Directory » ELIZABETH ROUMELL
Adult and Workforce Education Policy
Adult Identity Development
International and Comparative Education
Online and Distance Learning
Dr. Elizabeth Roumell received her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Wyoming in 2009. Dr. Roumell joined the Education Administration and Human Resource Development department at as an Assistant Professor in 2016 and is now a tenured Associate Professor, Associate EAHR Department Head for Academic Affairs, and the Executive Director of the Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning (TCALL). Dr. Roumell teaches graduate courses in adult learning, human resource development, and qualitative research. Dr. Roumell's research focuses on adult learning and identity development, supervising and mentoring graduate research, and education policy analysis. She has written 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, 12 book chapters, and is also co-editor of the 2021 book "Advancing the Global Agenda for Human Rights, Vulnerable Populations, and Environmental Sustainability: Adult Education as Strategic Partner." Dr. Roumell has served as PI or Co-PI for over $7 million in external grants. Dr. Roumell received the 2013 Early Career Award from the national Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, the 2017 Early Career Award from NRMERA, and the 2020 Imogene Oaks annual Award for Outstanding Research in Adult Education through the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE).
Ph.D., Education, Adult and Postsecondary Education, University of Wyoming (2009)
M.A., International Studies, University of Wyoming (2003)
B.A., German and International Studies, University of Wyoming (2000)
EHRD613. CAREER DEV IN HRD
EHRD616. MTHDS OF TEACHING ADULTS
EHRD618. EVALUATION MODELS IN HRD
EHRD627. RSCH & DEVEL IN EHRD
EHRD630. ADULT LEARNING
EHRD638. ISSUES ADULT EDUCATION
EHRD643. ADULT ED GLOBAL SOC JUST
EHRD649. FEMINIST PEDAGOGY
EHRD651. MDLS EPIST & INQY EHRD
EHRD673. INTRO DISTANCE LEARNING
EHRD685. DIRECTED STUDIES
FORMER DOCTORAL STUDENTS
Steven David Koether, Ph.D. (Summer 2022)
Tracie Lynn Miller, Ph.D. (Summer 2022)
Miranda Livingston, Ph.D. (Spring 2022)
Felix Wallace Arnold III (Summer 2019)
Roessger, K. M., Roumell, E. A., & Weese, J. (2022). Rethinking andragogical assumptions in the global age: How preferences for andragogical learning vary across people and cultures. Studies in Continuing Education, 44(1), 14–38. doi:10.1080/0158037X.2020.1732335 [published with student] Edit
Roumell, E. A., Walker, J., & Salajan, F. D. (2022). Lifelong learning: policy issues in USA/Canada. In K. Evans, W. Lee, J. Markowitsch & M. Zukas (Eds.) Third International Handbook of Lifelong Learning. Springer Press International. Edit
Alfred, M. A., Robinson, P. A., & Roumell, E. A. (2021). Advancing the Global Agenda for Human Rights, Vulnerable Populations, and Environmental Sustainability: Adult Education as Strategic Partner. Series: Adult Learning in Professional, Organizational, and Community Settings. Adult Higher Education Alliance. Edit
Roumell, E. A., *Jin, B. (2021). A human capabilities development perspective in adult education. In M. A. Alfred, P. A. Robinson, P. A., & E. A. Roumell, (Eds.), Advancing the Global Agenda for Human Rights, Vulnerable Populations, and Environmental Sustainability: Adult Education as Strategic Partner. Series: Adult Learning in Professional, Organizational, and Community Settings. Adult Higher Education Alliance. IAP. [published with student] Edit
Kumar, S., Bolliger, D., & Roumell, E. A. (2023). Technologies, strategies, and supports helpful to faculty in the e-mentoring of dissertations. Online Learning Journal.
Jin, B., & Roumell, E. A. (2021). Everyday learning in later life through engagement in physical activity. Educational Gerontology, 1-14. doi: 10.1080/03601277.2021.1988450
Jin, B., & Roumell, E. A. (2021). “Getting used to it, but still unwelcome”: A grounded theory study of physical identity development in later life. The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Special Issue Advances in Longevity and Healthy Ageing, 18(18), 9557. doi:10.3390/ijerph18189557
Roumell, E. A. (2021). Where do we go now? Adult and workforce education policy post-2020. Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy, 3(1), 75-82.
Roumell, E. A., James-Gallaway, A. D. (2021). Social movements, community education, and the fight for racial justice: Transformation from the margins. In M. V. Alfred & E. P. Isaac-Savage (Eds.). New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education: The Black Lives Matter Movement: Implications for Anti-Racist Adult Education. doi:10.1002/ace.20422.
Salajan, F. D., & Roumell, E. A. (2021). Tracing the historical construction of a vocational training, adult education, and lifelong learning policy space in the European Union from 1951 to present. European Educational Research Journal.
Parker, D. A., & Roumell, E. A. (2020). A functional contextualist approach to mastery learning in vocational education and training. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1479.
Roumell, E. A. (2020). A framework for capacity building in adult and workforce education programming. Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy.
Roumell, E. A. (2020). Applying social movement theories to foster critical media and civic literacy in adult education. Dialogues in Social Justice: An Adult Education Journal, 5, 45–58.
Roumell, E. A., & *Bian, X., Sun, Q. (2020). Noetic dispositions: A model for intellectual excellence. International Journal of Lifelong Education. doi:10.1080/02601370.2020.1779833
Roumell, E. A., Salajan, F. D., & Reyna, A. J. (2020). An analysis and critique of U.S. Adult and workforce education policy in a historical perspective. International Yearbook of Adult Education, Universität zu Köln. https://blog.uni-koeln.de/intern-jahrbuch-eb-en/current-2020/
Roumell, E. A., Salajan, F. D., & Todoran, C.* (2020). A survey of U.S. education policy regarding the education of adults. Educational Policy. https://doi.org/10.1177/0895904818802416
Roumell, E. A., Salajan, F. D., & Todoran, C. (2019). An analysis and illustration of the U.S. adult and workforce education policy domain. Adult Education Quarterly. doi: 10.1177/0741713619856097 [Impact factor SJR, 1.438]
Roumell, E. A. (2019). Priming adult learners for learning transfer: Beyond content and delivery. Adult Learning. https://doi.org/10.1177/1045159518791281
Roumell, E. A., & Bolliger, D. U. (2017). Experiences of faculty with doctoral student supervision in programs delivered via distance. Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 65(2), 82-93. doi:10.1080/07377363.2017.1320179
Sun, Q., & Roumell, E. A. (2017). Interrupting the mindset of educational neocolonialism: Critical deliberations from East and West international adult educators. Asia Pacific Education Review, 18(2), 177-187. doi:10.1007/s12564-017-9482-9
Roumell, E. A., & Salajan, F. D. (2016). The evolution of US e-Learning policy: A content analysis of the National Education Technology Plans. Educational Policy, 30(2), 365-397. doi:10.1177/0895904814550070
Salajan, F. D., & Roumell, E. A. (2016). Two decades of e-Learning policy evolution at European Union level: Motivations, institutions and instruments. European Journal of Education. doi:10.1111/ejed.12144/
Kirwan, J. R., & Roumell, E. A. (2015). Building a framework for online educator dispositions. Journal of Educators Online, 12(1), 3061
Roumell, E. A. (2023). Qualitative content analysis in adult education policy research: Developing a coding framework and conducting categorical analyses. In M. Milana & P. Rasmussen (eds.) Research handbook on adult education policy. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Roumell, E. A., Cherewska, A., & Reyna, A. (2023). Policy leadership in adult education reform. In Cate Monaghan, Paulette Isaac-Savage & Paul Putman (Eds.) Career Pathways through Adult Education: Perspectives and Opportunities. AAACE Publication Series.
Roumell, E. A., Martin, L. G. (2020). Public policy and ACE. In T. S. Rocco, M. C. Smith, R. C. Mizzi, L. Merriweather, & J. Hawley (Eds.) The 2020 Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education, Chapter 4. SAGE.
Roumell, E. A., Todoran, C., & Khodakarami, N. (2020). A framework for community capacity building: The role of assessment and evaluation. In L. Hill (Ed.) Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability in Adult Education, (pp. 127-146). Stylus. [published with student]
Roumell, E. A., Roessger, K. M. (2019). Humanistic, innovative solutionism: The role data analytics play in developing more responsive and more intelligent adult and workforce education policy. In F. D. Salajan & T. Jules. (Eds.). Educational Intelligence in the Big Data Era: The rise of the educational intelligence economy.
Roumell, E. A. (2018). Experience and community grassroots education: Social learning at Standing Rock. In A. Mandell, & X. Coulter (Eds.) New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Adult Educators on Dewey19s Experience and Education, 158, pp. 471356. Jossey-Bass.
Roumell, E. A. (2017). Building community programming capacity. In A. B. Knox, S. C. O. Conceicao, & L. M. Martin (Eds.) International compendium of adult & continuing education: Leadership and administration (Vol. 3) (pp. 437-440) Sterling, VA: Stylus.
2017 Early Career Award, Northern Rocky Mountain. 2017 Early Career Award, Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (NRMERA, regional affiliate of AERA). (2017)
2019 Early Career Research Excellence Award Dept E. 2019 Early Career Research Excellence Award. (2019)
Co-Editor. Adult Education Quarterly (2019)