Sharon Andrews White

Sharon Andrews WhiteSharon Andrews Ph.D. is Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, Texas, United States of America. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science in the specialization area of Software Domain and Description Languages from the Center for Advanced Computer Studies of the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States of America. Dr. Andrews is the designer, developer, and implementer of the Software Engineering MS curriculum, both the traditional MS degree as well as the founding creator and Chair of the Software Engineering Online MS Degree. Under her leadership the software engineering online MS program has been ranked 4th in the nation multiple times by Bestcolleges.com and is currently ranked 6th in the nation. As part of her curriculum work she has developed and implemented each of her masters level software engineering courses as both 100% online, and hybrid, learning environments. Some of these courses include Software Reuse and Reengineering; Software Architecture; Software Engineering; The Software Life Cycle; Software Design; Software Process, Innovation and Creativity in Engineering.

Dr. Andrews’s scholarly pursuits include publications within international, national, and regional refereed journals, conference proceeding publications, and service as review editor for international refereed journals and professional conferences, as well as numerous conference presentations, panels, and invited talks. She has been a reviewer and panel member for the National Science Foundation. Dr. Andrews’s areas of research within software engineering surround the issues of software architecture design, software knowledge reuse, problem conceptualization as well as curriculum design. Toward this end, her research has taken the form of the development of a framework for the automatic generation of architecture description languages, solutions to the problems of architectural erosion and drift, techniques and methods for the betterment of domain and knowledge engineering, and methods for the design and enablement of reusable software architecture. Most recently, her research has expanded to include the injection of innovation and creativity into engineering as well as expansion into the field of Esports, and its role in software engineering, the software industry, and academic curriculum by analyzing and synthesizing these intersecting disciplines with a multidisciplinary look at the areas of competitive gaming, software engineering, and innovation and creativity.

Publications

Fiero and Flow in Online Competitive Gaming: The Gaming Engagement Framework
Sharon Andrews, Robert E. Bradbury, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2023. 16 pages.
This paper explores the concept of fiero as it relates to online competitive gaming, resulting in a framework focused upon levels of fiero and flow, labeled as the gaming...
Implicit Cognitive Vulnerability Through Nudges, Boosts, and Bounces
Caroline M. Crawford, Sharon Andrews, Jennifer K. Young Wallace. © 2022. 14 pages.
Implicit Cognitive Vulnerability is a developing theoretical understanding, wherein feeling safe within an instructional environment is of significant impact upon short-term and...
Paths to the Prevention and Detection of Human Trafficking
Sharon K. Andrews, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2022. 422 pages.
Much has already been published to better understand the problems associated with human trafficking such as why it occurs, where it occurs, and the horrendous tolls it takes on...
International Journal of eSports Multidisciplinary Research (IJEMR)
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Sharon Andrews, Caroline M. Crawford. Est. 2022.
The International Journal of eSports Multidisciplinary Research (IJEMR) provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to share leading-edge knowledge in eSports. IJEMR is a...
Synthesizing Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts: The Paths Already Taken, Amplifiers of Risk, and the Paths Forward
Sharon K. Andrews, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2022. 23 pages.
Anti-human trafficking efforts have been broadly classified as originating from within governmental and non-governmental organizations. This chapter presents a framing overview...
Rethinking the Curriculum to Reflect a Digital Age Model of Competencies, Dispositions, and Capabilities: Transforming Understandings of Teaching and Learning
Caroline M. Crawford, Sharon K. Andrews. © 2022. 20 pages.
The transformations that have been occurring during the digital age have upended more traditional understandings regarding the teaching and learning process. A recognition of...
A Model for Motivation-Driven Assignment Design
Sharon K. Andrews, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2022. 22 pages.
Motivation and engagement of students within online courses is at the forefront of impediments to student success. Instructional efforts at recognizing and distinguishing both...
International Journal of eSports Research (IJER)
Sharon Andrews, Caroline M. Crawford. Est. 2021.
The International Journal of eSports Research (IJER) provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to share leading-edge knowledge in eSports. IJER is a peer-reviewed...
Supporting Community Engagement Through Real-World Instructional Learning
Caroline M. Crawford, Janice Moore Newsum, Sharon Andrews White, Jennifer Young Wallace. © 2021. 17 pages.
The ability to attain knowledge for implementation within real-world environments is a shift in understanding within many instructional environments. Shifting from...
Creativity and Impactful Learning Through Implicit Cognitive Vulnerability
Caroline M. Crawford, Janice Moore Newsum, Sharon Andrews White, Jennifer Young Wallace. © 2021. 18 pages.
Creating an instructional environment in which the learners can be cognitively vulnerable with the information learned, with learner colleagues, as well as with the instructional...
Handbook of Research on Pathways and Opportunities Into the Business of Esports
Sharon Andrews, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2021. 473 pages.
Esports have attracted considerable attention over the past few years and become an industry that is projected to continue to increase rapidly. Intersecting with the esports...
Co-Creative Collegial Communities of Instructional Engagement
Caroline M. Crawford, Sharon Andrews, Jennifer K. Young Wallace. © 2021. 19 pages.
With the rise of the digital age, the concept of anywhere and anytime learning has become a stunning reality, therefore embedding learning within one's daily life more...
Adventures on the Golden Road: A Promenade Through the Roadwork
Caroline M. Crawford, Sharon Andrews White. © 2021. 25 pages.
Two mid-career university professors with quite diverse areas of specialization and expertise come together to discuss their own professional journeys that they describe as the...
Sisyphus Leans Into the Professoriate: Faculty Discuss Careers and the Academic Landscape
Sharon Andrews, Janice Moore Newsum, Caroline M. Crawford, Noran L. Moffett. © 2021. 42 pages.
Four faculty at different points in their professorial careers come together to share their own experiences, from doctoral studies through the current point in their professional...
A Knowledge-Based Risk-Driven Model Supporting Collaborative Online Course Creation
Sharon Andrews. © 2021. 21 pages.
This chapter presents a visible, explicit, and reusable risk-driven knowledge capture model that defines a process for supporting collaborative online course creation. The model...
Considering Instructors' Philosophical Belief Systems and Potential Impact Upon eLearning Engagement: Transformative Social Learning Environments
Sharon K. Andrews, Lisa Lacher, Todd W. Dunnavant. © 2021. 22 pages.
The philosophical beliefs of instructors directly impact how a course is designed, the extent to which each instructor's belief systems may impact the course experience, and...
Additional eLearning Considerations Around the Instructor's Philosophical Belief Systems: Potential Transformative Impacts
Sharon K. Andrews, Lisa Lacher, Todd Dunnavant. © 2021. 21 pages.
The instructor is an integral member of the educational environment through leading, facilitating, and supporting the development of a learning community. This is integrally...
The Evolution of eLearning Within a Software Engineering Graduate Program
Sharon Andrews. © 2021. 19 pages.
This chapter presents the journey taken by one of the top online software engineering programs in the nation as experienced by the program chairperson, reflecting upon the...
Barriers, Issues, and Similarities Among Women in eSports and Similar Mixed Gender Sports: Ascertaining Common Ground
Sharon K. Andrews, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2021. 22 pages.
eSports provides exciting opportunities for women to compete equally with men within a sex-integrated sport. Examples of sports that are sex-integrated are the three equestrian...
Impact of eSports Upon Higher Education From a Faculty Perspective: Transformational Pathways and Opportunities
Sharon K. Andrews, Timothy B. Michael, Melissa A. Williams, Lisa L. Lacher, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2021. 30 pages.
A multiple case study was implemented, implementing a qualitative open-ended interview that brought forward three different specialization area faculty groups that reflect...
Innovation Process for Problem Conceptualization
Sharon Andrews. © 2021. 13 pages.
This paper presents a process designed to enable the injection of innovation and creativity into problem-solving and solution conceptualization of product development. The...
Fiero and Flow in Online Competitive Gaming: The Gaming Engagement Framework
Sharon Andrews, Robert E. Bradbury, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2020. 15 pages.
This paper explores the concept of fiero as it relates to online competitive gaming, resulting in a framework focused upon levels of fiero and flow, labeled as the gaming...