Donald Deever

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Donald Deever

Assistant Professor, Extension Educator, County Educator


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.


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


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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...

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
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

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