Robin Throne

Robin Throne
Western Governors University | WGU · Academic Engagement AcE

PhD Educational Research; MA English/Women's & Gender Studies
Preparing independent researchers with agency and acumen to seek the incomparable joys of discovery

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Introduction
Robin Throne, PhD, is an author, educator, and research supervisor whose research agenda continues to consider doctoral researcher positionality/agency & voice/land dispossession from various social justice research methods. Author of 'Autoethnography and Heuristic Inquiry for Doctoral-Level Researchers: Emerging Research and Opportunities' (IGI Global Research Insight Series, 2019) and editor of 'Practice-Based and Practice-Led Research for Dissertation Development' (IGI Global, 2021).

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Foreword to 'Implementing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Management in Organizational Change Initiatives' edited by Abeni El Amin
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This chapter presents the results of a duoethnography of the experiences of a doctoral research supervisor and one Doctor of Education alumnus for narrative explorations of researcher and supervisor agency. In duoethnography, new knowledge is discoverable from the individual lived experience and the study findings may offer societal implications to...
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Social Justice Research Methods for Doctoral Research presents contemporary social justice research method strategies and incorporates the aspects of social justice into research design. This major reference work illustrates how, why, and where to incorporate conventional and creative social justice research methodologies across both qualitative an...
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This chapter presents a conceptual analysis of the current trends for research paradigmatic perspectives in doctoral social justice research approaches. The chapter offers a concise resource for doctoral scholars and their research supervisors to establish and illustrate a relevant paradigmatic perspective aligned with the research method and desig...
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Current research trends, insights, and recommendations for use of mobile technologies in the advent of 5G technologies continue as technologies are adopted and employed within online learning environments. This chapter considers the higher education literature specific to the synchronous communications available via ubiquitous mobile devices and th...
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This chapter presents reflections on the use of self-as-subject research within doctoral education as a pathway to explore meaning of study phenomena to uncover new knowledge from the individual of the self. Knowledge is contextual and discoverable from within this rich internal experience of the researcher-participant and extant and contemporary p...
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This chapter presents the results of a systematic review to analyze the current research since 2019 for voice dispossession as attributional accommodation among women in higher education leadership. The authors sought to quantify and categorize these attributes to better identify the verbal and nonverbal ac-commodations made by women in higher educ...
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For some doctoral practitioner-researchers, the methods used within autoethnography and other self-inquiry-based research methods are appropriate for a practitioner dissertation as the phenomenon of inquiry is a central human, intrinsic, and experiential self-focused construct. The tenets of autoethnography and other self-as-subject research suppor...
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Current research trends, insights, and recommendations for use of mobile technologies in the advent of 5G technologies continue as technologies are adopted and employed within online learning environments. This chapter considers the higher education literature specific to the synchronous communications available via ubiquitous mobile devices and th...
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This chapter presents the results of a systematic review of the current scholarship into doctoral student agency from a U.S. perspective. In past work, the authors and others have explored doctoral student and research supervisor agency from the perspective of scholar-practitioner agency within the doctoral learning community as well as the post-do...
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This chapter presents the results of a systematic review of the current scholarship into doctoral student agency from a global perspective. In past work, the authors with others have explored doctoral student and research supervisor agency from the perspective of scholar-practitioner agency within the doctoral learning community as well as the post...
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This chapter presents the current research into doctoral community collaborations between faculty leaders and library and information science (LIS) professionals. The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled and fostered rapid decision making solutions for remote doctoral library research and increasingly blurred the bounds between on ground, hybrid, and onlin...
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As autoethnography and other methods for self-as-subject research continue to increase in use across doctoral education, this guide proposes to inform the methods in this area specific to critical autoethnography for doctoral scholars desiring to conduct the many forms of social justice research. This includes indigenous research, contemporary femi...
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Indigenous cultures meticulously protect and preserve their traditions. Those traditions often have deep connections to the homelands of indigenous peoples, thus forming strong relationships between culture, land, and communities. Social justice research and the principles of indigenous research among other approaches can help shed new light on the...
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This chapter presents findings from a critical arts-based autoethnographic study of Iowa digital maps and historical archival data of the Iowa territory (1838-1846) for Indigenous Nations with previous land tenure. Researchers have noted land and voice dispossession for these Indigenous Nations resulting from forced removal followed by decades of i...
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This chapter presents findings from a critical arts-based autoethnographic study of Iowa digital maps and historical archival data of the Iowa territory (1838-1846) for Indigenous Nations with previous land tenure. Researchers have noted land and voice dispossession for these Indigenous Nations resulting from forced removal followed by decades of i...
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The number of practice-based or practice-led doctorate programs continues to grow across the U.S. Doctoral students who seek a terminal practitioner doctorate typically conduct practice-based research within the dissertation research used as the culmination of the degree program. These terminally degreed graduates return to educational practice to...
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For some doctoral practitioner-researchers, the methods used within autoethnography and other self-inquiry based research methods are appropriate for a practitioner dissertation as the phenomenon of inquiry is a central human, intrinsic, and experiential self-focused construct. The tenets of autoethnography and other self-as-subject research suppor...
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The journey through a practitioner doctorate program to earn the terminal degree has been likened to a labyrinth with its complex maze or a mountain climb with its inherent obstacles and challenges the doctoral scholar must surpass to be successful. Reflexive positionality is a concomitant process which can be used throughout the practitioner docto...
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For some doctoral practitioner-researchers, the methods used within autoethnography and other self-inquiry based research methods are appropriate for a practitioner dissertation as the phenomenon of inquiry is a central human, intrinsic, and experiential self-focused construct. The tenets of autoethnography and other self-as-subject research suppor...
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This chapter presents researcher positionality within the specific context of practitioner doctoral research or practice-based research. The explication of researcher positionality is an essential precursor to practitioner doctoral inquiry for scholar-practitioners and can serve as a key anchor and measure for the scholar-practitioner’s journey as...
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This chapter addresses practitioner researcher agency specific to doctoral education and the post-doctorate research agenda. Perspectives come from both doctoral scholars and doctoral research supervisors of practice-based or practice-led dissertation research for current research insights and examples of dissertation researcher agency specific to...
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This critical review explored the current scholarship of the experiences and challenges faced by Gullah Geechee midlife women heirs’ property owners along the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. Past researchers have noted these women often experience invisibility due to the concurrent burdens of management of jointly-owned property along th...
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Postsecondary organizational statistics show women remain limited and underrepresented within presidential and provost appointments and progress has slowed into the 21st century. This chapter presents a critical review of the current scholarship of gender parity among higher education executive leadership specifically for a construct of voice dispo...
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Postsecondary organizational statistics show women remain limited and underrepresented within presidential and provost appointments, and progress has slowed into the 21st century. This chapter presents a critical review of the current scholarship of gender parity among higher education executive leadership specifically for a construct of voice disp...
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This chapter focuses on the use of a customized backward instructional design process used to re-engineer a virtual university's integration of institutional learning outcomes within a practice-based online dissertation process for a doctorate in education (EdD). The EdD will incorporate specialization areas in instructional design, learning analyt...
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Doctoral education, like all other aspects of higher education, continues in a rapid, decision-making mode as to the instructional delivery methods and modalities for the 2020-2021 academic year amid a global pandemic. Whether the doctoral institution was previously solely on campus, fully online, or hybrid, the new academic year likely involves th...
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Postsecondary organizational statistics show women remain limited and underrepresented within presidential and provost appointments and progress has slowed into the 21st century. This chapter presents a critical review of the current scholarship of gender parity among higher education executive leadership specifically for a construct of voice dispo...
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Interest in the research for the distinctions between a conceptual framework in research doctorates versus practitioner doctorates has increased over the past five years, especially due to the increases in online practitioner doctorates and innovations within practitioner research. Models for dissertation research have evolved within practitioner d...
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This chapter presents results of a heuristic and arts-based research critical inquiry and ongoing critical review of continued research into Lowcountry heirs’ property ownership and the recurrent generational challenges, governmental influences, and tourism impact on land dispossession and retention along the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corrid...
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This chapter critically explores the construct of agency from a dissertation research supervisor perspective. While the literature has expanded in the exploration of student agency, little focus has been given to the construct from a research supervisor agency stance. Current research into doctoral completion has shown the relationship between supe...
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This paper offers a critical examination of the construct of research supervisor agency to foster doctoral researcher persistence and completion in practitioner doctoral programs, especially the Doctor of Business Administration and Doctor of Education. The current literature of higher education engagement specific to supervision of practitioner do...
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Many resources exist to help new doctoral investigators to understand and engage with the tenets and philosophies that underpin doctoral-level research to allow for a sample of self-as-subject research. Every day, new forms of researcher-participant data collection and analysis protocols and contributions to the respective discipline in the use of...
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This session presents results of an empirical arts-based study and ongoing critical review of continued research into Lowcountry heirs’ property ownership and the recurrent generational challenges, governmental influences, and tourism impact on property dispossession and retention along the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. Comparisons are...
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This poster session continues our critical review of dissertation research supervisor agency as a necessary construct to foster doctoral researcher positionality. The session illustrates practice-based considerations for online doctoral candidates in the final phases of the dissertation manuscript through oral defense and the concurrent evolution o...
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An arts-based research allegorical novella Who owns a life? Roman civil law was the basis for eighteenth century South Carolina slavery legislation, and partus sequitur ventrem meant literally "that which is brought forth follows the womb," meaning a child was born a slave if the mother was a slave, free if the mother was free. This sparse yet den...
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This chapter has pedagogical implications for online graduate students to define researcher positionality. It offers graduate-level examples for the articulation of researcher positionality within online graduate-level research including theses, dissertations, and academic writings. This chapter is relevant to current master's thesis or doctoral di...
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This feminist narrative research explored the fidelity of researcher positionality and Leavy's coherence to consider an archival personal letter from the Sauk warrior Black Hawk's great great daughter, Mary Kakaque, written to John Henry Hauberg, an Illinois philanthropist. Future research is needed to characterize Mary's educational experiences am...
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FIFTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION An alternate retelling of the Sac & Fox relocation and settlement of the Iowa territory
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This conceptual article critically explores the construct of agency from a dissertation research supervisor perspective. While the literature has expanded in the exploration of student agency, little focus has been given to the construct from a research supervisor agency stance. While current research into doctoral completion has shown the relation...
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This poster session uses Leavy’s ‘Method Meets Art’ techniques to journey through a survey of the John Henry Hauberg papers at the Special Collections Thomas Tredway Library, Augustana College. Hauberg (1869-1955) was a Rock Island County Illinois researcher and philanthropist with a devoted interest in the patrilineal Thunder Clan, the first natio...
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This paper uses the conventions of autoethnography, narrative research, writing as inquiry, and the artistic license of creative nonfiction to present a comparison of women’s narratives from the patrilineal Thunder Clan, the indigenous nation Sauk who were relocated from their summer home of Saukenuk, near the sacred confluence of the Mississippi a...
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The situated dissertation advising framework (SDAF) was formalized in 2015 by a group of Northcentral University (NCU) Graduate School faculty and continues to involve a resource-intensive, socialized, and high-mentoring approach to dissertation research within an online doctoral community of practice. The framework is founded on Lave and Wenger's...
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This poster session presents considerations for post-doctoral perspectives of researcher positionality within dissertation research at one online university. Researcher positionality is essential for valuable self-examination of new investigators, especially those who desire to focus on a dissertation research problem from professional practice. A...
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Almost universally, residential doctoral programs have reported attrition rates of up to 50% for face-to-face programs and 50-70% for online doctoral programs. The purpose of this critical review was to explore current literature for doctoral attrition and persistence to explore reasons and attributes for improved persistence to completion. We anal...
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This poster session presents a synthesis of the experiences of one School of Education in the use of a framework for situated dissertation advising founded on Lave and Wenger's situated learning theory that partially contributed to an exponential increase in doctoral student persistence and completion within a multi-faceted online doctoral learning...
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On November 7, 1861, the U.S. Union Army occupied the Sea Islands following an invasion of the Port Royal Sound that left some 10,000 former slaves to be cared for and 80,000 confiscated acres of Sea Island plantation property to be cultivated (Hazzard, 2012; Ochiai, 2001; Rose, 1964; Rowland, Moore, & Rogers, 1996). A historical, economic, and cul...
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At United States online doctoral institutions, many doctoral candidates focus their dissertation research on study problems that emerge from professional practice, which may serve as a vital first experience and preparation for continued practitioner or practice-based research. Although there have been many definitions offered as to what constitute...
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Doctoral education contributes to a knowledge-driven society in preparing scholar-practitioners who will use formal inquiry to solve problems and discover innovations that benefit educational leadership. The Northcentral University School of Education offers a model for situated dissertation advising within an online community of practice to improv...
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The experiences of New England’s early cleric-physicians, such as the Rev. Gershom Bulkeley of Connecticut have been extensively explored within the scholarship of witch hysteria and the emergence of modern clinical medicine within the specific context of alchemy; however, Bulkeley’s only daughter, Dorothy Bulkeley Treat’s experiences with alchemy,...
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In a primarily doctoral granting institution, it is critical to have provisions to ensure high rates of student success to ensure institutional viability. In this paper, the authors present the challenges experienced by doctoral candidates and propose a philosophy of dissertation advising to help students complete their programs successfully and wi...
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Literary character development is as much process as product; this paper purports that Moustakas’ heuristic research method conventions can be exploited in arts-based research as internal creative contrivances whereby literary characters can emerge via shared pretense of writer and character as “only from the search within oneself can the creative...
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This article presents a simple framework that can be used to guide doctoral scholar-practitioners to ensure that constructs originated from professional practice and used within a quantitative or quantitative component of a mixed methods practitioner research dissertation study have been appropriately operationalized within the scholarship. A model...
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From a research perspective, researcher positionality has emerged from the interpretive approach to social science research as an exploration of the researcher's reflections on one's own place within the many contexts and subjectivities of the doctoral researcher's viewpoint.
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Offers guidance on defining rigorous and well-designed practitioner research for dissertation studies, demystifying the research study and clarifying its relation to and within the setting of professional practice.
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This article blends the concepts of spacetime from theoretical physics and Einstein’s Relativity Theory to discuss the spatiotemporal nature of distance education. By comparing and contrasting speed-of-light space travel with the speed of computer processing, the leap is made to consider the fourth dimension and its phenomena for the Web traveler....
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Nearly four years have passed since enactment of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN Act) opened the door for higher education institutions to use electronic records and electronic signatures (e-sign) in place of traditional paper records and handwritten signatures. During that time, acceptance of e-sign has acceler...
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This work presents a new theory for higher education online, known as 4th Dimension Learning, based upon a new paradigm of different understandings of the relationships between time and space using Einstein's Relativity Theory to demonstrate that time is relative to the observer and there is no absolute time or space. Through a heuristic narrative...
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As the Internet continues to connect the globe, the world's knowledge becomes accessible through the desktop PC. At the same time that these global resources are being connected, microprocessors are processing information at the speed of light, bridging concepts established in the New Physics of the 20th Century and learner-centered educational the...
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Since 1995, Hamilton College has developed and invested in the academic and technological infrastructure needed to support distance education through an online educational delivery platform. To achieve this, the College launched a planning process that led to concept development, research and peer evaluations, collaborative forums and presentations...
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Following accreditation by the North Central Association in May 1996, the leadership of Hamilton College in Mason City, Iowa, began to informally explore the meaning of the term “quality graduate.” They found no campus consensus about a definition. Because the college’s assessment plan was designed to be outcome-driven to measure the quality of lear...
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In 1990, under the leadership of a new owner and president, John Huston, the College moved forward as an institution of higher education through the pursuit of regional accreditation and as a degree-granting institution. Through the decade, as the need for more highly qualified graduates increased, Hamilton College integrated general education with...
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Typescript. Thesis (M.A.)--Mankato State University, 1995. Includes bibliographical references.
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U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove has played on this classical dramatic irony by carrying Sophocles’ familial fate into the slavery era in her play The Darker Face of the Earth (Story Line Press, $10.95).

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Proposals Submission Deadline: March 10, 2021
Full Chapters Due: July 8, 2021
Submission Date: July 8, 2021
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The call for chapters for Indigenous Research of Land, Self, and Spirit has been extended to August 31.
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Explorations of method and approaches to dissertation research for both practitioner and research doctoral programs
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Indigenous research into voice and land dispossession; women; narrative research; feminist research
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Ongoing research into doctoral researcher positionality and agency; doctoral research supervisor agency