Yvonne Smith Successfully Defends PhD Dissertation | Kent State University

Yvonne Smith Successfully Defends PhD Dissertation

Yvonne Smith, current undergraduate and graduate faculty member and former assistant dean of Kent State University College of Nursing, has successfully defended her dissertation for a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction.

Smith’s dissertation, titled Using A Qualitative Approach to Explore Nursing Faculty Perceptions of Teaching Online, explores faculty perceptions of online teaching and works to clarify workload and policy issues, barriers to quality online teaching and learning, and faculty needs for professional development and support. Many College of Nursing faculty members contributed data for the study.