Director of Distance Education
University of South Carolina Upstate
Dr. David S. McCurry has worked internationally and in the U.S. for over 35 years in the fields of information and communications technology in education, distance learning, media in education, textbook design and production, extension communications, curriculum and materials development, teacher education and faculty development. He has published in the areas of technology and society, technology in teacher education and African educational research. His professional experience includes 18 years working in African educational development as a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader, U.S. Information Agency/Fulbright Lecturer and Senior Consultant and Interim Chief of Party for USAID and the Institute for International Research (now AIR). He spent eight years as a professor of education in the U.S., achieving tenure and associate professor rank while directing Master of Education programs and electronic portfolio assessment in addition to regular teaching, research and advising duties before moving to South Carolina and launching Jacaranda Educational Development with his wife, Dr. Bonnie B. Mullinix. Dr. McCurry has worked previously for Converse College as the director of distance education and is now the director of distance education at USC Upstate.