Educational BackgroundDoctorate of Education, Educational Administration, University of the Pacific, 2002Master of Education, Educational Administration, California State University, Bakersfield, 1994Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, University of California, 1979
Professional BackgroundAssociate Professor,
Department Head, Organizational Studies,
Robert Morris University
2007 - 2008Department Head,
Robert Morris University
2006 - 2007Director, School of Education, California State University, Bakersfield, Antelope Valley Campus, 2004 - 2006Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, California State University, Bakersfield, 2002 - 2006
Area of Expertise/ResearchDr. 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.
PublicationsRECENT 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.
Gibbons-Kunka, B. (in press). Promoting diversity initiatives in non-profit organizations: Strategies for implementation. The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management.
Presentations2011 - "Improving Graduate Students' Writing Abilities: An Analysis of a Formative Outcomes-based Assessment Technique", The 18th International Conference on Learning, University of Mauritius, Mauritius2011 - "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, Spain2010 - "Celebrating Diversity in Organizations: An Analysis of Workplace Initiatives", The 10th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, Montreal, Canada2009 - "Teaching without Textbooks: A Collaborative Partnership between Teachers and Librarians", The 7th International Conference of the Book, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland2008 - "Addressing the PDE's Mandated 90-Hour EL Training for Pre-service Teachers", Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA2007 - "No Textbooks Used Here: Effective Teaching Using Supplemental Texts", Pennsylvania State Librarians Association 34th Annual Conference, Hershey, PA2007 - "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, FL2007 - "Teaching Linguistically Diverse Students", The Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators 36th Annual Teacher Education Assembly, Harrisburg, PA2005 - "Pathways to Teaching Mathematics and Science: A Collaborative Partnership", California State University, Long Beach, CA2004 - "Teaching Elementary Science: Perspectives of Pre-Service Teachers", 2004 Hawaii International Conference on Education, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI2003 - "Teaching Elementary Science to English Learners: Effective Instructional Techniques", The Learning Conference, University of London, Institure of Education, London, England
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