Curriculum Vita

 

Janet Powell Gubbins
Carrollton, GA 30117
jgubbins@westga.edu
http://distance.westga.edu/distancestaff/jgubbins_vita.htm

 

 

 

Education

 

Master of Public Administration, University of West Georgia, December 1997

Exit Paper: Needs Assessment: Computer Utilization for Public Managers

 

B.A. in Political Science and French, University of West Georgia, December 1992

 

 

Certificates

 

Advanced Technologies for Distance Education Certificate, University of West Georgia, 3-month online program, 2007

 

WebCT Vista Certified Administrator, University System of Georgia / WebCT/ Blackboard, Inc., 2006, 2007

 

WebCT Vista Certified Senior Trainer, University System of Georgia / WebCT/ Blackboard, Inc., 2005, 2006, 2007

 

Distance Education Certified Trainer Certificate, University of West Georgia, 6-month online program, 2004

 

WebCT Train-the-Trainer, University System of Georgia, 2-day workshop, 2000

 

Distance Education Certificate, University of West Georgia, 9-month online program, 1999

 

Advanced French, Universitie' De Montpellier, Montpellier, France, 10-week program, 1991

 

 

Professional Employment

Online Adjunct Instructor, UWG Political Science Department, University of West Georgia, January 2008 - Present

Director (July 2009 - Present),
Assistant Director (April 2007 – Present),
Distance Education Specialist/ Coordinator (January 1998 – April 2007),
Distance & Distributed Education Center, University of West Georgia

 

Instructor, UWG Continuing Education Department, January 1998 - Present

 

 

Managing and Production Editor, Online Journal of Distance Education Administration, University of West Georgia, January 1999 - June 2006

 

 

eCore Advisor, University of West Georgia, January 2000 - March 2004

 

 

Distance Learning Assistant / Facilitator, University of West Georgia, 1996-1998

 

 

Graduate Research/ Teaching Assistant for MPA Program, University of West Georgia, 1996-1998

 

 

Assistant to City Administrator, Bremen City Hall, Bremen, Georgia, March 1991 November 1994

 

 

 

Related Professional Experience

2008 – Present
Online Course Instructor, UWG eCore POLS 1101 American Government course, online 3 credit hour core course

2004 Present

Course Developer and Instructor, Distance Education Certified Trainer Program , 6-month UWG continuing education online course

 

1998 Present

Course Developer and Instructor, Distance Education Certificate Program, 6-month continuing education online course

 

2003 - 2006

Production Editor, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. Serve as production editor of online journal that focuses specifically on issues faced by administrators and managers of distance and distributed education programs. Journal receives over 10,000 hits per month. Available at: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/

 

2000 2006

Moderator, Faculty Training and Support Roundtable, Distance Learning Administration Conference (annually since 2000). Moderate roundtable session during annual 3-day conference that attracts presenters and participants from all over the world. Available at http://www.westg.edu/~distance/dla2002.html

 

2003 - 2004

Vista Training Consortium Member, University System of Georgia Board of Regents' Advanced Learning Technology Department program. Collaborate with other WebCT trainers across the state, to design and develop new training modules for the system-wide migration to the new WebCT VISTA.

 

1999 2003

Managing Editor, The DDE Report: A Quarterly Newsletter (since 1999). Serve as managing Editor for publication distributed to all UWG faculty and staff, available online at: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/news/

 

1998 2003

Managing Editor, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration (since 1998). Serve as managing editor of online journal that focuses specifically on issues faced by administrators and managers of distance and distributed education programs. Journal receives over 10,000 hits per month. Available at: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/

 

1997

Course Developer and Assistant to Instructor, Online Computer Utilization for Public Managers, full-term credit course within the UWG M.P.A. program

 

 

Research Interests

 

Teaching and Learning; Faculty Training and Support; Student Support; Instructional Design; and Emerging Technologies in Distance Education

 

 

Selected Professional Memberships and Service

2007 – Present
University of West Georgia, UWG Strategic Planning Committee

2007 – Present
UWG Technology Coordination Council, Alternate Member

2007 – Present
University System of Georgia, Regents’ Advisory Committee on Distance Education, Alternate Member

2003 - Present

University of West Georgia, Master of Public Administration Program Advisory Board

 

1998 Present

UWG Distance Learning Steering Committee

 

2006 - 2007

UWG Tech Fee Committee Alternate Member

 

2003 - 2005

UWG Tech Fee Committee Member

 

2002 - 2005

University System of Georgia, Strategic Deployment Analysis Team

 

1998 2004

Georgia Distance Learning Association, Member

 

2003

UWG Facilities Planning Committee/ Academic Support Services Member

 

2001 - 2003

Board of Regents' Teaching and Learning with Advanced Technologies Conference, Advisory Board Member

 

2001

SACS Substantive Change for Distance Programs Committee, University of West Georgia

 

1999 - 2000

UWG Faculty/ Staff Committee for Computer Laptop Awards

 

 

Awards & Affiliations

 

Employee of the Year, University of West Georgia, 2001

 

Pi Alpha Alpha Public Administration Honor Society, West Georgia chapter, 1998

 

 

Publications and Presentations

Quinones Nottingham, J., Kevorkian, M., and Gubbins, J., 2009. Ensuring Access to Library Resources for Distance Learners, Distance Learning Administration Conference 2009. (Presentation and Proceedings)

Gubbins, J. and Rowland, S., 2009. Going Mobile, Streaming and Beyond: A Comparative Analysis. WebCT/ Blackboard User Conference 2006. (Poster Presentation)

Clay, M. and Gubbins, J. Implementation of eTuition: Lessons Learned, Distance Learning Administration Conference 2008. (Presentation and Proceedings). Available at: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/videos/dla2008/etuition.ppt

Gubbins, J., 2007. Using Online Tools to Improve the K-12 Experience. UWG College of Education Learning Festival 2007. (Presentation). Available at: http://www.westga.edu/~jgubbins/presentations/k12learning.ppt

Clay, M., Packard, A. and Gubbins, J., 2007. Best Intentions and Retention: The Role of Support Staff, Distance Learning Administration Conference 2007. (Presentation). Available at: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/presentations/dla2007/

 

Owens, D. and Gubbins, J., 2006. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words!, WebCT/ Blackboard User Conference 2006. (Presentation). Available at: http://distance.westga.edu/ppt/UWG_virtualfeedback.ppt

 

Clay, M. and Gubbins, J., 2006. The Wonders of Just-in-Time Training, Distance Learning Administration Conference 2006. (Presentation).

 

Gubbins, J., and Fearrington, C., 2005. Dr. D and the Apollo Lounge: Innovative Ideas for Faculty Development, WebCT 2005 Conference. (Presentation)

 

Gubbins, J., 2005. Infiltrating the Ranks: A New Approach to Faculty Development, Distance Learning Administration Conference 2005. (Presentation).

 

Clay, M., Gubbins, J., and Talley, C., 2004. How Faculty Really Learn to Teach Online: Implications for Trainers, WebCT 2004 Conference. (Presentation).

 

Clay, M. and Gubbins, J., 2004. Extreme Training Makeover: Looking at Faculty Development in a Whole New Way, Distance Learning Administration Conference 2004. (Presentation).

 

Gubbins, J., Clark, S., Christopher, P., and Wicker, M., 2003. Developing Faculty Technology Training Materials, Teaching and Learning With Advanced Technologies Conference 2003. (Invited Panel Presentation).

 

Gubbins, J., 2003. Advanced Learning Technologies Instructional Technology Pilot Projects: Trivantis' Lectora Demonstration, Teaching and Learning With Advanced Technologies Conference 2003. (Invited Demonstration).

 

Clay, M. and Gubbins, J., 2003. Where does DL Support Fit in Organizationally? The Case for Centralization, Distance Learning Administration Conference 2003. (Presentation).

 

Clay, M., Gubbins, J., and Talley, C., 2002. Accreditation Issues in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Administration Conference 2002. (Presentation). Available at: http://www.westga.edu/~jgubbins/2002_dla_accredit/AccreditationDLA2002_v3_document.htm

 

Gubbins, J. and Bryan, M., 2001. Tips for Maintaining Your WebCT Course Data. WebCT 2001 Conference. (Poster Presentation)

 

Mims, N. and Gubbins, J., 2001. Managing Online Courses Around the World, Distance Learning Administration Conference 2001. (Presentation)

 

Gubbins, J., 2001. Using WebCT to Develop an Online Personal Finance Course. National Business Education Association Convention 2001. (Invited Hands-on Seminar).

 

Clay, M. and Gubbins, J., 2000. Untangling the Organizational Web of Distance Education. Georgia Distance Learning Association Conference 2000. (Presentation)

 

Gubbins, J., 2000. Administrative Concerns and Challenges of Implementing WebCT on the Dalton Campus. Dalton State College Faculty Training Seminar 2000. (Invited Presentation via Video-conferencing)

 

Gubbins, J. and Kral, K., 2000. Growing Pains; How to Do More with Less. WebCT 2000 Conference. (Poster Presentation).

 

Clay, M. and Gubbins, J., 2000. Economy vs. Quality: Establishing Class Size Policies for Online Courses. Distance Learning Administration Conference 2000. (Presentation)

 

Gubbins, J., 2000. DE Faculty Training: Strategies on a Shoestring. Distance Learning Administration Conference 2000. (Presentation)

 

Gubbins, J., Clay, M. and Perkins, J., 1999. The Development of an Online Course to Teach Public Administrators Computer Utilization. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Vol. II, No. 2, Summer 1999, University of West Georgia, Distance Education Center [Online], Available at: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/gubbins22.html

 

Gubbins, J., 1998. Help Line: The Ultimate in Distance Support, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. Vol. I , No. 1.. Spring 1998, University of West Georgia, Distance Education Center [Online], Available at: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/gubbins11.html

 

 

last updated Sept 30, 2009