In 2014, Dr. Heather Ortiz concluded her doctoral studies in education after writing the dissertation entitled “Development and Validation of the Perceptions of Indoor Environmental Quality Scale with Campus Administrators”. Additional academic studies include a bachelor’s degree in history (2002) and a master’s degree in educational administration from Tarleton State University (2009).
Prior to joining Ranger College in 2013, Dr. Ortiz was a doctoral research assistant with the American Clearinghouse on Educational Facilities (ACEF). In her research position at ACEF, she facilitated professional development for K-12 educational administrators through the creation of resource materials and online learning events (webinars, podcasts, and interactive lessons). She was the managing editor for THE ACEF JOURNAL, coordinating the nationwide submissions of authors whose research-driven manuscripts had for potential for publication in the bi-annual journal.
As a means of furthering her connections with Developmental Education, Dr. Ortiz is a member of the National Association of Developmental Education (NADE), American Educational Research Association (AERA), and Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA). In addition, she annually submits research and professional literature manuscripts to nationwide journals for acceptance and publication. You may download her curriculum vitae.