Tinukwa Boulder

  • Adjunct Lecturer
    Education Program
  • Adjunct Lecturer
    Computer & Information Science
  • Adjunct Lecturer
    Graduate Outreach Education

Courses Taught

Teaching and Advising

  • EDCR 101 Psychology of Learning and Teaching (Face-to-face)
  • CIS 150 Business Technology (Face-to-face and online)
  • CIS 170 PC Operating Systems and the Internet (face-to-face and Online)
  • CIS 171 Word Processing (Face-to-face and Online)
  • CIS 172 Electronic Spreadsheets (Face-to-face and Online)
  • LHES 240 Leadership Seminar in Education (Online)
  • GEDU 637 Learning Theories (Online Graduate course)
  • ESL 121 Intermediate Reading 1 (Undergraduate)

Student Advising:

  • Seven school of education graduate students advisees (Fall, Summer and Spring)
  • Organization Learning Leadership (OLL) Doctoral committee member (Fall 2016 to the present)

Educational History

  • Ph.D. – Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Systems and Workforce Development. Mississippi State University, August 2010. Dissertation Title: Faculty Members' and graduate students' perceptions of multicultural education in the college of education.
    TESOL – The Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESOL) certificate. English Department, Mississippi State University, August 2010.
  • M.S.T. - Master of Science in Technology. Mississippi State University, May 2003.
     
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business Management (Second class honors). Leeds Trinity University College, Leeds, England, September 1998.

Professional Experience

Previous Professional Experience

Instructional Designer and Adjunct Faculty - Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), Gannon University, Erie, PA.  September 7, 2010 to July 1, 2015. 

  • Support and collaborate with faculty and staff from diverse disciplines to develop high quality and engaging instructional content
  • Support faculty to integrate emerging instructional strategies and technologies into their courses
  • Create instructional resources to support teaching and learning
  • Develop training programs to support faculty and staff professional development
  • Teach two undergraduate courses

Graduate Teaching Assistant - Department of Instructional System and Workforce Development (ISWD), Mississippi State University (MSU), August 2003 to May 2010.

Courses Taught at MSU 

  • TKT 4283: Advanced Info Processing
  • TKT 6803: Technology for Meaningful Learning (Graduate)
  • TKT 4753/6753: Presenting with Media (Split Level Undergraduate/Graduate)
  • TKT 4743: Desktop Publishing (Undergraduate)
  • TKT 1273: Computer Applications in Education (Undergraduate)
  • TKT 4543: Document Formatting/Information Processing (Undergraduate)

Served as a guest speaker in the following graduate level classes at MSU:

  • TKT 8273: Contemporary Issues in Curriculum Planning in ISWD
  • TKT 8773: Teaching & Training Media
  • Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
  • TKT 9213: Foundation, Trends and Issues in Instructional Systems & Workforce Development (ISWD)

Research Executive, Pye Tait Limited, Harrogate, England, UK (2001 - 2002)

  • Developed and wrote research projects for a range of governmental and educational professional agencies.
  • Organized and managed focus groups, in-depth telephone and face-to-face interviews.
  • Conducted market research on issues pertinent to British industry and academia.

English Teacher, GEOS, Nagano City, Japan (2000 - 2001)

  • Taught conversational English to Japanese students.
  • Counseled students about areas of improvement and maintained customer care.
  • Organized school activities and interviewed prospective students and teachers.
  • Organized marketing and sales strategies to attract more students.

Professional Societies

  • American Education Research Association
  • Internation Journal of Multicultural Education

Publications

Article accepted for publication in October 2012 (Peer-reviewed journal):

  • Boulder., T.B., & Liotta, C. (2012). The integration of team-based learning (TBL) in an advanced exposure course. Radiologic science and education.
     
  • Okojie, M.C.P.O., Okojie-Boulder, T.C., & Boulder, J. (2011) Teachers Perception of their Preferred Instructional Methods in Technology Training Sessions. Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning. 6, 1.
     
  • Okojie, M. C. P. O., Okojie-Boulder, T. C., & Boulder, J. (2009). Perceptions of college students: the relevance of academic programs to current jobs. International journal of vocational education and training (IVETA), 17, 2.
     
  • Okojie-Boulder, T. C., Boulder, J., & Okojie, M. C. P. O. (2008). Multicultural education and technology integration. In L. A. Tomei (Ed.), Encyclopedia of information technology curriculum integration, (pp. 599 – 608). Hershey, PA: IGI Global publishing.
     
  • Okojie, M. C. P. O., Okojie-Boulder, T. C., & Boulder, J. (2008). Constructivist learning framework and technological application. In L. A. Tomei (Ed.), Encyclopedia of information technology curriculum integration, (pp. 150-156). Hershey, PA: IGI Global publishing.
     
  • Okojie, M.C. P. O., Okojie-Boulder, T. C., & Boulder, J. (2008). Evaluation technology-based instruction (TBI). In L. A. Tomei (Ed.), Encyclopedia of information technology curriculum integration, (pp. 297-302). Hershey, PA: IGI Global publishing.
     
  • Okojie, M. C. P. O., Olinzock, A. A., Adams, J., & Okojie-Boulder, T. C. (2008). Technology training dilemma: a diagnostic approach.  The Journal of Instructional Media, 34, 3.
     
  • Okojie, M. C. P. O., Olinzock, A. A., & Okojie-Boulder, T. C. (2006). The pedagogy of technology integration.  The Journal of Technology Studies, special theme issue, 32, 2.
     
  • Lin, C. F., & Okojie, T. C. (2005). Improving ESL placement test. Department of Applied Foreign National Huwei University of Science and Technology, Huwei, Yu Lin, Taiwan.

Unpublished Dissertation:

  • Okojie-Boulder, T. C. (2010). Faculty members’ and graduate students’ perceptions of multicultural education in the college of education at Mississippi state university (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Mississippi State University, Mississippi.

Book co-authored:

  • Olinzock, A. A., Rankin, D. S., Lewis, T. N., Okojie, M. C. P. O., Okojie-Boulder, T. C., Newland, T. & Boulder, J. (2006). Activities for Input Technologies and Computer Applications. Cincinnati, OH: Thomson South Western.

Contributing author:

  • Olinzock, A. A., Arney, J. B., & Skean, W. (2005). Integrated Business Projects (2nd ed.). Cincinnati, OH: Thomson Southwestern.

National and International Professional Conference Presentations:

  • Nwokeji, J.C., Kotian, A., Adeyelure, T., Holmes, T., Boulder, T. & Ohu, I. (2017, May). Application of enterprise architecture framework (EAF) to agility. Paper presented at the May 2016, 13th Annual International Conference on Information Technology & Computer Science, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece.
     
  • Nwokeji, J. C., Boulder, T., Ohu, I., & Okolie, N. C. (2016, October). Language as an instructional barrier: Towards support for international faculty. Paper presented at the October 2016, 46th Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference: The Crossroads of Engineering and Business, Erie, Pennsylvania.
     
  • Brieger, T., Boulder, T., Artman, N. & Clark, J. (2014) FBI Major Case #203 Pizza Bomber" MOOC: An Innovative and Collaborative Approach to MOOC Design and Facilitation. Paper presented at the October 2014, 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference:  Driving Innovation with Online Learning, Orlando, Florida.
     
  • Boulder, T. & Datte, C. (2014, February). A Heutagogical Approach to Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) Project. Paper presented at the February 2014 Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Newport Beach, California.
     
  • Kosir, M. & Boulder, T. (2013). VoiceThread - Conducting Foreign Language Conversations in the Cloud. Paper presented at the October 2013 Languages and Bridges, Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association 2013 Fall Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
     
  • Boulder, T., Artman, N., & Datte, C. (2013). Voicethread: Evolution of Discussion. Paper presented at the Albert Camus and Philosophy of Communication: Making Sense in an Age of Absurdity Conference, 74th Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Communication Association, Erie, Pennsylvania.
     
  • Ramakrishnan, S. & Boulder, T. (2012). Technology to Deliver Service Learning in Introductory Engineering Courses. Paper presented at the July 2012 Sloan-C Emerging Technology Online Learning 5th Annual International Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
     
  • Okojie-Boulder, T. C., & Lawrence, H. (2007). A Study of the Perceived Role of Human Relations Skill in Work Organization. Paper presented at the April Graduate Student Association  (GSA) Research Symposium in Starkville, Mississippi State.
     
  • Okojie-Boulder, T. C., Boulder, J., Lin, C. F., Lawrence, H., & Yu, W. C. (2006). The Role of Human Relations Skill in the Workplace. Paper presented at the November-December Connecting Education and Careers in Atlanta, Georgia.
     
  • Okojie, M. C. P. O., Olinzock, A. A., Yu, C., Okojie-Boulder, T. C., & Yen, L. (2006). Improving Technology Training Sessions through a Diagnostic Training Approach. Paper presented at the October 2006 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Exploring the Vision Conference in Dallas, Texas.
     
  • Okojie-Boulder, T., Boulder, J., Lawrence, H., Lin, C. F., & Yen, L. (2006). Exploring the Relationship between Technology and Instructional Process. Paper presented at the October 2006 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Exploring the Vision Conference in Dallas, Texas.
     
  • Okojie, M. C. P. O., Olinzock, A. A., Yu, C., Yen, L., & Okojie-Boulder, T. C. (2006). Assessing the Role of Human Relations Skill in Businesses and Industries. Paper presented at the October 2006 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Exploring the Vision Conference in Dallas, Texas.
     
  • Okojie-Boulder, T., Okojie, M., Boulder, J., Lin, C. F., Lawrence, H., & Yen, L. (2005). An examination of teachers' perceptions and its impact on technology integration in the classroom. Paper presented at the October 2005 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Exploring the Vision Conference in Orlando, Florida.
     
  • Okojie, M. C. P. O., Olinzock, A. A., & Okojie-Boulder, T. C. (2005). Pedagogical considerations: teaching creatively in a multimedia learning environment. Paper presented at the October 2005 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Exploring the Vision Conference in Orlando, Florida.
     
  • Yu, C., Okojie, M. C. P. O., Lin, C., & Okojie-Boulder, T. C. (2005). Can PowerPoint help integrate technology into the classroom? Paper presented at the October 2005 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Exploring the Vision Conference in Orlando, Florida.
     
  • Yu, C., Olinzock, A. A., Okojie, M. C. P. O., Lin, C., & Okojie-Boulder, T. C. (2005). Self, group and togetherness in a learning community: student’s perceptions of self-efficacy and group-efficacy in learning. Paper presented at the October 2005 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Exploring the Vision Conference in Orlando, Florida.
     
  • Okojie, M. C. P. O., Olinzock, A. A., & Okojie, T. C. (March 2004). The Pedagogy of Instructional Technology. Paper presented at the 2004 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
     
  • Okojie, M. C. P. O., Olinzock, A. A., & Okojie, T. C. (March 2004). Teaching and Learning Creatively in a Multimedia Environment. Paper presented at the 2004 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Paper and Abstracts Submissions under Review

  • Ohu, I., Nwokeji, J.C., Roache, T., Boulder, T., & Walker, A. (2017, May). Effect of VR-based activities on laparoscopic task performance. Paper presented at the 2017 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
     
  • Ohu, I., Nwokeji, J.C., Roache, T., Boulder, T., & Walker, A. (2017, May). Identification and analysis of variables affecting completion time in a virtual reality based laparoscopic pattern cutting task. Paper presented at the 2017 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
     
  • Boulder, T., Okojie, M., & Boulder, J. (2017). A Study of Faculty Members’ Perceptions of Multicultural Education in Higher Education and Strategies. Submitted to the American Education Research Association’s American Education Journal for review.

Funded Grants

  • 2006 MSU Graduate Student Research Award for Excellence in Research.
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Follow-up study of students in the Department of Instructional Systems, Leadership and Workforce Development between 2001 and 2005 funded for $6,656.00.
  • Faculty Development grant (Gannon University) funded in spring 2013 for $1,000.00.
  • Faculty Development grant (Gannon University) funded in spring 2014 for $1,000.00.

Unfunded Grants (Under Review)

  • Co-Principal Investigator: EXP: Collaborative Research: An Examination of Children Learning Language and Cultural norms through Real-Time Peer Cooperation in a Virtual Gaming Environment (VGE) National Science Foundation Grant proposal-funding request for $550,000.

Scholarship/Research

Brief description of my research: The focus of my scholarship activities is on implementation of emerging instructional strategies and technologies in the classroom. My research focus also includes examining the application of multicultural education in higher education.

 

Service

Services to the Profession and Community

  • Online Course Design and Redesign Projects: I have collaborated with faculty to design, build and evaluate over 60 online courses Quality Matters Standards and rubric.
     
  • Leader of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s (CETL) Annual Summer Faculty 3-day Workshop: Design and co-manage the workshop for support faculty members course redesign projects.
     
  • CETL Training Developer and Coordinator: Developing and managing CETL’s training program for the Gannon community.
    Instructional Technology Topic:
    • Comprehensive Blackboard training
    • Microsoft Office
    • SoftChalk
    • Kaltura
    • Camtasia
    • Adobe Presenter
    • Adobe Captivate
    • Turning Technologies
    • Smart Podium & Notebook
    • Cloud-based tools (OneDrive, Pixton, Timeline, Prezi, Socrative, Quandary, VoiceThread)
     
  • Instructional Design and Strategies Training Topics:
    • Best practices for creating rubrics
    • Integrating active learning strategies
    • Accommodating learning styles/preferences
    • Online course design training
    • Classroom discussion strategies
    • Flipped Classroom Technique
    • Team-based Learning Approach
    • Active Teaching Strategies
    • Online Teaching Preparation Program (Under development
     
  • Committee Membership and Services at Gannon University (GU):
    • Co-Chair: Promotion and Tenure (P&T) Portfolio Migration Committee
    • Member: Library Renovation Committee
    • Member: Liberal Studies Committee
    • Member: University Academic Affairs Committee
    • Member: Blackboard Migration and Implementation Committee
    • Chair: Media Management Service Acquisition Committee
    • Member: New residence hall committee
    • Member: Library Renovation Committee
    • Member: Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Center Advisory Board
    • Member: Office of English Language and Global Training (ELGT) Advisory Board
    • Member: Informal IRG committee
    • Member: Faculty Senate Sub-Committee Consultant
     
  • Leadership Roles at GU
    • Faculty Peer Observer: Annual Peer Observation
    • Program Reviewer: Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Teacher Preparation Program Review
    • Co-Leader: Online Faculty and Staff Learning Organization
    • Senior Instructional Designer: Gannon University’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Investigative Concepts: FBI Major Case #203 "Pizza Bomber".
    • Staff Mentor: Gannon University’s Employee Mentorship Program.
    • Panelist (Reactor): Old School: The Value of the Traditional Teaching in the Modern Classroom. Globalization Speaker Series III: Teaching and Learning in the Postmodern and Globalized World. Tuesday, September 29, 2015.
    • Judge: Undergraduate Advising Award
     
  • Volunteer Service in the Erie and Edinboro, PA Community
    • Judge and Panelist: Annual Full Tuition Scholarship Competition
    • Participant and Helper: Battle of the Books – Northwestern, PA Regional School Competition
    • Fundraiser and Participant: GU Relay for Life - American Cancer Society.
    • Fundraiser and Participant: Be a Hero Community Service - Erie Country Child Abuse Prevention Task Force (CAPT).
    • Volunteer and Helper: Gannon University (GU) Social Work Program Christmas Dinner:
    • Volunteer and Helper: General McLane High School (Edinboro PA) Production Oliver
Gannon University Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)

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