About

I spent 18 years in K-12 education, serving in various capacities.  For the entire time, I was in the classroom, teaching subjects ranging from introductory computer science to pre-calculus and physics and mentoring first-year teachers.  As the director of technology for 17 years.  I was responsible for the purchase, installation, maintenance, and support of all technology, including managing a 300-user Google Apps for Education account.  When I was an assistant principal, I handled all discipline issues, evaluated and documented staff performance and effectiveness, and conducted numerous in-services.  I even spent 10 years coaching volleyball and track and served as athletic director for 1 year.

I have helped two schools go through the accreditation process, performed research and delivered a report for another to implement standards-based grading, and helped schools positively transition through substantive leadership changes.  When a school identifies and adheres to its mission and vision, success will follow, and I have been fortunate to help schools in this endeavor.

Now, as a doctoral student, I am researching the digital divide in an educational context.  This includes examining the social, cultural, and economic factors which led to the development of the digital divide as well as observing its impact.  While technology evolves rapidly, the issues preventing the closure of the digital divide have remained the same.  I hope that my research will play a role in bridging the digital divide as well as exposing the devastation of the underlying causes.

Research

During my doctoral studies thus far, I have read hundreds of articles. As I began writing my dissertation, I started organizing my readings and have decided to share them. My hope is that it will be beneficial to other doctoral students and educational researchers. If you have any comments or anything to add, please contact me through this website or via social media.

The document is an evolving work in progress, so bookmark it and check back often.

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Education

Doctor of Education Higher Education Administration
Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK – In Progress

Master of Education School Administration, High Honors
Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK

Bachelor of Science Computer Engineering
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Educational Service

Nonpublic Bulletin 741 Task Force Member – 2018

International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA) External Review Team Member – 2016, 2010

TeachMeet Nashville Presenter – SMARTBoards in the Classroom – 2011

TeachMeet Nashville Presenter – Collaboration with Google Apps – 2011

Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship Regional Conference Presenter – Growing Technology in Your School – 2009

Project MISE (Modeling Inquiry Science Education) Instructor – 2009

Affiliations

Kappa Delta Pi – 2018-present

Apple Teacher with Swift Playgrounds Recognition – 2016-present

ASCD – 2015-present

Google Apps Education Individual Qualified – 2011-2012