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Dr. Stephanie Huffman


Dr. Huffman is a professor in the Department of Leadership Studies. This is currently her 18th year at the University of Central Arkansas. She served for 17 as program coordinator for two graduate programs: 1) the MS Library Media and Information Technologies program and 2) the MS Instructional Technology program. Dr. Huffman has ten years of P-12 experience, as a classroom teacher, library media specialist, technology coordinator, and assistant principal. Dr. Huffman holds several degrees - a BSE in Vocational Business Education, a MS in Library Media and Information Technologies, and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership. Dr. Huffman has just accepted a new position as Department Chair of Reading, Foundations and Technology at Missouri State University. Dr. Huffman has been called on numerous times by state, regional, national agencies and professional organizations for assistance based on her expertise in educational technology and library science. She has published over 25 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and edited books in the field of library science and instructional technology. A few of her publications include edited books entitled Technology Tools for the Literacy Classroom and Cases for Building Quality Distance Delivery Programs and journal articles entitled The Use of Audiobooks in the School Library, The Lack of Citations and Copyright notices in Multimedia Presentations, Socratic Dialogue and Order in Online Chat Rooms, and Technology Planning: The SIMPLE Model. During the past few years she has been honored by receiving several awards, in 2009 she received the Technology Leader of the Year award from the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, in 2012 she was honored with the Retta Patrick Leadership award from the Arkansas Library Association, in 2012 she won the Pat McDonald Outstanding Individual Achievement Award from the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, and in 2018 she received the Post Secondary Teacher of the Year Award from the Career and Technical Education Association. Her research interests include distance education, technology planning and leadership, literacy, and teacher leadership.