My name is Jacob Spradlin. I am the Associate Director for Training and Development for SHSU Online (the DELTA Center) at Sam Houston State University. I hold a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and have over 16 years of work experience in the field. My primary role in my current job is to equip online, face-to-face, and hybrid teaching faculty with the technical know how and pedagogical best practices for teaching while using technology. My favorite mantra when I work with faculty at SHSU is:
It’s the method, not the medium!
I have had the added benefit of teaching as an adjunct for the College of Education at Sam Houston State University. I truly feel that my job allows me to be part of something greater than myself. Educating tomorrow’s leaders is a noble pursuit, and so is working with the Faculty who are on the front lines in this endeavor.
I have the good fortune of being married to my college sweetheart Kim and we have two wonderful daughters, Hailey and Faith. I recently completed my first Marathon. After almost 40 years of being mostly sedentary, I have found a method of exercise, meditation and stress relief that works for me.