BA, Elementary Education, University of Florida
MEd, Elementary Education, University of Florida
PhD, Foundations of Education, University of Florida
Capstone in Education
Current Trends in Education
Field Project in Education
Issues in Education
Psychological Foundations of Education for the Adult Learner
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Thesis in Education
Understanding Cultural Diversity
Introduction to Education
Psychology of Women
The Professional Educator
Research for Human Services
Social Foundations of Education
Students construct their own knowledge; therefore the proper role of the teacher is a facilitator of learning. Students learn best when they are allowed to relate abstract theory to practical experiences. Teachers need to plan their instruction according to their students' developmental stages and learning styles.
Rosser-Mims, D. & McNellis, J. R. (2013). Servant professorship: A paradigm shift in the role of the college professor, in G. Strohschen (Ed.), The Metagogy Project.
McNellis, J. R. (2013). Book review of Merriam, S. B., & Strong, G. (Eds.) (2011). The Jossey-Bass reader on contemporary issues in adult education, Adult Learning.
McNellis, J. R. (2005). Instructor's Manual for Touch the Future: TEACH. Published by Prentice-Hall.
Faculty, Coral Springs Middle School, Griffin, C. G., Webb, R. B., and McNellis, J. R. (1996). Making professional decision making work: Lessons from Coral Springs Middle School, Gainesville: University of Florida Research and Development Center for School Improvement.
Brownell, M. T., Smith, S. W., McNellis, J. R., & Lenk, L. (1995). Career decisions in special education: Current and former teachers' personal views. Exceptionality, 5, 83-102.
Brownell, M. T., Smith, S. W., & McNellis, J. R. (1997). Attrition in special education: Why teachers leave the classroom and where they go. Exceptionality, 7, 143-155.
Smith, S. W., Brownell, M. T., & McNellis, J. R. (1995). Reflections on "Career decisions in special education: Current and former teacher's personal views". Exceptionality, 5, 109-112.
Brownell, M. T., Smith, S. W., & McNellis, J. R. (1997). Reflections on "Attrition in special education: Why teachers leave the classroom and where they go". Exceptionality, 7, 187-191.
"Interviewing" in Delamont, S. The international encyclopedia of qualitative research.
"Ethnography in Education" in Delamont, S. The international encyclopedia of qualitative research.
Alice Charlotte Hogsett Award for Education for Women and Girls. University of Florida's Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research.
Teaching Proficiency Award for On-line Teaching. Troy State University Distance Learning Center.
Faculty Present at Teaching and Learning Assessment Conference