Instructional Technology Staff
Dionne N. Curbeam
Director of Instructional Technology
A native Baltimorean, Dionne joined the Coppin family in June 2007 as an Instructional Technologist, where she supported faculty in their use of technology. Now as Director of Instructional Technology, Dionne's goal is to shape a culture where faculty effectively use technology to promote student achievement, retention, and graduation. She holds a B.S. degree from Bowie State University, M.A. degree from Towson University, Post-Graduate Certificate from University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Ed.D. degree also from Bowie State.
Prior to Coppin, Dionne worked as a teacher/building technology coordinator for the Baltimore City Public School System, and a lecturer at Community College of Baltimore County Essex. In both positions, Dionne was a trailblazer in integrating technology into the curriculum, ranging from using a learning management system for instructional delivery to having students create web portfolios to demonstrate learning in a specific content area.
She has received a Baltimore City Public School System Best Educator Using Technology award, IBM/Career Communications' Technology All-Star award, Thurgood Marshall College Fund/Department of Energy Doctoral Research grant, and Bowie State Department of Education Chair's Award for Outstanding Research. Furthermore, she has been inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society and listed in Who's Who Among American College and University Students.
Dionne has presented at several local and national conferences, including Educause Learning Initiative's Annual Conference, Blackboard World, Campus Technology Conference, Maryland Society for Educational Technology Annual Conference, Prince George's County Powering Up with Technology, and Baltimore County Public Schools' E-Learning Summit. She volunteers with the Baltimore NAACP ACT-SO and the Maryland Business Roundtable Speakers' Bureau.
Although Dionne is thankful for her accomplishments, her life's motto is "blessed to be a blessing." Living with that in mind, she works hard to make a positive contribution in the lives of others and in the world around her.