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Dr. Connie M. Forde

Education

Ph.D. in Higher Education, University of Mississippi, 1987
M.Ed. in Business Education, University of Southern Mississippi, 1978
B.S. in Business Education, University of Southern Mississippi, 1977

Courses Taught

TKB 4283/6283 Advanced Office Systems
TKT 3173 Teaching Business Education Skill Subjects
TKT 3623 Designing Technology Training
TKT 4213/6213 Teaching Basic Business Subjects
TKT 4623 Delivery and Evaluation of Technology Training
TKT 4683 Senior Seminar in Information Technology Services
TKT 4753/6753 Teaching and Presenting with Media
TKT 9000 Dissertation Research

Research Interests

Dr. Connie Forde's research focuses on learning strategies essential for the 21st century as well as keyboarding and advanced computer applications pedagogy.

Selected Publications

VanHuss, S. H., Forde, C. M., Woo, D. L., & Robertson, V. (2016). College keyboarding: Microsoft 2016: Keyboarding course. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

VanHuss, S. H., Forde, C. M., & Woo, D. L., & Robertson, V. (2016). College keyboarding: Microsoft 2016: Keyboarding & word processing essentials. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

VanHuss, S. H., Forde, C. M., & Woo, D. L., & Robertson, V. (2016). College keyboarding: Microsoft 2016: Advanced word processing. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Forde, C. M., & VanHuss, S. H. (2015). The workplace requires refocused business skills. In K. V. Hemby & R. E. Grubb (Eds.), Recent and projected technology trends affecting business education (pp. 17-32). Reston, VA: National Business Education Association.

Shumack, K. A., Scott-Bracey, P., & Forde, C. M. (2014). Differentiating instruction using technology. Business Education Forum, 68(4), 37-42.

Forde, C. M., & Shumack, K.A. (2013). Investing in professional growth. In B.C. McEwen (Ed.), Effective methods of teaching business education (pp. 278-290). Reston, VA: National Business Education Association.

Shumack, K.A., & Forde, C.M. (2012). Professional association membership: Extending the community of practice. In W. Stitte-Godhes (Ed.), Trends & issues in business education (pp. 174-187). Reston, VA: National Business Education Association.

VanHuss, S. H., Forde, C. M., & Woo, D. L. (2012). Integrated computer applications. Mason, Ohio: Cengage Learning—South-Western.

Shumack, K. A., & Forde, C. M. (2011). Business educators’ perceptions of the impact of their professional development on classroom instruction. Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 53(1), 1-13.

Shumack, K. A., & Forde, C. M. (2010). Professional development for business education teachers: Status, satisfaction, and level of decision-making. NABTE Review in Business Education Forum, 64(4), 26-33. Recognized as “Outstanding NABTE Journal Article" in 2010.

Grants

Co-Pl, Transition to Teaching Grant titled Learning and Education through Alternative Programs (LEAP). U.S. Department of Education. $3,058,084 awarded in 2009. Proposal Merit Reviewer, National Science Foundation's Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program.

Professional Leadership

President - Pi Omega Pi National Council
President - National Business Education Association
President - Southern Business Education Association
Chair - Foundation for the Future of Business Education

Honors

2006 Faculty Woman of the Year Award presented by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, Mississippi State University
Recipient, 2000 National Business Education Association Teacher of the Year Award for Outstanding Contributions to Business Education by a Senior College or University Business Teacher
Recipient, President’s Award by the National Business Education Association, 1995-96
Recipient, College of Education Faculty Achievement Award for Lower Level Teaching, 1994
Recipient, College of Education Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Research, 1993
Recipient, Southern Business Education Association Outstanding Leadership Award, 1991