Adronisha Frazier, Doctoral Candidate, Selected as Open Education Resource Fellow by the Open Education Group

August 22, 2023

BATON ROUGE, LA - Adronisha T. Frazier, doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Instruction in the Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education, has been selected as a 2023-2024 Open Education Resource Fellow. Frazier is currently an assistant professor at Northshore Technical Community College, where she teaches introductory biology, general biology, environmental biology, and medical microbiology to students in wide-ranging technical and academic programs.

The Open Education Group established the Open Education Research Fellowships through sponsorship from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Open Education Resource (OER) Research Fellowships are awarded to individuals to conduct research on the impact of OERs on the cost of education, student success outcomes, patterns of usage of OERs, and perceptions of OERs.Adronisha Frazier

When the Louisiana Board of Regents announced the call for the 2023-2024 open education fellowship opportunity, Frazier recognized the opportunity and completed the online application. She responded to a series of queries about her education research experience, her interests and qualifications in open education, her intended dissertation research project, and how she planned to address diversity, equity, and inclusion. Frazier has definite plans to utilize this opportunity to accomplish two things: she intends to publish the results of her dissertation in a reputable journal, and she is already anticipating her next study, which is to conduct a Delphi study on faculty experiences with OERs and publish those results as well.

“The mentorship and collaborative support proposed by this fellowship will be crucial in aiding me as I work toward my goal of increasing awareness and support of OERs,” said Frazier.

Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, PhD, Frazier’s major professor, is the Cecil “Pete” Taylor Endowed Professor in the Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education and Director of the LSU Writing Project. Sulentic Dowell affirmed, “Adronisha Frazier is a stellar doctoral candidate, and her dissertation research was an excellent fit for the OER Fellows Program; she is in the data collection phase, conducting her doctoral study investigating Louisiana community college students’ experiences about their use of OERs. I am simply thrilled that Adronisha has garnered this fellowship. Adronisha is already an astute researcher and motivated scholar; she is a changemaker.” Frazier was the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Young Ambassador to Louisiana in 2021, and she is a member of the planning committee for the ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators.

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