Dr. Page Varnell

Page Varnell, PhD

Professor of Information Technology
Cyber Security Specialist
International Experience: India, USA

 

 

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Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Management, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Master of Arts in Education, Instructional Technology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Management, University of Mount Olive, Mount Olive, NC

Dissertation

  • Impact to Faculty during a Learning Management System Transition

Certifications

  • Chief Information Officer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Teaching Specializations

  • Information Technology & Systems
  • Operating Systems and Network Security
  • Database Management
  • Systems Analysis and Design

Academic Experiences

  • Adjunct Professor, Kaplan University, Davenport, IA
  • Adjunct Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Faculty, Business and Information Technology Programs, Craven Community College, New Bern, NC
  • Faculty, Office Systems Technology and Business Programs, Wilson Community College, Wilson, NC

Administrative Experiences

  • Vice President of Administrative Services / Chief Financial, Human Resource and Technology Officer, Craven Community College, New Bern, NC
  • Dean of Learning Support, Craven Community College, New Bern, NC
  • Associate Dean of Learning Technologies, Craven Community College, New Bern, NC
  • Department Chair, Business and Information Technology Programs and Distance Education, Craven Community College, New Bern, NC

Presentations 

  • "Technology Showcase for Faculty—Cutting Edge Tools for the Classroom," Craven Community College, New Bern, NC, 2011.
  • "Supplemental Instruction--Benefits for Students," Craven Community College, New Bern, NC, 2010.
  • "Moodle versus Blackboard: Tools for Faculty," Craven Community College, New Bern, NC, 2009.
  • "Designing and Delivering Quality Distance Learning Courses," Craven Community College, New Bern, NC, 2007.
  • "India’s Educational Systems: Highlights from Travel Abroad," Craven Community College, New Bern, NC, 2007
  • "New Technology Tools for Faculty," Craven Community College, New Bern, NC, 2006.

Publications   

  • Varnell, P. (2016). "Transitioning to the Learning Management System Moodle from Blackboard: Impacts to Faculty." Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 19 (2).
  • Varnell, P. (2016). "Faculty opinions on Moodle versus Blackboard." International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 13 (3-4), 43-52.

Membership in Professional Organizations  

  • NC Computer Instruction Association (NCCIA)
  • Southeastern Datatel Users Group (SEDUG)
  • NC Community College Institutional Information Processing System Users Group
  • NC Community College System Chief Information Officers (NCCIO)
  • NC Association of Community College Business Officers (ACCBO)
  • NC Local Government Information Systems Association (NCLGISA)
  • National Association of Community College Business Officers (CCBO)
  • NC Association of Community College Facility Officers (ACCFO)