Dr. Jesse Moland Jr. is a researcher, writer, and educator with over 20 years of leadership experience in diverse areas including K-12 schools, educational technology, and logistics.

His research is centered around the digital divide and educational inequity, but also includes studies in leadership and organizational culture. The role of leaders as catalysts of change cannot be underestimated and must be considered when attempting to address any inequity or issue from the organizational level.

Though versed in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, Dr. Moland leans toward qualitative research, particularly hermeneutic phenomenology. This preferred methodology uncovers the underlying meanings of issues and elevates the voices and experiences of those affected.


Publications and Presentations

Moland, J. C., Jr. (2022). Perceptions of their experiences with the digital divide: A hermeneutic phenomenology of first-year college students (Publication No. 2671944549) [Doctoral dissertation, Oral Roberts University]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

Moland, J. C., Jr. (2021, March 26). Experiencing the digital divide [Oral Presentation]. LSUS Regional Student Scholar Forum.

Moland, J. C. (2021). Fitting In When You Stand Out. In Templeton, E.; Love, B.H.; Johnson, O. (Eds.), Elevating marginalized voices in academe: Lessons for a new generation of scholars. Routledge.

Moland, J. C., Jr. (2021, February 24). Bridging the digital divide [Paper presentation]. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 73rd Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, United States.

Moland, J. C., Jr. (2020, November 5). The digital divide in higher ed [Guest lecture]. GHED 806: History and Future of Higher Ed, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK, United States.


Doctor of Education Higher Education Administration
Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK

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

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