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Dr. Michael K. Ponton

Professor

Higher Education & Learning Technologies

Office Location: Frank Young Education North #102

Email: Michael.Ponton@tamuc.edu

Professional Vita



Publications

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ponton, M. K. (2018). Learner Autonomy Profile: An estimation of normative statistics for nontraditional adults in the United States. International Journal of Education and Social Science Research, 1(6), 1-10.

Ponton, M. K. (2018). Self-efficacy in autonomous learning: A preliminary study of full professors. International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, 15(1), 31-42.

Ponton, M. K., & Rovai, A. P. (2018). Exact solution for pooled standard deviation. International Journal of Education and Social Science, 5(1), 22-27.

Ponton, M. K. (2017). Appraisal of Learner Autonomy: An estimation of normative statistics for U.S. nontraditional adults. International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, 14(2), 45-52.

Ginnings, D. L., & Ponton, M. K. (2017). The use of a self-efficacy in autonomous learning treatment in an online doctoral statistics course: A pilot study. International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, 14(1), 73-86.

Ponton, M. K., & Carr, P. B. (2016). The possible role of higher education in developing learner autonomy: A quantitative exploration. International Journal of Self- Directed Learning, 13(1), 12-25.

Ponton, M. K., Reysen, R., Wiggers, N. R., & Eskridge, T. (2015). The relationship between self-efficacy, entitlement, and motivation: A study of collegiate at-risk students. International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, 12(1), 41-49.

Focht, A., & Ponton, M. K. (2015). Identifying primary characteristics of servant leadership: Delphi study. International Journal of Leadership Studies, 9(1), 1-18.

Ponton, M. K., Carr, P. B., & Wiggers, N. R. (2014). Self-efficacy to do or self-efficacy to learn to do: A study related to perseverance. International Journal of Self- Directed Learning, 11(1), 29-40.

Wiggers, N. R., Reysen, R., Ammeter, T., & Ponton, M. K. (2014). SI’s role in promoting engagement in academics. Supplemental Instruction Journal, 1(1), 72-89.

Kirk, J. R., O’Lynn, C., & Ponton, M. K. (2013). Perceptions of gender-based barriers for men in an online nursing completion program compared to traditional on-campus nursing programs. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 9(4), 481-488.

Ponton, M. K., & Carr, P. B. (2012). Autonomous learning and triadic reciprocal causation: A theoretical discussion. International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, 9(1), 1-10.

Schuette, C. S., Ponton, M. K., & Charlton, M. L. (2012). Middle school children’s career aspirations: Relationship to adult occupations and gender. The Career Development Quarterly, 60(1), 36-46.

Ponton, M. K., Carr, P. B., Schuette, C. T., & Confessore, G. J. (2010). Self-efficacy and the Learner Autonomy Profile. International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, 7(2), 54-63.

Schuette, C. T., Wighting, M. J., Spaulding, L. S., Ponton, M. K., & Betts, A. L. (2010). Factors that influence teachers’ views on standardized tests. Teacher Educators’ Journal, 17, 27-40.

Ponton, M. K., Schuette, C. S., & Confessore, G. J. (2009). An agentic perspective of self-directed learning as applied to children. International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, 6(1), 46-58.

Ponton, M. K., & Schuette, C. T. (2008). The Learner Autonomy Profile: A discussion of scale combination to measure autonomous learning. International Journal of Self- Directed Learning, 5(1), 55-60.

Rhea, N. E., Rovai, A. P., Ponton, M. K., Derrick, M. G., & Davis, J. M. (2007). The effect of computer-mediated communication on anonymous end-of-course teaching evaluations. International Journal on E-Learning, 6(4), 581-592.

Kelly, H. F., Ponton, M. K., & Rovai, A. P. (2007). A comparison of student evaluations of teaching between online and face-to-face courses. Internet and Higher Education, 10, 89-101.

Rovai, A. P., Ponton, M. K., Wighting, M. J., & Baker, J. D. (2007). A comparative analysis of student motivation in traditional classroom and e-learning courses. International Journal on E-Learning, 6(3), 413-432.

Derrick, M. G., Rovai, A. P., Ponton, M. K., Confessore, G. J., & Carr, P. B. (2007). An examination of the relationship of gender, marital status, and prior educational attainment and learner autonomy. Educational Research and Reviews, 2(1), 1-8.

Ponton, M. K., & Rhea, N. E. (2006). Autonomous learning from a social cognitive perspective. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 20(2), 38-49.

Rovai, A. P., Ponton, M. K., Derrick, M. G., & Davis, J. M. (2006). Student evaluation of teaching in the virtual and traditional classrooms: A comparative analysis. Internet and Higher Education, 9(1), 23-35.

Kohns, J. W., & Ponton, M. K. (2006). Understanding responsibility: A self-directed learning application of the Triangle Model of Responsibility. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 20(4), 16-27.

Ponton, M. K., Derrick, M. G., Hall, J. M., Rhea, N. E., & Carr, P. B. (2005). The relationship between self-efficacy and autonomous learning: The development of new instrumentation. International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, 2(1), 50-61.

Derrick, M. G., Ponton, M. K., & Carr, P. B. (2005). Enhancing and facilitating self- efficacious behaviors in distance learning environments. New Horizons in Adult Education, 19(3), 4-11.

Derrick, M. G., Ponton, M. K., & Carr, P. B. (2005). A preliminary analysis of learner autonomy in online and face-to-face settings. International Journal of Self- Directed Learning, 2(1), 62-70.

Ponton, M. K., Derrick, M. G., & Carr, P. B. (2005). The relationship between resourcefulness and persistence in adult autonomous learning. Adult Education Quarterly, 55(2), 116-128.

Hall, J. M., & Ponton, M. K. (2005). Mathematics self-efficacy of college freshmen. Journal of Developmental Education, 28(3), 26-33.

Rovai, A. P., & Ponton, M. K. (2005). An examination of sense of classroom community and learning among African American and Caucasian graduate students. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 9(3), 77-92.

Ponton, M. K., Derrick, M. G., Confessore, G. J., & Rhea, N. E. (2005). The role of self- efficacy in autonomous learning. International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, 2(2), 81-90.

Burgess, R. M., Ponton, M. K., & Weber, M. D. (2004). Student recruitment strategies in professional physical therapist education programs. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 18(2), 22-30.

Ponton, M. K., Carr, P. B., & Derrick, M. G. (2004). A path analysis of the conative factors associated with autonomous learning. International Journal of Self- Directed Learning, 1(1), 59-69.

Ukeiley, L. S., Ponton, M. K., Seiner, J. M., Jansen, B. J. (2004). Suppression of pressure loads in cavity flows. AIAA Journal, 42(1), 70-79.

Ukeiley, L. S., & Ponton, M. K. (2004). On the near field pressure of a transonic axisymmetric jet. International Journal of Aeroacoustics, 3(1), 43-66.

Derrick, M. G., Carr, P. B., & Ponton, M. K. (2003). Facilitating and understanding autonomy in adult learners. New Horizons in Adult Education, 17(2).

Ponton, M. K., Sullivan, K., Kendricks, M. R., & Seiner, J. M. (2003). Introduction to engineering: An assessment of a high school course. Journal of Science Education, 4(2), 57-61.

Ponton, M. K., & Hall, J. M. (2003). A proposed relationship between postsecondary education and personal initiative for adult learners. Current Issues in Education, 6(17).

Ponton, M. K. (2002). Motivating students by building self-efficacy. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 128(2), 54-57.

Ponton, M. K., Edmister, J. H., Ukeiley, L. S., & Seiner, J. M. (2001). Understanding the role of self-efficacy in engineering education. Journal of Engineering Education, 90(2), 247-251.

Ponton, M. K., & Carr, P. B. (2000). Understanding and promoting autonomy in self- directed learning. Current Research in Social Psychology, 5(19), 271-284.

Ponton, M. K. (1998). A simple approximation for the calculation of probabilities in normal distributions. Current Research in Social Psychology, 3(6), 69-73.

Ponton, M. K., & Seiner, J. M. (1995). An acoustic study of the B helical mode for a choked axisymmetric nozzle. AIAA Journal, 33(3), 413-420.

Seiner, J. M., Bhat, T. R. S., & Ponton, M. K. (1994). Mach wave emission from a high- temperature supersonic jet. AIAA Journal, 32(12), 2345-2350.

Ponton, M. K., & Seiner, J. M. (1992). The effects of nozzle exit lip thickness on plume resonance. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 154(3), 531-549.

Seiner, J. M., Manning, J. C., & Ponton, M. K. (1988). Dynamic pressure loads associated with twin supersonic plume resonance. AIAA Journal, 26(8), 954-960.

BOOKS 

Ponton, M. K., & Carr, P. B. (Eds.). (2016). Autonomous and self-directed learning: Agentic perspectives. Chesapeake, VA: Watertree Press.

Rovai, A. P., Baker, J. D., & Ponton, M. K. (2013). Social science research design and statistics: A practitioner’s guide to research methods and IBM SPSS analysis (2nd ed.). Chesapeake, VA: Watertree Press.

Rovai, A. P., Baker, J. D., & Ponton, M. K. (2012). Social science research design and statistics: A practitioner’s guide to research methods and SPSS analysis. Chesapeake, VA: Watertree Press.

Derrick, M. G., & Ponton, M. K. (Eds.). (2009). Emerging directions in self-directed learning. Chicago, IL: Discovery Association Publishing House.

Rovai, A. P., Ponton, M. K., & Baker, J. D. (2008). Distance learning in higher education: A programmatic approach to planning, design, instruction, evaluation, and accreditation. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Kendricks, M. R., & Ponton, M. K. (Eds.). (2002). Introduction to engineering: A high school workbook (2nd ed.). North Chelmsford, MA: Erudition Books.

Kendricks, M. R., & Ponton, M. K. (Eds.). (2001). Introduction to engineering: A high school workbook. North Chelmsford, MA: Erudition Books.

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS (NONJOURNAL)

 

Derrick, M. G., Ponton, M. K., Rhea, N. E., & Kohns, J. W. (2005). Differences in learner autonomy in online and face-to-face environments. World Conference on E- Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education, 2005,

1992-1997.

Rhea, N. E., Rovai, A. P., Ponton, M. K., Derrick, M. G., & Davis, J. M. (2005). Student comments on anonymous course evaluations: Online vs. F2F. World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education, 2005, 2362-2368.

Ponton, M. K., Derrick, M. G., & Wiggers, N. R. (2004). Using asynchronous e-learning to develop autonomous learners. World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education, 2004, 1437-1441.

Carr, P. B., Ponton, M. K., & Ingram, C. (2003). Creating colleagial environments: Enhancing learner autonomy in the e-learning environment. In H. B. Long & Associates (Eds.), Current developments in e-learning & self-directed learning (pp. 44-50). Melrose, FL: International Self-Directed Learning Symposium.

Ponton, M. K., & Carr, P. B. (2002). The development of instrumentation that measures an adult’s intention to exhibit initiative and resourcefulness in autonomous learning. In H. B. Long & Associates (Eds.), Twenty-first century advances in self-directed learning (pp. 223-241). Schaumburg, IL: Motorola University Press.

Ponton, M. K., Carr, P. B., & Confessore, G. J. (2000). Learning conation: A psychological perspective of personal initiative and resourcefulness. In H. B. Long & Associates (Eds.), Practice & theory in self-directed learning (pp. 65-82). Schaumburg, IL: Motorola University Press.

Ponton, M. K. (1999). The measurement of an adult’s intention to exhibit personal initiative in autonomous learning (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (UMI No. 9949350)

Ponton, M. K., & Carr, P. B. (1999). A quasi-linear behavioral model and an application to self-directed learning (NASA Technical Memorandum 209094). Hampton, VA: NASA Langley Research Center.

Ponton, M. K., Ukeiley, L. S., & Lee, S. W. (1999). Aeroacoustic data for a high Reynolds number subsonic axisymmetric jet (NASA Technical Memorandum 209336). Hampton, VA: NASA Langley Research Center.

Ponton, M. K., Seiner, J. M., & Brown, M. C. (1997). Near field pressure fluctuations in the exit plane of a choked axisymmetric nozzle (NASA Technical Memorandum 113137). Hampton, VA: NASA Langley Research Center.

Ponton, M. K., Williford, C. B., & Lagen, N. T. (1995, July). Shield for flexible pipe.

NASA Tech Brief, 19(7), 66.

Ponton, M. K. (1990). An acoustic study of the preferred instability modes for supersonic jets (Master's thesis). The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Ponton, M. K., Seiner, J. M., & Manning, J. C. (1988). Far-field acoustic effects of inserting an infrared-signature suppression device into a supersonic rectangular nozzle (NASA Limited Distribution Technical Memorandum; Title Unclassified). Hampton, VA: NASA Langley Research Center.

Ponton, M. K., Manning, J. C., & Seiner, J. M. (1986). Far-field acoustics of supersonic rectangular nozzles with various throat aspect ratios (NASA Technical Memorandum 89002). Hampton, VA: NASA Langley Research Center.

Seiner, J. M., & Ponton, M. K. (1985). Aeroacoustic data for high Reynolds number supersonic axisymmetric jets (NASA Technical Memorandum 86296). Hampton, VA: NASA Langley Research Center.

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