Dr. Tommi Barrett-Greenly
Dr. Barrett-Greenly earned an Ed.D. from the University of Delaware in Educational Leadership (specializing in Educational Technology and Curriculum) in 2013, and an M.Ed. in Educational Technology in 2010. She also has a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Education. She is experienced in educational technology curriculum research, planning, and design for both K – 12 and adult learning, with emphasis on instructional technologies. Her research interests include museum educational technology, fair representation of individuals with differences in media (digital and print), emerging technologies, and effective uses of mobile applications for teaching and learning.
Dr. Barrett-Greenly relocated from Delaware to Florida in the summer of 2012, following her husband’s acceptance to graduate school (he now attends UCF). She and her family love their new lives as Floridians, and spend their spare time visiting attractions or volunteering in the community. Before her move, Dr. Barrett-Greenly was employed as a teacher. During a span of 12 years, she taught students from preschool through college. In 2009, she was honored to be named Teacher of the Year for the Milford, Delaware, school district. Following that honor, she spent a year as a research assistant for the Delaware Center for Teacher Education and guest lecturer at the University of Delaware. She then taught as an adjunct education instructor for Delaware Technical Community College.
During her years as a teacher, Dr. Barrett-Greenly completed two summer internships as a writer for NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, and she now serves as a NASA Student Ambassador. Since moving to Florida, Dr. Barrett-Greenly worked in a number of short-term contract positions, from teaching high school English and elementary computer labs, to developing courseware and training plans for the Navy as an Instructional Designer (ID). She enjoys both designing curriculum and delivering it via technology and face-to-face; therefore, finding her niche as an ID at UCF has become a fitting way for her to apply both her experiences as an educator and her interests in educational technology. If she were to one day find herself with leisure time, she would resume yoga, community theatre, and fiction writing.