Printing tool Download PDF

Jackson State University

  • Jackson MS

Faculty & Staff Seminar 2015




Challenging Minds. Changing Lives.

Through the incorporation of technology into the curriculum, Jackson State University (JSU) is transforming its learning environment to empower innovative teaching while fostering student creativity. 

Institutional Awards


Institutional Partner, Bill & Melissa Gates Foundation

Jackson State University

 This partnership is to advance the understanding of the planning and activities required to achieve transformative and sustainable change that improves student success.


Apple Distinguished School

Jackson State University

The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple's vision of exemplary learning environments.


Campus Technology Innovators Award Recipient

Jackson State University

Jackson State University's cyberlearning project combines ubiquitous iPads for students with faculty training, a revamped curriculum and digital textbook development.


Digital Books


Abdur-Rashied, S., Bell, T., Cain, S., Chukwuma, H., Colonias, J., Didla, N., Ezeala-Harrision, F., Flippin-Winn, M., Jordan, R., Kersen, T., Luckett, R., Whitfield-McDaniels, P., Orey, B. D., Sly, K., Wafo-Soh, C., Washington, R., & Yoder, W. (2011). Foundations in global inquiry. Robert Blaine (Ed.). Jackson MS.

Digital Books


Aouina, M. (2012). Modern Geometry and its application. Jackson, MS.

Arnold, R. (2012). Counseling children. Jackson, MS.

Bingham, M. (2012). Foundations of Human Resource development. Jackson, MS.

Chang, L. A. (2012). The News on Web. Jackson, MS.

Channel, L. (2012). Cultivating K-3 readers. Jackson, MS.

Harrion, T. (2012). The written identity: Finding self-awareness & cultural consciousness through reading and composition. Jackson, MS.

Johnson, L. (2012). Introduction to counseling: A global perspective. Jackson, MS.

Kersen, T. (2012). Social Psychology. Jackson, MS.

McLin, D. (2012). Understanding psychology in a diverse society. Jackson, MS.

Neasman, E.(2012). Shakespeare’s tragedies: Global awareness through dramatic lenses. Jackson, MS.

Radford, N. (2012). Phonetics for speech language pathologists. Jackson, MS.

Windfield, G. (2012). Understanding disabilities: Modulations in social justice for individuals with disabilities. Jackson, MS.

Yoder, W. (2012). Social legislation. Jackson, MS.

Digital Books


Crump, H. J. (2013). Where our blood is born: A consideration of African diaspora in Black women’s (diaspora) fiction. Jackson, MS.

Ejiwale, J. A. (2013). Developing the future workforce. Jackson, MS.

Hawkins-Wilson, C. (2013). Writing for everyone. Jackson, MS.

McClinton, J. (2013). Dissertation by stages from student to scholar. Jackson, MS.

Ngwudike, B. (2013). Introduction to research: Proposal and dissertation writing. Jackson, MS.

Pizetta, C. (2013). Rereading American myths. Jackson, MS.

Scutelnicu, G. (2013). How to design public policy: Fundamentals, perspectives, and issues. Jackson, MS.

Shih, H. (2013). Engaging your classroom integrating multimedia technology into the curriculum to improve student learning. Jackson, MS.

Tuluri, F. (2013). Nuclear energy: Resource, technology, and utilization. Jackson, MS.

Yu, G. (2013). Flashcard + book of business finance. Jackson, MS.

Digital Books: General Education


Bernett, S. & Woodson, A. (2014). Intro Math 105. Jackson, MS.

Hawkins-Wilson, C. & Moore-Boyd, E. G. (2014). Intermediate reading: Introduction to English. Jackson, MS.

Jackson, J. (Eds.). (2014). Computer Science 115. Jackson, MS : Publishing info.

McDavitt, L. & Brown, C. (2014). Speech Arts. Jackson, MS.

Miller, G. (Eds.). (2014). Biology 111. Jackson, MS.

Pizetta, C. (Eds.). (2014). English 104. Jackson, MS.

Talley, J. & Jefferson, A. (2014). Math 111. Jackson, MS.

Wheeler, L. (2014). Intermediate writing: A guide to enhance English skills. Jackson, MS.

Digital Books: General Education


Karim, R., & Shankar, V. J., (2015). Physics 201. Jackson, MS.

Miller, L. & Robinson, A., (2015). English 104 & 105, 205. Jackson, MS.

Napolion, B. & Khan, A. (2015). Science 201. Jackson, MS.

Offiah, G. (2015). CSC 115. Jackson, MS.

Reese-Smith, J. (2015). Psychology. Jackson, MS.

Saloni, J. & Davis, D. (2015). Chemistry 131/141. Jackson, MS.


Radford, N. (2010). Smooth Talking:  A Curriculum for School-age Children who Stutter(2nd Ed. 2010). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Smith, I. & Channell, L. (2013). University success. CA: Cognella, Inc.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Blaine, R., & McHenry, W. (2013). Leveling the Playing field if educational opportunity through the democratization of cyberlearning. The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 26 (3), 131-137.

Flippin Wynn, M. (2013). Student perceptions of technology in the classroom: A faculty and student collaboration. The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 26(3), 21-33.

Flippin Wynn, M. & Tindall, N. (2011). Disconnect36: A Social Experiment to Teach Students to Shut Down, Turn Off, and Understand Connectivity. In C. Wankel's (Ed.), Teaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media (pp. 265-281) Cambridge, MS: Emerald Group Publishing.

Grohe, B., Schroeder, J., Davis, S. (2013). Using online resources to improve writing skills of criminal justice students. Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, 24, (1), 23-46.

Hawkins-Wilson, C. (in press). Internet Browsers. Encyclopedia of Online Education. Steven L. Danver, (Eds). Sage Publications/Mesa Verde Publishing.

Hawkins-Wilson, C. (in press) Technology costing. Encyclopedia of Online Education. Steven L. Danver, (Eds.). Sage Publications/Mesa Verde Publishing.

Johnson, L. & Arnold-Branson, R. (2012). Counselors’ guidelines for the healthy development of youth in the digital age. VISTAS, 1.

Knowlden, A. P., & Sharma, M. (in press). One-year efficacy testing of Enabling Mothers to Prevent Pediatric Obesity through Web-Based Education and Reciprocal Determinism (EMPOWER) randomized control trial. Health Education & Behavior. DOI: 10.1177/1090198115596737

Knowlden, A. P., Sharma, M., Cottrell, R. R., Wilson, B. R. A., & Johnson, M. (2015). Impact evaluation of the Enabling Mothers to Prevent pediatric Obesity through Web-Based Education and Reciprocal determinism (EMPOWER) randomized control trial. Health Education and Behavior, 42(2), 171-184. doi: 10.1177/1090198114547816

Knowlden, A. P. & Sharma, M. (2014). Process evaluation of the Enabling Mothers to prevent Pediatric Obesity through Web-based learning and Reciprocal Determinism (EMPOWER). Randomized Control Trial. Health Promotion Practice, 15(5), 685-694. doi: 10.1177/1524839914523431.

Knowlden, A. P., & Sharma, M. (2012). A feasibility and efficacy randomized controlled trial of an online preventative program for childhood obesity: Protocol for the EMPOWER intervention. Journal of Medical Internet Research: Research Protocols, 1(1), e5.

Mayo, R.,  Jones, R. C., Radford, N. T. , & Mayo, C. (2014). Increasing the impact of scholarly journals serving diverse populations and researchers in communication sciences and disorders.  ECHO: An international e-journal concerning communication and communication disorders within and among the social, cultural, and linguistically diverse populations, with an emphasis on those populations which are underserved. 9 (1), 6-14.  Available online at

McGowan, A., & Smith, I. (2013). Can you come out to play? An examination of the use of technology to enhance socio dramatic play among early childhood teachers. Journal of Technology Integration in the Classroom, 5(1), 29-33.

Pizzetta, C. P. (2013). Guest Editor’s Forward. The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 26 (3), v-xvii.

Robinson-Kanonu, L. (in preparation). iPad digital think tank project.

Schroeder, J., Grohe, B., & Pogue, R. (2008). The impact of Criterion Writing Evaluation technology on criminal justice student writing skills. The Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 19(3), 432-445.

Shih, H. R., Jackson, J. M., Hawkins-Wilson, C., & Yuan, P. C., (2015). Promoting computational thinking skills in an emergency management class with MIT app inventor. Computers in Education JOURNAL, 6 (1), 82-91.


Allison, J. R. (2015). Teachers in the cloud: Utilizing Google apps for teaching and learning. Presentation, Creating Futures Through Technology Conference: LA.

Blaine, R. (2014). Ten Papers or Ten Thousand Followers. Presentation, South By Southwest Conference.

Blaine, R. (2014). Reaching the connected learner through disruptive innovation. Presentation, Keynote at Online Learning Consortium—HBCU leadership summit for online learning.

Blaine, R. (2015). iPad, you pad, we all pad: Transforming teaching and learning. Joint Presentation at Educause, with Lynn University & University of California, Riverside:CA.

Blaine, R. (2015). Digital Ecosystem. Presentation for Apple Education Conference, Cupertino, CA.

Blaine, R. (2015). Digital Ecosystem: Building teaching and learning systems in the 21st century. Presentation for the California League of Community College Chancellors: CA.

Blaine, R. (2015). Digital Ecosystem. Presentation, Morgan State University: MD.

Blaine, R. (2015). Changing direction: A 21st century learning community. Presentation, UB Tech Conference: Orlando, FL.

Blaine, R. (2015).Digital Ecosystem. Presentation, HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference.

Blaine, R. (2015). Digital Ecosystem. Presentation, William Jewel College: MO.

Blaine, R. (2015). Tech Talks. Panel Presentation, Creating Futures through Technology Conference: MS.

Blaine, R. (2015). Blueprint for success: The architect. Presentation, The Cyberlearning Summit, Jackson, MS.

Bishop, C. (2015). The integration of technology in higher education classes. Presentation, Creating Futures Through Technology Conference: LA.

Bishop McLin, D. (2015). Transcending brick and mortar: Using mobile learning technologies in higher education. Presentation, Creating Futures Through Technology Conference: LA.

Brown, R., Walters, W., Azevedo, M., & Watkins, D. (2015). It takes a village: Creating the future developing your blueprint. Panel Presentation, The Cyberlearning Summit, Jackson, MS.

Curry, M. & Causey, D. (2015). Emerging technology’s role in the training of students with entrepreneurial aspirations. Presentation, Creating Futures Through Technology Conference: LA.

Dent, D. (2015). The Blueprint: CyberInfrastructure. Presentation, The Cyberlearning Summit, Jackson, MS.

Flippin, Wynn, M. (2015). StopTheMerger: Student response to a forced assimilation: Social media and student activism. A panel presentation at the College Language Association in Dallas, Texas.

Flippin, Wynn, M. (2015). Social media and technology in education: A pedagogical Nightmare or a student engagement bonanza? A Paper Presentation at the National Association of African American Studies Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Flippin Wynn, M. & Brown, A., Brown, B., Carroll, M., Davis, E., Davis, S., Richard, M. (2012, February). Utilizing adaptive technologies and social media in the classroom: Student and faculty perspectives. Paper accepted at Annual National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

Flippin Wynn, M. & Tyree, T. & Miles, R. (2011, November). Demystifying voices: Running towards and not away from social media in the classroom. Paper accepted at the 97th Annual National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Flippin Wynn, M. (2011, September). Do you hear me: Is anybody listening? Student perspectives on using social media and technology in the classroom. Paper accepted at the 2011 Social Media Technology Conference and Workshop, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD.

Flippin Wynn, M. (2011, March). Jackson State University faculty embracing the challenge to prepare students for the 21st Century. Paper presented at the 76th Annual Conference of the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, Jackson, MS.

Flippin Wynn, M. & Brooks, D., & Carstarphen, M., & Williams, V. (2010, November). Developing student grassroots movements and social activism, one tweet at a time: Students using social media to get involved and connected. Paper presented at the 96th NCA Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Gilbert, J. & Crump, A. (2015). Meeting students where they are: A new instruction strategy. Presentation, Creating Futures Through Technology Conference: LA.

Grohe, B., & Schroeder, J. (2007). The Effectiveness of Criterion Writing Evaluation Service on Student Writing Performance. Presentation to the American Society of Criminology 59th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Hawkins-Wilson, C. (2013). Implementing digital storytelling in university success with students from University Success. For the University Success QEP section, Jackson, MS.

Hawkins-Wilson, C. (2013). Using technology to bridge the gap between advisor and advisee. Presentation, Mississippi Advisor’s Annual Meeting, Jackson, MS.

Hawkins-Wilson, C. (2014). Teaching with technology pedagogy. Presentation, The Cyberlearning Summit, Jackson, MS.

Hawkins-Wilson, C. (2015). Assessing students using Polldaddy. Presentation, Mississippi Association of Developmental Education, Raymond, MS.

Jefferson, J. H. F. (2015). The I-Team: Advisement, assessment, transition, Retention – iAdvising and the digital native student. Presentation, Region 4, MS.

Khan, A. (2015). Instructor training for student success in Science: Baseline Data. Presentation, Creating Futures Through Technology Conference: LA.

Knowlden, A., & Sharma, M. (2015). Long-term treatment effects of the EMPOWER randomized control trial. Published abstract in the Proceedings of the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 143, Session 3283. Abstract available from: To be presented in November 2015.

Knowlden, A., & Sharma, M. (2014). Sustainability of EMPOWER program intervention effects: 12 month follow-up. Published abstract in the Proceedings of the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 142, Session 3177. (Abstract available from:  )

Knowlden, A. P., Sharma, M., Cottrell, R. R., Wilson, B. R. A., & Johnson, M. (2013).
Impact evaluation of the enabling mothers to prevent pediatric obesity through web-based education and reciprocal determinism (EMPOWER) intervention. Published abstract in the Proceedings of the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 141, Session 4420. Abstract available from: 

Knowlden, A., & Sharma, M. (2012). Improving web-based alcohol behavior interventions targeting college students: Assessment of process evaluation. Published abstract in the Proceedings of the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting, USA, 140, Session 3076. (Abstract available from:

Luckett, R. (2011). Archival Digitization and HBCUs: The Margaret Walker Papers and Jackson State. Panelist, National Council for Black Studies Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Luckett, R. (2013). Margaret Walker center: The feasibility of a 21st century museum and archive. Paper presentation, Association of African American Museums Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC.

McHenry, W. (2015). The Blueprint: The foundation engineer. Presentation, The Cyberlearning Summit, Jackson, MS.

Radford, N. (2014, November). The impact of electronic resources on teaching, learning and research. Discussion participant in E-scholarship Roundtable co-sponsored by the University Press of MS and Jackson State University.

Radford, N. (2015, April). Educating Children with Tourette Syndrome and AssociatedDisorders. Workshop for Families and Professionals on Tourette Syndrome at the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation, via Skype.

Radford, N. (2015). Educating families and children with communicative disorders about recreational media and technology use.  A poster presentation for the Annual CEU Conference of the MS Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Jackson, MS.

Renick, J. (2015). Blueprint for success: Institutional vision. Presentation, The Cyberlearning Summit, Jackson, MS.

Schroeder, J. (2009). Criterion Writing Evaluation Software Technology and Student Writing. Presentation for the Creating Futures Through Technology Conference, Biloxi, MS.

Shih, H. R., Wilson, D. L., & Stepney, D. M. (2015). Development of a Remote Laboratory. Presentation, Mississippi Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Hattiesburg, MS.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

Johnson-Seaton, J. & deGregory, C. A. (2015 June 2). The Online Revolution- Friend or Foe of HBCUs? (Commentary). Retrieved June 2

Hawkins-Wilson, C. (2015). Apps in the Classroom. GEAR Quality Enhancement Plan Spring Newsletter.

Hawkins-Wilson, C. & Rankin, S. L., (2015) Teaching with Technology: Implementing StoryKit to Teach Narrative Writing. Mississippi Association of Developmental Education Newsletter.

Created withVisualCV