Beverly J. Irby

Dr. Beverly J. Irby earned her Ed.D. (Education) from the University of Mississippi in 1983. She joined the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University (TAMU) as a Full Professor in September, 2013, has been approved graduate faculty there since 2001, and has developed and taught courses in research and curriculum for special programs, educational administration, instructional leadership, and research. She has earned the reputation of an excellent professor and Dr. Irby’s mentored students have garnered numerous research awards. She was selected as a national UCEA David Clark Scholar Mentor and a two-time Piper Professor Nominee. She has a graduate student scholarship and has the Brown and Irby Center for Research and Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership in her honor at Sam Houston State University (Texas). Dr. Irby’s research focus is that of social responsibility for instructional leadership; theory development/validation; women’s leadership; gender equity; early childhood, bilingual/ESL, gifted, and science education; online learning; reflective practice portfolios; international leadership; principal and teacher evaluation/professional development; program evaluation; and various research techniques including bricolage.

Publications

Hybrid Learning: Perspectives of Higher Education Faculty
Nahed Abdelrahman, Beverly J. Irby. © 2017. 28 pages.
Hybrid learning has been utilized as a transitional learning method to make advantage of both face-to-face and online learning platforms. In this article, the authors explored...
The Perception of Faculty Members on Hybrid Learning: A Naturalistic Case Study
Nahed Abdelrahman, Beverly J. Irby. © 2017. 28 pages.
In this chapter, the authors examine the perceptions of faculty using online and hybrid platforms in teaching. Hybrid/blended is a method in which faculty members use both online...
Informal Individual Learning via Virtual Professional Development: A Proposal for Massive Open Online Professional Informal Individual Learning (MOOPIL)
Beverly J. Irby, Kara L. Sutton-Jones, Rafael Lara-Alecio, Fuhui Tong. © 2016. 13 pages.
This chapter incudes a discussion of general professional development and online professional development and professional learning. In particular, the authors present...
Handbook of Research on Innovative Technology Integration in Higher Education
Fredrick Muyia Nafukho, Beverly J. Irby. © 2015. 478 pages.
Our increasingly globalized world is driven by shared knowledge, and nowhere is that knowledge more important than in education. Now more than ever, there is a demand for...
The Perception of Faculty Members on Hybrid Learning: A Naturalistic Case Study
Nahed Abdelrahman, Beverly J. Irby. © 2015. 26 pages.
In this chapter, the authors examine the perceptions of faculty using online and hybrid platforms in teaching. Hybrid/blended is a method in which faculty members use both online...
Informal Individual Learning via Virtual Professional Development: A Proposal for Massive Open Online Professional Informal Individual Learning (MOOPIL)
Beverly J. Irby, Kara L. Sutton-Jones, Rafael Lara-Alecio, Fuhui Tong. © 2015. 13 pages.
This chapter incudes a discussion of general professional development and online professional development and professional learning. In particular, the authors present...