Mirah J. Ingram Dow

Associate Professor

mdow@emporia.edu
William White Library, Room 417
620-341-5734

Degrees

Ph.D., Emporia State University



Research Interests

School libraries
Information literacy
Teaching and learning
Educational assessment
Social presence in online learning

Scholarly and Professional Activities

American Association of School Libraries, Legislation Committee
Kansas Association of School Librarians, Education Contact
Emporia State University, NCATE Steering Committee
Emporia State University, Committee on Advanced Programs
Emporia State University, Council on Teacher Education
School of Library and Information Management, Doctoral Steering Committee
School of Library and Information Management, Coordinator, School Library Media Program

Selected Publications and Presentations:

Journal Articles

Dow, M. J. (2008). Implications of Social Presence for Online Learning: A Case Study of MLS Students. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. 4(4), 231-242.

Dow, M. J. (2008). Teaching ethical behavior in the global world of information and the new AASL Standards. School Library Media Activities Monthly, 25(4), 49-52.

Dow, M. J. (2008). Review of Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century, Carol C. Kuhlthau, Leslie K. Maniotes, Ann K. Caspari. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. In Portal: Libraries and the Academy, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 8 (3), July 2008.

Dow, M. J., & Visnak, K. (2007). The Emporia diversity initiative: A multi-partner project. Colorado Libraries, 33(2), 9-12.

Dow, M. J. (2007). Assessing information and technology literacy: How do we know our students learn? School Library Media Activities Monthly, 24(4), 56-58.

Conference Proceedings

Dow, M. J. (2008). Lessons learned from focus group research and distance education students. The 4th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (IQ2008) Ethics, Evidence and Social Justice Conference Proceedings.

Dow, M. J. (2008). Focus on global perspectives: Mixed method approach to understanding macro and micro levels of effective school libraries from an information science perspective. World Class Learning and Literacy through School Libraries: 27th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship, Incorporating the 12th International Forum on Research in School Libraries Conference Proceedings.

Dow, M. J., & Lakin, J. M. (2007). School librarians, technology and instruction to achieve standards: Annual yearly progress (AYP) results in Kansas 2005-06 reading and mathematics assessments. Into the Center of the Curriculum: Treasure Mountain Research Retreat #14 Conference Proceedings.

Dow, M. J., Lakin, J. M., Steinlage, T. (2005). School librarians, technology & instruction to achieve standards. Treasure Mountain Research Retreat #12 Conference Proceedings.

Book Chapters

Dow, M. J., & Mehring, T. A. (2001). In-service training for educators of individuals with Autism. In T. Wahlberg, F. Obiakor, S. Burkhardt & A. Rotatori (Eds.), Autism spectrum disorders: Educational and clinical interventions (pp. 89-107). Oxford OX5 1DX, UK: Elsevier Science Ltd.

Mehring, T. A., & Dow, M. J. (2001). Competent teachers of students with Autism. In T. Wahlerg, F. Obiakor, S. Burkhardt & A. Rotatori (Eds.), Autism spectrum disorders: Educational and clinical interventions (pp. 69-88). Oxford OX5 1DX, UK: Elsevier Science Ltd.

Dow, M. J., & Mehring, T. A. (2000). Helping parents to maximize the potential of their children with exceptionalities. In F. Obiakor, S. Burkhardt, A. Rotatori, & T. Wahlberg (Eds.). Advances in Special Education, 13 (pp. 261-276). Stamford, CN: Albex Publishing Corporation.

Presentations

Dow, M. J. (2008). Focus on global perspectives: Mixed method approach to understanding macro and micro levels of effective school libraries from an information science perspective. 2008 KSDE Fall Assessment Conference, Topeka, KS, October 21, 2008.

Dow, M. J. (2008). Lessons learned from focus group research and distance education students. The 4th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (IQ2008), Ethics, Evidence and Social Justice Conference Proceedings. (Panel presentation with Lois Ann Scheidt and Inna Kouper, SLIS, University of Indiana; Jill McTavish, LIS, University of Western Ontario; Cathy Fowley, SALIS, Dubin City Unversity; Lorena Nessi, School of Arts and Humanities Institute of Cultural Analysis, Nottingham Trent University; Elijah Wright, SLIS, Indiana University, Bloomington.)

Dow, M. J. (2008). Focus on global perspectives: Mixed method approach to understanding macro and micro levels of effective school libraries from an information science perspective. World Class Learning and Literacy through School Libraries: 27th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship, Incorporating the 12th International Forum on Research in School Libraries presentation. Berkeley, CA USA, August 4, 2008.

Dow, M. J., & Lakin, J. M. (2007). School librarians, technology and instruction to achieve standards: Annual yearly progress (AYP) results in Kansas 2005-06 reading and mathematics assessments. Into the Center of the Curriculum: Treasure Mountain Research Retreat #14 presentation. Reno, NV, October 24, 2007.

Dow, M. J. (2007). Assessing information and technology literacy: How do we know our students learn? School Library Media Activities Monthly, 24(4), 56-58.

Dow, M. J., Davis, T., Snethen, T., & Vietti-O’Kane, A. (2007). Academic crosswalks and intersections in today’s schools. American Association of School Librarians, 13th National Conference and Exhibit, Exploratorium, Reno, NV. October 25, 2007.

Dow, M. J. (2005). Cognitive consequences of internet-based teaching and learning and distance education students. Faculty Research Poster Session. ALISE, January 11-14, 2005, Boston MA.

Dow, M. J., & Fox, C. (2005). Reading at risk: What can be done? 2005 Tri-Conference, Overland Park, KS.

Dow, M. J., & Willems, H. (2004). School librarians: Technology and instruction to achieve standards. 2004 Kansas Tri-Conference, Wichita, Kansas.

Dow, M. J. (2004). Librarianship is more than checking out books: MLS knowledge and skills on display. 2004 Kansas Tri-Conference, Emporia State University, Master of Library Science student poster session, Wichita, KS.

Dow, M. J., & Willems, H. (2004). School librarians, technology and instruction to achieve standards. Kansas Technology Leadership Conference, Topeka, KS.

Dow, M. J. (2003). Emporia State University, Master of Library Science student poster session: Intellectual freedom: Developing best practices in Kansas communities. 2003 Kansas Tri-Conference, Salina, KS.

Dow, M. J., & Salvatore, C. (2001). Cognitive and cultural implications of web-based learning and distance education. 2001 ALISE Annual Conference, Washington, D. C