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Krisanna Machtmes

Chair and Associate Professor, Educational Studies
Educational Studies
McCracken Hall 302W

Dr. Krisanna Machtmes holds a BS degree from University of Wyoming, a MS degree from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Education from Purdue University. After completing her doctorate at Purdue University, Krisanna worked for three years as a program evaluator for the 4-H Youth Development Department at Purdue University. Krisanna's initial faculty position was at Louisiana State University in 2002. While at LSU, Dr. Machtmes earned promotion to Associate Professor with tenure. She joined Ohio University in the fall of 2013. Dr. Machtmes' research focuses on the methodology used to evaluate technology-based education programs. Current research examines the effects of immersive virtual learning on training adults. Responsibilities at Ohio University include teaching graduate courses in research methods and evaluation, including mixed methods. Dr. Machtmes has been active in myriad campus service and leadership committees at LSU, including the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Recent Publications (Selected):

Cater, M., Machtmes, K., & Fox, J. (2013). A Phenomenological Examination of Context on Adolescent Ownership and Engagement. The Qualitative Report, 18(Art. 31), 1- 13. Retrieved from

Ndinguri, E. N., Prieto, L.C., & Machtmes, K. (2012). Human capital development dynamics: The knowledge based approach.Academy of Strategic Management, 11(2), 121-136.

Fox, J., Jones, K., Machtmes, K., & Cater, M. (2012). Internalizing virtue framework: A qualitative examination of a character development service-learning project and its impact on college students in an adolescence development course. The Journal for Civic Commitment (19), 1-19.

Broussard, J., & Machtmes, K. (2012). Gaming as a curriculum. Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 14(1-2), 89-104.

Jabor, Khata,Abu, Salleh, Machtmes, K., & Huang, R. T. (2012). Does ethnicity matter on the students' achievement in mathematics. Archive of Science Journal, 65(7), 608-614.

Jabor, Khata,Abu, Salleh,& Machtmes, K. (2012). The impacts of parent educational status on the achievement in mathematics. Archive of Science Journal, 65(7), 564-589.

Deggs, D., & Machtmes, K., (2012). The influence of higher education on working adults' anticipated independent and self-directed learning activities. PAACE Journal of Lifelong Learning, 21, 23-37.

Kungu, K., Machtmes, K., Prieto, L., & Jabor, M. K. (2012).Assessing readiness for lifelong learning: Volunteers to a 4-H Youth Development Program. The International Journal of Learning, 18(3), 23-43.

Huang, R., Deggs, D., Jabor, M., & Machtmes, K. (Summer, 2011). Faculty online technology adoption: The role of management support and organizational climate. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 14(2), Retrieved from

Huang, R., Jang, S., Machtmes, K., & Deggs, D. (2011). Investigating the roles of perceived playfulness resistance to change and self-management of learning in mobile English learning outcome. British Journal of Educational Technology, Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2011.01239x

Kungu, K., Iraki, F., & Machtmes, K. (2010). Assessing the self-directed learning readiness in a Kenyan University context.Review of Higher Education and Self-Learning, 3(7), 26-39.

Deggs, D., Hilleke, G., Stevens, M., & Machtmes, K. (September 2010). The affect of previous service activities on student experiences in a service-learning course. Journal for Civic Commitment, 15, 1-13, Retrieved from

Fox, J., Machtmes, K., Tassin, M., & Hebert, L. (Winter 2009). An analysis of volunteer motivation among youth participating in service-learning projects.Information for Action: A Journal for Research on Service-Learning for Children and Youth, 2(1), 1-17.

Kungu, K., & Machtmes, K. (2009). Lifelong learning: Looking at triggers for adult learning. The International Journal of Learning, 16(7), 501-511.

Hathorn, D., Machtmes, K., & Tillman, K. (2009).The lived experience of nurses working with student nurses in the acute care clinical environment. The Qualitative Report, 14(2), 227-244, Retrieved from

Machtmes, K., Deggs, D., Johnson, E., Fox, J., Burke, M., Harper, J., Matzke, B., Arcemont, L., Hebert, L., Tarifa, T., Reynaud, A., Aguirre, R., & Brooks, C. (2009). Teaching qualitative research methods through service-learning. The Qualitative Report, 14(1), 155-164, Retrieved from