Faculty Profiles

Dr. Waynne James

Dr. Waynne James, Professor

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Email: wjames@usf.edu
Office: EDU 151K
Phone: (813) 974-0034

Dr. Waynne James received her B.A in English Education from University of Washington, Seattle and M.S. in Adult Education from  University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 1976, she received her Ed.D from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Adult Education and Educational Research & Measurement.

Before arriving at USF in 1984, Dr. James was an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Adult Education, Occupational and Adult Education at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma where she taught graduate level classes. Prior to that, she was a visiting Lecturer/Research Associate in the Adult and Extension Education Department at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.  In this capacity, she supervised the development of 22 multi-media training modules, directed competency-based adult education activities related to materials development, and taught graduate level courses.

Dr. James has participated extensively in consultancy activities with a variety of projects relating to adult learning styles, learning styles assessment, project evaluation, school improvement, staff development, and curriculum development, among others. She has also conducted numerous in-service training sessions.

Research and Publications

Dr. James has published extensively. Her published works include:

James, W. B., & Maher, P. (2004). Understanding and using learning styles. In M. W. Galbraith (Ed.), Adult learning methods (pp. 119-139).  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

Imel, S., Brockett, R. G., & James, W. B. (2000). In A. L. Wilson & E. R. Hayes (Eds.), Handbook of adult and continuing education (pp. 628-642).  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

Witte, J. E., & James, W. B. (1998). Cohort research: A practical approach to doctoral research.  In M. Saltiel, A. Sgroin & R. G.

Brockett (Eds.), The power and potential of collaborative partnerships (pp. 53-62).  New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, no. 79.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

James, W. B., Witte, J. E., & Tal-Mason, D. (1996).  Prisons as communities.  In P. A. Sissel (Ed.), Community-based approach to literacy programs: Taking learners’ lives into account (pp. 37-46).  New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, no. 70.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

James, W. B., & Gardner, D. (1995). Learning styles: Implications for distance learning. In M. H. Rossman & M. E. Rossman (Eds.), Facilitating distance learning (pp. 19-32).  New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, no. 67.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

James,W. B., Duke, J., & Gardner, D. (1991). A guide to writing adult education grant proposals. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State Department of Education, Bureau of Adult and Community Education.

Teaching Interests