Paul Eaton

Paul Eaton
Sam Houston State University | SHSU · Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling

PhD Educational Research

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Paul Eaton currently works at the Department of Educational Leadership, Sam Houston State University. Paul does research in Educational Theory, Curriculum Theory and Higher Education.

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This chapter aims to introduce readers to critical theoretical orientations necessary for online pedagogues, including feminist pedagogies, praxis pedagogy, culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogy, and embodied practices. These critical theoretical orientations undergird a critical digital pedagogy in an online master's course, Diverse College...
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This study focused on understanding how college student educators use The Student Affairs Professional Facebook group. Through descriptive and qualitative analysis of posts, shares, comments, and interactions, this study identifies central topics and issues discussed over a 14-month period. This research shows how college student educators use this...
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Social media platforms and digital networks have enabled professionals to communicate with colleagues, disseminate information, and co-create knowledge. As the Internet has grown up and social networks have scaled, there is an increased awareness of the occupational impact of being online. Prior research in postsecondary education has examined the...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the online pedagogical practices and technological tools that influenced the attainment of skills and knowledge associated with professional multicultural competence in a graduate student online course focused on social justice and inclusion. Design/methodology/approach This qualitative case study in...
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This study of the #acadv chat community details a longitudinal study about a digital learning network comprised of academic advising professionals who work in higher education. We discuss how networked communities of practice (CoP) scaffold professional learning and development of post-secondary educators, while also contributing to their daily pra...
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This article examines the ACPA/NASPA Competencies as functional protocol of the neoliberal state. Described as 'not a checklist', Competencies structure rubrics, conferences, jobs, and performance as static, indicative of a power/knowledge rooted in protocol. We utilize post qualitative thinking, specifically poetics, to create a series of experi-m...
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Background/Context This article advances scholarship from curriculum theorists, educational philosophers, and educational researchers unpacking the dehumanizing aspects of education. Focus of Study The article maps the role of the tree as a measuring and organizing apparatus of curriculum and unpacks possibilities for utilizing rhizomes as a way t...
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Student affairs, a field comprised of many co- and extra-curricular university functions outside of academic affairs, has a durable left-leaning reputation. Roderick Ferguson’s theorization of minority absorption serves as the concept through which we investigate the practices of student affairs. Ferguson argues that student movements of the 1960s...
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The #acadv Twitter chat is an organic, onlinecommunity of higher education academic advis-ing professionals. Using a longitudinal study, weexplored the way a self-directed learning networksustains ongoing professional development andknowledge sharing by examining the archives of203 structured online discussions. In mapping thechat topics to publish...
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The #acadv Twitter chat is an organic, online community of higher education academic advising professionals. Using a longitudinal study, we explored the way a self-directed learning network sustains ongoing professional development and knowledge sharing by examining the archives of 203 structured online discussions. In mapping the chat topics to pu...
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This chapter aims to introduce readers to critical theoretical orientations necessary for online pedagogues, including feminist pedagogies, praxis pedagogy, culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogy, and embodied practices. These critical theoretical orientations undergird a critical digital pedagogy in an online master's course, Diverse College...
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Recognizing cognitive imperialism in the emerging postqualitative regime, we propose a hesitation, a perturbation to think the other-than-ness of the west. Asserting the postqualitative regime as west reinforces hegemonic epistemological violence; we look to the East and Africa – progenitors of the west-termed postqualitative regime and seek to pri...
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In this study, by using multi modal critical discourse analysis as our approach and critical race theory and affect theory as our framework, we examined general discourse in regards to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) across two unmonitored social media spaces, Instagram and Twitter. The data analyzed consisted of a random sample of 10...
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This essay opens space for movement in higher education~student affairs by using post-structural philosophy as a counterweight to balance the corpus of student development theories that create and inscribe in/dividualized subjectivity onto students. Taking up Jones and Stewart's (2016) structuring of waves in student development theorizing, we unpa...
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Highlighting my own daily social media practices as an example, I will unpack the various tensions and possibilities associated with being a scholar and social media activist as everyday practice. In what I refer to as multiplicitous~ becoming~activist, I harness ideas from Luis Urrieta, Jr. to challenge notions of social justice and activism ident...
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This article examines the limitations and possibilities of the emerging competency-based movement in student affairs. Using complexity theory and postmodern educational theory as guiding frameworks, examination of the competency-based movement will raise questions about overapplication of competencies in graduate preparation programs and continuing...

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Today social, online platforms facilitate how we share, communicate, and connect with one another. Increasingly in higher education, we see graduate students, professional staff, administrators, and scholar-practitioners sharing on social media to solicit advice, offer personal reflections, share resources, join a group discussion, participate in learning, and build professional relationships online. Digital tools and social technologies help us leverage what we do within our professional network and contribute to online communities — but what does all of this mean for the work we do in higher ed? More about this research at: https://networkedcommunityofpractice.wordpress.com/