Office: Brackett 135A
M.S. Policy Analysis
Introduction to Sociology
ProfileIn August 2010, Dr. Mobley was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation “Improving the Educational Pathways of Engineering Transfer Students” ($1,500,000). The research team (Dr. Matthew Ohland (PI), from Purdue University, Dr. Clemencia Consentino, of Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., and Dr Catherine Brawner, Research Triangle Educational Consultants)will use quantitative and qualitative methods to study students who transfer across institutions and pursue undergraduate engineering studies. The quantitative portion will use a longitudinal database with over 700,000 student records to study and compare native and transfer academic trajectories and outcomes. The qualitative component of this study will rely on interviews and focus groups of transfer students to explore the factors that motivated them to transfer out of their institutions,and the factors that facilitated or impeded their success at their new institutions. The institutions included in the study include Clemson University, Florida State University, University of Florida, Florida A&M, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina State University, and University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Mobley is currently a Research Associate for a research team that is conducting a policy analysis of South Carolina\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s 2006 Education and Economic Development Act. This research provides a unique opportunity to examine the impact of a statewide, mandated reform policy that establishes career-focused programs of study (POS) across the high school curriculum.
Mobley, Catherine, Cindy Lee, John Morse, Jeffrey Allen, and Christine Murphy. Forthcoming.“Learning about Sustainability: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar in Biocomplexity.” International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. Accepted February 2012.
Sharp, Julia L., Catherine Mobley, Cathy Hammond, Cairen Withington, Sam Drew, Sam Stringfield, and Natalie Stipanovic. 2012. “A Mixed Methods Sampling Methodology for a Multisite Case Study.” Journal of Mixed Methods Research 6(1): 34-54.
Giacalone, Katie, Catherine Mobley, James Witte, Calvin Sawyer, and Gene Eidson. 2010. “Survey Says: Implications of a Public Perception Survey on Stormwater Education Programming.” The Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, 146(1): 92-102.
Mobley, Catherine. 2011. “Diversity, Service-Learning and Social Justice: Finding Common Ground through Mindful Service-Learning.” Pp. 83-103 in Trae Stewart and Nicole Webster (Eds.), Cultural Dynamics and Tensions in Service Learning. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Smink, J., Drew, S., Hammond, C., Withington, C, Mobley, C., Sharp, J., Stringfield, S., & Kosine, N. (2010, February). Programs of Study as a State Policy Mandate: A Longitudinal Study of the South Carolina Personal Pathways to Success Initiative. Year 2 Technical Report (2008-09). Clemson, SC: Clemson University, National Dropout Prevention Center. http://www.nrccte.org
Morgan V. Lewis, Corinne Alfeld, Cathy Hammond, Catherine Mobley, Cairen Withington, Julia Sharp, Sam Drew, Samuel Stringfield, Natalie Kosine, Marisa Castellano, Kirsten Sundell, and Laura T. Overman. Programs of Study Joint Technical Working Group. (2010, January). Programs of study: Year 2 joint technical report. Louisville, KY: National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE), University of Louisville. http://www.nrccte.org
Mobley, Catherine, Wade Vagias, and Sarah DeWard. 2010. “Exploring Additional Determinants of Environmental Behavior: The Role of Environmental Literature and Environmental Attitudes.” Environment and Behavior, 42(4): 420-447.
Mobley, Catherine, Catherine Brawner and Matt Ohland. 2009. “The South Carolina Merit Scholarship: Strategies Used by Engineering Students to Keep their Scholarships.” International Journal of Engineering Education 25(6): 1249-1256.
Mobley, Catherine, James Witte, Roy Pargas, and Justin Green. 2009. “Public Opinion on Water-Related Issues: Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors of Residents of Horry and Georgetown Counties, South Carolina.” Carolina Clear, Clemson University Restoration Institute, December.
Mobley, Catherine, James Witte, Roy Pargas, and Justin Green. 2009. “Public Opinion on Water-Related Issues: Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors of Residents of Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties, South Carolina.” Carolina Clear, Clemson University Restoration Institute, December.
Mobley, Catherine, James Witte, Roy Pargas, and Justin Green. 2009. “Public Opinion on Water-Related Issues: Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors of Residents of the Midlands Region of South Carolina.” Carolina Clear, Clemson University Restoration Institute, December.
Mobley, Catherine, James Witte, Roy Pargas, and Justin Green. 2009. “Public Opinion on Water-Related Issues: Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors of Residents of the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina.” Carolina Clear, Clemson University Restoration Institute, December.
Mobley, Catherine. 2007. “Breaking Ground: Engaging Undergraduates in Social Change.” Teaching Sociology 35(2): 125-137.