Assistant Professor Advisor of Adult and Community Education
Ruby Cain received her doctorate in Adult, Higher, and Community Education at Ball State University. Her research agenda encompasses transformative and collaborative learning, racial equity, social justice, and community mobilization. Cain has presented and published her research findings locally, regionally, and internationally. She was co-author of the Education chapter of State of Black Fort Wayne 2003, used as companion text in Educational Foundations, Sociology, and other college courses. Cain’s philosophy of education is humanism employing behaviorist strategies. Cain embodies life-long learning because “education is the key to self-enlightenment and community building: our responsibilities to ourselves and others.” She has more than fourteen years of higher education experience in curriculum development, administration, and teaching traditional, online, and hybrid courses. She holds three project management certifications and has more than 20 years of experience in developing and administering adult and continuing education programs at work and community settings.