Download PDF


Sep 2005May 2009

Masters of Science in Instructional Technology

NC State University

Thesis: Use of Online Educational Social Networking in a School Environment

Sep 1995May 1999

Bachelor of Science  in Technology Education

NC State University

Work History

Dec 2012Present

Director of Media, Education and Technology Resource Center

College of Education at NC State University

Oversees the Media and Educational Technology Resource Center (METRC) which provides resources and services to facilitate the preparation of professional educators, counselors and administrators at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to model an exemplary school library media center. Collections and services include books, textbooks, reserves, kits, equipment, technology and instruction in to support these resources.

Major accomplishments: 

  • Pre-service teacher technology plan across all programs in the the college
  • Increased interactions between faculty, students and METRC team
  • CAPE Accreditation Technology Strand commendation
Jan 2014Present

Managing Director of Principal Academy

NELA: North East Leadership Academy 2.0 Grant

Coordinates and implements the NELA 2.0 Principal Academy, a one week intensive summer program for current principals in the northeastern part of North Carolina. The focus of this academy is on supporting principals who serve in rural, geographically isolated, high-need schools become instructional leaders for digital learning environments, which are aligned to career and college ready standards.

Jan 2006Nov 2012

Assistant Director of Learning Technologies

College of Education at NC State University

Facilitates faculty, staff and student use of electronic media, tools and resources towards their teaching and research goals. This ranges from conducting both in-person and distance workshops, one on one instruction, and online resource creation. Example workshop topics  include: Moodle, Web 2.0, Ning & Social Networking, Distance Education, Video Conferencing and Google Applications. Conducts professional development throughout the state for K-12 teachers. Designs, maintains and promotes the college website, project websites and class websites. Member and Co-chair of several college and university committees including; University Learning Management System (LMS) Steering, LMS Best Practices & Support (co-chair), Assistive Technologies, College Computer & Technology Committee, and NCATE accreditation SWAT team.

Major accomplishments: 

  • Project lead on Laptop Initiative at the college. 
  • On University committee to research, determine, and eventually implement a transition from Blackboard to Moodle for LMS
  • Facilitated the first online NCATE accreditation review
  • Oversaw and implemented a 2-year web redesign project for the College of Education website.
Dec 2003Jan 2006

Teaching Technician for the VISE project

College of Education at NC State University

Teaching Technician for the VISE project, a 3 million dollar science education research grant funded by the GSK foundation. Coordinates and facilitates grant objectives.


  • Manages Usability/Eye-Tracking lab, including gathering data and maintaing lab
  • Video tape and audio record as necessary for research purposes
  • Post processing of video and audio
  • Create and deliver presentations on research project
  • Conduct workshops on various educational topics
  • Coordinate and conduct summer camp – Girls on Track Bonus Science Camp
  • Design instructional websites and logos 
  • Manage, organize and facilitate equipment inventory, including lending policies
  • Research and place orders for equipment with purchasing agent
  • Layout designer for EDGD Journal
Jan 2002May 2003

Manager of Training & Development

Absolute Quality

Developed, delivered and evaluated training needs within the company encompassing soft skills, technical skills, process and procedure, as well as professional development. Clients ranged from educational software companies to major operating systems. Example proficiencies include: Certified Apple Trainer, Lego education specialist and Scholastic Education Instructor.


  • Synchronized client/program requirements alongside contact center delivery methods to produce effective employee training
  • Established New Agent Training Curriculum
  • Delivered affordable training in a variety of presentations ranging from classroom to online
  • Assisted in recruitment and interviewing of potential employees
  • Visited clients to determine training plan or take part in a Train-the-Trainer session
  • Provided reporting on Training effectiveness and ROI
  • Managed training specialists

Quality Control:

  • Developed quality measures evaluating personnel on categories of professionalism, accuracy and efficiency of call handling procedures, program extending to electronic and web-based transactions
  • Collected and analyzed data for coordination of coaching and re-training efforts


  • Coordinated knowledgebase creation, development and evaluation
  • Managed Knowledgebase administrators
  • Directed and coordinated Intranet site team
  • Webmaster for external website
Aug 2000Jan 2002

Corporate Trainer

Absolute Quality

Designed, implemented and evaluated multiple technical and non-technical training programs for support representatives and other employees.


  • Developed training material on new supported products for technical support agents
  • Developed training material for professional development within the company from Adobe Photoshop to Microsoft Outlook
  • Monitored representatives for quality control purposes
Jul 1999Jul 2000

Technology Education Teacher

WCPSS - Green Hope High School

Printing & Graphics, Journalism and Yearbook instructor. Taught several graphic oriented software applications, focused on Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Pagemaker. Managed computer lab of 13 G3 Macs, networked with Mac OS X server, an Imagesetter and two printing presses.

May 1998Aug 1998

Information Security Intern

Goldman Sachs

Participated in the internship program for the Information Technology Department. Designed and wrote orientation materials and presentations as well as designed and maintained an internal web page for the Information Security Department to be distributed throughout the corporation.


E115 Instructor

NC State University College of Engineering

Instructor for E115 “The Engineer’s Introduction to UNIX and the NC State Computer System.” Taught one course each semester to incoming freshman of the Engineering curriculum.

Courses Taught

ECI 201: Introduction to Instructional Technology for Educators 

Introduction to effective technology integration in teaching practices across the curriculum for pre-service teachers. Exploration of different technology-based tools commonly integrated in instruction, including desktop, Internet/Web-based, mobile, and cloud applications. Examination of integration challenges using relevant, real-world examples from current teacher practices. Planning for student-centered, project-based lessons that make use of diverse technologies.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Brown Parker, K., Smith, B. V., Stevens, N. (2015). Moving and Making in Academic Libraries to Enhance Instruction. In  E Learning and the Academic Library: Essays on Innovative Initiatives (pp. 89 - 102). Jefferson, NC: McFarland. 

Brown Parker, K., Smith, B. V., Hessling, P. (2015). Translating Classroom Interactions in the Virtual Classroom. Presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). Savannah, GA.

Horne, E. T., Maher, M., Smith, B. V., Brown Parker, K. (2015). Investing in the Future: How Teacher Preparation Programs Can Support Beginning Teachers. Presentation at American Association of  Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Brown Parker, K., Smith, B. V. (2015). Bridging the Disconnection between K-12 School Technologies and Higher Education. Roundtable at American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Smith, B. V., Brown Parker, K. (2014). Organizing your Digital Life: The Personality Test. Presentation at  North Carolina Technology in Education (NCTIES) Conference. Raleigh, NC.

Smith, B. V. (2013) Exploring Web 2.0 Tools to Build Collaboration. Presentation at NC Community  College Association of Distance Learning (NC3ADL). Raleigh, NC. 

Smith, B. V., Brown Parker, K., Stevens, N. (2013). The Future of Curriculum Materials Centers-Bringing it all Together. Presentation at North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Conference. Raleigh, NC.

Smith, B. V., Brown Parker, K. (2013). 1:1 It Doesn’t Take Money it Takes Change. Presentation at North  Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Conference. Raleigh, NC.

Smith, B. V. & Maher, M. (2013). How Do Colleges of Education Need to Change? Presentation at Educon  2013, Philadelphia, PA.

Holcomb, L. B., Beal, C., Lee, J. K.,  Smith, B. V., Pope, C., Pringle, M. (2012, March). Global Literacies   Initiative Project: Lessons Learned in Designing and Implementing a Global Learning  Collaborative. Poster Session at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). Austin, TX.

Smith, B.V. (2011, October). Using QR Codes in the Classroom and Beyond. Presentation at UNC Cause. Winston-Salem, NC.

Smith, B.V. (2011, June). Using Scratch in the Content Areas:Drag, Drop & Create. Poster session at the  International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Philadelphia, PA.

Smith, B. V., Jeffries, M. (2011, March). Creating content-based video games in the elementary education classroom. Presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE).  Nashville, TN.

Holcomb, L. B., Beal, C., Lee, J. K., Robertson, A., Smith, B. V. (2011, March). Developing global  connections through project based learning: The Global Initiative Project. Presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). Nashville, TN.

Smith, B. V. (2011, March). Will iPads Replace Laptops? Presentation at North Carolina Technology in Education (NCTIES) Conference. Raleigh, NC.

Dulberg, M., Petherbridge, D., Robinson, G., Schueler, A., Smith, B. V .(2010). Building bridges with Moodle: Connecting an institution. Presentation at EDUCAUSE 2010, Anaheim, CA.

Brady, K, Holcomb, L. B., & Smith, B. V. (2010). The use of alternative social networking sites in higher  educational settings: A case study of the e-learning benefits of Ning in education  Journal of  Interactive Online Learning, 9(2).

Holcomb, L. B., Brady, K., & Smith, B. V. (2010). The Emergence of “Educational Networking”: Can non-commercial, education-based social networking sites really address the privacy and safety concerns of educators? Journal of  Online Learning and Teaching, 6(2).



Award for Excellence

College of Education

Most Valuable Person

Absolute Quality, Inc.



Advisory Board Member

NCVPS: North Carolina Virtual Public School