Ray Buss

Associate Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3151

Biography

Ray Buss is associate 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; and explores infusing 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, Buss is examining doctoral students' development of identities as educational leaders and educational researchers. In another area of 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, 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

Buss, R. R.  (in press).  Using action research as a signature pedagogy to develop EdD students’

            inquiry as practice skills.  Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional

            Practice.  

Buss, R. R., Lindsey, L., Foulger, T. S., Wetzel, K., & Pasquel, S. (2017).  Assessing a  

technology infusion approach in a teacher preparation program.  International Journal of

Technology in Teaching and Learning, 13(1), 33-44. Retrieved from

https://sicet.org/main/journals/ijttl/xxxxx.  

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

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  Accepted Oct. 09, 2015.  Published online

Dec. 15, 2015.  Published in print form in the Sept. 2017 issue. 

             To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2015.1113951

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      

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

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

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   

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 Education, 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.

Zambo, R., Zambo, D., Buss, R. R., Perry, J. A., & *Williams, T. R.  (2014).  Seven years

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

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

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.

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

Courses

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
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 711Strategies for Inquiry
EDT 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 711Strategies for Inquiry
EDT 792Research
DCI 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 711Strategies for Inquiry
TEL 792Research
EDT 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 711Strategies for Inquiry
TEL 792Research
EDT 792Research
DCI 792Research
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 706Intro to Doc Studies
TEL 792Research
EDA 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 712Mixed Methods of Inquiry
TEL 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 711Strategies for Inquiry
DCI 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
COE 501Intro to Resrch & Eval in Educ
TEL 504Learning and Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SPE 593Applied Project
SED 593Applied Project
EED 593Applied Project
TEL 792Research
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 711Strategies for Inquiry
TEL 792Research
DCI 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

<p>American Educational Research Association</p>

Service

Tenrured/Tenure Eligible Personnel Evaluation Committee, Chair

EdD Program Committee, Member

Professional service--reviewer for various jouinals and AERA proposals

 

 

Work History

<p>Employment&nbsp;</p> <p>8/1990  present&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Associate Professor&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, formerly</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Educational Psychology&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; College of Teacher Education and Leadership</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; and Educational Research&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Arizona State University at the West campus</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;3/1995  12/2007&nbsp;&nbsp; Assistant Dean&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; College of Teacher Education and Leadership</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Arizona State University at the West campus</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8/1994  3/1995&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Director, Graduate&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;College of Teacher Education and Leadership</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &amp; Postbaccalaureate&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Arizona State University at the West campus</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Programs</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8/1991  8/1994&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Coordinator, Graduate&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;College of Teacher Education and Leadership</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &amp; Postbaccalaureate&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Arizona State University at the West campus</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Programs</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>8/1987  8/1990&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Associate Professor&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;College of Education</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Educational Psychology&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;University of Northern Iowa</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>8/1981  8/1987&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Assistant Professor&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;College of Arts &amp; Sciences</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Psychology&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Louisiana State University and A &amp; M College</p>