Biography

Angela Polczynski is Senior Program Coordinator for the McGovern Center where she strives to facilitate high-quality programs to students and faculty of UTHealth. She formally coordinates the Center’s blue book and fourth-year electives, Arts and Resilience Program, Clinical Humanities Certificate Program, Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration, and Campus-Wide Ethics Program. She previously managed and analyzed assessment data and continues to sustain assessment of the university’s first Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), “Beyond Silos: Enhancing Ethics Education In and Across the Health Professions,” and currently directs assessment and evaluation efforts for UTHealth’s current Quality Enhancement Plan, “Healthcare Policy for Health Professionals,” which is in development under the leadership of Rebecca Lunstroth, JD.  Ms. Polczynski is the Center’s web manager; conducts educational research, assessment, and evaluation; coordinates events and lectures; and oversees implementation and assessment of The Brewsters, an online educational activity for incoming students of UTHealth.

Ms. Polczynski worked in market research for nearly 10 years, serving as a project manager, research analyst, data processor and programmer, and staff member in data collection before joining the McGovern Center.  She holds an undergraduate and graduate degree in business from Sam Houston State University, from where she will graduate with an EdD from the Department of Educational Leadership.  Her dissertation is entitled, “Exploring the Relationship Between Student Performance and Technology Use in Developmental Mathematics.” She is also a graduate candidate in Educational Research in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University.

Her expertise includes social science research; quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods for social science and educational research; univariate and multivariate statistical approaches; survey research; development of student learning assessments and evaluations of programs and courses; educational, learning, and instructional technology; and educational theory and practice related to those identified as non-traditional, underprepared, adult learners, and developmental education students.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration
Sam Houston State University
Master of Business Administration
Sam Houston State University
Doctor of Education (Candidate)
Sam Houston State University
Master of Science (Candidate)
Georgia State University

Areas of Interests

Research Interests

Higher education
Educational research
Assessment, evaluation, and measurement
Quantitative and qualitative methodologies
Mixed methods, survey, and action research
Statistics
Developmental education
Adult learning theory and practice
Program development
Educational, instructional, & learning technology

Publications

Publication Information

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Polczynski, A. M., Rozmus, C., & Carlin, N. (2019). Beyond silos: An interprofessional, campus-wide ethics education program. Nursing Ethics, 26(7-8), 2314-2324. doi:10.1177/0969733019832948
  • Rozmus, C., Carlin, N., Polczynski, A., Spike, J., & Buday, R. (2015). The Brewsters: A new resource for interprofessional education. Nursing Ethics, 22(7), 815-826. doi:10.1177/0969733014547974
  • Carlin, N., Flaitz, C., & Polczynski, A. (2013). Interprofessional ethics: An innovative active-learning experience for health professional students. Journal of Dental Education, 77(2), 224.

Conference Presentations

  • Rozmus, C. L., Carlin, N., Polczynski, A., & Frazier, L. (2017, July). Beyond silos: An interprofessional, campus-wide ethics education program. Paper presented at the 2017 International Nursing Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Polczynski, A. (2017, March). A road map for applying culturally responsive teaching in the health humanities. Poster presented at the 2017 International Health Humanities Consortium, Houston, TX.
  • Polczynski, A. (2016, February). Exploring the relationship between developmental program characteristics and student performance in community colleges in Texas. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Carlin, N., Flaitz, C., & Polczynski, A. (2013, March). Interprofessional ethics: An innovative active-learning experience for health professional students. Paper and poster presented at the annual meeting and exhibition of the American Dental Education Association, Seattle, WA.
  • Carlin, N., Seifert, W., Polczynski, A., Spike, J., & Cole, T. (2012, June). The Brewsters: A new resource for interprofessional ethics education for health professional schools.. Paper presented at the 16th annual meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators, Portland, OR.