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Ray Buss

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Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3151
Biography: 

Ray Buss is professor of educational psychology and educational research in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. He teaches research and methodology courses and supervises doctoral students in the college's highly recognized EdD program in the division of educational leadership and innovation.

Professor Buss conducts research that focuses on doctoral students' development of identities as educational leaders and educational researchers; examines instructional issues and outcomes in the doctoral program including graduates' use of inquiry skills; and explores infusion of technology into the college's teacher preparation courses and its effects on technology integration by teacher candidates as they work toward conducting instruction in their classrooms. With respect to service, he serves on various college committees, maintains contacts with K-12 schools, and provides service to the profession. From 1992-2007, he served as graduate studies coordinator, graduate director, and assistant dean of the college.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1981
  • M.S., Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1978
  • B.S. Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1973
Research Interests: 

Guiding Research Questions:

  • How do doctoral students develop identities as educational leaders and as educational researchers?
  • How does the doctoral program influence graduates' work as scholarly and influential practitioners?
  • How does technology infusion into teacher preparation courses affect teacher candidates' technology integration into their instruction?

Current Research Projects:

In one set of studies, Dr. Buss is examining doctoral students' development of identities as educational leaders and educational researchers. In related work, he is exploring doctoral program influences on program graduates' work as scholarly and influential practitioners and how action research influences that work.  

In another set of studies, Dr. Buss and colleagues are examining what happens when we infuse technology into the College's teacher preparation courses; and its effects on technology integration by teacher candidates as they work toward conducting instruction in their classrooms.  

Publications: 

Recent Publications

  • . Alsen, E., & Buss, R. R.  (2022). Developing pre-service teachers: A social justice approach

    for educating culturally and linguistically diverse students.  Impacting Education: Journal

    on Transforming Educational Practice, 7(2), 61-73.  https://doi.org/10.5195/ie.2022.213

  • Markos, A., & Buss, R. R.  (2022).  Using mentor texts to develop disciplinary literacyof scholarly practitioners through dissertations in practice.  Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Educational Practice, 7(1), 9-15. https://doi.org/10.5195/ie.2022.222  

  • Foulger, T. S., Buss, R. R., & *Su, M.  (2021).  Contextual knowledge (XK) influences on

    teacher candidates’ intention to integrate technology: The IT2 Survey.  Educational

    Technology Research and Development, 69, 2729-2760.  https://doi.org/10.5195/ie.2021.192
  • . Buss, R. R., & Graves Wolf, L.  (2021).  Building and sustaining community in an online EdD

    program.  Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Educational Practice, 6(3), 47-53. https://doi.org/10.5195/ie.2021.192
  • Buss, R. R.  (2020).  Exploring the development of students’ identities as educational leaders

    and educational researchers in a professional practice doctoral program.  Studies in Higher

    Educationhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2020.1836484  
  • Buss, R. R., & Allen, J. G.  (2020).  Leader scholar communities:  Supporting EdD students dissertation in practice efforts.  Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice, 5(3), 1-7.  doi: 10.5195/ie.2020.98   

  • Buss, R. R. (2019). EdD students’ identity development in a Carnegie-project-on-the-education-doctorate program.  Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education10(1) 35-53. Published online 04-03-19.  To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1108/SGPE-D-18-00021 

 

  • Foulger, T. S., Wetzel, K. A., & Buss, R. R. (2019).  Moving toward a technology infusion approach: Considerations for teacher preparation programs.  Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education.  Published online 02-06-19.  To link to this article:  https://doi: 10.1080/21532974.2019.1568325 
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  • Buss, R. R.  (2018).  How CPED guiding principles and design concepts influenced the development and implementation of an EdD program.  Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice, 3(2), 40-47. Online journal.  doi: 10.5195/ie.2018.57
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  • Buss, R. R., Foulger, T. S., Wetzel, K., & Lindsey, L.  (2018).  Preparing teachers to integrate technology into K-12 instruction II: Examining the effects of technology-infused methods courses and student teaching.  Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 34, 134-150.  doi: 10.1080/21532974.2018.1437852  To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/21532974.2018.1437852  
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  • Buss, R. R.  (2018).  Using action research as a signature pedagogy to develop EdD students’ inquiry as practice skills.  Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice, 3(1), 23-31. doi:  10.5195/ie.2018.46    
  • Buss, R. R., & *Avery, A.  (2017).  Research becomes you: Cultivating EdD students’ identities as educational leaders and researchers and a “learning by doing” meta-study.  Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 12, 273-301. doi: 10.1177/1942775116674463
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  • Buss, R. R., Zambo, R., Zambo, D., Perry, J. A., & Williams, T. R.  (2017).  Faculty members’ responses to implementing new EdD programs.  Studies in Higher Education, 42(9), 1624-1640. doi: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1113951   To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2015.1113951
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  • Buss, R. R., Wetzel, K., Foulger, T. S., & *Lindsey, L.  (2015).  Preparing teachers to integrate technology into      K-12 instruction: Comparing a stand-alone course with a technology-infused approach.  Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 31(4), 160-172. doi: 10.180/21532974.2015.1055012    Published online Sept. 17, 2015. To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21532974.2015.1055012      
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  • Foulger, T. S., Buss, R. R., Wetzel, K., & *Lindsey, L.  (2015).  Instructors’ growth in TPACK: Teaching technology-infused methods courses to pre-service teachers.  Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 31(4), 134-147.  doi: 10.1080/21532974.1055010 Published online Sept. 17, 2015. To link to this article:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21532974.2015.1055010
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  • Zambo, D., Buss, R. R., & Zambo, R.  (2015).  Uncovering the identities of students and graduates in a CPED-influenced EdD program.  Studies in Higher Education, 40(2), 233-252.  doi: 10.1080/03075079.2013.823932  Published online Sept. 05, 2013.  To link to this article: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03075079.2013.823932
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  • Buss, R. R., Zambo, R., Zambo, D., & *Williams, T. R.  (2014).  Developing researching professionals in an EdD program: From learners and leaders to scholarly and influential practitioners.  Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 4, 137-160.     doi:  10.1108/HESWBL-11-2013-0022  
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  • Wetzel, K. A., Buss, R. R., Foulger, T. S., & *Lindsey, L.  (2014).  Infusing educational technology in teaching methods courses: Successes and dilemmas.  Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Eduation,  30(3), 89-103.  doi:  10.1080/21532974.2014.891877 Published online April 21, 2014.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21532974.2014.891877  This article was awarded the JDLTE outstanding article award for 2014.
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  • Zambo, R., Zambo, D., Buss, R. R., Perry, J. A., & *Williams, T. R.  (2014).  Seven years after the call: Students after the call:  Students’ and graduates’ perceptions of the re-envisioned Ed.D. Innovative Higher Education, 39, 123-137.  doi: 10.1007/s10755-013-9262-3  Published online May 07, 2013.  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10755-013-9262-3#page-1
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  • Buss, R. R., Zambo, D., Painter, S. R., & Moore, D. W.  (2013).  Examining faculty member changes in an innovative educational doctorate program.  Innovative Higher Education, 38, 59-74.  doi: 10.1007/s10755-012-9222-3 P ublished online June 03, 2012.   http://www.airweb.org/eAIR/journalnews/Pages/JournalNewsIHE.aspx
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  • Foulger, T. S., Buss, R. R., Wetzel, K., & *Lindsey, L. (2012). Preservice teacher education: Benchmarking a stand-alone ed tech course in preparation for change. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 29(2), 48-58.
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  • Amrein-Beardsley, A., Zambo, D., Moore, D. W., Buss, R. R., Perry, N. J., Painter, S. R.,, Carlson, D. L., Foulger, T. S., Olson, K., & Puckett, K. S. (2012). Graduates respond to an innovative educational doctorate program.  Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 7(1), 98-122. doi: 10.1177/1942775112440630 

 

Research Activity: 
Summer 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 709Dir Field-Bsd Study
TEL 710Innov Disseminating Res
TEL 780Practicum
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 710Innov Disseminating Res
TEL 711Strategies for Inquiry
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 792Research
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 710Innov Disseminating Res
TEL 711Strategies for Inquiry
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 709Dir Field-Bsd Study
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 710Innov Disseminating Res
TEL 711Strategies for Inquiry
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 710Innov Disseminating Res
TEL 711Strategies for Inquiry
TEL 780Practicum
EDT 792Research
DCI 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 791Seminar
TEL 792Research
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 711Strategies for Inquiry
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 791Seminar
EDT 792Research
TEL 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 711Strategies for Inquiry
TEL 792Research
DCI 792Research
EDT 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 711Strategies for Inquiry
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 791Seminar
EDT 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 711Strategies for Inquiry
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 791Seminar
EDT 792Research
DCI 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 791Seminar
TEL 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 712Mixed Methods of Inquiry
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 791Seminar
TEL 792Research
EDT 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 711Strategies for Inquiry
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 792Research
DCI 792Research
EDT 792Research
Presentations: 

Buss, R. R.  (2018, April).  Educational learners, leaders, and researchers:  Identity

development of EdD students in a Carnegie-Project-on-the-Education-Doctorate program. 

Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research

Association, New York, NY.  Accepted Nov. 02, 2017.   

           

Buss, R. R.  (2018, April).  Evidence from a Carnegie-Project-on-the-Education-Doctorate program

that develops EdD students’ identities as educational leaders and educational researchers. 

Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research

Association, New York, NY.  Accepted Nov. 02, 2017.

 

Buss, R. R.  (2017, April).  Developing EdD students’ identities as educational leaders and

educational researchers II: Outcomes from a Carnegie-Project-on-the-Education-Doctorate

program.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research

Association, San Antonio, TX.  

 

Buss, R. R., & *Avery, A.  (2016, April).  Research becomes you: Cultivating EdD students’

identities as educational researchers in a Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

affiliated program and Learning research by doing research (A study within a study)

Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association,

Washington, DC. 

Honors / Awards: 

2017        American Association of Colleges for Teachers Education (AACTE) Best Practice Award

      for the Innovative Use of Technology

2014        ISTE Teacher Educator Network Outstanding Research Paper Award

2014        American Educational Research Association, Special Interest Group Technology as an

      Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning Best Paper Award 

2013        Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Faculty Award for Integrating Scholarship & Service

2012        International Society for Technology in Education, Special Interest Group in Teacher

      Education Outstanding Research Paper Award

Professional Associations: 

American Educational Research Association

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History: 

Chair for Doctoral Students

Anthony Speyer, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1986

Erin Cuccia, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1987

Stephen Nicoloff, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2011

Maria Paredes, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2011

Susan Pederson, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2011

Bronwen Steele, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2011

Ronald Sterr, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2011

Michele Wilson, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2011

Crystal Cruz, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2013

Shannon Manuelito, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2013

Ray Ostos, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2013

Deborah Preach, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2013

LeeAnn Lindsey, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2015

Michelle Otstot, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2015

Carissa Morrison, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2015

Bennett MacKinney, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2015

Andrea Avery, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2017

Clea Edwards, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2017

Kathleen LuPone, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2017

Malissa Thibault, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2017

Andrew Nelson, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2017

Luis Sanchez, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2017

Steven Smith, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2017

Brittani Roy, Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2017

Elizabeth Alsen, EdD, Arizona State University, 2019

Elora Diaz, EdD, Arizona State University, 2019

Trisha Eardley, EdD, Arizona State University, 2019

Sogol Homayoun, EdD, Arizona State University, 2019

Timothy Leyson, EdD, Arizona State University, 2019

Regina Matos, EdD, Arizona State University, 2019

Angela Mantie, EdD, Arizona State University, 2019

 Nuria Sanchez, EdD, Arizona State University, 2020

Serena Christianson, EdD, Arizona State University, 2021

Jodie Donner, EdD, Arizona State University, 2021

Lauren Dunning, EdD, Arizona State University, 2021

Robert Morse, EdD, Arizona State University, 2021

Michael Stewart, EdD, Arizona State University, 2021

Monica Kessel, EdD, Arizona State University, 2021

Work History: 

Employment 

8/2020 – present         Professor                                Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

                                    Educational Psychology

                                    and Educational Research

8/1990 – 8/2020         Associate Professor                 Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, formerly

                                    Educational Psychology            College of Teacher Education and Leadership

                                    and Educational Research        Arizona State University at the West campus

 

     3/1995 – 12/2007   Assistant Dean                          College of Teacher Education and Leadership

                                                                                       Arizona State University at the West campus

 

     8/1994 – 3/1995     Director, Graduate                     College of Teacher Education and Leadership

                                    & Postbaccalaureate                  Arizona State University at the West campus

                                    Programs

 

     8/1991 – 8/1994     Coordinator, Graduate             College of Teacher Education and Leadership

                                    & Postbaccalaureate                Arizona State University at the West campus

                                    Programs

 

8/1987 – 8/1990          Associate Professor                 College of Education

                                    Educational Psychology           University of Northern Iowa

 

8/1981 – 8/1987          Assistant Professor                   College of Arts & Sciences

                                    Psychology                                Louisiana State University and A & M College

Service: 

Tenrured/Tenure Eligible Personnel Evaluation Committee, Chair

EdD Program Committee, Member

Professional service--reviewer for various jouinals and AERA proposals