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Lori Vinson, EdD

Online Program Director, Educational Studies
Assistant Professor, Education
Unit: College of Education, Online Educational Studies, Online Elementary and Early Childhood Education Studies
Location: Online

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." – Nelson Mandela
  • Teaching & Education
    • BA, Elementary Education, University of South Carolina at Upstate
    • MA, Technology in Education, Lesley University
    • EdD, Leadership and Technology Integration, University of Phoenix
    • National Board Certified Teacher in Careers and Technology
    • Online Teaching Certification, University of South Carolina at Upstate
    • Google Educator Level 1, Google Educator Level 2, Google Trainer
  • Professional Experience
    • Assistant to the Director of the Spartanburg One Online Academy
    • Technology Integration Specialist – Spartanburg School District one
    • School Technology Coordinator – Spartanburg School District Five
    • Teacher– Spartanburg County Schools (SC)
    • Adjunct Professor – University of South Carolina Upstate
    • Adjunct Professor – Converse College
  • Selected Publications
    • Dissertation: Teachers’ Misperceptions of the Dangers of Cyberbullying (2014)


    • A Few of My Favorite Things SCIRA Conference March 2020 (virtual)
    • A Few of My Favorite Things Upstate Technology Conference July 2020 (virtual)
    • Using Screencastify Upstate Technology Conference July 2017, 2018, 2019
    • Enhancing Reading With the Use of Technology SCIRA Meeting March 2018
    • Technology Tools to Use in a Blended Environment Schools To Work 2016
    • The Role of the School Technology Coordinator Tech Ed Conference October 1999
  • Selected Awards Received
    • Caring for the Carolinas, News Channel 7 2019
    • SC NSPRA Award of Excellence Internet Home Page 2003-2004
    • SC NSPRA Dolphin Daze Extra School Summary Report to Parents and Community 2001-2002
    • SC NSPRA Award of Excellence Newsletter 2001-2002
  • My Network

    The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)
    The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

    Casey Bell – Shake Up Learning
    Eric Curts – Alt Control Achieve
    Richard Byrne – Free Technology for Teachers
    Matt Miller – Ditch That Textbook
    Christine Pinto – Google for Littles
    Jennifer Gonzalez – Cult of Pedagogy

  • My Story

    I have worked in public education for 28 years as a teacher, technology coordinator, and technology integration specialist. I have also been an adjunct professor for 13 years, and especially love teaching adult students. Facilitating technology professional development for classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and conferences are always rewarding to me. Helping teachers realize they can be successful with integrating technology into their classrooms proves to be most advantageous and something I greatly enjoy witnessing. I have also worked with Lesley University as a site manager to oversee their online programs at an off-site campus in Spartanburg. This included recruiting for their programs, assisting professors visiting the site, and encouraging students throughout their learning experiences. I am excited to serve students at North Greenville University whom God has entrusted me to educate as they become transformational leaders.

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