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Shantia Kerr Sims

Shantia Kerr Sims is an associate professor and coordinator of educational technology at the University of Central Missouri. She has served in both K-12 and higher education settings. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Shantia earned her BS in Middle Grades Education from Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia and her MSE in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Instructional Systems Technology and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Learning Technologies from the University of Minnesota. 

Shantia has led several initiatives including the development of a mentoring program designed to ensure the academic success of transfer students and first-generation college students. Her research areas include understanding how technology is used to enhance teaching and learning in a variety of educational settings. In her spare time, Shantia enjoys supporting various civic organizations, exploring new technologies, researching her family genealogy, reading, traveling, and spending time with family.