University of West Georgia
Linda Haynes is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia. She earned her Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Development from the University of South Alabama and in 2000 she received the Robert M. Gagné Dissertation Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). She teaches a variety of courses including Assessing Learning with Technology-Enhanced Instruction, Instructional Multimedia Design and Development, Advanced Multimedia, and Global Learning and Collaboration with Technology. She has served as the principal investigator for evaluation studies of professional development (U.S. Department of Education, Alabama Department of Education) and validity studies of instruments to measure leadership effectiveness and teacher performance and effectiveness (Georgia Department of Education). She has been a regular speaker and workshop facilitator at a variety of conferences including the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), the Teaching Professor Technology Conference, the American Educational Research Association, (AERA), and the American Evaluation Association (AEA). She served on the Review Panel for the Instructional Technology Certification Examination for Georgia educators as an invited reviewer for Educational Testing Services (ETS). She serves as a peer reviewer for the Quality Matters (QM) Quality Assurance System for Online Course Design and has had three of her own online courses recognized with QM Certification.