The three pillars of an academic’s work are teaching, research, and service. Although this portfolio divides these into separate sections, it is important to note that these are often intertwined. In fact, the three pillars are recursive in practice as my teaching, research, and service inform and impact one another.
I believe it is a scholar’s responsibility to conduct and share one’s research, as well as to participate in the research community through a variety of activities (e.g., participating in conferences, encouraging undergraduate students to participate in and conduct research, serving as a reviewer and/or editor of conference proposals and scholarly journals). Also, it is imperative for scholars to reflect upon their work – not only work that has been accepted for publication, but also work that has not been accepted, too.
Although I am currently junior faculty, I hope to make a mark with my research. Since I joined the faculty at Kansas State University, I have worked hard to focus my knowledge of research and scholarship into ways to benefit students and our greater society.
My specific interest from an educational psychology standpoint is in the nexus of motivation in an aviation education setting. This line of research is informed by my work as a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) and full-time faculty at Kansas State University.
My research interests primarily focus on:
- Grit, Social Achievement Goals
- Aviation Education
Predicting Academic Self-Efficacy in a University Aviation Environment. (INTERNATIONAL)
Walden, A. (2016). Predicting Academic Self-Efficacy in a University Aviation Environment. Presented to the European Association of Aviation Psychology, Cascais, Portugal.
Predicting Aggression and Bullying with Social Goals, Teacher Support, and Classroom Context. (NATIONAL)
Walden, A., Shin, H. (2016). Predicting Aggression and Bullying with Social Goals, Teacher Support, and Classroom Context. Presented to the American Psychological Association Conference (Division 15), Denver, Colorado.
Preparing Future Faculty in Psychology Program: Oklahoma State University’s 12 Years Experience. (REGIONAL)
Jacobs, S., Fu, J., Walden, A., Schneider, B., Porras, C., Hancock, T. (2016) Preparing Future Faculty in Psychology Program: Oklahoma State University’s 12 Years Experience. Presented to the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, Texas.
Perspectives of Team-Based Learning in Higher Education Online and Traditional Classrooms. (REGIONAL)
Christofferson, K., Walden, A. (2016). Perspectives of Team-Based Learning in Higher Education Online and Traditional Classrooms. Presented to the Oklahoma Association for the Gifted, Creative and Talented (OAGCT), Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Team-Based Learning has become an increasingly popular pedagogy. Research has found that students are more engaged when team based learning is properly implemented. This poster session reflects upon the recent experiences of higher education instructors utilizing TBL in both an online and a traditional classroom environment. Suggestions for successful implementation of TBL in a variety of settings will be explored, as well as advantages and disadvantages of TBL in online and face-to-face classroom settings.
An Exploratory Comparison between Collegiate Aviation Flight Students and Student Autonomy. (REGIONAL)
Walden, A., Khojasteh, J. (2015). An Exploratory Comparison between Collegiate Aviation Flight Students and Student Autonomy. Presented at the Oklahoma Network for Teaching of Psychology (ONTOP), Stillwater, Oklahoma.