Profile

Beatrice A. Kunka, Ed.D.
Professor of Education (Education)
kunka@rmu.edu
412-397-6894 phone (M)
412-397-6468 fax
Nicholson Center 441


Educational Background

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

Professional Background

  • Professor, Education
  • Professor, Organizational Leadership
  • 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 schools & organizations, leadership, assessment in higher education, early childhood and middle level science & mathematics education, supporting science education for English Learners and effective instructional practices.

Publications

  • RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
  • Gibbons-Kunka, B. (In press). Synchronous Office Hours in an Asynchronous Course: Making the Connection, International Journal of        Information & Communication Technology Education.

     

    Gibbons-Kunka, B. (Being revised for resubmission). Addressing cultural differences within virtual                               teams. Organizational Dynamics.

     

    Gibbons-Kunka, B. (Under review). Theater non-profit leadership: Assurance of continual funding of an educational and outreach program through program evaluation. Theatre Research International.                           

  • Gibbons-Kunka, B. (2014). 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

  • 2017 - "Maker Education Movement: Perspectives of Pre-Service Teachers," Twenty-Fourth International Conference on Learning? University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, Hawaii July 19-21, 2017 (Accepted Presentation)
  • 2016 - "Addressing Cultural Differences within Virtual Teams" Sixteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI April 20, 2016
  • 2015 - "Looking at Diversity through the Lens of Organizational Change" The 15th International Conference of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations University of California Berkeley, California February 19, 2015
  • 2014 - "Organizational Culture in the Global Marketplace: The Assessment of Case Studies" The 14th International Conference of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations. Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations Vienna University of Economics and Business Vienna, Austria July 9-11, 2014 (Accepted Presentation)
  • 2013 - "Perceptions of Organizational Diversity: The Influence of Multicultural Awareness" The 20th International Conference on Learning University of the Aegean Rhodes, Greece July 11-13, 2013 (Virtual Presentation)
  • 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 July 5 ? 8, 2011 (Virtual Presentation)
  • 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 (Virtual Presentation)
  • 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