Positions

Overview

  • Scholarship As a qualitative and mixed methods methodologist, I have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of research pursuits across the Department of Human Studies and School of Education through colleagues and student dissertation work. My personal scholarship work stems from my background in sociocultural and international education development and evaluation and focuses on the cultural elements of the research process, specifically collaborative research strategies, deconstruction of the researcher-researched dichotomy, cultural competency and value hierarchies in research and evaluation, epistemologies of place, socialization, and indigenous research methods. Service I have enjoyed contributing to a variety of initiatives across UAB and my field. I serve on the UAB Sustainability Committee, helping organize and promote green initiatives across campus, and participate in university service-learning promotion and evaluation. In my field, I work with the American Evaluation Association to promote cultural competency in research and responsible mixed methods practices. Personal I'm a sucker for animals and bread-winner for the pug, Ellie Mae, addicted to snoballs with cream, former art student with a bad art supplies habit, aspiring Creole cooking master, farmer's child trying desperately to grow Louisiana food in Alabama, wants to drive cross country, cheeseburger connoisseur, minimalist-ish, and tiny house enthusiast.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Exploring social media group use among breastfeeding mothers: Qualitative analysisJournal of Medical Internet Research.  20. 2018
    2018 Utilization of online focus groups to include mothers: A use-case design, reflection, and recommendations.Digital Health.  4:2055207618777675. 2018
    2017 Adopting an Ethic of Empathy: Introducing Counseling Best Practices as Qualitative Best PracticeJournal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research.  11:188-198. 2017
    2016 A contextual examination of high-quality service-learning practice.International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement.  4:1-12. 2016
    2015 A Measure of Precision Regarding Procedural Tasks of Non-Traditional, Adult Learners In an Immersive Virtual Learning EnvironmentInternational Journal of Transportation Science and Technology.  4:197-208. 2015
    2015 Voluntourism in Cross-Cultural Contexts: Critical Issues and the Case for International Volunteer Development and ManagementThe International Journal of Volunteer Administration.  31:1-7. 2015
    2015 Cultural Core Competencies: Perceptions of Youth Development Professionals.Journal of Human Sciences and Extension.  3:65-78. 2015

    Teaching Overview

  • As both a former student and a current researcher, the most informative and useful opportunities always involved exposure to a wide variety of research approaches and the opportunity to apply that knowledge to real-world projects. As a result, I like to think of our methods class meetings as opportunities to "workshop" the course skill objectives that allow students to apply the content and methods to their content area as well as learn from exposure to and discussion of fellow students' work. Teaching strategies such as Team Based Learning and Flipped Classroom models help us cover significant material and promote collaborative work.
  • Teaching Activities

  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR792 - Mixed Methods Approach/Ed Res (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR695 - Surv Methods in Educ Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR695 - Surv Methods in Educ Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR691 - Indep Readings in Ed Psych/Res (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR691 - Indep Readings in Ed Psych/Res (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR607 - Microcomp App to Stat Analysis (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR608 - Stat Methods and Action Res (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR790 - Mixed Methods Appr Action Resh (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR695 - Surv Methods in Educ Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR691 - Indep Readings in Ed Psych/Res (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR790 - Mixed Methods Appr Action Resh (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR695 - Surv Methods in Educ Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR691 - Indep Readings in Ed Psych/Res (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR607 - Microcomp App to Stat Analysis (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR608 - Stat Methods and Action Res (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR691 - Indep Readings in Ed Psych/Res (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resources Management and Services, Louisiana State University System : Baton Rouge
  • Full Name

  • Jenna LaChenaye
  • Blazerid

  • jmlach