Positions

Overview

  • Scholarship

    As a qualitative and mixed methods methodologist, I have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of research pursuits across the Department of Human Studies and School of Education through colleagues and student dissertation work. My personal scholarship work stems from my background in sociocultural and international education development and evaluation and focuses on the cultural elements of the research process, specifically collaborative research strategies, deconstruction of the researcher-researched dichotomy, cultural competency and value hierarchies in research and evaluation, epistemologies of place, socialization, and indigenous research methods.

    Service

    I have enjoyed contributing to a variety of initiatives across UAB and my field. In my field, I work with the American Evaluation Association to promote cultural competency in research and responsible mixed methods practices.

    Personal

    I'm a sucker for animals and bread-winner for my doggos, addicted to snoballs with cream, former art student with a bad art supplies habit, aspiring Creole cooking master, farmer's child trying desperately to grow Louisiana food in Alabama, wants to drive cross country, cheeseburger connoisseur, minimalist-ish, and tiny house enthusiast.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Beliefs and Intentions of Anesthesia Physicians Toward Providing Culturally Competent Care to Transgender PatientsTransgender Health2022
    2022 The Intersection of Counseling Microskills and Qualitative Interviewing and Reporting in the Study of Sensitive TopicsAmerican Journal of Evaluation.  43:255-268. 2022
    2022 Relational mentoring and teacher motivation in an english as a second language master’s program: a five-year study in the context of cohorts and professional learning communitiesMentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.  30:479-498. 2022
    2020 Exploring Kuwaiti Preservice Early Childhood Teachers’ Beliefs About Using Web 2.0 TechnologiesEarly Childhood Education Journal.  48:715-725. 2020
    2020 Hidden communities of practice in social media groups: Mixed methods studyJmir Pediatrics and Parenting.  3. 2020
    2019 Community, theory, and guidance: Benefits and lessons learned in evaluation peer mentoringCanadian Journal of Program Evaluation / Revue canadienne d'évaluation de programme.  34:102-117. 2019
    2018 Exploring social media group use among breastfeeding mothers: Qualitative analysisJmir Pediatrics and Parenting.  1. 2018
    2018 Exploring Social Media Group Use Among Breastfeeding Mothers: Qualitative Analysis (Preprint) 2018
    2018 Utilization of online focus groups to include mothers: A use-case design, reflection, and recommendations.Digital Health.  4:2055207618777675. 2018
    2017 Adopting an Ethic of Empathy: Introducing Counseling Best Practices as Qualitative Best Practice 2017
    2016 A contextual examination of high-quality service-learning practice. 2016
    2015 A Measure of Precision Regarding Procedural Tasks of Non-Traditional, Adult Learners In an Immersive Virtual Learning EnvironmentInternational Journal of Transportation Science and Technology.  4:197-208. 2015
    2015 Voluntourism in Cross-Cultural Contexts: Critical Issues and the Case for International Volunteer Development and Management 2015
    2015 Cultural Core Competencies: Perceptions of Youth Development Professionals.Journal of Human Sciences and Extension.  3:65-78. 2015

    Research Overview

  • Qualitative Methods in Research and Evaluation
    Teaching and Mentoring in Program Evaluation
    Program Evaluation and Development / Needs Assessment
    Conducting Research and Evaluation within Sensitive Topics
    Sustainability in Practice and Research Applications
    Collaborative Practices in Qualitative Research and Program Evaluation
    Cross-Cultural and International Perspectives in Evaluation
    Arts-Based Methods in Qualitative Research and Evaluation
  • Teaching Overview

  • Reflecting on my own experiences as a former student and as a current researcher, the most informative and useful opportunities always involved exposure to a wide variety of research approaches and the opportunity to apply that knowledge to real-world projects. As a result, I like to think of our methods class meetings as opportunities to "workshop" the course skill objectives that allow students to apply the content and methods to their content area as well as learn from exposure to and discussion of fellow students' work.
  • Teaching Activities

  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Spring Term 2018)
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Spring Term 2019)
  • EPR214 - Intro to Educ Statistics (Summer Term 2019)
  • EPR590 - Research & Prgm Eval in Coun (Spring Term 2020)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Fall Term 2016)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Fall Term 2017)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Fall Term 2018)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Fall Term 2019)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Fall Term 2020)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Fall Term 2020)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Spring Term 2017)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Spring Term 2018)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Spring Term 2019)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Spring Term 2020)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Spring Term 2021)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Spring Term 2021)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Spring Term 2022)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Summer Term 2017)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Summer Term 2018)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Summer Term 2019)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Summer Term 2020)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Summer Term 2021)
  • EPR594 - Intro to Edu Research Design (Summer Term 2021)
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Spring Term 2015)
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Spring Term 2016)
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Spring Term 2017)
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Spring Term 2020)
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Spring Term 2021)
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Spring Term 2022)
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2015)
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2016)
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2016)
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2017)
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2018)
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2019)
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2020)
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2020)
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2021)
  • EPR607 - Microcomp App to Stat Analysis (Fall Term 2016)
  • EPR607 - Microcomp App to Stat Analysis (Spring Term 2015)
  • EPR608 - Stat Methods and Action Res (Fall Term 2016)
  • EPR608 - Stat Methods and Action Res (Spring Term 2015)
  • EPR691 - Indep Readings in Ed Psych/Res (Fall Term 2019)
  • EPR691 - Indep Readings in Ed Psych/Res (Spring Term 2015)
  • EPR691 - Indep Readings in Ed Psych/Res (Spring Term 2017)
  • EPR691 - Indep Readings in Ed Psych/Res (Summer Term 2015)
  • EPR691 - Indep Readings in Ed Psych/Res (Summer Term 2016)
  • EPR691 - Indep Readings in Ed Psych/Res (Summer Term 2017)
  • EPR691 - Indep Readings in Ed Psych/Res (Summer Term 2019)
  • EPR691 - Indep Readings in Ed Psych/Res (Summer Term 2020)
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Fall Term 2014)
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Fall Term 2015)
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Fall Term 2017)
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Fall Term 2018)
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Fall Term 2019)
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Spring Term 2015)
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Spring Term 2016)
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Summer Term 2015)
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Summer Term 2018)
  • EPR695 - Surv Methods in Educ Research (Summer Term 2015)
  • EPR695 - Surv Methods in Educ Research (Summer Term 2016)
  • EPR695 - Surv Methods in Educ Research (Summer Term 2017)
  • EPR695 - Surv Methods in Educ Research (Summer Term 2018)
  • EPR695 - Surv Methods in Educ Research (Summer Term 2019)
  • EPR695 - Surv Methods in Educ Research (Summer Term 2020)
  • EPR695 - Surv Methods in Educ Research (Summer Term 2021)
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Fall Term 2014)
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Fall Term 2016)
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Fall Term 2017)
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Fall Term 2018)
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Fall Term 2019)
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Fall Term 2020)
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Fall Term 2021)
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Summer Term 2015)
  • EPR790 - Mixed Methods Appr Action Resh (Fall Term 2015)
  • EPR790 - Mixed Methods Appr Action Resh (Fall Term 2016)
  • EPR792 - Mixed Methods Approach/Ed Res (Fall Term 2018)
  • EPR792 - Mixed Methods Approach/Ed Res (Fall Term 2019)
  • EPR792 - Mixed Methods Approach/Ed Res (Fall Term 2020)
  • EPR792 - Mixed Methods Approach/Ed Res (Fall Term 2021)
  • Full Name

  • Jenna LaChenaye