Wayne State University

Geralyn E. Stephens

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

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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

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. 

Area of Expertise

The following are areas where I have extensive professional experiences:

  • Career & Technical Education certification in Michigan
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Adult Learning 

Grants

Increasing the Ranks of Career & Technical Education Teachers
2015 - 2016
Career and Technical Education Research Expertise Project
2014 - 2015
Increasing the Ranks of Career and Technical Education Teachers
2014 - 2015
Career and Technical Education Research Expertise Project
2013 - 2014
Onsite: Moving AOA teachers towards Interim Occupational Certificate
2012 - 2013
Career and Technical Education Research Expertise Project
2012 - 2013
Assessing Annual Occupational Authorization Teachers' Professional Development Needs.
2011 - 2012
Fundamentals of Teaching in Career & Technical Education
2010 - 2011
Meeting them where they are!
2009 - 2010
CTE Teacher Recruitment and Retention.
2008 - 2009

Awards & Honors

2014
Recipient - Blackboard MVP Award, Blackboard Corporation, Blackboard World 2014
2013
Recipient - Blackboard Catalyst Award -Staff Development (Learn), Blackboard World 2013
2013
Recipient - WSU/TRC Faculty Fellowship, Technology Resources Center, Wayne State Unversity
2013
Recipient - President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Wayne State University, 2013
2012
Recipient - Blackboard Catalyst Award - Exemplary Course Program, BlackBoard World 2012
2012
Nominee - President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Wayne State University, 2012
2011
Award Recipient - Faculty Track Program, BlackBoard World 2011
2011
Finalist (2nd Place)- SLOAN-C Award, Excellence in Online Teaching
2011
Nominee - President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Wayne State University, 2011
2010
Advanced Technology User Award, College of Education - Wayne State University

Presentations

Project MOOC: Preparing AOA Teachers for the CTE Classroom
Stephens, G.E. & Haas, J. 2015   2015 Michigan Career Education Conference Michigan Career Conference
Troops-to-Teachers: A Statewide Awareness Initiative
2. Haas, J., Stephens, G.E. & Jones, E. 2015   2015 Michigan Career Education Conference Michigan Career Conference
Addressing the Digital Divide in High Poverty Communities
Stephens, G. E. 2014   Research Symposium and Educational Dialogue: Understanding the Impact of Poverty on Education, Wayne State University
A MOOC towards Occupational Certification
Stephens, G. E. 2014   Michigan Career Conference, Grand Rapids, MI
Teacher Externships: Bringing Learning to Life!
Stephens, G. E. 2014   Zealand Institute of Business and Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark
Effective Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement
Sulad, C., Stephens, G. E., Martin, F., Kacin, Sara, & Kolski, T. 2014   Blackboard World 2014. Las Vegas, NV.
Teacher Externships: Bringing Learning to Life.
Stephens, G.E. 2014   Zeeland Institute of Business and Technology / Copenhagen, Denmark
Improve the Testing, Improve the Upgrade!
1. Sulad, C. C., Stephens, G. E., DeLoose, S. 2013   Blackboard World-2013
How to Move from Annual Authorization to Interim Occupational Certification
Stephens, G.E. 2013   2013 Michigan Career Education Conference
The Professional Development Needs of the Annually Authorized Teacher
Stephens, G. E. 2012   Michigan Career Education Conference Michigan Career Conference
How To Move From Annual Authorization to Interim Occupational Certification
Stephens, G. E. 2012   Michigan Career Education Conference Michigan Career Conference
HOW TO: Annual Authorization to Occupational Certification
Stephens, G. E. 2011   2011 Michigan Career Education Conference Michigan Career Conference
The Availability and Use of Technological Resources in Metropolitan Detroit Student Teaching Classrooms
Stephens, G. E. 2011   2011 New Literacies Conference: Teaching and Learning in the Decades to Ahead

Publications

Stephens, G. E.   2015 The Journal of Effective Teaching 15, 2 69-77
Stephens, G. E.   2015 ‚ÄčInternational Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training 2, 2 119-135
Stephens, Geralyn   2011 Principal Leadership (12) (1).
The Availability of Technology Resources in Student Teaching Classrooms in the Metropolitan Detroit Area
Stephens, G. E.   2011 Issues in Education: Preschool through Graduate School (1), (2).
Stephens, G. E.   2011 Journal of Career and Technical Education. (26) (2). 68-76
The Effect of the Digital Divide on Social Justice
Stephens, G. E. Rosa, M. H.   2010 Issues in Education: Preschool through Graduate School (1), (1).
Business Teachers go to Work and Students get the Dividends
Stephens, G. E.   2010 Journal of Staff Development ( 31), (6).