Writer & Researcher

E. Alana James, Ed.D. – BIO

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

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Alana's Writing

Navigating the Hidden Curriculum of Graduate School

Choosing to upskill through obtaining either a Masters of Doctoral level certification is an important decision, yet many find they falter once enrolled. Navigating the Hidden Curriculum of Graduate School is written with a casual and direct style to help you avoid the traps you could not imagine as you have never journeyed down this road before. For those who find themselves floundering this volume will help you get back on the road to success

Action Research for Business, Nonprofit, and Public Administration

Action Research for Business, Nonprofit, and Public Administration covers the background, process, and tools needed to introduce and guide you through to a successful action research (AR) project. Included are how to successfully initiate, plan, and complete AR within all types of organizations while focused on business, nonprofit, and public administration

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster

A doctoral dissertation is arguably the most important journey that students will embark upon in their professional careers, so smart travelers will want E. Alana James and Tracesea H. Slater’s Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster: A Proven Map to Success at their fingertips. James and Slater identify the key places and challenges

Participatory Action Research for Educational Leadership

The participatory action research (PAR) process discussed in the text represents the next evolutionary stage for action research and practitioner research in education. Authors E. Alana James, Margaret T. Milenkiewicz, and Alan Bucknam provide a readable overview of the PAR process similar to professional learning communities in schools

Alana's Art

I believe that to live a creative life is to have life sprit at my back – it is glorious and something I have always wanted… read more

Alana's Art

Work Pre 2020

From 1976 to 1990 I saw my future as a famous artist!  The Zappa quilt opening in 193 ended that and I put off my art career until later in life

Alana's Art

The Family Series

Sometimes my family feels dark and dangerous and I see people acting out of less than their highest or truest selves.  At other times it helps me understand the meaning and value of love across differences.

Alana's Art

The Personal Transformation Suite

A circle can contain all there is of our inner and outer life – This series branches towards the mandala series which I see as the mainstay of my work.

Alana's Art

Color & Emotions: A Research Project

I LOVE PROCREATE!  It is the tool I always wanted for art, a mix of digital and everything else I know how to do.  This series is for YOU to vote on – what brings up emotions or ideas for YOU?

Alana's Art

Beach Art

Drawn mostly on the Dock Beach at Castlepark, Kinsale, Co Cork this series progresses at the speed of one a month – LOL, in good weather.  The drone work gets better as well.

Alana's Art

Mandalas

Where the circle contains the TRUTH of our inner and outer work.  With a nod to Tibetan mandalas, this series contains my heart and my understanding of life.  Drawings, paintings and Procreate digital works.