Professor

Biography

Abbot L. Packard, Full professor here at University of West Georgia for Nineteen years, holds a Ph. D. in Educational Research and Evaluation from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Courses which Dr. Packard teaches at UWG include: Research in Education (EDRS 6301),MEDT 8480 Program Evaluation, NURS 6500 Data Analysis in Nursing, and MEDT 8484 Research Seminar . The primary focus of Dr. Packard's research is on examining methods by which using data can validate change in education. Dr Packard's other area of interests is using computers to teach and communicate in the field of Education and Professional development activities in which he has participated include regional and national conferences related to educational research

Education / Degrees

  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Research and Evaluation, Virginia Polytechnic institute & State University, 1996
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Spring 2020 Sections

    • EDRS-8304 (Data Analysis in Educ Research) Section: E03
    • EDRS-8304 (Data Analysis in Educ Research) Section: E02
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E19

    Fall 2019 Sections

    Summer 2019 Sections

    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E20

    Spring 2019 Sections

    • EDRS-6301 (Intro to Research in Human Sci) Section: E01
    • EDRS-6301 (Intro to Research in Human Sci) Section: E04
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E19

    Fall 2018 Sections

    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E01
    • EDRS-8304 (Data Analysis in Educ Research) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E21

    Summer 2018 Sections

    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E02
    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E01
    • EDRS-8301 (Planning Research in Education) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E21

    Spring 2018 Sections

    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E02
    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E18

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E01
    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E02
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E18

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E03
    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E02
    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E18

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E02
    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E01
    • CEPD-7152 (Research & Program Evaluation) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E20

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E02
    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E01
    • MEDT-8484 (Resrch Media & Instuct Tech) Section: E02
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E16

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E01
    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E02
    • MEDT-8484 (Resrch Media & Instuct Tech) Section: E02
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E16

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E01
    • EDRS-8304 (Data Analysis in Educ Research) Section: E02
    • EDRS-8304 (Data Analysis in Educ Research) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E17

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E02
    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E01
    • ECED-8284 (Research Seminar) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E23

    Summer 2015 Sections

    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E01
    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E02
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E23

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E02
    • EDRS-6301 (Research in Education) Section: E01
    • EDRS-8304 (Data Analysis in Educ Research) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E11
  • Publication List

    Nixon, A., Packard, A. L. and Dam, M. (2016) Teacher Contract Non-Renewal: What Matters to Principals? International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 11(1). Retrieved from https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,shib& [View Publication]

    Nixon, A., Packard, A. L. and Dam, M. (2016) Teacher Contract Non-Renewal: What Matters to Principals? International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 11(1). Retrieved from https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,shib& [View Publication]

    Nixon, A., Packard, A. L. and Dam, M. (2016) Teacher Contract Non-Renewal: What Matters to Principals? International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 11(1). Retrieved from https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,shib& [View Publication]

    Nixon, A., Packard, A., & Dam, M. (2013). Principals Judge Teachers by Their Teaching. Teacher Educator, 48(1), 58–72. [View Publication]

    Hook, A., Ware, L., Siler, B., & Packard, A. L. (2012) Breast Cancer Navigation and Patient Satisfaction: Exploring the Impact of a Community-based Patient Navigation Model in a Rural Setting. Oncology Nursing Forum 39(4) 379-385

    Nixon, A., Packard, A., & Dam, M. (2012). Teacher Contract Non-Renewal in the Rocky Mountains. (Accepted, International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, July/August Issue, 2012)

    Nixon, A., Packard, A., & Dam, M. (2012). Teacher Contract Non-Renewal: Midwest, Rocky Mountains, and Southeast. (Accepted, Educational Leadership Review; Sept/Oct, 2012)

    Nixon, A., Packard, A., & Dam, M. (2012). Teacher Contract Non-Renewal: Midwest Principals. (Accepted, International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, July/August Issue, 2012)

    Hook, A., Ware, L., Siler, B., & Packard, A. L. (2012) Breast Cancer Navigation and Patient Satisfaction: Exploring the Impact of a Community-based Patient Navigation Model in a Rural Setting. Oncology Nursing Forum 39(4) 379-385 https://onf.ons.org/onf/39

    Packard, A.L., Hazelkorn, M., Harris, K.P. & McLeod, R. (2011) Academic Achievement of Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities in Cotaught and Resource Rooms. Journal of Research in Education 21(2)100-117

    Nixon, A., Packard, A., & Dam, M. (2011). Teacher contract non-renewal: Southeast and Midwest Principals. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 6(4), ISSN 2115-9636.

    Nixon, A., Packard, A., & Dam, M. (2011). School principals and teacher contract non-renewal. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 6(3), ISSN 2115-9635.

    Packard, A.L., Hazelkorn, M., Harris, K.P. & McLeod, R. (2011) Academic Achievement of Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities in Cotaught and Resource Rooms. Journal of Research in Education 21(2)100-117 http://www.eeraonline.org/journal/files/v21/j

    Nixon, A., Packard, A.L., & Douvanis, G (2010). Non-Renewal of Probationary Teachers: Negative Retention. Education, 131(1),43-53.

    Nixon, A., Dam, M., & Packard, A. (2010). Teacher Dispositions and Contract Non-renewal. Planning and Changing, 41(3&4), 1 " 10 http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ952382.pdf

    Nixon, A., Dam, M. & Packard, A.L. (2010). Teacher Professional Dispositions and Contract Non-renewal. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Savannah, GA [View Publication]

    Clay, M.N., Rowland, S., & Packard, A.L. (2008). Improving Undergraduate Online Retention Through Gated Advisement and Redundant Communications. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice

    Duplechain, R., Reigner, R., & Packard, A. L. (2008). Striking differences: The impact of moderate and high trauma on reading achievement. Reading Psychology, 29(2), 117-136

    Epps, C., Taylor, L. J., & Packard, A. L. (2008). Ethnic differences and analgesic administration in the emergency department. Pain Management Nursing Journal. 9(1), 26-32

    Clay, M.N., Rowland, S., & Packard, A.L. (2008). Improving Undergraduate Online Retention Through Gated Advisement and Redundant Communications. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice http://baywood.metapress.com/app/home/contrib

    Hazelkorn, M., Packard, A. L., & Douvanis, G. (2008). Alternative dispute resolution in special education: A view from the field, Journal of Special Education Leadership,21(1), 29-35

    Hazelkorn, M., Packard, A. L., & Douvanis, G. (2008). Alternative dispute resolution in special education: A view from the field, Journal of Special Education Leadership,21(1), 29-35 [View Publication]

    Morris, B. J. & Packard, A. L. (January 1, 2007). The Principal's Support of Classroom Teacher/Media Specialist Collaboration. School Libraries Worldwide, 13(1) 36-55

    Taylor, L.J., Epps, C., Herr, K., & Packard, A. (2006). Evaluation of the Revised Faces Pain Scale ( FPS-R), Verbal Descriptor Scale (VDS), Numeric Rating Scale (NRS), and the Iowa Pain Thermometer (IPT) in older minority adults. Pain Management Nursing J

    Packard, A. L. & Holmes, G.A. (2006). Prototype features of a statistics homework website to advise instructors about student progress. International Journal of Instructional Media, 34(4), 389.

    Packard, A. L. & Chafin, C. G. (2005). Ninety days to a GED: A first look. Vertex: The Online Journal of Adult and Workforce Education, 1(2), Retrieved August 20. 2005, from http://vawin.jmu.edu/vertex/article.php?v=1&i=2&a=1.

    Packard, A. L. & Chafin, C. G. (2005). Ninety days to a GED: Student qualitative analysis. Vertex: The Online Journal of Adult and Workforce Education, 1(3), Retrieved August 20. 2005, from http://vawin.jmu.edu/vertex/print.php?v=1&i=3&a=2.

    Packard, A. L. (2003). Using common software to aid in research tasks. Journal of Educational Research, 13(1), 93 - 95.

    Packard, A. L. (2000). "Piece of cake": Choosing univariate analysis using a decision tree. Journal of Educational Research. 10(1), 77 - 81

    Packard, A. L. & Fortune, J. C. (1993). Collaboration is the action research setting. The Action Researcher. March 1993.

  • Other Information

    Regional Presentations

    Packard, A.L. Pilot Study of the relationship of student procrastination in a Self-Paced Research in Education Introduction Class a paper presentation at the 39th Annual Conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association at the Westin Resort Hotel, Hilton Head Island on February 17-20, 2016. Nixon, A., Packard, A., & Dam, M. (2012, February 17). Teacher Contract Non-Renewal: Midwest Principals. Presented at the EERA Annual Conference, Hilton Head, SC. Nixon, A., Packard, A., & Dam, M. (2012, February 16). Teacher Contract Non-Renewal in the Midwest, Southeast, and Northwest: What Principals Say. Presented at the EERA Annual Conference, Hilton Head, SC. Nixon, A., Packard, A., & Dam, M. (2012, February 17). Teacher Subject Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge, and Dispositions: Where do Teachers Lose Their Contracts? Presented at the EERA Annual Conference, Hilton Head, SC. Nixon, A., Dam, M., & Packard, A. (2011, February). Principals and Teacher Contract Non-Renewal.Presented at the EERA Annual Conference, Sarasota, FL. Nixon, A., Dam, M., & Packard, A. (2011, February). Principals Just Say No to Teacher Dispositions. Presented at the EERA Annual Conference, Sarasota, FL. Packard, A., Bray,M., Ishoy, B. & Epps, C.D. (2011) The Student Outcomes of Repeating Simulation Scenarios While Teaching Nursing Concepts: A Pilot Study. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Sarasota, FL

    State Presentations

    Nixon, A., Dam,M. & Packard, A.L. (2011, October) Teacher Contract Non-renewal: Southeast versus Midwest. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Educational Research Association, Savannah, GA
    Nixon, A., Dam,M. & Packard, A.L. (2011, October). Dispositions, Inadequate Subject Content Knowledge, or Insufficient Instructional Skills: Which Leads to Teacher Contract Non-Renewal? Paper presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Educational Research Association, Savannah, GA
    Morris, B.; Berry, J., & Packard, A.L. (2005, October). Principal's support in key to collaboration between media specialist and teachers. Paper presented at Georgia Council of Media Organizations, Macon, GA.
    Packard, A. L., & Layton, K. (2003, March). Tracking graduates of teacher education programs: assessment of dilemmas and solutions. Paper presented at GACTE/GATE conference, St. Simon's Island, GA

    Regional Workshops

    Shannon, D, Carney, J., Kawulich, B., Miller, M.,Packard, A., Ross, M. Smith, M.C., & Varga, M.A. (2015). Writing for Publication: Tips for Academic Publishing. Workshop presented at annual conference of Eastern Educational Research Association, Sarasota, FL Packard, A.L. & Shannon, D. ( (2009), February). What's Your Problem?: Solving the Riddle of Research Questions. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Education Research Association, Sarasota, FL Shannon, D. & Packard, A.L. (2007, February). Things graduate students need to know about Research Methods, Statistics and Technology. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Education Research Association, Clearwater, FL Payne, M., & Packard, A.L. (2007, February). Using data to lead change in curriculum and instruction Year III. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Education Research Association Clearwater, FL Packard, A. L. & Shannon, D. (2006, February). To Excel or SPSS. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Education Research Association, Hilton Head, SC. Payne, M. & Packard, A.L. (2005, March). Using data to lead change in curriculum and instruction. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Education Research Association, Sarasota, FL. Shannon, D., & Packard, A.L. (2005, March). Regression simply explained. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Education Research Association, Sarasota, FL.

    Evaluations

    Alabama Alliance for Students with Disabilities in STEM -2009 - 2014 Mobile Area Education Foundation - Alabama Alliance for Students with Disabilities in STEM -2009 - 2014 Mobile Area Education Foundation - Graduate Advocates Program - 2009 - 2011

    International

    Epps, C., Taylor, L. J., & Packard, A. (2003, November). Racial and ethnic differences in pain treatment in the emergency department, Paper presentation at the 37th Biennial Convention-Scientific Sessions, Sigma Theta Tau International, Toronto, CAN

    National

    Fortune, J. C.; Vertiz, V., & Packard, A. L. (1993, August). Curriculum reform in a reservation setting; The Choctaw school story. Paper presented at Association of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.