Publications

2019

CONFERENCES

  • Mardis, M.A., Jones, F.R., & McClure, C.R. (2019, June).  Assessing educational pathways in rural communities:  An investigation of new and existing programs in Northwest Florida (NSF-designated session).  Poster to be presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Tampa, FL.
     
  • Oh, S.H., & Mardis, M.A. (2019, Mar/Apr, submitted).  Rural broadband and advanced manufacturing:  Research implications for information studies.  Presentation at iConference, Washington, DC.
     
  • Tenney, C.S., Mardis, M.A., & Jones, F.R. (2019, May).  Hurricane preparedness:  Strengthening libraries’ resiliency. Presentation at the 2019 FLA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
     

PAPERS IN PROGRESS

  • Jones, F.R., Pahuja, D., & Mardis, M.A.  (2019, June). Are we teaching what they want?  A comparative study of what AM employers want versus what AM frameworks require.  Abstract accepted for paper at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Tampa, FL.
     
  • Mardis, M.A., & Jones, F.R. (2019, June).  Developing an AM Body of Knowledge:  A comprehensive tool to align curricula with industry needs.  Abstract accepted for paper at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Tampa, FL.
     
  • Oh, S.H., Mardis, M.A., & Jones, F.R. (2019, June).  Analyzing and comparing three competency models of manufacturing.  Abstract accepted for paper at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Tampa, FL.
     
  • Pahuja, D., Mardis, M.A., & Jones, F.R. (2019, June).  What is advanced manufacturing?  Exploring the topography of a technical field. Abstract accepted for paper at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Tampa, FL.
     
  • Tenney, C.S., Mardis, M.A., & Jones, F.R. (2019, June).  Discerning advanced manufacturing pathways:  Insights from rural Northwest Florida’s program origin stories.  Abstract accepted for paper at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Tampa, FL.

2018

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

  • Mardis, M. A., Jones, F. R., & McClure, C. R. (2018).  Assessing IT educational pathways that support rural broadband:  Strategies for aligning IT curricula, policy, and employer needs. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, DOI:10.1080/10668926.2018.1521756.
     

ARTICLES UNDER REVIEW

  • Mardis, M. A., Jones, F. R., Ma, J., Spears, L. I., & McClure, C. R.  (2018, July, submitted).  Feeding the IT Pipeline:  Assessing alignment between high school IT course content, state curriculum frameworks, and industry certifications. Journal of Career and Technical Education, 38 pages.

 

CONFERENCES

  • Baeg, J.H., Mardis, M.A., Jones, F.R., Oh, S.H., & McClure, C.R. (2018, Feb).  How IT education can prepare students for the IT workforce:  Opportunities or challenges?  Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE), Denver, CO.
     
  • Mardis, M.A., Jones, F.R., Bouvin, D., McClure, C.R., Pahuja, D., Oh, S.H., Baeg, J.H., & Tenney, C.S (2018, Oct).  Assessing educational pathways for manufacturing in rural communities:  An investigation of new and existing programs in Northwest Florida.  Poster presented at the 25th Annual NSF ATE PI Conference, Washington, DC.
     
  • Mardis, M.A., Jones, F.R., & Bouvin, D. (2018, Oct).  Aligning employers and classrooms:  Using a body of knowledge to analyze syllabi. Presentation at the 25th Annual NSF ATE PI Conference, Washington, DC.
     
  • Mardis, M.A., Jones, F.R., & Bouvin, D. (2018, Oct).  Advancing technician education through evidence-based decision-making.  Presentation at the 25th Annual NSF ATE PI Conference, Washington, DC.
     
  • Oh, S.H., Mardis, M.A., Jones, F.R., & McClure, C.R.  (2018, Oct).  Analyzing and comparing three competency models of manufacturing.  Poster presented at the 25th Annual NSF ATE PI Conference, Washington, DC.
     
  • Tenney, C.S., Mardis, M.A., Jones, F.R., & McClure, C.R.  (2018, Oct). Discerning advanced manufacturing education pathways:  Insights from rural Northwest Florida’s program origin stories.  Poster presented at the 25th Annual NSF ATE PI Conference, Washington, DC.

2017

  • Jones, F. R., Mardis, M. A., McClure, C. R., Ambavarapu, C. R., & Spears, L. I. (2017). Work-integrated learning (WIL) in information technology: An exploration of employability skills gained from internships. Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, 7, 394-407. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-08-2017-0046
     
  • Mardis, M. A., Ma, J., Jones, F. R., Ambavarapu, C. R., Kelleher, H., Spears, L. I., & McClure, C. R., (2017). Assessing alignment between information technology educational opportunities, professional requirements, and industry demands. Education and Information Technologies, 1-38.
     
  • Mardis, M. A., Ma, J., Jones, F. R., & McClure, C. R. (2017). Assessing the alignment of curricula, internships, industry certifications and employer perceptions to job standards. In Waynne B. James, & Cihan Cobanoglu (Eds.), Global Conference on Education and Research (GLOCER 2017) (pp. 99-104). Sarasota, FL: Anahei. Retrieved from http://glocer.anahei.org/wp-content/uploads/GLOCER_2017_Conference_Proceedings.pdf
     

  • Mardis, M. A., Jones, F.R., McClure, C. R.(2017). Alumni tracking: Promising practices for collecting, analyzing, and reporting employment data. Paper presented at Annual Conference, American Institute for Research, Washington, D.C. (National)
     

  • Hollister, J., Spears, L. I., Mardis, M. A., McClure, C. R., & Liebman, E. (2017). Employers' perspectives on the employability of IT graduates in north Florida. Education + Technology, 59(9), 1-19. doi: 10.1108/ET-02-2017-0019.
  • Mardis, M. A., Spears, L.I., Hollister, J.M., McClure, C. R., & Lee, J. (presented 2017, January). The (mis)alignment of IT education and IT workforce needs: Challenges and opportunities in the North Florida region.Poster presentation at Annual Conference, Association for Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE), Atlanta, GA. (National)
     

  • Mardis, M. A., Jones, F. R., Ma, J., & McClure, C. R. (presented 2017, May). To what extent are curricula, internships, and certifications aligned to professional standards and employability in North Florida? Presentation at Global Conference on Education and Research (GLOCER 2017), Association of North American Higher Education International (ANAHEI), Sarasota, FL. (International)
     

  • Mardis, M. A., McMartin, F. P., & Bouvin, D. (presented 2017, October). IT pathways and AM pathways: Progress to date. Poster presentation at Advanced Technician Education (ATE) Principal Investigators Conference, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. (National)
     

  • Mardis, M. A.,McMartin, F. P., & Bouvin, D. (presented 2017, October). Research and rural community colleges: Birds of a feather presentation. Presentation at Advanced Technician Education (ATE) Principal Investigators Meeting, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. (National)
     

  • Mardis, M. A., McMartin, F. P., & Bouvin, D. (presented 2017, October). Research techniques to identify IT pathways. Presentation at Advanced Technician Education (ATE) Principal Investigators Conference, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. (National)
     

2016

  • Mardis, M. A., & McMartin, F.P. (presented 2016, October). Building the rural technician workforce: Challenges and opportunities. Presentation at Advanced Technician Education (ATE) Principal Investigators' Conference, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. (National)
     
  • Mardis, M. A., & McMartin, F.P. (presented 2016, October). Leading research partnerships to scale and sustain NSF ATE projects. Presentation at Advanced Technician Education (ATE) Principal Investigators' Conference, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. (National)
     
  • Mardis, M. A., & McMartin, F.P. (presented 2016, October). Triangulating IT curriculum, job requirements, and professional duties: Early results. Poster presentation at Advanced Technician Education (ATE) Principal Investigators' Conference, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. (National)
     

2015

  • Lee, J., Spears, L. I.  & Ambavarapu, C. R., Mardis, M.A., & McClure, C.R. (2015). Between the IT curricula and job posting ads: Comparative analysis of IT job competencies for IT professionals in Northwest Florida. Poster presented at the 2015 Association for Library Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, January 27-30, 2015.
     
  • Spears, L. I., Lee, J., Ambavarapu, C., Mardis, M. A., Alemanne, N. D., & McClure, C. R. (2015, March). Meeting the needs of IT stakeholders in a northwest Florida state college. Paper presented at the 2015 iConference, Newport Beach, California. 
  • Spears, L. I., Ma, J., & Ambavarapu, C. R., Mardis, M.A. & McClure, C.R. (2015). Assessing North Florida information technology education to career pathways. Poster presented at the 2015 Association for Library Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, January 27-30, 2015.
     
  • Spears, L.I., Mardis, M. A., Alemanne, N., & McClure, C.R. (2015, November 7). IT education and iSchools: How to develop the scholarly layer? In H. Rosenbaum and P. Fichman. 11th Social Informatics Research Symposium: The Impacts of Social Informatics Research presented at the 78th Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, vol. 51, St. Louis, MO, November 7-10, 2015.
     
  • McClure, C.R., Mardis, M., Spears, L., Ma, J., Lee, J., Hollister, J., Thomas, S., & Alemanne, N. (2015, November 7). Creating rural economic deployment through broadband adoption. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University Information Institute

2014

  • Lee, J., Spears, L. I., Ambavarapu, C., Ma, J., Hollister, J. M., Mardis, M. A., & McClure, C. R. (2014). Aligning Expectations and Reality about IT/Broadband Education: Perceptions of Job Competencies by Students, New Professionals and Employers. Paper presented at the 42nd Research Conference on Communication, Information, and Internet Policy (2014 TPRC), George Mason University, Arlington, VA, September 12-14, 2014. 
  • Spears, L. I., Lee, J., Ambavarapu, C., Ma, J., Hollister, J. M., Mardis, M. A., Randeree, E., & McClure, C. R. (2014). Policy-driven Workforce Needs in Northwest Florida: IT Job Competencies. Poster presented at the 42nd Research Conference on Communication, Information, and Internet Policy (2014 TPRC), George Mason University, Arlington, VA, September 12-14, 2014.
  • Spears, L. I., Mardis, M. A., Coleman, L., McClure, C. R, & Lee, J. (2014). Assessing Information Technology Educational Pathways that Promote Deployment and Use of Rural Broadband. In Proceedings of iConference 2014, (pp. 976-979), Humboldt-Universitat zu, Berlin, Germany, March 3-7, 2014. doi: 10.9776/14335. 
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