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Rayton R. Sianjina, Ph.D.

RAYTON R. SIANJINA, PH.D.

PROFESSOR, INSTRUCTIONAL EDUCATION

sianjinar@fvsu.edu
1005 State University Dr.
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Phone: 478-825-6197

Enthusiastic and dedicated education professional. Seasoned, multi-faceted expertise in many aspects of leadership in higher education. Serves as mentor and advocate for students and teachers. Exceptional ability in the influence of diverse outcomes in educational organizations and environments. Areas of Expertise include: leadership, management grant funding and classroom instruction.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy: Educational Administration Leadership and Supervision
Department of Educational Leadership
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI-OXFORD
Major: Educational Administration Leadership and Supervision

M.S.Ed.
Master of Science: Educational Administration, Concentration in Educational Leadership
HARDING UNIVERSITY
Searcy, Arkansas

B.A.
Bachelor of Arts: English Education
Department of English and Foreign Languages
HARDING UNIVERSITY
Searcy, Arkansas

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Fort Valley State University
2016 – Present: Coordinator of Assessment and Student Learning Outcomes
2014 – 2016: Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of Academic Affairs. Professor of Instructional Technology and Educational Administration.
2014 – 2016: Dean, College of Graduate Studies and Extended Education. Professor of Instructional Technology and Educational Leadership, College of Graduate Studies and Extended Education.

Delaware State University
2009 – 2014: Associate Dean and Department Chairperson.
2009 – 2014: Director of Graduate Programs, College of Education.
2005 – 2010: Assistant Vice President / Director of Distance (Online) Education, College of Education.
2005 – 2010: Director of Alternative Route to Teacher Certification (ARTC), College of Education.

George Benson Community College
1985 – 1987: Chancellor

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Taught various courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses ranged from undergraduate Instructional Technology Courses to Doctoral level courses, including but not limited to: Qualitative and Quantitative Research, School Policy, Educational Research, Effective School Leadership, and Superintendent as CEO.

Fort Valley State University (FVSU): Professor of Education and Coordinator of Assessment and Student Learning Outcomes

Delaware State University (DSU): Professor of Educational Technology and Statistics and Research and School Law

University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM): Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Director of Computer Literacy

University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM): Director of Young Scholars Program

University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM): Associate Professor of Computer Instructional Technology

UNIVERSITY SERVICE ASSIGNMENTS

Fort Valley State University Assignments

  • Chairperson, Dean’s Council, 2015 – 2016
  • Ex Officio Member, Online Task Force, 2015 – 2016
  • Ex Officio Member, Faculty Handbook Task Force, 2015 – 2016
  • Chairperson, Graduate Council, 2014 – 2016
  • Ex Officio Member, Online Committee, 2014 – 2016
  • Ex Officio Member, Graduate Appeals Committee, 2014 – 2016

Delaware State University Assignments

  • Chairperson, Education Department, 2009 – 2014
  • Director, Education Graduate Programs 2008 – 2014
  • Assistant Vice President/Director of Online Learning Technologies, 2006 – 2011
  • Member, Dean’s Council, 2002 – 2014
  • Member, Graduate Council, 2006 – 2010
  • Member, Executive Faculty Senate Committee, 2006 – 2014
  • Member, Academic Committee, 2005 – 2014
  • Director, Masters and Doctoral Education Programs, 2008 – 2014
  • Member, Campus Technology Council Committee, 2008 – 2014
  • Director, Masters and Doctoral Education Programs, 2008 – 2014
  • Member, Campus Technology Council Committee, 2008 – 2014
  • Member, Advisor and Review Board for Center for School Change, 2007 – 2014
  • Director, Masters and Doctoral Education Programs, 2008 – 2014
  • Member, University Faculty Senator, 2004 – 2008
  • Chair, Distance Education Task Force Committee, 2002 – 2010
  • Chair, e-Learning Community Advisory Board, 2002 – 2010
  • Member, Graduate Studies Committee, 2006 – 2014
  • Member, Technology Networks Committee, 2000 – 2010
  • Member, University Technology User Group, 1999 – 2009

Departmental Assignments

  • Chairperson, Scholarship Committee, 2004 – 2009
  • Member, Teacher Effectiveness Committee, 2001 – 2008
  • Member, Hospitality Committee, 2000 – 2007
  • Ex Officio Member, Recruitment and Retention, 2004 – 2014
  • Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2004 – 2009
  • Advisor, Graduate Student Council, 2006 – 2014
  • Member, School of Education Advisory Board, 2000 – 2004
  • Coordinator, Child/Early Care Programs, 2001 – 2005
  • Coordinator, Graduate Comprehensive Examination, 2002 – 2012

COMMUNITY, STATE, AND NATIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • President, Board of Directors, House of Pride, 2009 – 2014
  • Residential Facility for Drug Abuse and the Homeless (Dover, DE)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Grant Proposal Field Reader, 2008 – 2012
  • Former Member of NCATE’s Board of Examiners
  • United States Department of Education, Grant Proposal Field Reader, 2010 – 2012
  • Wadsworth Publishing Company, Book Reviewer

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Founding Board Member, 2010 – 2014
    Early College High School—Charter School (Dover, DE)
  • Board Member, Delaware Education Support System, 2009 – 2014
    State of Delaware Organization (Dover, DE)
  • Board Member, Delaware Teacher Education Center, 2008 – 2014
    State of Delaware Organization (Dover, DE)
  • Co-Founder, Instructional Technology User Group (State Org.), 2004 – 2012
  • Member, American Education Research Association, 2004 – Present
  • Member, Association of Supervision of Curriculum and Development, 1992 – Present
  • Member, Phi Delta Kappa (PDK), 1990 – Present
  • Member, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), 1996 – Present

SAMPLING OF GRANTS & PROPOSALS

Sianjina, Rayton P.I. & Modzelewski, Kendra (2013-2014). Teacher Education Catalyst Grant. Delaware Department of Department of Education. ($125,000.00) Funded September 2013.

Sianjina, Rayton & Harrington, Melissa (2012). P. I. Robert NOCYE STEM Teacher Scholarship Program. Federal Government grant through National Science Foundation ($1.2 million Funded).

Sianjina, Rayton R. (2007-08). P. I. Enhancing the Distance Learning System Using Multiple Transmissions. Federal Government grant through the United States Department of Education. Title III-Funding awarded in the amount of $260,000.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • GADA Member, Georgia Association of Directors Assessment, 2016 – present
  • Member, Kappa Delta Psi, International Honor Society in Education, 2004- Present
  • USG Member, Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs, 2015 – 2016
  • Council of Historical Black Graduate Schools, 2014 – 2016
  • Member, Warner Robins Chamber of Commerce, 2014 – 2016
  • Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation Program (CAEP) Teacher Education Programs, DSU, 2013 -2014
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Teacher Education Programs, DSU, 2010 – 2013
  • Early College High School, Delaware State University (Founding Board Member) Dover, Delaware, 2010 – 2014
  • Board Member, Delaware Teacher Education Center (State of Delaware Organization) Dover, Delaware, 2010 – 2014

RECENT CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS

Sianjina, Rayton R. July 10-12, 2017) LiveText Assessment Conference: Chicago, Illinois

Sianjina, Rayton R. (February 17, 2016) University System of GA RACAA. Middle Georgia State University. Macon, GA.

Sianjina, Rayton R. (July 15-23, 2015) University System of Georgia: RACAA/RACSA. The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation: Greensboro, GA.

Sianjina, Rayton R. (May 17- 20, 2015) University System of Georgia: Adult Learning Consortium Leadership Conference. Chateau Élan, Braselton, GA.

Sianjina, Rayton R. (March 1-10, 2014) Developing Strategic International Partnership in a South Asian University: Models for Managing and Sustaining International Partnerships. Jenju National University, South Korea.

SAMPLING OF SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

Books

Sianjina, Rayton R. and Phillips, Richard (2014). Educational Leadership Theories, Principles and Practices: The Effects of Diversity, Moral Ethical Principles and Educational Reform on Educational Leadership. Routledge Publishers, New York, NY.

Sianjina, Rayton R. & Phillips, Richard (2013). Cyber Security for Educational Leaders: A Guide to Understanding and Implementing Technology Policies. Routledge, New York, NY.

Works in Progress

Sianjina, Rayton (2017). Campus Carry Legislation: Implications on the Role of Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs in Enforcing Campus-safety.

Sianjina, Rayton (2017). Gender Neutral Bathrooms/ Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bill: An Attempt to Respond to Needs of LGBTQ and its Inferences on Enforcing the Bill at Higher Education Institutions.

Sianjina, Rayton (2017). Proven Cyber Resources for Teaching and Learning: A Closer Look at the Dark Side of Cyberbullying.

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Sianjina, Rayton R. and Phillips, Richard (2011). African-Americans’ Participation in a Comprehensive Intervention College Prep Program. The Educational Forum: A Kappa Delta Pi Publication 61 n1 West Lafayette, IN. October 2013.

Sianjina, Rayton R. and Phillips, Richard (2013). African-Americans’ Participation in a Comprehensive Intervention College Prep Program. The Educational Forum: A Kappa Delta Pi Publication 61 n1 West Lafayette, IN.

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