Wendi M Kappers

Title
Assistant Professor, College of Business
Email
Department
Department of Management and Technology
College
College of Business

Office Hours

Weekly Monday 11-1 p.m. EST; however, please consult term syllabus as hours/day may change by term

Areas of Expertise

Computer Science, Gender-inclusivity, Information Assurance & Security (ISA) & STEM-related content
Wendi M Kappers


Dr. Wendi M. Kappers is a Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Technology in the College of Business (CoB) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) – Worldwide Campus in the Masters of Information Security and Assurance (MISA) Program and the Masters of Management Information Systems (MMIS); formerly the Discipline and Program Chair of the MISA program. She served as the inaugural Director of the Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) (2010-2015) prior to moving to the CoB in 2015.

When time permits, she instructs in the College of Engineering (CoE) and for the Gaetz Foundation of the Daytona Beach (DB) Campus to ensure she stays active within the vibrate on-campus activities of the residential campus and maintains a role as a Student Club Advisor of the Competitive eSports student organization. In 2019, she “informally” celebrated her 10-year anniversary at ERAU, starting in 2009 as a Consultant within the Instructional Design Department (IDD) and as a DB Adjunct.

Dr. Kappers has a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Central Florida (UCF). Her thesis work explored Information Systems (IS) as they applied to educational video game effects upon mathematics achievement and motivation scores and the differences between the sexes. Her current research focuses on Cyber Hygiene Habits (CHH) and Information Security Assurance and Management Information Systems workforce preparation skills gap using a DACUM methodology.

She regularly supports project initiatives within the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) to further support women in engineering and engineering faculty development, was the former founder and Treasurer of the Faculty Development Division (FDD) within ASEE’s establishment. Currently, she is a Faculty Senator on the Worldwide Campus Faculty Senate serving a two-year term, is a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the IEEE Cybersecurity Division, and ASEE, and volunteers as a Make-A-Wish Greeter, VetsRuckUpCancer, and within Volusia County as a Manatee Sighting Reporter, Right Whale Spotter, and as a Sea Turtle Washback Watcher Surveyor. 

Her research has been published in Computers in Education, the Journal of Applied Business and Economics, the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) - Intersection Journal, the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET), and in most recent times Issues in Information Systems. Additionally, she has published two book chapters regarding the use of simulations in industry and video game utilization for the learning of STEM skills. Lastly, she has presented her work yearly at various conferences supported by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), ASEE, International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS), ISACA, Professional Organizational Development (POD) Network, and at special divisional sessions within the engineering and security fields as invited or required through grant work.

Current publications include:

  • (journal) Kappers, W. M., Glassman, A., & Wills, M. S. (2021). Cyber insurance effects on cyber hygiene: Does the Homeostatic Effect apply? Issues in Information Systems, 22.
  • (book) Kappers, W. M. (2020). Chapter 10 Shaping an evaluation framework for simulations: A marriage proposal. In J. Qian (Ed.), Teaching, Learning, and Leading with Computer Simulations (pp. 257-283). Hershey, Pa: IGI Global eEditorial Discovery
  • (journal) Kappers, W. M., & Harrell, N. (2020). From degree to Chief Information Security Officer (CISO): A framework for consideration. Journal of Applied Business and Economics, (22)11, 260-288.
  • (invited panelist) Kappers, W. M. (2020, Nov). How RefWorks helps academic libraries overcome the struggle to satisfy different users' reference management needs. https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/proquestmeetings/recording/play/593ff01c07f04f038aa4fd643c74cccf
  • (invited panelist) Kappers, W. M. (2020, Jun). Creating and utilizing a virtual Center for Teaching and Learning to support professional faculty and their faculty development needs. A concurrent panel session entitled Innovative Development for Various Faculty Lines presented at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE’s) 2020 Virtual Conference – At Home with Engineering Education, Jun 22-26, Virtual Event.
  • (service) Worldwide Faculty Senator representing the College of Business - 2020 - present
  • (journal) Bollenback, D., & Kappers, W. M. (2018). Assessing the effectiveness of instructional technology tools in online business programs. Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) Intersection Journal, Winter/Spring Edition, pp. 10-18. http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.aalhe.org/resource/resmgr/docs/Int/INTERSECTION_Winter-Spring_E.pdf
  • (service) Former Treasurer & Founder of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Faculty Development Division (FDD) - 2017-2020

Dr. Kappers 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 beginning with Windows NT 4.0, and earning her most recent certification, the CompTia Security+ certification, in 2021. She is SAS software trained and has completed over 40 hours of desktop training from InfoSec between 2020-2021 regarding Information Security and Assurance (ISA) topics. 

Currently, she is enrolled in ERAU's very own Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) degree program, specializing in Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Operations, expected date of graduation 2022. She holds her Part 107 Unmanned Pilot license.  


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

  • CISM Exam Prep Course - ISACA Central Florida Chapter
  • CompTIA Certified Security+ - CompTIA
  • Architecture and Design - INFOSEC
  • Risk Management - INFOSEC
  • Identity and Access Management - INFOSEC
  • Cryptography and PKI - INFOSEC
  • CompTIA Security+ Fundamentals - INFOSEC
  • Technologies and Tools - INFOSEC
  • Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities - INFOSEC
  • SAS Academy for Data Science: Natural Language and Computer Vision - SAS
  • SAS Academy for Data Science: Forecasting and Optimization - SAS
  • SAS Academy for Data Science: Predictive Science - SAS
  • SAS Academy for Data Science: Introduction for Data Curation for SAS Data Scientists - SAS
  • SAS Academy for Data Science: Machine Learning Using SAS Viya - SAS
  • SAS Academy for Data Science: Text Analytics, Time Series, Experimentation, and Optimization - SAS
  • PH525.1x: Statistics and R - HarvardX
  • Thinking Like a Scientist: Certificate of Excellence - REAL Science Labs
  • Text Analytics Using SAS Text Miner - SAS
  • Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner - SAS
  • Professional Grant Development Workshop - Grant Training Center (George Washington University)
  • DACUM Occupational Analysis Facilitation Training Program: A Focus Group Storyboarding Process - The Facilitation Center, Eastern Kentucky University
  • IT2013-401: Coordinator MyITLab 2013 - Pearson
  • IT2013-301: Advanced MyITLab 2013 - Pearson
  • IT2013-201: Intermediate MyITLab 2013 - Pearson
  • IT2013-101: Beginning MyITLab 2013 - Pearson
  • Bb World 2014 - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer - Microsoft
  • Wireless Technologies - Florida Faculty Institute
  • CIW Certified Instructor - CIW Certification Council
  • CIW Professional - CIW Certification Council
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer - The Chauncey Group International, Ltd.
  • CompTIA Network+ Certified Professional - CompTIA
  • CompTIA CTT+ Certified Professional - CompTIA
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Cisco Systems
  • Project Management for IT Professionals - CompuMaster
  • Microsoft Certified Professional - Systems Engineer - Microsoft
  • Internetworking Series: CISCO Router Configuration-Fundamentals - Cuyahoga Community College

  • MISA 501: Assured Business Systems
  • MMIS 507: Info Sys Strategic Planning
  • MISA 503: Informatics: Scty Imp X-Dis Cp
  • MISA 507: Quality Mgmt for Info Assur
  • MISA 502: Risk Mgmt and Bus Continuity
  • MISA 531: Secure Information Sys Design
  • MMIS 506: Systems Anyl and Design

Primary Duties: 

Asst. Professor, M.S. in Information Security & Assurance (MISA) College of Business, Department of Management and Technology - Worldwide Campus

College of Business (WW): 

All MISA-Related Courses & Select MMIS and MGMT Courses as Assigned

College of Arts & Sciences (WW):

RSCH 202: Introduction to Research Methods

Lecturer/Instructor of Record, College of Engineering, Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering - Daytona Beach Campus

College of Engineering (DB): 

CS 120: Introduction to Computers in Aviation




Authorship (select projects only)

Books

Contributing Author

Kappers, W. M. (2020). Chapter 10 Shaping an evaluation framework for simulations: A marriage proposal. In J. Qian (Ed.), Teaching, Learning, and Leading with Computer Simulations (pp. 257-283). Hershey, Pa: IGI Global eEditorial Discovery.

Kappers, W. M. (2018). STEM, video game play, & gender = Personalization. In Academic Exchange Quarterly (AEQ) (Ed.), Sound Instruction Books (SIB) STEM collection, V. XIV. Retrieved from http://www.rapidintellect.com/AE/8si-3-volume-14.htm.

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

Special Projects/Publications

Kappers, W. M., Expert Panelist Contributor
Pelletier, K., Brown, M., Brooks, D. C., McCormack, M., Reeves, J., & Arbino, N. (with Bozkurt, A., Crawford, S., Czerniewicz, L., Gibson, R., Linder, K. Mason, J., & Mondelli, V.). (2021). EDUCAUSE Horizon Report, Teaching and Learning Edition. Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE. https://library.educause.edu/-/media/files/library/2021/4/2021hrteachinglearning.pdf?la=en&hash=C9DEC12398593F297CC634409DFF4B8C5A60B36E

Beddoes, K., Panther, G., Cutler, S., & Kappers, W. M. (2018, Jan 26). Training and resources for gender inclusive teamwork [video file]. Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/699

Journal Publications

Refereed Articles

Kappers, W. M., Glassman, A., & Wills, M. S. (2021). Cyber insurance effects on cyber hygiene: Does the Homeostatic Effect apply? Issues in Information Systems, 22.

Kappers, W.M., & Harrell, N. (2020). From degree to Chief Information Security Officer (CISO): A framework for consideration. Journal of Applied Business and Economics, (22)11. 

Bollenback, D., & Kappers, W. M. (2018). Assessing the effectiveness of instructional technology tools in online business programs. Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) Intersection Journal, Winter/Spring Edition, pp. 10-18. Retrieved from http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.aalhe.org/resource/resmgr/docs/Int/INTERSECTION_Winter-Spring_E.pdf

Kappers, W. M. (2018). STEM, video game play, & gender = Personalization. Academic Exchange Quarterly (AEQ), 21(2), 140.

Kappers, W. M. (2017). Through the lens of the reviewer: Information literacy, an LMS, and peer review. Computers in Education Journal, 8(2), 83-96.

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

Kappers, W. M. (2020, Nov). How RefWorks helps academic libraries overcome the struggle to satisfy different users' reference management needs. https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/proquestmeetings/recording/play/593ff01c07f04f038aa4fd643c74cccf

Kappers, W. M. (2020, Jun). Creating and utilizing a virtual Center for Teaching and Learning to support professional faculty and their faculty development needs. A concurrent panel session entitled Innovative Development for Various Faculty Lines presented at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE’s) 2020 Virtual Conference – At Home with Engineering Education, Jun 22-26, Virtual Event

Panelist

Halawi, L., Kappers, W. M., Marion, J., & Cankaya, B. (2019, Nov). Knowledge, skills, and competencies for the future workforce in the age of smart machines. Concurrent panel session presented at the yearly Data Sciences Institute, Nov 23-26, New Orleans, LA.

Halawi, L., Glassman, A., McCarthy, R., & Kappers, W. M. (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 Workshop

Halawi, L., & Kappers, W. M. (2021, Nov). Rethinking credentials for sustainability professionals: A DACUM approach. Concurrent workshop presented at the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) 52nd Annual Conference, November 20-22, Online https://dsi-annualconference2021.exordo.com

Halawi, L., Kappers, W. M., & Marion, J. (2019, Nov). Rethinking credentials for Information Systems & Analytics professors: A DACUM approach. Concurrent workshop session presented at the yearly Data Sciences Institute, Nov 23-26, New Orleans, LA.

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.

Co-Presenter

Kappers, W. M., Glassman, A., & Wills, M. S. (2021, Oct). Cyber insurance effects on cyber hygiene: Does the Homeostatic Effect apply? Concurrent session presented at the 61st IACIS Annual Conference, October 6-9, Virtual.

Kappers, W. M., & Harrell, N. (2020). From degree to Chief Information Security Officer (CISO): A framework for consideration. Concurrent session presented at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE’s) 2020 Virtual Conference – At Home with Engineering Education, Jun 22-26, Virtual Event

Kappers, W. M., Cutler, S. L., Beddoes, K., & Panther, G. (2017, June). Teamwork practices to increase gender inclusivity. Co-Sponsored Concurrent Special Session to DEED and Diversity Divisions of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) presented at the 2017 Where Engineering Education Takes Flight - From P-12 through Life, June 25-28, Columbus, OH.

Yasuhara, K., Cutler, S., Harris, E., Kappers, W. M., Pulford, S., & Chua, M. (2017, June). Faculty Developers on Faculty Development: Continuing the Conversation. Birds of a Feather Session presented at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2017 Where Engineering Education Takes Flight - From P-12 through Life, June 25-28, Columbus, OH.

Halawi, L., Kappers, W. M. & 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. (did not attend)

Beddoes, K., Panther, G., Cutler, S., & Kappers, W. M. (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.

Chua, M., Cutler, S., Hahn, L., Harris, E., Kappers, W. M., & Pulford, S. (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.


Please consult current CV found https://sites.google.com/site/wmkentropy/ under the heading "

To Vitae or Not to Vitae~" - PDF at bottom of page. 

Thank you.

All Service (Brief Listing)

Advisor, Competitive eSports (formerly: League of Legends (LOL)) Student Club (ERAU-University), (2014 – Present)

Corporate/Global Expert Liaison Specialist to Support Business/Education Course Development, Project Evaluation, Teaching, and Technology Categories, ASEE, (2020 – Present)

Faculty Senator, Faculty Senate College of Business Representative (ERAU-WW), (2020 – Present)

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

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

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

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

MemberEmployee Wellness Committee (2014 – Present) 

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

Member, Online Learning Consortium, (2017 – Present)

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

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

Panelist, National Science Foundation, (2016 – Present)

Registration Volunteer, VetsRuckupCancer.org, (2019 – Present)

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

(former) Treasurer & Founder, ASEE – Faculty Development Division, (2017 – Present); Bylaws Accepted June 2018

Volunteer Reporter, Volusia County Manatee Sighting Reporter  (2022 – Present)

Volunteer Spotter, Volusia County Right Whale Spotter (2022 – Present)

Volunteer Surveyor, Volusia County Washback Watchers, (2020 – Present)

**Florida Notary**



Awards

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide – College of Business, Department of Technology Management – Department Faculty Award for Teaching (2019), $850

Student Government Association (SGA) Budgetary Award: ERAU Student Government Association (SGA) (2018, Nov.), $21,000

Platinum Award 2017 for Excellence in Worksite Wellness. Fun Coast (now One Voice for Volusia) Worksite Wellness Council (2017, Nov.)

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. 

Blackboard (Bb) Learn ™ Exemplary Course Award Winner: Kappers, W.M., & Ombres, S. (2013, July). FACD 400 making the blend.

Grants

Faculty Innovative Research in Science and Technology (FIRST) Program Award Recipient: Rethinking Credentials for Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability: A DACUM Approach. ERAU (University), $5424, 2020-present

Worldwide Faculty Research Competition (6th Place): Halawi, L., Kappers, W. M., & Glassman, A. (2016, June). Information Systems (IS) and Information Security & Assurance (ISA) Curriculum Development and Design: A DACUM Approach. ERAU (WW), $5000, 2016-present

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grant Award Recipient. ERAU (DB), $1500, 2015-2016

Research Consultant

Beddoes, K., (PI). Characterizing Faculty Discourses on Gender in Engineering Education for Effective Interventions, NSF EEC #1564571, $250,959, 2014-2016