Dr. A’s Teaching Assignments
In a period of 10 years, Dr. A has taught 43 different different college courses at the bachelors, master and doctoral levels, which is a disproportional number of classes for any college professor to teach in this time period. He has graciously accepted constant assignment overload to help his departments. He is currently teaching DIGM 365 — Innovation And Social Media, COMM 354 — Intercultural Communication, COMM 250 — Basics of Digital Photography, COMM 270 — Web Design, COMM 331 — Photojournalism, and COMM 300 — Research Methods at Lee University’s Department of Communication Arts.
Dr. A’s Advising Agenda
Dr. A is currently advising students with understanding that failure shouldn’t define who anybody is especially in the short term, if one’s goal is to better understand success. He is also emphasizing the importance of being gracious in life to his students. He himself has struggled as a student in Brazil and through patience and a lot of hard work, he turned his life around, making him understand failure, success, and gratitude.
Dr. A’s Research Expertise
An Award winning researcher, Dr. A holds a traditional definition of what research in communication education is. To him, research means publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals, presenting in peer-reviewed academic conferences, writing research proceedings and scholarly books containing a multitude of academic citations.
British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET)
- American Journal of Distance Education
- Journal of Digital Games Research (DiGRA)
- International Journal of Educational Reform
- Education Horizons
- Tech Trends (AECT)
- International Journal of Instructional technology and Distance Learning
Journal of Communications Media
Educational Research International
Journal of Liaoning Normal University (China)
Midwestern Journal of Education Communications and Technology
He has also presented in the following peer-reviewed conferences:
- Association for Education Communications and Technology
- International Society For Technology In Education
- American Educational Research Association
- Original Lilly Conference On College Teaching
Communication and Media Studies Conference
- Eastern Communication Association
- Mississippi Communications Association
- AAF (Pittsburgh)
- Digital Citizenship Summit (Twitter Headquarters)
- Pennsylvania Education Technology Conference
- One-To-One Computing Conference
I addition to having published peer-reviewed academic articles and presented in peer-reviewed competitive conferences, Dr. A has also written a book chapter and chapter entries in a number of academic books.
- The Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in The U.S.
- It Worked For Me Creatively Series (In multiple occasions)
He has investigated a number of research questions and hypothesis in his career in academia. Some of his presentations and academic article publications are:
- The effects of educational games on the achievement of factual knowledge
Empowering gifted students to learn through game design
The effects of different learning strategies to facilitate achievement of different educational objectives
User-design in systemic change
Dr. A has received almost 400 thousand dollars in funding to conduct his research in instructional communication and gaming. He is a trained quantitative or qualitative researcher who keeps seeking answers to society’s most important problems.
Dr. A: The Caring Professor
Dr. Almeida is a college professor who cares and is constantly interacting with students in order to better serve and find the best in them. It isn’t atypical for him to stop in the middle of the hallway and start speaking with students, literally. He takes this approach in order to expose students to his personality outside the classroom, which he believes is one of the most important things students should know in a university — that professors have a life and personality outside the classroom.
- Dr. A And Students At Lee University
- Dr. A And Thaddeus At Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Almeida is one of those professors who enjoy working with students and give them the opportunity to meet the right people so that they can get jobs by the time they graduate. The photography below was taken at the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce after his class worked with the Bradley County Health Council, a non-profit organization sponsored by the governor of Tennessee. Two students represented the class to the Healthier Tennessee Board. The board was very impressed with his student’s work.
- Dr. A And Students In Cleveland, TN
- Dr. A And Students, Chattanooga, TN
Dr. A: The Latino Professor
He has also contributed to the Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in the U.S., was acclaimed by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as “Newsmaker” for his work with technology, and has served as a quantitative researcher for the multi-million dollar Classrooms For the Future (CFF) and Enhancing Education Through Technology grants. Dr. A isn’t against technology or media development.
Much for the contrary. He is an experienced technology producer who has designed and developed a wide variety of media artifacts. However, he does understand the implications of technological overuse and isn’t shy about speaking about its side effects.
Dr. A: The Good Citizen Professor
Dr. A is a good department citizen who celebrates his colleague’s victories and is often seen on campus speaking with professors from different departments. He finds enjoyment in collaborating with peers and seeing his institutions succeed. Always smiling and with a positive attitude, Dr. A is truly a unique kind of college professor.
Dr. A: The Professor Who Continues To Learn
One heck of a guy who has a PhD from Penn State and executive education training (professional development) in leadership from Harvard University, He doesn’t attempt to change people… He empowers them to discover their very best. Possessing the gift of exhortation, Dr. A is students best cheerleader and encourager.
Dr. Almeida is a dedicated community man who is involved with leadership training with Rotary International. A former member at the Ridgeland/Madison and Indiana Rotary Clubs, Dr. A prides itself with serving above self.
- Harvard University
- Rotary Club Leadership Institute
- Cleveland Media Association