Clinical Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Office#: 329 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4232
Office Phone: (979) 845-8384
Other Title: Director, Online Ed.D Program
Primary Emphasis Area: English as a Second Language/ Early Childhood Development
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Area(s) of Emphasis
Early Childhood Education
Research Interests
Early Childhood Education
Online education
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Harmon, F. & Viruru, R. (2018). Busting the myth of push down academics in early childhood education. Journal of Family Strengths, 18(1), 1-11.

2. Rios, A., Viruru, R. & Ozifidian, B. (2018). Don[48]19t be a ghost who drops grades in Blackboard: findings from a program evaluation of an online doctoral program in the United States. In K. N. Sim (ed). Enhancing the Role of ICT in Doctoral Research Processes. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 154-182.

3. Lee, Y., Capraro, M. M., & Viruru, R. (2018). The factors motivating students[48]19 stem career aspirations: Personal and societal contexts. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 26(5), 26-48.

4. Hammer, J., Rackley, R., & Viruru, R. (2017). " Using an Advantage Model to Coach and Mentor Pre-service and In-service Teachers ". In[160][160]Dom[237][237]nguez, N., Berkeley, B., Barka, N., Chrisman, T., Kelley, B., &

5. Viruru, R. & Nasser, R. (2017). Wa[48]19allah, the woman she should go direct to Paradise: perceptions of motherhood in Qatar. Global Studies of Childhood. 7(2), 148-158.

6. Palmer, D. J., Lynch, P. S., Parker, D., Viruru, R., Knight, S., Waxman, H., Alford, B., Brown, D. B., Rollins, K., Stillisano, J., Sadiq, H. M., Abu-Tineh, A. M. H., Nasser, R., Allen, N., Al-Binali, H., Ellili, M., Al-kateeb, H., Al-kubaisi, H. (2016). A classroom observational study of Qatar independent schools: Instruction and school reform. Journal of Educational Research, 109 (4), 413-423.

7. Nasser, R., Al-Attiyah, A., Viruru, R. & Abuiyada, R. (2016). Women's perceived practices of mothering in a socially changing Qatari society. The Social Sciences, 11(7), 1248-1256.

8. Persky, J. & Viruru, R. (2015).Teaching in the Borderlands: stories from Texas. In V. Pacini-Ketchabaw & A. Taylor (eds). Unsettling the Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education. New York: Routlege.

9. Rackley, R. & Viruru, R. (2015) Technology Integration: why integrate technology? In Y. Li and J. Hammer (Eds.), Teaching at Work. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense.

10. Rackley, R. & Viruru, R. (2014). Teaching technology through technology. EdTechnology ideas, 1(4).

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
No current grants/contracts
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Cinthya Saavedra (Spring, 2006), Ph.D.
Soo Young Ahn (Fall, 2008), Ph.D.
Jeeyoung Shin (Spring, 2012), Ph.D.
Scott Powers (Summer, 2014), Ed.D.
Sarah Lynne Davis (Fall, 2015), Ed.D.
Fatma Hassan (Fall, 2015), Ed.D.
Lisa Ann Ashmeade (Fall, 2016), Ed.D.
Ann Hill Thornton (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Julia Christine Persky (Fall, 2018), Ph.D.
Ben James Cockerham (Summer, 2019), Ed.D.
Ann Hill thornton (Summer, 2019), Ed.D.
Laura Michelle Reeves (Fall, 2019), Ed.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2011 - 2013). Middle Grades Research Journal

Editorial Board Member (2006 - ). International Journal of Educational Policy, Research and Practice

Editorial Board Member (2005 - ). Journal of Education


(2017-2017). Exemplary Distance Educator Award, CEHD. 

(2016-2016). College Level Distinguished Award for Teaching.  AFS College-Level Distinguished Award for Teaching, TAMU

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