Who am I? A Tennessee native now living in Athens, GA. I have a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology (Go Vols!) and I have been a professor at Georgia College for the past fourteen years. I work in the College of Education, teaching future teachers (both undergraduate and graduate students) how to use technology with their students. I also teach multimedia courses to graduate students, including topics such as: digital photography, video editing, podcasting, web development, and other related content. Sound like an interesting career? Get in touch with me and I will be happy to tell you about our programs. I love what I do, and it segues well into my hobbies, which are generally on the creative side.
Many of my more creative endeavors have led to some excellent opportunities over the past 15-20 years, and the most recent was my selection as an Apple Distinguished Educator. I’m a member of the ADE class of 2015 and I got to spend a week with Apple down in Miami, developing my skills and ideas for some innovative uses of technology in the classroom and community. This led to a major project, which was a partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to develop a digital textbook for teaching science and history in the K-12 classroom. The book focuses on the state parks of Georgia, so I have had the opportunity to travel all over the state, visiting parks, shooting video, taking photos, and working with park personnel. The book
should be released in late 2016 or early 2017 is now available and is free for all to download!
Over the past several years I have spent a lot of time pursuing my creative outlet, which is photography. I have had shows and my work featured in publications, and eventually I inked a book deal with Globe Pequot publisher. My book, Georgia Discovered: Exploring the Best of the Peach State, comes out spring of 2020 and will be available in bookstores and all over the world. I have some more photography projects that are in the works, and you can find a lot more information about all of the things I am doing over on my dedicated photography website.
When I have time to relax, you can find me with my beautiful wife and two young boys. We spend a lot of time up in the mountains, as we all love the great outdoors and the tranquility that can be found in the high elevations. You will no doubt see plenty of scenic photos on this site, and many of them will be taken around some of our favorite areas of North Georgia.