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Robert Shields, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Information Technology
Director of Curriculum Development (Online)

Office Phone: (951) 343-2175
E-mail: rshields@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Tyler Plaza, Ste. 100
Office Hours: By Appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Educational Leadership California State University at Fullerton 2017
M.A. Educational Technology Pepperdine University 2003
B.S. Computer Science University of North Carolina at Charlotte 2000
  • Additional Education

    Quality Matters (QM) Master Reviewer Certification, March 2019
    Quality Matters (QM) Peer Reviewer Certification, March 2017
    Online Teaching and Learning Program for Academic and Business Professional (Advanced Track); UCLA Extension, 2005

  • Courses Taught

    BUS 512 - Management Information Systems
    CIS 265 - Information Systems Essentials
    CIS 270 - Business IT Application
    CIT 350 - Foundations of Information Systems
    EDU 522 - Curriculum Theory and Development
    ETC 305 - Educational Computing, Level One
    ETC 510 - Research and Foundations in Educational Technology
    ITM 530 - Systems Infrastructure

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Computer Information Technology
    Educational Technology
    Management Information Systems
    Quality Assurance for Online Courses
    Online Course Development

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    PRESENTATIONS:
    Patterson, I.D., & Shields, R.C. (2022, April 29). Cultivating a Cross-Country Mentee-Mentor Partnership through Quality Matters Opportunities. 2022 Quality Matters (QM) Higher Education Quality in Action Conference, Virtual.
    Shepard, E.M., Shields, R.C., & Davis, D.M. (2022, February 14). Examining a Teaching Assistant Model for Online Courses. 14th Annual Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment Conference, Virtual.
    Shields, R.C., & Davis, D.M. (2021, August 2). Back to Basics: Redefining the Role of Faculty in Online Course Development [Poster Presentation]. Presented at the 37th Annual Distance Teaching and Learning Conference, Virtual.
    Shepard, E.M., Davis, D.M., & Shields, R.C. (2021, April 8). Examining a Teaching Assistant Model for Online Courses. 2021 UPCEA Annual Conference, Virtual.
    Shields, R., & Davis, D. (2020, August 4). Measuring the Effectiveness of Do-It-Yourself Course Design Training. Presented at the 36th Annual Distance Teaching and Learning Conference, Virtual.
    Shields, R. (2020, April 3). Road Trip! Helping Students Reach Their Learning Destinations via Effective Course Design. Presented at the Quality Matters Western Regional Conference, Virtual.
    Johnson, J.J., Buckner, M., Bucklew, A., Shields, R., & Skylar, A. (2020, April 3). Leaning into Leadership - Making Your Own Adventure. Quality Matters Western Regional Conference, Virtual.
    Davis, D., & Shields, R. (2019, October 29). HGTV (Home-Grown Training Venture): Measuring the Effectiveness of Do-It-Yourself QM Training. Presented at the Quality Matters Connect Conference, Grapevine, TX.
    Shields, R. (2019, October 28). Road Trip! Helping Students Reach Their Learning Destinations via Effective Course Design. Presented at the Quality Matters Connect Conference, Grapevine, TX.
    Shields, R. (2018, February 7). A Phenomenological Study: African American Male STEM Undergraduates from 4-Year Universities. Research Colloquium. Fullerton, CA.
    Shields, R. (2017, November 14). A Phenomenological Study: African American Male STEM Undergraduates from 4-Year Universities [Poster Session]. 7th Annual College of Education Educational Research Symposium, Fullerton, CA.
    Shields, R. (2013, April 5). Access Online Learning Anywhere with Blackboard Mobile. Presented at the CaliBUG Spring eLearning Day, Los Angeles, CA.
    Zimmerman, J., & Shields, R. (2011, April 9). Using Technology in Your Church. Presented at the Equipped for Excellence Sunday School and Leadership Training, Riverside, CA.
    Shields, R. (2006, March 29). Educational Blogging: Practical Applications for Blogs in the Classroom. Presented at the Technology in Education International Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, CA.

    PUBLICATIONS:
    Shields, R., Davis, D., & Keneaster, J. (2021). Measuring the effectiveness of do-it-yourself course design training. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, (21)1, pp. 63-74.
    Shields, R. (2017). A phenomenological study: African american male undergraduate stem majors. Dissertation (Available on ProQuest).

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Harvest Christian Fellowship:
    Choosing God's Best Marriage Ministry (2012, 2017-2019)
    Video Ministry (2012-2013)
    Webcasting Ministry (2013-2017)

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Member, Green and Orange Football Booster Club (Riverside Polytechnic High School)
    Parent Advisory Council (Riverside STEM Academy)

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Married (Jessika) with four children (Robert Jr., Jasmine, Brian, Michael)

  • Personal Philosophy

    The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
    Proverbs 18:10