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 Skyler  Lauderdale

Skyler Lauderdale

Skyler Lauderdale






Skyler Lauderdale is a doctoral candidate whose substantive interests include the sociology of higher education, the transition to adulthood, social psychology, qualitative methods, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. His dissertation aims to understand how the technological transformation of the higher education landscape affects students' experiences of their schooling and their understandings of career readiness. His prior research on technology and higher education (with Co-PI Christina Partin) focused on the inclusion of mobile devices in the classroom to facilitate active participation. Their book chapter appeared in Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Mobile Applications: Smartphones, Skype and Texting Technologies (Emerald 2013). As an incoming student at USF, he was awarded the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Scholarship and also selected as one of 45 entering students university-wide as a University Graduate Fellowship recipient. At Jacksonville State University (Alabama), where he earned a B.A. in Sociology, he was awarded a full-tuition Faculty Scholarship.

Advisor : Maralee Mayberry