Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Professor and Graduate Advisor
Horrabin Hall 95D
Research Interests: Online program and course development, virtual learning environments, global e-learning, cross-cultural educational collaboration, technology integration in the schools, learning strategies for computer-based and online training, online student assessment, professional development of school faculty and administrators, strategies for handling cyber bullying situations.
Ph.D. - Instructional Design and Technology - Utah State University
Dissertation title: Development of a learner profile for computer-based training. Chair: M. David Merrill
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.Â Spring 2007.