Areas of Instruction:
Leadership and Change
The Community College
Theories of Learning
Program Evaluation, Theory & Application
Technology, Learning, & Teaching
Scholarly & Professional Interests:
Professional development for educational faculty and staff
American Educational Research Association
North American Council for Staff, Program, & Organizational Development
Honors and Awards:
Glen Schmitz Award, 2010, North American Council for Staff, Program, and Organizational Development
- DiStefano, A. & Witt, J. (2008). Leadership for online education. In Rudestam, K. E. & Schoenholtz-Read, J. Handbook of online learning: Innovations in higher education and corporate training. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
- Witt, J. & Four Arrows. (2006, Summer). An indigenous perspective on women leadership: A case study in higher education. Advancing Women in Leadership Online Journal, 21. Retrieved from http://www.advancingwomen.com/awl/summer2006/Witt_Jacobs.html.
- Witt, J. & Four Arrows. (2005, Fall). Collaborative Action Learning and Leadership: A Feminist/Indigenous Model for Higher Education. Academic Leadership: The Online Journal, 4(3). Retrieved from http://www.academicleadership.org/volume3/issue3/articles/13/full.html.
- Witt, J. (1997). Module writer's guide. The HOBBS Group.
- Witt, J. (1997). Leadership for the professional. Synergistics, Inc.
- Witt, J. (Senior Editor) (1995). Human development: An instructional Approach to the teaching of life span human development for the undergraduate adult learner. College Leadership Associates.
- Witt, J. (1985). Using a tutorial approach in teaching spelling. C.C. Publicatons, Inc.
- Witt, J. (1985). The Ollie series - Computer software for pre-reading: Ollie finds it! Ollie remembers it! Ollie sequences it! New York:McGraw-Hill.
- Witt, J. (1984). Search for identity: A personal profile of Letha Mathews. One to Another Journal, Spring.
- Witt, J. (1981). Oregon math: Money. New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Witt, J. (1980). Tutors individualize instruction. The Oregon Elementary School Principal, Fall. v Witt, J. (1979). Speed spelling: A tutorial approach. Toward Least Restrictive Environments. Council for Exceptional Children.
- Witt, J. (1979). The resource center: A model for mainstreaming. Toward Least Restrictive Environments. Council for Exceptional Children.
- Witt, J. (1979). A multisensory approach to individualized teaching. ERIC Clearinghouse for the Handicapped and Gifted (ED 171 064).
- Witt, J. (1979). Speed spelling & advanced speed spelling. New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Witt, J. (1978). Take time. New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Witt, J. (1978). Speed spelling & advanced speed spelling. New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Addressing the Challenge of Credentialing in Professional and Organizational Development. Co-facilitated with Judy Snyder, Community College of Baltimore County for the League for Innovation Innovations Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2010.
- Getting the Most from your Investment in Professional Development. Co-facilitated with Judy Snyder, Community College of Baltimore County for the League for Innovation Innovations Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2010.
- Tailoring Your Doctoral Program with the Distributed Learning Model: Proven Strategies to Empower Culturally Diverse Students and Faculty. Co-facilitated with Dr. Michael Suarez and Dr. Sheila Gregory, Fielding Graduate University for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), Chicago, IL.
- Witt, J. (2001). Action Research at the Community College. Edmonds Community College, Edmonds, WA.
- Hironaka-Junteau, J & Witt, J. (1999), Action Research: A Practitioner-Friendly Model for Research. American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
- Witt, J. & Bates, J. (1997). Collaborating for program development. Conference on the Adult Learner, Myrtle Beach, SC
Dean, School of Educational Leadership & Change, 2001–2011
Co-Dean, Educational Leadership & Change Doctoral Program, 1998–2001
Founding Faculty and Director of Research, Educational Leadership & Change Doctoral Program, 1997–1998
Other Professional Activities:
Contributing Faculty, Walden University, 2011–present
Educational Consultant, The Hobbs Group, 1992–present
Dean of Students, Warner Pacific College, 1989–1992
Director, Degree Completion Programs, 1988–1989
Director, Office of Special Services, Portland State University, 1985–1988
Director of Student Support Services, Warner Pacific College, 1982–1984
Learning Specialist, North Clackamas Public Schools, 1975–1982