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Krisanna Machtmes

Headshot of a smiling Krisanna Machtmes wearing glasses and a blue top.
Associate Professor
Educational Studies
Patton Hall 302E

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.

Research, Engagement, and Outreach interests: Program Evaluation/Methodology and Data Collection; Implementation Science; Doctoral Education Research.

Recent Publications (Selected):

Strycker, J., & Machtmes, K. (2019). Online Equivalencies and the Potential to Inadvertently Offend or Cause Discomfort. In J. Keengwe, & K. Kungu (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Online Learning in HigherEducation (pp. 407-429). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-8286-1.ch020

Ndinguri, E., Machtmes, K., Machtmes, R. J., & Hill, J. (2018). Exploring How Women Entrepreneurs Use Technology for Idea Generation. In I. Management Association (Ed.), Information and Technology Literacy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 240-255). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-3417-4.ch014

Ndinguri, E., Machtmes, K., Machtmes, R. J., & Hill, J. I. (2018). Entrepreneurs and Technology: Use and Access of Technology for Idea Generation. In M. Khosrow-Pour, D.G.G. (Ed.), Entrepreneurship, Collaboration, and Innovation in the Modern Business Era (pp. 22-39). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5014-3.ch002

Saal, L., Gholson, M., Machtmes, K., & Machtmes, R. (2018). Associations between adults’ numeracy skills and employment status: An analysis of PIAAC’s US dataset. US PIAAC commissioned paper, American Institutes for Research PIAAC (AIRPIAAC),[Washington], viewed 03 Mar 2020,

Behrendt, M., & Machtmes, K. (2017). Promoting experiences in outdoor environment as a way of enhancing interest and engaging learning. In Leite, L., Dourado, L., Afonso, A., & Morgado, S. (Eds.). Contextualizing Teaching to Improving Learning: The Case of Science and Geography

Ozfidan, B., Machtmes, K. & Demir, H. (2016). Socio-cultural factors in second language learning: A case study of adventurous adult language learners. European Journal of Educational Research, 3(4), 185-191.

Ndinguri, E., Machtmes, K., Machtmes, R., & Hill, J. (2016). Exploring how women entrepreneurs use technology for idea generation. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 5, 24-38; doi:10.4018/ijeei.2015070102

Behrendt, M., & Machtmes, K. (2016). Photovoice as an evaluation tool for student learning on a field trip. Research in Science & Technological Education, Research in Science & Technological Education, 34(2), 187-203. doi: 10.1080/02635143.2015.1124410

McClure, C., Buquoi, B., Kotrlik, J., Machtmes, K., & Bunch, J. (2014). Extension youth educators’ technology use in youth development programming. Journal of Agricultural Education 55(3), 17-31. doi: 10.5032/jae.2014.03017

Danjean, S., McClure, C., Bunch, J. Kotrlik, J., & Machtmes, K. (2014). Louisiana secondary agricultural educators’ perception of an international experience toward their teaching career. Journal of agricultural Education, 55(2), 1-15. doi:10.5032/jae.2014.02001.

McClure, C. Danjean, S., Bunch, J., Machtmes, K., & Kotrlik, J. (2014). Louisiana extension educators’ perceptions of the benefit and relevance of participating in an international extension experience toward their career. Journal of Agricultural Education, 55(1), 92-105. doi: 10.5032/jae.2014.01092.

Ndinguri, E., Machtmes, K., Hatala, J. P., & Coco, M. (2013). Learning through immersive virtual environment: An organization context. In Keengwe, J., Schnellert, G., & Kungu, K. (Eds.), Cross Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education and Corporate Training. 15 pages doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-5023-7.cho10.

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 [PDF]

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 [PDF]

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 [PDF]