Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Student development, higher education policy; economics; instructional programs and services; internationalization of higher education; and on-campus global engagement

CONTRACTS AND GRANTS FUNDED

Perry, M. (2017). PI; Gaulee, U. Co-PI. Expanding solar access to low and moderate income households; SunShot Energy Challenge. Department of Energy. (~$10,000.00).

Gaulee, U. (2016). Project Coordinator. Wrote successful grants proposals for Fulbright Specialist Program supporting two U.S. scholars’ travel to Nepal for curriculum and leadership development. Mid-Western University (~$15,000.00).

Campbell, D.F. (2016). Project Director. Gaulee, U. Project Co-Director. Futures Workforce 2020 Policy Summit. Sponsoring Agency: Community College Futures Assembly, Institute of Higher Education, University of Florida. ($188,850.00).

Campbell, D.F. (2015). Project Director. Gaulee, U. Project Associate Director. Futures Workforce 2020 Policy Summit. Sponsoring Agency: Community College Futures Assembly, Institute of Higher Education, University of Florida. ($163,587.94).

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Pathways of global engagement

Principal Investigator

This qualitative study explores U.S. undergraduate students’ social experiences (by analyzing in-depth constructivist interviews) with their international peers, using grounded theory. It proposes an on-campus model of global engagement by further reflecting on traditional design and environment that couldn’t translate the abstract ideas of global citizenship into effective practice. Practical strategies for promoting social interactions are presented, including the idea of a Global Garden toward addressing the need for a centralized effort that connects ideas to action in a way that makes sense to the young students, leveraging the power of symbols, artifacts, and space. The strategies for student engagement derived from the study are expected to be relevant for educators.

Graduate assistants’ experiences with university health care: A constructivist study

Co-Investigator

A constructivist study of graduate assistants currently serving at a large public university (commissioned by the union representing these graduate assistants), their various experiences with the university provide healthcare, and how these experiences contributed to graduate students’ productivity.

A policy analysis of the status and condition of higher education in Nepal

Co-Investigator

This study is to build a blue print for the establishment of community college system in Nepal. Data collection is underway by interviewing policy level higher education administrators and bureaucrats

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Gaulee, U. (Ed.) (Forthcoming). Global adaptations of community college infrastructure. Hersey, PA: IGI-Global

Peer-Reviewed Journal articles – Published

Gaulee, U. (2017). Leveraging Diasporic Power for Nation Building. Comparative Civilizations Review, 76(76), 11.

Gaulee, U. (2016). The role of higher education in economic growth: A comparative analysis of higher education in the Republic of South Korea and the Republic of India. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education. 1 (1), pp. 71-84.

Gaulee, U., Lee, B., Whitaker, D., Ridgewell, N. K., Koro-Ljungberg, M., Watson, D. M., & Butcher, C. (2015). A Constructivist Study of Graduate Assistants’ Healthcare Experiences in a Research University. The Qualitative Report, 20(4), 482-497.

Gaulee, U. (2014). Cyber schooling: A family’s hi-tech nightmare. Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies, 2(3).

Jacob, J.; Shiflett, H.; Gaulee, U.; Klaver, D.; Lee, C.W; Kamolpun, S.; Okhidoi, O.; & Rattananuntapat, M. (2013): Perceptions of the role and effectiveness of special interest groups within a professional organization, Professional Development in Education, 39(1), 141-155.

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles – In progress

Gaulee, U., (Forthcoming). Gleaning pathways of global engagement: Beginning in the backyard. Unpublished Manuscript targeted for the Journal of Studies in International Education.

Gaulee, U., Campbell, D., Oliver, B. (Forthcoming). A policy analysis of the status and condition of higher education in Nepal. Unpublished Manuscript targeted for the International Higher Education.

Gaulee, U., Campbell, D. (Forthcoming). Community college: Adaptation in South Asia. Unpublished Manuscript targeted for the International Higher Education.

Book Chapters

Bista, K. & Gaulee, U. (2017). Community Colleges in Nepal: Preparing All Student for Success. In Rabi, R. and Valeau, E. (eds). International handbook on comparative studies on community colleges and global counterparts, pp. 1-13. New York, NY: Springer.

Gaulee, U. (2014). Higher Education in Nepal: Opportunities Obscured by Internal Challenges. In T. Karunakaran (Ed.) English Language Teaching in the Twenty First Century: Issues and Challenges (pp. 10-31). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Kumaran Book House.

Book Reviews

Gaulee, U. (2015). Engaging Youth in Communities across the Globe.  [Review of the book Global Development of Community Colleges, Technical Colleges, and Further Education Programs ~ Revised Edition ~ International Research / Resource Guide by Elsner, P. A., Boggs, G. R., & Irwin, J. T. (Eds.)]. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education.

 

Gaulee, U. (2015). Suggestions for International Students in the US [Review of the book Uncle Sam Calling: Hints for Being an International Student in USA by Sharma, P]. Journal of International Students. 5(3), 315-316.

 

Gaulee, U. (2014). International Students Negotiating Higher Education: Critical Perspectives [Review of the book International Students Negotiating Higher Education: Critical Perspectives by Sovic, S. & Blytheman, M (Eds.)]. Journal of International Students. 4(3), 299-300.

Policy Briefs

Wilson T., Gaulee U., O’Daniels, T. (2016). No ordinary pathways: Understanding the unique student journey. Institute of Higher Education. University of Florida.

 

Gaulee, U. (2015). Global garden: A symbolic gesture to celebrate internationalization. University of Florida.

Commissioned Report

 

Yeager, J., Jacob, J.; & Gaulee, U. (2012). Comparative Report of Higher Education Management Programs in the United States and Canada. [Technical Report] Pittsburgh: Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh: PA

 

Encyclopedia Entries

 

Gaulee, U. (2015). Diploma Effects. In Wherry, F. F. (Eds.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society. SAGE.

 

Gaulee, U., & Zhau, Y. (2013). Libya. In Ainsworth, J. & Golson, J. G. (Eds.) Sociology of Education. SAGE.

 

Gaulee, U., & Jacob, W. (2013). Ethnography. In Ainsworth, J. & Golson, J. G. (Eds.) Sociology of Education. SAGE.

 

Periodicals and Professional Blog Entries

 

Gaulee, U. (January, 2016). Boarding the Illusory Train. ELT Choutari.

 

Gaulee, U. (September, 2014). Mentoring Special Editorial. ELT Choutari.

 

Sharma, S. and Gaulee, U. (March, 2014). Before the Sun Rises: A Reflection on a Recent Choutari Meeting. ELT Choutari.

 

Gaulee, U., Yadav, P.; Neupane, S., and Shrestha, S. (February, 2014). Choutari Mentorship for Emerging Writers. ELT Choutari.

 

Yadava, P., Shrestha, U., Gaulee, U. (July, 2014). Building a Community: What We Value. EdContexts: International Network of Educators.

 

Gaulee, U. (January, 2012). Millennium Development Goals, Education for All, and the Issue of Dominant Language. ELT Choutari.

 

Gaulee, U. (2013). Read Like a Butterfly. Translating Success: A participatory action research on international students’ academic transition and success in US universities.

 

Gaulee, U. (January, 2012). Millennium Development Goals, Education for All, and the Issue of Dominant Language. ELT Choutari.

 

Gaulee, U. (2008). What is Linguistics? Souvenir of Surkhet Intellectual Forum. Surkhet, Nepal

 

Gaulee, U. (2007). Languages in Nepal, Pragya Rashmi, Surkhet Education Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

 

Gaulee, U. (2002). Reading Speed of Nepalese Students: A Practical Study. [M. Ed. Thesis]. Tribhuvan

University, Faculty of Education, Kathmandu

 

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

International Conference of Qualitative Research (ICQI, 2017),  Champaign, IL, May 2017

“Racists? No, Philanthropists!” Greek Students’ Multicultural Experiences  through different theoretical Lenses

Conference Paper Session

 

Interlink Alliance Faculty Development and Leadership Conference                 Baltimore, MD

Let them Text it Away                                                                                          April 2017

 

Conference Paper Session

 

 

Interlink Alliance Faculty Development and Leadership Conference                 Baltimore, MD

New challenges, New Opportunities: Addressing Anxieties of Changing Paradigms

in the Graduate Education of STEM teachers                                                               April 2017

 

Conference Paper Session

Co-presenters: Prime, G.; Sekayi, D.; Ellington, R.

 

Interlink Alliance Faculty Development and Leadership Conference                 Baltimore, MD

Bringing Theory into Practice: Challenges Facing New Student Affairs Professionals                  April 2017

 

Conference Paper Session

Co-presenters: Marshall, T.; Perry, M.; Scott, J., Vilmar, C.; William, D.

Tourism Education Futures Initiative Walking Workshop, Solukhumbu, Nepal, May 2016

Tourism and Social Entrepreneurship: Implications for Nepal’s Development

 

 

World Education Research Association,  Washington, D.C.,   April 2016 

Third Space for Global Engagement

Conference Paper Session for the focal meeting at the Centennial AERA Meeting

Co-presenters: Campbell, D.; Miller, D.; Oliver, B.; Mendoza, P.; Koro-Ljungberg, M.                        

 

Harvard Graduate School of Education Student Research Conference, Cambridge, MA, March 2016 (accepted)

Allowing Ideas to Cross Borders

Co-presenters: Sekhon, K.  

                                                                                                                                   

Florida Society of the Social Sciences Conference, Gainesville, FL, March 2016

Panel – Moving On With Higher Education: Examining Enablers and Disablers of Social Movements in the Academy

Co-presenters: Forbes, T.; Beck, B.

 

Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV,   February 2016

Project 4.0:  Extensions of Past Collaborative Research

Conference Paper Session

Co-presenters: Watson, D.; Koro-Ljungberg; and Ridgewell, N.

 

The Qualitative Report’s 7th Annual Conference (TQR2016), Fort Lauderdale, FL, January 2016

It’s not about the destination but the journey”: Complexities of long term research collaboration     

Conference Paper Session

Co-presenters: Ridgewell, N.; Watson, D.; and Koro-Ljungberg, M.                        

 

The Qualitative Report’s 7th Annual Conference (TQR2016)For Lauderdale, FL,  January 2016

Virtual Data Collection Experiment: Don’t Put Me on the Spot!                                      

Conference Paper Session

 

Fulbright Association Annual Conference: Creating Pathways to Peace,  Atlanta, GA,  November 2015

Logical Steps toward Changing the World                                                                   

 

Florida Consortium of International Educators (FCIE)Gainesville, FL,   October 2015

Creating Actual Spaces for Global Engagement                                                            

Conference Paper Session

Co-presenters: Campbell, D.; Richards, J.; Sekhon, K.                 

 

Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference,  Washington, D.C.,   March 2015

Re-examining the “Revisionist” Approach to Brain Drain in the Context of                         

A Post Conflict Country in South Asia

Conference Paper Session

Co-presenters: Jeffery, L.; Bista, K.  

 

Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 2014

Re-Examining the Human Capital Theory: Return on Investment in Higher Education            

in OECD Countries

Conference Paper Session

Co-presenter: Villarreal, P.

 

Counseling Psychology Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2014

Collaborative team work to assist international students’ adjustment and global exchange            

Conference Paper Session

Co-presenters: Choi, C. –C., Toska, G., Germain, T., Anderson, D., Hui, K., Suh, H., 

Sasser, K. G., Fukuyama, M., Funderburk, J. R., & UFIIT.

 

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Washington, D.C.,  November 2014

Headbump? Or Headway? American Student’s Perceptions of their

International Peers on Campus

Conference Paper Session

 

American Education Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA, April 2014

What’s in It for Me? Native Students’ (De)motivations to Interact With International Students

Round Table Session

 

Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), Washington, D.C., April 2014

On-Campus Global Engagement: Student Perspectives from Community Colleges

Poster Presentation

 

Association of Institutional Research (AIR) Annual Forum, Orlando, FL,  May 2014

Greek Organizations’ Views of Intercultural Competency and Engagement

Poster Presentation

 

Florida Education Research Association Annual Meeting, Gainesville, FL, November 2013

Constructivist Study of Graduate Students’ Health Care Experiences

Conference Paper Session

Co-presenters: Lee, B.; Whitaker, W.; Ridgewell, N.; Koro-Ljungberg, M.; Watson, D.; Butcher, C.

 

Florida Education Research Association Annual Meeting, Gainesville, FL,  November 2013

Global Engagement on Campus: Domestic Students’ (De)motivations                                   

to Interact with their International Peers                                                                     

Conference Paper Session

 

Comparative and International Education Society Regional Conference, Pittsburgh, PA,  October 2011

Higher Education System in Nepal: A Victim of Politicking

Conference Paper Session

 

INVITED TALKS, NON-PEER REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS, AND WORKSHOPS

 

Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, February 2017

Effective Multicultural Teaching to Create Meaningful Learning                                          

 

International Education Week at Valencia College, Orlando, FL,    November 2015

Pathways to Global Engagement                                                                             

 

PECHAKUCHAxFulbright 20X20, Gainesville, FL, October 2015

Tools to Impact the World around You                                                                       

Organized by Fulbright Association North Florida Chapter, UFIC and Graduate School

 

No More Arms Race of University Ranking: Toward Benchmarking, Gainesville, FL, June 2013

Presented to a delegation of Brazilian scholars, hosted by the UF College of Education

 

Distance Education: A United States Scenario, Gainesville, FL,  June, 2013

Presented to a delegation of Brazilian scholars, hosted by the UF College of Education

Co-presented with: Dr. Pilar Mendoza

 

Florida College System Student Government Association, Gainesville, FL, November 2014

Annual Conference

How do We Change the World?

 

Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association’s International Conference  Kathmandu, Nepal,  February 2009

Developing Writing Skills through School Linking Programs        

 

Regional NELTA Conference at Birgunj, Birgunj, Nepal,  November 2009

Making student speak

 

Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association’s Local Meeting, Surkhet, Nepal, July 2008

Impressions of a Nepali English Teacher leader in an international conference

 

Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association’s District Conference, Surkhet, Nepal, January 2008

Teaching Grammar Can Be Fun                                          

 

 

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