Publications

2019

REFEREED ARTICLES

  • Baeg, J. H., Jones, F. R., & Mardis, M. A. (submitted). Comparing alignment between Information Technology employers' perceptions of valuable entry-level competencies and undergraduate curriculum standards. Journal of Education and Work. Manuscript submitted for publication, 29 pages.
     
  • Marcia A. Mardis, Faye R. Jones & Charles R. McClure (2019) Assessing IT educational pathways that support rural broadband: Strategies for aligning IT curricula, policy, and employer needs, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 43(9), 625-630, doi: 10.1080/10668926.2018.1521756

REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • Mardis, M.A. & Jones, F.R. (abstract accepted). Assessing school-to-career pathways for manufacturing in rural communities: Further investigation of advanced manufacturing programs in Northwest Florida. Paper to be presented at the Association Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) 127th Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.
     
  • Kowligi, P., Prajapati, P., Jones, F.R., & Mardis, M.A. (abstract accepted). An innovative natural language processing and visualization approach for competency level analysis in two-year advanced manufacturing curricula. Paper to be presented at the Association Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) 127th Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.
     
  • Jones, F.R. & Mardis, M.A. (abstract accepted). Preparing advanced manufacturing technicians for the workplace: Perspectives from rural employers. Paper to be presented at the Association Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) 127th Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.
     
  • Oh, S.H. & Mardis, M.A. (abstract accepted). Preparing the future workforce in advanced manufacturing: The case of South Korea. Paper to be presented at the Association Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) 127th Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.
     
  • Prajapati, P., Kowligi, P., Jones, F.R., & Mardis, M.A. (abstract accepted). Getting them coming and going: Comparing Florida’s advanced manufacturing curriculum framework to the Department of Labor Competency Model. Paper to be presented at the Association Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) 127th Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.
     
  • Prajapati, P., Kowligi, P., Jones, F.R., & Mardis, M.A. (abstract accepted). Identifying congruence between advanced manufacturing two-year curricula and employer needs: Findings from 5 Florida state colleges. Paper to be presented at the Association Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) 127th Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.
     
  • Tenney, C.S., Leonarczyk, Z.,Ghorbanzadeh, M., Ozguven, E.E., Jones, F.R., Mardis, M.A.  (abstract accepted). GIS-based analysis for transportation accessibility, disaster preparedness, and rural libraries’ roles in community resilience. Paper to be presented at the Association Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) 127th Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.
     
  • Baeg, J.H., Jones, F.R., & Mardis, M.A. (2019). Information technology employer's perceptions of valuable entry-level competencies and undergraduate program standards: A comparison. Paper presented at EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Retrieved from  https://www.learntechlib.org/p/210031
     
  • Mardis, M.A., Jones, F.R., & Pahuja, D. (2019, October 17). It depends on your perspective: Comparing advanced manufacturing employers' expectations to advanced manufacturing curriculum frameworks. Paper presented at Frontiers in Education 2019, Cincinatti, Ohio.

REFEREED PROCEEDINGS

     

REFEREED PRESENTATIONS

  • Jones, F.R., & Mardis, M.A. (2019, October).  Backtracking alumni: Using institutional Research to improve student outcomes. Presentation at the 26th Annual NSF ATE Principal Investigators’ Conference, Washington, DC.
     
  • Mardis, M.A., Jones, F.R., & Bouvin, D. (2019, October).  Advancing technician education through evidence-based decision-making.  Presentation at the 26th Annual NSF ATE Principal Investigators’ Conference, Washington, DC.

PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS

  • 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. 

2018

REFEREED ARTICLES

  • Mardis, M. A., Ma, J., Jones, F. R., Ambavarapu, C. R., Kelleher, H. M., Spears, L. I., & McClure, C. R. (2018). Assessing alignment between information technology educational opportunities, professional requirements, and industry demands. Education and Information Technologies, 23(4), 1547-1584. doi:10.1007/s10639-017-9678-y
     

REFEREED PRESENTATIONS

  • 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 NSF ATE Principal Investigators’ 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 Principal Investigators’ Conference, Washington, DC.
     

PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS

  • 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 Principal Investigators’ 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 Principal Investigators’ 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 Principal Investigators’ Conference, Washington, DC.
     
  • 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.

2017

REFEREED ARTICLES

  • 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
     
  • Jones, F. R., Mardis, M. A., McClure, C. R., & Randeree, E. (2017). Information technology alumni tracking: Promising practices for collecting, analyzing, and reporting employment data. Journal of Higher Education Management, 32(1), 167-185.
     
  • Hollister, J. M., Spears, L. I., Mardis, M. A., Lee, J., McClure, C. R., & Liebman, E. (2017). Employers’ perspectives on new information technology technicians’ employability in North Florida. Education + Training, 59(9), 929-945.

REFEREED PROCEEDINGS

  • 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
     

REFEREED PAPERS

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

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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