Director of Education Graduate Programs
Ed.D. (Administration & Supervision) Tennessee State University
Ed.S. (Instructional Leadership) Tennessee Technological University
M.A. (Curriculum & Instruction) Tennessee Technological University
B.S. (Secondary Education) Tennessee Technological University
A.S. (Secondary Education) Roane State Community College
Office Location: Bone Hall 100
Office: (615) 547-1310
Fax: (877) 217-5284
My philosophy of education and administration is one of active involvement where exemplary leaders champion their programs. They are competent, caring professionals who have the ability to develop strategies, curriculum content, and staff development. I believe that in order to be an effective educator/leader one must encompass the capabilities to intuitively and instinctively transform a learning environment into a cohesive community in which morality, sincerity, and integrity are the tenet foundations. I know what it means to be a man of character. I believe in ethics, values and honor... and I will always bring that to my teaching, administration, research and the relationships I form in and out of the realm of academia.
My philosophy of research is guided by the ideologies that contribute to the way information is developed, managed, and indoctrinated in the fields of technology, leadership and education. I believe that research must be interesting, ethical, and relevant. Research enables a transmutation of what I have studied into information that can be disseminated to my students, my colleagues, and to the university and broader community. Finally, I strongly believe that researchers have a responsibility to contribute to society by virtue of practical application. To me, there can be no theory without practice. What good does it do you to know something great, if you are unable to share it with those around you. The ability to obtain knowledge is somewhat finite. The sharing of knowledge is infinite.
On a more personal note, I love spending time with my family, playing sports (especially basketball) and toying with new technology. I hold degrees in Administration & Supervision, Instructional Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction, and Secondary Education with endorsements in Speech, Theatre and English. I have worked as both a professional and community actor/director for over 20 years. My research concentrations include Cohort-based instruction, educational leadership, technology, and the role of performing arts in K-12 Education.