Research in Teaching

Students and colleagues have encouraged me to examine various topics concerning university life. We have reviewed research and conducted studies examing ways technology can support training. We explored differences between traditional and nontraditional students in an effort to better meet the needs of CU's traditional and nontraditional students.  We compared attitudes of effective teaching of traditional, nontraditional, and instructors in China, Africa, and America (namely, Cameron University). In addition, a graduate student, Nicole Oxley, with the help of Dr. James Heflin, developed a scale to measure empowerment among college students.


Relevant Publications
Beck, H. P., Dzindolet, M. T., Pierce, L. G., & Piatt, N. (2003). Looking forward: A simulation of decision aids in tomorrow’s classroom. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Meeting, Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Miller, J. L., Dzindolet, M. T., Weinstein, L., Xie, X., & Stones, C. R. (2001). Faculty and students’ views of teaching effectiveness in the United States, China, and South Africa. Teaching of Psychology, 28(2), 138-142.

Dzindolet, M. T., & Weinstein, L. (1994). Attitudes of traditional and nontraditional students toward their classmates of various ages. Psychological Reports, 75, 1587-1592.

Relevant Presentations
Dzindolet, M. T., & Mayes, L. (October, 2004). Training in a Dynamic Interactive Virtual Environment. Poster presented at Oklahoma Research Day, Edmond, OK.

Bursten, S.N., Dzindolet, M., Geiger, J, & Weinstein, L.W. (2003, October). Cameron University Psychology Program Assessment and Improvement. Paper presented at the Oklahoma Association for Institutional Research and Planning Meeting, Midwest City, OK.

Quensel, S., Dzindolet, M., Zhdanova, L., Geiger, J., & Bursten, S. (2001, November). The influence of clip art, pacing, and narration on understanding a power-point presentation. Poster session presented at Research Day for Oklahoma’s Regional Universities, Edmond, Oklahoma.

Pomranky, J., Pomranky, R., Dzindolet, M. T., Pazoureck, R., & Garcia, S. G. (2001, April). To report or ignore: Why professors pursue or ignore academic dishonesty. Poster session presented at the 19th annual Oklahoma Psychological Society Spring Research Conference, Edmond, Oklahoma. THIS POSTER WAS AWARDED 5TH PLACE IN THE UNDERGRADUATE POSTER COMPETITION

Heyer-Boyd, B., & Dzindolet, M. T. (2000, March). Stressor of traditional and nontraditional students. Poster session presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Oklahoma Psychological Society Spring Research Conference, Edmond, Oklahoma.

Dzindolet, M., Miller, J., Xiolin, X., Weinstein, L., & Stones, C. (1998, March). Cross-cultural differences in attitudes towards effective teaching. Poster session presented at the 16th annual Oklahoma Psychological Association/Oklahoma Psychological Society Spring Research Conference, Edmond, Oklahoma.

Dzindolet, M. T., Xie, X., & Meredith, L. (1996, November). Marriage and family life attitude: Comparison of Chinese and American students. Poster session presented at the National Council of Family Relations, Kansas City, Missouri.

Oxley, N. L., Dzindolet, M. T., & Heflin, J. L. (1996, May). Measuring empowerment of college students. Poster session presented at the 75th meeting of the New York State Psychological Association, Buffalo, New York.

Knight, V. J., & Dzindolet, M. T. (1996, March). Motivational differences between traditional and nontraditional students: Reasons for achievement. Poster session presented at the 14th annual Oklahoma Psychological Society/Oklahoma Psychological Association Spring Research Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Pierce, L., & Dzindolet, M. T. (1995, October). Training with simulations: Performance assessment. Paper presented at the Janus Users' Group Conference, Fort Levenworth, Kansas, Missouri.

Miller, J. L., Weinstein, L., Xie, X., Dzindolet, M. T. (1995, July). Cross-Cultural perceptions of teaching effectiveness. Poster session presented at the meetings of the American Psychological Society, New York City, New York.

Dzindolet, M. T., & Weinstein, L. (1994, April). Students' attitudes toward their traditional and nontraditional classmates. Paper presented at Cameron University Academic Conference, Diversity: Enrichment or Dilution?, Lawton, Oklahoma.