Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Daryl Tate

What is your educational background?
As an experienced instructional technology scholar and professional, I hold a doctorate
in Educational Learning Technologies from the Pepperdine University Graduate
School of Education & Psychology. I also hold a Master of Science Degree in Training
and Development and a Bachelor of Applied Business Administration in Management
Information Systems (MIS).

What is your proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment is earning a doctorate degree. I grew up in the inner city
of Chicago, Illinois. The odds were stacked against those in our zip code in the context
of academic achievement. I count it a tremendous blessing to be a role model for those
that have similar life experiences.

What makes you laugh the most?
I enjoy reminiscing with friends and watching sitcoms with witty humor.

What are your hobbies?
My hobbies are traveling, watching and participating in sports, and listening to music. I
also enjoy playing the keyboard and writing songs.

What was the last book you read?
I just finished reading What Really Works with Universal Design for Learning (Muraawski
& Scott) and The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (Stuart Turton).

How do you assist graduate students in the learning systems technology program?
I believe that my greatest contribution in assisting graduate students is teaching and
mentoring them to be technologically fluent and critical thinkers.

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