About Me - James R. Beeghley, Ed.D.Educational Technologist, Speaker, Blogger, Father
I am an educational technologist, a blogger, podcaster and expert in using technology to teach history with a particular interest in the American Civil War. I have spent eleven years as a technology coordinator, five years supporting educational technology for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, worked as an instructional technologist in higher education and have been an adjunct professor since 2005.
My bachelor’s degree is in Computer Science from California University of Pennsylvania, along with a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Waynesburg University and in 2008, I completed my doctoral degree in Instructional Technology at Duquesne University where I examined how Pennsylvania teachers are using technology to teach the American Civil War.
I frequently give keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops on numerous topics including digital citizenship, cyberbullying, the Common Core, educational technology, social media and most especially uses of technology to teach social studies. As the father of four children in Catholic school, I also have in depth knowledge of how to help private schools teach students about virtual integrity and how they can maximize their technology investments.
On a personal note, I reside in Mechanicsburg, Pa with my wife Kim and our four children.
I have been studying the topic of teaching the Civil War for the past 15 years. As an educational technologist with a particular interest in the American Civil War, I love sharing how teachers can engage students in doing history.