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ULM education professor pens chapter on Twitter

Published April 25, 2014

Dr. Kris Bista, assistant professor of education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, published a new book chapter, research article, and book review.

In the book chapter titled “Twitter in Higher Education: New Pedagogy in the Knowledge Era of Globalization,” Bista presents existing literature on social media, and debates on the usage of Twitter in higher education as a learning pedagogy.


According to Bista, Twitter provides space and beneficial opportunities for students and faculty to engage in social and academic activities as a new pedagogical tool. The chapter appeared in the book titled “Emerging Pedagogies in the Networked Knowledge Society,” published by IGI Global.

In the research article, “Cohort-based doctoral programs: What we have learned over the last 18 years?” Bista and his co-author David W. Cox examined student reflections pertaining to a cohort model doctoral program in educational leadership.

Bista says, “In a cohort model program, students work through a program sequence—all classes and phases of the program—together to achieve the same academic degree.” This article appears in the International Journal of Doctoral Studies, a peer-reviewed academic publication.

Bista and Shane Silpe, a ULM graduate student, also published a book review in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation, a peer-reviewed journal in higher education.

Bista and Silpe critically reviewed the book “Successful School Leadership,” and have suggested this resource for individuals who are either seeking a leadership role, or are currently practicing in the educational setting.