Dr. April Bailey
Information Technology for Business Education
 

Bailey 

Office: Grove Hall 321
Phone: 717-477-1057
E-Mail:aebail@ship.edu
Office Hours 

Associate Professor of Information Technology and Business Education

Academic Degrees 

Doctor of Education (D. Ed.) – The Pennsylvania State University
Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Shippensburg University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)– Shippensburg University
 

Research Areas

Research Interests - First-Year Students, Adult Students, Retention, Academic Advising  

Teaching Areas

Teaching (classes taught) - Business Information Processing II
Business Information Processing I
Foundations of Business Administration
Managerial Communications
Personal Selling
Principles of Marketing
Principles of Retailing
 

Recent Publications

Dissertation

Exploring Adult Business Student’s Transition to College through a First-Year Seminar Course: An Action Research Study.  The Pennsylvania State University, March 2009 

Refereed Articles

Bailey, A. E., Cranton, P., & Flannery, D. (December 2011).   Understanding Adult Business Students' Transitions to an Undergraduate Program Through a First-Year Seminar Course.  International Journal of Business and Social Science, 2 (23).  
  
Hsu, M. M. & Bailey, A. E. (November 2011).  Retention in Business Education: Understanding Business Student Perceptions of Academic Advising and College Life.   International Journal of Business and Social Sciences, 2(21).

Bailey, A. E. & Marsh, M. T. (2010). Transitioning Non-Traditional Students to an Undergraduate Business Program. American Journal of Business Education, 3 (8). 

Hsu, M. & Bailey, A. E. (2007).  Academic Advising Perceived by Business Students. NACADA Journal National Academic Advising Association, 27(1), 39-45.

Refereed Proceedings from Presentations

Bailey, A. E.,& Hsu, M. (2014). A Study of Business Students’ Perceptions of Social Media and College Life.  Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference.

Hsu, M., & Bailey, A. E. (2013). A study to Determine the Effects of Social Media Usage on College Advising Efforts. Northeastern Association of Business, Economics, and Technology Conference.

Bailey, A. E., & Laird, P. (2012). Engaged Learning in a First-Year Seminar Business Class. Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference.

Bailey, A. E., Tucker, J., & Armstrong, G. (2010).  Designing an Integrative Teaching Approach of using a Business Plan Model to Introduce Business Concepts to First-Year and Transfer Students.   Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference.  

Bailey, A. E., Cranton, P., & Flannery, D. (2009).  Using Action Research to Understand Adult Business Students' Transition to an Undergraduate Program: Dissertation Findings.Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference. 

Bailey, A. E., & Hsu, M. (2008). A Study of Freshman Adjustment to College Life and Perceptions of Academic Advising.  Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference.  

Bailey, A. E., & McCanna, M., & Holoviak, S. J. (2008). Understanding Adult Business Students’ Transitions to an Undergraduate Program. Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference

Bailey, A. E. & Hsu, M. (2007).  A Study of Retention: Students' Perceptions of Advising Resources and College Life. Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference.  

Hocking, D. E., Holoviak, S. J. , & Bailey, A. E. (2007).  Incorporating Multicultural Education and Spirituality in Accounting Education. Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference. 

Hsu, M. & Bailey, A. (2007).  A Study of Advising Resources Perceived by First-Year Students and Transfer Students. Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology.  

Rollins, R. & Bailey, A. (2007).  Delivering an MIS Curriculum for Non-Traditional Students. American Society ofBusiness and Behavioral Sciences.  

Hsu, M. & Bailey, A. (2006).  A Study of Business Student's Perceptions on Academic Resources. Pennsylvania  Economic Association Conference. 

Rollins, R. D., & Bailey, A. E. (2005). Manager’s Perceptions Concerning Alignment of Technical Goals with  Strategic Planning.  Association of Management/International Association of Management. 

Refereed Book Chapters

Bailey, A.E. (2006). Faculty Involvement/Academic Advising.  In Simmons, M. & Easley, A. (Ed.) Best Practices forStudent Affairs: Effective Freshman Seminar Strategies, (pp. 75). Extreme Entrepreneurship Education.

Undergraduate Research Grants 

Dale Kann Faculty and Student Research Award, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, (2008) 

John L. Grove Summer Fellowship Award, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, (2006) 

Student – Faculty Research 

Bailey, A. E. & Collins, A. (2010, May). An Action Research Project with undergraduate Adult Business

Students. Hendrick Best Practices for Adult Learners Conference, University Park, Pennsylvania.

Bailey, A. E., & McCanna, M., & Holoviak, S. J. (2009). Understanding Adult Business Students’ Transitions to an undergraduate Program. Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference.

Graduate Thesis: Adrienne Smith- Ischemic Heart Disease Mortality and Priority Air Pollution in Pennsylvania, (2008) 

Research Reports 

Bailey, A. E., & Hocking, D. E. (2006). A Program Review for Service-Learning in the College of Business

Presentations 

Bailey, A. E.,& Hsu, M. (2013). A Study of Business Students’ Perceptions of Social Media and College Life. Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference.

Hsu, M., & Bailey, A. E. (2012). A study to Determine the Effects of Social Media Usage on College Advising Efforts.  Northeastern Association of Business, Economics, and Technology Conference.

Bailey, A. E., & Laird, P. (2011). Engaged Learning in a First-Year Seminar Business Class. Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference.

Bailey, A. (2011). Engaged Learning in a First-Year Seminar Business Class. Academy of Business Disciplines. 

Bailey, A. E. (2010, November).  Using Action Research as a Methodology for your Dissertation.  Invitational lecture given to doctoral students at The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA.

Bailey, A. E., Tucker, J., & Armstrong, G. (2010).  Designing an Integrative Teaching Approach of using a Business Plan Model to Introduce Business Concepts to First-Year and Transfer Students.  Academy of Business Disciplines
National Conference.
  

Bailey, A. E., Cranton, P., & Flannery, D. (2009).  Using Action Research to Understand Adult Business Students' Transition to an Undergraduate Program: Dissertation Findings. Academy of Business Disciplines
National Conference.
 

Bailey, A. E., & Hsu, M. (2008). A Study of Freshman Adjustment to College Life and Perceptions of Academic Advising.  Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference. 

Bailey, A. E., & McCanna, M., & Holoviak, S. J. (2008). Understanding Adult Business Students’ Transitions to an Undergraduate Program. Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference. 

Bailey, A. E., Armstrong, G., & Holoviak, S. (2008). The Introduction of Business Concepts to Freshman: An Innovative Teaching Approach.  Decision Sciences Institute Annual National Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Bailey, A. E. & Horst, T. (2008, February). Adult Students' Experiences: A Pilot Study. Pennsylvania Association for Adult and Continuing Education (PAACE).

Bailey, A. E. & Hsu, M. (2007).  A Study of Retention: Students' Perceptions of Advising Resources and College Life. Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference.   

Hocking, D. E., Holoviak, S. J. , & Bailey, A. E. (2007).  Incorporating Multicultural Education and Spirituality in Accounting Education. Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference.  

Hsu, M. & Bailey, A. (2007).  A Study of Advising Resources Perceived by First-Year Students and Transfer Students. Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology.   

Rollins, R. & Bailey, A. (2007).  Delivering an MIS Curriculum for Non-Traditional Students. American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences. 

Bailey, A. E. (2007, December). Exploring Adult Business Students' Transition to College through a First-Year Seminar Course: An Action Research Study. Presentation at the Third Annual Adult Education Doctoral Research Forum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Hsu, M. & Bailey, A. (2006).  A Study of Business Student's Perceptions on Academic Resources. Pennsylvania  Economic Association Conference. 

Rollins, R. D., & Bailey, A. E. (2005). Manager’s Perceptions Concerning Alignment of Technical Goals with  Strategic Planning.  Association of Management/International Association of Management. 

Compilation of Articles or Readings  

Bailey, A. E. (2009). Shippensburg University BSN101 Foundations of Business Administration. Pearson Custom Business Resources.

Professional Experience, Leadership & Service

Living-Learning Communities Task Force Member (2013-Present)
APSCUF/SU Representative to the CFEST Campus Support Committee (2013-Present)
Evidence Team for the Center for Urban Education – Equity Scorecard Process Member (2012 – Present)
Union (APSCUF) Representative Membership Committee (2011 - Present)
Union (APSCUF) Representative Public Relations Committee (2011 - Present)
Information Technology for Business Education (ITBE) Faculty Search Member (2011 - 2012)
Reviewer – Journal of Transformative Education
ITBE Faculty Search Chairperson (2010-2011)
APSCUF Representative Student Affairs Committee (2010 – Present)
Grade Appeals Committee Member – Accounting, MIS, & ITBE Department (2010 – Present)
APSCUF University Disciplinary Board Representative (2009 – Present)
Information Technology for Business Education Representative - Open House (2009-Present)
Faculty Advisor for Beta Gamma Sigma (2007 – Present)
University Retention Committee Member (2007 – Present)
Integration Committee - Member for First-Year Seminar Reporting (2006 – Present)
Advisor Development Resource Team Member (ADRT) (2006 – Present)
Campus-Wide Distance Education Sub-Committee for Accounting, MIS, & ITBE Department (2009-2010)
APSCUF Move-In Day Volunteer (2009, 2010)
MIS Faculty Search Committee Member (2009 – 2010)
College of Business Assessment Committee Member (2006 – 2009)
Academic Planner Committee Member (2006 – 2009)
Faculty Representative for WGAL’s Brain Busters Pop Quiz (2009)
First -Year Seminar Subcommittee Chair – University Retention Committee (2007 – 2008)
C-Fest-Campus Support Member -- Co-Committee Chairperson (2006 - 2008)

Affiliations

American Marketing Association (AMA) Membership Number: 03296731 (2014 – Present)
National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Membership Number:  29965 (2014 – Present)
American Association for Career Education (AACE) Member (2009 - Present)
Beta Gamma Sigma Member; International Honor Society for business students attending AACSB International accredited programs, Membership Number: 869514 (2004 - Present)