Wayne State University

Profile for Geralyn E. Stephens

Geralyn E. Stephens
Geralyn E. Stephens
Associate Professor - Clinical
273 College of Education

Tuesdays 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Fall and Winter Terms)

313.577.0946
Fax 313.577.4091

Education

Bachelor's Degree:

Bachelor of Business  Administration (Marketing), Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.

Graduate:

Master of Education, Adult & Continuing Education,Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.   
Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction,  Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.  

Certification:

Certified Online Instructor, Michigan Virtual University.

Responsibilities

I  teach in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Computer Education areas.  I am also the major advisor to students, primarily graduate students, assigned to either areas.  My focus is to ensure that students receive a quality education with consideration for the conservation of financial resources.

Academic Interests

Teaching Philosophy:

Fundamentally, I believe that Learning and Change are synonymous terms.  Meaning, if one is learning, then one is changing.   However, I do not expect the change to occur instantly.  Changes in attitudes or beliefs may occur over time.  I believe that effective teaching is the impetus for learners to identify how new concepts or skills learned can be applied in their lives.  When adult learners internalize new information or master a new skill, their perceptions, perspectives, beliefs and/or attitudes have been influenced. 

I believe that learning is perpetual.  I believe that effective teaching has the ability to influence students to continue the learning process after the formal teaching/learning session has concluded.  Students can be inspired to review, apply and/or practice concepts and skills learned.  They may also seek additional related information, especially web-based, that supports what was learned in the classroom.  I believe that internet based technological resources promote ubiquitous learning by allowing learners access to information and the ability to communicate with others, at any time.

In March 2013, I was recognized among the top 25 Education Professors in Michigan.

Area of Expertise

The following are areas where I have extensive professional experiences:

  • Career & Technical Education certification in Michigan
  • Ubiquitous Teaching and Learning
  • Adult Learning 
  • Perkins Funding Requirements and Reporting