Wendi M Kappers

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


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. Dr. Kappers has served as the former Discipline and Program Chair of the Masters of Information Security and Assurance (MISA) Program and was the former Director of the Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) prior to moving to the CoB in 2016.

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 to maintain her 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 gender-inclusivity, Computer Information Systems (CIS), STEM-related [Science (S), Technology (T), Mathematics (M), and Science (S)] ISA projects, 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, is the Treasurer of the Faculty Development Division (FDD) within ASEE’s establishment, is a Faculty Senator, is a member of both the IEEE Cybersecurity Division and the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), and takes part in various community events, including Make-A-Wish as a volunteer greeter. 

Her research has been published in Academic Exchange Quarterly, the Association for the Assessment of learning in Higher Education (AALHE) Intersection Journal, the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET), the Computers in Education Journal, and within Issues in Information Systems. Additionally, her work has been presented at yearly conferences supported by ASEE, the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), POD, and at special divisional sessions within the engineering field as invited or required through grant work.

Current publications include:

  • (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
  • (presentation) Kappers, W. M., & Harrell, N. (2020). From degree to Chief Information Security Officer (CISO): A framework for consideration. A 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.
  • (invited panelist) Kappers, W. M. (2020). 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.

Prior to coming to ERAU, she held the position of Tenured Professor and Program Manager of the Network Engineering Program within the Department of Engineering Technology. During her tenure, she was Co-PI of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant entitled - A Scholarly Community, CSEMS [Computer Science EMS], grant #0422393, totaling $330,000 over a four-year period to support collaborative administration, faculty, and industry mentorship programs to increase enrollments of women and minorities with declared STEM majors. Grant funding ended in 2019.

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 is currently enrolled in ERAU's very own Master of Aeronautics, specializing in Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Operations. 


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

  • SAS Academy for Data Science: Forecasting and Optimization
  • SAS Academy for Data Science: Natural Language and Computer Vision
  • SAS Academy for Data Science: Predictive Science
  • SAS Academy for Data Science: Introduction for Data Curation for SAS Data Scientists
  • SAS Academy for Data Science: Machine Learning Using SAS Viya
  • SAS Academy for Data Science: Text Analytics, Time Series, Experimentation, and Optimization
  • PH525.1x: Statistics and R
  • Thinking Like a Scientist: Certificate of Excellence
  • Text Analytics Using SAS Text Miner
  • Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner
  • Professional Grant Development Workshop
  • DACUM Occupational Analysis Facilitation Training Program: A Focus Group Storyboarding Process
  • IT2013-401: Coordinator MyITLab 2013
  • IT2013-301: Advanced MyITLab 2013
  • IT2013-201: Intermediate MyITLab 2013
  • IT2013-101: Beginning MyITLab 2013
  • Bb World 2014
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer
  • Wireless Technologies
  • CIW Certified Instructor
  • CIW Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer
  • CompTIA CTT+ Certified Professional
  • CompTIA Network+ Certified Professional
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Project Management for IT Professionals
  • Microsoft Certified Professional - Systems Engineer
  • Internetworking Series: CISCO Router Configuration-Fundamentals

  • MISA 501: Assured Business Systems
  • MMIS 501: Bus Sys: Manag IS Enterprise
  • MMIS 507: Info Sys Strategic Planning
  • MISA 503: Informatics: Scty Imp X-Dis Cp
  • 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 Courses as Assigned

College of Arts & Sciences (WW):

BA 120: Introduction to Computer-Based Systems

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 IGI Global (Ed.), Presenting K-12 Educators With the Knowledge Needed to Navigate the "New Norm" of Online Learning Environments (K-12 Online Learning E-Book Collection). Hershey, PA: IGI Global eEditorial Discovery. Retrieved from https://www.igi-global.com/distributors/e-resources/k-12-online-learning-books-title-list/

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) Brown, M., McCormack, M., Reeves, J., Brooks, D. C., Grajek, S., Alexander, B., Bali, M., Bulger, S., Dark, S., Engelbert, N., Gannon, K., Gauthier, A., Gibson, D., Gibson, R., Lundin, B., Veletsianos, G., & Weber, N. (2020). 2020 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report, Teaching and Learning Edition. Louisville, CO: EDUCAUSE. Retrieved from https://library.educause.edu/-/media/files/library/2020/3/2020horizonreport.pdf?#page=58&la=en&hash=C794E2733663052A656FC1C180B8872D7CF7E444.

(Kappers, W. M., Expert Panelist Contributor) Becker, S. A., Brown, M., Dahlstrom, E., Davis, A., DePaul, K., Diaz, V., & Pomerantz, J. (2018). NMC Horizon Report: 2018 Higher Education Edition. Louisville, CO: EDUCAUSE. Retrieved from https://library.educause.edu/-/media/files/library/2019/4/2019horizonreport.pdf?la=en&hash=C8E8D444AF372E705FA1BF9D4FF0DD4CC6F0FDD1

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

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). 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

Detiveaux, G. (Moderator), Kappers, W. M., Oehlman, M., & McCulloch, E. (2016, Feb.). 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. 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., & 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.

Harris, E. (not in attendance), Yasuhara, K., Pulford, S., Kappers, W. M., & Cutler, S. (2018, June). (280 Sunday Workshop) Leading through partnerships: Accomplishing together what cannot be achieved alone. Concurrent workshop session presented at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2018 - 125 Years in the Heart of Engineering Education, June 23-27, Salt Lake City, UT.

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., & 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.

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.


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.

Academic

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)

Member, Employee 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)

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

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



Awards

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide – College of Business, Department of Technology Management – Department Faculty Award for Teaching 2019 - $850: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Department Teaching Award 2019-2020 presented at the Dallas, TX September Graduation and Bi-yearly College of Business Meeting

Student Government Association (SGA) Budgetary Award: ERAU Student Government Association (SGA) (2018, Nov.). $21,000 Budgetary Award for the purchasing of new laptop gaming computers for use in the Student Union

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

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 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                  

Faculty Research Development Program Award Recipient – ERAU (Worldwide), $1250, 2019-2020

Faculty Research Development Program Award Recipient – ERAU (Worldwide), $2310, 2016-2017

Worldwide Faculty Research Competition 6th Place Team – ERAU Worldwide, $5000, (2016-present): 

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.

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 #1564571, $250,959, 2014-2016