wrickman

Wendy Rickman (Ed.D., Arkansas State University)

Assistant Professor, ITEC & LIBM

wrickman@uca.edu

Mashburn 219

(501) 450-5431

Educational Background

Ed.D. Educational Leadership, 2007. Arkansas State University.
M.S. Library Media/Information Technologies, 1996. University of Central Arkansas.
B.S.E. Social Sciences, 1994. Arkansas State University.

Licensure Areas
Arkansas Secondary, Social Sciences Grades 7 - 12
Arkansas Secondary, Library Media/Information Technologies Grades 7 - 12
Arkansas Primary, Library Media/Information Technologies Grades K – 6

Teaching Field Specialization

Library Media & Information Technologies Graduate Program
• Design & Production of Media Resources I
• Designing Information Programs for Children & Youth
• Developing Information Collections
• Diagnostic Techniques for Computer Maintenance
• Information Resources & Search Strategies
• Introduction To Library Science
• Issues and Trends in Children’s & Young Adult Literature
• Technical Services for the School Library Media Center
• Technology Leadership and Planning
• Practicum

Instructional Technologies Graduate Program
• Computer Graphics & Animation
• Design & Production of Media Resources I
• Distance Education Technologies
• Global Information Resources
• Technology Leadership and Planning

Middle/Secondary Education Undergraduate Course
• Educational Technology

Research Interests and Areas

Whittingham, J., Huffman, S., Rickman, W., & Wiedmaier, C. (Eds). (2013). Technological tools for the literacy classroom. Information Science Reference.

Huffman, S., Albritton, S., Rickman, W., & Wilmes, B. (Eds.). (2011). Cases on building quality distance delivery programs: Strategies and experiences. Information Science Reference.

Rickman, W., & Wiedmaier, C. (2011). The history of distance education. Cases on Building Quality Distance Delivery Programs: Strategies and Experiences. Information Science Reference.

Rickman, W. (Winter 2011). A study of self-censorship by school library media specialists. School Library Media Research, 13.

Whittingham, J., & Rickman, W. (2010). Controversial books in the middle school: Can they make a difference? (Originally published May 2007 in Middle School Journal). Multicultural Education, 15th ed., 164-169.

Whittingham, J., & Rickman, W. (2006). Controversial books in the middle school: Can they make a difference? Middle School Journal, 38 (5).

Presentations:
Rickman, W., & Whittingham, J. (2014, July). 2014 ALA Rainbow list & Stonewall book awards for children & young adults. Presentation at Arkansas Association of School Librarians Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Rickman, W., & Huffman, S. (2014, March). Collection development behaviors in school libraries. Presentation at Arkansas Association of School Librarians Annual Conference, Fort Smith, AR.

Rickman, W., & Whittingham, J. (2014, February). Diversity in children’s and young adult literature: Teacher perceptions and attitudes. Presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Halford, A., Rickman, W., & Hu, H. (2013, April). Bibliotherapy in schools: Creative use of limited resources. Poster presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Rickman, W., & Huffman, S. (2013, July). Evaluating the school librarian: The Danielson Model and TESS. Presentation at Arkansas Association of School Librarians Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Huffman, S., & Rickman, W. (2013, April). Evaluating the school librarian using the Danielson Model. Presentation at Arkansas Association of Instructional Media Annual Conference, Rogers, AR.

Huffman, S., Wiedmaier, C., & Rickman, W. (2013, February). Digital citizenship: Preparing pre-service teachers to develop digital citizens in their classrooms. Presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Huffman, S., Rickman. W., & Albritton, S. (2012, February). The impact of social networking tools in the K-12 classroom. Presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference, San Antonio, TX

Specialty Areas

The focus of my research efforts is this: the examination of the sociocultural context of information, access, opportunity, and professionalism for educators, learners, and leaders through collection development, specifically censorship and diversity, technology integration, and program design. Is diversity of who we are; i.e., black, white, Latino/Hispanic, or Asian, ESL and English-speaking, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, heterosexual and homosexual or asexual, rich or poor, Republican or Democrat or Independent, male and female, mentally challenged, physically challenged or able-bodied, and are students getting the most from their school library resources via collection management, technology integration, and information and recreational programming efforts. I want to know how we can reach those not currently being reached and the how and why of the lack of integration activities. There is room for improvement in our professional knowledge-base and practice.