Donald Deever

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Donald Deever

Assistant Professor, Extension Educator, County Educator

Summary

Interested in educational software development for secondary & postsecondary vocational education, secondary & postsecondary literacy education, and secondary & postsecondary teacher education.

  • Career & postsecondary education researcher & software programming: Developed N.E.W.T. (Nursing Education Writing Trainer), L.o.K.I. (Levels of Knowledge Indicator) for analyzing the depth of knowledge of workforce education lesson plans, and Needs assessment research to more effectively determine workforce education requirements and needs.
  • Literacy research: Unified theory of writing, discovery writing, photographic process of writing, writing process theory, flow state, automated essay scoring, writing proficiency proctor examination bias studies, collocates, computational linguistics, political speech analysis, automated open-ended survey analyzer, classroom writing interventions, electronic scholarly composition trainer, and writing proficiency enhancement software.
  • Educational technology: Teaching computer programming to enhance secondary student literacy skills, computer programming for enhancing student mathematics skills, electronic academic rigor checker, LiveCode programming language, educational application development, HTML training software, and ethnographic studies into the culture of computer programmers.
  • Secondary education research: Flipped learning in English, science, & social science classrooms, ancient arithmetic algorithms for modern mathematics interventions.
  • Research methodologies: Quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, computerized content analysis, needs assessment surveys, ethnography, educational progressivism, epistemology, and meta-analysis.

Education

B.S. University of the State of New York, Albany 1993
M.Ed. University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2004
Ph.D. University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2017

Programs

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Lincoln County 4-H Youth Development

4-H programming in Lincoln County includes programs in a variety of curriculum and content areas and delivery methods.

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Lincoln County

NEAP aims to provide county, state and federal agencies, with quantitative and qualitative baseline data for Lincoln County

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Nevada Radon Education Program

The Nevada Radon Education Program is a partnership with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health to educate Nevadans about the health risk posed by elevated levels of radon in the home. The Extension program offers literature, educational presentations and low cost radon test kits in many county Extension and partner offices.

News & Journal Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

Blog Posts
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Desert Gardening in Southern Nevada, Blog Posts 21-01
The Master Gardener Volunteers of Southern Nevada provides horticultural information on gardens, landscapes, plants and other related topics. This blog post is one of many resources of information available to the public to help accomplish this mission.
Deever, D. 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Brochures
Washoe County-Reno area Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Washoe County-Reno/Sparks area homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
A Citizen's Guide to Radon - EPA
The guide to protecting yourself and your family from radon.
Environmental Protection Agency & Center for Disease Control 2016, Environmental Protection Agency, 402/K-12/002
Bulletins
Certified Radon Mitigation Contractors
A radon mitigation contractor is a professional who can fix your home to reduce the radon level.
Howe, S. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Nevada Certified Radon Measurement Providers
Board certified Nevada radon measurement professionals information.
Howe, S. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada Radon Test Kit Locations
Nevada Radon Education Program Radon Test Kit Locations
Howe, S. 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Bulletins
How and Where to Get a Radon Test Kit
Instructions on how and where to get a Radon test kit in Nevada through the Nevada Radon Education Program.
Howe, S. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada. IP
Radon in Real Estate - Continuing Education Flyer
The Nevada Radon Education Program (NREP) offers a one-hour continuing education (CE) course that can be offered at Realtor broker offices or by Zoom, and a three-hour CE course through Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors (RSAR), usually once a year. Contact the Nevada Radon Education Program 888-723-6610.
Howe, S. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
How to Fix a Radon Problem
If you have a radon problem in your home, there are steps you can take to lower your risk of exposure and fix (mitigate) your home for radon.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Nevada Radon Test Results
Maps of Nevada and Nevada counties that show Radon potential based on data collected from completed radon tests from 1989-2018
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Radon in Real Estate Testing Checklist
This checklist can help you through all of the steps for testing a home during the buying process.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
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Radon Information for the Home Buyer
What every home buyer should know about radon. EPA recommends that you know the radon level in any house you may want to buy.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Radon Information for the Home Seller
Buyers are increasingly concerned about exposing their families to health dangers and assuming additional financial burdens. In this competitive buyers' market, it would be wise to do all you can to market your home to its best advantage. A mitigated house in an area of high radon potential is a marketing-plus.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Radon Information for the Real Estate Professional
By learning about radon, real estate professionals can properly answer questions during real estate transactions, and avoid potential liability.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Radon Mitigation - How To Know If a Radon Mitigation Contractor Did a Good Job
A radon mitigation contractor should perform the following basic steps when putting a radon mitigation system in your home:
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Radon Mitigation - The Benefits and Costs of a Radon Mitigation System
An effective radon mitigation system can reduce the radon level in your home by up to 99 percent.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Radon Mitigation - What is a Radon Mitigation System?
Do you have a radon problem? A mitigation system might be the solution, but what is a radon mitigation system?
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Testing for Real Estate Transactions
An overview of what you should know about testing homes before real estate transactions.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Fact Sheets
How Radon Gas Enters Homes
Radon can enter and collect inside almost any home or other building through dirt floors, hollow block walls, cracks in the foundation floor and walls, sump pumps, openings around floor drains, joints and foundation openings for pipes, sewers and other utility connections.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Forms
Short-Term Radon Test Kit Request Form
Use this form to request a $11 (plus shipping) Short-Term Radon Test Kit in Nevada.
Howe, S. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Mail-in coupon to purchase "Protecting Your Home From Radon" for Nevada residents
A do-it-yourself book for consumers to install a radon mitigation system themselves or to become familiar with how a contractor will do the installation.
Howe, S. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Long-Term Radon Test Kit Request Form
Use this form to request a $15 (plus shipping) Long Term Radon Test Kit in Nevada.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Informational Publications
Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction (EPA)
This guide will give home buyers or sellers information about radon and how it can affect the home buying and selling process regarding air quality.
Environmental Protection Agency 2016, EPA 402/K-13/002, March 2018 (revised)
Journals
Description writing formula. Deever, D. A. 2015, ResearchGate, Berlin: Germany. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.4583.5606
Raters of the lost art: Human factors affecting inter-rater reliability of writing proficiency examinations. Deever, D. A. 2015, ResearchGate, Berlin: Germany. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3591.7525.
Seven EFL writing advantages of non-native writers over native English speakers. Deever, D. A. 2015, ResearchGate, Berlin: Germany
Maps
Churchill County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Churchill County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Clark County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Clark County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Douglas County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Douglas County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Elko County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Elko County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Esmeralda County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Esmeralda County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Eureka County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Eureka County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Humboldt County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Humboldt County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Lander County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Lander County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Lyon County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Lyon County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Mineral County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Mineral County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Nevada Statewide Radon Potential Map - 2018
On overview of potential radon exposure in Nevada.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Nye County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Nye County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Pershing County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Pershing County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Storey County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Storey homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Washoe County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Washoe County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
White Pine County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in White Pine County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Special Publications
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Nevada Economic Assessment Project Socioeconomic Baseline Report for Lincoln County, Nevada
This report will be used by local, state, and federal agencies as a tool for future planning, aiming to assist the communities of Nevada. It will help readers understand their community’s social, demographic, economic, and environmental trends.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky, M. Rebori, L. Thomas, D. Deever, H. Gatzke 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno