COLRS welcomes the following UIS faculty as Research Fellows for the 2018-2020 academic years:

Josiah Alamu

Josiah AlamuDr. Alamu, Associate Professor of Public Health, will explore emerging e-technologies and how they transform online education systems by examining the variables that might influence the academic performance of international students in online courses. Dr. Alamu is returning to the COLRS Faculty Fellows program after serving as a COLRS Faculty Fellow from 2010-2013.





Donna Bussell

Donna BussellDr. Donna Bussell, Associate Professor of English, will research online field trips with the goal of connecting students to material culture and historical context, the use of digital humanities methods for literary or linguistic analysis in upper division courses, and the development of multimodal work in student research, peer review, revisions, and presentation.





Youngjin Kang

Youngjin KangDr. Youngjin Kang, Assistant Professor of Human Services, will research the effectiveness of various educational technologies in online and blended courses to effectively teach graduate students how to practice self-care and investigate the spillover effects of it on various outcomes.






Mohammed Mohi Uddin

Mohammed UddinDr. Mohammed Mohi Uddin, Assistant Professor of Accountancy, will research technologies used in the online teaching of accounting and how they impact students’ learning experience.  He will also explore teaching approaches used in the online teaching of accounting and how any shortcomings can be addressed.