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Technological Acumen


The ability to employ various technologies to improve one’s work.

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Speaker Biographies
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Dr. Stephanie Blackmon

Stephanie BlackmonDr. Stephanie Blackmon's research area is teaching and learning, with a current emphasis on technology integration in various higher education and professional development contexts. She has conducted studies on college/university instructors’ and students' experiences with three dimensional virtual worlds, massive open online courses (MOOCs), and various learning management systems (traditional and non-traditional); technology use in adult learning and professional development courses; MOOCs for professional development; and general teaching and learning topics for face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online higher education and professional development settings.

Dr. Pam Bracey, Mississippi State University

Dr. Pam BraceyDr. Pamela (Scott) Bracey is currently an associate professor in the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University (MSU) where she has taught in technology-related undergraduate programs, and Instructional Technology graduate programs since 2013.  In this role, Dr. Bracey has been awarded Mississippi’s Outstanding University Business Educator of the Year for two consecutive years (2013 & 2014), Mississippi College’s Outstanding Higher Education Alumna Award (2014), Mississippi’s Excellence in Higher Education Award by Mississippi Association of Educators (2018), one of MS Business Journal’s Top 50 Leading Business Women of 2018, regional Collegiate Educator of the Year by the Southern Business Education Association (2017), National Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the National Business Education Association (2019), Savvy Magazine’s Young Gifted & Empowered Educator of the Year (2019), Southern Miss Alumni Gala’s Career Climber of the Year (2019), and MSU’s Community Engaged Teaching and Learning Award (2019), in addition to several other local awards related to her career and community dedication. She also serves as the director and co-founder of MSU’s Global Academic Essentials Teacher Institute, director of MSU’s Bulldog Bytes GenCyber Teacher Cybersecurity Camp, as well as the CEO/Founder of Urbane Enterprises LLC consulting firm, and Co-Founder of a nonprofit organization in memory of her grandmother, entitled Fannie’s Nest, Inc., which was established to help encourage youth in her hometown of Yazoo City, MS to soar beyond mediocrity.

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