About Anita G. Welch
Dr. Anita G. Welch is the Associate Dean of Teachers College at Ball State University. Prior to arriving at Ball State in 2016, she spent two years at the Emirates College for Advanced Education in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates were she was the Curriculum & Educational Technology Division Head. Her research includes mid-career faculty advancement, post secondary teaching dispositions, and cross-cultural studies of STEM education. Dr. Welch has over twenty-two years of experience teaching in higher education in the US, including courses in educational research & statistics, curriculum design, and instructional strategies with emphasis on the use of educational technology in the classroom. She has also led study abroad trips to Turkey and Italy. As a high school teacher in the US, she taught courses in chemistry, physics, biology, and pre-engineering.
Ph.D. 2007 University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Major: Curriculum & Instruction – Science Education
Minor: Psychological Research in Education – Program Evaluation
M.S. 2004 Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
Major: Secondary Science Education
M.A. 1994 University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Major: Medieval Studies
Minor: Medieval history, literature, and French
B.A. 1993 University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Selected Presentations and Publications
Welch, A, Reardon, D., Bolin, J., & Steger, R. (August 2017). Mid-Career Faculty: Trends, Barriers, and Possibilities. Invited symposium presentation at the SIG4 Symposium on Higher Education at the EARLI 2017 (European Association for Research and Learning and Instruction) conference in Tampere, Finland.
Welch, A., & Areepattamannil, S. (Eds.). (2016). Dispositions in Teacher Education: A Global Perspective. The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Welch, A. (October 2015). New Global Trends in Linking Education with Development. Invited paper presentation and panel participant at the ECSSR’s Sixth Annual Education Conference “Education and Development: Towards a Modern Education System in the UAE,” Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Welch, A. (October 2015). The Virtual Office: Using Social Media to Promote Your Academic Persona. Invited keynote speaker at the 6th International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology (ICEEPSY), Istanbul, Turkey.
Welch, A., Orso, D., Doolittle, J., & Areepattamannil, S. (2015). Matching Student Expectations with Instructors’ Dispositions: Insight into Quality of Online Teaching. The Journal of Effective Teaching, 15(2), 5-19.
Welch, A., & Napoleon, L. (2015) Professional Teaching Dispositions of Online Instructors: Why They Matter. Procedia: Social & Behavioural Sciences, 171, 584-589.
Welch, A., Ray, C., Peterson, C., & Cakir, M. (2014). The Relationship Between Gender and Classroom Environment in Turkish Science Classrooms. Educational Research and Reviews, 9(20), 893-903.
Welch, A., Napoleon, L, Hill, B, & Rommell, E. (2014). Virtual Teaching Dispositions Scale (VTDS): A Multi-dimensional Instrument to Assess Teaching Dispositions in Virtual Classrooms. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 10(3), 450-471.