DeVry University Releases Journal of Scholarly Research

Fifth edition of faculty research explores topics spanning faculty engagement, teaching applications and leadership

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 12, 2016 - Today, DeVry University released the latest issue of its Journal of Scholarly Research, a collection of academic papers written by university faculty members. This issue marks the fifth installment of the journal, which is published twice a year.

“At DeVry University, we value faculty collaboration and know it can lead to impactful learning experiences in the classroom,” said Donna A. Rekau, Ph.D. Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost at DeVry University. “The Journal is a resource for faculty and staff to exchange theoretical and practical knowledge in specialty areas to broaden our horizons and provide our students with diverse new perspectives.”

Articles featured include:

  • “Investigating Engagement and Net Promoter Scores as Each Relates to Student Persistence,” exploring whether a correlation or causation exists between an institution’s faculty engagement scores and the academic development and persistence of its students.

Author: Ellen Jones, professor, College of Business & Management

  • “Using Algebraic and Transcendental Equations to Teach Basic Cryptographic Programming,” discussing how to incorporate hands-on coding projects to help students visualize and apply mathematical equations applications in the design, development and implementation of modern cryptography.

Author: Penn P. Wu, professor, College of Engineering & Information Sciences

  • “Relationship Between Leadership and Community of Practice (CoP) Manifestations: A Meta-Analysis,” examining 110 articles to discover the relationships between leadership and groups of individuals who share a passion and meet informally to solve problems related to their disciplines.

Author: Jacqueline B. Saldana, assistant professor, Keller Graduate School of Management

The Journal also features several book reviews and a letters to the editor section. To find current and past issues of the Journal, visit DeVry University’s Newsroom at

About DeVry University

DeVry University’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online within its five distinguished colleges of study: Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, Its highly credentialed faculty members have experience in the fields that they teach, providing real-world experiences designed to prepare students for in-demand careers.

With locations across the U.S., DeVry University is one of the largest private-sector universities in North America. The university is a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services.

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