Dr. Carla Earhart
Dr. Carla Earhart
<b>Department: </b>Applied Business Studies<br><b>Research Area: </b> How housing preferences are created and communicated, especially through elementary education, children's literature, etc. <br>The use of industry partners in the educational process

 

Department: Applied Business Studies

Research Focus:

  • How housing preferences are created and communicated, especially through elementary education, children's literature, etc.
  • The use of industry partners in the educational process

Potential Student Project(s):

1. I was awarded a Creative Teaching Grant in 2022 to create and pilot-test curriculum materials for elementary educators, to help them better understand multifamily rental housing and how to incorporate about multifamily rental housing into their classrooms. I would like to work with a student to help organize the results for potential publication.


2. I use a variety of industry partners in career-related assignments in my classes (interviews, job shadowing, etc.). This has worked so well that I would like to share this information at a conference. The "student voice" is an important part of sharing this information and the student would be a co-author in the presentation proposal.

Attributes/skills/background sought in undergraduate:

1. The ideal candidate for this position would be an Elementary Education major, although not required. It would be especially important for this student to be organized and to be able to work independently with little supervision.
2. The ideal candidate for this position would a student majoring in Property Management, although not required. It would be especially important for this student to have taken one of my courses where this teaching strategy is used (PMGT 135, 315, 405) so they can serve as the "student voice" in the presentation proposal.

 

Mentoring Plan: As the mentor, I will assign weekly projects, which may include readings, library work, content analysis, organization of materials, investigations of publication/presentation outlets, etc. The student researcher will work 5 h/week on the project including a 1-on-1 interaction for at least 1 hour/week. There will be ongoing email communication throughout the week. Written reports will also be due each week.

 

Contact: 765-285-3707, AT 225