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About Diann Cockerham,EdD

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 Diann is a higher education specialist, instructional designer and career counselor who went from secretary to cum laude BBA graduate and on to winning national awards selling medical products and serving ten years in healthcare management. Then everything changed. With God’s help, she adjusted, and moved forward to spend twelve years as a successful college administrator guiding thousands of college students in finding their career path. She is a nonfiction author, a skier who dreams of living in the Colorado Rockies, and a researcher who thrives on helping others find their unique, God-ordained path through life and all the changes along the way. She enjoys speaking and writing about her study of college students’ emotions as well as sharing her perspective on the spirituality of emotions. She is a native Tennessean who now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband. Their family of four adult children and eight grandchildren is their everything.

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Exquisite Tears: Messengers Straight From Your Heart

October 2021

You knew in your heart from the start that you have a special purpose—your distinct calling—but how do you find it and adapt to the changes? In this book, I share the secret of how I found my unique purpose in life and show how divine clues are right before your eyes. We are spiritual beings, made in God’s image, separated from other creatures by emotions and feelings that reveal a soul, a spirit within us. These uniquely human emotions give us a deep connection to our LORD and to each other. I share my personal journey with tears and emotions and my discovery of how tears connect thoughts with emotions to help identify God-ordained desires that guide us throughout our life. I hope my story will stir in you a new, tender understanding of God’s deep love for you and help guide you in finding His special plans for your journey through life.

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Exploring Students' Emotional Experience Within The Distance Learning Environment

May 2011

This study examined the experiences of collegiate, online, distance learners. This research developed an understanding of the dynamic interplay between students’ emotions and their experience of social presence within this unique learning environment. Through surveys and interviews, the research secured perspectives of the emotional and social climates in the learners’ experience of this evolving educational environment. The data were sorted based on themes from prior research exploring successful distance learning experiences. Analysis and synthesis of emergent themes, Likert scores, and percent agreement led to the development of a professional discussion, conclusions regarding the guiding research questions, and recommendations for future practice and study.

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