Carrie ThornthwaiteDr. Carrie Thornthwaite, Manager of Educational Technologies, Professor of Education


Contact Info:

Email: carrie.thornthwaite@lipscomb.edu

Office Location: Ezell 153 A

Faculty Phone:  615.966.5829

Faculty Fax: 615.966.7628


Teaching Information:

Title: Professor,  M.Ed.

Courses:  EG5532 - Internet Applications; EG5623 - Trends & Issues in Instructional Technology; EG5023 - Planning, Instructions and Assessment; EG5023 - Principles of Learning

Start Date at Lipscomb: August 1998


Education/Certifications: 

  • B.A. in Physics (Wheaton College)
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (Trevecca Nazarene University)
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (Vanderbilt Peabody)

Area of Expertise:

  • ’11-’12 – iPads for Educators – developed one course based on related topics; accepted to present at November Conference sponsored by AACE (Assoc. for the Advancement of Computing in Education)
  • ’04 – current – Online education & Web 2.0 technologies for teachers – couple articles and presented at one or two conferences/year
  • ’98-04 – Professional Development Schools (wrote dissertation about establishing PDS with Lipscomb & Glencliff High School)

Primary Research Interest

  • ’11-’12 – iPads for Educators – developed one course based on related topics; accepted to present at November Conference sponsored by AACE (Assoc. for the Advancement of Computing in Education); also working on a prospectus for a possible book on this topic
  • ’04 – current – Online education & Web 2.0 technologies for teachers – couple articles and presented at one or two conferences/year
  • ’98-04 – Professional Development Schools (wrote dissertation about establishing PDS with Lipscomb & Glenliff High School); presented at local, regional and national conferences on PDSs

Grants and Contracts:

  • Co-director of STEM Professional Development, Functions of Algebra grant, awarded 2012
  • Initially Co-director of STEM Professional Development, The Power of Science grant, awarded 2012.  After the grant was submitted and awarded, I was asked to not serve as director, due to conflict with the Algebra grant.

Awards and Honors:

  • Lipscomb Teach iPad, May 2012
  • Outstanding Teacher Nomination, Lipscomb 2012
  • Mentor to three students at Apha Chi Ceremony, January, 2012
  • Glencliff High School Teacher of the Year (’97)
  • Hospital Corporation of America Teacher Award with summer studies at National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. (’91)
  • Tennessean Teacher of the Week (’90)

Professional Affiliations:

  • ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
  • Co-director of Whites Creek High School-Lipscomb University Partnership (Fall ’11-present)
  • Academies of Nashville Human & Public Services Partnership Council, MNPS (Fall ’10 to present)

Publications and Presentations:

  •  iPad Initiative for a M.Ed. Instructional Technology Program. Proceedings for Global Learn 2012 Virtual Conference, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
  • “My Top Ten MVPs” - session on Web 2.0 technologies to enhancing the classroom learning environment. Northwest Council for Computer Education, Seattle, Washington, March, 2012
  • Lipscomb’s Flame Lighting the World” ACEPP Conferences, Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, TX, September, 2011
  • “Presentations with Pizzazzi” - a 3-hr. workshop for teachers on the use of Jing and Prezi. Northwest Council for Computer Education, Portland, OR, March 2011
  • “The Usefulness of Web 2.0 Technologies for both Classroom teachers and Administrators.”  International Society for Information Technology in Education, June 2010, Denver, 2011
  • Research Supporting the Development of a New Online M.Ed. Program in Instructional Technologies and Preliminary Assessments of Initial Coursework that Focuses on Web 2.0 Technologies. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2010. Chesapeake, VA, March 2010
  • Additionally, May 2012, I gave multiple presentations at Colegio Maria Alvarado, Lima, Peru about Lipscomb University… about a couple individual U.S. states… and also a couple specific U.S. destinations

Previous Experience:

  • Glencliff High School (’88-’98) Physics & Geometry teacher; sponsor of FCA & Astronomy Clubs
  • Nashville Aquatic Club & Maryland Farms Racquet Club (’82-’86) Swimming coach
  • Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Co. (’70-’73) – actuarial trainee
  • Chapin School, NYC (’68-’70) – Physics & Chemistry teacher
  • Waynflete School, Maine (’67-68) – 7-12 Math teacher (algebra & geometry)