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Vol. 10, Issue 1, 2007

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Millie Maxwell

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.

clare mcgrath

Clare Mcgrath is a masters student in middle grade social studies education. She earned a BA in anthropology from the University of Virginia. She taught in the Rep. of Georgia, and China. Additionally, Clare has been part of the staff for Duke University's International House and at NCSU, teaching for the department of Curriculum and Instruction. Currently she is a graduate assistant for Learning Technology Service at NCSU. Her interests include learning technology and games in education as well as multicultural education.

brett zyromski

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.


Meridian Review Board


Anne Akers

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 the Director of the Learning Technology Resource Center and 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.


Carrie Blanton is a graduate student at North Carolina State University and currently working on receiving a degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  She received her Mathematics Education teaching degree from Clemson University, and taught junior high math in Spanaway, Washington. Her interests include staying active and taking part in outdoor adventure activities.

Jennifer Davis is a full time doctoral student at NC State, working toward a degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus on social studies education.  She received her BA in history from Meredith College and her MA in history from NC State.  She is currently an adjunct professor at Campbell University, where she teaches Western Civilization, US History, and North Carolina History.

Angel Dowden

Angel Dowden has served as a School Counselor for five years working in Durham County and currently Wake County. She has a BA in English Education and an MA. Ed in School Counseling. Angel is currently in the Counselor Education Ph.D. program at NC State.


Jennifer Forrester    
Doctoral student,Science Education

lynnae flynn

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 examining small group interactions using sequential analysis software and identifying power and/or status hierarchies within small groups.

Shawn Y Holmes

Shawn Y Holmes has a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Temple University School of Dentistry and is currently a doctoral student in science education at NC State University. She received her BA in biology from Temple University and has a MS in multicultural education from Eastern University in Pennsylvania. She taught biology and AP biology for five years in Philadelphia, PA and Long Beach, CA before starting at NC State University in 2006. Her research interests include computer simulations and their use as educational interventions as an impact on teacher’s ethical sensitivity to racial intolerance.


Petros Katsioloudis was born and grew up in Cyprus. He was educated in the United States where he received a Bachelors of Science degree in Science and Technology and a Masters of Education in Technology Education at the California University of Pennsylvania. Currently he is a pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Technology Education at North Carolina State University where he teaches undergraduate level courses. Petros is also serving as an ambassador of Cyprus to the International Technology Education Association and works towards a Best Practices international Symposium that will benefit the educators of Cyprus and other countries.


Kathleen H. Mapson    
Doctoral student,Technology Education

Gemma Mojica

Gemma Mojica is a doctoral student in Mathematics Education at NC State University. She received her B.S. in Mathematics from East Carolina University. After teaching middle school mathematics in Wake County, Gemma earned a M.S. in Mathematics Education with a Minor in Statistics from NC State University. Currently, she is a research assistant in the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education at NC State. She is particularly interested in issues related to the teaching and learning of probability and statistics, as well as how technology can be used to empower students and teachers.

annemarie timmerman

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.

tom warren

Tom Warren has teaching experience at the secondary, elementary, and middle grades levels, where he has taught English, ESL, and Middle Grades Language Arts.Currently, Tom works as a MGLA teacher at a local magnet school in
WCPSS.  A former Co-Editor and Technical Editor for Meridian, Tom earned his M.S. Ed. from NC State in 2006, with his thesis research focusing on the intersection of technology and Language Arts Literature instruction.  Tom is an outdoors enthusiast who also enjoys coaching lacrosse and basketball.

peter holt

Peter Holt Wilson is a research assistant at The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and The Center for Research and Development in Mathematics and Science Education at North Carolina State University. Before returning to graduate school at NC State, Holt taught secondary mathematics at his alma mater, Smithfield-Selma High School. His experiences there include the development of an honors level Discrete Mathematics course, teaching AP Statistics in a traditional and a distance setting, and working with English as a Second Language students. In 2004, Holt received Adolescence and Young Adult Mathematics certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. During his tenure at Smithfield-Selma, Holt attended graduate school part-time at East Carolina University, completing an M.A.Ed. in Mathematics in 2003 and a Curriculum Specialist program in 2004.


Faculty Editorial Advisor


Edwin Gerler

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


Managing Editor


Becky Reed

Beckey Reed Consultant for School Services, College of Education


Technology Editor

Lisa Grable

Lisa Leonor Grable (former Meridian editor)
Director of Learning Technologies, The Friday Institute
bethany smith

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 is the Assistant Director of Learning Technologies for the College of Education at NCSU. Her interests include technology integration across curricular areas.


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