Jo Ann Gammel, Director of Doctoral Program
School of Van Loan School

Phone: 978-998-7753
Office Location: Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Office Number: Van Loan 312B
Office Hours: By Appointment


EDL  715 Research Methods I: Qualitative


Biographical Profile

Educational Background

        Ed.D. in Adult Learning & Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

        M.I.A. in International Administration and Development, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT

        B.A. in Speech Therapy, Phillips University, Enid, OK

Additional Education

        Certificate, HERS – New England, Management Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration

        Certificate, Mentor Coach, Foundations in Coaching 

Scholarly Interests

        Higher Education Administration

        Program Design, Management and Evaluation

        Adult Learning and Development Theory and Research

        Intercultural Communication, Conflict Resolution and Cross Cultural Training

        Research Methods, Proposal Writing, and Qualitative Methods

        Coaching, Advising and Mentorship

Recent Publications

Song, Y.I.K., & Gammel, J.A. (2011).  Ecological mural as community reconnection.  International Journal of Art & Design Education, 30(2), 266-278).

Watson, R.E. & Gammel, J.A. (2011, May). Exploring graduate students’ identity work: The unspoken curriculum.  International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 1(5).;_May_2011/3.pdf

Karp, J., Hoyer-Winfield, S., Osche, E., Gammel, J., and Schilder, D. (2008). Boston Science Partnership: Year 4 evaluation report.  Cambridge, MA: Program Evaluation and Research Group (PERG) at Lesley University.

Gammel, J. (2006). Women doctoral students:  Examining changes in voice and meaning-making in a learning community of practice.  Unpublished dissertation.  New York, NY: Teachers College, Columbia University.


Workshops & Presentations

Reflective Practice and Mindfulness, Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) and the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) Joint Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 1-4, 2011.  Presentation with co-presenter Nancy Wolf.  (Proposal accepted)

Teaching Reflective Practice and Mindfulness to Spark Transformative Learning in Adults.  Council on Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL) 2011 International Conference, Chicago, IL, November 9-11, 2011.  Workshop with co-presenter Nancy Wolf.   (Proposal accepted.)

Graduates Students’ Knowledge Modus Operandi.  Third Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA, February 3-5, 2011.  Research Session presentation with co-researcher, Elizabeth Watson.    Awarded travel grant from School of Education.

Narrative and Adult Learners.  Narrative Matters—2006  An Interdisciplinary Conference on Narrative Research, Perspectives, Approaches, and Issues Across the Humanities and Social Sciences: The Storied Nature of Human Experience: Fact and Fiction, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, May 24-27, 2006.  Proposal accepted for presentation.

From Metal to Gold: The Alchemy of Adult Teaching and Learning, The Adult Higher Education Alliance, 25th National Conference, Boston, MA, October 5-8, 2005.


Jo Ann CV   JAG.CV.2011.11 for Endicott profiles.doc   (Word, 75264 KB)