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  Profile

Beatrice A. Kunka, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership (Organizational Leadership)
kunka@rmu.edu
412-397-6894 phone (M)
412-397-6468 fax
Wheatley Center 225


Educational Background

  • Doctorate of Education, Educational Administration, University of the Pacific, 2002
  • Master of Education, Educational Administration, California State University, Bakersfield, 1994
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, University of California, 1979

Professional Background

  • Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership
  • Department Head, Organizational Studies, Robert Morris University 2007 - 2008
  • Department Head, Elementary Education, Robert Morris University 2006 - 2007
  • Director, School of Education, California State University, Bakersfield, Antelope Valley Campus, 2004 - 2006
  • Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, California State University, Bakersfield, 2002 - 2006

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Dr. Kunka's research interests include diversity in organizations, leadership, assessment in higher education, elementary science education, supporting science education for English Learners and effective instructional practices.

Publications

  • RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
  • Gibbons-Kunka, B. (in press). Promoting diversity initiatives in non-profit organizations: Strategies for  implementation. The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management.

  • Gibbons-Kunka, B. (2012). Improving graduate students' writing abilities: An analysis of a formative outcomes-based assessment technique. The International Journal of Learning (18),3 (279-292).
  • Semich, G. & Gibbons, B. (2011). "The Professional Development School: A Building Block for Training Public School Faculty on New Technologies" in Online courses and ICT in Education: Emerging Practices and Applications.
  • Gibbons, B. (2009). Teaching without textbooks: A collaborative partnership between teachers and librarians. The International Journal of the Book (7), 1 (103-112).
  • Gibbons, B. & Semich, G. (2009). New technologies for new learning opportunities: Laying the groundwork for a successful professional development school/university partnership. International Journal of Information Communication and Technology Education. Summer 2009.
  • Gibbons, B. (2009). Celebrating diversity in organizations: An analysis of workplace initiatives. The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management (9), 12 (27-37).
  • Gibbons, B.A. (2008). Elementary pre-service teachers' utilization of English language development instructional strategies in the teaching of science to English learners. Multicultural Education.

Presentations

  • 2011 - "Improving Graduate Students' Writing Abilities: An Analysis of a Formative Outcomes-based Assessment Technique", The 18th International Conference on Learning, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
  • 2011 - "Promoting Diversity Initiatives in Non-Profit Organizations: Strategies for Implementation", The 11th International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, Universidad de San Pablo, Madrid, Spain
  • 2010 - "Celebrating Diversity in Organizations: An Analysis of Workplace Initiatives", The 10th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, Montreal, Canada
  • 2009 - "Teaching without Textbooks: A Collaborative Partnership between Teachers and Librarians", The 7th International Conference of the Book, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2008 - "Addressing the PDE's Mandated 90-Hour EL Training for Pre-service Teachers", Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA
  • 2007 - "No Textbooks Used Here: Effective Teaching Using Supplemental Texts", Pennsylvania State Librarians Association 34th Annual Conference, Hershey, PA
  • 2007 - "Elementary Pre-service Teachers' Utilization of English Language Development Instructional Strategies in the Teaching of Science to English Learners: A Case Study", Eastern Education Research Association Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL
  • 2007 - "Teaching Linguistically Diverse Students", The Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators 36th Annual Teacher Education Assembly, Harrisburg, PA
  • 2005 - "Pathways to Teaching Mathematics and Science: A Collaborative Partnership", California State University, Long Beach, CA
  • 2004 - "Teaching Elementary Science: Perspectives of Pre-Service Teachers", 2004 Hawaii International Conference on Education, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
  • 2003 - "Teaching Elementary Science to English Learners: Effective Instructional Techniques", The Learning Conference, University of London, Institure of Education, London, England

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Beatrice


Spring 2014
Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • ORGL6300-B
  • -ONLINEIKunka4 (03/08-05/03/14)14 Seats
  • ORGL6700-A
  • -ONLINEIKunka2 (01/11-03/07/14)6 Seats
  • ORGL6800-B
  • 06:00-08:00 PMMMKunka5 (03/10-05/03/14)17 Seats
  • ORGL6800-A
  • -ONLINEIKunka4 (03/08-05/03/14)9 Seats

    Summer 2014
    Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • ORGL3900-L1
  • -ONLINEFKunka8 (06/30-08/21/14)1 Seats
  • ORGL6400-L1
  • -ONLINEFKunka2 (05/06-06/29/14)10 Seats
  • ORGL6800-L2
  • -ONLINEFKunka8 (06/30-08/21/14)20 Seats

    Fall 2014
    Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • ORGL6000-L1
  • -ONLINEFKunka4 (10/18-12/13/14)20 Seats
  • ORGL6300-L1
  • -ONLINEFKunka4 (10/18-12/13/14)19 Seats
  • ORGL6400-L1
  • -ONLINEFKunka2 (08/23-10/17/14)18 Seats
  • ORGL6700-L1
  • -ONLINEFKunka2 (08/23-10/17/14)17 Seats

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