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Vol. 9, Issue 1 & 2, 2006

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Anne Akers, a public school teacher for 20 years, has a master’s degree in history from VA Tech and an MLS from East Carolina University. Currently, she is assistant director of the Learning Technology Resource Center (LTRC) and the coordinator of the library media center in the College of Education at NC State University where she is working towards her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on technology.


Shannon White Tom Warren has taught English at the high school level, TA'ed for elementary ESL, and currently subs in WCPS as a middle grades or high school Language Arts/English teacher while not working in the LRL. A full-time second-year graduate student in the M.S. Ed. Middle Grades Language Arts program, Tom does webdesign for Meridian, and looks forward to defending his thesis and graduating Summer 2006.

Brett Zyromski is a doctoral student in Counselor Education at NC State University. He received his BA in Elementary Education in 1998 from Linfield College in Oregon. He has since taught English as a Second Language in Spain, worked for a welfare program in Ireland, worked as a youth pastor for three years, and worked at R.N. Harris Elementary School in Durham as the At-Risk Counselor for two years. Brett received his Th.M. from Houston Graduate School of Theology, a seminary in High Point, NC. He transferred there after completing 30 credits of his Masters of School Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include using technology to enhance counseling programs.


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Lynnae Flynn is a doctoral student in science education at NC State University. She received her BS in science education in 1995 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She taught biology and physical science for four years at Sanderson High School in Raleigh, NC, before going back to graduate school in 1999. She received her MS in science education from NCSU in 2001. Her research interests include technology use and the “digital division” between students of differing backgrounds.


Millie Maxwell is a licensed professional counselor and currently works as a counselor and psychology instructor at Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, NC. She holds a B.A. in English from Wake Forest University, an M.A. in English, and an M.Ed in counselor education from NCSU, where she is a full-time doctoral student. She is an avid tennis player, snow skier, and recreational runner.


Beth Snoke Harris (former Meridian editor) is a masters student in instructional technology. She earned a BS in physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Beth has taught high school physics and currently works as web master and coordinator with The Science House. Her interests include technology integration in science and mathematics education.


Bethany V. Smith is a masters student in instructional technology. She earned a BS in technology education from NC State University. Bethany has taught in public school as well as in the corporate arena. She currently works on the VISE project for The Friday Institute as a teaching technician and runs the Usability Lab. Her interests include technology integration across curricular areas.

Michele Thomas has three years of experience as an elementary teacher. Michele has taught in Durham County Public Schools and Prince Georges' County Public Schools in Maryland. She is currently working with Dr. Grant Holley in the Alternative Licensure Department. She is in her second year in M.Ed. Reading Education program. Michele received her BA in elementary education from North Carolina Central University in May 2002.


Courtney H. Thornton served as the Educational Program Coordinator at the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science. She holds a B.A. in chemistry and a B.S. in science education from NC State University. She brings work experience from the public and private sectors that includes serving as a high school chemistry teacher and as a technician in an industrial adhesives laboratory. Courtney completed an M.Ed. in higher education at NC State University and is now pursuing her doctorate.

Annemarie Timmerman is a doctoral student in education research at NC State University. She received her B.A., C.A.S., and M.L.S. from East Carolina University. Annemarie has been a school library media specialist and a technology director in Caswell County Schools, NC. Currently, she works for the NC Department of Public Instruction as a Technology Consultant.


Shannon White (former Meridian editor) is a doctoral candidate in curriculum and instruction at NC State University. She received a masters degree from NCSU in curriulum and instruction with a focus in social studies education in 2001. Her research interests include social studies education and instructional technology, school and community partnerships using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and interdisciplinary uses of GIS in schools. Her dissertation research is focused on student and educator perceptions of GIS and instructional technology. She will graduate in Summer 2005.


Faculty Editorial Advisor


Edwin R. Gerler Professor, Department of Educational Research, Leadership, and Counselor Education


Managing Editor


Beckey Reed Consultant for School Services, College of Education


Technology Editor

Lisa Leonor Grable (former Meridian editor)
Director, Center for Learning Technologies, College of Education


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Volume 9, Issue 1, 2006
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