Assistant Professor, College of Business; Program Chair, MS in Information Security and Assurance; Discipline Chair, Information Security and Assurance
Department of Technology Management
Worldwide College of Business
Worldwide campus

Office Hours

Please consult term syllabus for hours as they do change term to term.

Areas of Expertise

STEM, Computer Science, Information Assurance & Security, and Gender-incusivity


Wendi M. Kappers is a tenured-track, Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Technology in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) – Worldwide. Dr. Kappers serves as the Discipline and Program Chair of the Information Security and Assurance program. She additional instructs in the College of Engineering, Daytona Beach Campus.

Dr. Kappers has a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Central Florida (UCF). Her thesis work explored how educational video game effects upon mathematics achievement and motivation scores differed between the sexes. Her research focus includes gender-inclusivity, computer science topics, and instructional and educational technology utilization in the classroom. She regularly supports project initiatives within the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) to further support women in engineering and engineering faculty development, and has served as a National Science Foundation (NSF) panelist.

Her research has been published in the Academic Exchange Quarterly, the British Journal of Educational Technology, and within the Computers in Education Journal sponsored by ASEE. Additionally, her work has been presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), ASEE, Professional & Organizational Development (POD) Network, and at special divisional sessions during yearly conferences as invited or required through grant work

Prior to coming to ERAU, she held the position of tenure Professor and Program Manager of the Network Engineering Program within the Department of Engineering Technology. During her tenure, she also served as the Co-PI of a grant exploring collaborative administration and industry mentorship planning used to increase enrollments of woman and minorities with declared majors in the areas of Computer Science (CS), Engineering (E), Mathematics (M), and Science (S), CSEMS; accumulative grant totaling $330,000 over a four-year period.

She is an experienced Computer Engineer and Instructional Designer, designing in Blackboard, WebCT, eCollege, and Canvas, and holds many industry-related certifications including the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Trainer (MCT) certificates.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Technology, University of Central Florida (UCF
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, University of Phoenix
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Notre Dame College

  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer

  • MISA 501: Assured Business Systems

Primary Duties: 

Discipline/Program Chair, M.S. in Information Security & Assurance (MISA)/Asst. Professor, College of Business, Worldwide Campus & College of Engineering, Daytona Beach Campus

College of Business: 

All MISA-Related Courses.

College of Engineering: 

CS 120: Introduction to Computers in Aviation

College of Arts & Sciences:

BA 120: Introduction to Computer Based Systems

RSCH 202: Introduction to Research Methods



Please refer to faculty member's current CV for full publication history by visiting the external URL provided above under the heading of Personal Websites and External Links. 


Books
Contributing Author
Kappers, W. M., & Ombres, S. (2015). How do I include images and video? In Davis, T. (2015). Visual design for online learning (pp. 27-61). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Morrissette, D. J., Neal, J. G., & Kappers, W. M. (2012). The little oak. Online: Lulu.com

Kappers, W. M. (2009). Headwords. In L.E. Sullivan (Ed), The SAGE glossary of the social and behavioral sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Technical & Peer Reviewer
Groccia, J. (Ed.). (2011). To improve the academy: Resources for faculty, instructional, and organizational development: Vol. 30. Indianapolis, IN: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Holcombe, C. & Holcombe, J. (2006). Survey of operating systems (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Journal Publications
Refereed Articles

Halawi, L., Kappers, W. M., & Glassman, A. (2016). From enrollment to employment: A DACUM approach to Information Systems and Information Security and Assurance curriculum design. Issues in Information Systems, 17(3), 218-226. 

Kappers, W. M., & Cutler, S. L. (2016). Simulation to application. The use of computer simulations to improve real-world application of learning. Computers in Education Journal, 7(1), 64-74.

Kappers, W. M., & Cutler, S. L. (2015). Poll everywhere! Even in the classroom: An investigation into the impact of using PollEverywhere in a large-lecture classroom. Computers in Education Journal, 6(20), 21-30.

Kappers, W. M. (2011). Play education video games on their terms. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 15(2), 140-145.

Kebritchi, M., Kappers, W. M., Hirumi, A., & Henry-Nease, R. (2009). Analysis of the supporting websites for the use of instructional games in K12 settings. British Journal of Educational Technology, 40(4), 733-754.

Presentations
Invited Panelist
Detiveaux, G. (Moderator), Kappers, W. M., Oehlman, M., & McCulloch, E. (2016, Feb. 8). POD SIG-TwT Panel discussion on Learning Management Systems. Retrieved from https://sigtwt.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/leveraging-learning-management-systems-to-further-teaching-and-learning/

Panelist
Halawi, L., Kappers, W. & Glassman, A. (2016, Oct.). Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of an
Information Security and Information Management Workforce: Aligning university curricula with industry needs. Concurrent sessions presented at the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS) 56th International Conference, October 5 - 8, Nashville, TN.

Presenter

Kappers, W. M. (2016, June). Through the lens of the reviewer: Information literacy, an LMS, and peer review. Concurrent session presented at the 2016 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference: Jazzed about Engineering Education, June 26-29, New Orleans, LA.

Kappers, W. M. (2015, Nov.). Good things come in small packages: Microtraining for professional development. Concurrent interactive session presented at the 40th Annual POD Conference, Nov. 4-8, San Francisco, CA.

Malensek (1), W. M. (2005, July). Hybrid/Blended IT course development: Design and delivery. Concurrent session conducted at the annual meeting of the Florida Faculty Institute, July, Daytona, FL: Florida Faculty Institute.

Malensek, W. M. (2004, July). How to integrate group projects and group accountability into online. Concurrent session presented at the Sixth Annual WebCT User Conference (!MPACT 2004), July 4-8, Houston, TX.

Co-Presenter

Beddoes, K., Panther, G., Cutler, S., & Kappers, W. M. (in press). TARGIT (Training And Resources for Gender Inclusive Teamwork): A new tool for faculty. Concurrent session presented at the 2017 Hawaii International Conference on Education, Jan. 3-6, Honolulu, HI. 

Halawi, L., Kappers, W. & Glassman, A. (2016, Oct.). From enrollment to employment: A DACUM approach to Information Systems and Information Security and Assurance curriculum design. Concurrent sessions presented at the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS) 56th International Conference, October 5 - 8, Nashville, TN.

Beddoes, K., Panther, G., Cutler, S., & Kappers, W. (2016, June). Increasing gender inclusivity in faculty members’ teamwork practices. Special session presented at the 2016 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference: Jazzed about Engineering Education, June 26-29, New Orleans, LA. (accepted did not present)

Pulford, S., Cutler, S., Hahn, L., Harris, E., Kappers, W. M., Chua, M., & Yasuhara, K. (2016, June). Faculty developers on faculty development: Join the conversation. Special session presented at the 2016 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference: Jazzed about Engineering Education, June 26-29, New Orleans, LA.

Kappers, W.M., & Cutler, S. (2015, June). Simulation to application. The use of computer simulations to improve real-world application of learning. Concurrent session presented at the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference: Making Value for Society, June 14-18, Seattle, WA.

Bourdeau, D., Vincenzi, D., Norris, K., Surrency, M., Field, S., & Kappers, W. M. (2014, July). Exemplary institutional practices in course design: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s award-winning ecosystem. Concurrent panel discussion presented at the BbWorld 2014 Annual Conference, Jul. 15-17, Las Vegas, NV.

Kappers, W.M., & Cutler, S. (2014, June). Poll everywhere! Even in the classroom: An investigation into the impact of using PollEverywhere in a large-lecture classroom. Concurrent session presented at the 2014 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference: 360 Degrees of Engineering Education!, June 15-18, Indianapolis, IN.

Cutler, S., Kappers, W. M., & Ombres, S. (2013, October). Lessons learned for inquiry learning faculty development. Concurrent session presented at the 6th Annual Florida Statewide Symposium: Engagement in Undergraduate Research, Oct. 11-12, Orlando, FL: The University of Central Florida. Retrieved from: http://researchsymposium.ucf.edu/events/presentations-2013.php

Dewall, J., Kappers, W. M., & Ombres, S. (2013, July). Birds of a feather use Web 2.0 tools together. Concurrent session presented at the BbWorld 2013+DEVCON Annual Conference, Jul. 8-12, Las Vegas, NV.

DeWall, J., Guevara, C., Kappers, W. M., Lyons, C., Ombres, S., & Rosa, G. (2013, July). Designing for success: Connecting course development and communities of practice. Concurrent session presented at the BbWorld 2013+DEVCON Annual Conference, Jul. 8-12, Las Vegas, NV.

Richey, F., Kappers, W. M., & Neal, J. G. (2012, April). Writing Roundtables: An interdisciplinary elearning strategy. In E. Sweet (Chair), Creation through Collaboration. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Daytona State College Fourth Annual Academic Excellence Symposium, Daytona Beach, FL.

Ombres, S., & Kappers, W. M. (2012, April). Designing and implementing a blended course training for a global faculty pool. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop. Retrieved from: http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2012/blended/program

Kappers, W. M., & Maue, T. (2011, November). EAGLET: An online writing lab. Concurrent session presented at the 31st Annual International Lilly Conference on College Teaching. “Teaching for Brain-Based Learning,” Nov. 17-20, Oxford, OH: Miami University.

Hirumi, A., Kappers, W. M., Kebritchi, M., Bai, H., Cooper, K., & Henry, M. (2008, November). Examining the use of single and multi-player computer math games in schools and their effects on students math achievement and motivation. Concurrent session presented at the annual Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) conference, Nov. 5-8, Orlando, FL.

Kebritchi, M., Hirumi, A., Kappers, W. M., & Henry-Nease, R. (2008, November). Key features of supporting websites for facilitating the use of educational computer games. Concurrent session presented at the annual Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) conference, Nov. 5-8, Orlando, FL.

Poster Sessions
Kappers, W. M. (2016, March). Through the lens of the reviewer: Information literacy, an LMS, and peer review. 2015-2016 Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Grant. Poster session presented at CTLE's Innovations in Teaching and Learning (ITL) Week, Daytona Beach, FL.

Kappers, W. M., & Ombres, S. (2013, July). FACD 400 making the blend. Poster session presented at BbWorld® 2013+DEVCON Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Kappers, W. M. & Ombres, S. (2012, July). The best of both worlds from across the world. Poster session presented at BbWorld® 2012 Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Kappers, W. M. (2009, April). Educational video game effects upon math achievement scores: An experimental study examining sex difference. Poster session presented at the annual University of Central Florida (UCF) Research Forum, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida.

Kappers, W. M. (2008, April). Gender and math achievement when utilizing educational video games. Poster session presented at the annual University of Central Florida (UCF) Research Forum, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida.

Malensek, W. M. (2005, July). Blended mode: Methodology population from the group up. Poster session presentation at the Seventh Annual WebCT User Conference (!MPACT 2005), San Francisco, CA.

**1 Malensek – Maiden Name


Please consult current CV, thank you.


Co-Organizer, ERAU Women’s Engineering Institute (2016-present)

Co-Advisor, League of Legends (LOL) Student Club (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)-Daytona Beach), (2014-present)

Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), (2014 – present)

Member (Voting), American Educational Research Association (AERA) – National Chapter, (2008 –2013)

Member, Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) – National Chapter, (2007 – 2010)

Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Cybersecurity Community (2016 – present)

Member, Pearson MyLab and Mastering Advisory Committee, (2016 – present)

Member, University of Central Florida (UCF) Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI) Chapter, (2007 – present)

Morale Captain, Food Brings Hope Campaign (ERAU-University), (2013 – 2014)

Organizer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide Hour of Code, Held December 7th 2015 (https://hourofcode.com/us)

Panelist, National Science Foundation, (2016 - present)

Vice President, UCF AECT Central Florida Chapter, (2006 – 2007)

Team Member, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), (2010 – present)

Team Member, CERT SCC Team, (2003 – 2007)


Awards
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Research Competition 6th Place Team - $5000.
Halawi, L., Kappers, W., & Glassman, A. (2016, June). Information Systems (IS) and Information Security & Assurance (ISA) Curriculum Development and Design: A DACUM Approach. Award announced online via the ERAU portal.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Latitude Award Winner.
Kappers, W.M. (2014, October). Models of Quality for the Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Award presented at the 2014 Latitude Awards during the Annual Worldwide Campus Conference.

Blackboard (Bb) Learn ™ Exemplary Course Award Winner.
Kappers, W.M., & Ombres, S. (2013, July). FACD 400 making the blend. Award presented at Blackboard BbWorld 2013+DEVCON Annual Conference, Jul. 8-12, Las Vegas, NV.

Best in Category Research Award (Education).
Kappers, W. M. (2008, April). Gender and math achievement when utilizing educational video games. Poster session presented at the annual University of Central Florida (UCF) Research Forum, Orlando, FL.

Fellowships
Center for Research in Education Arts, Technology and Education (CREATE) – University of Central Florida, Academic Scholarship and Research Assistantship, 2006 – 2009

Honors
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004 & 2005

Grants
Recipient
Faculty Research Development Program Award Recipient – ERAU Worldwide, $2400, 2015-2016
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grant Award Recipient – ERAU Daytona Beach, $1500, 2015

A Scholarly Community, CSEMS National Science Foundation #0422393 - Seminole Community College, $330,000, 2004-2007 (ended 2009)

Research Consultant
Beddoes, K., PI. Characterizing Faculty Discourses on Gender in Engineering Education for Effective
Interventions, NSF EEC #1427553, $250,959, 2014-2016