Patricia Tobin, Ph.D.
Department of Leadership and Administration
Before joining American College of Education, Dr. Patricia Tobin taught in the Arizona public school system both in-person and online for over 10 years. She has taught teacher education, sociology, and fine art courses at the post-secondary level for eight years.
Doctorate in Postsecondary and Adult Education
Master's in Fine Art
California State University Fullerton
Bachelor's in Fine Art in Sculpture
California State University and Long Beach
Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division (2012-2016)
Performed on-going research for student retention in drawing courses. Compared growth using quantitative data (likert scale 1-4) of learning skills in the areas of comprehension, craftsmanship, presentation, and writing. Data is utilized to improve curriculum content and student retention.
Principal Researcher for the Online Art Student Survey (2009-2012)
Study Title: Identifying the Perceptions and Experiences of Online Art Students Regarding their Successes, Barriers and Motivations in Online Art Programs.
This survey was designed for online art students who were enrolled in a four-year art degree program, had taken two or more online art courses and were making satisfactory progress (2.0 GPA) in their online art programs. Volunteers, who were asked to participate in the study, completed an online questionnaire which asked demographic questions and questions concerning the nature of the online art courses they completed. They were also invited to participate in a voluntary telephone interview at a later date.
Co-Researcher for the National Dissertation Student Survey (2010-2011)
Study Title: NDSS.
This research study was created to identify the experiences of graduate students in their doctoral programs. It was a survey that was designed to collect both quantitative and qualitative responses from online and campus based students who were currently enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States. From this study, it was expected that insights and themes could be identified and, therefore, students, instructors, and university administrators could benefit.
Grand Canyon University: Adjunct vs. Full-Time faculty Research Study (2009-2010)
Selected to participate in four-month pilot program at Grand Canyon University to raise student retention for 2009-2010 due to high student satisfaction surveys and general qualitative feedback. This study focused on the impact full-time and part time faculty have on student learning, achievement and retention.
Tobin, P.V. & Wargo, W.G. (2014). Post-Doctoral Graduates: The World of Work in America in the 21st Century. Education and Career Online Journal, 6
Tobin, P.V. & Wargo, W.G. (Pending). Publication of Book: Post-Doctoral Job and Career Guide: “How to Find the Job You Want.”
Venecia-Tobin, P. (2015). Adult Art Students' Perceptions of Online Art Programs. Saarbrucken, Deutschland/Germany: Scholar's Press.
Tobin, P.V. & Wargo, W.G. (2014). After Earning the Doctorate: A Framework for a Specific Job and Career Seeking Strategy. Education and Career Online Journal, 6
Retrieved May 22, 2014 from: http://www.academicinfocenter.com/after-earning-the-doctorate-a-framework-for-a-specific-jobcareer-seeking-strategy.html
Tobin, P.V. (2014). PhD Research: Important Considerations Necessary for the Success of Online Art Students. Education and Career Online Journal, 33
Tobin, P. V. (2009). Identifying the perceptions and experiences of adult students in online art programs. (Order No. 3371727, Capella University). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 143. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.library.capella.edu/docview/305165929?accountid=27965. (305165929).
Tobin, P. V. (2009). How to find a job teaching online (1st Ed.). Raleigh, NC: Lulu Press.
Lulu Marketplace and bookstore: http://www.lulu.com/shop/patricia-tobin-phd/how-to-find-a-job-teaching-online/ebook/product-17391310.html
University of Nebraska Omaha- International database, WorldCat: http://unomaha.worldcat.org/title/how-to-find-a-job-teachingonline/oclc/663881241&referer=brief_results
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