E. Alana James, Ed.D. specializes in action research methods for several universities for Doctor's of dither Education or Management programs. Students provided both the impetus and many of the stories used in her new book Action research for business, nonprofits, and public administration: A tool for complex times (Sage, 2011).
Alana, always a leader in the use of Participatory Action Research methods across networks to aid the underprivileged has expanded her understanding through facilitating the Future(s) of Education Project which uses international teams in virtual environments to propose and study examples of new designs for education.
A growing part of her work is mentoring students through to dissertation acceptance, adding examples to the proposed discussion of the ways and means for those doing participatory action research to pass the rigors of positivistic and post positivistic reviewers. She owns and manages web based businesses, one aimed to help doctoral students finish faster at www.doctoralnet.com .
She reinvented her life to move half way around the world from where she began and because of the wealth of learning during that transition her primary site: Http://www.ealanajames.com where you can connect with her as a writer, a consultant or speaker. Alana knows that we are never to old to create a new beginning and from that to transform. She now lives in Ireland with her partner, their two dogs and a cat.
Never a stranger to taking on the big task Dr James also supports Http://www.ar4everything.com because it has been her experience that action research is a tool that helps everyone who uses it – whether it be in business, education or for personal use.