CTE RESEARCH SECTION
Dr. James E. Bartlett II, Ph.D., is an associate professor of workforce development and community college leadership at Old Dominion University. James also serves as the Graduate Program Director for Community College Leadership. Additionally, Dr. Bartlett contributes as a research affiliate with the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas Austin where he is working on project on postsecondary career and technical education faculty. He has held the roles of President and executive director of the Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER) and editor of Career and Technical Education Research. His previous faculty appointments include North Carolina State University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He played a significantly role as co-PI on the 10.8 million dollar grant to establish the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. Dr. Bartlett served as a research associate for the Office of Community College Research and Practice at UIUC and the National Center for Career and Technical Education Research. He has chaired over 80 doctoral dissertations and teaches courses in research methods, workforce education and development, and community college leadership. His most recent research has been in the areas of workforce development, business and education partnerships to development talent, and the use of labor market data in aligning education and work. He has more than 100 publications (journals articles, book chapters, and proceedings), with his work appearing in publications such as Career and Technical Education Research, Advances in Human Resource Development, Journal of Agricultural Education, Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, and Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers. He has presented over 300 papers at various conferences, including the American Education Research Association, Council for the Study of Community Colleges, American Association of Community Colleges, Academy of Human Resource Development, International Conference on Doctoral Education, and ACTER. Dr. Bartlett has served the AERA Workplace Learning SIG chair, and AERA CTE SIG chair. He has been a Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI on more than $15 million in funded research and is currently the PI on a $3.2 million project supported by the ECMC Foundation, focusing on developing postsecondary CTE researchers. His awards include the ACTE Hall of Fame, NC ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award, Academy of Outstanding Mentors, ACTER Meritorious Service Award, and ACTER Distinguished Service Award. His recent research received the University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education Nexus Award, recognizing the connection between Career and Technical Education and Human Resource Development.
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CTE Research Section Leader:
Dr. James E. Bartlett II
Old Dominion University
The CTE Research section has evolved over time. Many members of this section were members of the Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER) which was formerly known as The American Vocational Education Research Association (AVERA) that was initially organized in 1966 as an affiliated of AVA to conduct research supporting the field of vocational education. The Research section provides scholars and others with research interests in the relationship between education and work. Participation in this section offers members the opportunity to collaborate on research projects of vital interest to the profession, present research findings to national audiences, and receive recognition for service and scholarship in career and technical education.
The purposes of the Research section are:
- To stimulate research and development activities related to career and technical education.
- To stimulate the development of training programs designed to prepare individuals for responsibilities in career and technical education research.
- To foster cooperative efforts in research and development activities within the total program of career and technical education.
- To facilitate the dissemination of research findings and the diffusion of knowledge.