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Michelle Rosser-Majors

My favorite part of teaching at the University of Arizona Global Campus is participating in a profession that gives people opportunities to change their lives.

Michelle Rosser-Majors, PhD

Lead Faculty - Professor


Biography

Dr. Michelle Rosser-Majors is a Professor, Lead Faculty for the Bachelor and Master of Arts in Psychology programs in the College of Arts & Sciences. She obtained her Phd and BFA from the University of Oklahoma and her MA from West Texas A&M University. Dr. Rosser-Majors has been dedicated to the education profession for over 20 years, teaching for both secondary and higher education.

As a scholar, Dr. Rosser-Majors has published and presented in both national and international peer-reviewed journals/conferences. She is also an author/co-author of several publications:

  • Becoming an Integrated Educational Leader
  • Theories of Learning: An Exploration
  • Psychology Applied: Diverse Domains, Ample Opportunity
  • The Case of the Plagiarized Paragraph: A Practical Exercise to Develop Academic Voice
  • Cultural Responsiveness and Motivation in Preparing Teachers

Her research interests include leadership development, online teaching and learning, academic voice development, cognition, and motivation. In addition, Rosser-Majors, with a team of colleagues, developed the university’s Instructor Presence Certification training program.

As an educator, Dr. Rosser-Majors encourages her students to be tenacious and dedicated to their goals and dreams. She says, “I want to provide an exceptional learning experience for all of my students that will prepare them for their future careers and aspirations. My favorite part of teaching at the University of Arizona Global Campus is participating in a profession that gives people opportunities to enhance not only their own life journeys, but also their communities.”

Accomplishments

Professor and Program Lead in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Publications

Books
Harper, Y., Rosser-Majors, M., Anderson, S., Brewer, S., Kirwan, J., Lozano, Y., & Vincent, P. (2019). Psychology applied: Diverse domains, ample opportunity. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.

Rosser-Majors, M. L. (2017). Theories of learning: An exploration. Bridgepoint Education: San Diego.

Rosser, M. & Massey, T. (2014). Becoming an Integrated Educational Leader, Peter Lang Publishing: US.

Rosser, M. (2014). Jacob’s New School (Fiction Early Reader). CSIPP: U.S.

Cox (Rosser), M. (2011). Cultural Responsiveness and Motivation in Preparing Teachers, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co KG

Book Chapters
Anderson, S. and Rosser-Majors, M. L. (2018). The case of the plagiarized paragraph: A practical exercise to develop academic voice. In Integrating Writing into the College Classroom: Strategies for Promoting Student Skills. Society for the Teaching of Psychology: APA.

Conference Papers/Presentations
Rebeor, S., Rosser-Majors, M., McMahon, C., Anderson, S., Harper, Y., Sliwinski, L. (June, 2019). Effective instruction in virtual higher education: Ensuring cognitive, social and teaching presence. International Conference on Education and New Developments. Porto, Portugal.

Rebeor, S., Rosser-Majors, M., McMahon, C., Anderson, S. (April, 2019). Social, cognitive, & teaching presence: Impact on faculty and AU’s diverse student body. TCC Worldwide Online Conference.

DeCristofaro, C. George, T., Rosser-Majors, M. (2019). Distance collegial collaboration. Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment. Worldwide Online Conference.

Sliwinski, L. & Rosser-Majors, M. L. (2018). Faculty development and student learning: A deep dive into instructor presence. Presented for the Online Learning Consortium, Orlando, Florida.

Rosser-Majors, M. L., Estivill, M. & Jones, M. (2018). It takes a village: Working collaboratively with virtual academic support teams. Presented for the Teaching and Learning Conference, Ashford University (virtual).

Rosser-Majors, M. L. & Anderson, S. (2018). YOU have the life preserver! Taking ownership of student writing development. Presented for the Teaching and Learning Conference, Ashford University (virtual).

Education

Degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology
Institution
University of Oklahoma
Degree
Interdisciplinary Studies, Educational Practice and Research / Visual Communications
Institution
West Texas A&M University
Degree
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications
Institution
University of Oklahoma

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