University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Rick Ferris
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Associate Professor and Digital Marketing Program Director

  • Ph.D., MBA, B.S., A.S.

  1. Ferris, R. (2016). A Data-Based Model to Predict Case Classification of Educational Attainment in Central Appalachia. Available (Delayed until 11/2018) from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.
  2. Ferris, R. (2016, March). Educational Attainment: An Exploratory Factor Analysis. Conference Presentation. Shepard University. 39th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference.
  3. McLaughlin, R.G., Ferris, R. (2015, October). The Role of Constructive Developmental Theory in Understanding Leadership in a Dynamic Environment. University of Charleston. Nexus For Leadership Symposium.
  4. Ferris, R. (2015). Building Assessment into Existing Academic Programs.  Presentation to the Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference, Columbus, OH. June 19, 2015
  5. Ferris, R., Bellamy, D.S., (2014). Educational Attainment and Economic Impacts in Central Appalachia. Discussion Leadership at the 37th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference. Huntington, WV, March 29th, 2014
  6. Ferris, R. (2012). Succession Planning: A Flexible Framework for a Leadership Imperative. Poster Presented at the 17th Annual Student Research Conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Boston, MA, March 6th, 2012.
  7. Ziswiler, K. M., & Ferris, R. (2010). “Working the Hyphen” in qualitative research. Presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA). Columbus, Ohio, October 13-16, 2010.
  8. De Luca, B. M., Ferris, R., & Hinshaw, S. A. (2010). Funding adequacy: Foundation program vs. evidence-based model.  Presented at the 2010 American Education Finance Association Annual Convention, Richmond, VA, March 18-20, 2010.
  9. Ziswiler, K. M., & Ferris, R. (2010) “Working the Hyphen” in qualitative research.  Presented at the University of Dayton Stander Symposium. Dayton, Ohio, March 8, 2010.

I am interested in hiking, canoeing, four-wheeling, and fishing.