Robert Harper

Robert E Harper

Assistant Professor - Field Service Aff

455M Dyer Hall
P.O.Box 210049
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0049
Phone 513-556-3615
Fax 513-556-1900
Email robert.harper@uc.edu

Professional Summary

Rob Harper graduated from the Urban Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at the University of Cincinnati in June 2008.  His dissertation was titled, “The Professional Development Needs of Urban Principals in Ohio and Their Perceptions of Online Learning”.  He completed his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration at the University of Cincinnati in 2005.  Prior to pursuing his graduate level work, Rob was a music teacher for twelve years. His undergraduate work was completed in 1992 at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. 

 


Currently, Rob is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership Program at the University of Cincinnati. His research interests include online education, technology, school leadership preparation, and social justice education. 

Education

B.M.: University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music Cincinnati, OH, 1992 (Music Education)

M.Ed.: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2005 (Educational Administration)

Ed.D.: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2008 (Urban Educational Leadership)

Research and Practice Interests

Doctoral dissertation: An investigation into the professional development needs of urban principals and their perceptions of the potential of online professional development.

Positions and Work Experience

2008 -To Present Assistant Academic Director, Support the Program Coordinator in the development and implementation of initiatives specific to the administration, support, and sustainability of the Master of Educational Leadership Distance Learning Program., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2008 -To Present Adjunct Professor, Design, teach, and assess the learning experiences of early childhood education candidates in the ECE 544 Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood and Arts Integration Courses., Antioch University McGregor, Yellow Springs, Ohio

2006 -2008 Online Facilitator, Facilitate the learning experiences of one cohort of principal candidates throughout all course work in the Master of Educational Leadership Distance Learning Program., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2004 -2008 Graduate Assistant, Assist the Program Coordinator with the admissions process and related projects for the Master of Educational Leadership Distance Learning Program., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2005 -2008 Instructor/Co-Instructor - Computer Camp 101, Developed and taught curriculum for a course entitled: Internet for Teachers: An Introduction to the World Wide Web. This was a professional development series for local teachers and district leaders. , Antioch University McGregor, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Research Support

Grant: #Mayerson Investigators:Harper, Robert; Millacci, Ann 09-28-2011 -06-30-2012 Department of Education Principal Development Academy Role:Collaborator $46,134.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #EDU01-0000010635 Investigators:Harper, Robert; Millacci, Ann 01-01-2013 -06-30-2013 Department of Education Principal Development Academy Year 2 Role:Collaborator $117,909.00 Active Level:Federal

Publications

Other Publications

Harper, R. (2009. ) Online professional development: A partnership model .international Society for Technology in Education Newsletter,

Book Chapter

Allen, J., Harper, R., and Koschoreck, J. (2009 ) Fostering positive dispositions about LGBTIQ issues: The effects of a social justice curriculum on future educational leaders Sexuality matters: Paradigms and policies for educational leaders .Lanham, MD, Rowan & Littlefield

Presentations

Poster Presentations

Koschoreck, J., and Harper, R. (08-2011. ) Nurturing a Disposition for Social Justice in an Online Environment .Annual Conference on Distance Learning and Teaching, Madison, Wisconsin. . Level:National

Paper Presentations

Harper, R. (11-2008. ) An investigation into the professional development needs of urban principals and online professional development. Orlando, Florida. Conference. Level:National

Harper, R. (04-2008. ) The professional development needs of Ohio urban principals and their perceptions of online professional development. Cincinnati, OH. Conference. Level:Regional

Allen, J., and Harper R. (04-2008. ) Enhancing education through technology: Essential elements for improving student achievement in reading and mathematics. New York, NY. Conference. Level:National

Harper, R. (11-2007. ) Online professional development: Voices from urban school administrators. Alexandria, VA. Conference. Level:National

Ogletree, A., and Harper, R. (08-2007. ) The distance learning facilitator: Function, connection, and culture. Madison, WI. Conference. Level:National

Harper, R., and Evers, N. (11-2009. ) A partnership for the design and delivery of high quality online professional development .Anaheim, California. Conference. Level:National

Harper, R., and Evers, N. (08-2009. ) High quality online professional development for urban school leaders .Madison, Wisconsin. Conference. Level:National

Allen, J., Harper, R., and Koschoreck, J. (04-2009. ) What are the effects of a social justice curriculum on the development of attitudes and dispositions in a leadership preparation program .San Diego, California. Conference. Level:National

Symposium

Tooms, A., Boske, C., Koschoreck, J.W., Denton, M.J., Brunner, C.C., Allen, J.G., Harper, R.E., Sharp, M., Capper, C.A., Schulte, K., Hernandez, F., Reck, B., Lugg, C.A., Rorrer, A. (10-2008. ) Sexuality matters: Paradigms and policies for educational leaders. Orlando, FL. Conference. Level:National

Ogletree, A., Harper, R., Krzywkowski-Mohn, S., and Amat-Outlaw, T. (10-2006. ) Professional development in a learning community. Columbus, OH. Conference. Level:Regional

Honors and Awards

06-2008 -06-2008 Outstanding Student Award in Urban Educational Leadership & Educational Leadership College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Outstanding Student Award Status:Recipient Level:Department Type:Recognition

03-2008 -03-2008 David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration and Policy Participant Selected as a participant in the David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration and Policy on behalf of the University Council for Educational Administration, Division A & L of the American Educational Research Association and Sage Publications. Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Recognition

01-2008 -02-2008 University of Cincinnati Faculty Graduate Student Mentoring Grant Recipient Recipient of the University of Cincinnati Faculty Graduate Student Mentoring Grant sponsored by the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. Status:Recipient Level: University Type:Grant

06-2009 Outstanding Faculty/Staff Contribution Status:Nomination

Service

Ohio Department of Education (Urban Leadership Task Force ) Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:State 11-2009 -To Present

College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (Online Orientation Work Group ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 08-2009 -To Present

University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati Public Schools and Mayerson Academy Principal Professional Development Partnership Leadership Team ) Member 10-2008 -To Present

Ohio Department of Education Partnership (Urban Educational Leadership Endorsement Development Team ) Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:State 11-2008 -04-2009

Faculty Development Activities

11-2005 University Council for Educational Administration Nashville, Tennessee Type:Conference Attendance

11-2006 Mid-Western Educational Research Association Annual Meeting Columbus, Ohio Type:Conference Attendance

11-2007 Podcasting Basics Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Cincinnati, Ohio Type:Workshop

08-2007 Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning Madison, Wisconsin Type:Conference Attendance

11-2007 University Council for Educational Administration Alexandria, Virginia Type:Conference Attendance

04-2008 Train the Trainer Module Session, Southern Regional Education Board Atlanta, Georgia Type:Workshop

04-2008 Spring Research Conference University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Type:Conference Attendance

04-2008 American Educational Research Association New York, New York Type:Conference Attendance

11-2008 University Council for Educational Administration Orlando, Florida Type:Conference Attendance

04-2009 Train the Trainer Southern Regional Education Board Atlanta, Georgia Type:Workshop

08-2009 Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning Madison, Wisconsin Type:Conference Attendance

11-2009 University Council for Educational Administration Anaheim, California Type:Conference Attendance

02-2009 Train the Trainer Southern Regional Education Board Atlanta, Georgia Type:Workshop

Contact Information

Academic - 455M Dyer Hall
P.O.Box 210049
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221-0049
Phone: 513-556-3615
Fax: 513-556-1900
robert.harper@uc.edu