the Classroom Teacher

IDT 515 Telecommunications and Distance Learning

IDT 516 Internet Resources for Education and Training

IDT 517 Classroom Integration of the Internet and Multimedia

IDT 529 Integration of Computer-Based Technology in Schools

IDT 534 Technology Issues and Professional Development for Educators

IDT 536 Video Production for Multimedia

IDT 539 Hardware, Operating Systems, and Networking in the Schools

IDT 553 Designing Content for K12 Hybrid Classes

IDT 553 Integrating Innovative Technologies into Your Classroom

IDT 560 Visual Literacy

IDT 591 Independent Study

IDT 595 Technology, Planning, and Research

IDT 756 Planning for Technology










Selected Publications/Articles

Allwardt, D. (forthcoming). Teaching with Wikis: A Cautionary Tale of Technology in the Classroom.  Journal of Social Work Education.

Allwardt, D. (2010).  [Review of the book Lifting our voices: The journeys into family caregiving of professional social workers by J.O. Beckett].  Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(6), 568-570.

José, H., Parreira, P., Thorson, J.A., & Allwardt, D. (2007).  A factor-analytic study of the Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale with a Portuguese sample.  North American Journal of Psychology, 9(3), 591-606.

Allwardt, D. A. & Anderson, D. K. (2006). Cultural competent health care practice with elders. [8 electronic modules]. MedEdPORTAL. Available from: http://www.aamc.org/mededportal, ID = 254.

 

Grant Activities

Allwardt, D. & Zellmann, K. (2008-2011). Curriculum Development Institute Program.  Award: $5,000 + up to $3,500 travel expenses. Grantor: Hartford Foundation and the Gero-Ed Center.

 

Selected Presentations

Allwardt, D. (2010, October). “A Historical View of Gerontological Social Work: The Contributions of Ollie Randall”.  Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting, Portland, OR.

Allwardt, D. (2010, March). “In Search of the Long-term Nursing Aide.”  Poster presented at the                American Society on Aging’s Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Allwardt, D., & Venzon, J. (2009, November). “What went wrong with the Wiki?” Paper co-presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

 

Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers; Gerontological Society of America;
American Society on Aging; Council on Social Work Education; Society for Social Work and Research

 

Awards and Recognitions

Diversity and Multicultural Leadership Faculty Award. Spring 2007.
Nancy Coney Faculty of the Year Award.  Spring 2007.