Doctor of Education, Higher Education
Recent Research and Publications
The Passive Majority: A Qualitative Inquiry of Adjunct Community College Faculty
Zitko, P. A. (2019). The Passive Majority: A Qualitative Inquiry of Adjunct Community College Faculty [Doctoral dissertation, American College of Education]. International Journal of Dissertation Research. https://www.dissertationperfection.org/files/zitko_final_2019.pdf
A phenomenological examination of adjunct community college faculty in Northern California. Findings of this study help develop a better understanding of the lived experience of adjunct community college faculty in Northern California. Complete study.
The Adjunct Model as an Equity Crisis in Higher Education: A Qualitative Inquiry into the Lived Experience of "Part-Time" Community College Faculty in Northern California
Zitko, P. A., & Schultz, K. (2020). The adjunct model as an equity crisis in higher education: A qualitative inquiry into the lived experience of "part-time" community college faculty in Northern California. Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 8(Fall 2020), 1-19. https://www.icpel.org/elrdr.html
A qualitative examination of the lived workplace experiences of adjunct community college faculty. A scholarly paper.
Redesigning Correctional Education to Meet 21st Century Learning Modalities
Zitko, P. A. (2021). Redesigning correctional education to meet 21st century learning modalities. Academia Letters, Article 691. https://doi.org/10.20935/AL691
A short article expressing the efficacy of reshaping education in American prisons.
Barriers to Correctional Education in the Age of Digitalization: The Efficacy of 21st Century Competencies in Prison Education
Zitko, P. A. (2021). Barriers to correctional education in the age of digitalization: The efficacy of 21st century competencies in prison education. In H. K. Dhir (Ed.), Barriers to teaching 21st-century competencies and the impact of digitalization (pp. 161-181). IGI Global.
Chapter 9 in Barriers for Teaching 21st-Century Competencies and the Impact of Digitalization, published Summer 2021. Research pertaining to adverse educational conditions for incarcerated college students. Visit IGI Global for more information.
A Critical Review of Empathy Research: A Deficit in Evaluating the Organic Emergence of Empathy
Zitko, P.A., Schultz, K., & Owens G. (2022). A Critical Review of Empathy Research: A Deficit in Evaluating the Organic Emergence of Empathy https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.14735.46240
This conference paper evaluating the "organic emergence of empathy" was presented at the 45th SERA Annual Meeting in New Orleans in February 2022.
Enfranchising the Disenfranchised: Voting Rights for Justice-Involved Persons in the United States
Zitko, P. (2022) Enfranchising the Disenfranchised: Voting Rights for Justice-Involved Persons in the United States. Academia Letters. https://doi.org/10.20935/AL5610
A paper supporting voting rights for Justice-Involved persons in the United States.