Glenda Rakes recognized as featured scholar for fall
The Messenger 11.08.07
Dr. Glenda Rakes, University of Tennessee at Martin professor of instructional design and technology, was recently named the featured scholar for the fall semester.
Each semester, the university recognizes outstanding faculty for excellence in teaching and scholarship. Dr. Rakes received a bachelor of arts degree, a master of arts in teaching degree and a doctorate from the University of Memphis.
Rakes joined the UT Martin faculty in 2002 after seven years at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where she was the Entergy Endowed Professor. She was a member of the doctoral faculty there, serving as major professor for a Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding Dissertation Award winner.
Before that, she worked as a high school teacher, coordinator of field experiences at the University of Memphis and a senior instructional design specialist for Federal Express.
She teaches graduate courses in technology and educational research for the UT Online master’s program in educational leadership.
Dr. Rakes has published extensively in national and international journals and has made numerous presentations to professional groups regarding the use of instructional technology. She has worked with 14 different grant projects.
She currently serves on the editorial board for six different national and international research journals.
Since 2001, Dr. Rakes has received six different outstanding educator or faculty awards.
A sample of Rakes’ publications and accomplishments is on display in the Paul Meek Library on the UT Martin campus.
Glenda Rakes, scholar, University of Tennessee at Martin