• A photo of the 2015 faculty technology showcase.

    Faculty Technology Showcase

    The Center for Learning with Technology will host the event September 5, 2019.

  • A photo of the 2015 faculty technology showcase.

    Improve student learning

    Teachers demonstrate and discuss ways to educate with technology.

  • A photo of the 2015 faculty technology showcase.

    Discover innovative technology

    Faculty learn tips and tricks for using tech in the classroom to enhance learning outcomes.

8th Annual Faculty Technology Showcase

The purpose of the FTS is to highlight faculty who utilize technology in the classroom, and provide them an opportunity to share, peer-to-peer, from their experiences. This has proven to be a great way to collaborate, educate and expand the use of technology on campus. Today’s classroom is a dynamic environment that engages the student in a variety of learning experiences; many of those experiences make use of technology. Several of our faculty members are already using creative methods to allow students to achieve success and we proudly display their hard work at the annual Faculty Technology Showcase.

To positively affect learning experiences and illustrate technological solutions, the goals of the FTS include:

  • Educate - Increase awareness of the capabilities of technological solutions available to faculty
  • Discover - Provide some hands-on time for faculty to explore a variety of technological tools
  • Innovate - Promote technological resources faculty can incorporate in their classrooms
  • Collaborate - Create a peer-to-peer network for further collaboration

The agenda for this year’s showcase has been expanded to cover a range of topics, including hearing from our very own faculty about their experience using creative methods (technology or theory) in the classroom. There will also be numerous hands-on activities. Our Keynote speaker, Mr. Joe Ruhl, plans to engage you with practical suggestions to get the most out of your students. His topics are: The Effects of Technology in the Classroom on Human Relationships ("What's Love Got To Do With It?") and Student Choice (What Can Student-Directed Learning Look Like?). 

About the Center for Learning with Technology

The Center for Learning with Technology is the discovery team for innovative and applicable technology resources that faculty can integrate into their courses to engage students. Here you will find resources that will assist you with helpful new practices for teaching and learning.


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Keith O-Neal

Keith O'Neal

Keith O'Neal, M.Ed., is an Instructional Designer for the Center for Teaching and Learning. He works with faculty to assist them in creating both hybrid and online courses, the goal being to meet the needs of both students and professors while creating quality learning experiences and maintaining Lipscomb’s unique focus as a Christian University. Keith earned his B.A. in Education from Lipscomb University and his M.Ed. in Education/Instructional Technology from Ashland University. Prior to working with the Center for Teaching and Learning he spent ten years teaching for Reynoldsburg City Schools while working with multiple school districts to help K-12 teachers utilize technology as an effective teaching tool.

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Special Guest Presenters

Mary Lowe

Dr. Mary Lowe
Dr. Mary Lowe is Associate Dean of Online Programs for the Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University. She teaches online, primarily in the doctoral program. Mary earned the Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University and an M. A. in Adult Education from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She has also been actively involved in online learning working in the areas of administration, training, consulting, and instruction. In addition to her Liberty duties, Mary also serves as the President of ACCESS, the Association for Christian Distance Education.

Dr. Steve Lowe

Dr. Steve Lowe
Dr. Steve Lowe is the Graduate Chair of Doctoral Programs and Professor of Christian Education at the Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University. He teaches both residentially and online at the graduate school and also serves in an administrative capacity. Steve holds the Ph.D. from Michigan State University and has been actively involved in graduate online learning since 1995 in administration, training, consulting, and instruction. He previously served as Vice President of Erskine Theological Seminary and continues to write and research in the area of spiritual formation and missional education.


Dr. Time Westbrook

Dr. Tim Westbrook
Dr. Tim Westbrook is the director for the Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry and associate professor of Bible at Harding University. He has written various eJournal articles on topics for Christian Higher Education Net. His book on Adult Higher Education was recently released by Routledge in the Routledge Research in Education series.

Amber Hug

Amber Hug
Microscopes are the foundation of Amber Hug’s world, teaching in the biology department, she utilizes microscopy and other methods to help students gain an understanding the world. She provides the tools necessary for a range of disciplines and has taught Microbiology lab for 15 years.

Diana Tepe

Dr. Diana Tepe
Dr. Diana Tepe is the Senior Instructional Designer at Harding and has a passion for education. She has worked designing, developing and delivering training for over 20 years, in both higher ed. and corporate environments. She currently adjuncts for an Interior Design course here at Harding University as well.

Glen Metheny

Dr. Glen Metheny
Dr. Glen Metheny has worked at Harding for 21 years with the last 9 years in the Carter College of Business. Glen is an Associate Professor of Business in the Graduate School of Business and teaches classes in Organizational Behavior, Ethics, Leadership and Management. Glen develops courses for the MBA program and his primary teaching responsibilities are online.

Jean Waldrop

Jean Waldrop
Jean Waldrop is the Library Director at Brackett Library. Jean has a MS from Texas A&M – Commerce in Learning Technology and Information Systems with an emphasis in Library Science. She encourages all to view the library team as a valuable tool when developing and teaching classes. Jean is currently working on a Copyright Leadership certification.

Emmie Mercer

Emmie Mercer
Emmie Mercer is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the College of Business, primarily teaching Database Management and Python programming. She graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Mathematics and Florida Institute of Technology with an MS in Management Information Systems. Emmie is married to Jeff Mercer, Dean of Harding's College of Pharmacy, and have 3 sons who all attend Harding Academy.

Trixie Pittman

Dr. Trixie Pittman
Dr. Trixie Pittman is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Harding University. She has been with the University for a  number years. Trixie tries to  keep her  students engaged with active learning techniques of all sorts, both in and out of the classroom.

Paige Kee

Paige Kee
Paige Kee, is a former Harding graduate and now an adjunct professor of Communication Principles, or COMM 101. She describes her job as being the best job ever! Paige is  passionate about teaching, learning, and finding new ways to engage her students.

Tessa Davidson

Tessa Davidson
Tessa Davidson enjoys sparking excitement and wonder about objects created by dead guys a long time ago in her classes on art. Additionally, she enjoys helping students appreciate the vital role that art plays in their everyday lives.

Wesley Parker

Dr. Wesley Parker
Dr. Wesley Parker is an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Athletic Bands and Percussion at Harding. He also teaches the Harding University jazz band, percussion methods class, music theory, and music appreciation. In addition these responsibilities, he is an adjunct percussion instructor at Arkansas State University- Beebe in Beebe, AR.

Dr. John Moon
Dr. Moon is a Professor of Biology at Harding University. As a long time member of the BioQUEST consortium and QUEBs, he has worked with colleagues to involve students in vital skills like critical thinking, problem solving, and peer persuasion. He also strives to produce multimedia programs and lecture modules to promote a more enriching and relatable lesson, major components of a flipped classroom.


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